Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Sport Kevin O’Keeffe TD has paid tribute to Shane Lowry following his outstanding Open Championship win at Portrush.

Deputy O’Keeffe said, “I want to congratulate Shane Lowry on his magnificent win in Portrush today. He has made his family, his county and his country extremely proud.

“Shane comes from a great sporting family and has always kept his feet on the ground and nurtured a strong community spirit. Having come so close in the US Open three years ago, Shane’s determination and talent shone through this weekend and he made every person in this country smile when he lifted the Claret Jug this evening.

“Shane is a tremendous sportsman and I am delighted for him, for Clara and for Offaly”.