Wednesday 23 August 2017

Shane Lowry fires up Faithful footballers ahead of derby with Westmeath

Shane Lowry Picture: Sportsfile
Shane Lowry Picture: Sportsfile
Colm Keys

Colm Keys

Offaly's football management have called on the county's premier sportsman Shane Lowry to deliver some words of motivation in the build-up to Sunday's Leinster quarter-final in Mullingar.

Lowry, golf's world No 41, addressed the squad on Wednesday at the invitation of manager Pat Flanagan.

Lowry, son of former Faithful All-Ireland winner Brendan, won't be in attendance in Mullingar as he intensifies his US Open preparations.

Lowry isn't the first star golfer to address a GAA team in recent years: Padraig Harrington spoke to the Dublin footballers in 2013, and Paul McGinley has helped out Donegal.

Meanwhile, Michael Murphy's preparations for Donegal's opening Ulster Championship match have been interrupted by an ankle injury.

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