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Re: Portrush gets the Open
« Reply #225 on: July 21, 2019, 07:03:00 PM »
Class. Is he the first Irishman since Harrington to win the Open?


 ;D ;D

I’m sure Rory won it 2016  :P

No major for Rory since 2014

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Re: Portrush gets the Open
« Reply #227 on: July 21, 2019, 07:06:15 PM »
Class. Is he the first Irishman since Harrington to win the Open?


 ;D ;D

I’m sure Rory won it 2016  :P

No major for Rory since 2014

Well the last Irish player to win was in Liverpool I think, not sure of the year. But it was after Paddy’s win
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Re: Portrush gets the Open
« Reply #228 on: July 21, 2019, 07:13:52 PM »
From Tony Fearon...

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With Shane Lowry about to win the British Open Golf title, great to see his father Brendan, an All Ireland Gaelic Football winner with Offaly in 1982, featuring in today's match programme at Croke Park.

Here's another little quirky fact.

Armagh played Offaly in the league in Lurgan in 1982. In the Armagh side was Mickey McDonald, uncle of Rory Mc Ilroy and in the Offaly side was Brendan Lowry father of 2019 Open Champion Shane Lowry. Little did they know!

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Re: Portrush gets the Open
« Reply #229 on: July 21, 2019, 07:56:06 PM »
Where’s Fearon when you need him! What was the score of that Armagh vs Offaly match?

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Re: Portrush gets the Open
« Reply #230 on: July 21, 2019, 08:07:37 PM »
Where’s Fearon when you need him! What was the score of that Armagh vs Offaly match?

Have a feeling Armagh won it, was the same season Down beat Armagh in the NFL Final.

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Re: Portrush gets the Open
« Reply #231 on: July 21, 2019, 08:24:06 PM »
From Tony Fearon...

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With Shane Lowry about to win the British Open Golf title, great to see his father Brendan, an All Ireland Gaelic Football winner with Offaly in 1982, featuring in today's match programme at Croke Park.

Here's another little quirky fact.

Armagh played Offaly in the league in Lurgan in 1982. In the Armagh side was Mickey McDonald, uncle of Rory Mc Ilroy and in the Offaly side was Brendan Lowry father of 2019 Open Champion Shane Lowry. Little did they know!

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Brilliant stuff from Lowry. Think they said of the top 20 on the leaderboard at the start of the day, only Final shooting par went better than him.
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Re: Portrush gets the Open
« Reply #232 on: July 21, 2019, 09:10:47 PM »
Great performance from a true Irishman that isn’t afraid to embrace his Irishness

We have watched Padraig, Graeme, Rory, Darren and now Shane win majors. I would argue all have embraced their Irishness. Some have had to deal with other people trying to foist their version of Irishness on them. Not everyone’s version of irishness is the same. Ask anyone from a “mixed marriage “ ( terrible phrase but it conveys my meaning) in Northern Ireland.

Anyway deal with it or be a Tebbitesque knob. Not a difficult choice for most
« Last Edit: July 21, 2019, 09:12:22 PM by LCohen »

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Re: Portrush gets the Open
« Reply #233 on: July 21, 2019, 09:19:42 PM »
10 of the last 50 major winners coming from Ireland...not too shabby that
« Last Edit: July 21, 2019, 10:10:38 PM by gawa316 »

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Re: Portrush gets the Open
« Reply #234 on: July 21, 2019, 09:21:22 PM »
Let’s talk about golf? Feck that, let’s talk about who’s more Irish? What a p***k
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Re: Portrush gets the Open
« Reply #235 on: July 21, 2019, 09:21:52 PM »
Great performance from a true Irishman that isn’t afraid to embrace his Irishness

We have watched Padraig, Graeme, Rory, Darren and now Shane win majors. I would argue all have embraced their Irishness. Some have had to deal with other people trying to foist their version of Irishness on them. Not everyone’s version of irishness is the same. Ask anyone from a “mixed marriage “ ( terrible phrase but it conveys my meaning) in Northern Ireland.

Anyway deal with it or be a Tebbitesque knob. Not a difficult choice for most

Bigger question - who will be our next Major winner?
  • Paul Dunne
  • Gavin Moynihan
  • Robin Dawson
  • Sugre
  • Michael Hoey
  • Cormac Sharvin
  • Seamus Power
  • Tom McKibbin
  • Someone else?


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Re: Portrush gets the Open
« Reply #236 on: July 21, 2019, 09:24:17 PM »
10 of the last 50 major winners coming forms Ireland...not too shabby that

A simply staggering statistic. Let’s just celebrate. What could be more Irish??

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Re: Portrush gets the Open
« Reply #237 on: July 21, 2019, 09:30:28 PM »
10 of the last 50 major winners coming forms Ireland...not too shabby that

A simply staggering statistic. Let’s just celebrate. What could be more Irish??

What an achievement, world class sportsman in arguably the best individual sports in the world . We’re punching above our weight again

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Re: Portrush gets the Open
« Reply #238 on: July 21, 2019, 10:12:27 PM »
10 of the last 50 major winners coming forms Ireland...not too shabby that

A simply staggering statistic. Let’s just celebrate. What could be more Irish??

Tis right...don't give a toss about religion or what part of the island they were born...all Irish to me

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Re: Portrush gets the Open
« Reply #239 on: July 21, 2019, 10:55:02 PM »
10 of the last 50 major winners coming forms Ireland...not too shabby that

A simply staggering statistic. Let’s just celebrate. What could be more Irish??

Tis right...don't give a toss about religion or what part of the island they were born...all Irish to me

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I also noticed that when it is an international affair, the majority of comments and commentary refer to Ireland, Irish players or on Irish soil.
Looking at the stats, it is obvious that golf is the no. 1 sport we excel at globally.
Maybe boxing gives it a close run, but 10 world champions in the last 50 events is outstanding.
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