Shane Ross mistakes Rob Kearney for Dave on Twitter

Minister for Sport’s tweet congratulating Ireland on Grand Slam success goes awry

Rory Best and Minister for Sport Shane Ross with the Six Nations trophy at the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Rory Best and Minister for Sport Shane Ross with the Six Nations trophy at the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

 

Minister for Sport Shane Ross was quick to congratulate Ireland’s Grand Slam champions on their success on Sunday but in his haste made himself an easy target on social media.

The Minister attended the team’s homecoming at the Shelbourne Hotel and posted a tweet of himself with “superstars Johnny Sexton and Dave Kearney”. Only it wasn’t Dave Kearney. It was his brother Rob.

The long-serving Leinster and Ireland fullback quickly pounced on the error replying: “Thank you Leo”.

Joe Schmidt’s side were hosted at the St Stephen’s Green hotel after the official public homecoming at the Aviva Stadium was cancelled due to the heavy snow.