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Brian O’Driscoll and Jamie Carragher    launch Sports Extra on Sky on Wednesday.  Photograph: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Brian O’Driscoll managed a snatched conversation with Shane Lowry on the range at Royal Portrush – he spent four days at the tournament – and a good l(...)

Shane Lowry with the Claret Jug and his grandmother Emily Scanlon during his homecoming to Offaly after winning the British Open at Portrush. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

“Absolutely,” is the reply from Shane Lowry when asked if he’d carry the Irish flag at the Olympics opening ceremony in Tokyo next year. Lowry’s win (...)

Shane, Sean, Mick and Brendan Lowry at Esker Hills Golf Club in 2009. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Shane Lowry’s British Open success means one of Ireland’s greatest sporting families has gone international. The Lowrys from Ferbane are one of the g(...)

Shane Lowry with his caddy Brian Martin. “Bo has been incredible the last year. He’s brought a new lease of life to me. He is so thrilled. He was unbelievable today.” Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Ten months ago Brian ‘Bo’ Martin met Shane Lowry for a coffee in Dublin and agreed to caddie for him in the Portugal Masters, a tournament in which th(...)

Shane Lowry raises his arms in triumph as he walks up the 18th fairway during the last day of Open Championship at  Royal Portrush Golf Club. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

In this neck of the world where mythical giants – those of Fionn Mac Cumhaill of yore, or a vintage associated with Game of Thrones – have strode the (...)

Shane Lowry on the 18th hole at Portrush. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Shane Lowry got a few things off his chest in a pub pep talk with his coach on the eve of the British Open and that allowed him to turn up the next da(...)

Ireland’s Pádraig  Harrington  practising for  the 148th Open at Royal Portrush Golf Club. Photograph:  Francois Nel/Getty Images

Royal Portrush Golf Club’s return to the British Open rota of courses after a gap of 68 years is an historic moment. But could an even potentially mor(...)

England’s Tommy Fleetwood during a press conference at Royal Portrush golf club. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

No airs and graces, not from Tommy Fleetwood anyway. The Englishman was spied lugging his own bags through Belfast airport on his arrival on Sunday. (...)

Darren Clarke will get the British Open underway on Thursday at Portrush. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Darren Clarke played a big part in the British Open’s return to his adopted home links, and the 2011 champion has been given the honour of hitting the(...)

Shane Lowry  at a Dublin media event.” I do feel like I am playing with a lot of confidence at the minute, and if I shoot a bad score today I am going to shoot a good score tomorrow.” Photograph:   Lorraine O’Sullivan/Sharppix

Shane Lowry’s promotional gig on the rooftop patio of The North Star hotel in Dublin’s north inner city provided an insight into his desire to reach f(...)

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