Shane Lowry receives standing ovation at Croke Park
Shane Lowry has received a standing ovation at Croke Park before Saturday's All-Ireland hurling semi-final between Kilkenny and Limerick.
Lowry won the British Open last weekend with a six shot lead over second placed Tommy Fleetwood to claim the first major win of his career.
The Offaly native and former Clara forward got a huge round of applause when his score was shown on the big screen at Croke Park during the Donegal and Kerry Super 8's match.
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Lowry banked a winners' cheque of €1.7 million for his win at The Open. He has also earned exemptions at the tournament until he is 60 and at the Masters, US Open and PGA for the next five years.
Earlier this week saw Lowry climbed to his highest ever placing in the Official Golf World Rankings after gaining 160+ ranking points since January which saw him shoot up the charts.
As of today, Lowry is ranked 17th in the world.