Monday, March 20, 2017

Golfer Shane Lowry had some spare time last night and decided to use it by answering questions from his Twitter followers.

The Offaly man was stuck in Chicago airport, and obviously bored, so he sent out the offer and there was a host of takers.

Among them was twitter follower @Paddymc who asked Shane who he thought was Kildare’s greatest footballer.

While the Offaly man admitted he didn’t know he couldn’t resist a dig at Cavan footballer Seanie Johnston by calling him Kildare’s “best ever hurler”, a reference to Seanie’s brief stint with the Kildare footballers five years ago.

To become eligible for Kildare, Seanie made a short substitute appearance in a hurling match for Kildare club Coill Dubh before making his debut for Kildare in an All-Ireland Football qualifier against his native Cavan later that summer.

Now Seanie might have been celebrating

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Cavan’s win over Mayo yesterday, which broke their 13-year losing streak against them, but he got back to Shane with a little dig of his own, saying: “Thanks Shane for the huge praise- unfortunately had to quit the hurling due to zika virus fears.”

This was in reference to Shane

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withdrawing from last year’s Rio Olympics, citing fears over the Zika virus.

At the time Lowry said that he felt he would be “putting my family’s health at risk by being in Brazil at the current time”, and that his decision followed consultations with medical experts.

Today Shane, noticing that Seanie took a while with his comeback, said: “Haha good man seanie. Took you a full day to come up with that. Well done.”

Will this be the end of it?

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