MOVE OVER, Shane Lowry.
The Irish golfer's 15 minutes of fame seems to have already come to an end as the nation’s hearts have now been captured by an unlikely rival—his grandmother, Emily Scanlon.
RTÉ News interviewed Ms Scanlon after her grandson Shane’s magnificent win at the Royal Portrush and the short clip soon went viral, owing to the woman’s typical Irish dry, depreciative humour.
The reporter can be heard trying—and failing—to hold back laughter at her witty responses, particularly her confession about her celebratory Brandies.
“I hadn’t drank a brandy since 2009 and I drank two yesterday—it’s killing me.”
It’s safe to say everyone in Ireland watching her interview could draw parallels to their own no-nonsense granny.
Many Irish people subscribe to the idea of ensuring those in the spotlight remember their roots, and this Irish granny’s reaction to Shane winning the Mullingar Scratch Cup is a great example.
As she says, “I was shouting at him saying ‘get out there and bring me in a bucket of turf’!”
'I hadn't drank a brandy since 2009 - drank two yesterday, it's nearly killing me.' Shane Lowry’s grandmother speaks of a proud day pic.twitter.com/qqgCBRifNC
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) July 22, 2019
Irish women are tough, particularly the older generations who had more hardship to live through. As Ms Scanlon puts it, "We'd a great auld life. A Poor one, but a good one."
"I'm very proud of him."