Watch: Shane Lowry celebrates Open win by belting out ‘The Fields of Athenry’ in a pub
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Watch: Shane Lowry celebrates Open win by belting out ‘The Fields of Athenry’ in a pub

IRISH GOLFER and newly-crowned Open champion Shane Lowry celebrated his success in style over the weekend with a powerful rendition of “The Fields of Athenry”.

The Offaly champion was filmed belting out a rousing version of the Irish classic to a busy pub.

Best of all, he performed this little ditty while carrying the much-cherished Claret Jug trophy in his hand.

Lowry would be forgiven for revelling in his incredible success, which represented the realisation of a long-held childhood dream.

The Irishman won The Open at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland after finishing 15 under par and some six shots ahead of England’s Tommy Fleetwood.

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"I grew up holing putts to win The Open. It was always The Open," he said after lifting the Claret Jug.

"It's just incredible to be sitting here with the trophy in front of me. Look at the names on it. I couldn't believe it was happening."

A gracious and popular winner, Lowry made sure to thank all of the friends, family and supporters behind his victory at Dunluce Links.

"To have an Open here on the island of Ireland and at Royal Portrush is amazing. I love this place and to be able to come here and play an Open was great.

"A lot of people in my backroom team: my coach Neil (Manchip), my caddie Bo, my management team - I definitely wouldn't be standing here without them."

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Lowry fought back tears as he dedicated the win to his parents, adding: "They sacrificed so much for me when I was younger and I'm so happy that I can hand them this trophy tonight.

"My wife and my little girl, to have them here today is just extra special.

"Last but not least the volunteers and all the fans, thank you so much, this one's for you."

Here’s hoping his celebrations went on long into the night.