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Shane Lowry- What A Man

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Thread title says it all.

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/shane-lowry-confirmed-as-offaly-gaa-sponsor-in-five-year-deal-40370653.html

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 3814 - 29/04/2021 17:07:30    2339380

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Replying To wexico15:  "Thread title says it all.

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/shane-lowry-confirmed-as-offaly-gaa-sponsor-in-five-year-deal-40370653.html"
He's a class act and a great sportsman. A fantastic role model and a great ambassador for Offaly, the GAA and Ireland.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 6284 - 29/04/2021 17:43:42    2339384

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Replying To wexico15:  "Thread title says it all.

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/shane-lowry-confirmed-as-offaly-gaa-sponsor-in-five-year-deal-40370653.html"
There are people that you could not but like and Shane Lowry is one of them !
Well done Shane !
Great to see a native son of The Faithful give a hand especially at this time. Well done Shane !

carlowman (Carlow) - Posts: 1637 - 29/04/2021 17:53:30    2339386

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Replying To carlowman:  "There are people that you could not but like and Shane Lowry is one of them !
Well done Shane !
Great to see a native son of The Faithful give a hand especially at this time. Well done Shane !"
Comes across as true gent, putting his expertise and money behind a county he obviously loves. Great to see.

seadog54 (Meath) - Posts: 1682 - 29/04/2021 18:27:44    2339392

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Fair play to him!

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 3318 - 29/04/2021 18:38:03    2339394

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He's a great man no doubt about it, he never forgot were he came from, hopefully Offaly GAA will reap the benefits in years to come.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 1798 - 29/04/2021 19:16:38    2339399

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A really great fellow. He loves the gaa and a great gesture by him. It would be great to see Offaly rise again but alas they have a very small pick.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 2769 - 29/04/2021 19:22:43    2339402

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Fair play to him. All the best to Offaly this year and hopefully Shane can win another major soon....I've no doubt he will.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10819 - 29/04/2021 23:12:48    2339444

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I hear the excitement but can he contribute that much financially? WIll he be our JP McManus? I dont think so...I heard one time what Carroll Meaths sponsor Offaly and while it is a generous amount and greatly appreciated it would come no where near what some sponsors are pumping into other counties...Faird dues to Lowry for contributing, if I won the lotto at the weekend I would contribute too and pay a few bills for others sports in our locality whom are "hand to mouth" survival as I am involved with them, BUT I wouldnt want it known publicly though..not while I am in my prime years anyway...

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 866 - 30/04/2021 15:17:19    2339520

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Replying To Fairplayalways:  "I hear the excitement but can he contribute that much financially? WIll he be our JP McManus? I dont think so...I heard one time what Carroll Meaths sponsor Offaly and while it is a generous amount and greatly appreciated it would come no where near what some sponsors are pumping into other counties...Faird dues to Lowry for contributing, if I won the lotto at the weekend I would contribute too and pay a few bills for others sports in our locality whom are "hand to mouth" survival as I am involved with them, BUT I wouldnt want it known publicly though..not while I am in my prime years anyway..."
Typically cynical reaction.
Take what help ye can get from whatever quarter and be grateful.

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 2148 - 30/04/2021 19:31:56    2339545

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Replying To Fairplayalways:  "I hear the excitement but can he contribute that much financially? WIll he be our JP McManus? I dont think so...I heard one time what Carroll Meaths sponsor Offaly and while it is a generous amount and greatly appreciated it would come no where near what some sponsors are pumping into other counties...Faird dues to Lowry for contributing, if I won the lotto at the weekend I would contribute too and pay a few bills for others sports in our locality whom are "hand to mouth" survival as I am involved with them, BUT I wouldnt want it known publicly though..not while I am in my prime years anyway..."
From a quick Google JP was worth 2.1 billion in 2018, while Lowry is worth 10 million. Hardly a like for like comparison.

Lowry is not obliged in any way to be a sponsor, just wants to help in whatever way he can.

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 3814 - 30/04/2021 21:15:27    2339557

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Fair play to Shane Lowry because if Offaly were waiting for the gaa to help them out financially they'd be waiting a long long time.

Best of luck to Shane and Offaly in the future.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 13754 - 30/04/2021 22:01:42    2339559

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Replying To Fairplayalways:  "I hear the excitement but can he contribute that much financially? WIll he be our JP McManus? I dont think so...I heard one time what Carroll Meaths sponsor Offaly and while it is a generous amount and greatly appreciated it would come no where near what some sponsors are pumping into other counties...Faird dues to Lowry for contributing, if I won the lotto at the weekend I would contribute too and pay a few bills for others sports in our locality whom are "hand to mouth" survival as I am involved with them, BUT I wouldnt want it known publicly though..not while I am in my prime years anyway..."
I think you are missing the point of the publicity. Duignam is surely hoping that high profile sponsorship from an internationally recognized sportstar might encourage other people/businesses to do the same.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 3318 - 30/04/2021 22:54:59    2339569

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Replying To catch22:  "Typically cynical reaction.
Take what help ye can get from whatever quarter and be grateful."
wouldnt say typical scynical reaction..just said I would donate too but wouldnt say it publicly...nothing wrong with that view..

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 866 - 30/04/2021 23:50:36    2339572

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Replying To wexico15:  "From a quick Google JP was worth 2.1 billion in 2018, while Lowry is worth 10 million. Hardly a like for like comparison.

Lowry is not obliged in any way to be a sponsor, just wants to help in whatever way he can."
not a like for like comparison, and as I said fair dues to him, he mixes in the GAA circles when he is home so thats why he is helping out...2.1 billion or 10 million is irrelvant...if he had half a million and was donating I would see a not "like for like" comparison, but 10million to most of us would be no different in ways to 2.1billion we would have more than more than we would need...interesting some finacnial analyst was on radio a few weeks back and said the average Irish person would need €80.000 per year to live comfortable life, we may get used to the less than half comfortable life after that statement..I wonder how much is Lowry giving Offaly GAA,will it ever be revealed wonder...

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 866 - 30/04/2021 23:56:12    2339573

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Replying To Fairplayalways:  "wouldnt say typical scynical reaction..just said I would donate too but wouldnt say it publicly...nothing wrong with that view.."
But if you were a world famous sportsman you might say it publicly! You don't know what you would be like with a bit of money and fame just be grateful he's donating.

achara (Monaghan) - Posts: 482 - 01/05/2021 09:52:25    2339582

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Replying To Fairplayalways:  "not a like for like comparison, and as I said fair dues to him, he mixes in the GAA circles when he is home so thats why he is helping out...2.1 billion or 10 million is irrelvant...if he had half a million and was donating I would see a not "like for like" comparison, but 10million to most of us would be no different in ways to 2.1billion we would have more than more than we would need...interesting some finacnial analyst was on radio a few weeks back and said the average Irish person would need €80.000 per year to live comfortable life, we may get used to the less than half comfortable life after that statement..I wonder how much is Lowry giving Offaly GAA,will it ever be revealed wonder..."
The story was covered in the national media. Shane Lowry's sponsorship is a great boost for Offaly GAA, including sponsorship for underage development. Shane is supporting Offaly in a practical way, he always supports Offaly teams.

MicktheMiller (Offaly) - Posts: 401 - 01/05/2021 12:43:25    2339590

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Replying To achara:  "But if you were a world famous sportsman you might say it publicly! You don't know what you would be like with a bit of money and fame just be grateful he's donating."
I am grateful hes donating....never said I wasn't...exactly I or you dont know what I would do or say if I was a world famous sportsman, while ime waiting all I can say is what I think I might do or say...and now ime saying I wouldn't go public...its no great debate at all..thanks for obs.

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 866 - 01/05/2021 18:18:46    2339622

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Replying To MicktheMiller:  "The story was covered in the national media. Shane Lowry's sponsorship is a great boost for Offaly GAA, including sponsorship for underage development. Shane is supporting Offaly in a practical way, he always supports Offaly teams."
Fair dues to him...I never said anything to the contrary...hopefully it will be a big boost to preparations for summer ahead and beyond...

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 866 - 01/05/2021 18:21:00    2339624

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Listening and reading all the comments on this..this is a super gesture from a completely genuine person..always comes across as being so down to earth..if it improves Offaly Gaa in any way it has to be welcomed..

CTGAA10 (Limerick) - Posts: 1418 - 03/05/2021 10:20:27    2339755

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