As part of the Morning Ireland sporting moment series, we've been looking back on some of the best and most memorable moments in Irish sport.

Today we turn to golf on a rain-drenched Baltray in Co Louth in 2009 when Shane Lowry claimed the Irish Open as an amateur.

It proved to be the start of a magical journey for the Offaly native en route to becoming a major winner a decade later.

Darren Frehill's been looking back at that turning point in Lowry's career. 

Each week on RTÉ Radio 1's Morning Ireland, we will be delving into the archives to relive the nation's favourite sporting memories.

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