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17th Sep 2018

PIC: Minister Shane Ross Makes The Ultimate Sporting Mistake On Twitter And It’s Going Viral

Darragh Berry

Oh deary me.

Shane Ross made the ultimate blunder over the weekend when congratulating Ireland’s winning rowers.

Sanita Puspure was on fire in the women’s single sculls final at the World Rowing Championships and took home gold for the country.

As well as this, Gary and Paul O’Donovan got gold also in the men’s lightweight double sculls.

So, Shane Ross decided to congratulate all of them, considering he was once the Minister for Sport, it didn’t come as any shock.

What was shocking is the fact that he thought this was Puspure’s first name…

“Ministers congratulate Dominant on her assured dominance which led to long deserved gold, while a congratulatory message attributed to Ross said: ‘Today we saw a performance of great tenacity and assurance as Dominant Puspure dominated her rivals in a brilliant single sculls final.

“’Puspure has long deserved this gold. The celebrations in Cork will be mighty tonight and rightly so!'”

He thought her first name was Dominant…

The error was corrected eventually by Ross but we think that his reason for the mistake might come from the RTÉ article which stated that a “dominant Sanita Puspure powers to world rowing gold for Ireland.”

Well done, SANITA.

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