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WATCH: Sports fan joined by herd of cattle to watch the golf

By Sarah Finnan

September 26, 2020 at 4:28pm


Going back to the field where he first saw you, gonna sit in his fold-up chair, he's not gonna moooove. 

Sports fans will know that the Irish Open is on today, currently underway at Galgorm Castle resort outside Ballymena in Co Antrim. Busy filming the action, RTÉ happened upon one dedicated spectator watching the action from across the fence.

Sat on a fold-up chair in one of the neighbouring fields, the man in question has a front-row view of the action. Happy out with a cuppa in hand, he's surrounded by some very inquisitive cattle - most of whom have absolutely zero interest in the golf. To be honest they seem much more interested by what's inside his cup if I'm honest... probably trying to see if it's full fat or skim-milk he went with.

Yet to perfect the whole 'keep your distance thing', the spectator seems completely oblivious to the small gathering around him - though he does have to shoo his friends for invading his personal space once or twice.

What a photo. You can't get much more stereotypically Irish than that. Only in Ireland would you see a sports fan watching the golf in a field surrounded by a herd of cattle.

What are the social distancing rules regarding outdoor gatherings with farm livestock? Anyone? Anyone?

Header image via Twitter/RTÉ Golf

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