After six weeks of Open Champion™ celebrations in Clara, Mullingar applies to Offaly County Council to twin with the home of Shane Lowry and is accepted. Galway quickly follows suit. The celebrations spread. The missing RTÉ journalist is found in Clane, County Kildare where he had been looking for somebody who knew the Lowrys to interview. A Mr. Tommy Joe Byrne claims to have known a man who knew a Brendan Lowry, but it turns out to have been a different Brendan Lowry. RTÉ still runs the piece.