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Minister Hayes Congratulates World Ploughing Champions

Today Tom Hayes, TD, Minister of State at the Dept of Agriculture, Food and Marine has congratulated the newly crowned World Champion Ploughmen who arrived into Dublin Airport this morning.

‘I’d like to extend my sincere congratulations to John Whelan and Eamonn Tracey following their exceptional achievements over the weekend. They have competed at the very highest level of world ploughing and won gold and bronze between them. Both have displayed a huge amount of talent and dedication to complete this extraordinary achievement.’

The World Ploughing Championships took place in Alberta, Olds, Canada. John Whelan from Wexford and Eamonn Tracey from Carlow won Gold and Bronze in their competitive classes.

This is a very proud day for both the winners and the whole team including coach Brian Ireland and all those involved in this industry across the country.’ Minister Hayes added.

Date Released: 23 July 2013