Irish pair heading to Kenya for World Ploughing Contest

World Ploughing Contest 2017
Eamonn Tracey from Carlow and John Whelan from Wexford will be representing Ireland in the World Ploughing Contest in Kenya. Photo: Twitter/NPAIE

The Irish Ploughing team, Eamonn Tracey from Carlow and John Whelan from Wexford, will soon be departing for Kenya for the 64th World Ploughing Contest.

Taking place during the first two days of December, the venue for the 2017 competition will be Egerton University, which is situated on 2,000 acres of land donated by Lord Maurice Egerton of Tatton in 1939.

The competition is organised by the World Ploughing Organisation whose mission statement is to “foster and preserve the art and improve the skill of ploughing the land, culminating in the Annual World Ploughing Contest hosted by a different country each year.”

England will be represented in the conventional category by Don Woodhouse and in the reversible category by Ian Brewer.

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