Duo braced for shearing championships
Golden hope the shear thing
Against the backdrop of Lough Mask, Co Mayo, the two members of Ireland's Blade Shearing team, Seamus Joyce and Peter Heraty, get in some training for the Golden Shears World Blade Shearing Championships, sponsored by Clik Pour-on, which will be held in Gorey, Co Wexford from May 22 to May 25.
With them is Margaret Cashman from sponsors, Novartis Animal Health. Seamus farms 700 sheep on his farm at Kilbride and Peter farms 300 at Owenee near Croagh Patrick. Both have represented Ireland in blade shearing events at previous Golden Shears World Championships in Norway and New Zealand