Saturday 23 September 2017

WATCH: 'He'll be in the sin-bin shortly the way he's carrying on' - Tractor football delights crowds at the Ploughing

Inter-county tractor football at the Ploughing Championsips. Photo: Today FM / YouTube
Inter-county tractor football at the Ploughing Championsips. Photo: Today FM / YouTube
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Offaly and Laois battled it out at an epic inter-county tractor-football match.

The heavy machinery game took place at the 85th Irish National Ploughing Championships.

One of the largest agricultural events in Europe, the three-day spectacle in Tullamore drew in its biggest numbers yet with record attendance of 283,000.

A big highlight of the event was the inter-country tractor football match which aimed to raise funds for heart failure awareness through the 'Know Heart Failure Now' campaign.

The Offaly versus Laois, three-a side tractor football teams battled it out in New Holland tractors supplied by local dealer WR Shaw; the game involved the tractors trying to get the massive seven foot football through the posts.

It was quite the sight to behold.

The campaign was supported by the Heart Failure Patient Alliance and Novartis Ireland Ltd. Free tests were offered to Ploughing punters to assess their risk of developing a heart condition.

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