Thursday 25 December 2014

World Sheep Shearing Championships kick off in Gorey

Ireland's Colette Deegan competes during the opening day of the Golden Shears World Sheep Shearing Championships in Gorey, Co. Wexford.
Sheared sheep during the opening day of the Golden Shears World Sheep Shearing Championships in Gorey, Co Wexford.
The quality of shearing is judged back stage during the opening day of the Golden Shears World Sheep Shearing Championships in Gorey, Co Wexford
Action during the opening day of the Golden Shears World Sheep Shearing Championships in Gorey, Co Wexford.
Action during the opening day of the Golden Shears World Sheep Shearing Championships in Gorey, Co Wexford.
Ireland's Mark McGeown competes during the opening day of the Golden Shears World Sheep Shearing Championships in Gorey, Co Wexford.
New Zealander Matthew Smith watches the competition during the opening day of the Golden Shears World Sheep Shearing Championships in Gorey, Co Wexford.
Crowds watch the action during the opening day of the Golden Shears World Sheep Shearing Championships in Gorey, Co Wexford.
Irelands James Doyle competes during the opening day of the Golden Shears World Sheep Shearing Championships in Gorey, Co Wexford.
Irelands James Doyle competes during the opening day of the Golden Shears World Sheep Shearing Championships in Gorey, Co Wexford.
Irelands James Doyle competes during the opening day of the Golden Shears World Sheep Shearing Championships in Gorey, Co Wexford.
A sheep is sheared during the opening day of the Golden Shears World Sheep Shearing Championships in Gorey, Co Wexford.
(from left) Senator Micahel D'Arcy, Transport Minister Leo Varadkar, Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney, TD Simon Harris and Chief Whip Paul Kehoe pictured during the opening day of the Golden Shears World Sheep Shearing Championships in Gorey, Co Wexford,

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