Macra brainboxes secure bronze

Published 13/11/2012 | 12:39

Johnstown/Coolgreaney Macra quiz team member Liam Dunne, Odile Evans, Sarah Condren and James Irish with Bryan Hynes of the Irish Farmers Journal and Macra President Alan Jagoe.

THE BRIGHT sparks at Johnstown Coolgreany Macra were delighted to take third place in the All Ireland final of Macra na Feirme's annual Irish Farmers' Journal 'Know Your Agriculture' quiz which took place in Waterford recently.

The team from Ferbane/ Banagher Macra in Co. Offaly came in second place, while the quiz was won by the Durrow/ Abbeyleix team from Co. Laois.

The quiz was devised with the aim of encouraging Macra members to explore their agricultural knowledge; to study agricultural literature; and to broaden the range of topics covered by young farmer discussion groups around the country.

Quizmaster on the night was Brian Hynes from the Irish Farmers' Journal, who also compiled the questions.

The team included: Liam Dunne, Odile Evans, Sarah Condren and James Irish.

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