Father-of-three and former ploughing champion killed in tragic farming accident was 'the best of the best'
Martin Kehoe Jnr was an 'incredibly hard-working individual' - says family member
A hard-working father-of-three and former national ploughing champion who died in a tragic farming accident today has been described as "the best of the best".
The man, who died in the accident in Foulksmills, Co Wexford on Tuesday, was an "incredibly hard-working individual" who will be greatly missed, a relative also said.
The man has been named as Martin Kehoe Jnr, a son of Martin Kehoe, the world champion ploughman.
The well-known farmer, in his thirties, was involved in a farming accident involving a molasses tank and is understood to have been changing a pipe at the time of the tragedy.
Speaking at the farm where the tragedy happened, the victim's uncle Willie Kehoe said; "It's terrible. Martin was the best of the best.
"It's an unbelievable disaster."
The grieving uncle said the whole family was completely stunned by what had happened.
Martin Junior and his wife had recently celebrated the birth of their third child, a son, just three months ago, he said.