There was a bit of a west Cork spat during the north Tipp IFA AGM.

Cork minister and farmer favourite Simon Coveney let slip he thought there was a place for rewilding in future eco-schemes, a point that was seized on by IFA Munster regional chair and fellow Corkonian Harold Kingston.

The minister didn’t back down and said that while he was an outspoken advocate of commercial farming, depending on farm type, you could have “targeted” rewilding.

He said it didn’t necessarily mean letting land “go fallow and go wild”.

The remaining 120 Tipp farmers on the online call kept quiet and watched the hurling.