Irish representatives returned home with a pair of medals from the World Ploughing Championships in the US.

Eamonn Tracey and John Whelan.

Eamonn Tracey and John Whelan both claimed silver in Baudette, Minnesota, last weekend.

Carlow native Tracey was second in the conventional class, while Wexford’s Wallace finished as runner-up in the reversible class.

Well wishes

Congratulations and well wishes are pouring in from all corners of Ireland in support of the pair.

Managing director of the National Ploughing Association Anna May McHugh said: “Since winning the nationals last year, both men have been working hard on preparing for the worlds in the US and all their efforts have paid off.

"They have done their country extremely proud. Congratulations and a very well done to both.”

General secretary of the World Ploughing Organisation Anna Marie McHugh said: “Ireland has always been highly respected internationally in terms of producing ploughmen to compete on the world stage. This great result for both men and further adds to their global reputation as masters in their field.”

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