Growing up in Toomevara, where his family stood Milestone (ID), Pinzari (TB) and Prefairy (TB), the wheel has turned full circle for dairy farmer Matthew O’Meara who is now back in the show ring.

“I can remember standing under a ditch at Nenagh Show at about nine o’clock in the morning, with my father Jim standing on a butter box throwing the plaits into a grey Prefairy filly, back when the horses had to be walked to the shows.