If you were to unsuspectingly stumble upon the main street of Tipperary town this Saturday, you would be met with a spectacle that might surprise you. That is, of course, as long as you are not from the Premier County. Most Tipp folk will have knowledge of this tradition.

Throngs of people will line the street from AIB to the traffic lights, intently watching the All-Ireland churn-rolling championships. Now in its 54th year, the annual competition caters for different age categories in both male and female events.