The World Ploughing Championships get underway in Latvia today (Friday).
Team Ireland’s on site and awaiting their times – famed duo Eamonn Tracey from Carlow and John Whelan from Wexford will represent the country in the conventional and reversible categories respectively.
Today’s action is in the stubble where both men have started well as the photos from Garry Ireland show:
They’re joined by coach Brian Ireland from Kilkenny and Monaghan judge John Deere.
Many family and friends travelled earlier this week to show their support.
Speaking to our Matt O’Keeffe on the Farm Show last night, Brian’s brother Garry summed up the mood in the camp;