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Ploughing heroes to be welcomed home to Carlow later

Carlow ploughman Eamonn Tracey is to get a hero’s welcome when he returns home today.

The Garryhill man was runner-up at the World Ploughing Championships in Kenya last weekend while his Ireland team-mate John Whelan won gold in his class.

The pair are due to fly into Dublin at half past 11 this morning and will then travel to Carlow for a reception at the Woodford Dolmen Hotel at half-two.

President of the National Ploughing Association James Sutton says he’s expecting at big turn out at the Airport as well as the reception itself.