The weather has had an impact on ploughing conditions
The National Ploughing Championships are well underway in Ratheniska today.
The competitors were out in full force at 10:30am as judging began this morning.
They are expecting to finish up today around 2:30pm and they will find out the final result at 6:30pm this evening.
Current Conventional Ploughing World Champion, Eamonn Treacy says while the rain is not having a good effect, the ground conditions are ideal:
Offaly competitor Enda Kelly says it's important to think ahead:
Laois competitor Jimmy Ryan says it's not easy to go up against world champions:
Fellow Laois competitor Padraig Brandon says the forecast isn't looking too bad: