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Laois Man Attempting Unusual World Record At Ploughing

The Castletown man is raising money for St. James Hospital.

A Laois man is attempting to break an unusual world record at the National Ploughing Championships today.

Castletown's Patrick Kelly will attempt to drive the longest distance in reverse in a tractor and trailer in a day.

The current record is held in India, and boasts a distance of 44.4km.

He's aiming to raise €155,000 in honour of his late mother for new beds at the oncology unit in St. James Hospital.

Mr. Kelly says his key to success will be concentration:

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