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Thousands Miss Out From Competing On Usual Ploughing Start Date

Organisers had hoped to stage some qualifying events this week.

Close to three hundred thousand people would have been expected at the National Ploughing Championships if they'd started today as planned. 

The highlight of the Irish farming community's social calendar is cancelled this year due to Covid-19 - the first time since the Foot-and-Mouth crisis in 2001. 

Organisers had hoped to stage some qualifying events for international ploughing competition this week, but they've now been put back to October. 

Anna-Marie McHugh from the National Ploughing Association says they'll be doing as much as they can on social media this week with videos and contests:

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