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Portlaoise Macra na Feirme are in All-Ireland Farm Skills final

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Liam Brophy, Thomas Cushen and Siobhán Walsh who represented Portlaoise Macra in the All-Ireland Final of the Macra FBD Farrm Skills competition

Portlaoise Macra na Feirme are in the All-Ireland Final of the Macra FBD Farm Skills competition at the Tullamore Show this Sunday.

Liam Brophy, Thomas Cushen and Siobhán Walsh are hoping to bring home the All-Ireland title for the club for the first time since 1995.

Having qualified from county Laois, Portlaoise got through to the All-Ireland from the semi-final in Oldcastle, County Meath in mid-July. They were one of three teams to qualify on that day out of a total of eight.

The Portlaoise team will now compete against Devils Bit, Moynalty, Fermoy, Carrigaline and Kilmeen in the All-Ireland Final.

Tasks on the day

Three tasks have to be completed on the day. A farming knowledge quiz, tractor teamwork and a fencing task.

The competition will run throughout the morning and afternoon, with the fencing task taking place in the afternoon.

For more on Portlaoise Macra na Feirme, visit here.