The 15th Macra Mr Personality Festival took place in the Springhill Court Hotel on April 8 and 9 in Kilkenny.
The festival was hosted by Kilkenny Macra na Feirme and was sponsored by Kilkenny/Carlow and District Farm Relief Services.
The 26 contestants travelled from across the country to the Marble City for a fun filled weekend where they were interviewed on stage with an optional party piece if they were brave enough.
On Saturday morning, Laois’s representative Sylvester Phelan completed his private interview with the judges.
Afterwards, the Camross man proudly displayed his county colours while completing Pilates, obstacle course, soccer penalties and team building exercises and tried to show the judges what he was made of.
Judges for the weekend were Siobhan Woods, Hannah Quinn Mulligan and Jamie Flannery.
The result was announced at 12 midnight on Saturday with Shane Quigley, Castlebar Macra (Mayo) becoming the 15th Mr Personality.
In second place was John Lynch from Aghinagh (Muskerry) and third was James McElearney from Three Parishes Macra (Monaghan).
Shane Quigley was presented with €500 cheque, a perpetual cup, glass trophy and a weekend break in the Springhill Court Hotel, Kilkenny.
John Lynch received a trophy, a cheque for €300 and a weekend break in the Springhill Court Hotel, Kilkenny and James McElearney received a trophy and cheque for €200.