CLICK GO THE SHEARS BOYS, CLICK, CLICK, CLICK

first_imgIt will be shear hard work at the 2015 All-Ireland and International Sheep Shearing Championships to be held in Inishowen next week.More than 200 competitors will shear 2,200 hundred sheep across 19 different categories in two days of intense, international competition.Held on An Grianan Estate, Burt, upwards of 15,000 spectators are expected to flock to the event over the Bank Holiday weekend. Kilmacrennan man Ivan Scott is a seven times All Ireland Winner and current World Record holder for shearing 744 lambs in 8 hours in January 2011.As well as the sheep shearing competitions, there will be a range of other attractions including nightly entertainment in a fully-licensed bar, children’s activities, arts and crafts, artisan food, heritage features, sheep shows, sheep dog trials, trade stands, cookery demonstrations, a food quarter and special appearance by renowned Star Wars costuming club Emerald Garrison.Shearing gets under way at 8am on Saturday morning, with the Irish Open Champion set to be crowned in the evening.A Six Nations Team competition featuring Ireland north and south, Scotland, England, Wales and France will take place on Sunday. The final event of the Lynch Brothers sponsored weekend is the International Open where some of the world’s top shearers will compete for the biggest purse of the weekend and the title of International Champion.Organisers described the event as a mini version of the All-Ireland ploughing championships and a great day out for all the family.All-Ireland and International Sheep Shearing Championships, May 30th and May 31st, An Grianan Estate, Burt. CLICK GO THE SHEARS BOYS, CLICK, CLICK, CLICK was last modified: May 16th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BURTChampionshipsIvan Scottsheep shearinglast_img

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