THE PORTWEST ALL-IRELAND WELLY THROWING COMPETITION AT THE NATIONAL PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017

 GUINNESS WORLD RECORD HOLDER OF OVER 40 TITLES EAMONN ‘IRONMAN’ KEANE AND STAR OF TG4 DOCUMENTARY ‘Éamonn Ó Cathain – An Fear Iarainn’ SET TO MAKE APPEARANCE

WHAT:

  • Family run Irish PPE and clothing company Portwest will host the All-Ireland Welly Throwing Competition over the three days in Screggan, Co. Tullamore in aid of charity.

Guinness World Record Holder and weightlifting champion Eamonn ‘Ironman’ Keane  set to make appearance at the Portwest tent all day Tuesday & Wednesday at the the National Ploughing Championships.

WHERE:

  • Portwest All-Ireland Welly Throwing Competition: Next to the Macra Demonstration Area
  • Eamonn Keane appearance: Portwest Tent, Block 3, Row 25, Stand 599.

PERSONS OF POSSIBLE INTEREST:

  • Eamonn Keane: Keane, who hails from the West of Ireland is a weightlifting champion who has won over 40 Guinness World Records. Once described as one of the ‘World’s Stupidest Athletes’ Eamonn Keane is only man ever to achieve a career “grand slam” of world records in 12 different endurance weightlifting disciplines. Eamonn was also the subject a special TG4 documentary called ‘Éamonn Ó Cathain – An Fear Iarainn’ where he went in search of his ultimate goal winning the  “grand slam” of world records.
  •  Rachel Davoren: General Manager of Charles Hughes Ltd. – Portwest.

Some of Ireland’s best welly throwers and possible celebrity guests. ​

WHAT:

  • The Portwest All-Ireland Welly throwing competition takes place throughout the three days of the National Ploughing Championships and is in aid Down Syndrome Ireland in conjunction with Emo GAA Club. As well as the fun in taking part there will be daily prizes from Portwest. The competition takes place from 10am-4pm daily.
  • Eamonn Keane, Guinness World Record Holder and weightlifting champion will be present at the Portwest tent to meet and greet attendees all day Tuesday & Wednesday at the the National Ploughing Championships.

Facts

  • 1700 Exhibitors
  • 291,500 Visitors
  • Over 300 Competitors
  • Almost 2 million feet of Trade Space
  • Economic Impact of over €35 million