New Irish Ewe Sheep Shearing Record set at Co Louth Agricultural Show

New Irish Ewe Sheep Shearing Record set at Co Louth Agricultural Show

Not even the heavy rain could dampen the spirits of Mark McGeown as he set a new Irish Ewe Sheep Sheering Record at Sunday’s Co Louth Agricultural Show at Bellurgan Park.

The Ravensdale man sheered a total of 514 sheep on the day over the course of a total of eight hours.

The record was secured across four runs. During the first run Mark sheered 133 sheep before completing 134 in his second run. He then sheered a further 124 and 123 respectively in his third and final runs to secure the record.

Funds from the record attempt are set to be donated to the North East branch of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland.

A video of Mark in action, courtesy of the Irish Sheep Shearing Association, can be seen below…

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