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Bord Bia Annual All Ireland Quality Potato Championships. Tullamore Show 2015

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David Curran - Tipperay, 2015

With thanks to Elaine at Bord Bia HQ for sending this on…..

Pictured above Lorcan Bourke from Bord Bia with the All Ireland Potato Champion, David Curran from Fethard, Co. Tipperary at the Bord Bia All Ireland Quality Potato Championship at the Tullamore Show.

The competition, held at the Tullamore Show recently, is designed to increase the level of awareness among growers of what constitutes a good quality potato. It is estimated that a total of 9,800 hectares of potatoes are grown by an estimated 540 growers in Ireland.

While you’re reading, here’s our mate Dermot Carey talking to The Sodshow about spuds at Bloom 2012.

And straight from the press release:

Bord Bia Crowns the All Ireland Potato Champion

Bord Bia held its annual All Ireland Quality Potato Championships at the Tullamore Show where David Curran from Fethard in Tipperary was crowned the champion. The competition is designed to increase the level of awareness among growers of what constitutes a good quality potato. It was also a family affair as family duos triumphed. Husband and wife Noel and Kathleen Higgins received awards coming in 2nd and 3rd place respectively while mother and son, Margaret and Michael McGoldrick also took home accolades. It is estimated that a total of 9,800 hectares of potatoes are grown by approximately 540 growers in Ireland. For all you need to know about potatoes, visit www.potato.ie.

The winners as announced on the day include:

  • 1st  – David Curran, Moyglass, Fethard, Co. Tipperary
  • 2nd  – Noel Higgins, Ballydangan, Athlone, Co. Roscommon
  • 3rd Kathleen Higgins, Ballydangan, Athlone, Co. Roscommon
  • 4thMichael McGoldrick, Kilcoosey, Dromahaire, Co. Leitrim
  • 5thMargaret McGoldrick, Kilcoosey, Dromahaire, Co. Leitrim
  • 6th – Michael Walton, Kilmacowen, Ballisodare, Co. Sligo

Pictured below l-r – John Donohue, Tullamore Show Horticulture Organiser, Lorcan Bourke and overall winner David Curran from Fethard, Co. Tipperary with Pat Corbet, Irish Shows Association at the Bord Bia All Ireland Quality Potato Championship.

Pictured from l-r was John Donohue, Tullamore Show Horticulture Organiser, Lorcan Bourke  and overall winner David Curran from Fethard, Co. Tipperary with Pat Corbet, Irish Shows Association at the Bord Bia All Ireland Quality Potato Championship at the Tullamore Show.

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