Tipperary visitors to the Ploughing Championships yesterday (Wednesday) were delighted to meet some of the county's hurling heroes.
The new extended National Dairy Council exhibit at this year’s Ploughing is showcasing the best of Irish dairy, supported by different sports star guests each day. Tipp hurling heroes the McGrath brothers along with Kilkenny's Henry Shefflin made a special appearance on the stand to highlight the importance of dairy in sports nutrition, yesterday (Wednesday).
Visitors experienced a flavour of the range of Irish dairy products from NDC member dairy co-ops in its ‘Co-op Marketplace’ with participants including Arrabawn, Aurivo, Glanbia, West Cork Co-ops - Bandon Vale, Carbery & Clóna Dairies), North Cork Creameries and Thurles Fresh Milk.
Professional rugby icons Rob and Dave Kearney also made a special appearance at the stand on Wednesday.
All Ireland Senior Hurling Winners the McGrath brothers from Tipperary were available on the stand along with ten times All-Ireland hurling champion Henry Shefflin.
Fresh from their recent win the brothers John, Brian and Noel talked about the vital role of dairy in their diet.
Henry highlighted the ten national finalists in the 2016 NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards at the ploughing. The national award programme identifies and awards our top dairy farmer each year and showcases the quality of our pasture-based dairy farming.
Athlete Derval O’Rourke will discuss the importance of dairy for fitness and sign copies of her recent book ‘The Fit Foodie’ today (Thursday, September 22) and Karl Henry, one of Ireland’s most recognised personal trainers, will also be with the NDC on Thursday. A leading fitness expert, TV and radio broadcaster, Irish Independent columnist and author, Karl will share his fitness and training tips and highlight the positive role that milk can play in sports nutrition, at whatever level you are active or engage in sports.