O'Donovan brothers to bring Olympian levels of fun to National Ploughing Championships

O'Donovan brothers to bring Olympian levels of fun to National Ploughing Championships
PIC: Irish rowers Gary and Paul O’Donovan, who will be among the many popular draws for people visiting Ploughing 2019.

Olympic silver medal rowing champions Paul and Gary O’Donovan will be a big draw at the FBD Insurance stand all day Wednesday.

As well as chatting with visitors to FBD at Block 2, Row 17, Stand 381, the popular rowers will also announce competition prize winners in the FBD’s Kids Zone, including the ‘Irish Summer’ photography competition.

One of the main sponsors of the National Ploughing Championships, FBD Insurance is also sponsor of Team Ireland, on their journey to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Olympic Silver Medallist and World Champion, Gary O’Donovan said: “Paul and I have been brand ambassadors for FBD Insurance since 2016. It is great to see Irish companies like FBD Insurance supporting athletes as they work towards their 2020 Olympic dream and we look forward to working closely with them as we have done for the last few years.”

FBD Insurance will also be urging farming visitors to this year’s National Ploughing Championships to implement positive safety changes on their farms.

In 2018, 17 people lost their lives in farm accidents. The most accidents occurred from machinery, tractors, vehicles and livestock-related incidents, with the young and the elderly being the most common victims.

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