Random's - Ploughing Champs 2008
The sun may have been shining but there was a definite air of recession to the people involved in the show. There was a lot of begging there too, either legit charities or just vagabonds. A lot more than last year. Most people we talked to behind the stalls were pessimistic about their business ventures. All except one guy though...
The guy who came up with "All Weather Clothesline" couldn't be dissuade, no matter what people said to him. He got an awful going over while I looked on. I heard him interviewed on the Derek Mooney show on Tuesday and he got a pretty bad going over on that one too. He was charging €975 for a gazebo with a clothes-line, I think that was the problem most people had. He was an electrician who got out of the trade last year because of the lack of business, and turned his hand to this idea. While I think the idea is mad I admire his conviction and passion for it.
Do you know the one about the Garda in a wheelchair? No, neither do I... so lets swiftly move on shall we.
My goodness! Who took this one!? This is dedicated to Donncha O'Caoimh and his penchant for shooting candid shots of young ladies on the streets of Cork :D
No Ploughing Championships would be complete without Ritchie Kavanagh. Here he is with his son outside the 2FM Roadcaster.
Posted at 10:45