Congratulations to Dunlavin farmer Seamus Sinnott who won first prize of a Massey Ferguson 5170.
Seamus who runs his farm at Chehelp, Dunlavin along with his wife Josephine and children James, Kevin, Niamh, Aoife and Oisin is a big supporter of the Irish charity Bóthar and has been buying tickets for the draw at the Ploughing Championships for the last 10 years.
This year he attended the Championships in Carlow last Tuesday and Thursday but surprisingly bought his ticket over the phone on Thursday morning as he was along way from the Bóthar stand and was afraid he would miss out.
Seamus purchased a €50 ticket which gave him three chances of winning the tractor valued at €60,000.
The draw was made live on Facebook and the call was made to contact Seamus but he failed to hear the phone.
Speaking to Wicklownews Seamus said” Eventually I did hear the call and could not believe what I was hearing, I have never won a thing in my life, I was stunned, my daughter Aoife drove me down to Fenagh, in Carlow on Friday to collect the tractor, both of us were delighted, I was the happiest man in the world driving back to Dunlavin.
Everyone is congratulating us on the win, I feel like a celebrity in the town, the tractor is parked right outside the door of the house and I can’t stop looking at it, when I purchased the ticket I was wondering what county would it go to this year after it went to Donegal last year, well it’s Wicklow this year and I’m only delighted.
Bóthar do fantastic work and I am proud to support them.”
Bóthar is the Irish international charity that provides the gift of livestock as a means of long-term development aid. Bóthar enables families and communities to overcome hunger and poverty in a sustainable way, specialising in improved livestock production and support-related training in the community.