WATCH: Carlow farmer live streams attempt to break world record for reversing a trailer

'Ah jaysus lads, the road was supposed to be closed...'

Darren Hassett

Reporter:

Darren Hassett

Email:

news@carlowlive.ie

Carlow Carlow Carlow

Paddy in action earlier today in Carlow

Paddy Kennedy attempted to break a world record on Sunday morning for the longest distance travelled going backwards in a tractor.

The Carlow man reversed a trailer from the Carlow IT pitches on Kilkenny Road to Mount Leinster Rangers GAA club - a distance of 30km and it would appear he broke the record too. 

The previous distance was 20.16km and Paddy live streamed his successful attempt on Facebook, which has been viewed over 12,000 times. 

He set off at around 10am this morning and arrived at his destination just before lunctime. 

The attempt was to raise funds for the Mount Leinster Rangers Field Development Fund, the Irish Cancer Society and the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust.