Irish rowing legends the O'Donovan brothers to return to National Ploughing in Carlow

Olympic medallists part of stellar celebrity line-up

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O'Donovan brothers to return to National Ploughing in Carlow

O'Donovan brothers to return to National Ploughing in Carlow

You can once again meet the Olympic rowing duo the O’Donovan Brothers at the FBD Insurance stand at the National Ploughing Championships in Carlow in 2019

Free tea and coffee, great competition prizes and a dedicated Kids Zone will all available at the FBD Insurance Stand at Block 2, Row 17, Stand 381

The rowing athletes will be at the FBD Insurance stand all day on Wednesday, September 18 at the 2019 National Ploughing Championships in Ballintrane, Fenagh, Co. Carlow and they are looking forward to meeting everyone who pops into the stand that day. The dynamic duo will be on hand to answer any questions you have or pose for a photo.

In addition to being one of the main sponsors of the National Ploughing Championships, FBD Insurance is also a proud 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 and we’re delighted to be attending the National Ploughing championships with them this year. It is great to see Irish companies like FBD Insurance play a role in 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 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.

Ciaran Roche, Risk Manager with FBD Insurance, will be on hand over the three days to answer any questions isitors might have about any element of farm safety.

He says: “The consistently high number of serious and fatal accidents in the agricultural sector is of great concern to farmers – and can only be tackled with greater education and awareness of the safety issues involved. At FBD Insurance we are proud to be addressing the question of farm safety at the National Ploughing Championships. Now is the time to challenge ourselves to work more safely and to stop taking risks. All stakeholders need to work together as a farming community to break the cycle of risk-taking behaviour. If we can create a positive safety culture on farms, behavioural change and safer farming practices will follow."

Other entertainment at the FBD Insurance stand includes a range of great competitions with brilliant prizes, as well as a dedicated Kids Zone for smaller children to enjoy! FBD Insurance experts will also be on hand each day to answer any questions visitors may have on farm, car, home or business insurance. There will also be tea and coffee available at the stand, so visitors can take a moment to relax with a cuppa and see what exciting competitions and prizes are on offer.

The 10 finalists of the FBD Insurance ‘Irish Summer’ photography competition will be exhibited in the stand over the three days of the event, so come along and see the wonderful photography talent we have all over the country. The winner of the competition will be announced by the O’Donovan Brothers on Wednesday 18 September where one lucky winner will scoop themselves a FBD Hotels voucher. Be sure not to miss it…

Once again, FBD Insurance will be running the ‘Keeping You Safe’ Child Safety Wristband initiative in conjunction with the National Ploughing Association. The wristbands, which will be handed-out at the event entrances, allow for a contact phone number to be written on the band in case the wearer wanders off amidst the crowd.

Stay tuned to our social channels for more information on what’s happening with FBD Insurance at the National Ploughing Championships 2019.