Wednesday, September 27, 2017

IN the mud and rain of last week’s National Ploughing Championships, one Hacketstown child’s boots shone brightest.

Little Callum Jackson Clarke won the judges’ hearts when he took home the Brightest Boots award in Tullamore last week.

Calum Jackson Clarke (3) from Hacketstown pictured after winning the Solus Brightest Boots competition at the National Ploughing Championships Photo: Laura Hutton/Collins Photo Agency

The three-year-old didn’t stride down the catwalk but did a wellie walk to get into the spirit of things. His Donald Duck boots and colourful personality proved to be a winning combination.

He was joined by his parents Shirley and Ger on the day.

“He was not expecting it all; he could not believe it when his name was called,” said Ger. “He was delighted.”

The competition was organised by Solus light bulbs and Callum was one of ten finalists.

Incidentally, the striking Donald Duck boots from Tip Top Toes in Kilkenny were won by Callum’s sister Oliver in a poetry contest organised by KCLR last year.

Callum’s prize from Solus is a swish helicopter ride over the beautiful Cooley peninsula in Co Louth, followed by a VIP lunch, while he was presented with a goodie bag on the day.

Callum was also featured in many of Friday’s national newspapers.

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By Michael Tracey
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