Mr P.J. Ryan, latter a native of Newport here in west Tipperary, has won the coveted “Selfies on the Farm” competition, run by the Irish Farmers Journal this week on Facebook.
Our County Tipperary border native the US President Barack Obama from Moneygall, has done it, as has Pope Francis and British PM David Cameron, so why not a good looking farmer from County Tipperary?
People from all over the country submitted images in a bid to win this coveted Irish Farmers Journal prize of a hamper. “What is in that hamper?” I hear you scream. “Don’t know,” I answer, but knowing the Irish Farmers Journal it is unlikely to include cheap vegetables from leading Irish Supermarkets and even more unlikely to include frozen burgers from same establishments, containing imported horse meat.
A carefully chosen panel of judges selected some 10 of the best farm ‘Selfies,’ allowing the public to vote for their particular favourite on Facebook. The photo with the most ‘Likes,’ by 5.00pm on December 18th last, won the hamper.
This self-taken photograph by P.J. Ryan, above, was submitted by his daughter Aisling. “Dad was helping my younger sister with her agricultural science project, when he took the picture with his ‘salers’ in the background,” she stated.
P.J’s photo received almost 1700 likes to crown him undisputed winner of this competition.