21 June 2011
This Sunday (June 26th) will see the grand final of the An Spud-Off Mór take place in TP’s Pub, Ballydavid, which aims to find Iarthar Dhuibhneach's best potato.
The hugely successful competitions which took place in seven parishes west of Dingle over the past two weeks saw over 70 local spud growers taking part. Large crowds gathered to support each of the parish events. While most winners were an individual grower, a very popular winner in Paróiste Dhún Chaoin, was Leanaí Scoil Dhún Chaoin.
The winners from each of the seven parishes will now go forward to the grand final. Each parish will have a representative on the judging panel who will select the Best Spud grown in Iarthar Dhuibhne in 2011, with the grower being crowned ‘Laoch an Phrata 2011’, An Spud-Off Mór Champion 2011.
Each parish community is invited to come out on the day to support the local winner and to enjoy the festive occasion. The judging will get under way at 6pm, in TP’s Pub Ballydavid, followed by music and entertainment and of course a chance to taste the winning spud! There will also be a voluntary collection for Kerry Hospice. Attached below are details of the finalists, click on the 'Download' button to view the file.
Pictured, from left, Paróiste na Cille-Farraige Winner Tom B. MacEóin, being presented with his certificate by Aengus Murphy, at An Spud-Off Mór in TP’s Ballydavid, judge Michael Brosnan with Micheál Ó’Sé (top right) and Paróiste Mórdach Winner Padraig Ó’Sé being presented with his certificate by Pádraig Ó hUallacháin, watched by chairman of the judges Pat Casey (bottom left).