The Golden Shears World Shearing Championships got underway at  7 o’ clock this morning. Day One of the four day event will see 102 shearers from 27 countries taking part in the All Ireland Open Competition, between 7.00am and 5.00pm. The winners will be announced at 5.20pm.

This evening will see Bord Bía hosting a Gala Dinner to welcome all international competitors and the Board of the World Sheep Shearing Council.

Agriland will be live streaming the entire event with coverage starting later today.

For additional information, check out the Golden Shears website: or keep up to date with all the action on our dedicated Golden Shears Event Page.