A Laois poll asking where the 2018 National Ploughing Championships should be got a surprise result

There were three options and the winner came as somewhat of a surprise to a Laois paper

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Shock poll result

Shock poll result

People voted in their hundreds over the weekend to say where the next ploughing championships should be held on a poll on the Leinster Express website.

The Laois based paper posed the question - Where should the next National Ploughing Championships be held? : Tullamore in Offaly, return to Ratheniska in Laois, or move to Athy in Kildare.

After the votes were tallied, it turned out to be a surprise result for Laois readers, as it was a resounding vote returned in Offaly's favour.

58 percent said that Tullamore should retain the championships for a third year while only just over a third of voters, 35 percent, want it to return to Laois. And finally 7 percent say it should head to Athy.