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30 Sept 2022

RESULTS: We have a winner in our search to find the best 99 cone puller!

We put the call out last week for the best 99 cone pullers around to show us what they've got, and you responded. 

The poll came about after Centra in Moate posted a video of worker David Meares pulling a gigantic 99 and challenging others to do better.

Well, not to be outdone, a host of Offaly shops answered the call to create a bigger and better ice cream tower. We got entries from all over Offaly as we bid to take down Westmeath and for the second time this year, we did it!

Never mind the footballers league win in Mullingar, this was the real battle of the summer and a Birr man has come out on top. 

After literally thousands of people voted, Robert McKenna from Corrib Oil in Birr emerged as the winner with 34% of the vote. In fairness to David Meares from Moate, he waded into enemy territory for the poll and still managed to come second with 23% of the votes.

SEE FULL RESULTS HERE

We can't guarantee Robert will hold onto his job if he pulls cones this size for every customer, but one thing's for sure, the guy's got skills!

You can watch Robert pulling his winning cone at the head of this article. 

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