25 May 2014

New Zealand shearer wins All Nations title

11:00 am on 25 May 2014

The Masterton shearer Dylan McGruddy has just won the Ireland All Nations intermediate final during the penultimate night of the Golden Shears World Championships in Gorey, Ireland.

Over 1000 packed the ICM Dome cheering local hope Nigel Clarke who was first to finish the six-sheep final.

But McGruddy, second to finish and almost a minute behind, picked up the vital points in pen judging to take a narrow win, adding the title to the Balmoral Show's intermediate All-Nations title he won in Northern Ireland last week.

Third tonight was young Welsh shearer Hefin Rowlands, who won the Golden Shears International Championships junior title in Masterton in March.