Raising money for four charities, Barnardos,
The National Rehabilitation Hospital, Gary Kelly Cancer Support
and Self Help (Africa) - the record-breaking 175 easily beats
the previous Guinness world record of 57.
The breakdown of machines in the field reflected
fairly accurately current combine manufacturer market share
in Ireland. Claas were best represented, followed closely
by New Holland, John Deere and Case IH.
4 Charity was the brainchild of Trim native Philip
Brady, who then took the idea to John McDonnell. An organising
committee was set up and sponsorship was then sought after.
Mr McDonnell said that he wished to thank
the gardaí, Red Cross, Civil Defence, the organising committee,
the stewards from Duleek, Bellewstown and St Mary's Donore
Football Clubs, Fr Brogan of Donore who blessed the combines
and all of the health and safety personnel and all of the
Asked whether he would be planning any
more world record attempts in the future, the chairperson
said: 'No, I think one is enough for me!'