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This year's Balmoral Show to provide shear entertainment

BY Linda Stewart

The Balmoral Show will host the Six Nations sheep shearing championship for the first time.

Ireland's biggest agricultural show, which opens for a second time in Balmoral Park at the former Maze site, will see the Northern Irish team compete against England, Scotland, Wales, the Republic of Ireland and France to win the coveted title of Six Nations champion.

Tens of thousands of people will converge on the 65-acre site for the show, from May 14-16.

A new entrance has been added to the park to ease the traffic congestion that dogged the show last year, but organisers are also urging visitors to choose public transport.

Chief executive Colin McDonald said: "We are looking forward to welcoming thousands of visitors to the show."

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