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Plough On Soccer star Jamie Redknapp had 'incredible experience' at National Ploughing Championships

Redknapp is currently filming a new series of A League of Their Own in Ireland with Patrice Evra, Romesh Ranganathan, and Freddie Flintoff


Football star Jamie Redknapp has said that attending the National Ploughing Championships has been an “incredible experience.”

The former Premier League footballer is currently doing a road trip across Ireland as he films a new series of British comedy programme A League of Their Own with former Manchester United player Patrice Evra, comedian Romesh Ranganathan, and cricket legend Freddie Flintoff.

Their latest adventure was attending the National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co Laois yesterday.

Speaking to Newstalk, Jamie said that he and the boys had an “amazing time” at the popular event.


He said: “It’s been a lot of ploughing, I must admit. It’s been an incredible experience because I’ve obviously heard about it.

“I’ve spent a lot of time in Ireland, lots of different experiences, playing golf at Adare Manor and places like Ballybunion, which is one of my favourite golf courses in the world.

“But to do something like this – yesterday we were road bowling down near Dingle and then today, to come here, it’s been so much fun.

“To see lots of people to come out - obviously not the hundreds of thousands that are usually here - but it’s just nice to get to the tradition of what people do and it’s been an amazing time for us.

“What I really love is that so many people enjoy A League of Their Own here, which obviously gives Freddie and myself and Romesh and Patrice a really lovely feeling.”

When asked if he would consider taking up farming, the 48-year-old responded: “I'll be totally honest - no.

“I do love the experience though. I grew up in Bournemouth on the south coast of England and I’ve been lucky to live in the countryside for most of my life, but this is a real skill here and you have to have a tremendous amount of patience. I love being out in the fresh air and out in the open.

“I think it’s nice for people to see these traditions. People love it, they come from miles around to watch this, and for us to be part of it has been a lot of fun.”

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