Little Barney wins with Wilson’s Country

Three year old Barney Hutton, from Tullyhogue in Co Tyrone on his battery powered John Deere ride on tractor, which was the winning prize in this year's Wilson's Country Balmoral competition. Joining in the fun are l to r Roisin Daly; Diane McLernon; Gemma Hutton and Denise Doyle, from Wilson's Country Potatoes
Three year old Barney Hutton, from Tullyhogue in Co Tyrone on his battery powered John Deere ride on tractor, which was the winning prize in this year's Wilson's Country Balmoral competition. Joining in the fun are l to r Roisin Daly; Diane McLernon; Gemma Hutton and Denise Doyle, from Wilson's Country Potatoes
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Wilson’s Country received many hundreds of entries for its competition, hosted over the three days of this year’s Balmoral Show.

The challenge confronting those taking part was that of naming the five potato varieties featured on the company’s stand: Maris Piper; Gemson; Rooster; Navan and Cultra. Up for grabs was a battery powered John Deere ride on tractor and trailer, the dream of every young boy or girl with a yearning for the outdoor life.

The winner was Diane McLernon, from Ardboe in Co Tyrone. She donated the prize to the three year old son of her friend Gemma Hutton, from Tullyhogue. Earlier this week Barney Hutton collected the ‘tractor and trailer combo’ from Wilson’s Country HQ at Carn in Co Armagh. He was accompanied by his mum Gemma, his aunt Roisin Daly and, of course, Diane McLernon.

“First off let me congratulate Diane on her winning entry,” explained Wilson’s Denise Doyle.

“We had a tremendous number of entries for the competition, which was designed to highlight the wide range of potato varieties now available in Northern Ireland and the different eating experience which each of these can offer.”

For further information, telephone Wilson’s Country on (028) 38391029