Organisers of the Tullamore Show have expressed concerns about proposals being considered by the GAA, which could see the date of the All-Ireland senior hurling final moved to the second weekend of August.

They say this could pose serious problems for the agricultural show in the future because both organisations rely on the same community involvement to make their events a success.

Around 60,000 people attended today’s event at the Butterfield Estate in Co Offaly.

The showcase of country living is run mainly by community volunteers.

It includes the AIB National Livestock Show with over 1,000 competitions and €175,000 in prizes.

Ambassadors from as far afield as China, Australia and Italy attended.

Pig agility demonstrations, dog agility demonstrations, and vintage machinery were among the attractions.

There were also 700 trade stands, as well as 20,000 free car parking spaces and a free shuttle bus from Tullamore town centre.

The Tullamore Show is the second largest agriculture exhibition after the National Ploughing Championships, which will take place next month with Tullamore hosting the event for the second year in a row.