Donegal butcher Keith Walsh wins gold medal in Perth

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Michael Daly


Michael Daly


Donegal butcher Keith Walsh wins gold medal in Perth

Keith pictured at the competition in Perth.

Congratulations to Keith Walsh from Ballintra who won a Gold Medal and is Overall Runner Up in Perth at the World Butchers' Challenge earlier today.

Keith, from Eddie Walsh & Sons Craft Butchers in Donegal Town, has put social media in a sizzle locally with hundreds of people sending their congratulations to him as news of his fantastic achievement emerged.

Keith was representing Ireland for the second time this year in the Young Butchers International, Cutting & Cooking Competition in Perth, Western Australia earlier today (Sunday). 

Keith recently took part in the Young Butcher of The Year Competition at the World Butchers Challenge in Belfast and performed very well. His performances there ensured his place to compete for a second time in Australia to take home a World Class Award for Ireland.

This event is sponsored by Lifeline Perth and Keith is sponsored by Lifeline Perth and Butchery Excellence Ireland to compete in this prestigious competition.

Keith butchered a Leg of Pork chump on, a Side of Lamb and Whole Boneless Rump which he presented for display.  He also cooked a beef product of his choice and presented it restaurant style for judging. 

Keith has been training for this competition for 12 months and has a wealth of experience behind the pan from the Butchery Excellence Butcher of the year Competition finals 2016 and 2017. 

Keith is now on his way home from Perth and he's sure to get a very warm Donegal welcome on his return.