The world record for pouring tea was smashed by a group of 12 at the National Ploughing Championship. No word from Mrs. Doyle on her feelings at being left out.

A team of 12 people from Lidl made 1,848 cuppas in 60 minutes – beating the previous record by 240 cups.

The volunteers had to pour an exact amount of tea into the cup for the amount required for the attempt to stand-up.

After careful inspection, the Guinness World Record adjudicator ruled the record had been beaten at Ratheniska, Co. Laois.