Zara Walsh, 10 wins flaming folk competition while Rex Padgham, 4 wins best green eyes at Koroit Irish Festival

By Jessica Greenan
Updated May 1 2022 - 5:13am, first published April 30 2022 - 4:30am
IN THE FAMILY: Rex Padgham, 4 has taken out the best green eyes competition at the Koroit Irish Festival. Here he is held by dad Brad Padgham, next to wife Melinda Nicholls, Melinda's mother Patti Gerkens and their daughter Frances Padgham, 6.

A trip for one Melbourne family has paid off after their four-year-old son took out the prize for best green eyes, while the ten-year-old defending champion of the flaming folk competition came out on top yet again at today's Koroit Irish Festival.



Jessica Greenan


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