The National Ploughing Association says Kildare is among 6 counties being considered for next year's championships.
Carlow TD Pat Deering appeared to confirm earlier that the event, which generally attracts 300,000 people, would take place in that county.
The NPA says he may have jeopardized the announcement as a result of his comments.
The Association says Carlow is a real possibility but Kildare, Laois, Tipperary, Kilkenny and Offaly are still in the mix.
Deputy Managing Director Anna Marie McHugh says what Pat Deering has done is quite serious.