THERE was glorious sunshine for what was surely the end of the local ploughing season, the annual event organised by the Loup Ploughing Society, held on the lands of the Wright Family, Lismoney Road, Cookstown.
The event was rescheduled, after waterlogged ground conditions caused its postponement last month.
The proceeds of the match will go to Air Ambulance Northern Ireland.
The judges were Ronnie Coulter BEM, Hillsborough; George Huey, Armoy, David Percy, Randalstown and Edwin Murphy, Upperlands.
The championship of the field went to Andrew Gill, Saintfield, following on from his success at Listooder the week before.
The Loup Ploughing Society would like to thank the following sponsors; Owens Solutions; Ulster Livestock Care; Hutchinson Feeds; McCabe Fuels; Mitchell Building Supplies and NFU Magherafelt. It’s thanks also to the Wright Family for the use of the land, the competitors, judges, caterers and everyone who helped in any way to make this last ploughing match of the season a success.
12 inch world style open: 1, Andrew Gill, Saintfield; 2, Matthew Simms, Donegal; 3, Ian Simms, Carrickfergus; 4, Rodney Crawford, Moneyrea; 5, Conor McKeown, County Louth; 6, Allen McAnally, Ballyboley; 7, Brian O’Neill, Moy.
World Style confined: 1, Kieran O’Neill, Moy; 2, Jack Wright, Loup.
Reversible: 1, David Wright, Loup; 2, James Coulter, Hillsborough.
Vintage Senior: 1, Dai Kennedy, Listooder; 2, Martin Beattie, Ballymena.
Championship of the Field: Andrew Gill.
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