IT’S two wins out of two for David Grattan, Banbridge (Senior) and Jonathon Lemon, Ballyblack (Academy), who followed up on their success at the Society of Ploughmen Northern Ireland event by topping their classes at the match organised by the Kircubbin, Portaferry and District Society held on the lands of Mr Ted Thompson, Springwell Road, Bangor.
Brian McNally, of the Kircubbin, Portaferry and District Society, expressed thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of the event, especially Ted Thompson for hosting the match.
There was a special mention for Cyril McGuinness and Gerry Byrne, who had travelled as far as Dublin, along with National Ploughing Association Vice Chairman John Deery with his daughter Joanne, who both judged, along with Tom Clyde and Allen McAnally.
John Deery said it was great to see people enjoying themselves contributing to the atmosphere of the day. It takes people from all levels and ability to make an event and he made a special reference to the younger people who are the further of ploughing.
Academy Class: 1, Jonathon Lemon; 2, David Taylor; 3, Eric Braiden.
Classic: 1, Nigel Gamble, Ballynure; 2, Pat O’Donnell, Coalisland; 3, David Lemon Senior, Ballyblack.
Senior: 1, David Grattan, Banbridge; 2, Frankie Davidson, Raloo Village, Larne; 3, James Adair, Ballycorr, Ballyclare.