Loughgall Vintage Club’s annual ploughing match

ABOVE: Seamus Crossan adjusts his plough as he participated in the event with over 30 tractors taking part in a huge field near Loughgall village covering some 80 acres.

PLOUGHMEN from many parts of Northern Ireland and across the border battled it out on their vintage tractors in the annual competition run by the Loughgall Vintage Club.


BELOW: This 1942 tractor owned by John Taylor of Markethill was making good progress during the Loughgall ploughing match.

Ferguson Class – 1, R Clifford, Larne; 2, John Brannigan, Loughgall; 3, Harry Elliott, Portadown.

Trail Class – 1, D Gratten, Banbridge; 2, S. Crossan, Markethill; 3, D Willis, Loughgall.

Lift Class – 1, S Davidson, Larne; 2, F Dunn, Lisnaskea; 3, J. Adair, Larne.

Novice Class – 1, J Moore, Newtownards; 2, P Graham, Loughgall; 3, S Moffett, Enniskillen.

Champion of the Field – D Gratten

RIGHT: Getting ready for a lot of measuring were Jim and John Brannigan of Loughgall with Raymond McGowan from Dungannon.

The judges were Cecil Rea, Killylea, Sam Bowmen, Moneymore and Brian O’Neill, Moy.


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