THANKFULLY the initial wea-ther warning turned out to be a false alarm, and instead it was sunny, albeit a little chilly, for the 29th annual ploughing match organised by the Ballynahinch Vintage and Classic Club, held on land kindly granted by Winston Gill, Ballynahinch Road, Crossgar. The match was supported by the Ploughing Academy for Northern Ireland.
The judges were Wilfie Gill, Crossgar ,and Rodney Crawford, Moneyrea.
The trophies were presented in the field.
Vintage Intermediate: 1, Seamus Crossan, Markethill; 2, Marc Gamble, Ballynure; 3, David Lemon Senior, Ballyblack.
Classic: 1, David Gill, Annahilt; 2, Jackie Moore, Bangor; 3, Dai Kennedy, Listooder.
Novice: 1, Jonathon Lemon, Ballyblack; 2, Ben Jamison, Ballynahinch; 3, Jack Moore, Bangor.
Horses: 1, Lindsay Hanna BEM, Listooder.
Best Crown: David Gill
Best Hint: David Gill
Best work done by a Ferguson Tractor and Plough: Raymond Clifford
Best work done by a Ransome plough: Jackie Moore
Best Work done by a Ransome Plough in the Novice Class: Jonathon Lemon
Championship of the Field: David Gill.
A spokesperson for the Ballynahinch Vintage and Classic Club expressed thanks to the landowners; main sponsors TJ Shields and Sons Contractors, Ballynahinch; the jud-
ges, competitors, caterers and everyone who helped in any way to make this 29th annual match such a success.