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Tyrone County events back with tractor handling competition

THE Tyrone County Knockout and Tractor Handling competition recently took place at the Tyrone Farming Society, Omagh, marking the first in-person county event since the Covid-19 pandemic began.

The event was well attended for both the knockout and tractor handling competition, with the event being conducted in a Covid-safe manner.

Overall, it was the team from Newtownstewart Young Farmers that took first place in the knockout.

In the male tractor handling, first place was Adam Wilson, Cappagh, second was Alistair McKelvey, Newtownstewart, third place was Matthew Wilson, Cappagh, and fourth was Samuel Hunter, Derg Valley.

In the female tractor handling section, first place was Kathryn Mitchell, Derg Valley, second was Shannen Vance, Trillick and District, third place was Zara Donnell, Newtownstewart Young Farmers, and fourth place was Helena Clements, Derg Valley.

Following the successful event, a spokes-person from Tyrone YFC said: “The event was a great success, and it was fantastic to be able to meet again in a Covid-19 safe manner.

“A huge thanks to William Wilson for conducting the tractor handling, Agri Power Omagh for supplying the tractor and wrapper, John Armstrong for his invaluable help stewarding, and Stuart Mills, YFCU Deputy President, for making the journey down to mark the farm safety quiz.

“Thanks must also go to clubs who supported the night, bringing with them a variety of games, and to everyone who helped make the night a success.”

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