THE Magherafelt Ploughing Society’s recent match was held on excellent lands
at Kilcronaghan, Tobermore attracting competitors from across the Province and from as far away as Dublin.
Tremendous weather conditions meant competitors and spectators were able to thoroughly enjoy the day’s craic.
In between times, the competitors beavered away in a very closely contested match that had the judges going home with considerably less hair on their heads than when they arrived.
Each of the Davids managed to just about sneak ahead in their respective classes as David Wright just managed to pip David Gill to take the championship of the field.
The society would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to the judging that was undertaken by Messrs S Bowman, R Brown, G Murphy, D Percy, Wm Purcell, and H Simms and the results were as follows:
12” for the Ernest A Caldwell Cup – 1, David Gill; 2, Rodney Crawford; 3, Allen McAnally; 4, Jack Wright.
Reversible for the F W Henderson Cup – 1, David Wright; 2, Adrian Jamison; 3, Martin Stewart.
Vintage Class 1 for the Magherafelt Ploughing Society Cup – 1, James Adair; 2, Jack O’Brien; 3, Frankie Davidson; 4, Edwin Murphy.
Vintage (novice) for the Arthur Campbell Cup – 1, Nigel Gamble; 2, Gary Gratten; 3, Cyril McGinnis (Dublin); 4, Stanley Moffatt.
Best Back – David Gill
Best Hint – David Wright
Best Ins & Outs – David Gill
Best Ploughing by a Co Derry Ploughman & WA Lees Memorial cup – David Wright
Championship of the field & WR Harrison Cup – David Wright
The society thanks the traders and businesses in the Magherafelt area and especially main sponsors Superseal Window Systems for their financial and other support, and thank all who helped to organise the event.