When you get a dry field ‘you gotta make the best of it!’

n Allen McAnally, third in the 12 inch world style.

THE Magherafelt Ploughing Society’s recent match was held at Kilcronaghan, Tobermore, attracting competitors from across the Province and from as far away as Dundalk.

Torrential rain elsewhere in the country meant that the availability of a dry field was an opportunity not to be missed – especially for a County Down man in the form of David Gill, who carefully plotted his way to the top place, taking the championship of the field in what was a fantastic day for competitors and spectators alike.

n Marc Gamble, second in the Classic Class. :

The society would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to the judging that was undertaken by Messrs S Bowman, R Brown, Wm Hood, Wm King and Wm Purcell. The results were as follows:

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12” for the Ernest A Caldwell Cup – 1, David Gill; 2, Rodney Crawford; 3, Allen McAnally; 4=, Brian O’Neill & Conor McKeown

Reversible for the F W Henderson Cup – 1, Adrian Jamison; 2, David Wright; 3, James Coulter.

Vintage Class 1 for the Magherafelt Ploughing Society Cup – 1, James Adair; 2, David Gratten; 3, Raymond Clifford; 4, Fred Dunne.

Vintage Class 2 (Novice) for the Arthur Campbell Cup – 1, Sam Loughrey; 2, Jack Moore; 3, Malcolm Finney; 4, William McCracken.

Vintage Classic – 1, Dai Kennedy; 2, Marc Gamble; 3, Nigel Gamble; 4, Jonathan Lemon.

Best Back – David Gill

Best Hint – Allen McAnally

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 Gill

n David Lemon junior, Jonathon Lemon and Samuel Gill. :

The society thanks the traders and businesses in the Magherafelt area, especially SuperSeal Window Systems, for their financial and other support, and thank all who helped to organise the event.


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