Carv­ing a straight fur­row

Bray People - - NEWS - PHO­TOS BY BAR­BARA FLYNN

PEO­PLE put on their wellies and en­dured the mud last Satur­day when Round­wood Plough­ing So­ci­ety held their an­nual plough­ing match on Lea Ground kindly pro­vided by John Byrne, Knock­atem­ple.

The NPA added a spe­cial Class for Macra na Feirme mem­bers this Septem­ber, any Macra mem­ber that wished to rep­re­sent Wick­low in the All Ire­land had to plough and win the Macra Class at the Round­wood Match to qual­ify.

How­ever, any Macra mem­ber who had pre­vi­ously ploughed in an Al­lIre­land was not el­i­gi­ble to plough in this class, in or­der to en­cour­age new in­ter­est.

The An­nual County Plough­ing Din­ner Dance will take place on Satur­day March 5, in the Grand Ho­tel, Wick­low.

' This has be­come a very pop­u­lar so­cial event and we would like to thank ev­ery­one for their con­tin­ued sup­port,' said a spokesman.

Michael Shana­han and Liam Hamil­ton in ac­tion.

A tra­di­tional touch from Les Ham­bidge from the Glen of Imall.

The judges ex­am­ine the fur­rows.

John Shortt in his John Deere.

Richard Finn with his Massey Fer­gu­son 35.

Leo, Gavin and Stephen Ka­vanagh and Des Fan­ning.

Robert Power and John Byrne with the prizes that were won in the match 100 years ago.

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