First class plough­ing at the Healy Farm

The Corkman - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

MAC­ROOM Plough­ing As­so­ci­a­tion held their an­nual Plough­ing Match on Sun­day on the lands of the Healy fam­ily, Car­rigthou, Coach­ford. It was a beau­ti­ful spring like day as the com­peti­tors – 52 in all – made their way to this ex­cel­lent site. All was in place for an­other well­run match, thanks to the Healy fam­ily for all their as­sis­tance to run this event smoothly.

Or­gan­is­ers wish to thank all who com­peted and did some ex­cel­lent work, as well as those who dropped in to see what was hap­pen­ing and gave gen­er­ously at the gate. A spe­cial word of thanks also went to all the spon­sors, with­out whose con­tin­u­ous sup­port an event like this could not be run as well as it is year af­ter year. And there were thanks too for the hard-work­ing com­mit­tee, es­pe­cially to those who give them a help­ing hand on the day and the judges who travel long dis­tances to ad­ju­di­cate and to the stew­ard.

Plough­men & women and helpers were all in­vited to Cool­cower House that even­ing for a beau­ti­ful meal thnaks to Bernie and the staff as al­ways.

Re­sults were an­nounced later that night to a large at­ten­dance.

Pre­sen­ta­tions were also made to Jeremiah De­laney for his suc­cess in the All-Ire­land and to club mem­ber John O’Rior­dan and Aine who were mar­ried in 2018. Money, tro­phies and cups were pre­sented to the win­ners. Two new cups were pre­sented on the night, one in mem­ory of Derry and one in mem­ory of Jerry Cot­ter.

On a sad­der note, a minute’s si­lence was ob­served on the field for Derry Coak­ley who died so trag­i­cally in 2018. Fr John blessed the site and also re­mem­bered past mem­bers of the Mac­room Plough­ing Fam­ily

In Cool­cower House that night a minute’s si­lence was also ob­served for Derry and the Pres­i­dent of the Plough­ing Timmy Cree­don paid a glow­ing trib­ute to Derry for all his hard work for the Plough­ing and the wider Mac­room Com­mu­nity, much to the de­light though tinged with so much sad­ness of his fam­ily who were present. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis.

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