Thirty competitors take to the field at Barndarrig Ploughing
THIRTY competitors took part overall in the Barndarrig Ploughing Championship held on Saturday, including three horse led ploughs and 27 tractors.
Proceedings started at 11 a.m. and ended at around 3.30 p.m.. A sizeable crowd from the area were present to view events as they unfolded, despite the inclement weather conditions.
John Shortt of Rathdown won the Champion Class, while Billy Donnelly of Wexford was the Three Furrow Senior Class winner.
John Summers of Carnew finished first in the Three Furrow Class Junior.
Paddy Doyle was the victor in the Vintage Mounted Class. Willie Kearney of Carnew won the Classic Class.
The Vintage Trailer Class was won by County Down’s David Gratton won the Vintage Trailer Class. David Levingstone of Wexford was the Vintage Single Furrow Class winner.
Tom Donnelly was the Reversible Class champion, while the Horse Class was won by Kevin Doran of Carnew.
Barndarrig Ploughing Secretary Padraig O’Brien said: ‘We would like to thank all the participants and everyone involved for all their efforts. We had a great day. Thanks also to the Agar family for the use of their field.’
Liam Reilly and Paddy Doyle from Barndarrig at the Barndarrig Ploughing Championships.
ABOVE: Chris and Jasper Kitson. RIGHT: Fr Eamonn Crossan and Lorcan Ó hEalaighthe.
Anouk Lambert, Faye Reilly and Siobhan Byrne.
Padraig O’Brien, Johnny Brennan and Neville Elliott.
Cillian Molloy and Jack Murphy Dagge.
Judges Brian Berney and Mervyn Sunderland.