The spring sunshine provided ideal conditions for the 43rd annual Ploughing Championships on the Gorry and O’Doherty lands at Kilcavan recently. Competitors from Laois, Offaly, North Tipperary, Westmeath, Longford, Kildare and Carlow turned up to show their skills.
Judges from South Tipperary and Offaly said the standards were very high. Prizes were presented at a special dinner organised by the Ladies committee.
Kilcavan Ploughing Committee would like to thank everyone who helped to make the event a success including the site owners and the press.
Open Senior - 1. Pat Brandon, Laois; 2. Trevor Cobbe, Offaly; 3. Padraig Brandon.
Intermediate - 1. Anthony Reynolds, Longford; 2. Martin Reilly, Longford.
Under 28 Class - 1. David Owen, Kildare; 2. Ger Mahon, Offaly.
Under 21 Class - 1. Sean Treacy, Carlow; 2. Liam Murphy, North Tipperary; 3. David Dunne, Kildare.
Novice Confined - Sean dalton, Kilcavan and Culliton Novice Cup.
Senior Reversible - 1. Enda kelly, Offaly; 2. John Cahalan, North Tipperary; 3. Michael McEvoy, laois.
Three Furrow Standard Reversible - 1. Rodney Cox, Offaly; 2. Ivor McDonald, Offaly; 3. Owen Donoghue, North Tipperary and Confined Fred Bagnall, Kilcavan.
3 Furrow Standard - 1. Kieran Dunne, Kildare.
Vintage 2 Furrow Mtd. - 1. Peter O’Connell, Kildare; 2. Ger Evans, Westmeath; 3. Noel Cummins, Kildare.