Tough competition at Offaly Ploughing Championships

THERE was the usual high level of competition at the Offaly Ploughing Championships last weekend with competitors from around Offaly and further afield taking part.

THERE was the usual high level of competition at the Offaly Ploughing Championships last weekend with competitors from around Offaly and further afield taking part.

This was the 42nd running of the ploughing match and it took place in Screggan last Saturday.

There was a total of 12 categories a number of which were decided by the narrowest of margins.

Pat Brandon from Laois won the Senior Open Class while Trevor Cobbe won the Senior Confined. Laura Grant came out on top in the Farmerette Class with Brian Mahon coming out on top in the Senior Reversible.

Results

Conventional

Senior Open

1st Pat Brandon (Laois)

2nd Padraig Brandon (Laois)

3rd Christy Carron (Westmeath)

Senior Confined

1st Trevor Cobbe

2nd Justin Mahon

3rd Frankie Gowing

4th Jonathan Murray

U-28

1st David Dolan

2nd Ger mahon

3rd Ciaran Mahon (Kildare)

4th David Owens (Kildare)

U-21

1st Liam Murphy (Tipperary)

2nd Denis Dunne (Kildare)

3rd Brian Coady (Offaly)

Farmerette

1st Laura Grant

3 Furrow

1st Nichael Connolly

2nd Kieran Dunne (Kildare)

3rd Nigel Healion

Reversible

Senior

1st Brian Mahon

2nd Enda Kelly

3rd Joe Slattery (Tipp North)

4th John Cahalan (Tipp North)

U-28

1st Dermot Ryan

2nd Cian Lyons

3 Furrow Reversible

1st Rodney Cox

2nd David Garry

Vintage

2 Furrow Mounted

1st John McBride

2nd Ger Evans

3rd Peter O’Connell

Single Furrow

1st Bruno McCormac (Meath)

Novice Conventional

1st Sean Dalton (Kilcavan)