Ploughing fans set new crowd record

The attendance of 92,000 on the third and last day of the National Ploughing Championships brought the tally for the three days to 291,500, a new record for the event, writes John Sexton.

The attendance of 92,000 on the third and last day of the National Ploughing Championships brought the tally for the three days to 291,500, a new record for the event.

Attendances were 112,500 on Tuesday and 87,000 on Wednesday.

The event was again officially opened by President Michael D Higgins, whose heartfelt speeches always strike a chord with the rural communities gathered for the event.

PLOUGHING COMPETITION RESULTS

3-Furrow Junior:

1, Colm Dineen, Kerry. 2, Thomas Reynolds, Longford. 3, Ciaran Milne, Tipperary North.

Vintage 2 Furrow Trailer:

1, Michael Bennett, Cork West. 2, Tom Pierce, Wicklow. 3, David Grattan, Co Down.

Under-40 Horse Class:

1, Jeremiah Delaney, Cork East. 2,Shane McCarthy, Cork West. 3, Billy Molloy, Wicklow.

Under-28 Reversible:

1, Eric Wickham, Wexford. 2, Stephen Whelan, Wexford. 3, Dermot Ryan, Offaly.

Under-28 Conventional Class Junior:

1, Lorcan Bergin, Tipperary South. 2, Liam Murphy, Tipperary North. 3, Michael J Donegan, Kerry.

Under-28 Conventional Class Senior:

1, Kieran Coakley, Cork West. 2, Frank Cullen, Wexford. 3, Anddrew Gill, Co Down.

Under-21 Conventional Class Senior:

1, John Murphy, Carlow. 2, PJ Hartley, Kilkenny. 3, Lee Simms , Donegal.

Intermediate Reversible:

1, Karl Davis, Laois. 2,Michael O’Halloran, Kerry. 3, Jimmy Cotter, Waterford.

Intermediate Conventional:

1, Anthony Reynolds, Longford. 2, Jim Grace, Cork West. 3, Thomas Cuddihy, Kilkenny.

Under-21 Conventional Junior:

1, Padraig Deery, Monaghan. 2, David Walsh, Laois. 3, Brendan Sheridan, Mayo.

3 Furrow Senior:

1, Pat Furlong, Wexford. 2, John Keohane. Cork West. 3, James Pendergast, Waterford.

Vintage 2 Furrow Mounted:

1, Oliver Smith, Meath. 2, Alan Simms, Donegal. 3, Joe Kelly, Galway.

Senior Horse:

1, Gerry King, Louth. 2, JJ Delaney, Cork East. 3, Gerry Reilly, Galway.

Macra 2 Furrow Conventional:

1, Cian Harrington, Cork West (Carbery). 2, Gerard Mahon, Offaly. 3, William Kehoe, Wexford. 4, David Murphy, Cork East (Avondhu).

Farmerette Conventional:

1, Joanne Deery, Monaghan. 2, Rachael O’Driscoll, Cork West. 3, Laura Grant, Offaly.

Vintage Single Furrow Mounted:

1, Eoin Buttle, Dublin. Joint 2nd, Gordon Jennings, Cork West and Trevor Fleming, Cork East.

Standard 3 Furrow Reversible:

1, Niall Twomey, Cork East. 2, Frankie Gowing, Offaly. 3, Andrew Simms, Donegal.

Special Horse Class:

1, Gerard King, Louth. 2, JJ Delaney, Cork East. 3, James Kilgarriff, Galway.

Senior Conventional Test Match:

Supreme Champion: Eamonn Treacy, Carlow. All Ireland runner-up: Gary Simms, Donegal. All Ireland 3rd: Larry Bergin, Tipperary South.

Novice 2 Furrow Conventional Senior:

1, Dwayne Shields. 2, Trevor Cuddihy. 3, Stacey O’Sullivan.

Novice 2 Furrow Conventional Junior:

1, Thomas Duffy, Meath. 2, Derek Rodgers, Dublin. 3, Sean Walsh, Mayo.

Novice 2 Furrow Conventional Intermediate:

1, Conor McKeown, Louth. 2, Ciaran McConnon, Monaghan. 3, Michael Buckley, Galway.

Loy ladies:

Joint 1st, Kathleen Donaghey, Donegal and Amy Daly, Westmeath . 3, Marion Boyce, Donegal.

Loy under 21:

1, Evan McGirr, Donegal. 2, Brian Kiernan, Leitrim. 3, Cathal King, Mayo.

Loy under 25:

1, Ronan Marren, Sligo. 2, Adrian Grace, Cork. 3, Michael Sheerin, Mayo.

Kverneland Reversible Test Match:

1, Supreme Champion: John Whelan, Wexford. 2, Dan Donnelly, Wexford. 3, Liam O’Driscoll, Cork West.

Junior Conventional:

1, Michael P Donegan, Kerry. 2, Pat Cooney. Laois. 3, Patrick Quinn, Clare.

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