BANDON Ploughing Association held its 73rd annual ploughing match on Sunday last at Knockbrown, Bandon, on the lands of Derek and Pauline Lovell.
Early morning fog left visibility from one side of the field to the other quite poor, however as the day progressed, the fog lifted and conditions improved. The stubble field, when ploughed, showed a rich dark loam soil, which resulted in some excellent banks of ploughing throughout all the classes and with over 40 competitors.
This gave the spectators great scope for discussion. Judges were Tipperary men Larry Bergin, Lorcan Bergin and John Casey along with John O’Brien.
Senior Tractor: 1st Barry O’Sullivan, 2nd Jim Grace, 3rd John A O’Donovan, 4th John Murphy.
Intermediate Tractor:1st Geoffrey Wycherly, 2nd DJ Keohane, 3rd Jimmy Nyhan
Under 28: 1st Kieran Coakley, 2nd Gerard Kirby, 3rd David Walsh.
Under 21: 1st James O’Sullivan, 2nd Ian O’Farrell, 3rd Aidan O’Donovan, 4th Andrew O’Donovan.
Macra: 1st Cian Harrington.
Senior Reversible: 1st Gerard Coakley, 2nd Michael Wycherly, 3rd Liam O’Driscoll.
Standard Reversible: 1st Dan Hurley, 2nd Niall Twomey, 3rd Jerry Creedon, 4th Padraig Walsh.
3 Furrow: 1st John Keohane, 2nd Mathew Coakley, 3rd Kevin O’Riordan.
Senior Hydraulic Vintage: 1st John O’Neill, 2nd Denis Cummins, 3rd Maurice Sheehy, 4th Michael Walsh.
Confined Hydraulic Vintage: 1st Cian Ryan.
Trailer Vintage: 1st Michael Bennett, 2nd John Wolfe.
Single Furrow: 1st Gordon Jennings.
Horse Class: 1st Tim Lawlor.
Upcoming fixtures: Clonakilty, Sunday, January 15th and Kilmeen on Sunday 22nd.