Holden is re-elected as chairman at AGM

Wilson Holden Chairman of the Northern Ireland Ploughing Association who is also Chairman Kilroot Agricultural Society at the Kilroot annual ploughing match at Ballyclare.  PICTURE STEVEN MCAULEY/KEVIN MCAULEY PHOTOGRAPHY MULTIMEDIA
Wilson Holden Chairman of the Northern Ireland Ploughing Association who is also Chairman Kilroot Agricultural Society at the Kilroot annual ploughing match at Ballyclare. PICTURE STEVEN MCAULEY/KEVIN MCAULEY PHOTOGRAPHY MULTIMEDIA

The Northern Ireland Ploughing Association held its Annual General Meeting this week with Wilson Holden from Larne once again re-elected as Chairman having led the Association for the past six years, while Lyndley Deans from Limavady has been re-elected Vice Chairman.

Other office bearers were President, William King; Treasurer, Glenn Kerr and a new member to the Association, Alison Armstrong, has been elected as Secretary, taking over from Elaine Paisley who has retired from the position after three years in this role.

A very successful Five Nations Championships was held last weekend in Doncaster, England with results in all classes.

Alan McAnally came fourth in the World Style Conventional; Ronnie Coulter came third in the World Style Reversible, while in the vintage classes, Ian Sims came first in the Vintage Hydraulic Class and David Grattan came third in the Vintage Trail. Congratulations to those who took part.

74th Northern Ireland International Ploughing Championships

A note for your diary is Friday, 29th and Saturday, 30th September, when the 74th Northern Ireland International Ploughing Championships will take place on lands at Donaghcloney, Co Armagh, owned by Tim McClelland.

The event is set to be a great day out for all the family and will showcase over 50 qualified competitors from Northern Ireland and ROI competing in six different classes including World Style Conventional, World Style Reversible, Vintage Class, Classic Class, Horse Class and Ladies Class.

The Ploughing Championships will be an ideal meeting place for anyone involved in the agriculture industry and their families to see top ploughmen show off their skills for the honour of being crowned a Northern Ireland Champion and representing their country on World and European Stages.

Over the course of the two days, there will be vintage ploughing, trade and craft stalls, outdoor trade stands and kids activities. For further information please contact: info@niploughing.com