Perfect conditions for Ballynahinch event

Peter Allen (Donacloney) receives his prize from Wilfie Gill for his class win at Ballynahinch Vintage Clubs ploughing match held in Crossgar last Saturday
Peter Allen (Donacloney) receives his prize from Wilfie Gill for his class win at Ballynahinch Vintage Clubs ploughing match held in Crossgar last Saturday

Ballynahinch Vintage Club held their annual ploughing match in Crossgar last Saturday.

Bright sunshine greeted a very good turnout of competitors taking part in both tractor and horse classes.

William Gill (Listooder Ploughing Society) took the Championship of the Field. In the Intermediate Class, Peter Allen (Donacloney) took another impressive class win while in the Classic Class, Jackie Moore took the top spot. There was an impressive performance from Jack Moore (Ballyblack) to win the novice class. In the horse classes, Lindsay Hanna (Listooder) was victorious while John Weir (Ballyclare) took the Style and Appearance class.

Results

Class 1 – Hydraulic Lift Senior: 1 William Gill (Listooder)

Class 2 – Intermediate Lift: 1 Peter Allen (Donacloney); 2 David Boyd (Bangor); 3 Jim Bergin (Larne); 4 James McKee (Portavogie); 5= David Lemon Jnr (Ballyblack); 5= William Steenson (Markethill); 7 David Lemon Snr (Ballyblack)

Class 3 – Classic: 1 Jackie Moore (Bangor); 2 Dai Kennedy (Listooder); 3 Ivan Watson (Ballynahinch); 4 Jeffrey Cush (Lurgan); 5 James Fitchie (CDTEC); 6 Pauline Davidson (CDTEC)

Class 4 – Novice: 1 Jack Moore (Ballyblack); 2 Paul Bergin (Larne); 3 Harry Elliott (Gilford); 4 George Burton (Maze)

Class 5 – Horse: 1 Lindsay Hanna (Listooder); 2 John Weir (Ballyclare)

Class 6 – Style & Appearance: 1 John Weir (Ballyclare)

Special Prizes

Best work in the Novice Class with a Ransome Plough – Paul Bergin

Best work with a Ferguson – James Fitchie

Martin Gill from Ballynahinch Vintage Club congratulated all competitors. He also thanked spectators for coming along, land owners Winston and Wilfie Gill, judges Rodney Crawford and Richard Gill. Catering was supplied by Kathleen Lyons and Eleanor Cheevers.