Simms is champion at Killead event
RECENTLY crowned European Vintage Champion, Ian Simms, Carrickfergus was the Champion of the Field, ploughing world style, at Saturday’s annual match organised by Killead Ploughing Society, on the lands of Mr Henry Boyd, Ballyrobin Road, Templepatrick.
The judges were Harold Simms, Carrickfergus; Des Wright MBE, Coleraine; Tom McCracken, Craigantlet and George Murphy, Hillsborough.
World Style Open; 1, Ian Simms, Carrickfergus; 2, Brian O’Neill, Moy; 3, Andrew Gill, Saintfield; 4, John Barr, Coleraine.
World Style Reversible; 1, David Wright, Magherafelt; 2, Thomas Cochrane, Coleraine; 3, Trevor Jones, Loup.
Under 25 years Reversible; 1, M Gray, Doagh; 2, Ryan McCoy, Carmavy; 3, Erwin Buick, Kells.
Three or Four Furrow Commercial; 1, Alan Wallace, Antrim; 2, Gerald Erwin, Nutts Corner; 3, William Johnston, Templepatrick.
Senior Vintage; 1, William Gill, Saintfield; 2, Fred Dunn, Brookborough; 3, Ivan Watson, Ballynahinch; 4, Sam Loughrey, Limavady.
Novice Vintage; 1, Andrew Clyde, Ballysnod, Larne; 2, Marc Gamble, Ballynure; 3, D Manson, Parkgate.
Vintage Trail; 1, William Steenson, Markethill; 2, Mark Taggart, Cogry, Doagh; 3, David Grattan, Banbridge.
Ferguson Class; 1, Pauline Davison, Killinchy; 2, Jack O’Brien, Enniskillen; 3, James Fitchie MBE, Killinchy.
Championship of the Field; Ian Simms, Carrickfergus; Reserve, David Wright, Magherafelt.
The awards will be handed over at the Society’s annual presentation dinner dance, to be held in Ballyhill Orange Hall on Friday 9th November.
A spokesperson for Killead Ploughing Society expressed thanks to Mr Henry Boyd for the use of the land; the judges, competitors, the ladies for the catering and everyone who helped in any way to make the event such a success.
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