Dobson praise for 101st Mullahead ploughing match

Gareth Williamson, Harry Dunwoody, John Keating and William Thomson Pictured at the 101st Mullahead Ploughing Match held at the Moyallen Estate in Portadown on Saturday. PICTURE STEVEN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
Gareth Williamson, Harry Dunwoody, John Keating and William Thomson Pictured at the 101st Mullahead Ploughing Match held at the Moyallen Estate in Portadown on Saturday. PICTURE STEVEN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

Ulster Unionist MLA Jo-Anne Dobson has praised the organisers, competitors and exhibitors who took part in Saturday’s Mullahead Ploughing Match.

Commenting following the 101st annual event held in Moyallon on Richardson’s Estate Mrs Dobson said: “Once again the hard work and planning from the members and officers of Mullahead & District Ploughing Society delivered a fantastic showcase event for all sectors of our agricultural industry and a wonderful family day out!”

John McDermott pictured with William Thompson and Gareth Williamson from BOI

John McDermott pictured with William Thompson and Gareth Williamson from BOI

Mrs Dobson attended the ploughing match alongside party colleagues Danny Kennedy MLA, fellow Assembly election candidates Councillor Doug Beattie MC and Kyle Savage, councillors and friends.

“It’s no exaggeration to say that every year Mullahead gets bigger and better. This year alongside all the ploughing skills it was great to see the Highland Games and the gentle giant and former UK Strongest Man Mr Glenn Ross and his team keeping the crowds entertained throughout the day.

“This event truly is a showcase date in the farming calendar and one I never miss! Once again the grounds were packed with people supporting our local farmers and companies. It was also great to see the guys from Bleary Young Farmers there in strength as they are every year,” she said.

“I send my congratulations to the organisers and also to the Richardson family for their continued generosity.

Pictured at the 101st Mullahead Ploughing Match held at the Moyallen Estate in Portadown on Saturday were William Thompson and from Bank of Ireland with Robert Irwin and Irwin . PICTURE STEVEN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

Pictured at the 101st Mullahead Ploughing Match held at the Moyallen Estate in Portadown on Saturday were William Thompson and from Bank of Ireland with Robert Irwin and Irwin . PICTURE STEVEN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

“Everyone is already looking forward to next year’s ploughing match!”

Former UK Strongest Man Glenn Ross and his team from Ultimate Strongest Man with Ulster Unionist representatives Jo-Anne Dobson MLA, Danny Kennedy MLA, Aldermen Jim Speers, Arnold Hatch and Jim Dillon attending the 101st Mullahead Ploughing Match.

Former UK Strongest Man Glenn Ross and his team from Ultimate Strongest Man with Ulster Unionist representatives Jo-Anne Dobson MLA, Danny Kennedy MLA, Aldermen Jim Speers, Arnold Hatch and Jim Dillon attending the 101st Mullahead Ploughing Match.

William Irwin, William Thompson, Edwin Poots, Gareth Williamson and Sydney Anderson

William Irwin, William Thompson, Edwin Poots, Gareth Williamson and Sydney Anderson

Bertie Hanna, William Thompson, Bertie Faulkner and Gareth Williamson

Bertie Hanna, William Thompson, Bertie Faulkner and Gareth Williamson