Ploughmen collect awards at Killead’s annual dinner

Samuel Pinkerton presents a cheque to Jennifer Johnston on behalf of Parkinson's UK. Picture: Andrew Hyde.
Samuel Pinkerton presents a cheque to Jennifer Johnston on behalf of Parkinson's UK. Picture: Andrew Hyde.

Killead Ploughing Society held its annual dinner and presentation of awards recently in Templepatrick.

Chairman Samuel Pinkerton welcomed everyone and said he was delighted to see such a large turnout of members, friends and guests.

Ruth Boyd, second left, congratulates prize winners who collected awards at Killead Ploughing Society's annual dinner, Templepatrick: Picture Andrew Hyde.

Ruth Boyd, second left, congratulates prize winners who collected awards at Killead Ploughing Society's annual dinner, Templepatrick: Picture Andrew Hyde.

He said: “Thanks to Henry Boyd and family from Newtownabbey who hosted this year’s event, and to Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council for their generous support.”

Charity cheques were presented to Friends of the Cancer Centre based at Belfast City Hospital, and Parkinson’s UK.

After a delicious meal the awards were presented by Ruth Boyd.

Prize winners included:

Henry Boyd, and daughter Ruth, present the award for the reserve champion of the field to David Wright. Picture: Andrew Hyde.

Henry Boyd, and daughter Ruth, present the award for the reserve champion of the field to David Wright. Picture: Andrew Hyde.

Sam Moore Memorial Cup, for the best turned out tractor and plough: Andrew Gill.

Clyde Memorial Cup, for the champion of the field: Andrew Gill.

Mobil Oil Co Plaque, for the runner-up to the champion of the field: David Wright.

Des Wright Cup, for the best opening 12” world style: Andrew Gill.

Andrew Gill was the champion of the field at Killead Ploughing Society's annual match. He received the trophy at the annual dinner from Ruth Boyd. Picture: Andrew Hyde

Andrew Gill was the champion of the field at Killead Ploughing Society's annual match. He received the trophy at the annual dinner from Ruth Boyd. Picture: Andrew Hyde

Gallagher Cup, for the best finish in the world style classes: Andrew Gill.

A Pinkerton Memorial Cup, for the best work by a competitor under 25-years-old: Andrew Gill.

York Street Cup, for the best ins and outs: Andrew Gill.

Wilsons Feeds Cup, for the best work by a member of Killead Ploughing Society: Gerald Erwin.

Stephen Clyde was the winner of the commercial reversible class. He received the Don Wright Cup from James Boyd, host of this year's ploughing match. Picture: Andrew Hyde.

Stephen Clyde was the winner of the commercial reversible class. He received the Don Wright Cup from James Boyd, host of this year's ploughing match. Picture: Andrew Hyde.

RA Erwin Memorial Cup, for the youngest ploughman: Jamie Gault.

McClelland Cup, for the winner of the 12” world style class: Andrew Gill.

McGladdery Cup, for the winner for world style reversible class: David Wright.

The Gray Contracts Cup, for the winner of the under 25 reversible class: Jamie Gault.

Don Wright Cup, for the winner of the commercial reversible class: Stephen Clyde.

Macrete (Ireland) Perpetual Cup, for the winner of the senior vintage class: William Gill.

Pictured at Killead Ploughing Society's annual dinner, Templepatrick, are chairman Samuel Pinkerton, left, and treasurer David Wallace, centre, with Henry and James Boyd, hosts of this year's annual match; and Cllr Mervyn Rea MBE, Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.

Pictured at Killead Ploughing Society's annual dinner, Templepatrick, are chairman Samuel Pinkerton, left, and treasurer David Wallace, centre, with Henry and James Boyd, hosts of this year's annual match; and Cllr Mervyn Rea MBE, Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.

Simms Cup, for the winner of the vintage trailed class: Arnold McAteer.

Killead Ploughing Society Cup, for the winner of the Ferguson class: James Fitchey.

Andrew Gill, and girlfriend, Ashleigh Coyle, pictured with an array of silverware at Killead Ploughing Society's annual dinner, Templepatrick. Picture: Andrew Hyde.

Andrew Gill, and girlfriend, Ashleigh Coyle, pictured with an array of silverware at Killead Ploughing Society's annual dinner, Templepatrick. Picture: Andrew Hyde.