Our annual Horse Ploughing Match took place on a warm sunny day at Churchfield Road on land kindly provided by Mr Danny Matthews.
We had excellent support from local ploughmen and by those who travelled and we hope the spectators had an enjoyable day. Thanks must go to the judges and for the caterers. Ballycastle Horse Ploughing Society remain indebted to our stalwarts Mr Jimmy and Ciaran McVeigh and helpers who ensured all traffic was controlled and parked safely and also to anyone else who helped in any way. The presentation of prizes was held on 1st April and a list of the prize winners is below. We would like to take this opportunity to thank those who donated cups and to all the businesses and individuals who generously contribute each year making it possible to run this match and keep an old tradition alive.
Results from Thursday, March 17:
Swing Class - 1st Hugh McCaughan, 2nd Joey McCaughan
Wholework Class - 1st Hector Cassley, 2nd Brendan Butler
Everyday Work - 1st Alex McMullan, 2nd Patrick McAllister, 3rd Wesley Henry, 4th John McDermott, 5th Karl Kee, 6th John Weir Jr
Turnboard Class - 1st Declan Ferris
Single Horse - 1st Conall Lynn, 2nd Amy Young, 3rd Paul McKendry, 4th Barry O’Loughlin, 5th Gerard McIlroy, 6th Clare Lynn, 7th Sonia Serrimia, 8th Paddy McKendry
Champion of the field - Alex McMullan
Reserve Champion - Patrick McAllister
Turnout class Cob Section - 1st Declan Ferris, 2nd John Weir, 3rd Karl Kee
Turnout class Clydesdale - 1st John McDermott, 2nd Wesley Henry
Best Ploughing Team - Karl Kee
Best Year Old Filly and Champion of Field - 1st Sam Brown
Best Work by member of Ballycastle Horse Ploughing Society - Hugh McCaughan
Best Ploughing by member of Ballycastle Horse Ploughing Society - Hugh McCaughan
Youngest Ploughman - Conall Lynn.
Oldest Ploughman - Paddy McKendry.
First Time Ploughing in Ballycastle - Karl Kee.
Best Helper - Daniel Lynn.
Best Work by Female Competitor - Amy Young.
Results from fireside quiz kindly organised by the Cassley Family - 1st Hilary McLister, 2nd Ciara & Orlaigh Breen, 3rd Tommy - you know who you are.