Annual Horse Ploughing Match is ‘Keeping an old tradition alive’

NEW. Ivan Lynn, who presented a new trophy to the Ballycastle & District Horse Ploughing Society, pictured handing it over to the inaugural winner, Hector Cassley on Friday night.INBM14-16 001SC.
NEW. Ivan Lynn, who presented a new trophy to the Ballycastle & District Horse Ploughing Society, pictured handing it over to the inaugural winner, Hector Cassley on Friday night.INBM14-16 001SC.

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.

YOUNG WINNERS. Gillian Wilkinson presents awards to Conall and Daniel Lynn at the Ballycastle & District Horse Ploughing Society's annual dinner at Hunter's Bar, Ballyvoy on Friday night.INBM14-16 002SC.

YOUNG WINNERS. Gillian Wilkinson presents awards to Conall and Daniel Lynn at the Ballycastle & District Horse Ploughing Society's annual dinner at Hunter's Bar, Ballyvoy on Friday night.INBM14-16 002SC.

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

TRIPLE. Hugh McCaughan (left) receives his trophies from Gerard McCarry on Fri night.INBM14-16 003SC.

TRIPLE. Hugh McCaughan (left) receives his trophies from Gerard McCarry on Fri night.INBM14-16 003SC.

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

HAND OVER. Sean McAllister presents awards to Declan and Stephen Ferris at the dinner.INBM14-16 004SC.

HAND OVER. Sean McAllister presents awards to Declan and Stephen Ferris at the dinner.INBM14-16 004SC.

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

CUP THAT. Society Chairman, Danny Matthews presents Sean Cassley with his trophy.INBM14-16 005SC.

CUP THAT. Society Chairman, Danny Matthews presents Sean Cassley with his trophy.INBM14-16 005SC.

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.

OLD HANDS. Society committee member, Stanley Jamieson presents a trophy to the most Senior Ploughman, Paddy McKendry on Friday night.INBM14-16 006SC.

OLD HANDS. Society committee member, Stanley Jamieson presents a trophy to the most Senior Ploughman, Paddy McKendry on Friday night.INBM14-16 006SC.

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.

FUNDRAISERS. Kate Cassley, pictured with her family, Susan, Karen, Grace and Sean, who year on year raise much needed funds for the Society.INBM14-16 007SC.

FUNDRAISERS. Kate Cassley, pictured with her family, Susan, Karen, Grace and Sean, who year on year raise much needed funds for the Society.INBM14-16 007SC.

YOUNG WINNER. Maura Young, receives a trophy on behalf of her daughter Amy from Alastair Wilkinson on Friday night at the Society's annual presentation dinner.INBM14-16 008SC.

YOUNG WINNER. Maura Young, receives a trophy on behalf of her daughter Amy from Alastair Wilkinson on Friday night at the Society's annual presentation dinner.INBM14-16 008SC.