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Thursday 22 June 2017

Ploughing Championship 2016

Tomas Bolger, age 8 from New Ross, Co. Wexford pictured at the National Ploughing Championships. Pic. Robbie Reynolds
Tomas Bolger, age 8 from New Ross, Co. Wexford pictured at the National Ploughing Championships. Pic. Robbie Reynolds
Don't forget you're brolly if you're going to go ploughing! Taoiseach Enda Kenny sporting an Agri Aware brolly, the must have accessory for the ploughing. Photo: Pat Moore.
Tom Connolly aged 6 from Nenagh at the eir Pavilion at National Ploughing Championships
Minister Michael Creed visits Lidl Irish Suppliers at National Ploughing Championships 
Recruitment programme aimed at Rural Ireland were: Carolan Lennon, Managing Director, open eir, Joe Healy, President, IFA and Damien Gallagher, KN Group Managing Director
Annalise Murphy, Andy Lee and Gordon D’Arcy pictured at the eir Pavilion at National Ploughing Championships
Annalise Murphy pictured at the eir Pavilion at National Ploughing Championships
Fianna Fail Leader Micheal Martin with Hector and Kevin Dundon holds the Sam Maguire at the SuperValu Good Food Karma Project arena at the National Ploughing Championships on Day Two. 
Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD at the eir Pavilion at National Ploughing Championships.
Minister Michael Creed visits Lidl Irish Suppliers at National Ploughing Championships  Lidl sources €539 million from 180 Irish food suppliers
Ploughing 2016. Brendan Rice (11) from Shannonbridge and Emily Heffernan (8) from Tullamore take a closer look at a vintage John Deere tractor Picture; Gerry Mooney.
Champion Amateur Jockey Patrick Mullins pictured with Katie O’Farrell and Rachel Blackmore Amateur Pro Riders in the Horse Racing Ireland Tent at the Ploughing Champ 2016
Ploughing 2016. General view of the trade area. Picture: Gerry Mooney
Ploughing 2016. Blacksmith Patrick Strahan works on a piece of metal at the show. Picture: Gerry Mooney
Richard Hobson from Rathangan Kildare at the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Tullamore Co Offaly. Pic Steve Humphreys
Ploughing 2016. Dan O'Driscoll from Bandon with his grandson Cian Harrington who was in the Macra competition. Picture: Gerry Mooney.
Ploughing 2016. Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Brian and Chloe (14 months) Mahon at the ploughing. Brian was competing in the senior reverse ploughing Picture: Gerry Mooney.
Ploughing 2016. Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Brian and Chloe (14 months) Mahon at the ploughing. Brian was competing in the senior reverse ploughing Picture: Gerry Mooney.
The Parade of Champions at the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Tullamore Co Offaly. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Ploughing 2016. Ryan Tubridy gives the Ploughing a go. Picture: Gerry Mooney.
Ploughing 2016. Ryan Tubridy gives the Ploughing a go. Picture; Gerry Mooney.
Dan O'Driscoll from Bandon with his grandson Cian Harrington who was in the Macra competition. Picture; Gerry Mooney.
Minister Leo Varadkar TD in the Independent Tent at the Ploughing Champ 2016
Sisters Lauren (6) and Sophie O'Grady (9) from Ballycanew in Co. Wexford make the most of the soft conditions during the rain at the Ploughing in Screggan. Picture; Gerry Mooney.