Sunday 21 December 2014

Ploughing Championships 2010

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Crowds on day two of the National Ploughing Championships at Cardenton Near Athy. Photo: Frank McGrath
A packed carpark at the National Ploughing Championships. Photo: Frank McGrath
Bret Langrell from New Zealand pictured during the Intermediate Sheep Sheering competition. Photo: Frank McGrath
Godfrey Worrell from Rathangan, Co Kildare, takes a break for lunch with his son Darragh. Photo: Frank McGrath
Rachael Fitzsimons, Shannen Smith and Emma Stafford, all from Cavan, take to the muddy walkways. Photo: Frank McGrath
Labour Party Leader Eamon Gilmore pictured in his wellies as he braves the mud. Photo: Frank McGrath
Dennis Kelleher helps guide Sonny Egans horses, Co Kerry, during the Senior Horse Class ploughing. Photo: Frank McGrath
Nine-year-old Billy Gregan from Bagnelstown, Co Carlow, runs with his sister Sidhbh, seven, through the mud. Photo: Frank McGrath
Ploughman Godfrey Worrell Kildangan Co Kildare guides his horses during the senior Horse Class ploughing on day two. Photo: Frank McGrath
Horses and ploughmen in action during the senior Horse Class ploughing. Photo: Frank McGrath
Sonny Egans from Kerry watches his furrow during the Senior Horse Class ploughing. Photo: Frank McGrath
Ploughmen and horses in action during the Senior Horse Class ploughing. Photo: Frank McGrath
Five-year-old Conor Ging from Mountmellick catches up on the headlines with his Dad John. Photo: Frank McGrath
Graham Davidson from Larne Co Antrim pictured during the Intermediate Sheep Sheering competition. Photo: Frank McGrath
Ciara Ryan (15) from Rathdowney, Co Laois and Holly Casey (15) from Lucan, Co Dublin, splashing around in the mud on day two
It was thirsty work on the first day of the Ploughing Championships at Athy, Co Kildare. And Gerard King, from Co Louth, pictured here by Julien Behal, quenched it with a bottle of Guinness after he finished ploughing in the Under 40 Horse Class on the opening day of the event
A competitor measures the distances during ploughing. Photo: PA
Gerard Collins, from west Cork, holds the clay after finishing ploughing in the Under 40 Horse Class. Photo: PA
Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny pours a cup of tea. Photo: PA
A couple watch one of the ploughing events taking place on day one. Photo: PA
The Collins team from west Cork ploughing in the Under 40 Horse Class. Photo: AP
Competitors ploughing in the Under 40 Horse Class. Photo: PA
A competitor takes part in a ploughing event on day one. Photo: PA
Emer Kehoe from Wexford adjusts one of the blades on her plough during the Farmerette Class competition. Photo: Frank McGrath

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