THE dates have been set for the Kerry Ploughing Association's (KPA) four meetings of 2013, with the Abbeydorney club keeping with tradition and getting things underway with the first match of season on January 20, 2013.
Ballyheigue is next up with its meeting planned for the following Sunday, January 27, followed by Ardfert on February 3 and finishing up in Causeway on February 10.
The KPA is also planning to hold a novice ploughing match in early January, and are now seeking entries from any ploughmen and women over the age of 25 who are interested in taking part.
The event cannot go ahead unless at lease five competitors sign up, and entries must be received before December 14.
Those interested are asked to contact their local representatives: Brendan Blackwell, Ardfert (086 3543831); John P Corridon, Ballyheigue (087 3560407), Michael Donegan, Causeway (086 3306092) and Tom O'Mahony, Abbeydorney (087 6350464).