Monday 22 January 2018

Masters of the earth

Fintan Lambe

A DEMONSTRATION of various match ploughing techniques, and a tractor pull competition provided for a day's entertainment at Ballyedmond recently.

This was the first such event organised by the Pat the Chap Vintage Club, and they hope to build on its success next year.

They were delighted with how many people turned out during the day to see the action and to support the NCBI.

In the tractor pull competition, tractors are tasked with pulling increasingly heavy weights, and there was great fun seeing which tractors would triumph.

In the modified class, John Leavy came first; Harry Ellis was second; and Pat Morrissey was third. In the super big farm class, Pat Leonard was first; Paul Sullivan was second; and Paul Collins was third.

The super small farm class was won by Paul Sullivan, while Graham Bailey was second, and Colm Minogue was third.

The Vintage Club is named in memory of a fondly remembered local character known as Pat the Chap, and several of his family members are involved in the club.

A big thank you was sent to landowner Michael Fanning of Wells Granite for the use of his field on the Wells Road for the event, and all who took part, or helped on the day. 'We got a lot of support from local people,' said club member Gavin Tomkins.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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