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North Tipp. Ploughing

The 52nd Annual North Tipperary Ploughing was held in brilliant sunshine on the lands of Joe & Lillian Austin  Borrisokane  Pictured here checking the entries is Eileen Duffy and Denis Cahalan

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North Tipperary Ploughing committee made a presentation of €500 the gate takings from the 2016 championships, to North Tipp Hospice during their annual draw which was held on Easter Saturday night March 26th in Paddys of Terryglass. From left: Tom Duffy, Treasurer, Denis Cahalan, Secretary, James Hough, Vice Chairman, Nigal Foxton and Lelia Kelly, North Tipp Hospice, Eamon Murphy, Chairman North Tipp. Ploughing.   

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Cups were presented to the North Tipp ploughing winners during the committee’s annual draw which took place on Easter Saturday night in Paddy’s Terryglass. From left: Eamon Murphy, Chairman, Ray Clancy, Vintage Hydrolic, Tadgh Milne who accepted the cup for his son Ciaran, 3 furrow, Tom Duffy, Intermediate, James Hough, Single furrow, Denis Cahalan, secretary. 

Draw Results.

North Tipperary Ploughing held their annual raffle and presented cups to the winners on Easter Saturday night last in Paddy’s bar Terryglass. They also presented a cheque for €500 the proceeds from the gate takings on the day of the Championship, to North Tipp Hospice and there to collect the cheque was Lelia Kelly and Nigal Foxton.  Chairman Eamon Murphy thanked everyone who attended especially the members. He went on to thank all the sponsors of the various prizes, ticket sellers and buyers. The results are as follows: 1st. €300. Seamus Loughnane (Tinlough, Birr). Seller: D. Loughnane. 2nd. €200 Tim Carey (Riverstown). Seller: Pakie O’Brien. 3rd. €100 Philip Tierney (Terryglass). Seller: Ken Harding. 4th Two free passes to the National Ploughing Championships: Mary Coen (Lorrha). Seller: Rose Mannion. 5th. Bt. Vodka Tim Ryan (Cloughjordan). Seller: R. Kennedy. 6th. Bt. Gin. Paul Lynch (Portlaois). Seller Laura McKenna. 7th. Bt. Wine. Michael Sullivan (Fadden). Seller: E. Kinsella. 8th. Bt. Wine Kathleen Flannery (Borrisokane). Seller: Denis Cahalan. 9th. Bt. Whiskey Dan Fogarty (Terryglass) Seller: Niamh Lyons. Cups were then presented to the North Tipp winners. Tom Duffy (Intermediate), Ciaran Milne won the 3 furrow and his dad Tadgh accepted the cup, Ray Clancy (Vintage hydraulic), James Hough (Single furrow).

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Secretary of North Tipp Ploughing committee Denis Cahalan lets a flare off to signal the commencement of the 51st Annual Championships which was held in dreadful weather conditions on Sunday March 6th 2016 on the lands of Brendan and Mairead Tierney Terryglass by kind permission.

North Tipperary Ploughing Results.

The results from the 2016 championships which took place on the farm of Brendan and Mairead Tierney in Terryglass by kind permission are as follows.

The committee wish to thank all who helped, supported and participated in the championships on March 6th. in such dreadful weather conditions.  Conventional (Senior): 1st. Larry Bergin (South Tipp), 2nd. D.J. McHugh (Laois), 3rd. Alan Davis (Laois). Intermediate: 1st. Jonathan Murray (Offaly), 2nd. Tom Duffy (North Tipp), 3rd. Sean Gilligan (Galway), 4th Jim Green (Laois). Junior: 1st. Noel Howley (South Tipp), 2nd. J.P. Fenlon (Laois). 3 Furrow: 1st. Ciaran Milne (North Tipp), 2nd: Tom Ryan (North Tipp), 3rd: Liam Morris (South Tipp), 4th: Andrew Wilson (North Tipp). Farmette: 1st. Laura Grant (Offaly). Reversible: 1st. Joe Slattery (North Tipp), there was a tie for 2nd place between John Cahalan (North Tipp) and Enda Kelly (Offaly), 3rd. Karl Davis (Laois). Reversible U28: Dermot Ryan (Offaly). Vintage Hydraulic: 1st. John McBride (Offaly), 2nd. Michael Bourke (Galway), 3rd. Ray Clancy (North Tipp), 4th. Ethan Harding (North Tipp). Classic Vintage: 1st. Adrian Kennedy (North Tipp), 2nd. Michael Spain (Offaly). Single Furrow: 1st. Trevor Fleming (Cork), 2nd. James Hough (North Tipp), 3rd. Andrew Hogan (North Tipp). Horses: 1st. Joe Egan (Longford), 2nd. Michael Bourke (Galway), 3rd. Philip Larkin (Galway), 4th Eamon McDonagh (Mayo).

 

Good Luck Ethan from all in North Tipp Ploughing

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Ethan Harding Borrisokane is wished the best of luck by the North Tipperary Ploughing committee as he prepares to travel to Veendam in the Netherlands this week to represent Ireland in the European vintage ploughing championships which will take place on Sunday next the 20th. September.  Ethan qualified for the European Vintage Ploughing Championships after winning out his category in the vintage two scrape hydraulic category at the National Ploughing championships in Ratheniska last September twelve months. Driving a 1956 Ferguson 35 four cylinder diesel tractor and pulling a two scrape Ransom TS59 N model vintage plough, Ethan created history not just for himself, but also for the N.T.P.A. as no other person has qualified on their first attempt. This is a great achievement for the young Borrisokane plough man who now represents Ireland on the big stage and he is wished the very best of luck on Sunday. Also pictured is from left, Owen Harding (Cousin), Denis Cahalan (Secretary N.T.P), Kenneth Harding (Ethan’s father), Tom Duffy (Treasurer N.T.P), Eamon Murphy (Chairman N.T.P).  

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North Tipperary Ploughing committee presented cups and trophies to the North Tipp winners of the recent local 50th Anniversary championships held on the lands of the Lambe family. The presentation took place in Kelly’s Rathcabbin. Front from left: Owen Clancy, (Rathcabbin), intermediate Loy confined, Sackie O’Brien, (Rathcabbin) intermediate Loy confined, Joe Slattery, (Kilbarron) senior reversible and also accepted the cup for his father John in senior conventional, Denis Cahalan, (Nenagh) committee secretary.  Back: Mark Kennedy (Rathcabbin) on behalf of his nephew Michael for minor Loy, James Hough, (Rathcabbin) single furrow, Ethan Harding, (Borrisokane), 2 furrow vintage. Ethan will also represent Ireland in the European Vintage Ploughing Championships which takes place in The Netherlands next September, Tadhg Milne for his son Ciaran, 3 furrow conventional, National Director Denis Duffy for Jack Ryan, novice Loy, Chairman Eamon Murphy for his son Liam, under 21 conventional, Treasurer Tom Duffy, intermediate conventional. 

Ploughing Results From March 29th 2015.

North Tipperary Ploughing committee thank everyone who helped in whatever way on Sunday 29th for the 50th Anniversary event. Supporters and competitors and especially those who travelled long distances to compete in difficult weather conditions. A special word of thanks to the Lambe family for the excellent location. The raffle will now take place on Saturday 18th April in Kelly’s Rathcabbin. Tickets are still on sale from all members, please support. The results of the Jubilee ploughing championships are:

Single Furrow Vintage: 1st. Trevor Fleming (Cork East), 2nd. Ronan McCormack (Meath), 3rd. James Hough (North Tipp), 4th Andrew Hogan (North Tipp).

Classic Vintage: 1st. Brian McNally (Cavan), 2nd. Trevor Hogan (North Tipp), 3rd. Eamon Kiernan (Longford).

Trailer Vintage: 1st. Tommy Pierce (Wicklow), 2nd. Tom McCabe (Meath).

Vintage Hydrolic: 1st. Ethan Harding (North Tipp), 2nd. Oliver Smyth (Meath), Joint 3rd: John McBryde (Offaly) & Michael Bourke (Galway).

Reversible: 1st. Joe Slattery (North Tipp), 2nd. Enda Kelly (Offaly), 3rd. Jimmy Ryan (Kilkenny).

Under 28 Reversible: 1st. Danny Dwyer (Kilkenny).

Under 28 Conventional: 1st. Sean Monaghan (Offaly), 2nd. Sean Treacy (Carlow).

Senior Conventional: 1st. Pat Higgins (Galway), 2nd. Anthony Reynolds (Longford), Joint 3rd: John Slattery (North Tipp), Christy Carton (Westmeath).

Junior Conventional: 1st. Noel Howley (South Tipp), 2nd. Paddy Finnegan (Longford), 3rd Donal Troy (Laois).

Intermediate: 1st. Jonathan Murray (Offaly), 2nd. Alan Davis (Laois), 3rd. Eamon Meade (Laois), 4th. Des Murphy (Wexford).

Three Furrow: 1st. Ciarán Milne (North Tipp), 2nd Liam Morris (South Tipp), 3rd. Tom Ryan (South Tipp).

Under 21: 1st. Liam Murphy (North Tipp), 2nd. Brian Coady (Offaly).

Farmette: Laura Grant (Offaly).

Horse Class: 1st. Gerry Reilly (Galway), 2nd. Joe Egan (Longford), 3rd. Michael Burke (Galway), 4th. Philip Larkin (Galway).

Iron Horse Class: 1st.Gavin Duffy (Dublin), 2nd. Richard Duffy (Meath), 3rd. J.J. Farrell (Meath), 4th. Benny Usher (Dublin).

Loy Digging. Intermediate Open: 1st. Sackie O’Brien (North Tipp), 2nd Martin Payne (Longford), 3rd. Joe White (Longford), 4th. Eoin Clancy (North Tipp).

Senior Open:  1st Thomas Tierney (Westmeath), 2nd. P.J. McStay (Westmeath).

Under 21: 1st. Michael Kennedy (North Tipp), 2nd. Jack Ryan (North Tipp).

Ladies Loy: Amy Daly (Westmeath).

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North Tipperary Ploughing Secretary Denis Cahalan is interviewed by Eamonn O’Dwyer of Tipp FM when he recorded a Down Your Way Programme from Kellys Rathcabbin to mark the 50th  Anniversary of North Tipperary Ploughing. The even took place on January 18th 2015.

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Ethan Harding Borrisokane qualified for the European Vintage Ploughing Championships after winning out his category in the vintage two scrape hydraulic, at the National Ploughing championships in Ratheniska last September. Driving a 1956 Ferguson 35 four cylinder diesel tractor and pulling a two scrape Ransom TS59 model vintage plough, Ethan creating history not just for himself, but also for the N.T.P.A. as no other person has qualified on their first attempt. This is a great achievement for the young Borrisokane plough man who will go on to represent Ireland in Veendam which is 215 km North East of Amsterdam, in the Netherlands on Sunday 20th September 2015. 

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North Tipperary Ploughing Chairman Eamon Murphy and committee  wish the best of luck to our National Ploughing Championship competitors who compete in the  ploughing championships.

Joe Slattery Senior Reversible, John Slattery Intermediate Conventional, John Cahalan Intermediate Reversible, Ciaran Milne 3 Forrow Conventional Match, Liam Murphy Under 21 Junior, Tom Duffy Junior Conventional Class, Ethan Harding Vintage 2 furrow Hydraulic. James Hough Single furrow, Pakie O`Brien & Owen Clancy Junior Loy.

We also congratulate  out secretary Denis Cahalan on his appointment as a head supervisor at the National Ploughing Championships. Well done Denis.

 

Ethan Ploughing his way to Europe.

North Tipperary Ploughing wish to offer congratulations and well done  to Ethan Harding who has qualified for the European Ploughing Championships after winning out his category in the vintage two furrow hydraulic, at the National Ploughing championships in Ratheniska last week. This is a great achievement for the young plough man who qualified for this important event on his very first attempt and indeed, he has created history not just for himself, but also for the N.T.P.A. as no other person has qualified on their first attempt. He will go on to represent Ireland in the Netherlands next September 2015.  Well done Ethan and the very best of luck.