Wednesday, March 22, 2023


LISTOODER and District Ploughing Society held its 131st annual ploughing match near Clough last Saturday. There was a large turnout of competitors and ploughing enthusiasts, who travelled from near and far to the site on the Ballydugan Road, kindly granted by Mr Gordon Annett.

Speaking after another successful event, the society chairman commented: “Thank you to everyone who has contributed to a great day – to our host, all competitors and officials, to all our sponsors, and it was great to see so many spectators enjoy the day. “We are delighted to have raised £250 for our chosen charity, Friends of the Cancer Centre and thank you to everyone for their contribution.”

Special prizes (and sponsors): Youngest Competitor – Barry Cooke (Annacloy); Senior Competitor – Lindsay Hanna BEM (Listooder PS); JB Brown Ltd Down Vintage Championship – William Gill (Listooder PS); James Glover & Son Reserve Vintage Champion – Seamus Crossan (Tandragee); Stewart Engineering Ltd Vintage Champion – William Gill (Listooder PS); Johnny Gill Landscapes Reserve Champion – Ian Simms (Kilroot); Masseys of Saintfield Champion of the Field – Jack Wright (Magherafelt).

World Style sponsored by Slurryquip – 1. Jack Wright (Magherafelt); 2. Ian Simms (Kilroot). Classic Class sponsored by JL Engineering – 1. Eamon Cusack (Listooder PS); 2. David Lemon Snr (Ards Peninsula); 3. David Lemon Jnr (Ards Peninsula). Vintage Senior Class sponsored by Norman McBriar & Son – 1. William Gill (Listooder PS); 2. Seamus Crossan (Tandragee); 3. Ben Jamison (Ballynahinch); 4. Jack Moore (Ards Peninsula).

Vintage Intermediate Class sponsored by Quoile Fuels Ltd – 1. Jeffrey Cush (Lurgan); 2. Jeff McKee (Mourne); 3. Graham McKee (Mourne); 4. Stephen Gray (Banbridge). Novice class sponsored by Carryduff Tyre Centre Ltd – 1. David Poots (Hillsborough); 2. Wayne Wedlock (Co Cavan); 3. Barry Cooke (Annacloy). Horses Winner sponsored by Donard View Service Station – 1. Lindsay Hanna BEM (Listooder PS); 2. Stanely Broome (Listooder PS); 3. John Weir Jnr (Ballyclare) Style and Appearance sponsored by Hinch Distillery – John Weir Jnr.

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