Winning East Antrim ploughmen

Winners of the top prizes at Listooder Ploughing Society's 125th anniversary match are (from left): William Gill (Listooder), Vintage Champion; Harold Simms (Kilroot) Winner of Classic Class; Marc Gamble (Ballynure) Vintage Intermediate winner; Lindsay Hanna BEM (Listooder) Horse Champion; Tom Clyde (Ballyboley) Reserve Vintage Champion. INLT 09-652-CON
Winners of the top prizes at Listooder Ploughing Society's 125th anniversary match are (from left): William Gill (Listooder), Vintage Champion; Harold Simms (Kilroot) Winner of Classic Class; Marc Gamble (Ballynure) Vintage Intermediate winner; Lindsay Hanna BEM (Listooder) Horse Champion; Tom Clyde (Ballyboley) Reserve Vintage Champion. INLT 09-652-CON
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Ploughmen from East Antrim were among prizewinners at the Listooder and District Ploughing Society’s annual prize distribution and dinner dance at Ballynahinch Rugby Club recently,

The special 125th anniversary ploughing match took place at Rademon estate, Crossgar, in November.

Guests and prize winners were welcomed by society president, William Keown MBE.

It was Allen McAnally, from Ballyboley Ploughing Society, who was crowned Champion of the Field for the first time at this special anniversary match.

Ian Simms, from Kilroot PS, was fourth in the World Style class. In the vintage tractor classes, Tom Clyde finished as Reserve Vintage Champion behind Listooder’s William Gill. James Adair and Mark Taggart finished in third and fourth place respectively.

Marc Gamble, from Ballynure, won the Intermediate class while Harold Simms won the Classic class. Jim Bergin, Larne, took the top prize in the novice class.

Listooder chairman Martin Gill thanked competitors and judges who had travelled from across the country to take part in the special ploughing match.