06 Dec 2021

Longford ploughing to return to Granard in 2020

Seamus McDonnell, George Hunter, Jack McDaniels Photo by Shelley Corcoran

Seamus McDonnell, George Hunter, Jack McDaniels Photo by Shelley Corcoran

Cynthia Geelan, chair of County Longford Ploughing, has confirmed the association is bringing the 2020 Ploughing Championships back to Granard, for a second year in a row.

Sylvester & Marian Kiernan and family will host the 86th annual event, on Sunday, March 22, 2020, at their farm on the Abbeylara road. Last Spring's ploughing activities put Granard in the spotlight over many weeks, finishing with a pioneering student workshop jointly hosted by Longford Ploughing Assocation & Kiernan Milling and supported by the NPA. 

"Good Luck all our competitors at the National Ploughing in Carlow next week. Follow for updates."

Also read: High Court hears 500 Longford workers face temporary lay off owing to beef protest blockade

- Longford competitors will take part on the following dates - 

Tuesday 17th September:
3 FURROW Conventional Senior - Tom Reynolds
Under 28 Conventional Senior - Andrew Stewart
Under 21 Conventional Junior Plough - Jack Mills
Intermediate Conventional Plough - Sean Monaghan
Vintage 2 Furrow Trailer Plough - Charlie Stewart
Under 40 Horse Plough - Brian Casey

Wednesday 18th September:
Senior Conventional Plough - Anthony Reynolds
Farmerette Conventional Plough - Eimear Monaghan
Vintage 2 Furrow Mounted Plough - Billy Stewart
Senior Horse Plough - Fiona Egan

Thursday 19th September:
Senior Conventional Test Match -"top 10 from Wed qualify"
Junior Conventional Plough - Martin Reilly
Single Furrow Mounted - William Stewart
Special Horse Plough - Bernard Casey
Novice 2 Furrow Senior - Sinead Monaghan
Senior Loy - Brian Casey & Matt Connell
Junior Loy - Matt Connell Jnr

The national ploughing championships take place in Fenagh, Co Carlow, September 17 to 19.

Also read: All sides in beef crisis dispute must come to the table to protect Longford jobs

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