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Portlaoise and District get ploughing season underway

Benny Greene, Ratheniska ploughing in the U-28 class at the Portlaoise and District Ploughing at Rathleague, Portlaoise. Picture: Alf Harvey.

The ploughing season is well and truly underway and the Portlaoise and District Association held their match in Rathleague on Saturday last.

It was held on the land of the Maher and Conroy families. This year the Laois Ploughing Association are celebrating their 50th anniversary and they have a number of events planned to mark the occasion.

This coming Saturday sees the Ballylinan match takes place and the following Saturday the South Laois is on in Ballacolla with the Laois event in Ballacolla the following day, Sunday, February 19.

“Thanks to everyone who made today such a success from all at Portlaoise Ploughing,” said a post on the group’s Facebook page.

“Thanks to the judges, sponsors, competitors, stewards, site owners, the ladies for tea on the field and the Gandon Inn for the meal afterwards. Thanks to the NPA and Anna May (McHugh) for her kind words at the prize giving. And thanks to anyone we left out!”


Open Senior
1st – Eamon Treacy; 2nd – John Treacy; 3rd – Larry Bergin

Open Intermediate
1st – Trevor Cobb; 2nd – Justin Mahon; 3rd – Jonathan Murray

Confined Intermediate
1st – DJ McHugh; 2nd – Alan Davis

Confined Junior
1st – Pat Cooney; 2nd – Jim Greene; 3rd – JP Fenlon

1st – Brendan Greene; 2nd – Sean Treacy; 3rd – Lorcan Bergin

1st – John Murphy; 2nd – Michael Dunne

Three furrow
1st – Kieren Dunne


Three furrow
1st – Frank Gowing; 2nd – Kieren O’Connor

Open Senior
1st – Enda Kelly; 2nd – Brian Mahon; 3rd – Joe Slattery

Confined senior
1st – Jimmy Ryan; 2nd – Karl Davis; 3rd – Patsy Condron

U-28 Rervsible
1st – Dermot Ryan; 2nd – Daniel Dwyer


2 furrow mounted
1st – Paddy Doyle; 2nd – Tom Pender; 3rd – Liam Reilly

Vintage 2 furrow trailed
1st – Tommy Pierce; 2nd – Sean Murphy