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In Pictures: Davis and Cooney lead the way for Laois at Ploughing 2017

Laois ploughman Pat Cooney on his way to silver in the Junior class at the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan. Picture: Alf Harvey.

Karl Davis’s success in the intermediate reversible class and second place finishes for Pat Cooney and David Walsh were the Laois highlights at this year’s National Ploughing Championships in Screggan this week.

For Ballylinan man Davis it was a first All Ireland title and he won it on Day 1 at the Offaly venue.

He was the only Laois competitor to take outright honours over the course of the three days though David Walsh did come second in the U-21 conventional class and Pat Cooney was also second in the junior conventional ranks and was just two marks off winning outright.

The full Laois contingent who competed in Tullamore were:

Intermediate Conventional
Alan Davis
DJ McHugh

Junior Conventional
Pat Cooney

Senior Reversible
Patsy Condron

Intermediate Reversible
Karl Davis
Jimmy Ryan

Three Furrow Conventional Match
JP Fenlon

Three Furrow Reversible
Kieran O’Connor

U-28 Conventional
Brendan Greene

U-21 Conventional
David Walsh

Nora Cushen

Sarah McDonald

Tom Pender

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