European Ploughing Contest 2019 launched in Wexford
The 36th European Ploughing Contest has been launched in Co. Wexford ahead of the 2019 season.
Taking place at a reception held yesterday evening (Sunday, December 16) in Springpark, Ballinboola, not far from New Ross, the event was launched by the National Ploughing Association (NPA).
The event itself will take place on Saturday and Sunday, March 30 and 31, 2019.
Wonderful reception here in Ballinaboola this evening to launch the 36th #EuropeanPloughing Contest, which will take place March 30th & 31st 2019 in Springpark, Ballinboola #Wexford @wexfordcoco @PaulKehoeTD @SouthEastRadio @FarmersWeekly pic.twitter.com/dr9FH9V00p
— National Ploughing (@NPAIE) December 16, 2018
Last year’s event, held in Russia on June 23 and 24, proved to be very fruitful from an Irish perspective.
The team saw prize-winning performances from both Liam O’Driscoll and Dan Donnelly at the event.
Liam O’Driscoll from Co. Cork took home first place and was crowned European Reversible Ploughing winner, while Wexford man Dan Donnelly took fourth place and won the stubble competition.
Meanwhile, also pulling a Kverneland – but with a John Deere – Donnelly put in a strong shift on the second day, receiving the highest score awarded on the Sunday, to notch up 379.4 points.
Separating the two, in second and third place respectively, were Northern Irish competitors David Wright and James Coulter.