The NPA Managing Director Anna May McHugh announced at the recent ‘Ploughing Prizewinners Banquet’ that the 88th National Ploughing Championships will be held on a centrally located site in Co Carlow from September 17 to 19.
Speaking after the announcement, Anna May McHugh said: “We are delighted to be staging the event in Ballintrane, Fenagh, Co Carlow, as the site has all of the criteria to qualify it as an excellent place to stage next year’s ‘Ploughing’. I would also like to take the opportunity to thank the people of Offaly for all of the goodwill and support for the last three successful years, when the event was held in Screggan, Tullamore, Co Offaly.”
Anna May McHugh also congratulated all of the winners who were awarded at the prize-giving ceremony, and commented “that all of the hard work and training throughout the year has truly paid off so you should all truly enjoy your triumphs at the festivities.”
Current World Ploughing Conventional Champion Winner Eamonn Tracey from Carlow will again represent Ireland in next year’s World Ploughing Contest in the USA. And silver medal winner John Whelan from Wexford will take part in the Reversible Class.