Ray is pictured here ready for his trip to Wales by ferry. Photo: Rose Mannion

Hectic ploughing schedule for Ray!

Competes in event in Wales

North Tipp Ploughing Chairman Ray Clancy is turning heads in the ploughing world.

Ray qualified for the Six Nations Vintage Classic Ploughing Championships last March and he travelled to Wales last weekend to compete in this prestigious event. He left home on Thursday evening, travelled on Friday, ploughed on Saturday and headed home on Sunday to be back in work on Monday. The North Tipp Committee wish to offer congratulations to Ray who came joint first with another Irish man, Tom Beausang from Waterford. It was a great honour for Ray to be representing the North Tipp Ploughing at such a high level and the Rathcabbin man said it was all worth the effort. Well done, Ray.

The club would also like congratulate Ray, who was the overall winner in the Vintage Mounted Class at a fundraising event on Sunday, August 27, which was held in Laois. Another great win for Ray. In other ploughing news, preparations are well underway for the upcoming National Ploughing Championships, which take place from Tuesday to Thursday, September 19 to 21, in Ratheniska, Co Laois. The NPA strongly advise pre-booking tickets online this year. Gate price: €30. Tickets will only be available at the gate if the event is not sold out. The very best of luck to the North Tipp competitors, especially our two young men from Rathcabbin who will be competing for the first time ever, Rob Duffy, who will be competing in the novice intermediate, and Lee Hogan, who will be competing at U21 level. Our remaining seasoned six will be Tom Duffy – junior, Ethan Harding – junior, Joe Slattery – intermediate reversible, Ciáran Milne – 3 furrow, James Hough – single furrow vintage, Ray Clancy – 2 furrow hydraulic vintage.