Cronk y Voddy 2015 1

What a difference a year makes….

Conditions for the 2015 match couldn’t have been more different from that 12 months previous. And with the strong winds dying down on Friday, the organisers were able to erect the marquee and everything was set.


Margaret Dodd was once again present to capture the proceedings with these great photos.

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The day was bright but cold but most importantly dry and much drier underfoot than most expected it to be, on land at Ballakilmurray,Peel, by kind permission of Willie & Bobby Killey.. The results were as follows:


Manx Style – W.E. Corkish  & Jack Clague Cups

1st. Ronnie Fairburn.

2nd. David Corlett

3rd. George Gelling.


Vintage – W. Gilbey Cup

1st. Shaun O’Boyle

2nd Alan Radcliffe.

3rd. Jimmy Corlett.

Shaun also won the Henry Gawne Shield for the best work by a mounted plough and the Isle of Man Farmers voucher for the best work with a Massey Ferguson tractor.


World Style – David Anderson MHK Cup

1st. Colin Duggan.

2nd Gordon Kennaugh.

3rd. Stephen Ennett.


Horses – Ray Gawne Cup

1st. Declan Ferris. (also won best clash).

2nd. Victor Scott. (also won best bye).

3rd. Nicola Rawnsley.


Best lady competitor – Nicola Rawnsley

Youngest competitor – Ciaran Cain.


Philip Caine Memorial Shield and Isle of Man Farmers voucher for the best butt of ploughing  – Declan Ferris.



Horse Show

Finch Hill Cup  for the best pair Manx bred horses, best gelding, and best working harness – Douglas Corporation.

Garff Cup for the best exhibit, best mare , and best show harness – David & Nicola Rawnsley.


The day was rounded off in usual fashion with the prize presentation and concert chaired by Ian Wilcox, where the society made a cheque presentation of £4,000 to the Manx Stroke Foundation.

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  • mike gooderham

    Ploughing match/concert/ prize award/supper; 17th Jan.2015.
    A good day; weather allowed skills of the plough-(wo)men to be showed-off really well.; horses looked good especially David/Nicola`s who also did a masterclass in precision turning of a three-horse team at the headland.That was a treat. Lovely to see the tractors I grew-up with looking as good as they did in the `50s /`60s. Very enjoyable evening showing many aspects of Manx generosity not only of the performers/helpers giving their time and skills, but of the audience who financially supported the event. Thanks to everyone involved in the whole day, I know you love what you do and always give the best of yourselves but it gives `the rest of us` a chance to love it too.