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.
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.
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.