Inaugural Christmas Tractor/Car run

What a wonderful morning…. An unreal gathering of Covid compliant young & old; both boys and girls – all 74 tractor & vehicle enthusiasts & agri-contractors from all parts of the county who took part in our inaugural Tractor/ car road run this cold wet morning. All participated in either the 20k or 40k local adventure routes in their festive tractors, lighted tractors, John Deeres, Masseys, New Hollands, Claas, David Brown’s, Deutz, Zetor, McCormick, JCB Fastrack, Valtra, International, Same, Case, Fiat, two Scania trucks – a brand new one & a vintage show truck model owned by Padraic O’Hara, Oran Transport Logistics and even a 1971 American Chevorlet Cheyenne 10 left hand drive ..……  name the tractor colour and it was in Colemanstown this morning.  

The success of the event is once again attributed to the community spirit of the greater area. Unfortunately, our welcome cuppa at these type of events could not be accommodated this morning due to Covid restrictions, but already we are hoping to make up for that next year. Thanks to the many who donated spot prizes for the raffle – Winners as follows:

  1. €50 voucher sponsored by Burkes Bar, Colemanstown – PJ Finnerty, Cloonkeenkerrill.
  2. Alan Dolan, Menlough
  3. Chris Quike, Menlough.
  4. John Byrne, Ryehill, Monivea
  5. Gerry Connor, Kiltulla
  6. Orla McCaffrey, Colemnastown
  7. Tom Mahon, Ryehill, Monivea
  8. Patjo Kenny, Menlough
  9. Robbie Parker, Woodlawn
  10. Sharon Booth, Menlough
  11. Barry Forde, Gurteen

Thanks to all the stewards who braved the cold to man both routes and all those who helped out in so many ways to make this event such an overwhelming success. Thanks also to those who lined the villages to wave their support and to those who took photos and videos.  We also thank those who popped up to support the event both in person & financially. It was great to see this as a family event and fantastic to see the budding young farmers sporting their new John Deere and New Holland overalls. We are already planning & looking forward to next year’s event. Videos & photos linked to our social media pages.

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