Tuesday, November 15, 2022

John Tracey presenting Eamonn Tracey with the photo frame containing his four gold medals and photos of the great occasion at the world ploughing championships in September Photos: Roger Jones

Lil Tracey with her great grandaughter Ella

John Tracey presents John Murphy with the first place gold medal frame for U28 Conventional Senior at Rathneiska Co Laois.

The Carlow branch of the NPA celebration night for Eamonn Tracey World and National Senior Conventional Champion (l/r) PRO James Kavanagh.Fr Pat Hughes PP, Anna May McHugh MD, John Deery V/Chair NPA, Michael Mahon chairman NPA, Eamonn Tracey, James Sutton President NPA, John Tracey President Carlow NPA, John Whelan World Reversible Ploughing Champion , Brian Ireland world ploughing Coach, John Murphy U28 Conventional Senior firstn place

John Murphy, Mary Deegan and Steve Tracey

Mairead Kavanagh congratulates Eamonn Treacy

At the awards night Ann O Shea , Ann Siney, and Anna May McHugh

John Tracey presents a bouquet of flowers to NPA managing director Anna May McHugh


By Suzanne Pender

HE may be world champion several times over, but it’s at home where Eamonn Tracey can find his biggest supporters, as evident at a recent celebration night in his honour at Drumphea Hall.

Members of the Co Carlow branch of the National Ploughing Association came together to honour Eamonn following his terrific win in Ratheniska at the National and World Ploughing Championship and also to pay tribute to fellow Co Carlow man John Murphy, who took top honours in the U28 conventional senior category in Laois.

The celebration night welcomed NPA managing director Anna May McHugh along with members of the national organisation and the Tracey and Murphy families, both steeped in the tradition of ploughing.

Eamonn’s 2022 victory brings his total world wins to four, an incredible achievement given the tough competition he faces from the best in the world.




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