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Thursday 19 October 2017

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THOUSANDS RAISED AT TRACTOR PULL IN FOULKSMILLS

ELAINE FURLONG

GREAT FEATS of strength were to be witnessed in Foulksmills last Sunday as the Forge Vintage Club hosted their second annual tractor pull competition.

The tractor pull followed a successful charity road run earlier that day, which started off from Clongeen, headed on to Wellingtonbridge and made its way back to Foulksmills for the tractor pull.

Nine teams of five took part in the tractor pull, where they were under pressure to pull a tractor over a 100-metre marker in the fastest possible time. After weeks of training, the Bryanstown team won the competition, with Murphy's Mules runners-up.

Even more spectators than last year gathered to look on at the pull, and so far €4,000 has been raised, which will go towards a defibrillator for the parish and computers for Clongeen National School.

A barbecue as well as tea, sandwiches and confectionary were served throughout the day and thanks are extended to all the ladies who helped out with the teas and refreshments, the civil defence, and to all who helped out in any way to make the day such a success.

Meanwhile, the following are the winners of the grand draw held on the day. First prize of a weekend away for two was won by Aaron Murphy; second prize of a 19-inch flat-screen TV was won by Pat Kelly; third prize of a mobile phone was won by Dick Keevey; fourth prize of a meal for two was won by Paul Duggan; fifth prize of another meal for two was won by Graham Bradley; sixth prize of a hamper was won by Mairéad Casey; seventh prize of €50 was won by Stella McGuire; eighth prize of €40 voucher was won by Peter Chapman, ninth prize of another €40 voucher was won by John Fortune and the 10th prize of a set of table lamps was won by Fenney's Pharmacy.

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