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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Wonder women build tractor in record time in aid of Wexford club

By AMY LEWIS

Regina Rochford, Páidí Power and Clíona Power.
Regina Rochford, Páidí Power and Clíona Power.
The building team of Mary O'Hora, Elizabeth Henry, Caitlin Donohoe and Bernice Wheatley with Alan Cox and Willie Kelly.
Alan and Amy Benson.
Orla and Emma Boggan.
Helen Murray and Willie Creane.
Regina Rochford, Páidí Power and Clíona Power

Four women proved that they were up to a challenge when they built a Ferguson TVO tractor from scratch at the Danby Lodge recently.

Mary O'Hora, Elizabeth Henry, Caitlin Donohoe and Bernice Wheatley built the tractor as part of a fundraiser for St. Fintans GAA Club. The Cavan women, who are all members of Rainbow Vintage Tractor Club, managed to complete the task in less than nine minutes.

'Everyone that was there really enjoyed it,' said Willie Kelly from Killanick, who organised the event. 'We raised a good bit of money for the club, though I am not quite sure how much yet.'

The ladies assembled the tractor three times without any tools, surprising the audience with the speed of their work. Rebecca Goff and Jack O'Leary guessed the closest to the time taken to assemble the tractor.

Following the build, guests enjoyed lively music from Lorraine Rankin, along with some dancing performed by local groups. There were also some door prizes such as a hamper and fuel vouchers up for grabs, which were won by David Doyle, Mary Hayes and Jenny Murphy.

Although the build itself was a great success, the turnout was modest. According to members of St. Fintans GAA club, the lack of support received by the current crop of players was disappointing.

'The crowd was quite small,' said Willie. 'We expected a lot more to be there.'

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