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Ploughing Championships

National Ploughing Championships Tractor Football Laois v Offaly 2016

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Tractor Football made its’ debut at the 2016 National Ploughing Championships in Tullamore, Co. Offaly, in the Irish Midlands. Laois defeated Offaly 4-3 in the Midlands Derby with Marty M scoring a hat-trick. [1]1

The Event was the first of its’ kind in Ireland and was to promote awareness around Heart Failure in Ireland, which affects men in particular, and especially the male farming community. [2]2

Tractor Football is 3-a-side and among the rules are 1. No Reversing. 2. A Tractor is not allowed move in front of another Tractor. 3. The Attacking Tractor will always have ‘Right of Way’. [1]3

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[1] Paul Moore @ Joe.ie (2016) WATCH: Tractor football is going on at the Ploughing Championships and it’s something else [Internet][Available from: https://www.joe.ie/sport/watch-tractor-football-is-taking-place-at-the-ploughing-championships-and-its-something-else-560947 ][Published: 20 September 2016][Accessed 27 April 2024][This Article Quotes RTE News Twitter as a Source: https://twitter.com/rtenews/status/778196365692248064?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw ][Published 20 September 2016]

[2] Agriland Team @ Agriland.ie (2016) Watch: Exclusive First Look Video Of Tractor Football at the Ploughing [Internet] Available from: https://www.agriland.ie/farming-news/watch-exclusive-first-look-video-of-tractor-football-at-the-ploughing/ ][Published: 18 September 2016][Accessed 1 May 2024]

This Document was researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the Eirball – Irish, North American and World Sports Archives. The document was published on 1 May 2024 on eirball.racing and last updated on 18 May 2024. The copyright in the photos and images in the article remain with the copyright holders. All Rights Reserved.

Footnotes

  1. Paul Moore @ Joe.ie (2016) WATCH: Tractor football is going on at the Ploughing Championships and it’s something else [Internet][Available from: https://www.joe.ie/sport/watch-tractor-football-is-taking-place-at-the-ploughing-championships-and-its-something-else-560947 ][Published: 20 September 2016][Accessed 27 April 2024][This Article Quotes RTE News Twitter as a Source: https://twitter.com/rtenews/status/778196365692248064?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw ][Published 20 September 2016] ↩︎
  2. Agriland Team @ Agriland.ie (2016) Watch: Exclusive First Look Video Of Tractor Football at the Ploughing [Internet] Available from: https://www.agriland.ie/farming-news/watch-exclusive-first-look-video-of-tractor-football-at-the-ploughing/ ][Published: 18 September 2016][Accessed 1 May 2024] ↩︎
  3. Paul Moore @ Joe.ie (2016) WATCH: Tractor football is going on at the Ploughing Championships and it’s something else [Internet][Available from: https://www.joe.ie/sport/watch-tractor-football-is-taking-place-at-the-ploughing-championships-and-its-something-else-560947 ][Published: 20 September 2016][Accessed 27 April 2024][This Article Quotes RTE News Twitter as a Source: https://twitter.com/rtenews/status/778196365692248064?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw ][Published 20 September 2016] ↩︎