Axe Forestry proud to be main sponsors of ploughing

Axe Forestry is the proud sponsor of the 21st Annual Roscommon Ploughing Championships, which will take place this Saturday (April 23rd) at Coffey’s field in Lecarrow.

Speaking on behalf of Axe Forestry at the recent launch of the championships in Kelly’s Bar in Lecarrow, Roscommon footballer, Enda Smith said: “Axe Forestry and Padraig (Egan) are absolutely delighted to be sponsors this year. It’s a great event to have in the county. A big thanks to the committee. Also a big thank you to Kelly’s for hosting us tonight.”

  The National Ploughing Championships Chairman, PJ Lynam, was present on the night and he emphasised the importance of the role that sponsors play.

  Padraig Egan of Axe Forestry was also present on the night and he said the company is  delighted to be the main sponsor of the event.

  “It was Padraig Corcoran, who is on the local committee, who contacted me. Over the years I’ve had trade stands at a few ploughing events,” he said.

  “Forestry makes good sense economically for farmers and Axe covers Roscommon, Laois, Offaly, Westmeath, Leitrim, Sligo and east Galway.”

  Mr. Egan has been living in Roscommon for more than 20 years, having originally hailed from Co. Offaly. He highlighted the benefits of forestry for Irish farmers.

  He said: “There is huge potential in forestry. The (afforestation) grant covers the cost and we do all the work. The farmer continues to own the land and timber afterwards.”

  Mr. Egan added: “The biomass industry is going to be huge in this country, especially with the planned renewal heat incentive scheme (RHI).”

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