Anna Marie McHugh, appointed general secretary last year of the World Ploughing Organisation, the first woman to hold this role

All eyes may have been on Kilkenny and Tipperary in Croke Park yesterday but Carlow and Wexford stole a march on them by coming first and third in th(...)

Anna Marie McHugh is the first woman to be appointed general secretary of the World Ploughing Organisation. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Irish team has taken gold and bronze in the World Ploughing Championships in Canada while Northern Ireland has claimed a bronze medal.John Whelan(...)

Anna May McHugh, managing director of the National Ploughing Championships. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In a high field on a farm just outside Carlow a woman in a bright red coat is scrutinising a corner of freshly ploughed earth. “Nice and straight, (...)