Posted 29 March 2011 - 12:45 pm
the mourne digging championship is now kindly sponsered by irish countrysports and lifestyle magazine,the competition has been set for teams of two digging a tea chest size hole approx[750mm wide by 750mm deep]the chest will have a cross head fitted 3oomm over the leading edges and these must touch existing ground level for the dig to be complete. the first team with the chest square in the dig wins with runners up being the next to finish.
dig sites will be on a lottery system on entry a number will be drawn and will correspond with a dig. none of the ground will be predug so its luck of the draw
ground conditions will be the same for everyone and the field is on a drumlin hill so it is pebble clay. EACH TEAM WILL SUPPLY THEIR OWN DIGGING GEAR ON THE DAY. spades shovels and maddocks allowed. very best of luck to all that enter.