Wexford County Show

Judge:  Mr. Tom Fitzgerald.

A total of thirty two Herefords lined out in seven very competitive classes. The Champion Hereford for the day was Grianan Orange 589 exhibited by Mervyn Parr. The reserve champion was Knockduff Poll 1 Ginger ET, exhibited by Messrs Curtis and Jones.  The Junior Female Championship, kindly sponsored by Slaney Foods was won by Balleen Valery 849 exhibited by Mr. Thomas Brennan. The overall Junior Championship was won by Knockduff Poll 1 Ginger ET.  The overall Champion Hereford for the day was Grianan Orange 589 exhibited by Mervyn Parr. Wexford County Show was the second qualifying show in the inaugural South Leinster Hereford Calf Championships for males and females born on or after 1st July 2014.

Champion (Grianan Orange 589) and reserve champion (Knockduff Poll 1 Ginger ET) Hereford with the judge for the day Mr. Tom Fitzgerald
Champion (Grianan Orange 589) and reserve champion (Knockduff Poll 1 Ginger ET) Hereford with the judge for the day Mr. Tom Fitzgerald
Junior Champion at Wexford County Show: Niall Jones with Knockduff Polly Ginger ET
Junior Champion at Wexford County Show: Niall Jones with Knockduff Polly Ginger ET

Best Hereford Heifer or Bull born after 1st January 2015

  1. John Murphy, 7 Main St., Gorey, Co.Wexford. ‘Kitienall Poll Amy’
  2. Eoin Byrne, Clonroche, Enniscorthy, Co.Wexford. ‘Ballinaclay Bertram’
  3. Glenn Jacob, Dunsinane, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. ‘Dunsinane Fiona’

Best Hereford Heifer born on or after 1st October 2014 to 31st December 2015.

  1. Thomas Brennan, Balleen, Freshford, Co.Kilkenny. Balleen Vallery 849
  2. Thomas Brennan, Balleen, Freshford, Co.Kilkenny. Balleen Pretty Maid 850

Best Hereford Heifer born on or after 1st July 2014 to 30th September 2014

  1. Thomas Brennan, Balleen, Freshford, Co.Kilkenny. ‘Balleen Miss Gladys’
  2. Mervyn and Henry Parr, Tourtane, Clogh, Castlecomer, Co.Kilkenny. ‘Tourtane Queen Lorraine’
  3. Glenn Jacob, Dunsinane,Enniscorthy, Co.Wexford.’ Dunsinane Nisha 1st

    Junior female champion: Balleen Vallery 849 exhibited by Mr. Thomas Brennan
    Junior female champion: Balleen Vallery 849 exhibited by Mr. Thomas Brennan

Junior Female Championship sponsored by Slaney Foods

  1. Thomas Brennan, Balleen, Freshford, Co.Kilkenny. Balleen Vallery 849
  2. Thomas Brennan, Balleen, Freshford, Co.Kilkenny. ‘Balleen Miss Gladys’
  3. Mervyn and Henry Parr, Tourtane, Clogh, Castlecomer, Co.Kilkenny. ‘Tourtane Queen Lorraine’
  4. John Murphy, 7 Main St., Gorey, Co.Wexford. ‘Kitienall Poll Amy’

Best Hereford Bull born between 1st October 2015 and 31st December 2015.

  1. Thomas Brennan, Balleen, Freshford, Co.Kilkenny. ‘Balleen General 862’
  2. Thomas Brennan, Balleen, Freshford, Co.Kilkenny.’ Balleen General 860’
  3. Mervyn and Henry Parr, Tourtane, Clogh, Castlecomer, Co.Kilkenny. ‘Tourtane Buster’

Best Hereford Bull born between 1st July 2014 and 30th September 2014

  1. Curtis and Jones, Knockduff, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. ‘Knockduff Poll 1 Ginger ET’ (Reserve Champion)
  2. John Jones, Pallas, Gorey, Co.Wexford. ‘Clonroe Denis’
  3. John Jones, Pallas, Gorey, Co.Wexford.

Best Hereford Heifer born between 1st July 2014 and 30th June 2015

  1. Curtis and Jones, Knockduff, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Grianan Cooperobin N679’
  2. Mervyn and Henry Parr, Tourtane, Clogh, Castlecomer, Co.Kilkenny. ‘Tourtanepoll 1 Sara 869’

Best Hereford Cow any age.

  1. Mervyn and Henry Parr, Tourtane, Clogh, Castlecomer, Co.Kilkenny. ‘Grianan Orange 569’ (Champion)
  2. Curtis and Jones, Knockduff, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. ‘Knockduff Poll 1 Emma’
  3. John Jones, Pallas, Gorey, Co.Wexford. ‘Clonroe Linda’
    Conor and Padraic Jones exhibiting at Wexford County Show
    Conor and Padraic Jones exhibiting at Wexford County Show

    Report: Mervyn Parr Photos: Margaret Jones

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