South Leinster Hereford Calf Championships 2015

The inaugural South Leinster Hereford Calf Championships were concluded in Iverk show on 22nd August 2015. The championship was sponsored by the South Leinster Hereford Branch and Chancellors Mills, Kilkenny. There were six qualifying show across the region (Gorey, Enniscorthy, Ossory, Tinahely, Tullow and Iverk). All qualifying animals accumulated points for prizes won as well as attendance at the shows.

Champion Male ‘Knockduffpoll1 Ginger’ with Niall Jones, exhibitor
Champion Male ‘Knockduffpoll1 Ginger’ with Niall Jones, exhibitor
Champion Female ‘Knockduffpoll1 Emma Jane’ with Fiona Jones exhibitor
Champion Female ‘Knockduffpoll1 Emma Jane’ with Fiona Jones exhibitor

The male and female calf championships were won by with ‘Knockduffpoll1 Ginger’ and ‘Knockduffpoll1 Emma Jane’ exhibited by Messrs Curtis and Jones, Knockduff, Bree, Enniscorthy, Co.Wexford . These two stylish calves are sired by ‘Ardlahan Ginger’ and ‘Glaslough Esquire’ respectively.

Reserve Champion Male ‘Clonroe Denis’ with Aiden Jones exhibitor
Reserve Champion Male ‘Clonroe Denis’ with Aiden Jones exhibitor
Reserve Champion Female ‘Tourtane Queen Lorraine’ with Henry Parr, exhibitor
Reserve Champion Female ‘Tourtane Queen Lorraine’ with Henry Parr, exhibitor

The reserve male championship went to ‘Clonroe Denis’, exhibited by Mr. John Jones, Pallas, Gorey, Co.Wexford . The reserve female championship went to ‘Tourtane Queen Lorraine’, exhibited by Mervyn and Henry Parr, Tourtane, Clogh, Castlecomer, Co.Kilkenny. The prizes were awarded at the recent South Leinster Hereford Branch meeting on the Ballyraggan herd of James and Hazel Thompson.

The chairman would like to acknowledge all exhibitors who endeavoured to show top quality Hereford cattle at South Leinster shows over the summer months. Also a special mention to all young handlers who participated in competitions over the summer.

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Young Handlers in action at Iverk Show Conor Jones, Padraic Jones and Darren Prendergast
Young Handlers in action at Iverk Show Conor Jones, Padraic Jones and Darren Prendergast
Niall Jones and Mairead Curtis receiving prizes for overall male and female calf championships for Knockduffpoll1 Ginger and Knockduffpoll1 Emma Jane from Mervyn Parr, Chairman
Niall Jones and Mairead Curtis receiving prizes for overall male and female calf championships for Knockduffpoll1 Ginger and Knockduffpoll1 Emma Jane from Mervyn Parr, Chairman
Conor and Padraig Jones receives prize for the Res Champ male calf Clonroe Denis, Mervyn Parr Chairman, Patsy Wilson, Chancelor Mills, Sponsor
Conor and Padraig Jones receives prize for the Reserve Champion male calf Clonroe Denis, Mervyn Parr Chairman, Patsy Wilson, Chancelor Mills, Sponsor
Henry Parr receives a prize for the Res Champ female calf Tourtane Queen Lorraine, Mervyn Parr, Chairman and Patsy Wilson, Chancellors Mills, Sponsor
Henry Parr receives a prize for the Reserve Champion female calf Tourtane Queen Lorraine, Mervyn Parr, Chairman and Patsy Wilson, Chancellors Mills, Sponsor

Report and Photos: Mervyn Parr

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