Gorey Agricultural Show 2018

Judge: Nigel Heatrick from the Glaslough Herd in Co. Monaghan

Gorey show took place at the weekend with approximately 50 entries down for the Hereford section with some very stylish animals in each of the classes. One of the earlier shows of the year, it is now that time of year where the showing circuit will take full flight, which usually means there will be a show scheduled every weekend from now until the middle of September at various locations across the country.

Monaghan man Nigel Heatrick who comes from the well established Glaslough herd was given the duty of judging the event, which became a tedious task for each of the champion line-ups given the high standard of cattle that was on exhibition. Local man John Jones came out victorious with his smashing cow ‘Clonroe Deirdre’ being crowned the overall champion. Tom Brennan took home the reserve champion for his smashing heifer calf ‘Balleen Pride 051’ who had previously won junior champion in the females.

Padraig McGrath made the long voyage from Roscommon, which certainly proved to be worthwhile as he took home three major titles. His heifer ‘Kye Holly’ came second to Brennan’s winning junior female reserve champion followed by a double wammy in the junior bull calf line-up with ‘Kye Harry 797’, a classy looking bull crowed champion with ‘Cloonshanagh Gerard 795’ winning the reserve.

A word of thanks to Slaney Foods for their generous sponsorship towards the Hereford section, which they have keenly supported for a number of years now. The Jones family also deserve recognition for the amount of time they give freely in helping to organize such a wonderful event.

The Irish Hereford Society would also like to highlight that we are running our annual bursary competition again this year, offering five €1,000 bursaries for successful candidates. For more information please check out our website, social media channels or phone the office.

 

Champion: was awarded to Clonroe Deirdre with handler Denis Jones & Judge Nigel Heatrick in photo.

Reserve Champion & Junior Female Champion: went to Balleen Pride 051. Left – Right: Tom Brennan (Owner), Eamon Moulds (Procurement Manager-Slaney Foods) and handler Darren Prendergast.

Junior Female Reserve Champion: went to Padraig McGrath’s Kye Holly.

Junior Male Champion:  was awarded to Kye Harry 797 with owner Padraig McGrath & handler Sinead Conry above.

Junior Male Reserve Champion: went to Cloonshanagh Gerard 795, another for Padraig McGrath & handler Sinead Conry.

Cow/Heifer in calf with natural born calf at foot

  1. Clonroe Deirdre | DOB: 01/09/2014 | Sire: Baltymore Ginger Dam: Clonroe Josie – John Jones, Pallas, Gorey, Co. Wexford.
  2. Kilsunny Lass Lily | DOB: 18/04/14 | Sire: Glaslough Judge Dam: Kilsunny Lass Gem – Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny House, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
  3. Airhill Kestral | DOB: 01/07/2015 | Sire: Airhill Hilston Dam: Airhill Glamorous – John Jones, Pallas, Gorey, Co. Wexford.
  4. TourtanePoll 1 Diamond | DOB: 15/12/2007 | Sire: Trillick Best Dam: Kilmanjaro 1 Zara – Mervyn Parr, Tourtane, Clogh, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny.

Heifer born after 01/07/2016

  1. Kilsunny Lass Nectar | DOB: 02/07/2016 | Sire: Glaslough Judge Dam: Kilsunny Lass Glitter – Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny House, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
  2. Clonroe Fairy | DOB: 02/09/2016 | Sire: Baltymore Ginger Dam: Clonroe Liz – John Jones, Pallas, Gorey, Co. Wexford.
  3. Macmine Cooperobin | DOB: 01/09/2016 | Sire: Rathcor Ranger Dam: Grianan Cooperobin N679 – Niall Jones, Knockduff, Bree, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.
  4. Dunlever Alanna | DOB: 11/02/2017 | Sire: Whitefields Rustic Boy Dam: Dunlever Aileen – Michael Bird, Dunlever, Trim, Co. Meath.

Susan Dudley with her winning heifer of the above class ‘Kilsunny Lass Nectar’ along with Eamon Moulds from Slaney Foods – one of the major show sponsors.

Heifer calf born on or after 01/07/2017 – 31/08/2017

  1. Balleen Pride 051 | DOB: 03/08/2017 | Sire: Towra Brilliant Dam: Balleen Pride – Thomas Brennan, Balleen, Freshford, Co. Kilkenny.
  2. Kye Holly | DOB: 10/07/2017 | Sire: Freetown Hotspur Dam: Kye Sorcha – Padraig McGrath, Kye, Creeve, Elphin, Co. Roscommon.
  3. Kilsunny Lass Oprah | DOB: 07/08/2017 | Sire: Clooncullane King 322 Dam: Kilsunny Lass Kimberley – Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny House, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
  4. Kilsunny Lass Orchip | DOB: 23/07/2017 | Sire: Glaslough Judge Dam: Kilsunny Lass Glitter – Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny House, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Heifer calf born on or after 01/09/2017

  1. Clonroe Gina | DOB: 02/09/2016 | Sire: Gageboro Morgan Dam: Clonroe Deirdre – John Jones, Pallas, Gorey, Co. Wexford.
  2. Balleen Pretty Maid | DOB: 06/09/2017 | Sire: Gageboro Eugenic Dam: Balleen Pretty Maid 820 – Thomas Brennan, Balleen, Freshford, Co. Kilkenny.
  3. Rathregan Snowdrop | DOB: 01/09/2017 | Sire: Adams Bulge Dam: R Snowdrop 479 – Val Ledwith, Rathregan, Batterstown, Co. Meath
  4. Kye Kathlyn | DOB: 02/09/2017 | Sire: Freetown Hotspur Dam: Kye Sorcha – Padraig McGrath, Kye, Creeve, Elphin, Co. Roscommon.

Pat Jones alongside Eamon Moulds (Slaney Foods) showing his winning heifer ‘Clonroe Gina’ of the above class.

Bull calf born on or after 01/07/2017 – 31/08/2017

  1. Kye Harry 797 | DOB: 15/08/2017 | Sire: Freetown Hotspur Dam: Kye Shiela – Padraig McGrath, Kye, Creeve, Elphin, Co. Roscommon.
  2. Cloonshanagh Gerard 795 | DOB: 12/07/2017 | Sire: Steil Gerard Dam: Cloonshanagh Shiela – Padraig McGrath, Kye, Creeve, Elphin, Co. Roscommon.
  3. Knockmountagh Mozaart | DOB: 06/07/2017 | Sire: Gageboro Morgan Dam: Knockmountagh Sorca – Eamon & John McKiernan, Newtown, Monasterboice, Drogheda, Co. Louth.
  4. Kilsunny Ozzy | DOB: 24/07/2017 | Sire: Cill Cormaic Kasper Dam: Kilsunny Lass Lily – Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny House, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Bull calf born on or after 01/09/2017

  1. Clonroe Ginger Ger | DOB: 01/10/2017 | Sire: Baltymore Ginger Dam: Clonroe Linda – John Jones, Pallas, Gorey, Co. Wexford.
  2. Kilsunny Oscar | DOB: 12/10/2017 | Sire: Clooncullane King 322 Dam: Kilsunny Lass Josslyn – Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny House, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
  3. Clonroe George | DOB: 03/09/2017 |Sire: Baltymore Ginger Dam: Clonroe Liz – John Jones, Pallas, Gorey, Co. Wexford.
  4. Tourtane Leo | DOB: 13/09/2017 | Sire: Gageboro Morgan Dam: Tourtane Duchess Matilda –  Mervyn Parr, Tourtane, Clogh, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny.

Padraig Jones with his winning bull calf ‘Clonroe Ginger Ger’ of the final class of the show.

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