Big Prize Money Brings Big Crowds to Longford

What was a great show last year turned out to be an even better show this year in Longford. The event enjoyed it’s second year in the new showground’s which made the trip for exhibitors and spectators much more accessible. Conditions were excellent for showing cattle as there were plenty of clouds throughout the day combined with a refreshing summer breeze which relinquished any undue stress on cattle. It has to be said that the quality of Herefords parading around the ring was truly of the highest caliber, which was to be expected given the substantial prize money up for grabs. This munificent support was kindly sponsored by Paul & Vincent Animal Feeds and Flynn & Lynch Financial Services, with both parties backing a €1,000 each for the Champion Calf line ups in both the bull and heifer sections.

Champion at the event was Hugh & Sarah Murrays 12 month old ‘Shiloh-Farm Elite’. This was the choice of UK judges Philip & Laura Vincent from Pulham Herefords. However, before being crowned the overall champion, ‘Shiloh Farm Elite’ came first in his class which included a total of 12 bulls making the judging process difficult and lengthy as the standard of bulls was of such high quality. After winning his class and prior to being selected as champion, ‘Shiloh Farm Elite’ went on the take first place in the ‘County Longford Paul & Vincent All-Ireland Hereford Bull Calf Championship’. This smashing bull shares the same sire as last years champion – Steil Gerard, with last years winner believed to have been sold for approximately €5,000 within a week of the event. I’m sure Hugh & Sarah can expect similar interest in their ‘elite’ bull seeing that there was such a large spectatorship around the ring along with a number of UK breeders present.

Having previously won her class ‘Moyclare Piscies’ went on to win  Reserve Champion at the event. This heifer of great length has enjoyed an impressive showing career so far having won a number of rosettes at various summer shows during the past 12 months followed by finishing the year on a high when she was crowned Reserve Supreme Champion & Senior Female Champion at the 2017 Hereford National Calf Show. Molloy also enjoyed success in the male section with his bull ‘Moyclare Quinlan’ who was reserve in the Paul & Vincent Champion Bull calf line up while also having previously won Supreme Champion Hereford followed by Interbreed Champion the weekend before at the Flavours of Fingal Show.

After having a successful day at Gorey the previous weekend, Padraig McGrath continued his winning streak taking red rosettes for a number of classes, but what put the icing on the cake was when Mr. McGrath won the ‘County Longford Flynn & Lynch All-Ireland Hereford Heifer Calf Championship’ with his year old heifer “Kye Holly 794”. A very profitable day for the Roscommon man who’s winnings, I’m sure will be invested wisely in to the retirement fund with the help of financial expert Mr. Enda Flynn. Frances McKiernan’s ‘Bellingham Nevin’ took Reserve in the Heifer calf champion line up. A very attractive looking heifer sired by the UK bull Church Preen Galileo which currently resides in the Ardmulchan herd owned by Philip & Catherine Smyth.

Local Hereford breeder and formers IHBS chairman JJ Farrell of Trillick Hereford’s deserves recognition for all the time and hard work he put in to organising such a fantatsict event, securing the sponsorship and also recruiting the two UK judges, Philp & Laura Vincent.

 Show Results

Judge: Philip & Laura Vincent from Pulham Herefords in the UK

Champion: Shiloh Farm Elite | DOB: 21/07/17 | Sire: Steil Gerard Dam: Shiloh Farm Adorable Lady ET | Owner: Sarah & Hugh Murray, Shiloh, Parkwood, Moate, Co. Westmeath.Judges Laura & Philip Vincent with their chosen Champion ‘Shiloh-Farm Elite’ with Sarah & Heidi Murray and Sean McGarry (Paul & Vincents Animal Feeds)

Reserve Champion: Moyclare Piscies 1st | DOB: 15/11/16 | Sire: Brocca Saviour Dam: Cill Cormaic Laylah | Owner: Michael Molloy, Clonlyon, Glebe, Birr, Co. Offaly.

Reserve Champion ‘Moyclare Piscies’ pictured with owner Michael Molloy

County Longford Flynn & Lynch All-Ireland Hereford Heifer Calf Champion

  1. Kye Holly 794 | DOB: 08/07/17 | Sire: Freetown Hotspur Dam: Kye Sorcha 4th | Owner: Padraig McGrath, Kye Elphin, Co. Roscommon.
  2. Bellingham Nevin | DOB: 04/09/17 | Sire: Church Preen Gallieo Dam: Ardmulchan Clover 612 | Owner: Frances McKiernan, Dromleck, Castlebellingham, Co. Louth.
  3. Mullaghdoo Beauty | DOB: 20/10/17 | Sire: Goulding Poll 1 Superduty ET Dam: Mullaghdoo Rosetta | Owner: Basil Arnold, Mullaghdoo, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan.
  4. Keenagh Novea | DOB: 18/10/17 | Sire: Blackwater Lad Dam: Lislaughtin Alma 9 | Owner: Edwin & Robert Jones, Riverside, Keenagh, Co. Longford.
  5. Kye Holly 818 | DOB: 04/01/18 | Sire: Freetown Hotspur Dam: Kye Sorcha 3rd | Owner: Padraig McGrath, Kye Elphin, Co. Poscommon.
  6. Castledaly Francesca | DOB: 02/10/17 | Sire: Cave Hill Storm Dam: Castledaly Lolly | Owner: Michael & Grainne Farrell, Kilcleagh, Castledaly, Moate, Co. Westmeath.

Padraig McGrath with his champion heifer calf ‘Kye Holly 794’ and judge Laura Vincent

Reserve heifer calf champion went to Frances McKiernans ‘Bellingham Nevin’

Class 1: Hereford Cow or Heifer in-calf or in milk

  1. Mullaghdoo Rosetta | DOB: 05/05/11 | Sire: Glaslough Esquire | Owner: Basil Arnold, Mullaghdoo, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan.
  2. Allowdale Prettymaid 557 | DOB: 24/06/15 | Sire: Border Rory D35 Dam: Allowdale Prettymaid 275 | Owner: Christine Drumm, Crowenstown, Delvin, Co. Westmeath.
  3. Coote Geelan, Cloonagheer, Dromod, Co. Leitrim.
  4. Hillockpoll 1 Michaela | DOB: 11/01/16 | Sire: Solpoll 1 Handsome Dam: Hillockpoll 1 Ann | Owner: Mark Hyland, Corrawallen, Via Cavan, Co. Leitrim.

Basil Arnold and his winner of the of the first class of the day ‘Mullaghdoo Rosetta’

Class 2: Hereford Heifer born between 01/07/16 & 30/06/17 – Sponsored by Keenagh Herefords, Edwin & Robert Jones.

  1. Moyclare Piscies 1st | DOB: 15/11/16 | Sire: Brocca Saviour Dam: Cill Cormaic Laylah | Owner: Michael Molloy, Clonlyon, Glebe, Birr, Co. Offaly.
  2. Hillockpoll 1 Dorothy | DOB: Sire: Grousehallpoll 1 Premier Dam: Cill Cormaic Laylah | Owner: Mark Hyland, Corrawallen, Via Cavan, Co. Leitrim.
  3. Rathnollag Ruby| DOB: 10/06/17 | Sire: Trillick Hotspur Dam: Castleroberts Stephanie | Owner: Sinead Conry, Rathnollag, Ballinagare, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon.
  4. Mullaghdoopoll 1 Jessica | DOB: 04/09/16 | Sire: Gouldingpoll 1 Superduty ET Dam: Mullaghdoo Rosetta | Owner: Basil Arnold, Mullaghdoo, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan.

Class 3: Hereford Heifer born between 01/07/17 & 30/09/17 – Winner receives the James Higgins Cup (Sponsored by Pat Molihan)

  1. Kye Holly 794 | DOB: 08/07/17 | Sire: Freetown Hotspur Dam: Kye Sorcha 4th | Owner: Padraig McGrath, Kye Elphin, Co. Roscommon.
  2. Bellingham Nevin | DOB: 04/09/17 | Sire: Church Preen Gallieo Dam: Ardmulchan Clover 612 | Owner: Frances McKiernan, Dromleck, Castlebellingham, Co. Louth.
  3. Tullyview Tinkerbell Orange | DOB: 18/09/17 | Sire: Cill Cormaic Kasper Dam: Grianan Orange 581 | Owner: Ciaran Kinahan, Kilcurley, Tubber, Moate, Co. Westmeath.
  4. Kye Katecand 802 | DOB: 02/09/17 | Sire: Freetown Hotspur Dam: Kye Hidi 585 | Owner: Padraig McGrath, Kye Elphin, Co. Roscommon.

Class 4: Hereford Heifer born between 01/10/17 & 31/12/17 – Sponsored by Park Place Electrical Ltd.

  1. Mullaghdoo Beauty | DOB: 20/10/17 | Sire: Goulding Poll 1 Superduty ET Dam: Mullaghdoo Rosetta | Owner: Basil Arnold, Mullaghdoo, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan.
  2. Keenagh Novea | DOB: 18/10/17 | Sire: Blackwater Lad Dam: Lislaughtin Alma 9 | Owner: Edwin & Robert Jones, Riverside, Keenagh, Co. Longford.
  3. Castledaly Francesca | DOB: 02/10/17 | Sire: Cave Hill Storm Dam: Castledaly Lolly | Owner: Michael & Grainne Farrell, Kilcleagh, Castledaly, Moate, Co. Westmeath.
  4. Mullaghdoo Gillian | DOB: 22/10/17 | Sire: Mullaghdoo Finn Dam: Mullaghdoo Lucy | Owner: Basil Arnold, Mullaghdoo, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan.

‘Mullaghdoo Beauty’ winner of the above class pictured with owner Basil Arnold

Class 5: Hereford Heifer calf born on or after 01/01/18 – Sponsored by Thomas Oates

  1. Kye Holly 818 | DOB: 04/01/18 | Sire: Freetown Hotspur Dam: Kye Sorcha 3rd | Owner: Padraig McGrath, Kye Elphin, Co. Poscommon.
  2. Trillick Delight | DOB: 06/01/18 | Sire: Clipston Squire Dam: Trillick linda | Owner: JJ Farrell, Trillick-A-Temple, Co. Longford
  3. Clonleam Delightfull 133 | DOB: 27/02/18 | Sire: Allowdale Ribstone 436 ET Dam: Clonleam Delightful 71 | Owner: Elisa Drumm, Crowenstown, Delvin, Co. Westmeath.
  4. Coote Geelan, Cloonagheer, Dromod, Co. Leitrim.

Another rosette for Padraig & Catherine when their 6 month old heifer calf ‘Kye Holly 818’ won the January class

Co. Longford Paul & Vincent All-Ireland Hereford Bull Calf Championship

  1. Shiloh Farm Elite | DOB: 21/07/17 | Sire: Steil Gerard Dam: Shiloh Farm Adorable Lady ET | Owner: Sarah & Hugh Murray, Shiloh, Parkwood, Moate, Co. Westmeath.
  2. Moyclare Quinlan | DOB: 30/07/17 | Sire: Church Hill Nigel Dam: Moyclare Pansy 16th | Owner Michael Molloy, Clonlyon, Glebe, Birr, Co. Offaly.
  3. Knockmountagh Mozaart |DOB: 06/07/17 | Sire: Gageboro Morgan Dam: Knockmountagh Sorca | Owner: Eamon & Darren McKiernan, Newtown, Monasterboice, Co. Louth
  4. Kye George 810 | DOB: 10/12/17 | Sire: Trillick George Dam: Kye Paula 535 | Owner: Padraig McGrath, Kye Elphin, Co. Poscommon.
  5. Kye George 817 | DOB: 03/01/17 | Sire: Trillick George Dam: Kye Stella 606 | Owner: Padraig McGrath, Kye Elphin, Co. Poscommon.

Reserve bull calf champion went to ‘Moyclare Quinlan’ led by owner Michael Molloy

Class 6: Hereford Bull born between 01/01/17 & 30/06/17 – Sponsored by Kye Herefords, Padraig McGrath.

  1. Ardmulchan Navan Man | DOB: 08/03/17 | Sire: Church Preen Galileo Dam: Ardmulchan Clover 489 | Owner: Philip Smyth, Ardmulchan, Navan, Co. Meath.
  2. Trillick McCabe | DOB: 04/06/17 | Sire:  Clipston Squire Dam: Trillick Barbie | Owner: JJ Farrell, Trillick-A-Temple, Co. Longford.
  3. Rathregan Star 728 | DOB: 01/06/17 | Sire: Milbawn Amos ET Dam: Rathregan Beth 347 | Owner: Val Ledwith, Rathregan, Batterstown, Co.Meath

9. Senior bull winnerCatherine Smyth with her  ‘Navan Man’

Class 7: Hereford Bull born between 01/07/17 & 30/09/17 – Sponsored by Town & Country Stores

  1. Shiloh Farm Elite | DOB: 21/07/17 | Sire: Steil Gerard Dam: Shiloh Farm Adorable Lady ET | Owner: Sarah & Hugh Murray, Shiloh, Parkwood, Moate, Co. Westmeath.
  2. Moyclare Quinlan | DOB: 30/07/17 | Sire: Church Hill Nigel Dam: Knockfin Eilleen 940 | Owner Michael Molloy, Clonlyon, Glebe, Birr, Co. Offaly.
  3. Knockmountagh Mozaart |DOB: 06/07/17 | Sire: Gageboro Morgan Dam: Knockmountagh Sorca |Eamon & Darren McKiernan, Newtown, Monasterboice, Co. Louth
  4. Kye Harry 797 | DOB: 15/08/17 | Sire: Freetown Hotspur Dam: Kye Shiela 679 | Owner:

Class 8: Hereford Bull born between 01/10/17 & 31/12/17 – Sponsored by Donal Brady

  1. Kye George 810 | DOB: 10/12/17 | Sire: Trillick George Dam: Kye Paula 535 | Owner: Padraig McGrath, Kye Elphin, Co. Poscommon.

Class 9: Hereford Bull born on or after 01/01/18 – Sponsored by Trillick Hereford, JJ & C Farrell

  1. Kye George 817 | DOB: 03/01/17 | Sire: Trillick George Dam: Kye Stella 606 | Owner: Padraig McGrath, Kye Elphin, Co. Poscommon.

 

JJ Farrell from Trillick Herefords Co. Longford makes presentation to Philip & Laura Vincent for their service at the event. Snapshot below of Philip & Laura in action in the ring.

UPCOMING JULY SHOWS!!!

  • Mullingar: Sunday 8th July
  • Oldcastle: Sunday 15th July
  • Mount Briscoe: Sunday 22nd July
  • Arva: Sunday 29th July

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