Mullingar Annual Show 2018

Mullingar enjoyed a glorious day of sunshine yesterday which led to high numbers entering the gates and enjoying everything the showgrounds had to offer. Large crowds were observed within the walled garden, which is were the livestock exhibitors are usually situated, combined with swarms of spectators  around each of the rings with no shortage of interest around the Hereford arena. A fine turn out of white heads were on show with a number of animals demonstrating great breed characteristics who will hopefully make an appearance at the National Show in Tullamore in a months time.

Michael Molloy took the Champion sash for the second year in a row with his exceptionally well muscled bull ‘Moyclare Quinlan’. This fine bull calf sired by Church Hill Nigel caught the eye of many spectators with some even saying “he’s better than last year’s champion”. Having won two Championships so far this year and accumulating a lot of interest ‘Quinlan’ will be one to watch out for in the October sale, and if he truly is better than last year’s champion then potential buyers had better bring their cheque books as last year’s winner ‘Moyclare Phoenix’ sold for a whopping €6,600.

Reserve Champion was awarded to long time breeders Tom & Anselm Fitzgerald’s bull ‘Griananpoll 1 Ted’. A bull of great length at just 13 months who will likely take after his mother in the show circuit as time goes on, with his mother ‘Griananpoll 1 Orange M661’ enjoying great success last year winning Supreme Hereford Champion at the North Tipperary Show and Reserve Supreme Hereford Champion at the Royal Meath Show in 2017, two shows that would be recognised as major events within the Hereford community.

Judge: Mr. Martin Murphy from Toureenbrien

Champion: Moyclare Quinlan owned by Michael MolloyMargaret Henson (Mullingar pedigree cattle show committee) presents Michael Molloy with the Perpetual Cup for Champion Pedigree Hereford from the Mullingar Livestock Agency Ltd., with judge Martin Murphy on right

Reserve Champion: Griananpoll 1 Ted owned by Tom & Anselm FitzgeraldGriananpoll 1 Ted takes home the Reserve with Anselm Fitzgerald alongside judge Martin Murphy

 

Show Results

Class 1: Pedigree Hereford cow in calf or with calf at foot

  1. ‘Clonroe Deirdre’ – DOB 01/09/14 | Sire: Baltymore Ginger Dam: Clonroe Josie | Owner: John Jones, Pallas, Gorey, Co. Wexford.
  2. ‘Allowdale Pretty Maid 557’ – DOB 24/06/15 | Sire: Border Rory Dam: Allowdale Pretty Maid 275 | Owner: Christine Drumm, Crowenstown, Delvin, Co. Westmeath.
  3. ‘Grianan Orange R 786’ – DOB 05/09/16 | Sire: Grianan Freddy Dam: Grianan M 660 | Owner: T & A Fitzgerald, Moate, Co. Westmeath.

Pat Jones above with his winner of the above class with son Padraig picture below leading ‘Clonroe Deirdres’ calf

Class 2: Pedigree Hereford heifer born on/between 1st January 2017 & 30th June 2017.

Sponsored by Lyons & Burton Farm Machinery Ltd., Main John Deer Dealers, The Mount, Kilcock, Co.Meath

  1. ‘Dunlever Alanna’ – DOB 11/02/17 | Sire: Whitefields Rustic Boy Dam: Dunlever Aileen | Owner: Michael Bird, Dunlever, Trim, Co. Meath.

 

Class 3. Pedigree Hereford bull born on/between 1st January 2017 & 30th June 2017.

Sponsored by Lyons & Burton Farm Machinery Ltd., Main John Deer Dealers, The Mount, Kilcock, Co.Meath.

  1. ‘Griananpoll 1 Ted’ – DOB 20/05/17 | Sire: Solpoll 1 Kentucky Kid Dam: Griananpoll 1 Orange M661 | Owner: T & A Fitzgerald, Moate, Co. Westmeath.
  2. ‘Ardmulchan Navan Man’ – DOB 08/03/17 | Sire: Church Preen Galileo Dam: Ardmulchan Clover 489 | Owner: Philip Smyth, Ardmulchan, Navan, Co. Meath.

 

Class 4: Pedigree Hereford bull born on/between 1st January 2017 & 30th June 2017.

Sponsored by Zurich Insurance PLC, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

  1. ‘Bellingham Nevin’ DOB – 04/09/17 | Sire: Church Preen Galileo Dam: Ardmulchan Clover 612 | Owner: Francis McKernan, Drumleck, Castlebellingham, Co. Louth.
  2. ‘Clonroe Gina’ DOB – 01/09/17 | Sire: Gageboro Morgan Dam: Clonroe Deirdre | Owner: John Jones, Pallas, Gorey, Co. Wexford.
  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. ‘Griananpoll 1 Orange S 812’ – DOB 02/07/17 | Sire: Solpoll 1 Kentucky Kid Dam: Griananpoll 1 Orange L608 | Owner: T & A Fitzgerald, Moate, Co. Westmeath.

 

Class 5: Pedigree Hereford bull born on/between 1st July 2017 & 30th October 2017.

Sponsored by Owens Quarry Products Ltd., Knockdrin, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

  1. ‘Moyclare Quinlan’ – DOB 30/07/2017 | Sire: Church Hill Nigel Dam: Moyclare Pansy 16th | Owner: Michael Molloy, Glebe, Belmont, Co. Offaly.
  2. ‘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.
  3. ‘Aughakil 1TS’ – DOB 08/07/12 | Sire: Moyclare Lieutenant Dam: Cloncahirpoll 1 Hanna | Owner: Stephen & Avril Crowe, Curraun, Mohill, Co. Lietrim.
  4. ‘Clonroe Ger’ – DOB 04/10/17 | Sire: Baltymore Ginger Dam: Clonroe Linda | Owner: John Jones, Pallas, Gorey, Co. Wexford.

 

Class 6: Pedigree Hereford heifer born on or after 1st November 2017.

Sponsored by Owens QuarryProducts Ltd., Knockdrin, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.

  1. ‘Ardmulchan Clover 775’ – DOB 03/11/17 | Sire: Church Preen Galileo Dam: Ardmulchan Clover 619 | Owner: Philip Smyth, Ardmulchan, Navan, Co. Meath.
  2. ‘Cloneymeath Curley 1’ – DOB 04/02/18 | Owner: Brendan O’Neill, The Moy, Summerhill, Co. Meath
  3. ‘Clonleam Delightful 133’ – DOB 27/02/18 | Sire: Allowdale Ribstone 436 ET Dam: Clonleam Delightful 71 | Owner: C Christine Drumm, Crowenstown, Delvin, Co. Westmeath.
  4. ‘Crowenstown Pretty Maid’ – DOB 01/04/18 | Sire: Haven Kingpin Dam: Allowdale Prettymaid 557 | Owner: Christine Drumm, Crowenstown, Delvin, Co. Westmeath.

 

Class 7: Pedigree Hereford bull born on or after 1st November 2017.

  1. ‘Crowenstown MacArthur’ – DOB 01/01/18 | Sire: Allowdale Ribstone 436 ET Dam: Crowenstown Arabella Ivy | Owner: Christine Drumm, Crowenstown, Delvin, Co. Westmeath.
  2. ‘Arnagross Jake 923’ – DOB 15/11/17 | Sire: Trillick Admiral 2 Dam: Arnagross Gina | Owner: Thomas Plunkett, Castletown, Finea, Co. Westmeath.

 

UPCOMING JULY SHOWS!!!

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

 

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