117th Co. Longford Show and Country Fair 2019

The 117th Agricultural Show and Country Fair was held yesterday, Sunday 7th July, outside Longford town and it was a great success all round.

John Kemp, along with his brother, Tom Kemp, travelled from the UK to take on the difficult task of judging the Hereford classes. There was a fantastic turn out of Hereford cattle and all of excellent quality. Judging these cattle was no easy task for John, with the top quality stock on display, in particular a very even batch of the finest heifers.

Many thanks and well done to all the exhibitors and breeders who came out to the show and a huge congratulations to Gerry and Paula McNamara on winning the Overall Champion with their purebred Hereford bull along with winning 1st place Champion heifer and to Tom and Anselm Fitzgerald on winning Reserve Champion with their 1st place winning Cow and calf at foot and Reserve Champion heifer also.

Many thanks also to the Judges who travelled from the UK to be there and thanks also to Tricia Kennedy who took the photos below.

Judges: John & Tom Kemp.

Overall Champion: ‘Churchcross hurler’, Gerry McNamara, Labasheeda, Ennis, Co. Clare.

Overall Champion ‘Churchcross Hurler’ exhibited by and photographed with Paula McNamara who won the Eddie Duffy Cup, Co.Clare.

Reserve Champion: ‘Grianan OrangeR786’, T&A Fitzgerald, Glebe House, Mount Temple, Co. Westmeath.

Reserve Champion ‘Grianan Orange R786’ with calf at foot, exhibited by T&A Fitzgerald & family, Westmeath.

Hereford cow or heifer in-calf or in milk.

1. ‘Grianan Orange R786’, 05/09/16, Sire: ‘Grianan Freddy’. T&A Fitzgerald, Glebe House, Mount Temple, Co. Westmeath.

2. ‘Rathregan Prettymaid 667’, 03/07/16, Sire: ‘FH Patrick’. Val Ledwith, Rathregan, Batterstown, Co. Meath.

3. ‘Corlismore Oyster 597’, 05/12/12, Sire: ‘Grianan Firecracker’. Sean McKiernan, Corlismore House, Corlsimore, Co. Cavan.

Reserve Champion & 1st place Hereford cow or Heifer in-calf or in milk– ‘Grianan Orange R786’ with calf at foot, exhibited by T&A Fitzgerald & family, Westmeath.

Hereford heifer born between 01/07/17 and 30/06/2018.

1. ‘Corlismore Amber 977’, 16/04/18, Sire: ‘Shiloh Farm Dynamite’. Sean McKiernan, Corlismore House, Corlismore, Co. Cavan.

2. ‘Snowflake’, 25/11/17, Sire: ‘Goliath’. John Gormley, Carrowteel, Elphin, Co. Roscommon.

3. ‘Griananpoll 1 Orange S829’, 01/11/17, Sire: ‘Solpoll1 Kentucky kid’. T&A Fitzgerald, Glebe House, Mount Temple, Co. Westmeath.

Hereford Heifer born between 01/07/18 and 30/09/18.

1. ’Churchcross Myrtle’, 10/07/18, Sire: ‘Normanton Lartes’. Gerry McNamara, Labasheeda, Ennis, Co. Clare.

2. ‘Grianan Cooperobin T853’, 16/07/18, Sire: ‘Grianan Parker’. T&A Fitzgerald, Glebe House, Mount Temple, Co. Westmeath.

3. ‘CorlismorePoll 1 Sydney 981’, 01/07/18, Sire: ‘Dendor 1 Kohinoor’. Sean McKiernan, Corlismore House, Corlsimore, Co. Cavan.

Champion Heifer – ‘Churchcross Myrtle’,exhibited by Gerry and Paula McNamara, who can be seen here with the Jame Higgins Cup..
Reserve Champion Heifer– ‘Grianan Cooperobin T853’, exhibited by Anselm Fitzgerald, Westmeath.
3rd place Hereford Heifer born between – 1/7 & 30/9/18 -‘Corlismore Poll 1 Sydney 981’, exhibited by Sean McKiernan with son Gary McKiernan, Co. Cavan.

Hereford heifer born between 01/10/18 and 31/12/18.

1. ‘Trillick Charm’, 16/10/18, Sire: ‘Clipston Squire’. JJ Farrell, Trillick A Temple, Longford.

2. ‘Corlismore Oyster 009’, 16/11/18, Sire: ‘Shiloh Farm Dynamite’. Sean McKiernan, Corlismore House, Corlsimore, Co. Cavan.

3. ‘Rathregan Pretty Maid 817’, 03/10/18, Sire: ‘Dan Eibhear Frank’. Val Ledwith, Rathregan, Batterstown, Co. Meath.

1st place Hereford Heifer born between 01/10 & 31/12/18 -‘Trillick Charm’, bred by JJ and Ciaran Farrell, Longford.
2nd Place Hereford Heifer born between 01/10 & 31/12/18 – ‘Corlismore Oyster 009’, owned by Sean McKiernan and photographed with Evelyn McKiernan.

Hereford heifer calf born on or after 01/01/19.

1. ‘Drumgoon Hill Nikita’, 11/01/19, Sire: ‘FH William’. Aidan McCabe, Lisnaderg, Cootehill, Co. Cavan.

2. ‘Trillick Breege’, 01/02/19, Sire: ‘Glaslough Rooney’. JJ Farrell, Trillick A Temple, Co. Longford.

County Longford Flynn & Lynch All Ireland Hereford Heifer Calf Champion

1.’Churchcross Myrtle’, 10/07/18, Sire: ‘Normanton Lartes’. Gerry McNamara, Labasheeda, Ennis, Co. Clare.

2. ‘Grianan Cooperobin T853’, 16/07/18, Sire: ‘Grianan Parker’. T&A Fitzgerald, Glebe House, Mount Temple, Co. Westmeath.

3. ‘Trillick Charm’, 16/10/18, Sire: ‘Clipston Squire’. JJ Farrell, Trillick A Temple, Longford.

4. ‘Corlismore Oyster 009’, 16/11/18, Sire: ‘Shiloh Farm Dynamite’. Sean McKiernan, Corlismore House, Corlsimore, Co. Cavan.

5. ‘CorlismorePoll 1 Sydney 981’, 01/07/18, Sire: ‘Dendor 1 Kohinoor’. Sean McKiernan, Corlismore House, Corlsimore, Co. Cavan.

6. ‘Drumgoon Hill Nikita’, 11/01/19, Sire: ‘FH William’. Aidan McCabe, Lisnaderg, Cootehill, Co. Cavan.

Champion Heifer ‘Churchcross Myrtle’,exhibited by Gerry and Paula McNamara, who can be seen here with the Jame Higgins Cup.
Reserve Champion Heifer ;Grianan Cooperobin T853′, exhibited by Anselm Fitzgerald.
3rd Place County Longford Flynn & Lynch All Ireland Hereford Heifer Calf Champion – ‘Trillick Charm’, bred by JJ and Ciaran Farrell.
4th Place County Longford Flynn & Lynch All Ireland Hereford Heifer Calf Champion – ‘Corlismore Oyster 009’, owned by Sean McKiernan and photographed with Evelyn McKiernan.
5th Place County Longford Flynn & Lynch All Ireland Hereford Heifer Calf Champion -‘Corlismore Poll 1 Sydney 981’, with Gary McKiernan, Co. Cavan.

Hereford bull born between 01/01/18 and 30/06/18.

1. ’Moyclare Rob’, 13/03/18, Sire: ‘Freetown Nadal’. Micheal Molloy, Glebe, Bellmount, Co. Offaly.

2. ’Kye Harry 837’, 10/05/18, Sire: ‘Freetown Hotspur’. Padraig McGrath, Cloonshanagh, Elphin, Co. Roscommon.

3. ’Kye Robert 829’, 16/04/18, Sire: ‘Glaslough Rooney’. Padraig McGrath, Cloonshanagh, Elphin, Co. Roscommon.

1st Place Hereford Bull born between 01/01 & 30/06/18 – ‘Moyclare Rob’, exhibited by Michael Molloy.

Hereford bull born between 01/07/18 and 30/09/18.

1. ‘Churchcross hurler’, 07/07/18, Sire: ‘Panmure Henry’. Gerry McNamara, Labasheeda, Ennis, Co. Clare.

2. ‘Lisgoagh Nudge’, 09/09/18, Sire: ‘Kilsunny Goliath’. Padraic McKenna, Lisgoagh, Glaslough, Co.Monaghan.

3. ‘Roardstown Captain’, 01/08/18, Sire: ‘Trillick George’. John & Enda Flynn, Lamagh, Newtownforbes, Co. Leitrim.

Overall Champion & 1st place Hereford bull born between 01/07-30/09/18
‘Churchcross Hurler’ exhibited by Gerry and Paula McNamara, Co.Clare.

Hereford bull between 01/10/18 and 31/12/18.

1. ‘Rathnollag Ted’, 13/12/18, Sire: ‘Haven Kingpin’. Sinead Conry Ballinagare, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon.

2. ‘Knockmanta 1 Handsome’, 20/12/18, Sire: ‘Fabb 1 Northern Star’. Eamon & John Mc Kiernan, Newtown,Monasterboice, Drogheda, Co. Louth.

3. ‘Shiloh-Farm Ferrari’, 14/12/18, Sire ‘Shiloh Farm Dynamite’. Sarah & Hugh Murray, Shiloh, Parkwood, Moate, Co. Westmeath.

Reserve Champion & 1st Place Hereford Bull born between 01/10 & 31/12/18– ‘Rathnollag Ted’, owned by Sinead Conry, Co. Roscommon.

Co. Longford Paul & Vincent All Ireland Hereford bull calf champion.

1. ‘Churchcross hurler’, 07/07/18, Sire: ‘Panmure Henry’. Gerry McNamara, Labasheeda, Ennis, Co. Clare.

2. ‘Rathnollag Ted’, 13/12/18, Sire: ‘Haven Kingpin’. Sinead Conry Ballinagare, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon.

3. ‘Knockmanta 1 Handsome’, 20/12/18, Sire: ‘Fabb 1 Northern Star’. Eamon & John Mc Kiernan, Newtown,Monasterboice, Drogheda, Co. Louth.

4. ‘Lisgoagh Nudge’, 09/09/18, Sire: ‘Kilsunny Goliath’. Padraic McKenna, Lisgoagh, Glaslough, Co.Monaghan.

5. ‘Roardstown Captain’, 01/08/18, Sire: ‘Trillick George’. John & Enda Flynn, Lamagh, Newtownforbes, Co. Leitrim.

6. ‘Shiloh-Farm Ferrari’, 14/12/18, Sire ‘Shiloh Farm Dynamite’. Sarah & Hugh Murray, Shiloh, Parkwood, Moate, Co.Westmeath.

Overall Champion & 1st Place Champion Bull – ‘Churchcross Hurler’ exhibited by and photographed with Paula McNamara.
Reserve Champion Bull – ‘Rathnollag Ted’ with Judge, John Kemp, breeder, Sinead Conry and Sean McGarry and Enda Dalton from Paul and Vincent who kindly sponsored this class.

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