Churchcross Herefords in the Winners Enclosure once again in Newcastle west.

Newcastle West held their annual Agricultural show last Sunday 21st July 2019. There were very good classes for Pedigree Herefords and all were judged by the very capable Aidan Farrell, Westmeath.

Churchcross Hereford herd, Co. Clare, have come out on top once again this Summer. Supreme heifer, ‘Churchcross Myrtle’, bred by Gerry McNamara and family and exhibited by Paula Mc Namara, secured overall Champion on they day. ‘Myrtle’ also won 1st prize in both Co. Clare Agricultural show on 14th July and in Longford show on Sunday 7th July.

Once again, ‘Churchcross Hurler’ came out in force to win Reserve Champion and top the class; Hereford Male Calf born on or after 1st July 2018. This superb bull has been busy in the Winners enclosure this Summer, winning Overall Hereford Champion at both Charleville Show and at Longford Show along with securing 1st place Junior male Champion at Gorey Agricultural Show.

The days success for the McNamara family did not end there as ‘Churchcross Petulla went on to win 1st place in the class Hereford Heifer born between 1st July 2017 & 20th June 2018.

Many congratulations to Churchcross Herefords, who are going from strength to strength at this Summer’s Agricultural shows and we wish them continued success.

Many thanks and well done to all exhibitors at the Newscastle West show, if anyone has their animal details missing from the report below an d would like them included please e-mail irishhereford@gmail.com.

Judge: Aidan Farrell, Co. Westmeath.

Overall Champion: ‘Churchcross Myrtle’, Gerry McNamara, Co. Clare.

Supreme Champion – ‘Churchcross Myrtle’ with Paula McNamara and Judge Aidan Farrell.

Reserve Champion: ‘Churchcross hurler’, Gerry McNamara, Co. Clare.

Reserve Champion – ‘Churchcross Hurler’ with exhibitor Paula McNamara, Co. Clare.

Hereford Cow or Heifer in calf with calf at foot.

1. John Hayes.

Hereford Heifer born between 1st July 2017 & 20th June 2018.

1. ‘Church Cross Petulla’, 09/09/2017, Sire: Steil Gerard. Gerry McNamara, Labasheeda, Ennis, Co. Clare.

1st place Hereford heifer born between 01/07/17 & 20/06/18 – ‘Church cross Petulla’ with exhibitor Paula McNamara, Co. Clare.

2.  Delcan Donnelly

Hereford Male calf born on or after 1st July 2018.

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

2. Jack O’Connor

3. Declan Donnelly

Reserve Champion & 1st place Hereford male born on or after 01/07/18- ‘Churchcross Hurler’ with exhibitor Paula McNamara, Co. Clare.
3rd place Hereford Male calf born on or after 1st July 18 with breeder, Declan Donnelly.

Hereford Female calf born on or after 1stJuly 2018.

1. ‘Church Cross Myrtle’, 10/07/18, Sire: Normanton 1 Laertes Et. Gerry McNamara, Labasheeda, Ennis, Co. Clare.

2. Tony Hartnett

3. Sheila O’Sullivan

Hereford Male/Female calf born after 1st January 2019.

1. Declan Donnelly

2. John Neenan

3. Sheila O’Sullivan

Judge Aidan Farrell with Conor O’Leary who received the Hereford Society Prize. Congratulations to Conor.

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