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Gorey’s 160th Annual Agricultural Show.

The 160th Gorey Agricultural Show was held on Saturday last, 15th June at Clonattin, outside Gorey town. The show drew large crowds of spectators and exhibitors. As always, there was a good variation of Hereford classes exhibited on the day with generous prizes, kindly Sponsored by Slaney Foods International. The judge for the Hereford classes was William Smith from Oldcastle, Co. Meath who had a hard job with the quality stock that was on show. Many congratulations to all exhibitors and well done to all.

Judge: William Smith

Overall Champion: ‘Clonroe Deirdre’ – John Jones.

Eamon Moulds- Sponsors Slaney Foods-Pat Jones and Hereford Supreme Champion ‘Clonroe Deirdre’.

Reserve Champion: ‘Kilsunny Lass Orchid’ – Trevor Dudley.

Reserve Champion – ‘Kilsunny Lass Orchid’ with Eamonn Moulds -Sponsors Slaney Foods Int and Owner Edward Dudley

Class 125: Cow/Heifer in Calf with Natural Born Calf at Foot.

1.  John Jones, Pallas, Gorey, Co.Wexford – ‘Clonroe Deirdre’, 371456491351, 1st September, 2014, female, Sire: ‘Balytmore Ginger’, Dam: ‘Clonroe Josie’.

2. Mervyn Parr, Tourtane, Clogh, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny – ‘Grianan Orange 589’, 261055860589, 3rd March, 2011,female, Sire: ‘Grianan Highflyer’, Dam: ‘Grianan Orange 409’.

3. John Jones, Pallas, Gorey, Co.Wexford – ‘Clonroe Fairy’, Sire: ‘Baltymore Ginger’.

Eamon Moulds- Sponsors Slaney Foods-Pat Jones and Hereford 1st place – Cow/Heifer in Calf with Natural Born Calf at Foot ‘Clonroe Deirdre’.

Class 126: Heifer born after 01/7/2017.

1. Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny House, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, ’Kilsunny Lass Orchid’, 372219778761653, 23rd July, 2017,female, Sire: ‘Glaslough Judge’, Dam: ‘Kilsunny Lass Glitter’.

2. John Jones, Pallas, Gorey, Co.Wexford – ‘Clonroe Grainne’, 222730291642, 1st September, 2017, female, Sire: ‘Gageboro Morgan’, Dam: ‘Clonroe Deirdre’.

3. John Jones, Pallas, Gorey, Co.Wexford – ‘Clonroe Gemma’, 222730291741, 28th June, 2018, female, Sire: ’Gageboro Morgan’, Dam: ‘Clonroe Emma’.

1st place – Heifer born after 01/7/2017 – ‘Kilsunny Lass Orchid’ with Eamonn Moulds -Sponsors Slaney Foods Int and Owner Edward Dudley.

Class 127: Heifer Calf Born on or after 01/07/2018 – 31/08/2018.

1. Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny House, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, ’Kilsunny Lass Prim’, 372218778711748, 3rd August, 2018, female, Sire: ‘Glaslough Judge’, Dam: Kilsunny Lass Glitter’.

2. Gerry McNamara, Moyfadda, Labasheeda, Ennis, Co. Clare – ‘Churchcross Myrtle’, IE372213997030925, 10th July, 2018, female, Sire: ‘Normanton Lartes’, Dam: ‘Allowdale Cherry’.

3. John Jones, Pallas, Gorey, Co.Wexford – ‘Clonroe Hannah’, 222730211742, 1st July, 2018, female, Sire: ‘Kyle Harry’, Dam: ‘Clonroe Eimear’.

1st place – Heifer Calf Born on or after 01/07/2018 – 31/08/2018. – ‘Kilsunny Lass Prim’ with Edward Dudley-William Smith Judge and Eamonn Moulds -Sponsors Slaney Foods Int.

Class 128: Heifer calf born on or after 01/09/2018.

1.  John Jones, Pallas, Gorey, Co.Wexford – ‘Clonroe Hazel’, 222730241745, 6th October, 2018, female, Sire: ‘Steil Geraad’, Dam: ‘Clonroe Jackie’.

2.  John Jones, Pallas, Gorey, Co.Wexford – ‘Clonroe Helen’, 2227302331744, 28th September, 2018, female, Sire:’Cill Coraic Kasper’, Dam: ‘Clonroe Lize’.

3. Mervyn Parr, Tourtane, Clogh, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny – ‘Tourtane Poll1 Jasmine’, 219942981127, 5th September, 2018, female, Sire: ‘Glaslough Napoleon’, Dam: ‘Tourtane Maisie’.

4. John Jones, Pallas, Gorey, Co.Wexford – ‘Clonroe Hope’, 222730271748, 12th Novmeber, 2018, female, Sire:’Kyle Harry’, Dam: ‘Clonroe Deirdre’.

Judge William Smith prepares to draw out his first prizewinner in the young heifer class ‘Clonroe Hazel’ from John Jones.

Junior Female Champion 1st place: Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny House, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, ’Kilsunny Lass Prim’, 372218778711748, 3rd August, 2018, female, Sire: ‘Glaslough Judge’, Dam: Kilsunny Lass Glitter’.

Junior Champion Female ‘Kilsunny Lass Prim’ with Edward Dudley-William Smith Judge and Eamonn Moulds -Sponsors Slaney Foods Int.

Junior Female Champion 2nd place: Gerry McNamara, Moyfadda, Labasheeda, Ennis, Co. Clare – ‘Churchcross Myrtle’, IE372213997030925, 1oth July, 2018, female, Sire: ‘Normanton Lartes, Dam: Allowdale Cherry.

Junior Female Champion 3rd place: John Jones, Pallas, Gorey, Co.Wexford – ‘Clonroe Hazel’, 222730241745, 6th October, 2018, female, Sire: ‘Steil Geraad’, Dam: ‘Clonroe Jackie’.

Junior Female Champion 4th place: John Jones, Pallas, Gorey, Co.Wexford – ‘Clonroe Helen’, 2227302331744, 28th September, 2018, female, Sire:’CillCoraic Kasper’, Dam: ‘Clonroe Lize’.

Class 129: Bull calf born on or after 01/07/2018 – 31/08/2018.

1. Gerry McNamara, Moyfadda, Labasheeda, Ennis, Co. Clare – ‘Churchcross Hurler’, IE372213997020924, 7th July, 2018, male, Sire: ’Panmure Henry’, Dam: ‘Allowdale Serena’.

2. Eamon & John McKiernan, Newtown, Monasterboice, Drogheda, Co. Louth, ‘Knockmountagh Spartacus’, 372216014640831, 8th July, 2018, male, Sire: ‘Trillick Hotspur’.

3. Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny House, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, ’Kilsunny Podge’, 372219778761744, 21st July, 2018, male, Sire: ‘Clooncullane King 322’, Dam: ‘Kilsunny Doreens Jest’.

4. John Jones, Pallas, Gorey, Co.Wexford – ‘Clonroe Hercules’, 222730221743, 6th July, 2018, male, Sire: ‘Kyle Harry’, Dam: ‘Clonroe Elizabeth’.

Junior Male Champion & Bull calf born on or after 01/07/2018 – 31/08/2018. ‘Churchcross Hurler’ with Eamonn Moulds -Sponsors Slaney Foods Int. and Kiara McNamara.

Class 130: Bull calf born on or after 01/09/2019.

1. Mervyn Parr, Tourtane, Clogh, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny – ‘Tourtane Junior’, 219942991128, 7th September, 2018, male, Sire: ‘Trillion George’, Dam: ‘Tourtane Katie’.

2.  John Jones, Pallas, Gorey, Co.Wexford – ‘Clonroe Henry’, 222730261747, 5th November, 2018, male, Sire: Kyle Harry’, Dam: ‘Airhill Kestrel’.

Junior Male Champion 1st place: Gerry McNamara, Moyfadda, Labasheeda, Ennis, Co. Clare – ‘Churchcross Hurler’, IE372213997020924, 7th July, 2018, male, Sire: ’Panmure Henry’, Dam: Allowdale Serena’.

William Smith Judge- Eamonn Moulds-Sponsors Slaney Foods Int. Kiara McNamara and Junior Male Champion ‘Churchcross Hurler’.

Junior Male Champion 2nd place: Eamon & John McKiernan, Newtown, Monasterboice, Drogheda, Co. Louth, ‘Knockmountagh Spartacus’, 372216014640831, 8th July, 2018, male, Sire: ‘Trillick Hotspur’.

Junior Male Champion 3rd  place: Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny House, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, ’Kilsunny Podge’, 372219778761744, 21st July, 2018, male, Sire: ‘Clooncullane King 322’, Dam: ‘Kilsunny Doreens Jest’.

Hereford cattle Judge William Smith, Oldcastle checks out the quality exhibits at Gorey

Cork Summer show 2019

The very successful Cork Summer show was held over the weekend, Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th June. There were 6 classes of Hereford cattle exhibited with quality cattle on show on the day. Eugene Lynch from Bantry, Co. Cork stole the show with his Hereford bull who won Overall Champion and 1st prize in his class, Hereford bull born on or after 01/09/2018. Congratulations to all winners and exhibitors.

Judge: John Holloway 

Male and Overall Champion: “Droumdaniel Devine”- Eugene Lynch.

Male & Overall Champion: ‘Droumdaniel Devine’,owned by Eugene Lynch, Co. Cork.

Female and Reserve Champion: “Herberry 1 Lucy Sky”- Veronica Brennan.

Female & Reserve Champion: ‘Herberry 1 Lucy Sky’, exhibited by Veronica Brennan, Co. Tipperary.

Hereford bull born on or after 01/09/18.

  1. Eugene Lynch, Bantry, Cork- “Droumdaniel Devine”- 06/09/18, s: Brocca Kieran
  2. Shane O’Driscoll, Bandon, Cork- “Butlerstown Freddie”- 03/09/18, s: Gurteragh Jesse”- 10/10/18, s: FH Henry 
  3. Robert and Tom Roycroft, Dunmanway, Cork- “Springvilla Jesse”- 10/10/18, s: FH Henry
1st place – Hereford bull born on or after 01/09/2018 : ‘Droumdaniel Devine’,owned by Eugene Lynch, Co. Cork.

Hereford heifer born on or after 01/09/19.

  1. Robert and Tom Roycroft, Dunmanway, Cork- “Springvilla Violet”- 12/09/18, s: Drumboy Jamie
  2. Dermot Whelton, Leap, Cork-“Hazel Grove Emerald”- 29/09/18
  3. Eugene Lynch, Bantry, Cork-“Droumdaniel Biddy”- 05/09/18, s: Brocca Kieran

Hereford Heifer born between 01/09/16-31/08/18.

  1. Veronica Brennan, Dualla, Tipperary-“ Herberry 1 Lucy Sky”- 10/12/17, s: KKO
  2. Mary Pat Dineen, Bandon, Cork- “Dunworley Heather”- 01/11/17, s: Gageboro Morgan
  3. Dermot Whelton, Leap, Cork-“Hazel Grove Damzel”- 01/11/17
1st place – Hereford heifer born between 01/09/2016 – 31/08/2018. ‘Herberry 1 Lucy Sky’, exhibited by Veronica Brennan, Co. Tipperary .

Pedigree Hereford Cow.

  1. Anthony Mccarthy, Banteer, Cork-“ Banteer 1 Gem- 05/10/14, s: Yalgoo Boulder
  2. Robert and Tom Roycroft, Dunmanway, Cork- “Springvilla Miriam”- s: Springvilla Rolan
  3. Adrian Bateman, Riverstick, Cork- “Slieveroe Pandora’s Charm”- 20/08/15,s: Trillick Hotspur

Pedigree Hereford Bull any age.

  1. Michael O’ Keeffe, Newmarket, Cork-“ Gurteragh Oakley”- 02/01/15, s: Balleen Bonus
  2. Patrick O Donnell, Mitchelstown, Cork- “Duibhgiolla Marvel”- 24/10/17, s: Cill Cormaic Marvel

Clonakilty Show 2019

The long standing and very successful Clonakilty Agricultural Show was held on Sunday 9th June 2019. Among the many attractions and exhibitions, there was a variety of great quality Hereford cattle on show on the day, in several different classes.

The results of the Hereford class in the show are as follows;

Champion: ‘Rossmore Nelson Mandela’- owned by John Neenan

‘Rossmore Nelson Mandela’ also went on to win the Interbreed Championship on the day.
Champion: ‘Rossmore Nelson Mandela’, with Tommy Creegan, owned by John Neenan.

Reserve Champion: “’Appel Dawn Break’- J & F Appelbe

Reserve Champion: “Appel Dawn Break”-with John Appelbe,

Pedigree Hereford calf male:
1st – “Ringfort 1 Geoffrey”- Neil Twomey, Banteer, Cork – DOB 03/08/18, s: Solitude 1 Marshall
2nd – “Appel 1 Law maker”- J & F Appelbe, Clonakilty, Cork- DOB 03/09/18, s: S3109
3rd – “Springvilla James”- Robert & Tom Roycroft, Dunmanway, Cork – DOB 10/09/18, s: Kilsunny Goliath

Pedigree Hereford Calf Male: 1st place – ‘Ringfort 1 Geoffrey’, owned by Neil Twomey.

Pedigree Hereford calf female:
1st – “Appel Dawn Break”- J & F Appelbe, Clonakilty, Cork- DOB 02/09/18, s: Law man
2nd – “Springvilla Violet 770”- Robert & Tom Roycroft, Dunmanway, Cork – DOB 12/09/18, s: Drumboy Jamie
3rd – “Hazel Grove Emerald”- Dermot Whelton, Leap, Cork- DOB 29/09/18

Pedigree Hereford Calf Female: 1st place & Reserve Champion – ‘Appel Dawn Break’, with John Appelbe.

Pedigree Hereford Heifer Not Calved:
1st – “Hazel Grove Damzel”-Dermot Whelton, Leap, Cork- DOB 11/11/17
2nd – “Ballymartle 1 Sally”- Neil Twomey, Banteer, Cork- DOB 22/08/17, s: Solitude 1 Marshall
3rd – “Grianan Orange S847”- John Neenan, Broadford, Cork- s: Grianan Parker

Pedigree Hereford Heifer Not Calved: 1st place – ‘Hazel Grove Damzel’ with Dermot Whelton.

Pedigree cow any age:
1st – Tim Breen, Kiskeam, Cork
2nd – Robert and Tom Roycroft, Dunmanway, Cork
3rd – Anthony Mccarthy, Banteer, Cork

Pedigree Hereford Bull:
1st – “Rossmore Nelson Mandela”- John Neenan, Broadford, Cork- DOB 28/03/17, s: Grianan King Kong
2nd- “Drumboy Jamie”- Robert & Tom Roycroft, Dunmanway, Cork- DOB 04/16, s: Kilsunny Goliath

Pedigree Hereford Bull: 1st place & overall Champion: ‘Rossmore Nelson Mandela’ with Tommy Creegan, owned by John Neenan

Pair of Pedigree Herefords:
1st – Dermot Whelton
2nd – Robert & Tom Roycroft

KILSUNNY HEREFORDS WIN INTER-BREED BEEF CHAMPIONSHIP AT BANDON

Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary claimed the first major championship of the Irish summer show circuit at last weekend’s Bandon Agricultural Show in West Cork with his four year old pedigree Hereford cow, ‘Kilsunny Lass Lily’ winning the Hereford championship before going on to emerge victorious in the prestigious inter-breed beef championship of the show. This competition was fiercely contested by all of the other champions in the various beef breeds (including all the continental breeds) and it was the latest major victory in a string of show ring success for ‘Kilsunny Lass Lily’ that also includes two 1st prize wins at the National Hereford Show, Tullamore.

Female and overall champion ‘Kilsunny Lass Lily’

Bandon Show Results.

Judge: John Neenan

Female and Overall Champion: Kilsunny Lass Lily– Trevor Dudley

Female and overall champion ‘Kilsunny Lass Lily’ with exhibitor Trevor Dudley and Judge John Neenan.

Male and Reserve Champion: Gurteragh Oakley– Michael O’ Keeffe

Male and Reserve Champion ‘Gurteragh Oakley’ with breeder Michael O’Keeffe and Judge John Neenan.

Registered Bull any age:

1st Michael O’Keeffe, Newmarket, Co. Cork- “Gurteragh Oakley”, s: Balleen Bonus, DOB 02/01/15

Male and Reserve Champion “Gurteragh Oakley’ with breeder Michael O’Keeffe and Judge John Neenan.

Registered Cow any age:

1st Trevor Dudley, Thurles, Co. Tipperary- “Kilsunny Lass Lily“, s: Glaslough Judge, DOB 18/10/14

2nd Anthony Mccarthy, Banteer, Co. Cork- “Banteer 1 Gem“, s: Yalgoo Boulder Z250, DOB 05/10/14

3rd Shane O’Driscoll, Bandon, Co. Cork- “Skehanore Violet A812, s: Balleen Plomber, DOB 05/02/15

1st Place – Registered cow any age – ‘Kilsunny Lass Lily’ with exhibitor Trevor Dudley and Judge John Neenan.

Registered Heifer Born between 01/09/16-31/08/18

1st Michael O’Keeffe, Newmarket, Co. Cork- “Gurteragh Starlet“, s: Gurteragh Justice, DOB 03/01/18

2nd Dermot Whelton, Leap, Co. Cork- “Hazel Grove Damzel“, s: Gageboro Morgan, DOB 13/11/17

3rd Mary Pat Dineen, Bandon, Co. Cork- “Dunworley Heather”, s: Gageboro Morgan, DOB 01/11/17

1st Place- Registered Heifer born between 01/09/16-31/08/18 – ‘Gurteragh Starlet’ with breeder Michael O’Keeffe.

Male Calf born on or after 01/08/18

1st Shane O’ Driscoll, Bandon, Co. Cork- “Butlerstown Freddie”, s: Gurteragh Romeo, DOB 03/09/18

2nd Adrian Cronin, Killarney, Co. Kerry- “Racomane Edgar“, s: FH William, DOB 15/08/18

3rd Anthony Mccarthy, Banteer, Co. Cork- “Banteer 1 Snowdrop 35“, s: Corlismore 1 Lad, DOB 14/08/18

1st place Male calf born after 01/08/18 ‘Butlerstown Freddie’ with breeder Shane O’Driscoll and Judge John Neenan.

Female Calf born on or after 01/08/18

1st Trevor Dudley, Thurles, Co. Tipperary- “Kilsunny Lass Prim“, s: Glaslough Judge, DOB 03/08/18

2nd Dermot Whelton, Leap, Co. Cork- “Hazel Grove Emerald“, s: FH William, DOB 29/09/18

3rd Shane O’Driscoll, Bandon, Co. Cork- “Butlerstown Money Penny“, s: Gurteragh Romeo, DOB 01/09/18 

1st place – Female calf born on or after 01/08/2018 ‘Kilsunny Lass Prim’

Top price for Herefords at Nenagh Spring show and sale of €3700.

The Nenagh Spring show and sale was held on Saturday 18th May 2019, with top quality stock for sale. There were 38 quality bulls exhibited on the day. Some of the bulls booked in did not exhibit as they had been sold off the farm previous to the sale which is a good sign of the demand for quality Hereford bulls.

Louth breeders, father and son duo, Eamon and John McKiernan took home the top price of €3700 for the superb 14 month old bull ‘Knockmountagh Drifter’, sired by ‘Cill Cormaic Kasper’ and bred from ‘Knockmountagh Sweet Pea’.

‘Knockmountagh Drifter’ with exhibitor John McKiernan, Co. Louth €3700 .

 The average price for the sale was €2400, similar to that of the previous sale in Kilmallock in April.

Although a tough start to the day, there was continued success for long time breeder, JJ Farrell with two bulls exhibited taking home a total of €5950, achieving an impressive €3200 for ‘Trillick Jake’, sired by ‘Free Town Hotspur’ and bred out of ‘Cloughran Sally’ and €2750 for ‘Trillick Vern’, sired by ‘Clipston Squire’ and bred out of ‘Trillick Diva 2’.

‘Trillick Jake’ with Longford breeder JJ Farrell €3200.
‘Trillick Vern’ with breeder JJ Farrell €2750

Champion bull ‘Balleen Benefit’, sired by ‘Towra Brilliant’ and bred from homebred ‘Balleen Molly’ , was of fantastic quality and a half brother of the Champion bull in the Kilmallock sale in both 2018 and 2019, but unfortunately failed to reach his reserve for exhibitor Tom Brennan from Co. Kilkenny.

Champion ‘Balleen Benefit’ with Judge Tommy Creegan and breeder Tom Brennan,Co. Kilkenny.

T&J Hayes, travelling from Limerick, took home €2650 for the August born bull ‘Quinsboro Morgan 1st’, sired by ‘Gageboro Morgan’ and bred from ‘Tory Hill Lily’.

No stranger to the successes of the shows and sales, Michael O’Keeffe from Newmarket, Co. Cork achieved Reserve Champion for ‘Dominarigle 1 Patriot 740 ET’, sired by ‘Gurteragh Oakley 652’ and bred out of ‘Dominarigle 1 Sydney 611’ who secured a fine price of €2600.

‘Dominarigle 1 Patriot 740 ET’ with owner Michael O’Keeffe and judge Tommy Creegan €2600 .

Cavan breeder, Philip Lynch also secured €2600 for ‘Carrick Jordan’, sired by ‘Haven Kingpin (Hyf)’ and bred from his own bred cow ‘Carrick Tina’.

S&N Heatrick were also successful on the day as they got €2550 for ‘Glaslough Transformer’, sired by ‘Ballyaville Ger (Hyf)’ and bred from ‘Glaslough Joyce’.

Although demand was not as good as anticipated, the many bulls sold in advance of the sale are a firm indicator of current demand for quality Hereford bulls. All buyers and sellers were happy with they’re days work and are looking forward to a productive Summer.

Many thanks to the Judge Tommy Creegan from Charleville, Co. Limerick and many thanks also to all the staff of Nenagh mart who organised and facilitated the event.