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Newcastle West Show 2022

Newcastlewest held their annual show on Sunday 17th July 2022. Taking on the task of judging the Hereford classes was Mr. Eoin Lynch of Droumdaniel Herefords, Cork.

Congratulations to Michael Barrett of Gurtaleen Herefords, Cork, on winning the Hereford Championship at Newcastlewest Show with Gurtaleen Inchvale Powerhouse, 10/07/2021, Sire: Pulham Powerhouse, Dam: Gurtaleen Caoimhe.

Champion: Gurtaleen Inchvale Powerhouse with breeder Michael Barrett & Judge Eoin Lynch.

Congratulations also to Gerry McNamara of Churchcross Herefords, Clare, who took home the Reserve Champion & Breeders Choice 4&5 Star heifer Champion!

Reserve Champion with breeder Gerry McNamara and Judge Eoin Lynch

Dunmanway Show 2022

Congratulations to the Team at Droumdaniel Herd on winning the Hereford Champion with their stock bull; Auckvale Stroll On, at Dunmanway Agricultural Show 2022!

Champion: Auckvale Stroll On

The stock bull’s first born son, Droumdaniel Stroll On, also won the September 2021 bull calf class among other prizes won by the Herd on the day

1st Place: September 2021 bull calf class – Droumdaniel Stroll On

Longford Agricultural Show 2022

Longford Agricultural Show was held on Sunday 3rd July 2022. This show was the first major Hereford Show for that part of the country and it did not disappoint with a large entry of Hereford cattle on the day.

The Judge on the day was Mr. Seamus Nagle from Bull Bank AI, who had a large entry of cattle classes especially in the young bull class and in particular strong heifer classes to judge. Seamus carried out the task with great precision and fairness and gave a few words at the end to the competitors. Many thanks to Seamus for judging the cattle classes on the day.

Hereford Champion: Eamon & John McKiernan, Newtown, Monasterboice, Co. Louth. Knockmanta Major Z, 03/07/21, Sire: Fabb 1 Northern Star, Dam: Knockmanta 1 Jessica

Champion: Knockmanta Major Z with breeder John McKiernan, Louth.

Hereford Reserve Champion: T&A Fitzgerald, Glebe, Mount Temple, Moate, Co. Westmeath. Griananpoll 1 Greta W959, 04/03/22, Sire: Fabb 1 Northern Star, Dam: Dendor 1 Greta 31st.

Reserve Champion: Griananpoll 1 Greta W959 with Sponsors; Sean McGarry, Shaun Fayne, Judge Seamus Nagle, Breeders; Tom, Anselm, Dara, Emmy & Tom Fitzgerald, Westmeath & Sponsor Enda Dalton.

Paul & Vincent All Ireland Hereford Heifer Calf Champion

  1. Champion: T&A Fitzgerald, Glebe, Mount Temple, Moate, Co. Westmeath. Griananpoll 1 Greta W959, 04/03/22, Sire: Fabb 1 Northern Star, Dam: Dendor 1 Greta 31st.
  2. Reserve Champion: Philip & Catherine Smyth, Ardmulchan, Navan, Co. Meath. Ardmulchan Clover 938, 04/10/21, Sire: Church Preen Galileo, Dam: Ardmulchan Clover 610
  3. Michael Molloy, Clonlyon, Glebe, Belmont, Co. Offaly. Moyclare Rose 53, 08/07/21, Sire: Caislean Jake, Dam: Moyclare Rose 35
  4. Michael & Ciaran Kinahan, Kilcurley, Tubber, Moate, Co. Westmeath. Tullyviewpoll 1 Tilly, 02/08/22, Sire: Fabb 1 Northern Star, Dam: Airhill Rapunzal
  5. Edwin & Robert Jones, Riverside, Keenagh, Co. Longford. Keenaghpoll 1 Simone, 14/07/21, Sire: Fabb 1 Northern Star, Dam: Woodview Oakleigh
  6. Padraig McGrath, Cloonshanagh, Elphin, Co. Roscommon. Kye 1 Stae 971, 08/01/22.
Paul & Vincent All Ireland Hereford Heifer Calf Champion: Griananpoll 1 Greta W959 with Sponsors; Sean McGarry, Shaun Fayne, Judge Seamus Nagle, Breeders; Tom, Anselm, Dara, Emmy & Tom Fitzgerald, Westmeath & Sponsor Enda Dalton
Paul & Vincent All Ireland Hereford Heifer Calf Reserve Champion: Ardmulchan Clover 938 with breeder Catherine Smyth, Meath.
Moyclare Rose 53, with breeder Michael Molloy, Offaly
Paul & Vincent All Ireland Hereford Heifer Calf Champion: Griananpoll 1 Greta W959 with Sponsors; Sean McGarry, Shaun Fayne, Enda Dalton, Judge Seamus Nagle & breeders Emmy & Tom Fitzgerald, Westmeath.
Paul & Vincent All Ireland Hereford Heifer Calf Reserve Champion: Ardmulchan Clover 938 with breeder Catherine Smyth, Meath, Sponsor Sean McGarry, Judge Seamus Nagle & Sponsor Enda Dalton.
3rd Place Moyclare Rose 53, with breeder Michael Molloy, Offaly, Sponsor Sean McGarry, Judge Seamus Nagle & Sponsor Shaun Fayne.
4th Place: Tullyviewpoll 1 Tilly, with breeder Ciaran Kinahan, Westmeath, Judge Seamus Nagle, Sponsors Sean McGarry, Shaun Fayne & Enda Dalton
5th Place: Keenaghpoll 1 Simone with breeder Robert Jones, Longford, Sponsor Sean McGarry, Judge Seamus Nagle & Sponsors Shaun Fayne & Enda Dalton.
6th Place: Kyepoll 1 Stae 971, with breeders Catherine & Padraig McGrath, Roscommon, Sponsor Sean McGarry, Judge Seamus Nagle & Sponsors Shaun Fayne & Enda Dalton.

Flynn & Lynch All Ireland Bull Calf Champion

  1. Champion: Eamon & John McKiernan, Newtown, Monasterboice, Co. Louth. Knockmanta Major Z, 03/07/21, Sire: Fabb 1 Northern Star, Dam: Knockmanta 1 Jessica
  2. Reserve Champion: Philip & Catherine Smyth, Ardmulchan, Navan, Co. Meath. Ardmulchan Trailblazer, 03/01/22, Sire: Ballinveney Tiger, Dam: Ardmulchan Clover 620
  3. Padraig McGrath, Cloonshanagh, Elphin, Co. Roscommon. Kye 1 Panda 959, 19/07/21
  4. Padraig McGrath, Cloonshanagh, Elphin, Co. Roscommon. Kye 1 Paudie 954, 02/07/21
  5. John Farrell, Boyanna, Moate, Co. Westmeath. Boyanna Ashton, 12/01/22, Sire: Boyanna Stormist, Dam: Boyanna Oonagh
  6. Paul Bohan, Gortfadda, Mohill, Co. Leitrim
Champion: Knockmanta Major Z, with breeder John McKiernan, Louth.
Reserve Champion: Ardmulchan Trailblazer with breeder Catherine Smyth, Meath.
Champion: Knockmanta Major Z, with breeders Kevin & John McKiernan & Judge Seamus Nagle
Reserve Champion: Ardmulchan Trailblazer with breeder Catherine Smyth, Meath & Judge Seamus Nagle
3rd Place: Kyepoll 1 Panda 959 with breeder Catherine McGrath, Roscommon, Judge Seamus Nagle & exhibitor Sinead Conry.
4th Place: Kyepoll 1 Paudie 954 with breeders Catherine & Padraig McGrath & Judge Seamus Nagle.
5th Place: Boyanna Ashton, with breeder John Farrell, Westmeath & Judge Seamus Nagle.
6th Place: Breeder Paul Bohan, Leitrim & Judge Seamus Nagle

Next Gen Herefords Junior Young Handlers aged: 12 – 17 years

  1. Paul Bohan
  2. Clodagh McCaffrey
  3. Colin Burke
  4. Aine Heffernan
  5. Dara Fitzgerald
Champion Young Handler: Paul Bohan, Leitrim.
Champion Young Handler: Paul Bohan, Leitrim.
Reserve Champion Young Handler: Clodagh McCaffrey, Roscommon.
3rd Place Junior Young Handler: Colin Burke, Westmeath.
Junior Young Handler: Aine Heffernan, Westmeath.
Junior Young Handler: Dara Fitzgerald, Westmeath.

Next Gen Herefords Senior Young Handlers aged: 18 – 25 years

  1. John Smyth
  2. John Leonard
  3. John Farrell

John Smyth also won the All-Ireland Senior Stock Person Class on the day which left him qualified for the final at the Royal Meath Show in Trim on Sunday September 4th.

Champion Senior Young Handler: John Smyth, Meath, with Judge Deirdre McGowan
Reserve Champion Senior Young Handler: John Leonard, Roscommon.
3rd Place Senior Young Handler, John Farrell, Westmeath.

The Young Handler classes were a great success on the day with a few competitors missing given the dry spell and the good chance to get silage baled and other commitments. Many thanks to Deirdre McGowan for judging the Junior & Senior Young Handler classes – maybe the toughest job of the day.

Sinead Conry presenting glassware to Judge Deirdre McGowan.

Class Results:

Hereford Cow or Heifer in-Calf or in Milk.

Sponsor: John & Kathleen Tynan Memorial Class

  1. Christine Drumm, Crowenstown, Delvin, Co. Westmeath. Crowenstown Arethusa Loy, 31/07/17, Sire: Cavehill Storm, Dam: Kilsunny Doreens Loy
  2. Padraig McGrath, Cloonshanagh, Elphin, Co. Roscommon. Dendor Honeysuckle, 08/04/16
  3. Padraig McGrath, Cloonshanagh, Elphin, Co. Roscommon. Kye Daisy 899, 03/02/20
  4. Paul Bohan, Gortfadda, Mohill, Co. Leitrim
1st Place Cow: Crowenstown Arethusa Loy, with breeder Christine Drumm, Westmeath & exhibitor Dara Fitzgerald.

Hereford Heifer born between 01/07/20 and 30/06/21

Sponsor: Keenagh Herefords, Edwin & Robert Jones

  1. Brian Duignan, Shancor, Cornafean, Co. Cavan – Shancorpoll 1 Oll1 Uakea, 11/04/21, Sire: Fabb 1 Northern Star, Dam: Shancorpoll 1 Naomi
  2. Brian Duignan, Shancor, Cornafean, Co. Cavan
  3. John Boyd, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Roscommon. Faus Tilly, 01/02/2022, Sire: Fiston, Dam: Cuillmore Laura
  4. Elisa Drumm, Crowenstown, Delvin, Co. Westmeath. Grianan Orange V911, 05/08/20, Sire: Grianan Parker, Dam: Grianan Orange 0725
  5. Padraig McGrath, Cloonshanagh, Elphin, Co. Roscommon. Kye Holly 928, 24/12/20
1st Place; Shancorpoll1 Oll1 Uakea, with breeder Brian Duignan, Cavan.

Hereford Heifer born between 01/07/21 and 30/09/2021

Sponsor: Pat Molihan

  1. Michael Molloy, Clonlyon, Glebe, Belmont, Co. Offaly. Moyclare Rose 53, 08/07/21, Sire: Caislean Jake, Dam: Moyclare Rose 35
  2. Michael & Ciaran Kinahan, Kilcurley, Tubber, Moate, Co. Westmeath. Tullyviewpoint 1 Tilly, 02/08/22, Sire: Fabb 1 Northern Star, Dam: Airhill Rapunzal
  3. Edwin & Robert Jones, Riverside, Keenagh, Co. Longford. Keenaghpoll 1 Simone, 14/07/21, Sire: Fabb 1 Northern Star, Dam: Woodview Oakleigh
  4. Padraig McGrath, Cloonshanagh, Elphin, Co. Roscommon. Kye Paula 953, 01/07/21
  5. Padraig McGrath, Cloonshanagh, Elphin, Co. Roscommon. Kye Ger 965, 05/09/21
  6. John Farrell, Boyanna, Moate, Co. Westmeath. Boyanna Annie 2 ET, 23/07/21, Sire: Balleen Val, Dam: Boyanna Onnie.
1st Place: Moyclare Rose 53, with breeder Michael Molloy, Offaly.

Hereford Heifer born between 01/10/21 and 31/12/21.

Sponsor: North Leinster Hereford Branch

  1. Philip & Catherine Smyth, Ardmulchan, Navan, Co. Meath. Ardmulchan Clover 938, 04/10/21, Sire: Church Preen Galileo, Dam: Ardmulchan Clover 610
  2. Avril Crowe, Curran, Mohill, Co. Leitrim. Aughakill Pumpkin, 26/10/21
  3. John Farrell, Boyanna, Moate, Co. Westmeath. Boyanna Hetty 2, 04/10/21, Sire: Pulham Powerhouse, Dam: Boyanna Saoirse
  4. JJ Farrell, Trillick-a-Temple, Co. Longford. Trillickpoll 1 Lil, 10/11/21, Sire: Fabb 1 Northern Star, Dam: Appel 1 Dotothy
1st Place: Ardmulchan Clover 938, with breeder Catherine Smyth, Meath.

Hereford Heifer calf born on or after 01/01/22

Sponsor: Thomas Oates

  1. T&A Fitzgerald, Glebe, Mount Temple, Moate, Co. Westmeath. Griananpoll 1 Greta W959, 04/03/22, Sire: Fabb 1 Northern Star, Dam: Dendor 1 Greta 31st.
  2. Padraig McGrath, Cloonshanagh, Elphin, Co. Roscommon. Kye 1 Stae 971, 08/01/22.
  3. Padraig McGrath, Cloonshanagh, Elphin, Co. Roscommon. Kye 1 Honey 969, 02/01/22
  4. JJ Farrell, Trillick-a-Temple, Co. Longford. Trillick Rosie, 05/01/21, Sire: Pulham Ranger, Dam: Trillick Berry
  5. Elisa Drumm, Crowenstown, Delvin, Co. Westmeath. Crowenstown Darwin 2, 18/02/22, Sire: Haven Kingpin, Dam: Crowenstown Arethusa Loy.
1st Place: Griananpoll 1 Greta W959, with Sponsors; Sean McGarry, Shaun Fayne, Judge Seamus Nagle, Breeders; Tom, Anselm, Dara, Emmy & Tom Fitzgerald, Westmeath & Sponsor Enda Dalton.

Hereford Bull born between 01/01/21 and 30/06/21

Sponsor: Kye Herefords, Padraig McGrath, Elphin

  1. Colin Burke, Hightown, Coralstown, Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath. Coralstown Hurricane, 02/02/21, Sire: Trillick George, Dam: Trillick Snazzy
  2. Iris Allen, Ballaghmore, Borris-in-Ossary, Co. Laois. Gurthabawn Josh 829, 11/03/21, Sire: Allowdale Advance 573, Dam: Ballymartin Mercia.
  3. Alan Gibbons, Coggle, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon. Mulloghey 1 Tom 4, 14/05/21, Sire: Knockglass Donald, Dam: Mulloghey 1 Rebel
1st Place: Coralstown Hurricane with breeder Colin Burke, Westmeath.

Hereford Bull born between 01/07/21 and 30/09/21

Sponsor: Town & Country Stores, Longford

  1. Eamon & John McKiernan, Newtown, Monasterboice, Co. Louth. Knockmanta Major Z, 03/07/21, Sire: Fabb 1 Northern Star, Dam: Knockmanta 1 Jessica
  2. Kye 1 Panda 959, 19/07/21
  3. Padraig McGrath, Cloonshanagh, Elphin, Co. Roscommon. Kye 1 Paudie 954, 02/07/21
  4. T&A Fitzgerald, Glebe, Mount Temple, Moate, Co. Westmeath
  5. Padraig Farrell, Aughavoneen, Fardrum, Co. Westmeath. Rorardstown Major, 01/09/21, Sire: Allowdale Rambo 738, Dam: Curaghlife Primrose
1st Place: Knockmanta Major Z, with breeder John McKiernan.

Hereford Bull calf born on or after the 01/01/22

Sponsor: Trillick Herefords, JJ & C Farrell

  1. Philip & Catherine Smyth, Ardmulchan, Navan, Co. Meath. Ardmulchan Trailblazer, 03/01/22, Sire: Ballinveney Tiger, Dam: Ardmulchan Clover 620
  2. John Farrell, Boyanna, Moate, Co. Westmeath. Boyanna Ashton, 12/01/22, Sire: Boyanna Stormist, Dam: Boyanna Oonagh
  3. Paul Bohan, Gortfadda, Mohill, Co. Leitrim
1st Place: Ardmulchan Trailblazer, with breeder Catherine Smyth, Meath.

Congratulations to all exhibitors.

Many thanks also to each of the sponsors who make a show like this a great success. Many thanks & credit also to photographer; Frank McGrath.