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Flavours of Fingal County Show

Judge: David Larkin

Champion: Moyclare Oliver – Michael Molloy, Glebe, Belmont, Co Offaly.

Champion Moyclare Oliver with owner Michael Molloy
Champion Moyclare Oliver with owner Michael Molloy

Reserve Champion: Knockmountagh Willow – Eamon McKiernan, Newtown, Monasterboice, Drogheda, Co Louth.

Reserve Champion Knockmountagh Willow with owner Eamon McKiernan
Reserve Champion Knockmountagh Willow with owner Eamon McKiernan

Hereford Bull or Heifer calf born between 1/1/15 and 30/6/15

1st Rathreganpoll 1 Stormer – George Stanley, The Paddock, Porterstown Lane, Rathoath, Co Meath

2nd Crowenstown Arabella Ivy – Christine Drumm, Crowenstown, Delvin, Co Westmeath

Hereford bull calf born after 1/7/15

1st Moyclare Oliver – Michael Molloy, Glebe, Belmont, Co Offaly

2nd Knockmountagh Fiddler – Eamon McKiernan, Newtown, Monasterboice, Drogheda, Co Louth

3rd Rathreganpoll 1 Boxo – Val Ledwith, Rathregan, Batterstown, Co Meath

4th Shiloh Farm Dynamite – Sarah & Hugh Murray, Parkwood, Moate, Co Westmeath

5th Clonroe Eddie – John Jones, Pallas, Gorey, Co Wexford

Hereford heifer calf born after 1/7/15

1st Knockmountagh Willow – Eamon McKiernan, Newtown, Monasterboice, Drogheda, Co Louth

2nd Rathregan Ursula – Val Ledwith, Rathregan, Batterstown, Co Meath

3rd Moyclare Ursula 13 – Michael Molloy, Glebe, Belmont, Co Offaly

4th Clonroe Eimear – John Jones, Pallas, Gorey, Co Wexford

5th Clonleam Verena 25th – William Branagan, Clonleam, Delvin, Co Westmeath

Society President John Neenan and Team Report Strong Hereford Calf Demand at GVM Kilmallock

It was a case of an early morning rise for judges Donie Mullins Dromin and David Geary Broadford as they set about picking their Hereford calf champions in Kilmallock. A difficult job it turned out to be as their has been a big increase in the number of Hereford calves on the market this year. Eventually they choose Denis Guerin Mucreennagh, Freemount Co. Cork Male Hereford Bull as champion. He sold in the ring for €440. The female champion was owned by John McCarthy Shandrum Charleville Co. Cork and he sold for €355. He bought his stock bull from David Larkin, Kilcormac and he is mighty pleased with him mainly because of easy calving and excellent calf quality. Both calves were less than 2 weeks old.

Hereford Male Winner property of Denis Guerin  (L to R) Donnie Mullins Judge, Mary of G.V.M,John Neenan president of Irish Hereford Breed Society, John McAuliffee Hereford Breeder, Hugh Mulvihill Hereford auctioneer and David Geary Judge
Hereford Male Winner property of Denis Guerin
(L to R) Donnie Mullins Judge, Mary of G.V.M,John Neenan president of Irish Hereford Breed Society, John McAuliffee Hereford Breeder, Hugh Mulvihill Hereford auctioneer and David Geary Judge
Hereford Female winner property of John McCarthy (L to R) David Geary Judge, Donnie Mullins Judge, Mary of G.V.M, John McCarthy owner, John Neenan president of Irish Hereford Breed Society, John McAuliffee Hereford Breeder, Hugh Mulvihill Hereford auctioneer.
Hereford Female winner property of John McCarthy
(L to R) David Geary Judge, Donnie Mullins Judge, Mary of G.V.M, John McCarthy owner, John Neenan president of Irish Hereford Breed Society, John McAuliffee Hereford Breeder, Hugh Mulvihill Hereford auctioneer.

Dunmanway Show

Judge: Mr. Tom Ludgate 

Overall Hereford Champion Knockmountagh Duke with Tom Roycroft and judge Tom Ludgate
Overall Hereford Champion Knockmountagh Duke with Tom Roycroft and judge Tom Ludgate

Overall Hereford Champion: Knockmountagh Duke, Tom Roycroft

Reserve Overall Hereford Champion Dunworley Goldie shown by PJ and Jim Maloney
Reserve Overall Hereford Champion Dunworley Goldie shown by PJ and Jim Maloney

Reserve Overall Hereford Champion: Dunworley Goldie, Mary Pat Dineen

Bull or Heifer calf born on or after the 1st of January 2015

1st Tom Roycroft, Springvilla Denis Jan 15 sire Corlismore Fire 606 dam Springvilla Saoirse

2nd Tom Roycroft, Springvilla David Jan 15 sire Corlismore Fire 606 dam Springvilla Mary

Heifer calf born on or after the 1st of September 2014

1st Anthony McCarthy, Banteer 1 Gem Oct 14 sire Dernaroy 1 Hawke dam Udel 1 Coral Gem

2nd Tom Roycroft, Springvilla Marguerite Sept 14 sire Springvilla Rolan dam Springvilla Rita

3rd Tom Roycroft, Springvilla Kate 500 Sept 14 sire Corlismore Fire 606 dam Farmely Beckie

Bull calf born on or after the 1st of September 2014

1st Michael O`Leary, Dehliss 1 Benny Sept 14 sire Goulding Poll 1 Superduty dam Moreigh Clare

2nd Tom Roycroft, Springvilla Charlie Sept 14 sire Corlismore Fire 606 dam Springvilla Cherry

3rd Mary Pat Dineen, Dunworley Sparky Dec 14 sire Kilsunny Goliath dam Dunworley Goldie

Heifer born on or after the 1st of September 2013

1st Tom Roycroft, Springvilla Rosabel 441 Sept 13 sire Corlismore Fire 606 dam Springvilla Rosabel

2nd James Kingston, Gurteragh Nico Jan 14 sire Gurteragh Justice dam Gurteragh Judy

Cow or incalf heifer any age

1st Mary Pat Dineen, Dunworley Goldie Nov 11 sire Bowmont Storm dam Hazelfield Eileen

2nd Tom Roycroft, Springvilla Miriam Sept 10 sire C.R.P. dam Ballyaville Alberta

3rd Ronan McCarthy, Droumdaniel Mel Ella 9th Dec 12 sire Dareens Gordan dam Droumdaniel Mel Ella 3rd

Bull any Age

1st Tom Roycroft, Knockmountagh Duke Oct 11 sire Corlismore Pompeii dam Knockmountagh Aoife

2nd JJ Barrett, Skehanore Rebel Feb 10 sire Moyclare Courallie dam Skehanore Florence

Report and photos: Yvonne Roycroft