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Arva Agricultural Show Sunday 30th July 2017

Judge: Mr David Larkin, Kilcormac, Birr Co. Offaly

 

Champion Hereford: Shiloh Farm Dynamite, D.O.B: 6th February 2016. Sire: Grianan Freddy, Dam: Cill Cormaic Lass. Owned by Sean McKiernan, Corlismore House, Corlismore, Co Cavan.

 

Reserve Champion: Dendor 1 Ruby 27th, D.O.B: 7th October 2015. Sire: Solpoll 1 Gilbert, Dam: Dendor 1 Ruby 11th. Owned by Sean McKiernan, Corlismore House, Corlismore, Co Cavan.

Class 33:  Best Hereford Cow in  calf or milk

  1. Ivor & Colin Anderson, Derrylane, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan
  2. Sean Kilrane, Drumboy, Mohill, Co. Leitrim
  3. Coote Geelan, Cloonagher, Bornacoola, Co. Leitrim

Class 34: Best Hereford Bull, born before 01-07-2016

  1. Sean McKiernan, Corlismore House, Corlismore, Co. Cavan
  2. Sean Kilrane, Drumboy, Mohill, Co. Leitrim
  3. Thomas Plunkett, Castletown Finea, Co. Westmeat

Class 35:  Best Hereford Heifer, born before 01-07-2016

  1. Sean McKiernan, Corlismore House, Corlismore, Co. Cavan
  2. Brian & Eamon Duignan, Shancor, Cornafean, Co. Cavan
  3. Coote Geelan, Cloonagher, Bornacoola, Co. Leitrim

Class 36:  Best Hereford Bull, born after 01-07-2016

  1. Brian & Eamon Duignan, Shancor, Cornafean, Co. Cavan
  2. Nigel Heatrick, Annareagh, Glaslough, Co. Monaghan
  3. Aidan McCabe, Lisaderg, Cootehill, Co. Cavan

Class 37:  Best Hereford Heifer born after 01-07-2016

  1. Sean McKiernan, Corlismore House, Corlismore, Co. Cavan
  2. Basil Arnold, Mullaghdoo, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan
  3. Aidan McCabe, Lisaderg, Cootehill, Co. Cavan

Class 38:  Best Herefor Male, born after 01-01-2017

  1. David Faughnan, Kilnagross, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim
  2. Stephen Crowe, Curraun, Mohill, Co. Leitrim

Class 39:  Best Hereford Female, born after 01-01-2017

  1. Basil Arnold, Mullaghdoo, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan
  2. Sean Kilrane, Drumboy, Mohill, Co. Leitrim
  3. Nigel Heatrick, Annareagh, Glaslough, Co. Monaghan

Class 40:  Best Hereford Heifer, born before 01-09-2015

  1. Coote Geelan, Cloonagher, Bornacoola, Co. Leitrim.
  2. Ivor & Colin Anderson, Derrylane, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan
  3. Nigel Heatrick, Annareagh, Glaslough, Co. Monaghan

RECORD ENTRIES AT CLONMEL SUMMER SHOW

Hereford breeders continue to turn out in force as Clonmel show in the south of Ireland attracts large number of entries.

Henry and Mervyn Parr came out on top to claim the title for overall champion on the day, while the well known Kilsunny herd kept their winning streak alive when Kilsunny Lass Matilda was awarded Reserve Champion. After five shows in 2017, Matilda has never been out of the championship line-up with one supreme and four reserve titles to her credit already this summer.

Competition Results:

Supreme Hereford Champion: Grianan Orange 589, Henry & Mervyn Parr, Clogh, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny.

 

Reserve Supreme Hereford Champion: Kilsunny Lass Matilda, Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

 

Overall Calf Champion: Kilsunny Lass Nectar, Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

 

Reserve Calf Champion: Racomane Caesar, Adrian Cronin, Rathcomane, Ballyhar, Killarney, Co. Kerry.

 

Class Results

Bull calf between 01.07.2016 – 31.12.2016

1st Adrian Cronin, Rathcomane, Ballyhar, Killarney, Co. Kerry. Rathcomane Caesar. DOB: 07.09.16. Sire: Kilsunny Goliath, / Dam Springvilla Astra

2nd Veronica Brennan & Ray Hunt, Herberry Herefords, Ballyherberry, Dualla, Co. Tipperary. Herberry Alfred. DOB: November 2016. Sire: Gouldingpoll 1 Lucy / Dam: not listed.

3rd Michael O’ Keeffe, Gurteragh, Newmarket, Co. Cork. Gurteragh Rambo 700. DOB: not listed. Sire: Balleen Bonus / Dam Oldcastletown Red Robin

 

Heifer calf born after 01.07.2016 – 31.12.2016

1st:Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Kilsunny Lass Nectar. DOB: 02.07.16,. Sire: Glaslough Judge / Dam: Kilsunny Lass Primrose

2nd John Neenan, Broadford, Charleville, Co. Limerick. Tullaha Audrey. DOB: 24.07.16. Sire: Kilsunny Goliath / Dam: Tullaha Aoibhinn

3rd Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Kilsunny Lass Nadia. DOB: 02.10.16. Sire: Cill Cormaic Marcel /Dam: Kilsunny Lass Josslyn

 

Junior calf, male or female, born in 2017

1st Veronica Brennan & Ray Hunt,  Herberry Herefords, Ballyherberry, Dualla, Co. Tipperary. Herberry Lucy Lou. DOB: 12.01.17. Sire: Dendor 1 Kohinoor PP / Dam:  Gouldingpoll 1 Lucy

2nd Michael O’ Keeffe, Gurteragh, Newmarket, Co. Cork. Gurteragh Roman 714. DOB: 11.01.17. Sire: Gurteragh Justice / Dam: Gurteragh Judy

3rd Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Kilsunny Noble. DOB: 20.01.17. Sire: Glaslough Judge / Dam: Kilsunny Lass Fluffy

 

Senior Heifer born after 01.09.2014 and before 31.08.2016

1st Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Kilsunny Lass Matilda. DOB: 19.11.15. Sire: Glaslough Judge / Dam: Kilsunny Lass Gem

2nd Henry & Mervyn Parr, Clogh, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny. Tourtane Advent. DOB: 08.12.15. Sire: Kilsunny Goliath / Dam: Grianan Orange 589

3rd Gerry & Ciara McNamara, Labasheeda, Co. Clare. Allowdale Serena. DOB:30.08.15. Sire: Haven Kingpin / Dam: Allowdale Serena

 

Cow, in calf or in milk, any age

1st Henry & Mervyn Parr, Clogh, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny. Grianan Orange 589. DOB: 03.03.11. Sire: Grianan Highflyer / Dam: Grianan Orange

2nd Glenn Dudley, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Lakelodge Kathy 5. DOB: 07.01.12. Sire: Kilsunny Goliath / Dam: Lakelodge Kathy 3

3rd: Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Hse, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Kilsunny Doreen’s Jasmin. DOB: 14.08.12. Sire: Ballyaville Caradoc / Dam:  Kilsunny Doreen’s Fairy

Judge: Mr. Dan Melody, Bunratty, Co. Clare

Report: Edward Dudley

Photos: Edward Dudley & Mervyn Parr

Paul & Vincent Sponsorship attract large numbers to Longford Show

A major Hereford championship was held on Sunday 2nd of July at the Longford show with approximately 60 Hereford cattle scheduled on the show catalogue. The generous sponsorship provided by Paul and Vincent’s, manufactures of high quality animal feeds attracted breeders from around the country.

Local Hereford breeder and formers IHBS chairman JJ Farrell of Trillick Hereford’s deserves recognition for all the time and hard work he put in to organising the event, securing the sponsorship and also recruiting the two young judges, Mr. Ben Lewis and Mr. Andrew Whitlow from the UK.

Michael Farrell of Castledaly Herefords had a very successful day with his bull Castledaly Rio as he claimed Champion bull at the event followed by Supreme champion. He also returned home with some silverware to add to the mantelpiece when he was awarded the Eddie Duffy Cup for winning class 53. Castledaly Rio is one of many descendants of Steil Gerard, a very successful and proven sire bred by JJ Farrell.

Well known Hereford breeder Michael Molloy was in the spotlight when his class winner, Moyclare Ursula was crowned champion heifer on the day. Mick Molloy continued his winning streak winning the first bull class of the day with his 15 month old bull Moyclare Phoenix,  which also went on to claim overall reserve champion of the competition.

Class results are as follows:

Class 46 Hereford Cow or Heifer in-calf or in milk

  1. Coote Geelan, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. Baltymore Orange. DOB: 28/09/14. Sire Kye Rodge / Dam Grianan Orange 491.
  2. Coote Geelan, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. Dernaroy 1 Georgina. DOB: 13/03/10.
  3. Basil Arnold, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan. Mullaghadoo Rosetta. DOB: 05/05/11. Sire GSQ / Dam Senechals Unknown.

Coote G. winner cow classCoote Geelan with Baltymore Orange, winner of class 46.

Class 47 Hereford Heifer born between 01/07/15 & 30/06/16

  1. Padraig McGrath, Elphin, Co. Roscommon. Kye Ger 749. DOB: 03/05/2016. Sire Steil Gerard / Dam Kye Sheila 590.
  2. Padraig McGrath, Elphin, Co. Roscommon. Dendor 1 Honeysuckle 871. DOB: 08/04/16. Sire Sollpoll Gilbert / Dam Dendore Honeysuckle 11th.
  3. Nigel Heatrick, Glaslough, Monaghan. Glaslough Roseanna. DOB: 12/01/16. Sire Ballyaville Ger / Dam Glaslough Natasha.
  4. Coote Geelan, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. Loughrinn Lily 460.  DOB: 03/07/15. Sire Kye Rodge / Dam Loughrin Lily.

P. McGrath 1st class 47Padraig McGrath takes 1st and 2nd in class 47 with his home bred heifer Kye Ger above, and his newly acquired heifer from the UK, Dendori 1 Honeysuckle pictured below.

P. McGrath 2nd class47

Class 48 Hereford Heifer born between 01/07/16 & 30/09/16

  1. Michael Molloy, Belmount, Co. Offaly. Moyclare Ursula 16th. DOB: 10/08/16. Sire Moyclare Lucky / Dam Moyclare Ursula 4th.
  2. Tom & Anselm Fitzgerald, Moate, Co. Westmeath. Grianan Prim R779. DOB: 30/07/16. Sire Grianan Freddy / Dam Grianan Prim J542.
  3. Basil Arnold, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan. Mullaghadoo Poll 1. DOB: 04/09/16. Sire Goulding Poll 1 / Dam Mullaghdoo Rosetta.
  4. Stephen & Avril Crowe, Mohill, Co. Leitrim. Aughakil 1 Adeje. DOB: (not listed) Sire Moyclare Lieutenant / Dam Cloncahir Poll 1 Hanna.

Mick Molloy Cham heiferMoyclare Ursula 16th claimed first place in class 48, and went on to win Hereford Heifer Calf Champion at the event. Pictured above is Michael Molloy (owner) and John Cahill (CEO) from Paul & Vincents. 

Class 49 Hereford Heifer born between 01/10/16 & 31/12/16

  1. JJ Farrell, Trillick A Temple, Co. Longford. Trillick Graceful. DOB: 09/11/16. Sire Castledaly Messi / Dam Trillick Rose.
  2. Basil Arnold, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan. Mullaghadoo Noelle. DOB: 25/12/16. Sire Turlough Graceful / Dam Mullaghdoo Rosetta 2.
  3. Coote Geelan, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. Baltymore Kora 449. DOB: 09/11/16. Sire Morgon / Dam Baltymore 418.
  4. Coote Geelan, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. Baltymore Kora 496. DOB:15/10/16. Sire Kye Rodge / Dam Baltymore Kora

Class 50 Hereford Heifer Calf born on or after 01/01/17

  1. JJ Farrell, Trillick A Temple, Co. Longford. Trillick Duchess. DOB: 02/01/17. Sire Steil Gerard / Dam Killoe Sandra.
  2. Tom & Anselm Fitzgerald, Moate, Co. Westmeath. Grianan Orange R809. DOB: (not listed) Sire Grianan Freddy / Dam Grianan Orange 629.
  3. Hugh P. Murray, Moate, Co. Westmeath. Keenagh Nuala. DOB: 03/04/17. Sire Trillick Hotspur / Dam Newland Clover.

Class 51 Paul & Vincent All Ireland Hereford Heifer Calf Champion

Prizes: 1st €350, 2nd €250, 3rd €150, 4th €100, 5th €80, 6th €60.(Confined to classes 48 – 50)

  1. Michael Molloy, Belmount, Co. Offaly. Moyclare Ursula 16th. DOB: 10/08/16. Sire Moyclare Lucky / Dam Moyclare Ursula 4th.
  2. JJ Farrell, Trillick A Temple, Co. Longford. Trillick Graceful. DOB: 09/11/16. Sire Castledaly Messi / Dam Trillick Rose.
  3. Basil Arnold, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan. Mullaghadoo Noelle. DOB: 25/12/16. Sire Turlough Graceful / Dam Mullaghdoo Rosetta 2.
  4. JJ Farrell, Trillick A Temple, Co. Longford. Trillick Duchess. DOB: 02/01/17. Sire Steil Gerard / Dam Killoe Sandra.
  5. Tom & Anselm Fitzgerald, Moate, Co. Westmeath. Grianan Orange R809. DOB: (not listed) Sire Grianan Freddy / Dam Grianan Orange 629.
  6. Coote Geelan, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. Baltymore Kora 449. DOB: 09/11/16. Sire Morgon / Dam Baltymore 418.

Class 52 Hereford Bull born between 01/01/15 & 30/06/16

  1. Michael Molloy, Belmount, Co. Offaly. Moyclare Phoenix. DOB: 26/03/16. Sire Cill Cormaic Kasper / Dam Moyclare Rose 22nd.
  2. Padraig Farrell, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. Aughavoneen 1 Timmy. DOB: 01/05/16. Sire Cavehill Storm / Dam Alieshpoll 1 Blossom.
  3. Sinead Conry, Castlrea, Co. Roscommon. Rathnollag Lucas 791. DOB 08/06/16. Sire Prizon Henry / Dam Castleroberts Stephanie.
  4. Padraig Farrell, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. Cavehill George 2. DOB: 17/04/16. Sire Steil Gerard / Dam Cavehill Princess.

M. Molloy R. champ bullMoyclare Phoenix, winner of class 52 and Reserve Bull Calf Champion at the event. Judges Ben Lewis and Andrew Whitlow, owner Michael Molloy on right.

Michael Farrell 2nd class 52Runner up in class 52 was Aughavoneen 1 Timmy bred my Padraig Farrell and shown by Patrick Farrell above.

Class 53 Hereford Bull born between 01/07/16 & 30/09/16

  1. Michael Farrell, Moate, Co. Westmeath. Castledaly Rio. DOB: 11/08/16. Sire Steil Gerard / Dam Castledaly Faith.
  2. Eamon & John McKiernan, Drogheda, Co. Louth. Knockmountagh Virgil 3. DOB: 04/08/16. Sire Trillick Hotspur / Dam Boyanna Stacey.
  3. Nigel Heatrick, Glaslough, Co. Monaghan. Glaslough Sid. DOB: 04/08/16. Sire Clondrinagh 110 / Dam Glaslough Dot.
  4. Tom & Anselm Fitzgerald, Moate, Co. Westmeath. Grianan Ranger. DOB: 06/08/16. Sire Grianan Freddy / Dam Cill Cormaic Kristy.

M. Daly Supreme champ bullCastledaly Rio, who went on to win Champion Hereford Bull Calf Champion and Supreme Hereford Champion at the event. Pictured left to right: John Cahill CEO of Paul & Vincents, Judges Ben Lewis and Andrew Whitlow from the UK, Sean McGarry Paul & Vincents and Michael Daly owner. 

Class 54 Hereford Bull born between 01/10/16 & 31/12/16

  1. Padraig McGrath, Elphin, Co. Roscommon. Kye King 762. DOB: 01/10/16. Sire Haven Kingpin / Kye Holly 636.
  2. Coote Geelan, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. Baltymore Derby. DOB: 09/12/16. Sire Sandtown Dervy / Dam Baltymore Alex 412.
  3. JJ Farrell, Trillick A Temple, Co. Longford. Trillick Legend. DOB: 12/12/16. Sire Trillick Hotspur / Dam Cloghan Sally.

Class 55 Hereford Bull calf born on or after the 01/01/17

  1. JJ Farrell, Trillick A Temple, Co. Longford. Trillick Improver. DOB: 05/01/17. Sire Trillick Hotspur / Dam Trillick Grace
  2. Stephen & Avril Crowe, Mohill, Co. Leitrim. Aughakill 1 Olaf. DOB: 02/03/17. Sire Ardmulchan Legend / Dam Ardmulchan Clover.
  3. JJ Farrell, Trillick A Temple, Co. Longford. Trillick Rich. DOB: 10/04/17. Sire Clipston Squire / Dam Trillick Kitty 2.
  4. JJ Farrell, Trillick A Temple, Co. Longford. Trillick Landmark. DOB: 06/01/17. Sire Freetown Hotspur / Dam Trillick Della.

Class 56 Paul & Vincent All Ireland Hereford Bull Calf Champion

Prizes: 1st €350, 2nd €250, 3rd €150, 4th €100, 5th €80, 6th €60.(Confined to classes 48 – 50)

  1. Michael Farrell, Moate, Co. Westmeath. Castledaly Rio. DOB: 11/08/16. Sire Steil Gerard / Dam Castledaly Faith.
  2. Eamon & John McKiernan, Drogheda, Co. Louth. Knockmountagh Virgil 3. DOB: 04/08/16. Sire Trillick Hotspur / Dam Boyanna Stacey.
  3. JJ Farrell, Trillick A Temple, Co. Longford. Trillick Improver. DOB: 05/01/17. Sire Trillick Hotspur / Dam Trillick Grace
  4. Nigel Heatrick, Glaslough, Co. Monaghan. Glaslough Sid. DOB: 04/08/16. Sire Clondrinagh 110 / Dam Glaslough Dot.
  5. Stephen & Avril Crowe, Mohill, Co. Leitrim. Aughakill 1 Olaf. DOB: 02/03/17. Sire Ardmulchan Legend / Dam Ardmulchan Clover.
  6. Padraig McGrath, Elphin, Co. Roscommon. Kye King 762. DOB: 01/10/16. Sire Haven Kingpin / Kye Holly 636.

 

Hereford Supreme Champion: Michael Farrell, Moate, Co. Westmeath. Castledaly Rio. DOB: 11/08/16. Sire Steil Gerard / Dam Castledaly Faith.

Hereford Supreme Reserve Champion: Michael Molloy, Belmount, Co. Offaly. Moyclare Phoenix. DOB: 26/03/16. Sire Cill Cormaic Kasper / Dam Moyclare Rose 22nd.

JJ & JudgesJJ Farrel makes presentation to the two judges of the competition, Andrew Whitlow and Ben Lewis.

 

 

 

 

Charleville Show 2017

Another fine turn out of Herefords at Charleville show . Overall Male Champion went to the Autumn 2012 born Clondrina 1069th and in reserve to him was Racomane Caesar, a 10 month old bull sired by Kilsunny Goliath.

Clondrina 1069th male champion at Charleville show. Owner John Neenan.

Baltymore Orange 449 was awarded overall female champion on the day, making the long trip down from Leitrim worth while for Mr. Coote Geelan.  Runner up in the females was Kilsunny Lass Matilda.

Female Champion Baltymore Orange 449 with owner Coote Geelan

Class results are as follows:

Class 160 Hereford bull born on/before 30th Jun 2015

  1. John Neenan, Clondrina 1069th. DOB: 07/10/2012. Sire: Balleen Gilbert, Dam: Clondrina 934th.

Class 161 Hereford female born on/before 30th Jun 2015

  1. Coote Geelan, Baltymore Orange 449. DOB: 28/09/2014. Sire: Kye Rodge 553, Dam: Grianan Orange 491.
  2. John Hayes, Tory Hill Lily. DOB: Not specified. Sire: Springvilla Alex, Dam: Druimasail Hazel.
  3. Timothy Breen, Tullaha Raindrop. DOB: 03/11/2012. Sire: Knockmountagh Pirate, Dam: Tullaha Deliah.
  4. Adrian Bateman, Slieveroe Elsie, DOB: 04/09/2006. Sire: Kilronan Leader, Dam: Brooklodge Kathy 6th.

Class 162 Hereford female born 1st Jul 2015 to 30th Jun 2016

  1. Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Lass Matilda. DOB: 09/11/2015. Sire: Glaslough Judge, Dam: Kilsunny Lass Gem.
  2. Jerry & Ciara McNamara, Allowdale Serena. DOB: 30/08/2015. Sire: Haven Kingpin, Dam: Allowdale Sauanna.
  3. Jerry & Ciara McNamara, Solpoll 1. Starlet N.3. DOB: 15/09/2015. Sire: Panmure 1. Henry, Dam: Sollpoll 1. Starlet J16.

Class 163 Hereford female born on/after 1st July 2016.

  1. John Neenan, Tullaha Audrey. DOB: 24/07/2016/ Sire: Kilsunny Goliath, Dam: Tullaha Aoibhinn.
  2. Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Lass Nectar. DOB: 02/07/2016. Sire: Glaslough Judge, Dam: Kilsunny Lass Glitter.

Class 164 Hereford male born on/after 1st July 2016.

  1. Adrian Cronin, Racomane Caesar. DOB: 07/09/2016. Sire: Kilsunny Goliath, Dam: Spring Villa Astra.
  2. Michael O’Keeffe, Gurteragh Rambo 700. DOB: 10/07/2016. Sire: Border General, Dam: Quinsboro Rose 1st.
  3. Michael O’Keeffe, Gurteragh Rossa 699. DOB 07/07/2016. Sire: Border General, Dam: Quinsboro Rose 1st.
  4. Shane Stokes, Astellas Cowboy 2. DOB: 23/07/2016. Sire: Astellas Boy, Dam: Allowdale Pansy 135.

Class 165 Hereford female born 1st July 2014 to 30th Jun 2015.

  1. Coote Geelan, Baltymore Orange 449. DOB: 28/09/2014. Sire: Kye Rodge 553, Dam: Grianan Orange 491.
  2. John Hayes, Tory Hill Lily. DOB: Not Specified. Sire: Springvilla Alex, Dam: Druimasail Hazel.

Class 166 Hereford male born on/after 1st Jan 2017.

  1. Michael O’Keeffe, Gurteragh Roman 714. DOB: 11/01/2017. Sire: Gurteragh Justice, Dam: Gurteragh Judy.
  2. Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Noble. DOB:20/01/2017. Sire Glaslough Judge, Dam: Kilsunny Lass Fluffy.

Class 167 Hereford female born on/after 1st Jan 2017

  1. Timothy Breen, Coisceim Jewel. DOB: 10/01/2017. Sire: GPZ, Dam: Dromimargie Hoodini.
  2. Tony Hartnett, Riverrock Honey Bea. DOB: 06/02/2017. Sire: Riverrock Tyson, Dam: Riverrock Isabelle
  3. Trevor Dudley, Kilsunny Doreens Nena. DOB: 06/02/2017. Sire: Glaslough Judge, Dam: Kilsunny Doreens Jasmin.

Judge: Mr. William Branagan

 

Gorey Agricultural Show

This year the Gorey show held its 158th event with prize money running to an impressive €2,500 thanks to the kind sponsorship of Slaney Foods International and the Gorey Agricultural Show Society.

The quality of the Hereford animals on show seemed to attract a lot of attention from spectators, with many of them eager to take part in the Stock Judging competition.

Robin Irvine had the tedious task of judging on the day, with his selection of winners as follows.

Kilsunny Lass Matilda continues her winning streak as she took the championship, bred by Trevor Dudley.

Reserve Champion and Junior Bull Calf Champion was Knockmountagh Virgil 3 exhibited by Eamon & John McKiernan, Co. Louth, with the Kilsunny herd picking up another prize on the day when Kilsunny Nicholas secured Reserve Junior Bull Calf Champion.

Local man John Jones who was ring steward for the event had a very successful day as he won first, second and fourth in the Junior Female line-up. It was Clonroe Fairy that won Junior Female Champion and her sister Clonroe Elsie 2 who claimed Reserve Champion, both sired by Baltymore Ginger.

Overall Champion Kilsunny Lass Matilda with Edward Dudley and judge Robin Irvine.

Reserve Champion Knockmountagh Virgil 3 and Overall Junior Bull Calf Champion with John McKiernan and Robin Irvine.

Reserve Junior Bull Calf Champion Kilsunny Nicholas.

Junior Female Champion Clonroe Fairy with Denis Jones and Robin Irvine. 

Winner of the Cow class was Grianan Orange 589 exhibited by IHBS South Leinster Chairman Mervyn Parr.

Other Class Winners:

Clonmore Fiona Won Class 100 for a heifer calf born on or after 01/07/16 – 31/08/16. Eamon Moulds, Sponsors Slaney Foods International and handler Aidan Jones.

photo 7Conor Jones continues his success when he retained his title, winning the young stock persons competition yet again.

 

IHBS Chairman Willie Branagan awards Eamon McKiernan his prize for winning the Stock Judging Competition. Eamon was the only person to correctly grade each animal in the same order as the judge.

We were privileged to have the President of the New Zealand Hereford Association, Philip Barnett attend the show. He was very impressed with the quality of the cattle on display and how the event itself was run.

All class Results;

98: COW/HEIFER IN CALF WITH NATURAL BORN CALF AT FOOT

  1. Mervyn Parr Tourtane, Clogh, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny. Grianan Orange 589, 361055860589, 3rd Mar 2011, Grianan High Flyer ET, Grianan Orange 409
  2. Niall Jones Knockduff, Bree, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Grianan Cooperobin N679, IE361055850679, 15th Sep 2013, Grianan Firecracker, Grianan Cooperobin 584 ET
  3. John Murphy 7 Main Street, Gorey, Co Wexford. Solpoll 1 Starlet H No 2 & Kiltennel Poll Top Gun

99: HEIFER BORN ON OR AFTER 1/7/2015 – 31/8/2016

  1. Trevor Dudley Kilsunny House, Dovea, Thurles, Co Tipperary. Kilsunny Lass Matilda, IE331396571536, 19th Nov 2015, Glaslough Judge, KIlsunny Lass Gem
  2. John Jones Pallas, Gorey, Co Wexford. Clonroe Elsie 2, 371456421436, 1st Jul 2015, Baltymore Ginger, Airhill Kestrel
  3. Eamon McKiernan Newtown, Monasterboice, Drogheda, Louth. Knockmountagh Aster 3, IE261029140722, 1st Dec 2015, Moyclare Lieutenant, Knockmountagh Purdy

100: HEIFER CALF BORN ON OR AFTER 1/7/2016 – 31/8/2016

  1. John Jones Pallas, Gorey, Co Wexford. Clonmore Fiona, 371454431544, 12th Aug 2016, Baltymore Gerry, Clonroe Jackie
  2. Trevor Dudley Kilsunny House, Dovea, Thurles, Co Tipperary. Kilsunny Lass Nectar, IE331396591579, 2nd Jul 2016, Glaslough Judge, Kilsunny Lass Glitter
  3. Glenn Jacob Dunsinane, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Dunsinane Beth, IE371254430768, 30th Aug 2016, Haven Kingpin, Dunsinane Nadine

101: HEIFER CALF BORN ON OR AFTER 1/9/2016 – 31/10/2016

  1. John Jones Pallas, Gorey, Co Wexford. Clonroe Fairy, 371456451546, 2nd Sep 2016, Baltymore Ginger, Clonroe Liza
  2. John Jones Pallas, Gorey, Co Wexford. Clonroe Fiadh, IE371456471548, 3rd Oct 2016, Baltymore Ginger, Airhill Joyce Gorey Agricultural Show
  3. Trevor Dudley Kilsunny House, Dovea, Thurles, Co Tipperary. Kilsunny Lass Nadia, IE331396541590, 2nd Oct 2016, Cill Cormac Marcel, Kilsunny Lass Josslyn

102: BULL CALF BORN ON OR AFTER 1/7/2016 – 31/08/2016

  1. Eamon McKiernan Newtown, Monasterboice, Drogheda, Louth. Knockmountagh Virgil 3, 261029120745, 4th Aug 2016, Trillick Hotspur, Boyana Stacy
  2. Glenn Jacob Dunsinane, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Dunsinane Brave ET, 371254470763, 21st Aug 2016, Bowmount Storm, Balleen Emma
  3. Curtis & Jones Knockduff, Bree, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Knockduff poll 1 garry et, 371317840919, 13th Aug 2016, Kilsunny goliath, Knockduff poll 1 daisy

103: BULL CALF BORN ON OR AFTER 1/9/2016 – 31/10/2016

  1. Trevor Dudley Kilsunny House, Dovea, Thurles, Co Tipperary. Kilsunny Nicholas, IE331396521589, 21st Sep 2016, Kilsunny Kingston, Kilsunny Lass Flo
  2. Glenn Jacob Dunsinane, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Dunsinane Brax ET, IE371254480772, 4th Sep 2016, Bowmont Storm, Balleen Emma
  3. Mervyn Parr Tourtane, Clogh, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny. Tourtane Harry, 211195111024, 5th Sep 2016, Cave Hill Storm, Tourtane Tara

104: BULL OR HEIFER BORN AFTER 1/11/2016

  1. John Jones Pallas, Gorey, Co Wexford. Clonroe Fred, 371456431552, 5th Nov 2016, Baltymore Ginger, Clonroe Caroline
  2. Mervyn Parr Tourtane, Clogh, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny. Tourtane Storm 1035, 211195141035, 8th Dec 2016, Cave Hill Storm, Grianan Orange 589

105: YOUNG STOCKPERSONS COMPETITION

  1. Conor Jones Pallas, Gorey, Co Wexford. Clonroe Fiadh, 371456471548, 3rd Oct 2016, Baltymore Ginger, Airhill Joyce
  2. Anna Jacob Dunsinane, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. dunsinane beth, ie371254430768, 30th Aug 2016, haven kingpin, dunsinane Nadine