Longford Show July 2022

Longford Agricultural Show was held on Sunday 3rd July. Alongside the Hereford cattle classes, Next Gen Herefords hosted Young Handler a Junior & Senior Young Handler classes.

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
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.

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.

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.

Congratulations to all young handlers on the day.

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