Mohill Show

Judge:  Mr. Henry Dudley.

Mohill’s 87th Annual show took place on 17th August and as usual the cattle classes were very well supported. Mohill always provide an exciting day out for all the family with activities for young and old.

Champion: Baltymore Rodge 408 Owner Coote Geelan

Reserve: Corran Hill Annabelle Owner Ivor Anderson

Champion Baltymore Rodge 408 with owner Coote Geelan
Champion Baltymore Rodge 408 with owner Coote Geelan
Reserve Champion Corran Hill Annabell with Ivor Anderson
Reserve Champion Corran Hill Annabell with Ivor Anderson
Champion Calf Drumboy Boxer with owner Sean Kilrane recieving his trophy
Champion Calf Drumboy Boxer with owner Sean Kilrane recieving his trophy

Best Hereford Bull:

1st. Coote Geelan, Dromod, Co.Leitrim “Baltymore Rodge 408”

2nd. Martina Reynolds, Dromod “Bor Rooney” 

Hereford Cow

1st. Michael Lynch, Ballinalee “Shroid Liz”

2nd. Tom McDermott, Frenchpark “Balleen Pansy”

3rd. Ivor Anderson, Killeshandra

Senior Hereford Heifer

1st.David McKeon , Cloone

Hereford Heifer born in 2013

1st. Ivor Anderson, Killeshandra

2nd. Michael Tierney, Cloone “Tooma Taylor”

3rd. Coote Geelan “LoughRinn1 Sadie” 

Hereford Calf Male or Female

1st.Sean Kilrane, Mohill “Drumboy Boxer”

2nd. Ivor Anderson

3rd. Sean Kilrane, Mohill “Drumboy Minnie”

Report and photos: Shane Kilrane

Cappamore Show

Judge: Denis Collins

Champion: Gurteragh Jolly -Owner Michael & Eileen O’ Keeffe

Reserve Champion: Gouldingpoll 1 Justice 548 –Owner Matthew & Rita Goulding

Champion Gurteragh Jolly with Eileen O'Keeffe and judge Denis Collins
Champion Gurteragh Jolly with Eileen O’Keeffe, Munster Branch Chairman Martin Murphy and judge Denis Collins

Pedigree Hereford Male born on or after July 1st 2013

  1. Gurteragh Maximus – Owner Michael & Eileen O’ Keeffe
  2. Toureenbrien Goldstar – Owner Martin Murphy
  3. Clondrina 1110th – Owner Declan Donnelly
Gurteragh Maximus with Eileen O'Keeffe
Gurteragh Maximus with Eileen O’Keeffe

Pedigree Hereford Female born on or after July 1st 2013

  1. Lakelodge Queen Mildred 7th – Owner Henry Dudley
  2. Gouldingpoll 1 Justice 591 – Owner Matthew & Rita Goulding
  3. Lakelodge Champagne 3rd – Owner Henry Dudley

Pedigree Hereford Male or Female born on or after Jan 1st 2014

  1. Gurteragh Nico – Owner Michael & Eileen O’ Keeffe
  2. Clondrina 1113th – Owner Declan Donnelly
  3. Toureenbrien Marvel – Owner Martin Murphy
Gurteragh Nico with Eileen O'Keeffe
Gurteragh Nico with Eileen O’Keeffe

Pedigree Hereford Female born July 1st 2012 to June 30th 2013

  1. Gouldingpoll 1 Justice 548 – Owner Matthew & Rita Goulding
  2. Tullaha Raindrop – Owner John Neenan
  3. Toureenbrien Una- Owner Martin Murphy

Pedigree Hereford Cow Any Age

  1. Gurteragh Jolly- Owner Michael & Eileen O’ Keeffe
  2. Tullaha Primrose – Owner John Neenan
  3. Clondrina 895th – Owner Declan Donnelly

Report and Photos: Eileen O’Keeffe

Gurteragh Herd steals the Limelight at Munster Hereford Championships

The finals of the annual Munster Branch Bull and Female of the Year competitions were held at this weekend’s Limerick Show. The Bull and Female of the Year championships are hotly contested by breeders and exhibitors alike throughout the entire Munster region and it is the showing highlight of the season for the Munster Branch. This year, the Munster Branch ran a Senior Female of the Year, Junior Female of the Year, Senior Bull of the Year and Junior Bull of the Year, with major prizes on offer in each section. Points were accumulated at the main shows held in Munster during the summer months, namely Charleville, Bridgetown, Nenagh, Cappamore and Limerick. The competition attracted the top Herefords in Munster and the quality of cattle presented for the finals at Limerick Show was outstanding.

The Senior Female of the Year was awarded to the young cow “Gurteragh Jolly” owned by Michael O’ Keeffe, Gurteragh, Newmarket, Co. Cork. Gurteragh Jolly has enjoyed a strong show career as both a calf and a maiden heifer and this year had been awarded the Female & Reserve Supreme Hereford Champion at Bridgetown Show earlier in the summer. Jolly also won the cow class at Limerick Show on the day.

Munster Senior Female of the year Gurteragh Jolly pictured with Tom Fitzgerald, Eileen O'Keeffe Martin Murphy, Jimmy White ABP and a representative of Sponsors Bank of Ireland
Munster Senior Female of the year Gurteragh Jolly pictured with Tom Fitzgerald, Eileen O’Keeffe Martin Murphy, Jimmy White ABP and a representative of Sponsors Bank of Ireland

The Reserve Senior Female of the Year went to Matthew Goulding, Ballyduff, Tralee, Co. Kerry with “Gouldingpoll 1 Duchess 548”. Duchess 548 is a daughter of the famed show cow Dorepoll 1 Duchess, a former two time Female Champion at the National Hereford Show, Tullamore. Duchess 548 also won 1st prize in the senior heifer class at Limerick on the day.

Reserve Senior Female of the year Gouldingpoll 1 Duchess 548 with David Goulding
Reserve Senior Female of the year Gouldingpoll 1 Duchess 548 with David Goulding

The Junior Female of the Year was won by “Lakelodge Queen Mildred 7” owned by Henry Dudley, The Poplars, Dovea, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Queen Mildred 7 is currently enjoying a streak of 7 consecutive 1st prizes, the highlight of which was undoubtedly her 1st prize win at the National Hereford Show, Tullamore earlier this month. In addition to clinching the Junior Female of the Year, Queen Mildred 7 was also awarded the Female & Overall Supreme Hereford Championship of Limerick Show on the day.

Munster Junioe Female of the year Lakelodge Queen Mildred 7th with Susan Dudley
Munster Junior Female of the year Lakelodge Queen Mildred 7th with Susan Dudley

The Reserve Junior Female of the Year went to “Gouldingpoll 1 Duchess 591” from the Gouldingpoll herd of Matthew Goulding. Duchess 591 was also the Reserve Female Champion on the day and has enjoyed a terrific summer on the show circuit having placed as the Reserve All Ireland Heifer Calf Champion at the National Hereford Show, Tullamore.

Reserve Munster Junior Heifer of the year Gouldingpoll 1 Duchess 591 pictured with Society Vice President John Neenan and David Goulding
Reserve Munster Junior Heifer of the year Gouldingpoll 1 Duchess 591 pictured with Society Vice President John Neenan and David Goulding

The Junior Bull of the Year was won by “Gurteragh Maximus” owned by Michael O’ Keeffe. Maximus has achieved many notable successes throughout the 2014 show season including a 1st prize win at Nenagh Show, the Reserve Supreme Championship at Newmarket & District Show and taking the Reserve All-Ireland Bull Calf Championship at the National Hereford Show, Tullamore. Maximus continued his fine form at Limerick Show when he was awarded the Male Championship and the Reserve Supreme Championship in addition to his Junior Bull of the Year title.

Munster Junior Bull of the year with Eileen O'Keeffe
Munster Junior Bull of the year Gurteragh Maximus with Eileen O’Keeffe

The Reserve Junior Bull of the Year went to “Clondrina 1110th” from the Clondrina Herd of Declan Donnelly, Lissycasey, Ennis, Co. Clare. This quality young calf had not been shown extensively earlier in the season but held his own amongst a strong entry of bull calves (despite being one of the youngest in the class) to claim the Reserve Bull of the Year position.

Reserve Munster Junior Bull of the year Clondrina 1110 with owner Declan Donnelly
Reserve Munster Junior Bull of the year Clondrina 1110th with owner Declan Donnelly

The Senior Bull of the Year also went to the Gurteragh Herd of Michael O’ Keeffe and Family with their senior bull “Gurteragh Justice”. This marked an outstanding day for the Gurteragh Herd as they secured a first place finish in three of the four categories at this year’s Munster finals – a fantastic accomplishment. Gurteragh Justice is a former Munster Branch Junior Bull of the Year winner and was also successful in winning the Overall Supreme Hereford Champion at Bridgetown Show last month.

Munster Senior Bull of the year Gurteragh Justice with owner Michael O'Keeffe
Munster Senior Bull of the year Gurteragh Justice with owner Michael O’Keeffe

The Bull and Female of the Year competitions are an outstanding spectacle of Hereford cattle and a terrific opportunity for Munster breeders to showcase their cattle. Great credit must go to all involved in the Munster Branch and in particular Branch Chairman, Martin Murphy for staging and organizing the competition. Well done to all the winners, finalists, sponsors and everyone who supports the competition each year.

Report and Photos: Susan and Edward Dudley

Virginia Show

Hereford Champion Knockmountagh Cindy with Eamon McKiernan and judge David Larkin
Hereford Champion Knockmountagh Cindy with Eamon McKiernan and judge David Larkin
Reserve Champion Corlismorepoll 1 Waitomo 696 with Gary McKiernan
Reserve Champion Corlismorepoll 1 Waitomo 696 with Gary McKiernan

Judge: David Larkin

The 73rd Virginia show was judged by Mr David Larkin Cill Cormaic Herefords on the 20th August. The 9 month old heifer Knockmountagh Cindy exhibited by Eamon & John McKiernan continued her winning streak impressing the judge in her class and going on to the championship to become overall Hereford Champion.

Champion Hereford: Eamon & John McKiernan. Newtown Monasterboice Drogheda Co Louth with Knockmountagh Cindy

Reserve Champion: Sean McKiernan, Corlismore House Corlismore P.O. Co Cavan with Corlismore Poll 1 Waitomo 696

Class Results:

Pedigree Hereford bull, over one year old.

1st Colin & Ivor  Anderson, Derrylane Killeshandra Co Cavan.  Glaslough Levi

2nd Thomas Plunkett, Castletown Finea Mullingar Co Westmeath. Ardnagross Ray

3rd Nigel Heatrick, Annreagh Glaslough Co Monaghan Glaslough Magnum

Pedigree Hereford cow or heifer in Calf or in milk born before 1st February 2012.

1st Christine Drumm, Crowenstown Delvin Co Westmeath Kilsunny Doreens Ivy

2nd B & R Clarke, Suncroft Devor Kells Co Meath

Pedigree Hereford Heifer born on or after 1st February 2012

1st Sean McKiernan, Corlismore House Corlismore P.O. Co Cavan Corlismore Poll 1 Waitomo 696                                                                                                              2nd Sean McKiernan, Corlismore House Corlismore P.O. Co Cavan Corlismore Oyster 697

3rd Colin & Ivor Anderson, Derrylane Killeshandra Co Cavan. Corran Hill Annabell

Pedigree Hereford bull born on or after 1st July 2013

1st Sean McKiernan, Corlismore House Corlismore P.O. Co Cavan. Corlismore Poll 1 Hustler 740

Eamon & John McKiernan. Newtown Monasterboice Drogheda Co Louth Knockmountagh Master

3rd  Thomas Plunkett, Castletown Finea Mullingar Co Westmeath. Ardnagross Ray

Pedigree Hereford Heifer born on or after 1st July 2013

1st Eamon & John McKiernan. Newtown Monasterboice Drogheda Co Louth Knockmountagh Cindy

2nd Nigel Heatrick, Annreagh Glaslough Co Monaghan Glaslough Nan

3rd Phil Smyth Ardmulchan Navan Co Meath Ardmulchan Clover 610

Judge David Larkin considers his choice for Champion
Judge David Larkin considers his choice for Champion

Report & Photos: Catherine Smyth & Paul McKiernan

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