The Kildysart man’s promising chestnut, Harley, which is by Harlequin du Careil out of a dam by Cruising, made a favourable impression on the judges.
Another double was achieved by Seamus Lehane, Ballymacowen, Clonakilty, Co Cork, who took the two-year-old and foal championships.
John Barrett, Lehenaghamore, Togher, Cork, dominated the dairy cattle classes, where he won the overall championship and four other top awards.
In the beef rings, Frank and John Appelbe, Carrigroe House, Clonakilty, took the overall championship, with the honours in the commercial section going to Robert and Mark McGivern, Ballinbrittig, Carrigtwohill.
Championship winning exhibitors were as follows.
Four Year old: Terence Leonard c/o Ann O’Grady, Ballingowan, Newcastlewest, Co Limerick.
Ridden Hunter: Rhian Fitzgerald, Model Farm Rd., Cork.
Yearling: Michael Fahey, Lackenalooha, Clonakilty.
Two Year Old: Seamus Lehane, Ballard House, Ballymacowen, Clonakilty.
Three Year Old: Tom Casey, Kildysart, Co Clare.
Young Horse: Tom Casey.
Filly: Declan Fahey, Pearse Street, Clonakilty.
Brood Mare: Kieran O’Gorman, Brookfield House, Clonakilty.
Foal: Seamus Lehane.
Pony: Simon Beirne, Knock, Fermoy.
Shorthorn: Jill Smith, Hilltown, Carrigaline, Co Cork.
Jersey: Avril Helen, Kilgarriffe, Clonakilty.
Male Friesian: Robert Helen, Lisroe, Lyre, Clonakilty.
Female Friesian: John Barrett, The Laurels, Lehenaghamore, Togher.
Overall Champion: John Barrett.
Exhibitor Bred Champion: John Barrett.
Protein Cow: John Barrett.
Overall Dairy Champion: John Barrett.
Hereford: Frank and John Appelbe, Carrigroe Hse., Clonakilty. Male: Frank and John Appelbe. Female: Tom Roycroft, West Green, Dunmanway.
Aberdeen Angus: Frank and John Appelbe. Male: Ben and Elaine Ryall, Fellfort, Watergrasshill. Female: Frank and John Appelbe.
Charolais: Bobby O’Connell, Ballybrown House, Clarina, Co Limerick. Male: Gerry O’Keeffe, Woodlawn, Grange, Kilmallock, Co Limerick. Female: Bobby O’Connell.
Limousin: John Moloney, Connolly’s Cross, Ardnacrusha, Co Clare. Male: John O’Grady, Broomfield, Midleton. Female: John Moloney.
Simmental: Tony O’Leary, 28, Westcourt Heights, Ballincollig. Male: William O’Riordan, Bridgemount, Kilbrien, Rathcormac. Female: Tony O’Leary.
Belgian Blue: John Cahalane, Forenaught, Castlehaven, Skibbereen. Male: John Cahalane. Female: John Cahalane.
Overall Beef Champion: Frank and John Appelbe, Carrigroe House, Clonakilty.
Overall Commercial Champion: Robert and Mark McGivern, Ballinbrittig, Carrigtwohill, Co Cork.