Golden Vale Marts prize won by Limerick breeder

ONE of the top awards in the cattle section at Cappamore Show in Co Limerick was kept in the county.

William R Gubbins, Cush House, Kilfinane, won the Golden Vale Marts All Ireland €2,500 Commercial Championship.

The competition attracted entries from various parts of the country.

Brian McKinney, Letterkenny, Co Donegal, had the reserve champion.

The champion young horse was exhibited by Tom Casey, Kildysart, Co Clare, with John Keane and Valerie Lyons, Bruree, Co Limerick, taking the reserve rosette.

The main championship results were as follows.


Dairy Champion and reserve— William Walsh, Ballysimon, Co Limerick.

Shorthorn — Con Condon, Emly, Co Tipperary (Reserve — Patrick Hehir, Inagh, Co Clare).

Hereford — Trevor and Edward Dudley, Dovea, Thurles, Co Tipperary (Goulding Family, Ballyduff, Co Kerry).

Commercial Champion — Brian McKinney, Letterkenny, Co Donegal (William R Gubbins, Kilfinane, Co Limerick).

Belgian Blue — Joe Bourke, Roscrea, Co Tipperary (Anthony Coffey, Ballacolla, Co Laois)

Charolais — T and A Butler, Gooldscross, Cashel, Co Tipperary (Tom Ryan, Thurles, Co Tipperary).

Saler — John Keating, Ennis, Co Clare (Joe Bourke, Roscrea, Co Tipperary).

Limousin — William Smith, Oldcastle, Co Meath (Dan Tynan, Mountrath, Co Laois).

South West Simmental Breeders Champion — Ronan Tuohy, Whitegate, Co Clare.

Aberdeen Angus — Dr Michael Sheahan, Kilmallock, Co Limerick (Denis Twomey, Causeway, Tralee, Co Kerry).


Foal — Jim Lynch, Cappagh, Co Waterford (Michael Roche, Foulksmills, Co Wexford).

Brood Mare — Michael Roche, Foulksmills, Co Wexford (Dermot O’Brien, South Circular Road, Limerick).

Mare with foal at foot – Dermot O’Brien.

Yearling colt or gelding likely to make a high class hunter — John Keane and Valerie Lyons (Eamon Browne, Tralee, Co Kerry).

Two-year-old colt or gelding likely to make a high class hunter — Casey and Meaney, c/o Tom Casey, Kildysart, Co Clare (Shay Lacey, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford).

Yearling filly likely to make a high class hunter — Tom Power, Ballyknock, Dungarvan, Co Waterford (Tom Casey).

Two-year-old filly likely to make a high class hunter — Judith and Russell Cowley, Cloneyhea Equestrian Services, Mullinahone, Co Tipperary (Cyril Stephens, Kilrush, Co Clare).

Three-year-old colt or gelding likely to make a high class hunter — Tom Casey, Kildysart, Co Clare (Pat O’Brien, Bruree, Co Limerick).

Three-year-old filly likely to make a hunter — Andrew Nihill, Nenagh, Co Tipperary (PJ Power, Castleconnell, Co Limerick).

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