Leader Star overall winner at Iverk Show

SLIGO vet Jim Tempany continued a marvellous showing season when taking the top prize of €2,540 in the Tullamore Dew Broodmare and Foal championships at Iverk Show in Piltown, Co Kilkenny.

The Skreen man took the championship, which had an overall prize fund of €7,000, with his 11-year-old Ballymoate qualifier, Leader Star, bred by Luke Morley, Knock, Co Mayo.

The winning mare is by I’m a Star out of Oh Carol, and her five-month-old filly foal is by Big Sink Hope.

Desmond Gibson, Dromara, Co Down, took the reserve championship with Country Times, his five-year-old Omagh qualifier, bred by James Maguire, Gorey, Co Wexford.

This mare is by Billies Bank out of Catania and her six month old colt foal is by Crosstown Dancer, a registered Irish Draught.

Desmond Gibson, who has again enjoyed considerable success in the show rings north and south this season, took the Gain Colt Foal All Ireland championship while the young horse championship was won by Walter Kent, Cleariestown, Co Wexford, with Thomas Mullally, Glenmore, Co Kilkenny, showing the reserve champion.

The ridden hunter championship was won by Brid Shannon, Murroe, Co Limerick, with Alva Gunne, Kill, Co Kildare, taking the reserve honours.

In the cattle classes, the Dawn Meats All Ireland Beef Weanling Pairs Championship final, which had a total prize fund of €2,000, was won by James Teague, Colehill, Co Longford, with Martin Ryan, Cabra, Thurles, Co Tipperary, showing the reserve.

Albert de Cogan made the journey from Killamuckey, Castlemartyr, Co Cork, a success as he won the Aberdeen Angus championship and was reserve champion in the Hereford ring.

Dan Tynan, Mountrath, Co Laois, showed the Limousin champion, while the Belgian Blue championship went to John Searson, Roscrea.

Jimmy and Ailish Ryan, Ballycraddock, Kilmeadon, Co Waterford, had both the champion and reserve in the Blonde d’Aquitaine classes.

Jim and Ivan Ryall, Knockane, Castlemartyr, took the Charolais championship while the commercial championship went to William Gubbins, Kilfinane.

The Ulster Bank pedigree interbreed beef champion was shown by P J Fitzgibbon, Boher, Co Limerick, with Jim and Ivan Ryall taking the reserve honours.

Fitzgibbon also won Bank of Ireland Iverk championship with Martin Ryan, Cabra, Thurles, having the reserve the champion.

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