Cow takes shows by storm

THE winner of the AIB Bank Holstein Friesian championship at Limerick Show was a four-year-old second calver exhibited by Sean, Eileen and John Curtin, Athlacca, Co Limerick, who also took the reserve’s rosette.

Strandview Storm Bjerg, the winning animal, was bred by Tom McGee in Co Louth, and was purchased last year by the Curtins.

The family has enjoyed great success with the cow at shows this year, taking the red rosette in Ennis, Nenagh and Cappamore, and a second in her class at Tullamore.

The Curtins’ reserve champion, Daleview Form Royalty, was bred by Roy Cromie in Castlefin, Co Donegal.

In the horse classes, White Carnation, a two year old Irish Draught mare, bred and exhibited by James Duffy, Kilmovee, Co Mayo, and shown by Adrian Hurst, Lisbellaw, Co Fermanagh, won the Aughinish Limerick Lady championship, organised by the Show Society and the Hunter Improvement Society of Ireland (HISI).

She is by Carrabawn View, out of Knockatober Lass, and qualified at Westport Show. The reserve champion, Yardfield Goldie, a qualifier from Charleville Show, is by Big Sink Hope, out of Yardfield Rosie, and was bred and exhibited by Fred Bourke, Clonlara, Co Clare.

Lady Anne Hemphill, who judged the final with James Burke, Innishannon, Co Cork, said the top six mares in the final were very impressive. The winning mare in particular had good substance and if put to a good thoroughbred horse will hopefully do very well.

The Aughinish Limerick Matron championship was won by Derry Rothwell, Tinahely, Co Wicklow, with a seven year old, which he bred himself.

Joe McCarthy, Emmett Square, Clonakilty, Co Cork, won the Irish Draught two year old Aughinish filly championship with an animal that qualified at Bandon Show and was bred by John Dillon, Rosscarbery.

The main winning exhibitors were as follows:

DAIRY CATTLE

Dairy Shorthorn Champion: Jimmy and Linda O Donovan, Schull, Co Cork.. Reserve: John Brosnan, Killarney.

Holstein Friesian Champion and Reserve Champion: Sean, Eileen and John Curtin Athlacca.

All Ireland Pedigree Holstein Friesian Heifer Calf: E and S Murphy, Waterfall, Co Cork. Reserve: Ted and Joe Boyce, Bruree.

Jersey Champion: J M & N Collins, Newcastle west. Reserve: Tim O’ Connell., Dromcollogher.

BEEF CATTLE

Beef Shorthorn champion: Owen O’Neill, Brittas. Reserve: Patrick Hayes, Raheen.

Angus Champion: Michael and Oliver Flanagan, Athlone. Reserve: Albert DeCogan, Castlemartyr, Co Cork.

Male Champion and Reserve: Albert DeCogan.

Hereford Champion: Trevor Dudley, Thurles. Reserve: Albert deCogan.

Junior heifer: Trevor Dudley, Thurles. Reserve: Henry Dudley, Thurles.

Female Champion and Reserve: Trevor Dudley.

Simmental Champion: Peter and Marion O’ Connell, Mallow, Co Cork. Reserve: John Fox, Kilfinane.

Charolais Champion: J J Melody, Bunratty. Reserve: Gráinne McCarthy.

Limousin Champion: John O'Grady, Midleton Co Cork. Reserve; Richard O’ Beirne, Tuam, Co Galway.

Belgian Blue Champion and Reserve: Martin Ryan, , Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

COMMERCIAL CATTLE

Commercial Champion: Michael Hannon, Adare, Co. Limerick. Reserve: Joe Hallinan, Quin, Co Clare.

Suckler cow and Calf Championship: Joe Hallinan. Reserve: William R Gubbins, Kilfinane.

All Ireland Baby Beef Championship: William R. Gubbins. Reserve: Gerard Gallagher, Letterkenny, Co Donegal.

All Ireland Non Pedigree Calf Championship: Gerard Gallagher. Reserve: Ivan White, Balieboro, Co Cavan.

Stockperson: Donal Burke, Kilfinny (Saturday). Marie Louise Ryan, Thurles (Sunday).

HORSES

Aughinish Limerick Matron: Derry Rothwell, Tinahely, Co Wicklow. Reserve: Hurst Show Horses, Lisbellan, Co Fermanagh.

Irish Draught 2yr Old Filly: Joe McCarthy, Clonakilty, Co Cork. Reserve; James Duffy, Ballaghadereen, Co Mayo.

Aughinish Limerick Lady; James Duffy. Reserve: Fred Bourke, Clonlara, Co Clare.

Non Thoroughbred Yearling Filly: Rebecca Monahan, Tulla, Co Clare. Reserve; Margaret Jeffares, Drinagh, Wexford.

Non Thoroughbred 2 yr Old Filly: Margaret Jeffares. Reserve: Sally Glass, Portglenone.

Non Thoroughbred 3 yr Old Filly: P J Meere, Lissycasey, Co Clare. reserve: Donnellan Bros. Kildysart, Co Clare.

Champion Filly: P J Meere.

Non Thoroughbred Yearling Colt or Gelding: Ger Murphy, Gorey, Co Wexford.

Non Thoroughbred 2 yr Old Colt or Gelding: Richard Hourigan, Lisnagry, Co Limerick.

Non Thoroughbred 3 yr Old Colt/Gelding: J J Bowe, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Reserve: Ger Murphy, Gorey.

Champion Young Horse: J J Bowe.

Champion Hunter Pony: Tim and Laura O’Brien, Adare.

Champion Pony: Jodie Moran, Askeaton.

Champion Working Hunter Pony: Erika Leonard, Newcastle West.

Champion Foal of the Show: Gerard Grace.

Champion Brood Mare: Derry Rothwell.

Champion Hunter: Marguerite Carr, c/o Ann O’Grady.

The Presidents Cup: Ann O’Grady.

Registered Non Thoroughbred Brood Mare: Philippa Mansergh-Wallace, Tipperary.

Foal by an Irish Draught Stallion: G. and J. O’Mahony, Glounthane, Co. Cork.

Registered Non-Thoroughbred Brood Mare (with foal at foot): Derry Rothwell, Tinahely, Co Wicklow.

Best Non-Thoroughbred Colt Foal: Gerard Grace.

Best Non-Thoroughbred Filly Foal: Derry Rothwell.

All Ireland Inter Hunt Chase: 1 Galtee Harriers. 2 Scarteen Hunt. Joint 3rd: Limerick Harriers and Ward Union Hunt.

Best Turned Out: Kildare Fox Hounds.

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