Meere filly a champion

CLARE horse exhibitor PJ Meere captured the 2,000 Irish Shows Association three-year-old filly championship at Bantry Show.

Last year's winner, Desmond Gibson, Co Down, was back to take second prize, while equestrian journalist Ruth Loney, Richill, Co Armagh, took the third place.

The 1,400 commercial beef calf final was won by Ger Ryan, Fermoy (reserve, Clive Jennings, Enniskeane).

Frankie Cunningham, Leamybrien, Co Waterford, won the top prize in the All Ireland 1,000 Scotch ram class, sponsored by Denis O'Donovan, TD, and Bantry Tyre Centre.

An estimated 10,000 attended on the grounds of Rowa Pharmaceuticals.

Other championship results:


Young Horse Seamus Lehane, Clonakilty. Reserve P J Lehane.

Broodmare Kieran Fahy, Enniskeane.

Foal Michael McCarthy, Clonakilty.

RID Mare Denis Dullea, Bandon.

Two-Year-Old Colt or Gelding P J Lehane.

Thoroughbred Broodmare Cloneyhea Equestrian Services, Mullinahone, Co Tipperary.

Hunter Brid Shannon, Murroe, Co Limerick. Reserve Joanna Jones, Kanturk.

Barren or Maiden Mare Paula Desmond, Dripsey.

Led Pony Martin O Sullivan, Leap. Reserve Michael Calnan, Leap.

Lead Rein Rider Holly Fleming, Bandon. Reserve Nicola O'Donovan, Dripsey.


Friesian John Hayes, Rosscarbery. Reserve John O'Callaghan, Bandon.

Shorthorn Jimmy and Linda O' Donovan, Schull. Reserve Philip Salter, Skibbereen.

Jersey Robert Shannon, Ballinascarthy. Reserve David Sweetnam, Douglas.

Hereford Albert De Cogan, Castlemartyr. Reserve J J Barrett, Ballineen.

Aberdeen Angus Albert De Cogan.

Belgian Blue Tim O'Donovan, Dunmanway.

Charolais Patrick J O'Hara, Ballyheigue, Co Kerry. Reserve George Appelbe, Ballinascarthy. Male Calf Patrick J O'Hara. Reserve John Cullinane, Ballineen.

Simmental Peter and Marion O'Connell, Mallow.

Commercial William R Gubbins.

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