Keen competition at Ballyvourney-Coolea Show

KEEN competition among cattle and horse exhibitors from West Cork was a feature of the Ballyvourney-Coolea show last weekend.

John and Mary Hayes, Rosscarbery, won the Friesian championship while the overall beef champion was shown by John Appleby, Clonakilty.

There was a double for Leap in the horse and pony classes, with Billy Twomey taking the champion young horse and Michael Calnan the Pony of the Show award.

CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS:

Friesian: John and Mary Hayes, Rosscarbery

Shorthorn: Jimmy Donovan, Schull

Belgian Blue: Tim O’Donovan, Dunmanway

Hereford: John Appleby, Clonakilty

Charolais: Clive Jennings, Enniskeane

Angus: Keith Vickery

Limousin: Clive Jennings

Simmental: Keith Vickery

Butcher’s Heifer: Tim O’Brien, Ballyvourney

Overall Beef Champion: John Appleby

Light Weight Brood Mare: Denis Collins, Bauravilla, Skibbereen.

Barren Mare: Keith Fahy, Maulbreda, Enniskeane

Non-Thoroughbred 2 yr old Colt or Filly: Billy Twomey, Clonkeen, Leap

Colt or Gelding: P J Lehane, Castleview, Clonakilty

Young Horse of the Show: Billy Twomey, Clonkeen, Leap

Champion Foal: Michael Coughlan, Gurrane, Caheragh, Drimoleague

Champion Mare: Kieran Fahy

Champion RID Mare: Patrick O’Riordan, Curragh, Lissarda

Pony of the Show: Michael Calnan, Leap.

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