Gelding is Dungarvan champion ridden hunter

A FOUR-year-old brown gelding was the champion ridden hunter at Dungarvan Show for Co Limerick exhibitor Abbie Shannon. Binders’ Cove, a lightweight hunter, is by Colin Diamond out of Madonna Hill.

The reserve rosette went to Golden Bud, a four-year-old chestnut gelding by Carrabawn View, exhibited by Patrick Cotter.

Claire Connors took the working hunter championship with Bally Lough, a seven-year-old brown mare by Moroto. JJ Bowe won the young horse, three-year-old and filly championships with a three-year-old by Ghareeb Sky.

Seamus Lehane, Clonakilty, Co Cork, took the yearling championship and the young horse reserve award with Watervalley Good Guy, a bay gelding by Loughehote Guy out of Ballycolrin.

The 91st show, organised by a committee headed by Alan Connors, chairman, and Donna Coady, secretary, and held on lands made available at Cappagh by the Phelan and Buckley families, attracted 200 horse, 110 cattle and 100 sheep entries.

The championship winners (reserve champions in brackets) included the following:

HORSES

Ridden Hunter: Abbie Shannon, Murroe, Co Limerick (Patrick Cotter, c/o Claire Connors, Stradbally, Co Waterford)

Working Hunter: Claire Connors

Young Horse: JJ Bowe, Kiltealy, Co. Wexford (Seamus Lehane, Clonakilty, Co Cork)

Broodmare: Jim Lynch, Ballylemon, Cappagh, Co Waterford

Yearling: Seamus Lehane.

Two Year Old: Julie O’Neill, Firgrove Stud, Ballinhassig, Co Cork.

Three Year Old: JJ Bowe

Filly: JJ Bowe

Show Hunter Pony: Lauren Murphy, Fethard, Co Tipperary (Roisín Henry, Fethard).

Pony: (Confined to Co Waterford): Jess Power, Bonmahon (Kate Lenihan, Bonmahon)

Working Hunter Pony: Sally Sweeney, Clogheen, Co Tipperary (Philip Copithorne, Kinsale, Co Cork)

CATTLE

Overall Dairy Champion: K and S Kelly, Burncourt, Co Tipperary (Lory O’ Hanlon, Kilmacow, Co Kilkenny).

Overall Beef Champion: William Cotter, Dripsey, Co Cork (David Carroll, New Ross, Co Wexford)

Hereford: Champion and Reserve: David Carroll

Simmental: Peter and Marion O’Connell, Knoppogue, Mallow (William Cotter)

Charolais: Jim and Ivan Ryall, Castlemartyr, Co Cork (William Gough, Dungarvan, Co Waterford)

Aberdeen Angus: Ben and Elaine Ryall, Fellfort, Watergrasshill, Co Cork (Eustace and Deirdre Burke, Ballyginnane, Carrigaline, Co Cork)

Blonde d’Aquitane: Champion and Reserve: Jimmy and Ailish Ryan, Kilmeaden, Co Waterford.

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