Rivalry was keen at Bandon

THERE was keen early season competition in the various horse and cattle classes at Bandon Show last Sunday.

In the cattle rings Albert de Cogan, Castlemartyr, shoed both the Hereford and Aberdeen Angus champions, while the overall Friesian honours went to John A Forrest, Banteer, who also won the All Ireland Protein cow championship.

West Cork competitors did well in the horse section with Christy Berry from Skibbereen showing the ridden hunter and four-year-old champions.

Seamus Lehane, Clonakilty, who won the young horse and supreme championships at the Kingdom County Fair in Tralee the previous Sunday, showed the two-year-old champion.

Ballinhassig exhibitor Julie O’Neill took the young horse and three-year-old championships, while the yearling honours went to Sean O’Sullivan, Butlerstown.

Championship winners included the following:

CATTLE

Friesian: John A Forrest, Banteer.

Hereford: Albert de Cogan.

Aberdeen Angus: Albert de Cogan

Charolais: Bobby O’Connell, Clarine, Co Limerick

Limousin: John O’Grady, Midleton

Simmental: Anthony O’Leary, Ballincollig.

Belgian Blue: Tim O’Donovan, Dunmanway

Shorthorn (Female): Gordon Deane, Moreigh, Dunmanway

All Ireland Protein Cow Champion: John A. Forrest

Exhibitor Bred Champion: John O’Callaghan, Bandon.

Commercial: David Hegarty, Bandon.

HORSES

Ridden Hunter: Christy Berry. Skibbereen.

Four-year-old: Christy Berry.

Three-year-old: Julie O’Neill, Ballinhassig.

Two-year-old: Seamus Lehane, Clonakilty.

Yearling: Sean O’Sullivan, Butlerstown..

Young Horse: Julie O’Neill.

Filly: Jerry Collins, Co Clare.

Brood Mare: James Whyte, Clonakilty

Foal: Declan Fahey, Clonakilty.

PONIES

Working Hunter: Finola Riordan, Youghal

Show Hunter: Mary O’Sullivan, Blarney

Show Pony: Shane McNamara, Co Clare

Overall Champion Pony: Shane McNamara.

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