McGuinness claims commercial championship at Cappamore Show

NINE counties were represented among 20 qualifiers who lined up for the GVM All Ireland €2,500 commercial championship at last week’s Cappamore Show in Co Limerick.

The top prize went to Gareth McGuinness of Drogheda, Co Louth, with the awards for second and third places going to Robert and Mark McGivern, Carrigtwohill, Co Cork.

Cappamore’s reputation as a showcase for quality dairy and beef entries was further enhanced at this year’s show by some 400 entries.

The show committee was headed by chairperson Marie Hayes, and Paddy Ryan in his 50th year as show secretary.

The dairy championship was an all-Limerick affair, with William Walsh of Cloughnadromin Farm, Ballysimon, taking the title, and Donal Neville, Croagh, showing the reserve champion.

Garret Behan, Ballyfin, Portlaoise, Co Laois, continued his successful season in the Simmental rings by taking the overall beef championship. Gareth McGuinness won the reserve rosette.

Dr Michael Sheahan, Grange, Kilmallock, Co Limerick, brought off a double by winning the Charolais and Aberdeen Angus championships.

The champion young horse was shown by Michael and Rachel Lyons, Birdhill, Co Tipperary, with Sheelagh Barry, Ennis, Co Clare, showing the reserve champion.

Show champions included the following (reserve champions in brackets).

Dairy — William Walsh, Ballysimon, Co Limerick (Donal Neville, Croagh, Co Limerick).

All Ireland Pedigree or Non-Pedigree Friesian Heifer – Donal Neville (Tom Lynch, Ballyelan, Co Limerick).

Shorthorn — Con Condon, Emly, Co Tipperary (Geraldine O’Callaghan, Ennis Rd., Limerick).

Hereford — Goulding Family, Ballyduff, Co Kerry (Tom Roycroft, Dunmanway, Co. Cork).

Young Stock Person — Mark Maxwell, Castlerea, Co Roscommon.

GVM All Ireland €2,500 Commercial Championship – 1, Gareth McGuinness, Drogheda, Co Louth; 2 and 3, Robert and Mark McGivern, Carrigtwohill, Co Cork.

Commercial Champion — Gareth McGuinness (Garvan Milligan, Raphoe, Co.Donegal).

Belgian Blue — Jarleth Duggan, Rathdowney, Co Laois (Tom Fitzgerald, Clonaslee, Co Laois).

Charolais – Dr Michael Sheahan, Grange, Kilmallock, Co Limerick (T and A Butler, Cashel, Co Tipperary).

Saler — John Burke, Clarecastle, Co Clare (John Keating, Ennis, Co Clare).

Limousin — Noel Fennessy, Castle, Co Limerick (Noel Fennessy).

Simmental — Garret Behan, Portlaoise, Co Laois (Garret Behan).

South West Simmental Breeders Champion — Val Cussen, Broadford, Co Limerick (Jennifer Aherne, Cappamore, Co Limerick).

Aberdeen Angus — Dr Michael Sheahan, Grange, Kilmallock, Co Limerick (Denis Twomey, Causeway, Co Kerry).

Beef Champion — Garret Behan, Portlaoise (Gareth McGuinness, Drogheda).


Young Horse — Michael and Rachel Lyons, Birdhill, Co Tipperary (Sheelagh Barry, Ennis, Co Clare).

Foal — Jim Lynch, Cappagh, Co Waterford (Andrew Nihill, Nenagh, Co Tipperary).

Brood Mare – Michael Roche, Foulksmills, Co Wexford (Michael Roche).

Pony Mini Championship — Claire Bannon, Newmarket on Fergus, Co Clare (Claire Bannon).

Hunter Pony Championship — Sonya Steyn, Ballyporeen, Co Tipperary (Paul O’Neill, Quin, Co Clare.)

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CourtsPlace: Co LimerickPlace: Drogheda,Place: Co LouthPlace: CarrigtwohillPlace: Co CorkPlace: BallysimonPlace: Co LaoisPlace: KilmallockPlace: BirdhillPlace: Co TipperaryPlace: EnnisPlace: Co ClarePlace: Con CondonPlace: EmlyPlace: Ennis Rd.Place: LimerickPlace: HerefordPlace: DunmanwayPlace: Co. CorkPlace: CastlereaPlace: Co RoscommonPlace: DroghedaPlace: RaphoePlace: CastlePlace: PortlaoisePlace: BroadfordPlace: CappamorePlace: AberdeenPlace: Co KerryPlace: ClarePerson: McGuinnessPerson: Gareth McGuinnessPerson: RobertPerson: Mark McGivernPerson: Marie HayesPerson: Paddy RyanPerson: William WalshPerson: Donal NevillePerson: Garret BehanPerson: Michael SheahanPerson: MichaelPerson: Rachel LyonsPerson: Sheelagh BarryPerson: DAIRYPerson: Tom LynchPerson: Geraldine O’CallaghanPerson: BallyduffPerson: Tom RoycroftPerson: Mark MaxwellPerson: Garvan MilliganPerson: Jarleth DugganPerson: RathdowneyPerson: Tom FitzgeraldPerson: ClonasleePerson: Dr Michael SheahanPerson: GrangePerson: T and A ButlerPerson: John BurkePerson: ClarecastlePerson: John KeatingPerson: Noel FennessyPerson: BehanPerson: Val CussenPerson: Jennifer AhernePerson: Denis TwomeyPerson: Jim LynchPerson: Andrew NihillPerson: NenaghPerson: Michael RochePerson: FoulksmillsPerson: Claire BannonPerson: Sonya SteynPerson: Paul O’NeillPerson: QuinEvent: Cappamore ShowEvent: GVM All IrelandEvent: AngusEvent: LimousinEvent: SimmentalEvent: South West Simmental Breeders ChampionEvent: Beef ChampionEvent: HORSES Young HorseEvent: Brood MareEvent: Pony Mini ChampionshipEvent: Hunter Pony ChampionshipOrganisation: CoOrganisation: Co WaterfordOrganisation: Co Clare


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