Local wins for national achievers

Their achievements at Bandon Show last Sunday hold out promise of another good year for top national exhibitors Seamus Lehane and Ricky Barrett.

Two-in-a-row Dublin Horse Show champion yearling exhibitor Seamus Lehane from Clonakilty, Co Cork, monopolised the young horse awards.

A frequent top winner at the National Dairy Show, Ricky Barrett similarly cornered most of the top awards at Bandon for Friesians.

The main cattle and horse champions were as follows:

DAIRY

Shorthorn: Jimmy and Linda O’Donovan, Schull.

Jersey: Richard and Avril Helen, Clonakilty.

Junior Friesian: Jerry and Diarmuid Murphy, Innishannon.

Female Friesian: Ricky Barrett, Ballinhassig.

Overall Friesian: Ricky Barrett.

Exhibitor Bred Friesian: Ricky Barrett.

Protein Cow Friesian: Ricky Barrett.

Group of Three Friesians: Robert and Sylvia Helen, Clonakilty.

Overall Dairy: Ricky Barrett.

BEEF

Male Hereford: Tom Roycroft, Dunmanway.

Female Hereford: Trevor Dudley, Thurles, Co Tipperary.

Overall Hereford: Trevor Dudley.

Male Angus: Albert de Cogan, Castlemartyr.

Female Angus: John and Kate Tait, Rostellan.

Angus Calf: Albert de Cogan.

Overall Angus: Albert de Cogan.

Male Charolais: Noel Galvin, Birdhill, Co Tipperary.

Female Charolais: Bobby O’Connell, Clarina, Co Limerick.

Overall Charolais: Bobby O’Connell.

Male Limousin: James Wycherley, Lislevane, Bandon.

Female Limousin: Donal Moloney, West, Ardnacrusha, Co Clare.

Overall Limousin: Donal Moloney.

Male Simmental: Tony O’Leary, Ballincollig.

Female Simmental: Tony O’Leary.

Champion Simmental: Tony O’Leary.

Male Belgian Blue: Tom Foynes, Clonaslee, Co Laois.

Female Belgian Blue: Eric Jennings, Clonakilty.

Overall Belgian Blue: Tom Foynes.

Overall Beef: Trevor Dudley.

Overall Commercial: Robert and Mark McGivern, Carrigtwohill.

HORSES

4 Year Old: Val Hyde, Ballymacoda (John Joe’s Brother).

Ridden Hunter: Lisa Mulhall Tullow, Co Carlow (Jimmy Ghoo).

Yearling: Seamus Lehane, Clonakilty (Ballard Big Bang).

Two Year Old: Seamus Lehane (Ballard Windy Ridge).

Three Year Old: Seamus Lehane (Ballard Playboy).

Young Horse: Seamus Lehane (Ballard Windy Ridge).

Brood Mare: Leo Cahalane, Castletownsend, Skibbereen (Automatic).

Foal: Denis Dullea, Bandon.

Pony: Deirdre Burchill, Skibbereen (Sharleen Gone With the Wind).

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