Cows shown by Patrick and Derrick Frawley have dominated dairy shows in Ireland over the past year or two. They’ve won top prizes at the Baileys, Tullamore, Emerald Expo, Charleville, and RDS Champion of Champions.
But there were fresh celebrations last Saturday when judge Michael Gould selected Ridgefield Dundee Portea.
“You go out to win, ” said Patrick, saying competing is No 1 for him, with the increased value of cattle sales a secondary consideration.
The family milk about 100 cows at Croagh, Rathkeale, Co Limerick, rearing all progeny from them, with a lot of pedigreed bulls for sale.
At their recent sale of 32 heifers, five went to Wales and eight to Northern Ireland, as the fame of the herd spreads beyond Ireland.
P&D Frawley, Croagh, Rathkeale, Co Limerick with Ridgefield Dundee Portea.
M&P Jones, Gorey, Co Wexford — Hallow Advent Twizzle.
M&P Jones — Hallow Advent Twizzle.
M&P Jones — Bodermist Sanchez Fran
— P&D Frawley — Ridgefield Dundee Portea.
— Robert Shannon, Ballinascarthy, Co Cork, for both Holstein and Jersey.
Ricky & John Barrett & Sons, Ballinhassig, Co Cork.
John Hurley, Arklow, Co Wicklow — Clonpaddin WB Fame.
John Hurley — Clonpaddin ROJ Mona.
— Cyril Dowling, Baldonnel, Co Dublin.
— Baldonnel Goldie Larissa co-owned by Tadhg Bourke, Adare, Co. Limerick and Cyril Dowling, Baldonnel, Co. Dublin.
— Tubbertoby Atwood Maddie owned by Paul Flanagan, Termonfeckin, Drogheda, Co. Louth.
— Richard Helen, Clonakilty, Co Cork — Kilgarriffe Annie 24.
— Liam & Sandra Murphy, Bagenalstown, Co Carlow — Swiftsheath Susie Mist 923.
Jersey Champion, sponsored by Viking Genetics: Ricky & John Barrett & Sons, Ballinhassig, Co Cork — Laurelelm Vindication Poppy
Ricky & John Barett & Sons — Laurelelm Vindication Glamour.
Ricky & John Barrett & Sons — Laurelelm Vindicaion Poppy.
Lauren O’Toole Sponsored by Dovea Genetics
Conor Lynch, sponsored by O’Connor Group.
1st James O’Sullivan
2nd Kevin Smith
3rd Doireann Mulhall
1st Catriona Neville
2nd Stacey O’Sullivan
3rd Ann-Marie Manley
1st Pauric Coleman
2nd Brian Smith
3rd Claire Smith
1st Lauren O’Toole
2nd Conor Lynch
3rd Claire Kirby
1st Gerard Lehane, Timoleague, Co Cork – Massrock S1214 Daisy led by Conor Lehane
2nd Patrick Ahern, Rylane, Co Cork — Moorshill Regan Eve
3rd Patrick Ahern – Moorshill Regan Nikki.
1st Michael McNamara, Newtownshandrum, Co Cork – Barna Ingrid Cricket
2nd Pat Murphy, Kilmanagh, Co Kilkenny – Corstown Ayres Kathleen
3rd M. & P. Jones – Hallow RC Sid Embrace
1st John Hurley – Clonpaddin AFT Mona
2nd Michael McNamara – Laurelelm Stone Daffodil
3rd Donal Bourke, Adare, Co Limerick – Chapelhill Rustler Roxy
1st John Hurley – Clonpaddin WB Fame
2nd M. & P. Jones – Hallow Boss Twain
1st John & Nora Walsh, Killarney, Co Kerry – Counguilla Ares Lulu
2nd Patrick Coffey, Enniskeane, Co Cork – Lisnacunna Aftershock Passion
3rd Patrick Coffey – Lisnacunna Dee Beauty
1st Patrick Gaynor, Mullagh, Co Cavan – Mullaghlands Pride Swiss
2nd Gerard Lehane – Massrock S1214 Brunette
3rd Gerard Lehane – Massrock S1214 Brunette
1st John O’Callaghan, Bandon, Co Cork – Mountfarna MOD Wendy
2nd Robert Helen, Clonakilty, Co Cork – Eedy CIX Acclaim
3rd Richard Whelan, Clonard, Co Meath – Lumville Danoise 2
1st Richard Helen, Clonakilty, Co Cork – Kilgarriffe Pixie 7th
2nd Eddie O’Flynn, Bandon, Co Cork – Ryefarm Paula 97
3rd Patrick Gaynor – Cannontown Acres Erle
1st Cyril & John Dowling – Baldonnel Talent Raquel
2nd Aidan Foody – Baxter Peggy
3rd Peter Kingston, Nohoval, Co Cork – Cradenhill CH Vera
1st T. Bourke/C. Dowling – Baldonnel Goldie Larissa
2nd Paul Flanagan, Drogheda, Co Louth – Tubbertoby Atwood Maddie
3rd Brian Hayes, Kinsale, Co Cork – Dock Baltimore Elizabeth
1st Ricky & John Barrett & Sons – Laurelelm Vindication Poppy
2nd Patrick Ahern – Moorshill Vindication Sue
3rd Gerard Lehane – Massrock Bella Rosie
1st Richard Helen – Kilgarriffe Annie 24
2nd Liam & Sandra Murphy – Swiftsheath Susie Mist
3rd Edwin Gaynor/Kevin McGloin, – Clongowes Dictator Braun
4th Eddie O’Flynn – Ryefarm Fabulous Paula
1st Ricky & John Barrett & Sons — Laurelelm Commercia Glamour
2nd Patrick Ahern — Moorshill Buttercup
3rd Robert Shannon — Gabriel JBY Silky
1st M. & P. Jones – Bodermist Sanchez Fran
2nd D. & K. Boyd, Glaslough, Co Monaghan – Glaslough Sanchez Brie
3rd Victor Jackson, Kiltegan, Co Wicklow – Rossigh Goldwyn Geisha
1st Victor Jackson – Crossnacole Precious Gold
2nd Ricky & John Barrett & Sons – Laurelelm Damion Illinda
3rd Donal Bourke – Balllinafinn Atlas S Hope A
1st M. & P. Jones – Hallow Advent Twizzle 3
2nd P. & D. Frawley – Croagh Susie Mist 47
3rd D. Boyd / R. Cromie – Dalevalley GWI Ivory
1st P. & D. Frawley – Ridgefield Dundee Portea
2nd Ricky & John Barrett & Sons – Laurelmore Duplex Impala
3rd John Hurley – Clonpaddin RTX Jill
1st Patrick Coffey – Lisnacunna Lheros Passion
2nd Ricky & John Barrett & Sons – Laurelelm Roxen Tina
3rd E. & S. Murphy, Waterfall, Co Cork – Dalevalley OTI J Lulu
1st P & D. Frawley — Croagh
2nd John Hurley – Clonpaddin.