Exhibitors’ County Championship winners best in show and best in Co Cork

Two of the winners at last week’s Carbery Show in Skibbereen can claim they have the best beef bull and the best yearling gelding or filly in Co Cork.

Two of the winners at last week’s Carbery Show in Skibbereen can claim they have the best beef bull and the best yearling gelding or filly in Co Cork, writes Stephen Cadogan.

John Cahalane from nearby Castlehaven showed the winner of the Cork County Beef Bull Championship Final.

Qualifiers from the Bandon, Midleton, Cork, Charleville, Clonakilty, Barryroe, Dunmanway, Ballyvourney and Carbery shows, were eligible for the final.

But they all had to give best to Forenaught Ice, which also won his class and the overall championship in the Belgian Blue section of the show.

The Cork County Yearling Championship was also decided at Skibbereen, between qualifiers from the Leap, Bandon, Midleton, Belgooly, Clonakilty, Cork, Charleville, Dunmanway, Barryroe, Ballyvourney and Carbery shows.

The winner of this prestigious title was the aptly named Secret Weapon, shown by John Tyner, Kinsale.

Championship winning exhibitors at Carbery Show included the following:


Junior Friesian:

John and Gerard Kirby, Ballinascarthy.

Pedigree Registered Friesian Cow:

Robert Shannon, Ballinascarthy.

Friesian Cow (confined):

Jerry Hegarty, Skibbereen.

Best Udder:

Robert and Sylvia Helen, Clonakilty.

Group of three females:

Robert and Sylvia Helen.


Jimmy and Linda O’Donovan, Schull. Reserve: Philip Salter, Skibbereen.


Shanaway Hill Farm, Ballineen. Reserve: Donal Tobin, Rosscarbery.

Belgian Blue:

John Cahalane, Castlehaven. Reserve: Tim O’Donovan, Dunmanway.


John Ward, Bantry. Reserve: John Ward.


Keith Vickery, Rosscarbery. Reserve: Keith Vickery.

Aberdeen Angus:

Albert De Cogan, Castlemartyr. Reserve: Albert De Cogan.


Gordon & Susan Salter, Dunmanway. Reserve: Keith Vickery

Commercial :

Tim O’Donovan, Dunmanway. Reserve: Tim O’Donovan.


Ardtech Industries Ltd. Champion Foal of the Show:

Patrick O’Sullivan, Droum, Leap.

Young Horse:

Seamus Lehane, Clonakilty.

3yo Gelding and Filly:

Seamus Lehane, Clonakilty.

Irish Draught Mare:

Thomas Nyhan, Ballineen.

Irish Draught Foal:

Sam and Eoin Jennings, Leap.


William O’Sullivan, Skibbereen.

Best Donkey Mare and Foal:

Andrew Caverley, Prohoness, Skibbereen.

Best dog in Show:

Cathleen Hayes.

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