Equines and alpacas starred at Clonmel Show

There were equine stars a-plenty at last Sunday’s Clonmel Show, from the Garda mounted unit (on show alongside the armed response unit and the sniffer dogs), to the donkey derby, and Grand Prix showjumping (won by rider Micheal Pender).

Something more exotic was provided by the Alpaca Association of Ireland; their cuddly animals were a major attraction.

Championship winners included:


Coolmore Thoroughbred Broodmare:

1. John Roche, Foulksmills, Co Wexford. 2 Peter Byrne, Navan, Co Meath. 3 Claudine Corrigan, Kildinan, Co Cork. 4 John Roche, Foulksmills, Co Wexford.

Best Colt Foal:

Claudine Corrigan.

Best Filly Foal:

John Roche.


Supreme inter-breed beef champion:

Owen Hester, Castlerea, Co Roscommon (see picture on page 9).


Owen Hester.


Martin Ryan, Cabra, Thurles.

Belgian Blue:

David Pearson, Ballacolla, Co Laois.


Garret Behan, Portlaoise.


Trevor Dudley, Thurles.

Aberdeen Angus:

Keith and Caroline Vickery, Rosscarbery, Co Cork.

Dairy Shorthorn:

PJ, Carmel and Martin Kelly, Ricketstown, Co Carlow.


Irwin Stanley, Ballacolla, Co Laois.

Holstein Friesian:

Jim and Doireann Mulhall, Danville, Co Kilkenny


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