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The longevity of the winter season had a detrimental effect on buyer turnout in Athenry on Thursday April 18th last. This coupled with a catalogue which was 60% bigger than that of 2012 resulted in a potential purchasers’ paradise. While the ringside was packed, purchasers were very conscious of the harsh ground conditions and many said while they were very tempted to purchases the reality of the feed situations at home prevented them from doing so. The average price recorded on the day was €2603.

The wet and windy conditions prevailed all day and made it no easy task for the Judge Michael Pat Murphy (of the Ballybawn Herd, based in Ballydehob, Cork) to carry out his unenviable role.

Lot 43. Renowned breeder Stanley Richardson, Newtowngore, Leitrim was awarded both the Senior and Junior Champions. Tapped forward as Senior Champion was Newtown Gilbert Et. This powerful Wilodge Cerberus son is out of the homebred Dauphin dam Newtown Trixie. Gilbert has five star ratings in most traits including Maternal, Terminal, Calving Difficulty, Carcass Weight and Carcass Conformation. He was purchased for €5,000 by John Gibson, Kilbana, Kilrush, Clare.

Newtown Gilbert Senior Champion

Newtown Gilbert ET

Junior Champion was Newtown Harry, a Tango son. This January 2012 born bull is out of the homebred Samy daughter – Newtown Demi Et. Harry left the ring unsold after failing to meet his reserve.

Newtown Harry Junior Champion

Newtown Harry

Lot 62. The Sympa son Gortermone Gordon realized €3,700. Bred in Carrigallen, Leitrim by Mariam Doyle, this November, 2011 born bull was placed 2nd in his class. His back breeding includes Pacha 19 and Ibis. Gordon was purchased by Brendan Crawley of Castlerea, Roscommon for his Tullyridge pedigree herd.

Gortermore Gordon

Gortemone Gordon

Lot 14. Eyrecourt Galloway from the herd of John Murphy, Ballinasloe, Galway was purchased by Brendan Clarke, Loughrea, Galway. Galloway is a Sympa son from the homebred Nenuphar dam Eyrecourt Diamond. Placed 1st in his class he has a Maternal value of €145 and a Terminal value of €129. €3,550 was the securing price.

Eyrecourt Galloway

Eyrecourt Galloway

Lot 8. The Reserve Senior Champion rosette was awarded to Coolcholly George. This Mas Du Clo son was bred by Martin Sean Donagher of Ballyshannon, Donegal. George changed hands for €3,500, he was purchased by Pat Hogan, Kinvara, Galway.

Coolcholly George Reserve Senior Champion

Coolcholly George

Lot 82. The plaudits of Reserve Junior Champion went to Mount Scott Golly 2, from the herd of Michael Sexton, Mullagh, Clare. Golly 2 is a Cloughead Umpire son with back breeding to Ronick Hawk and Gamin. He went unsold.

Mount Scott Golly 2 Reserve Junior Champion

Mount Scott Golly 2

Lot 63. Third prize winner Neeroot Gl 23 from the herd of Edward Lenehan, Ballyhaunis, Mayo sold for €3,500. This November 2011 born Sympa son has a pedigree which includes Ferry and Milbrook Handsome. His new owner is Michael Cloonan, Craughwell, Galway.

Lot 63 Breeder Edward Lenehan sold for ?3500

Neeroot Gl 23

Lot 51. Currane Giggs realized €3,300 for his breeder Patrick Mckeown, Castlebar, Mayo. Giggs is out of the Malibu dam Carrane Anett, his sire is Ronick Hawk. Placed 4th in the pre-sale show, he was purchased by Bernard Keating, Kilbaha, Clare.

Currane Giggs

Currane Giggs

Lot 118. The Queenshead Altea son Baileys Halo sold for €3,200. Bred in Batterstown, Meath by Thomas Bailey, Halo was placed 1st in his class. Corrandulla, Galway based Martin Lynch was the successful bidder of this lot.

Baileys Halo

Baileys Halo

Lot 41. A final bid of €3,050 from Martin Faule, Munnia, Burrin, Clare secured Drumheckna Gavin. This October 2011 Sympa son has back breeding that includes Mas Du Clo and Duc. Gavin was bred by Stanley Scott of Drumheckna, Cavan.

Lot 32. Galway based breeders Richard and Eithne O’Beirn, Tuam sold Millburn Giganteoque for €3,000. Giganteoque is a son of Acajou and was placed 3rd in his class. He was purchased by Seamus Murray of Derrynoose, Armagh.

Lot 68. Liverpool Geant a Neuf son, bred by Michael and Kevin Graham sold for €3,000. Placed 4th in his class, his sire stack includes Sauvignon and Ideal 23. Geant was purchased by Teagasc, Grange, Meath.

Lot 88. Sean Ryan of Cappamore, Limerick received €2,950 for his December 2011 bull - Sliabh Felim Giddy. This Fieldson Alfy son is from the homebred Sliabh Felim Ulreka and has back breeding to Malibu and Jeu. Giddy was purchased by Patrick Feehilly, Balldangain, Roscommon.

Lot 39. Fourth prizewinner Roundhill Global sold for €2,800. Global was bred in Fedamore, Limerick by Tim Corridan. An Attirant son with back breeding to Gedeon and Litron, he was purchased by Martin Staunton, Ballinasloe, Galway.

Lot 15. Three bulls sold for €2,700, first at this price was the Rocky son Ballybran Greg from the herd of John Barton, Scariff, Clare. Greg came to the ring with many 5 star ratings, his purchaser was John Dillon, Loughrea, Galway.

Ballybran Greg

Ballybran Greg

Lot 18. Keltic Gentleprince bred by Teleri Thomas, Enfield, Meath also sold for €2,700. This Wilodge Cerberus son is out of Cwmpedran Brenhines – a Ronick Hawk daughter. Gentleprince was purchased by Laurence Geoghagan, Clonown, Athlone.

Lot 54.The third bull to realize €2,700 was Roundhill Gold Rush. From the herd of Tim Corridan, Fedamore, Limerick, Gold Rush was placed 3rd in his class. This Vison son has a sire stack that includes Ferry and Geant. He was purchased by local farmer Michael Gannon, Shudane, Athenry.

Lot 78. Edward Lenehans’ second sale entry Neeroot Gl 24 sold for €2,650. This Fieldson Alfy son has an array of five star ratings. Placed 3rd in his class, he was snapped up by Athenry based Michael Morrissey, Deerpark.

Lot 48. Five bulls were successfully sold for €2,600. Baile Na Gartig George bred by Michael Montgomery, Ennis, Clare was first at this price. A son of Castleview Virulent (Et) and the home bred Newtown Adrian 1 dam Baile Na Gartig Clara, George was award 3rd prize in his class. He was purchased by Tom Gardiner, Ardrahan, Galway.

 Lot 52. Francis Clarke of Tuam, Galway purchased Wood Road Godfrey Et. Godfrey was bred by Noel Fennessy, Castleconnell, Limerick. This Sympa son is out of the renowned Ov Nadia B. Godfreys’ selling price was also €2,600.

Lot 70. The Sympa son Elite Guinness Et was the third bull to fetch €2,600. Bred by Edward Tynan, Mouthrath, Laois, this bulls back breeding includes Nenuphar and Neptune. Elite Guinness was purchased by Ivan Brady, Farragh, Crossdoney, Co.Cavan.

Lot 74. Bremore Grin, a Cesar son also realized €2,600. Placed 1st in this class, Grins’ sire is a new bloodline to Ireland. Bred by Bobby Jones, Skerries, Dublin, his new owner is Jack Rafferty, Fourmile House, Roscommon.

Bremore Grin

Bremore Grin

Lot 106. Roundfield Haltcliffe, a Rocky son was the fifth bull sold at €2,600. From the herd of John Killeen, Clonlara, Clare, Haltcliffe was 4th in his class. Haltcliffe was purchased by Gerry Flanagan, Garrison, Fermanagh.

Other prices received on the day were:

Lot 76 Gortermone Glen, a Teddy son bred by Mariam Doyle - €2,550.

Gortermore Gordon

Gortermone Glen

Lot 24 Ardlea Gomez, an Attirant bred by Daniel Tynan - €2,500.

Lot 29 Brooklands G 1053, a Samy son bred by Clive Jennings - €2,500. 

Brooklands G 1053

Brooklands G 1053

Lot 44 Derrygullinane Guinness, a Jockey son bred by John Joseph Walsh - €2,500.

Lot 79 Derry Limousins Gio, a Milbrook Dartangan son bred by Michael Murray - €2,500.

Lot 109 Newtown Harold 2, a Broadmeadows Cannon son bred by Stanley Richardson - €2,500.

Lot 128 Baileys Hector, a Queenshead Altea son bred by Tom Bailey - €2,500.

Lot 57 Sarsfield Gallant, a Neuf son bred by Matt Ryan - €2,450.

Lot 95 Tawnagh Garry, an Ionesco son bred by Gerald Hoban - €2,450.

Lot 21 Kilmore General, an Ultime Ri son sold by Patrick Cotter - €2,400.  

Lot 42 Greeve Gusty, an Epson son bred by Noel Smyth - €2,300.

Lot 144 Mac's Choice Handsome, a Milbrook Dartangan son bred by Thomas Burke - €2,300.

Lot 33 Cloonfad Gesso, a Geant son bred by Gerard Feeley- €2,200.

Lot 99 Nogra Harry, a Castleview Virulent (Et) son bred by Martin Huban - €2,050.

Lot 108 Spring Garden Henry, a Haltcliffe Dancer son bred by Thomas Martin Bradley - €2,050.

The next society sale is the Premier Heifer Sale which will be held in Roscrea on Saturday April 27th, 2013.

The Premier Bull sale will be held in Roscrea on Saturday May 11th, 2013.

Roscommon sale will be held on Saturday May 25th, 2013.


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