Elphin proved to be an excellent venue with the day staying dry although ground conditions were difficult, the cattle were penned in the mart area which worked very well. Between all breeds there was a big show of cattle with Limouin leading the way.
First into the show ring were the Elphin Show local Limousin classes where William Smith, Donie McKeown, James Houlihan and Michael Philips picked up winning rosettes. Milbrook Ester and William Smith went on to take the Elphin Show Champion.
A large crowd had assembled for the prestigious Derby event and to witness the exceptional quality on display from both sides of the border.
Judge for the day was Ms. Vicki Smith from the Columbpark Herd in Devon. Also on hand were representatives from our generous sponsors including Stuart Wilson from Teemore Engineering, Michael Gibbons from Natural Nutrition and Michael Philips from Connacht Gold
Northern Ireland and Irish Limousin members along with the judge Mrs. Vicky Smith and the All Ireland Derby Shield
Austin Finn ILCS making a presentation to the judge Mrs. Vicky Smith
The first Derby class was for bulls born between first January 2011 and 31st July 2011. There was some very stiff competition in this class and an exceptionally strong Northern Ireland entry. After some deliberation the judge opted for Berry Brothers Banville Gladiator by their Milbrook Tanko stock bull Beech Lodge Chancellor, with second going to Derek Frew’s Frewstown Gifted.
The next class was for bulls born on or after the first of August 2011, here southern Ireland bulls were more in prominence with a ding dong battle between Frank Buckley and John Kenny aka Tullamore. This time Frank Buckley’s Mistic Gucci came out on top and John Kenny’s Carefour General second. Both bulls are by Wilodge Cerebrus. Third was John McInerney’s Sympa son Drummin Guinness.
The Challenge Shield points were quite close after the bulls and the large crowd were more than impressed.
The third class was for heifers born between the first of June 2010 and the 30th of June 2011. Again a quality class with strong entries from both teams. Another difficult call for the judge given the quality on view. Milbrook Gingerspice, no stranger to success, exhibited by William Smith got the nod ahead of Henry Savage’s Trueman Grazia, with Edward Tynan’s Elite Forever Free third.
The final class, heifers born after the first of July 2011, again oozed with quality. Edward Tynan lead the way taking first with Elite Giselle by Wilodge Vantastc and second with Elite Galway by Emerson. Drummin Genevieve by Cloughead Umpire exhibited by John McInerney came third.
When all the points were tallied the Challenge Shield went to the Irish Limousin team.
Overall female champion went to William Smith and Milbrook Gingerspice, with overall champion male going to Berry Brother’s Banville Gladiator.
Judge Vicki Smith commented on the outstanding standard of cattle and thanked all the exhibitors.
Irish Limousin Society secretary Paul Sykes on receiving the shield said it was an honour for Irish Limousin to win this prestigious competition. He thanked the exhibitors, the stewards, Elphin Show and the Department of Agriculture for facilitating such an event.
Full 2012 Derby Results
Class 1 Bulls Born between 1st January 2011 and 31st July 2011
Sponsor Teemore Engineering
First Berry Brothers Banville Gladiator UK927004782267 17/05/2011 Beech Lodge Chancellor Banville Elsie
Second Derek Frew Frewstown Gifted UK912335607051 26/06/2011 Carmorn Catona Frewstown U-girl
Third Dan Tynan Ardlea General IE221064551029 22/03/2011 Fieldsons Alfy Ardlea Coillte
Fourth Derek Frew Frewstown Glory UK912335606977 20/06/2011 Carmorn Catona Frewstown Valet
Fifth Michael Loughran Cookstown Millgate Garry UK963000123821 26/07/2011 Norman Ely Millgate Donna
Sixth Michael Loughran Cookstown Millgate Gucci UK963000123773 09/06/2011 Sympa Millgate Cherry
Berry brothers with 1st prize bull Banville Gladiator and sponsor Teemore Engineering
Derek Frew with 2nd prize bull Frewstown Gifted and sponsor Teemore Engineering
Class 2 Bulls Born on or after the 1st of August 2011
Sponsor Natural Nutrition
First Frank Buckley Mistic Gucci IE151602080378 01/09/2011 Wilodge Cerebrus Bremore Victoria
Second John Kenny Carefour General IE301447550154 05/09/2011 Wilodge Cerebrus Carrefour Daphane
Third John Mc Inerney Drummin Guinness Et IE131206380965 21/09/2011 Sympa Drummin Cliona
Fourth Stanley Richardson Newtown Grant Et IE231230690509 10/08/2011 Ampertine Abracadabra Newtown Clodagh
Fifth Michael Molloy Mullary Giovanni IE261020880042 01/08/2011 Ultime Mullary chantelle
Sixth Gerry Walsh Gerrygulliane Glen IE272503020029 18/12/2011 Machermore Augusta Derryguillane Daisy
The Buckley family with 1st prize bull Mistic Gucci and sponsor Michael Gibbons Natural Nutrition
Class 3 Heifers Born between 1st June 2010 and 30th June 2011
Sponsor Connacht Gold
First William Smith Milbrook Gingerspice IE281084520923 16/01/2011 Wilodge Vantastic Milbrook Baby
Second Henry Savage & Sons Trueman Grazia UK92403065563 01/04/2011 Haltcliffe Vermount Cookstown B1425
Third Ed Tynan Elite Forever free IE221062760719 22/09/2010 Wilodge Vantastic Ardlea Coillte
Fourth Ed Tynan Elite Forever 1 IE221062750718 21/09/2010 Wilodge Vantastic Ardlea coillte
Fifth Raymond Crawford Rathkeeland Fleur IE291694550012 20/06/2010 Sauvignon Ballydaniel Adeline
Sixth Joe Moran Cappaduff Gold Girl IE271419780084 17/02/2011 Rocky Cappaduff Abby
Mark Smith with 1st Prize heifer Milbrook Ginger spice and sponsor John Coleman, Connaught Gold Feedmills
2nd prize heifer Truemans Grazia with Benedict Savage and sponsors Michael Philips & John Coleman Connaught Gold Mills
Class 4 Heifers Born on or after the 1st of July 2011
Sponsor Connacht Gold
First Ed Tynan Elite Giselle Et IE221062750742 01/09/2011 Wilodge Vantastic Uriel B
Second Ed Tynan Elite Galway Et IE221062780745 03/09/2011 Emerson Bremore Cindy
Third John Mc Inerney Drummin Genevieve Et IE131206390966 21/09/2011 Cloughhead Umpire Drummin Cliona
Fourth Raymond Crawford Erne Golden Girl UK948413907373 16/12/2011 Sauvignon Lake Tamaria
Fifth William Smith Milbrook Girly IE281084580961 08/09/2011 Ionesco Milbrook Evelyn
Sixth Albert Finney Chinauley Gloria UK927029605903 01/11/2011 Tehix Limo Ella
1st prizewinner Elite Giselle show by Keith Murphy with sponsors Michael Philips & John Coleman Connaught Gold Mills