Tullamore Show & AIB National Livestock Show is the Premier Livestock Show in Ireland and attracts breeders of quality cattle and sheep from all over the country. The Irish Limousin Cattle Society returned to Tullamore for the 28th National show having held the show in conjunction with the International Limousin Congress in Kilkenny last year. This year 105 outstanding Limousin cattle competed in 18 classes. Judging started at 10am, with the large crowd of spectators, three deep, enthralled by the spectacle of fantastic cattle on display.

Judging responsibilities for this prestigious show was Ms. Kirree Kermode of the Orrisdale pedigree herd based in Ballasalla, Isle of Man. Kirree has shown and judged pedigree Livestock for a number of years. Speaking after judging Kirree commented

“A great line-up of  Limousin cattle were put forward here today. The standard in all classes was excellent. I would like to thank the exhibitors here in Tullamore and complement them on the fantastic display of cattle.”

Society President Mr. Dan O’Mahony, commented before the show

“This show is a portrayal of the Limousin breed in Ireland today. The animals on show represent the different aspects of the breed and its ability to be the breed for all markets. The standard of these animals is a testament to the investment of our breeders in the top genetics available both nationally and internationally. Last year we hosted the International Limousin Congress and the large attendance of international delegates continually commented throughout the week on the tremendous quality of Irish Limousin cattle both pedigree and commercial. In conclusion thank you to both our breeders and you the audience for attending our show, I hope you enjoy your day.”

Supreme Champion Limousin 2017 – Meelickaduff Honda ET

Supreme Limousin Champion 2017 is Meelickaduff Honda ET exhibited by Owen Hester, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. Honda is a daughter of Wilodge Vantastic and the noted french donor dam Etole (who has bred numerous champions for the Ardnacrusha herd of Donal Moloney). No stranger to the show ring, Honda holds the RDS Champion of Champions title for 2016. Born in December 2012, she has enjoyed a very sucessfully showing career since the summer of 2013. For the last two years she has competed in the Senior cow classes, last year with her  2016 born son Meelickaduff Lamborghini, while this year she has her 2017 born son Meelickaduff Massey at foot.

Reserve Supreme Limousin Champion 2017 – Meenross Leader

Reserve Supreme Limousin Champion 2017 was awarded to Meenross Leader,  an October 2016 born son of Ampertaine Elgin. Leader was bred in Scariff, Co. Clare by James O’Grady. Leader’s dam Castleview Felicity, has Wilodge Vantastic and Malibu in her back pedigree. This powerful young bull beat stiff competition to take the National All Ireland Limousin bull born on/between 1/9/16 and 31/10/16 class, subsequently he took the Junior Male Champion and the Overall Male Champion.

Reserve Overall Male Champion 2017 – Drummin Lente ET

Standing as Reserve Overall Male Champion 2017 was Drummin Lente ET, an Ampertaine Elgin son bred by John McInerney, Newmarket-On-Fergus, Co. Clare. Lente’s dam is the hugely successful Drummin Cliona ET, a home-bred donor cow that has bred many champions and sale toppers including Drummin J-Lo Et, the sale topper at €16,200 at last years International Limousin Congress Elite Sale. Born in March 2016, Lente was awarded first prize in the National Limousin Bull born on/between 1/1/16 and 30/4/16 class, followed by the Senior Male title.

Reserve Overall Female Champion 2017 – Roundhill Langel 1700 ET

Reserve Overall Female Champion 2017 is Roundhill Langel 1700 ET bred by Tim and Doreen Corridan, Fedamore, Co. Limerick. Langel is a daughter of Netherhall Jackpot and Netherhall Galaxy. Born in September 2016, Langel has amassed a number of first prizes in this her inaugural show season. She took the red rosette in the National All Ireland Limousin Heifer born on/between 1/9/16 and 31/10/16 class, followed by the Junior Female Championship.

Commenting at the Show ILCS Secretary Paul Sykes said:

“What a tremendous line-up of top quality Limousin Cattle here today, I must express the society’s gratitude to the exhibitors at this our National Show and indeed at shows throughout the country. Thanks to our judge Kirree, the stewards, the council members, the staff in the hospitality marquee and to the spectators.”

Shows can’t be run without sponsorship and I would like to thank our superb sponsors, without their assistance this National show would not be the success it is today.

 

National Limousin Bull Born on/between 1/5/15 and 31/12/15

PlacingExhibitExhibitorSireDam
1stDrummin Kodaline ETJohn McInerneyWilodge VantasticDrummin Cliona ET
2ndBrookmill KlunkMartin DavisLoosebeare FantasticMillbrook Eya

Sponsored by: Lambe’s Oil, Tullamore

Genetic Merit Award winner: Brookmill Klunk

Drummin Kodaline ET

National Limousin Bull Born on/between 1/1/16 and 30/4/16

PlacingExhibitExhibitorSireDam
1stDrummin Lente ETJohn McInerneyAmpertaine ElginDrummin Cliona ET
2ndBallinrahin Leonardo ETMichael MaloneAmpertaine ForemanAmpertaine Harmony

Sponsored by: Fingleton, Peters & Tyrell

Genetic Merit Award winner: Ballinrahin Leonardo ET

Drummin Lente ET

National Limousin Bull Born on/between 1/5/16 and 31/8/16

PlacingExhibitExhibitorSireDam
1stArdlea LampertDan TynanAultside HulkElite Irma ET

Sponsored by: Zurich Insurance

Genetic Merit Award winner: Ardlea Lampert

Ardlea Lampert 

National All Ireland Limousin Bull Born on/between 1/9/16 and 31/10/16

PlacingExhibitExhibitorSireDam
1stMeenross LeaderJames O’GradyAmpertaine ElginCastleview Felicity
2ndMount Scott LifeboyMichael SextonAmpertaine GigoloMoohane Janet
3rdMillbrook Leader ETWilliam SmithAmpertaine ForemanMillbrook Ginger Spice
4thMeenross LordJames O’GradyEmersonLislara Estelle
5thArdnacrusha Lord of the RingsDonal MoloneyWilodge VantasticEtole

Sponsored by: FRS Fencing, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary

Genetic Merit Award winner: Meenross Leader

Meenross Leader

National All Ireland Limousin Bull Born on/between 1/11/16 and 31/12/16

PlacingExhibitExhibitorSireDam
1stClontown LoniKevin TreanorWilodge CerberusRobineed Jolene
2ndLisfort Lord Alfy ETShannon MurphyFieldson AlfyKilcor Frostie
3rdGrangeford LionheartGary MorrisseyAmpertaine ForemanGrangeford Juniper ET
4thKiltoal Luke ETPearse McNameeAmpertaine GigoloMillgate Gem
5thElite Lusafar ETDan TynanAmpertaine ForemanArdlea Gig

Sponsored by: Clippers Ireland

Genetic Merit Award winner: Elite Lusafar ET

Clontown Loni

National All Ireland Limousin Bull Born in 2017

PlacingExhibitExhibitorSireDam
1stCorranhill MandelaIvor AndersonHaltcliffe DancerRockfort Fiona
2ndElite Mad Max 2 ETDan TynanCraigatoke JackElite I Light ET
3rdClontown Mc KonkeyKevin TreanorPowerhouse ItalicKincorragh Inde
4thOvaun Merlin ETMichael GunnLoosebeare FantasticOvaun Barbara
5thHurricane MufasaDarragh O’MearaHenzoHurricane Isabelle ET

Sponsored by: Central Auctions, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary

Genetic Merit Award winner: Ovaun Merlin ET

Corranhill Mandela

National Junior Limousin Male Champion

PlacingExhibitExhibitorSireDam
ChampionMeenross LeaderJames O’GradyAmpertaine ElginCastleview Felicity
Reserve ChampionMount Scott LifeboyMichael SextonAmpertaine GigoloMoohane Janet

Sponsored by: FBD Insurance

Overall Reserve Champion, Male Champion & Junior Male champion Meenross Leader

 

Reserve National Junior Male Champion – Mount Scott Lifeboy

National Senior Limousin Male Champion

PlacingExhibitExhibitorSireDam
ChampionDrummin Lente ETJohn McInerneyAmpertaine ElginDrummin Cliona ET
Reserve ChampionDrummin Kodaline ETJohn McInerneyWilodge VantasticDrummin Cliona ET

Sponsored by: Pedigree Cattle.ie

National Senior Male Champion and Reserve Overall Male Champion – Drummin Lente ET

Overall Male Champion 

PlacingExhibitExhibitorSireDam
ChampionMeenross LeaderJames O’GradyAmpertaine ElginCastleview Felicity
Reserve ChampionDrummin Lente ETJohn McInerneyAmpertaine ElginDrummin Cliona ET

Sponsored by: E.V. Condell Ltd

 

Female Classes

National Limousin Senior Cow In Calf  or In Milk. Born on/before 1/1/14

PlacingExhibitExhibitorSireDam
1stMeelickaduff Honda ETOwen HesterWilodge VantasticEtole
2ndGrangeford Imogen ETGary MorrisseyWilodge CerberusProcters Enya
3rdRoundhill Iondine 1496Bobby O’ConnellElite Forever Brill ETRoundhill Dondine 1074 ET
4thKillcastle Izzy Monique ETA. & P. KellyWilodge VantasticKillcastle Dana Monique ET

Sponsored by: NCBC

Genetic Merit Award winner: Grangeford Imogen ET

 

Meelickaduff Honda ET – Supreme Champion 2017

National Limousin Junior Cow In Calf  or In Milk. Born on/after 1/1/14

PlacingExhibitExhibitorSireDam
1stArdlea Jolene 2Dan TynanEmersonArdlea Erenn

Sponsored by: FBD Insurance

Genetic Merit Award winner: Ardlea Jolene 2

National Junior Cow 2017 – Ardlea Jolene 2

National Limousin Heifer born on/between 1/1/15 and 30/6/16

PlacingExhibitExhibitorSireDam
1stTemplequain KrystalBrendan O’SheaWilodge CerberusArdlea Christable

Sponsored by: Connolly Redmills

Genetic Merit Award winner: Templequain Krystal

Templequain Krystal 

National Limousin Heifer born on/between 1/7/15 and 31/12/15

PlacingExhibitExhibitorSireDam
1stElite Kir ETDan TynanAmpertaine ElginClonmack Fleur
2ndElite Kohana ETDan TynanBrutas HashtagEliteForever 1 ET
3rdArdnacrusha Kylie ETDonal MoloneySympaArdnacrusha Hilarious ET
4thElite Kiah ETGareth McGuinnessAultside HulkCarwin Hillary
5thElite Kimberly ETDan TynanAmpertaine ElginCarwin Hillary

Sponsored by: FBD Insurance

Genetic Merit Award winner: Ardnacrusha Kylie ET

Elite Kir ET

National Limousin Heifer born on/between 1/1/16 and 31/3/16

PlacingExhibitExhibitorSireDam
1stRoundhill Lunanime 1656Bobby O’ConnellElite Ice Cream ETI Unamine 1440
2ndClontown LucyKevin TreanorAmpertaine ForemanMillgate Impulsive

Sponsored by: Bova Genetics

Genetic Merit Award winner: Clontown Lucy

Roundhill Lunanime 1656

National Limousin Heifer born on/between 1/4/16 and 31/8/16

PlacingExhibitExhibitorSireDam
1stAnnaghanne LopezDeclan McCaffreyAmpertaine ForemanWhitehall Emerald
2ndKillcastle Lou Gina ETA. & P. KellyAmpertaine CommanderKillcastle Gina Monique 1 ET
3rdLisnacrann Lady NaomiMichael OliverPowerhouse ItalicTullinacurra Darling Naomi
4thMagheraboy Les HanaJames CoffeyMullary IntrepidMagheraboy Belle
5thMagheraboy LaraJames CoffeyUsseMagheraboy Freda

Sponsored by: Dovea Genetic

Genetic Merit Award winner: Annaghanne Lopez

Annaghanne Lopez

National All Ireland Limousin Heifer born on/between 1/9/16 and 31/10/16

PlacingExhibitExhibitorSireDam
1stRoundhill Langel 1700 ETTim CorridanNetherhall JackpotNetherhall Galaxy
2ndElite Lizzie ETDan TynanCraigatoke JackElite Jacob ET
3rdBrickhill Lana ETMichael McInerneyAmpertaine GigoloBrickhill Jade ET
4thTemplequain Leiona ETBrendan O’SheaAmperatine GigoloDrummin Genevieve ET
5thClew Bay LeisaPadraic GoldenAmpertaine ForemanClew Bay Gerildane

Sponsored by: Arrabawn Co-op & Greenvale Animal Feeds

Genetic Merit Award winner: Clew Bay Laoise

Roundhill Langel 1700 ET

National All Ireland Limousin Heifer born on/between 1/11/16 and 31/12/16

PlacingExhibitExhibitorSireDam
1stGrangeford Lady ETGary MorrisseyAmpertaine ElginGoldies Flojo
2ndKnockcoolkeare Lady Nadia BMicheal RocheGaminWood Road Fate ET
3rdMilan Lindie ETDonie McKeonAmpertaine ForemanMilan Amelie
4thKillcastle Laxi Monique ETA. & P. KellyAmperatine CommanderKillcastle Gina Monique 1 ET
5thLackamore Lulu ETEnda O’GormanAmpertaine GigoloCoolready Iron Lady ET

Sponsored by: Transembryo, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway

Genetic Merit Award winner: Mount Scott Lotto

Grangeford Lady ET

National All Ireland Limousin Heifer born in 2017

PlacingExhibitExhibitorSireDam
1stCarrowclogher MadonnaJack VaheyPlumtree FantasticGlebe Park Ita
2ndKnockcoolkeare MisticMicheal RocheGlorieuxCastleview Gail
3rdBallybrown MasieBobby O’ConnellAchileRoundhill Iondine 1496
4thGrangeford MadonnaGary MorrisseyGrangeford Jojo ETGrangeford Imogen ET
5thRhyne MercedeMark HaganPowerhouse ItalicClonadrum Urselle ET

Sponsored by: Irish Examiner

Genetic Merit Award winner: Grangeford Madonna

Carrowclogher Madonna

National Junior Limousin Female Champion

PlacingExhibitExhibitorSireDam
ChampionRoundhill Langel 1700 ETTim CorridanNetherhall JackpotNetherhall Galaxy
Reserve ChampionElite Lizzie ETDan TynanCraigatoke JackElite Jacob ET

Sponsored by: Buckley’s Supervalu Birr

Reserve Overall Female, National Junior Champion – Roundhill Langel 1700 ET

Reserve National Junior Champion – Elite Lizzie ET

National Senior Limousin Female Champion

PlacingExhibitExhibitorSireDam
ChampionMeelickaduff Honda ETOwen HesterWildoge VantasticEtole
Reserve ChampionTemplequain KrystalBrendan O’SheaWilodge CerberusArdlea Christable

Sponsored by: Kubota UK

Supreme Champion, Overall Female Champion, National Senior Cow- Meelickaduff Honda ET

 

Reserve Senior Heifer & National Heifer born on/between 01/01/15 & 30/06/16 – Templequain Krystal

Overall Female Champion 

PlacingExhibitExhibitorSireDam
ChampionMeelickaduff Honda ETOwen HesterWildoge VantasticEtole
Reserve ChampionRoundhill Langel 1700 ETTim CorridanNetherhall JackpotNetherhall Galaxy

Sponsored by: Irish Examiner

Meelickaduff Honda ET – Supreme Overall Champion 2017

 

Reserve Overall Female & Junior Female Champion – Roundhill Langel 1700 ET 

National All Ireland Pair of Limousin

PlacingAnimal 1Animal 2Exhibitor
1stClew Bay LaoiseClew Bay LeisaPadraic Golden
2ndElite Kiah ETLimestone KahluaGareth McGuinness
3rdClontown MillieClontown Mc KonkeyKevin Treanor
4thArdnacrush KylieArdnacrusha Kit KatDonal Moloney
5thMeenross LordMeenross LeaderJames O’Grady

Sponsored by: Caulfield Industrial, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

 

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