The 64th Annual Cappamore show was held on Saturday 18th August in Portnard, Cappamore, Co. Limerick. A bumper entry in 89 cattle classes saw exhibitors travelling from near and far for what is one of the countries most prestigious shows.

Last weeks National Show Female Champion – Foxhillfarm Naughtybutnice continued on her winning ways – she claimed the Limousin Championship and the Overall Show champion title – a hotly contested feature where the champions across all beef breeds come together to compete for the coveted “Beef Champion” sash. Naughtybutnice is a January 2017 born daughter of Neuf and Wilodge Vantastic. She was exhibited by the McInerney family of Newmarket On Fergus, Co. Clare.

The first class of the day was the Inter Breed Calf class for both male and females calves born on/between 1st Sept. 2017 and 31st Dec. 2017. Judging this keenly contested class was Richard O’Beirne of the renowned Millburn herd, which is based in Tuam, Co. Galway. This class was won by Noel Fennessy’s Wood Road Malachy Et, an embryo son of Sympa and Noel’s donor cow Claque. Second place also went to Limousin – this time to Wood Road Marc Et, Gerrygullinane Glen X Claque. Wood Road Malachy Et was awarded first place in the Sept. bull class and was crowned Reserve Limousin Champion.

Interbreed lineup for cattle born Sept. 2017 to 31st Dec. 2017

In the Inter Breed Calf class for calves born in 2018 – second place went to John Hickey for Brookland Nadine. In fourth place was Micheal Roche’s Knockcoolkeare Nice Girl.

The Limousin classes were judged by Kieran Killeen, Mullagh, Co. Clare. Kieran along with his father Martin run the Springvalley Limousin herd. Speaking after the show Kieran said:

It was a honour to judge her in Cappamore today. I was presented with exceptional Limousin cattle in all classes. I would like to complement the exhibitors on the tremendous cattle here today.


Cappamore Show Limousin Champion 2018

Name of AnimalSireDamExhibitor
ChampionFoxhillfarm NaughtybutniceNeufFoxhillfarm IzzyJohn McInerney
Reserve ChampionWood Road Malachy EtSympaClaqueNoel Fennessy

Presentation of the Tipperary Cup to the McInerney family for the Beef Champion at Cappamore show 2018. The Champion is Foxhillfarm Naughtybutnice.

Class 54. Pedigree Limousin Male born on/after 1st Sept. 2017

Name of AnimalSireDamExhibitor
1stWood Road Malachy EtSympaClaqueNoel Fennessy
2ndWood Road Marc EtGerrygullinane GlenClaqueNoel Fennessy
3rdCarbery MercuryRoundhill Saturn EtCarbery ElenaKeith Vickery
4thWood Road Mitch EtGerrygullinane GlenClaqueNoel Fennessy
5thRoundhill MarvelBavardageRoundhill Fleny 1263PJ McNulty

Sponsor: LCFE

Class 55. Pedigree Limousin Female born on/after 1st Sept. 2017

Name of AnimalSireDamExhibitor
1stBrookland MaggieWilodge CerberusBrookland IsabellaJohn & Tom Hickey
2ndCillcon MajesticWilodge CerberusRaquetteJohn Moloney
3rdArdnacrusha MercedesWilodge JoskinsEtoleDonal Moloney
4thCush Mo CharaMas du CloOlympeWm. Gubbins

Sponsor: Irish Limousin Cattle Society

Class 56. Pedigree Limousin Male born on/after 1st Jan. 2018

Name of AnimalSireDamExhibitor
1stFarrenderry NoelWilodge VantasticPrime Girl EtTom Maher

Sponsor: Dovea AI

Class 57. Pedigree Limousin Female born on/after 1st Jan. 2018

Name of AnimalSireDamExhibitor
1stBrookland NadineElite Ice Cream ETBrookland FairladyJohn & Tom Hickey
2ndKnockcoolkeare Nice GirlElite Ice Cream EtKnockcoolkeare IsabelMicheal Roche
3rdBallybrown NinaCastleview GazelleRoundhill Iondine 1456Bobby O’Connell

Sponsor: FBD

Class 58. Pedigree Limousin Female born on/between 1st Sept. 2016 and 31st August 2017

Name of AnimalSireDamExhibitor
1stFoxhillfarm NaughtybutniceNeufFoxhillfarm IzzyJohn McInerney
2ndKnockcoolkeare Miss Nadia BElite Ice Cream EtWood Road IngridMicheal Roche
3rdKnockcoolkeare MisticGlorieuxCastleview GailMicheal Roche
4thCush MullaryMullary IntrepidCush GrainneWm. Gubbins

Sponsor: Gerard Mitchell M.C.C,

Class 59. Pedigree Limousin Female born before 31st August 2017

Name of AnimalSireDamExhibitor
1stRoundhill Iondine 1496Elite Forever Brill EtRoundhill Dondine 1074Bobby O’Connell

Sponsor: Liam Tolan


Pairs competition: Topping top off a great days showing for Noel Fennessy, his two September born bulls Wood Road Malachy and Marc also won the keenly contested Pairs competition. Standing second was Micheal Roche’s Knockcoolkeare Mistic and Miss Nadia B. This competition was sponsored by Carr Construction.


Presentation of the Cullina Perpetual Cup to Noel Fennessy by Richard O’Beirne for the best Pair of Animals at Cappamore Show 2018.


Wood Road Malachy Et – winner of the Cappanuke Perpetual cup – Inter-breed winner

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