Reserve Senior Champion Sliabh Felim Mourinho – €11,000

Sliabh Felim Mourinho, an outstanding Kaprico Eravelle son topped the May Premier Show and Sale when he sold for the sales highest price of €11,000 in Roscrea Mart on Saturday 11th May 2019. Bred in Cappamore, Co. Limerick by Sean Ryan, Mourinho was born in August 2017 to the homebred Bavardage daughter Sliabh Felim Jenny. The second son of Jenny to come to market he outshone his brother’s achievement of last year, Sliabh Felim Leo was tapped out as Champion and sold for the Tullamore Sale highest price of €5,000. Mourinho was Larry Crilly’s (the show judge) pick as Reserve Senior Champion – the Champion also coming from the same class, he caught the eye of several discerning bidders, with his eventual buyer being Mr. Ian Nimmo of the noted Maraiscote herd based in Bogside Farm, North Lanarkshire, Scotland. The Nimmo family are regular visitors to these shores and have in the past purchased their stock sires in Roscrea. Mourinho, along with being very eye-catching also boasted five star ratings in almost all traits coupled with a Muscle score of 139 and a skeletal score of 118.

Second prize winner Clonbonny Nenuphar – €6,200

€6,200 secured the eye-catching 13 month old Clonbonny Nenuphar for Paraic Fagan’s Westmeath based herd. Nenuphar a second prize winner came to the ring with five star ratings in Terminal index, Replacement index, Docility, Carcass weight, Carcass conformation and Daughter calving. Nenuphar was bred in Athlone, Co. Westmeath by Tony Hartnett. His dam Gerrygullinane Jodi – excelled on the show circuit winning at many shows as a heifer. Jodi has Fieldson Alfy and Nimbus-Mn in her sire stack. 

Reserve Junior Champion Brackan Nacho – €5,600

Brackan Nacho from the herd of Padraig Gormley, Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim claimed the Junior Reserve Championship. Born on St. Patrick’s Day 2018, this classy young bull is a son of Gerrygullinane Glen and the Plumtree Deus daughter Esker-Hill Jacintha Et. Last year in Roscommon show and sale Nacho’s maternal brother Brackan Major also took the Reserve Championship and sold for the sales top price. With an array of five star ratings Nacho was the pick of an overseas customer for €5,600.

Second prize winner Killcastle Macgregor Et – €5,400

Second prize winner Killcastle Macgregor Et sold for €5,400. Macgregor was bred in Moate, Co. Westmeath by A & P Kelly. His dam Killcastle Gina Monique 1 Et is a consistent exceptional breeder. His sire is the legendary Ideal 23. With five star indexes in Terminal Index, Replacement index, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation, 18 month old Macgregor was purchased by Hugh Brady for his Cavan based herd.

Junior Champion Foyle View Nintendo – €5,200

The Junior Champion Foyle View Nintendo came from the yard of Charles Duddy, Lifford, Co. Donegal. Nintendo is a January 2018 born son of Norman Ely and the Sylvandene Defoe daughter Erne Ladykiller. Paul McPadden from Offaly paid €5,200 for Nintendo.

Ballinascraw Mcgregor – €5,000

Ballinascraw Mcgregor from the herd of John & Stephen Lynch, Ballinalee, Co. Longford sold for €5,000. Mcgregor has a 5-star Replacement index value of €221 (to date the highest Limousin Replacement index recorded by ICBF), along with 5-star indexes in all other traits. Mcgregor is a son of Kaprico Eravelle and the Ampertaine Commander daughter Ballinascraw Golden Girl. David Coyne acquired Mcgregor for his Tipperary based herd.

First prize winner Coraghy Maximilian Et – €4,500

Commanding a selling price of €4,500 was first prize winner Coraghy Maximilian Et. Born in September 2017, Maximilian has Ampertaine Gigolo, Objat and Wilodge Vantastic in his sire stack. He was bred by Thomas O’Harte, Clones, Co. Monaghan and was purchased by dual purchasers the O’Sullivan family of Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry to run with their sizable suckler herd.

First prize winner Newtown Newman – €4,000

Also acquired by the O’Sullivan family was first prize winner Newtown Newman. Bred in Newtowngore, Co. Leitrim by Stanley Richardson – Newman has Netherhall Jackpot, Wilodge Cerberus and Cloughhead Lord in his pedigree. Newman has five star ratings in Terminal index, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation. He was secured for €4,000.

First prize winner Magheraboy Maverick – €3,900

James Coffey, Ballaghaderreen, Co. Mayo accepted €3,900 for his outstanding first prize winner Magheraboy Maverick. November 2017 born Maverick enjoyed a very successful show season in 2018. He is a son of Mullary Intrepid and the home-bred Neuf dam Magheraboy Carol. Maverick was purchased by Tom Fogarty, Co. Tipperary.

Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick based breeder Diarmuid O’Riordan took home €3,750 for Glenashrone Magnus. Multi-starred Magnus has Ampertaine Foreman, Pelletstown Excel and Honeylodge Admiral in his sire stack. Magnus was purchased by a UK based farmer.

Martin Killen, Mullagh, Co. Clare presented second prize winner Springvalley Noisin. Sixteen month old Noisin is a son of Ampertaine Gigolo and Springvalley Johanna. William Neale purchased Noisin for €3,700.

Fourth prize winner Grange Mark sold for €3,500. Mark is a son of Queenshead Altea and the Wilodge Goldcard dam Grange Jenny. With a very low predicted calving difficulty, Mark was the choice of John Power, Co. Waterford. Mark was bred by Michael Connellan, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon.

Other bull selling prices


Bull Name




Show Placing

19 Roundhill Mel Et €3,400 Timothy Corridan Elite Ice Cream Et  
46 Glenford Nova €3,350 Kelly Stephenson Goldies Jackpot First prize winner
14 Brookland Mac €3,200 Ahey Bridge Farms Limited Ampertaine Foreman  
36 Paircalassa Micky €3,200 John Declan O’Regan Grangeford Jojo Et  
17 Grangeford Maximus €3,100 Gary Morrissey Ampertaine Foreman Third prize winner
34 Woodview M 1174 €3,000 David Abbott Gamin  
39 Woodview M 1178 €3,000 David Abbott Kaprico Eravelle  
41 Clonagh Mince Meat €3,000 Garreth T Behan Wilodge Joskins Second prize winner
47 Roundhill Nero 2 €3,000 Timothy Corridan Bavardage  
51 Clonagh Nutcracker €2,900 Garreth T Behan Goldies Jackpot  
56 Roundhill Nelson €2,900 Timothy Corridan Roundhill Hamlet Third prize winner
63 Woodview N 1182 €2,850 David Abbott Kaprico Eravelle  
70 The Grove Farm Nazareth €2,850 Bernard Garrett Ewdenvale Ivor Third prize winner
77 Galbally Nick 1368 €2,850 Trevor Masterson Cameos  
26 Ballylin Massey €2,800 Brian Frawley Keltic Handsome Third prize winner
31 Wood Road Maximus €2,800 Noel Fennessy Wood Road Harvey Et First prize winner
42 Townleyhall Mozart €2,800 Derek Russell Tomschoice Ironstone  
69 Knockcoolkeare Nice Boy €2,800 Michael Roche Norman Inventor Second prize winner
65 Elite Noah Et €2,700 Daniel Tynan Gamin  
74 Clonguish Noel €2,700 Joseph Mcgarry Queenshead Altea Third prize winner
58 Copperdoor Nathan €2,600 Michael Brady On-Dit  
61 Esker-Hill Nemo (Et) €2,600 Padraig Brady Gerrygullinane Glen Second prize winner
68 Copperdoor Nile €2,600 Michael Brady Wilodge Cerberus  
4 Shannon Mack Et €2,500 Sarah Mcelligott Ampertaine Foreman  
18 Clonagh Mighty Amn €2,500 Garreth T Behan Wilodge Joskins Fourth prize winner
33 Galbally Maxwell 1352 €2,500 Trevor Masterson Kaprico Eravelle  
43 Carrefour Mario €2,500 John Kenny Ampertaine Foreman  
60 Castleview Newday €2,500 Sean O’Sullivan Ronick Hawk Fourth prize winner
67 Esker-Hill Noah Et €2,500 Padraig Brady Trueman Jagger Fourth prize winner
40 Townleyhall Mercury €2,400 Derek Russell Tomschoice Ironstone  
62 Mullary Noah €2,400 Michael Molloy Castleview Gringo Et  
73 Galbally Nevada 1367 €2,300 Trevor Masterson Lodge Hamlet  
13 Cosy Farm Morris €2,200 Bernard Garrett Elite Ice Cream Et Second prize winner
11 Carrefour Magnum Et €2,100 John Kenny Wilodge Vantastic  

Senior Champion Coraghy Monkeytricks Et – Unsold

The Senior Champion Coraghy Monkeytricks Et, is a son of Ampertaine Foreman and the imported dam Dinmore Latena. Monkeytricks was bred by Thomas O’Harte, Clones, Co. Monaghan. He left the ring unsold having failed to reach his reserve.

Female show & sale

Champion Female Esker-Hill Mia Et – €2,750

A number of heifers were also offered for sale with the top price of €2,750 going to the Champion Female Esker-Hill Mia Et. Mia is a daughter of Trueman Jagger and the Wilodge Cerberus donor dam Newtown Harriet. Born in November 2017, Mia was Larry Crilly’s pick as Champion Female. Mia was bred by Padraig Brady, Ballinalee, Co. Longford. She was purchased by Christina Loughran for her herd based in Tyrone.

Reserve Female Champion Esker-Hill Mamamia Et – €2,500

Lot 87. The Reserve Female Champion was also bred by Padraig Brady. Esker-Hill Mamamia Et is a maternal sister to the Champion but is sired by Ampertaine Elgin. Mamamia was purchased by Ann Dalton from Laois.

Lot 100. Brian Frawley of the Ballylin pedigree herd purchased second prize winner Royal County Naomi. This heifer – the youngest on offer – is a daughter of Plumtree Fantastic. She was bred by Thomas & Shane O’Loughlin, Dunboyne, Co. Meath. Her selling price was €2,400.

LotHeifer namePriceExhibitorSireShow placing
81Cillcon Lucy€2,200John MoloneyFieldson AlfyThird prize winner
83Liss Lorna€2,100Martin DohertyCastleview Gringo Et
Second prize winner
91Brooklands Mel€2,000
Clive Jennings
Lodge Hamlet
99Mullary Nigella€2,000Michael MolloyGoldies JackpotFourth prize winner
95Esker-hill Marie €1,8000Padraig BradyTrueman Jagger
97Mullary Neptune€1,800Michael MolloyAmpertaine CommanderThird prize winner

Thank you

We would like to express our gratitude to Mr. Larry Crilly for very kindly judging the pre-sale show. Larry runs the Shanhill pedigree Limousin herd in Newry, Co. Down. After judging Larry commented:

I was honoured and delighted to be asked to judge this Premier show and sale. I was presented with absolutely super cattle in all classes particularly at the top end. I would like to thank the society for inviting me to judge here today and to wish all breeders and purchasers the very best. 

The next society show and sale is in Roscommon on Saturday the 25th of May, six days later Granard mart in Co. Longford will host our last spring show and sale at 7pm on the 31st of May.

Every good wish to all purchasers of Limousin livestock.

Thank you to our auctioneers George and Denis, our stewards Michael Gunn, Michael Oliver and Tom Jackson. 

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