Roscommon show and sale for 2019 was held on Saturday 25th May. The sale met with a clearance of eighty one percent of the bulls presented with an average selling price of €2,673. Judge for the pre-sale show was Orla Curtin of Clarina, Co. Limerick. Orla is a member of the Irish Limousin YMA and is very involved with her families Corcamore pedigree herd.

Wood Road Morgan Et – 1st prize winner €3,500

The top price of €3,500 was reached by two bulls. First at this price was the first prize winning Bavardage son Wood Road Morgan Et from the herd of Noel Fennessy, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick. Morgan’s dam is Noel’s renowned donor French imported cow Claque, her offspring are regular show and sale toppers. With five star ratings in almost all traits and a predicted calving difficulty of 4.5% – Morgan was the pick of Danny Tighe for his herd in Balla, Co. Mayo.

Quilty Limousins Nugget – €3,500

Also at €3,500 was 14 month old Quilty Limousins Nugget from Martin McGannon, Ennis, Co. Clare. Nugget is a son of Mereside Godolphin and the On-dit dam Thomastown Henrietta. Multi-starred Nugget was purchased by local farmer Padraic Ward.

Reserve Senior Champion Currycramp Merc – €3,300

The Reserve Senior Champion Currycramp Merc commanded a selling price of €3,300. Merc has Plumtree Fantastic, Ampertaine Foreman and Navarin in his sire stack. Eighteen month old Merc was bred in Dromod, county Leitrim by Thomas Mulligan. Merc has five star ratings in Terminal index, Docility, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation. Oozing style and class he was purchased by Gerard Ryan from county Wicklow.

Reserve Junior Champion Cappaduff Nightrider – €3,200

Cappaduff Nightrider was one of two bulls to realise €3,200. Nightrider the Reserve Junior Champion was bred by Joe Moran, Claremorris, Co. Mayo. Thirteen month old Nightrider is a son of Keltic Handsome and Cappaduff Abbey (a Mas Du Clo daughter). Nightrider was purchased by Charles Allen, Stradbane, Co. Tyrone.

Ballinascraw Moonshine – 4th prize winner – €3,200

County Kildare based Frank Byrne acquired Ballinascraw Moonshine for €3,200. Moonshine is a 4th prize winning son of Norman Inventor and the Tricot-Mn dam Ballinascraw Jewel. Born in December 2017, Moonshine has an array of five star ratings and the easiest predicted calving figure in the catalogue of 3.3%. Moonshine was bred by John & Stephen Lynch, Ballinalee, Co. Longford.

Green Hill Nico – fourth prize winner – €3,100

Michael Enright from county Kerry purchased fourth prize winner Green Hill Nico for €3,100. Nico has Ewdenvale Ivor, Haltcliffe Underwriter and Otan in his sire stack. He boasts five star ratings in Terminal index, Replacement index, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation. Nico was bred by Mary Mcloughlin, Ballina, Co. Mayo.

Senior Champion Portauns M Bobby – €3,000

Senior Champion Portauns M Bobby sold for €3,000. M Bobby is an eye-catching son of Elderberry Galahad and the Wilodge Cerberus daughter Rathcarden Janice Et. Bred by Laurence and John Lynch, Kilmallock. M Bobby has five star ratings in Terminal index, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation. He was purchased by Denis Coughlan, Ballindine, Co. Mayo.

Carrowclogher Mcgregor – €3,000

Carrowclogher Mcgregor, an Ampertaine Elgin son sold for €3,000. Mcgregor has five star ratings in Terminal index, Replacement index, Docility, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation. He was bred by Sean Vahey, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. He was purchased by Galway based Patrick Burke.

Cross M 408 – First prize winner – €3,000

First prize winner Cross M 408, a son of Plumtree Fantastic also realised €3,000. M 408 was bred in Westport, Co. Mayo by Thomas Feehan. He has five star ratings in Terminal index, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation. He was acquired by a Portlaoise based farmer.

An Athlone based farmer purchased Quilty Limousins Notorious for €3,000. Notorious is a 15 month old son of Ampertaine Foreman. He was bred by Martin McGannon, Ennis. He carries a Terminal index of €175 and a Replacement index of €136.

Millburn Noble – 3rd prize winner – €3,000

Richard O’Beirne, Tuam, Co. Galway accepted €3,000 for his third prize winner Millburn Noble. Fourteen month old Noble has Bavardage, Sympa and Nenuphar in his sire stack. He was acquired by Roscommon based Noel Gill          .

Multi-starred Lough Conn Notable sold for €2,900. Notable is a first prize winning son of Kaprico Eravelle and the home-bred Ionesco dam Lough Conn Kimberly. He was bred in Ballina, Co. Mayo by Richard Hegerty. With five star ratings in almost every trait this young bull was the pick of Sligo based Declan Brennan.

John McInerney, Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co. Clare sold Drummin Magic for €2,800. Magic has Castleview Gazelle, Castleview Virulent and Redstone Rossini in his lineage. With five star ratings in Replacement index, Carcass weight, Carcass conformation and Daughter calving interval, this fourth prize winner returns to county Clare to the herd of Patrick Skehan.

Vivian Judge from county Roscommon purchased second prize winner Brooklands Nodrama from Clive Jennings, Enniskeane, Co. Cork. Nodrama is a son of highly regarded homebred Ronick Hawk son Brooklands F0959 (standing in Dovea AI station with the AI code KJB). He has five star ratings in Terminal index, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation.

Junior Champion Clew Bay Nike 2 – €2,800

The Junior Champion Clew Bay Nike 2 is an outstanding son of Wilodge Joskins and the Malibu dam Thomastown Hafwen. Bred in Westport by Padraic Golden, 16 month old Nike 2 has five star ratings in Terminal index, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation. Nike 2 was purchased by Joseph Flynn from Co. Westmeath.

Sweetwood Nipper, second prize winner – €2,800

Sweetwood Nipper, a second prize winner sold for €2,800. Nipper was bred by Oliver & Cyril Loughlin, Dromahair, Co. Leitrim. He is a son of Sweetwood Grace (a Sympa daughter) and Cloughhead Umpire. Nipper has five star ratings in Docility, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation. He was purchased by Joe Maquire from Westmeath.

Thomas Swaine, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford sold Farmleigh Nemo for €2,750. Nemo is steeped in Farmleigh genetics – his sire is Farmleigh Jager (an Ampertaine Commander son) while his dam Farmleigh Hermymie is a daughter of On-dit. Fifteen month old Nemo has an array of five star ratings. He was purchased by Kilkenny based Joseph Walsh.

Other bull selling prices

Lot No. Exhibitor Price (€) Bull Name Sire Show placing Terminal Index Replacement Index
57 Oliver & Cyril Loughlin 2600 Sweetwood Nova Haltcliffe Gunner 4th €158 €122
5 Matthew Fee 2500 Mullaghboy Mozart Ampertaine Commander 4th €120 €123
9 William Hogan 2500 Oldtown Morris Netherhall Jackpot 2nd €135 €93
24 Michael Hickey 2500 Melwood Max Usse 4th €150 €135
25 Patsy Creighton 2500 Aloor Mongo Fieldson Alfy 3rd €124 €84
40 Alan Fitzgerald 2500 Hudson Maachah Bavardage 3rd €134 €123
46 Seamus Keady 2500 Shanna Noah Lodge Hamlet 2nd €168 €65
63 Stanley Richardson 2500 Newtown Nice Guy Cameos 2nd €147 €89
12 John Butler 2400 Maryglen Marty Usse   €131 €147
45 Michael Mc Keown 2400 Currane Narro Ampertaine Elgin   €131 €43
54 Thomas Swaine 2400 Farmleigh Nelson Farmleigh Jager   €152 €97
69 Paddy Farrell 2400 Sheemore Natan 537 Plumtree Fantastic 3rd €141 €114
77 John Flanagan 2400 Lochanboy Nobel Lodge Hamlet   €132 €86
4 Thomas Feehan 2300 Cross M 395 Mas Du Clo   €138 €30
16 John McInerney 2300 Drummin Mint Ampertaine Commander 2nd €131 €130
70 Michael Mc Keown 2250 Currane Nelson Ampertaine Foreman   €141 €99
49 Ms Mary Tarpey 2200 Boyanagh Nelson Ampertaine Commander   €149 €148
74 Richard Hegerty 2100 Lough Conn Natural Bavardage 4th €151 €153
68 John Flanagan 2000 Lochanboy Nave Lochanboy Kenny 2   €99 €64
78 John Flanagan 2000 Lochanboy Norman 2 Goldies Jackpot 3rd €143 €123


Champion Female Meelickaduff Muffin – unsold

Champion Female was awarded to Meelickaduff Muffin an Ampertaine Commander daughter from the herd of Michael Hester, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. Muffin’s dam in the Ferry daughter Kiltartan Unity. Muffin left the ring unsold.

Reserve Champion Female Mullaghboy Marie was bed by Matthew Fee, Corrawallen, Co. Leitrim. Marie has Chatelain, Wilodge Cerberus and Gamin in her sire stack. She failed to meet her reserve and left the ring unsold.

Keltic Herd draft sale

Teleri Thomas of the highly regarded Keltic herd offered a consignment of heifers for sale after the society sale. There was keen interest in the bloodlines on offer which resulted in a 100% clearance.

Top price of €3,600 went to Keltic Molly a daughter of Kaprico Eravelle and Keltic Jess (an Ampertaine Commander daughter). Molly was born in September 2017, she was purchased by Thomas Flaherty.

Selling at €3,300 was Keltic Milly, the twin sister of top-priced Molly. Milly was purchased by Eddie Lynch.

€3,100 was paid by Gerard Feeley for Keltic Maeve, an in-calf daughter of Cameos and the Attirant dam Keltic Glamourqueen. Cameos was sold in calf to Keltic Handsome (OKH).

Keltic Noblequeen sold for €2,900. Noblequeen has Castleview Gazelle, Wilodge Cerberus and Mas Du Clo in her sire stack. She was acquired by Vincent O’Sullivan.

€2,300 was paid by Thomas Flaherty for Keltic Meg. This in calf heifer is a daughter of Haltcliffe Gunner. She is in calf to OKH.

At the same price was Keltic Mabon. This August 2017 born heifer has Kaprico Eravelle, Cloughhead Lord and Greenwell Manager in her lineage. She was purchased by Michael Sexton.

Vincent O’Sullivan also acquired Keltic Madiva for €2,200. Madiva is a daughter of Keltic Handsome and the Ampertaine Foreman dam Keltic Joliediva.

€2,000 was top call for Keltic Manon and in calf daughter of OKH. Thomas Flaherty purchased Manon.

Brendan Hanley purchased Keltic Mesen (a Tomschoice Ironstone daughter) for €2,000.

The Keltic Isaac daughter Keltic Marigold was purchased by Eamon Donoghue for €1,900.

The youngest heifer on offer 12 month old Keltic Nectar was purchased by Martin Mannion for €1,450. Nectar has Castleview Gazelle, Homebyres Vistor and Ronick Hawk in her sire stack.

Many thanks to all purchasers here in Roscommon – we wish you well with your acquisitions. Thanks to our auctioneer George, stewards Donal and Brendan. Many thanks to the management and staff in Roscommon mart for all your assistance and support.

Auctioneer George Candler

The next society show and sale will be held on Friday evening the 31st May in Granard, Co. Longford. The show starts at 4.30 with the sale starting at 7pm. The Catalogue of 19 bulls and 1 heifer can be viewed by clicking here.

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