Athenry December 2023 sale topper Killcastle Tyson Et €4,500

The final sale of 2023 took place in Athenry mart on Saturday the 9th of December. An average price of €3,358 was met with a clearance rate 62.5%. Judging the pre-sale show was Sean Moroney of Corofin, Co. Clare. Sean runs the Ballykinncurra pedigree herd.

Lot 22 Topping the sale at €4,500 was the first prize winner KILLCASTLE TYSON ET. This May 2022 born bull was bred by Alan and Paul Kelly, Moate, Westmeath. Tyson is an embryo son of Whinfellpark Lomu and the donor dam Killcastle Gina Monique 1 Et. His dam, whose pedigree includes Wilodge Vantastic and Mas du Clo, has produced many show winners. Tyson has a five star Terminal index of €142, along with five star ratings in Docility, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation. Tyson was purchased by a Galway based farmer.

Lot 4. Third prize winner BALLINRAHIN TOMMY secured a selling price of €4,400. Tommy was bred by Michael Malone, Ballickmoyler, Laois. February 2022 born Tommy has Claragh Neymar, Wilodge Tonka and Sarkley Volt in his sire stack. Tommy came to the ring with five star ratings in Terminal index, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation. Tommy heads to a farm in Portlaoise.

Lot 27. Multi-starred third prize winner RUAN TERENCE also realised €4,400. Terence was bred by Sean Lyons, Ardroon, Co. Clare. His sire Milan Marciano is a son of Wilodge Tonka while his dam Ruan Kurdy has Grahams Unbeatable and Honeylodge Admiral in her sire stack. Terence is heading to a new home in county Mayo.


Lot 11. Sean Garrett, Ballycastle, Mayo presented the first prize winning Telefers Munster son AMMAGHMORE TITAN at the sale. Titan has an array of five star ratings including Replacement Index at €144 and Terminal index of €155. His dam Ammaghmore Miss Marple has Ampertaine Foreman and Rocky in her lineage. Titan was acquired by a Wicklow based purchaser for €4,300.


Lot 40. Second prize winner SHEEMORE TRENDSETTER bred by Paddy Farrell, Carrick On Shannon, Leitrim sold for €4,200. Trendsetter is a son of Whiskey Infinity and the home bred dam Sheemore Koolucy. With five star ratings in almost all traits. Trendsetter was the pick of a Galway based purchaser.


Lot 3. The first bull into the ring was fourth prize winner MALBAY STORM from the Miltown Malbay based herd of Noreen Murrihy. Storm is a son of the renowned Plumtree Fantastic. His dam Castleview Linda is a daughter of Ampertaine Gigolo. Storm boasts five star ratings in Replacement index, Terminal index, Carcass conformation and Daughter calving internal. The hammer fell at €4,000 for December 2021 born STORM.


Lot 54. The eye-catching Bel Orient son KNOCKCOOLKEARE TYSON took the red ribbon in his class before selling for €4,000 to a Galway based suckler farmer. Tyson’s dam Lady Nadia was no stranger to show success having enjoyed a successful show career as a calf . Lady Nadia is a daughter of Bova AI’s Gamin. Multi-starred Tyson was bred by Michael Roche, Mount Collins, Limerick.

Reserve Champion BOULA TELFERS – €3,900

Lot 9. The Reserve Champion BOULA TELFERS was secured by a Clare purchaser for €3,900. Telefers is a striking son of Telefers Munster and the Wilodge Cerberus dam Boula Nicole. Twenty month old Telefers has a Replacement index of €107 and a five star Terminal index of €143. Telfers was bred in Corofin by Peter O’Loughlin.

Lot 35. The second bull on offer from Sean Lyons RUAN TIGER sold for €3,700. Tiger is an 18 month old son of Milan Marciano. Tiger was acquired by a Galway based purchaser.

Lot 46. Two bulls sold for €3,500. First at this price was MILAN TRAVIS from the Enniscrone, Sligo based herd of Donal McKeon. Placed fourth in his class in the pre-sale show, this August 2022 born bull has Abot Mn, Loosebeare Fantastic and Malibu in his sire stack. Multi-starred Travis was acquired by a county Clare based Limousin breeder.

Lot 50. SKEHANA TOMBOY was the second bull to realise €3,500. Tomboy was bred by Martin Hansberry, Menlough, Galway. His pedigree includes Loyal, Elderberry Galahad and Elite Flag. With an array of five star ratings Tomboy was the pick of a Roscommon based farmer.

Champion Athenry sale December 2023 TOWNLEYHALL  TASTY

Champion in the showring was TOWNLEYHALL  TASTY from Derek Russell,  Drogheda, Louth. Tasty is  a son of Ironda and the Tomschoice Imperial daughter Townleyhall  Mavis. Tasty left the sales ring unsold.

Other prices

Lot Selling price Name Sire Placing
32 €3,300 Sheemore Touchdown Whiskey Infinity 3rd
47 €3,200 Shannon Tistou Nimbus-Mn
6 €3,100 Glore Tom Ewdenvale Ivor
21 €3,000 Keltic Toby Keltic Handsome 2nd
44 €3,000 Keltic Torobello Keltic Handsome 1st
37 €2,950 Shannon Topgun Ampertaine Metric
57 €2,900 Derra Ted Queenshead Altea 2nd
23 €2,800 Ammaghmore Thrill Seeker Gamin
45 €2,800 Corcamore Tiffin Ix 2nd
49 €2,700 Skehana Tim Loyal 3rd
31 €2,500 Hudson Tanko (Et) Bavardage
48 €2,500 Corcamore Theo Edakkya
14 €2,400 Hudson Timmy Haltcliffe Dancer 3rd
51 €2,400 Corcamore Toro Jt



Many thanks to the management and staff of Athenry mart, thanks also to George Candler our auctioneer and to our judge Sean. We are indebted to our stewards Ann Hester, Brid Cronin and Michael Phillips. Many thanks to Alfie Shaw – Photographer.

Best wishes to all purchasers. Our first sale of 2024 will take place in Roscrea mart on bank holiday Monday the 1st of April.

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Keltic Torobello – €3,000


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