Patrickswell in county Limerick was the venue for Limerick Show 2018 on Sunday the 26th August. Undertaking judging duties was Marie Louise Ryan from Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Marie Louise is well known in cattle showing and breeding circles. From a very young age she has being involved with the families Gold Star pedigree Charolais herd, since her teens she has helped out with the Roundhill herd of Tim and Doreen Corridan. She is now a qualified Vet and works in a very busy mixed practice in Co. Cavan. Sponsors for the Limousin classes were: Kilpeacon Agricultural Contractors, MSD Animal Health, Roches Feeds and the Irish Limousin Cattle Society.
Champion Limousin went to Bobby O’Connell’s cow and calf pair – Roundhill Iondine 1496 and Ballybrown Nina. Iondine 1496 is a daughter of Elite Forever Brill, her calf Nina is a February born daughter of Castleview Gazelle.
Standing in Reserve was Elite Kelda Et, an Aultside Hulk daughter exhibited by John and Noel Smyth, Mountnugent, Co. Cavan.
Limousin Champion Limerick Show 2018
Champion Limousin 2018 at Limerick Show – Roundhill Iondine 1496
Reserve Champion Limousin at Limerick show 2018 – Elite Kelda Et
Commenting after the show Marie Louise said: It was a pleasure to judge here in Limerick show today. While the number of cattle was small in most of the Limousin classes the quality throughout was excellent. I was privileged to give both Champion and Reserve to two cows with calves at foot. Thank you very much to Limerick show and to all the exhibitors here today.
|Champion||Roundhill Iondine 1496||Bobby O’Connell||01/11/2013||Elite Forever Brill Et||Roundhill Dondine 1074 (Et)|
|Reserve Champion||Elite Kelda Et||Noel & John Smyth||17/09/2015||Aultside Hulk||Carwin Hillery|
Limousin Classes at Limerick Show 2018
Class 92. Limousin Cow in milk or in calf born prior to 1/9/14
|1st||Bobby O’Connell||Roundhill Iondine 1496||01/11/2013||Elite Forever Brill ET||Roundhill Dondine 1074 ET|
Roundhill Iondine 1496 marching on to win her class at Limerick show 2018
Class 93. Limousin Female born on or between 1/9/15 and 31/8/16
|1st||Elite Kelda Et||Noel & John Smyth||17/09/2015||Aultside Hulk||Carwin Hillery|
|2nd||Roundhill Lunanime 1656||Bobby O’Connell||02/02/2016||Elite Ice Cream Et||Roundhill Iunamine 1440|
Elite Kelda Et with her young bull calf Greeve Noble at foot
Class 94. Limousin Heifer born on or between 1/9/16 and 31/8/17
|1st||Cush Mullary||William Gubbins||15/01/2017||Mullary Intrepid||Cush Grainne|
Class 95. Limousin Heifer calf, born on or between 1/9/17 and 31/12/17
|1st||Cillcon Majestic||John Moloney||Wilodge Cerberus||Raquette|
|2nd||Cush Mo Chara||A. & S. Kinahan||Mas Du Clo||Olympe|
Class 96. Limousin Bull calf, born on or after 1/1/18
|1st||Springvalley Noisin||Kieran Kileen||08/01/2018||Ampertaine Gigolo||Springvalley Johanna|
Class 97. Limousin Heifer calf, born on or after 1/1/18
|1st||Ballybrown Nina||Bobby O’Connell||14/02/2018||Castleview Gazelle||Roundhill Iondine|
|2nd||Meelickaduff New York||Michael Hester||30/01/2018||Plumtree Fantastic||Meelickaduff Cloe|
Class 98. Limousin Bull calf, born on or between 1/9/17 and 31/12/17
|1st||Wood Road Mitch Et||Noel Fennessy||01/09/2017||Gerrygullinane Glen||Claque|
|2nd||Roundhill Mel Et||Timothy Corridan||01/11/2017||Elite Ice Cream Et||Roundhill I Unanime 1440|
|3rd||Meelickaduff Mchale Et||Owen Hester||08/09/2017||Ampertaine Elgin||Meelickaduff Honda Et|
|4th||Wood Road Malachy Et||Noel Fennessy||01/09/2017||Sympa||Claque|
|5th||Roundhill Marvel||Alan McNulty||15/09/17||Bavardage||Roundhill Fleny 1263|
Wood Road Mitch Et
We would like to express our gratitude to all exhibitor’s at Limerick Show. Thanks to our judge Marie Lousie and stewards Brendan and Peter.
A big thank you to our sponsors Kilpeacon Agricultural Contractors, MSD Animal Health, Roches Feeds and the Irish Limousin Cattle Society, your support is greatly appreciated.
Lineup of first prize winners at Limerick Show 2018
Lineup of young bulls at Limerick show 2018
Elite Kelda Et – going through her paces for show judge Marie Louise Ryan
Pairs class at Limerick Show 2018 – Limousin bulls from Noel Fennessy in second place with Limousin cattle from William Gubbins in third place.
Limousin was well represented in the Interbreed class at Limerick show, which was won by Meelickaduff McHale Et presented by Owen Hester, with Noel Fennessy’s Wood Road Mitch Et in second.