The much anticipated National Finals of the YMA took place at Cappamore Show on Saturday 17th August. With five club teams consisting of 19 competitors the judges had a mighty challenge. The club teams were from South East, North East, Cork, South West and North West. First task after registration for the competitors was judging four young bulls – many thanks to the exhibitors for allowing their cattle to be used for the class. Once judging cards were submitted, each competitor went before a panel of three to explain their reasons – this panel was Master Judge Richard O’Beirne, Gerry Doody and Paul Sykes.

Showing of cattle was the next element, with cattle given at random and shown (as in a regular show class) to the Master Judge.

The scores were than tallied with the results as follows:

1stMichelle TarpeyAidan Kinahan
2ndElenor ReillyMaeve Curtin
3rdJack CroninSarah Murray

The team selected to represent Irish Limousin at the Anglo Irish YMA finals is:

  • Aidan Kinahan
  • Michelle Tarpey
  • Maeve Curtin
  • Elenor Reilly

Irish Limousin YMA team 2019

In the team competition the results were:

1stNorth West – Michelle Tarpery, Jack Cronin, Brian Phillips & Linda O’Hara
2ndSouth West – Aidan Kinahan, Maeve Curtin, Oisin McNamara & Conor McNamara
3rdCork – Jeff Wycherley, Michael Wycherley, Tara Buckley & Evan Buckley
4thNorth East – Elenor Reilly, Leah Mullen, James Russell & Shannon Murphy
5thSouth East – Sarah Murray, Ciara Malone & Kenzie Stephens

Well done to all competitors.

Many thanks to the club area YMA coordinators and to Philip Crowe (National Coordinator. Thank you to the exhibitors for allowing their cattle to be used for the competition.

We are indebted to our judges – Richard O’Beirne, Gerry Doody & Paul Sykes. Score adjudicators Michael Gunn and Philip Crowe.

Best wishes to our team at the Anglo Irish Finals in Elphin show in two weeks time.

Well done to all competitors at the National YMA finals 2019


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