Pictured above:  Supreme, Overall & Senior Female Champion, Glenford Royalty 

The Tullamore Show returned in style on Sunday, August 14th, with thousands of farmers enjoying the showring buzz and the high temperature. Mr. Craig Ridley from Cumbria was tasked with the difficult job of judging, with some 23 classes taking place on the day itself.

Diving straight into the results, it was a day that PJ McGrath and Kelly Stephenson won’t forget in a hurry. The Wicklow-based breeders took home first prizewinner in class 72 with their heifer – Glenford Royalty – before taking the female championship. She was eventually tapped out as the overall Limousin champion in the last class of the day. She is sired by Plumtree Fantastic out of Baileys Minnie.

Meath-based breeder also had a day to remember on Sunday. His heifer – Millbrook Tanya, sired by Ampertaine Foreman – took home the junior female championship and the reserve overall Limousin champion title. Willie also bred the junior reserve female champion – Millbrook Senkorita.

Clontown Rudy – a heifer bred by Kevin and Stephen Treanor – took home senior reserve female champion; Rudy is sired by Ampertaine Gigalo.

Turning to the male division, it was the Connell brothers who were awarded both the junior and overall male champion with their bull, Carrickmore Schumacher Et – a son of well-known sire Sympa.

Overall Male & Junior Male Champion, Carrickmore Schumacher Et

The junior reserve champion, Hurricane Scatman Et, was bred by Daire O’Meara; this bull is sired by Ampertaine Foreman.  Creenagh Rocko – bred by Joe Logan and exhibited by Gareth McGuinness took home the reserve male champion and senior male champion titles. Rocko is sired by Mereside Godolphin. Reserve senior male champion was awarded to Castlebrock Stirling – an Ampertaine Orkney sired bull bred by Martin Davis.

Other results

Class 58 & 59: Limousin Young Handler

The first class of the day was won by William Collins with Ballybrown Torro, while Elanor Reilly won first prize in class 59 with Rockstar Sconic Et.

Class 61: National Pedigree Registered Limousin Bull Born on/between 01.01.21 and 30.04.21

This class was won by David Cogan with his bull, Clooncara Showman and sired by Ampertaine Majestic.

Class 64: National Pedigree Registered Limousin Bull Born on/between 01.11.21 and 31.12.21

First prizewinner was awarded to Willie Smith, for his bull Millbrook Sydney. He is sired by Ideal 23 out of Millbrook Naughtey Spice.

Class 65: National All Ireland Limousin Bull Born in 2022

Bobby O’Connell brought home the red rosette in this class with his bull, Ballybrown Torro – a son of Plumtree Fantastic.

Class 69: National Pedigree Registered Limousin Senior Cow In Calf or In Milk. Born before 01.01.19 (Calf at foot must be born on/after 01.01.22)

Another first prize for Willie Smith in this class with Millbrook Nenya.

Class 70: National Pedigree Registered Limousin Junior Cow In Calf or In Milk. Born before 01.01.19 (Calf at foot must be born on/after 01.01.22)

Roundhill Punanime Et was awarded first in this class. She was bred by Bobby O’Connell.

Class 73: National Pedigree Registered Limousin Heifer Born on/between 01.01.21 and 31.03.21

Ballybrown Sophie took top honours here – again bred by Bobby O’Connell.

Class 75: National Pedigree Registered Limousin Heifer Born on/between 01.09.21 and 31.10.21

This class was won by William Smith with his heifer, Millbrook Siabh.

Class 76: National All Ireland Limousin Heifer Born on/between 01.11.21 and 31.12.21

Philip Dunne, with his heifer Liscarn Sparkle Et, was the first prizewinner in this class.

Class 81: National All Ireland Pair of Pedigree Registered Limousin

Willie Smith took home the top spot in this class with his pair – Millbrook Sportyspice and Millbrook Senorita.

Class 81 winners, Millbrook Sportyspice and Millbrook Senorita

The Irish Limousin Cattle Society would like to congratulate all breeders that took part in the National Championships. A special thanks also goes to all the sponsors including: FBD Insurance; Agri -Lloyd; and AIB. The next event – the 50th Anniversary Show and Sale – will take place on the weekend of September 30th to October 2nd in Carrick-on-Shannon.

For extended coverage of the Tullamore Show, head over to the society’s Facebook page.

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