It was a buyers’ market at the October Premier Sale reflecting the current state of play in the livestock industry. The sale was held on Bank holiday Monday 28th October, with the show of males on Sunday evening the 27th of October and the show of females on Monday morning. The show was judged by Sarah Priestley of the noted Brontemoor herd based in Cumbria.

We would like to thank Sarah for judging. Many thanks to our auctioneers George Candler who officiated at the bull sale and Denis Barrett who took charge of the heifer sale. We are indebted to our stewards at all events – here in Roscrea stewarding duties were undertaken by Donal Moloney, Frank Buckley and Jimmy McHugh. Many thanks to all breeders, exhibitors and the management and staff of Roscrea Mart. Sincere thanks to the purchasers at society sales, we wish you well with your new livestock.

Senior Champion – Rhyne Noah – €8,000

This year’s Champion of Champions – Rhyne Noah claimed both the top price of the day at €8,000 and the Senior champion title. Noah is a son of Wilodge Joskins and the Festin dam Clonadrm Urselle Et. This April 2018 born bull boasts five star ratings in Terminal index, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation. Noah was bred by Mark Hagan, Killoe, Co. Longford and after a flurry of bids he returns to his birth county to the farm of Cyril Naughton, Edgerstown.

Reserve Senior Champion -Liscarn Neptune – €6,000

The Reserve Senior Champion Liscarn Neptune claimed the second highest price of the day when he sold for €6,000. Neptune’s pedigree includes Goldies Jackpot, Dinmore Goldcrest and Sympa. Neptune came to the ring with five star ratings in Terminal index, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation. Roscrea based David Hewson purchased Neptune from his breeder Bailieboro, Co. Cavan based Philip Dunne.

Cnoc Rua North – Third prize winner – €5,700

Ciaran Smith, Redhills, Co. Cavan had a very successful day with his two bulls – Cnoc Rua North and Cnoc Rua Newman when they sold for a combined total of €10,700. First in was third prize winner North who sold for €5,700 to Trevor McVitty, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh. Norths pedigree stack includes Ampertaine Gigolo, Wilodge Cerberus and Ronick Iceman. North has an array of five star ratings in: Terminal index, Replacement index, Carcass weight, Carcass conformation and Daughter milk.



Currane Nolen – First prize winner – €5700

The Purcell Brothers chose 13 month old first prize winner Currane Nolen for their herd in Newrath, Co. Kilkenny. Nolen is a son of Plumtree Fantastic and the homebred Emerson daughter Currane Jane. Multi-starred Nolen was bred in Castlebar, Co. Mayo by Michael McKeown. Nolen commanded a price of €5,700.


Ballinahinch Noah – Second prize winner – €5,600

Ballinahinch Noah was the pick of George McCague for his Bridgeview herd based in Newry, Co. Down. Noah was the sole Grangeford Jojo son on offer, his dam Ballinahinch Hillary has Ultime and Sympa in her sire stack. Claiming the blue ribbon in his class – multi-starred Noah was bred by Seamus Cullen, Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow. Noah sold for €5,600.

Ernevalley Nixon – First prize winner – €5,400

The Coolrain herd of Gearoid and Padraig Kennedy acquired Ernevalley Nixon for their county Laois based herd. First prize winning Nixon is 14 months old. Nixon has Wilodge Cerberus, Mas Du Clo, Wilodge Vantastic and Sympa in his pedigree. Nixon attained a selling price of €5,400 for his breeder Eddie Lynch, Loughduff, Co. Cavan.

Cnoc Rua Newman – Fourth prize winner – €5,000

March 2018 born Cnoc Rua Newman sold for €5,000. Fourth prize winner Newman was the second bull on offer from Ciaran Smith. Newman was purchased by Michael Henderson, Gothbawn, Co. Kilkenny. Newman’s pedigree includes Plumtree Fantastic, Roundhill Saturn and Espoir.

Cornamona Noble ET – Junior Champion – €5,000

Cornamona Noble ET was awarded the Junior Champion title which adds to an impressive collections of titles from the summer show circuit including Junior and Overall Male Champion at Tullamore and Connaught interbreed Bull Champion. Noble was bred by Paul Summerville, Dooras, Co. Galway. He is a son of Ampertaine Gigolo and Titchburn Grace, a Cloughhead Umprie daughter. Multi-starred Nobel was acquired by John Martyn, Oughterard, Co. Galway from his exhibitor Richard O’Beirne, Tuam for €5,000.

The Goldies Jackpot son Baileys Mitchell sold for €4,800. First prize winning Mitchell was bred by Thomas Bailey, Batterstown, Co. Meath. Mitchell’s dam Woodhouse Abbie has Sympa and Greensons Gigolo in her sire stack. Alan Burke from Rathgar, Dublin purchased November 2017 born Mitchell.

Milbrook Noticabull ET – Reserve Junior Champion – €4,350

The Reserve Junior Champion 13 month old Milbrook Noticabull ET was secured by a Cavan based bidder for €4,350. Noticabull is a son of Ampertaine Elgin and the Tatoumh dam Milbrook Funtasia Et. He was bred by William Smith, Oldcastle, Co. Meath. Noticabull had amassed a number of prizes during the summer show season.

Ballinahinch Nero 2 – First prize winner – €4,100

First prize winner Ballinahinch Nero 2 was purchased for €4,100 by a Belfast based customer. Nero 2 was bred in Co. Wicklow by Seamus Cullen. Born in March 2018, Nero is a son of Tomriland Kit (Ampertaine Foreman X Ideal 23) and Ballinahinch Frenchy (Cloughhead Umpire X Strauss). Nero has five star ratings in Terminal index, Replacement index, Docility, Carcass weight, Carcass conformation and Daughter milk.

Townleyhall Nathan, a Tomschoice Ironstone son sold for €4,000. Nathan was bred by Derek Russell, Drogheda, Co. Louth. First prize winner Nathan has five star ratings in Terminal index, Replacement index, Carcass weight, Daughter calving interval and Carcass conformation. He was purchased by Helen Farnan, Kildalrey, Co. Meath.

Second prize winner Clonlara Norman sold for €4,000. Norman was bred by Colin Hogg, Clonlara, Co. Clare. Norman is steeped in French genetics including Bavardage, Neuf and Ramses. Born in May 2018 he was secured by Anthony Quinn, Castledermot, Co. Kildare.

Bradden Bridge Nirvana Et – First prize winner – €4,000

Pat McGuinness, Bettystown, Co. Meath sold Bradden Bridge Nirvana Et for €4,000. Born in May 2018, Nirvana was first in his class in the pre-sale show. Nirvana is the first bull in Ireland from the Foxhillfarm Mary / Bankdale Alice Family. Foxhillfarm Mary is full sister to multi winning Gracie. Nirvana was acquired by Andrew Ewing, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.

The Ronick Hawk son Ernevalley Nigel Et sold for €3,700. Nigel’s dam is the Wilodge Vantastic daughter Dinmore Gena. Nigel was acquired by Ian Nimmo of the Maraiscote herd based in Bogside Farm, North Lanarkshire, Scotland. Third prize winning Nigel was bred by Eddie Lynch, Loughduff, Co. Cavan.

Templequain Noble -Second prize winner – €3,700

Second prize winner Templequain Noble found a new home at €3,700. Noble was bred by Thomas O’Shea, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. Noble has Loyal, Elite Forever Brill and Scorboro Regius in his sire stack. Noble was purchased by an overseas customer.

The second prize winning Ewdenvale Ivor son Drummin Nate sold for €3,600. Nate was bred by John Mcinerney, Newmarket On Fergus, Co. Clare. Eighteen month old Nate was purchased by Ken Fleming, Carrick On Suir.

Cordillo Nova – €3,500

Michael O’Grady, Bodyke, Co. Clare purchased the Keltic Handsome son Cordillo Nova for €3,500. Nova was bred in Feenagh, Co. Limerick by William Geary. Nova’s dam Wood Road Kim has Sympa and Ampertaine Elgin in her lineage.

Other bull selling prices


Lot No. Animal Name Price (€) Exhibitor Sire Show placing
97 Mullary Nelson Et 3300 Michael Molloy Wilodge Cerberus  
66 Ballylin Notebook 3200 Brian Frawley Gamin 4th
51 Galbally Noddy 1385 3100 Trevor Masterson Keltic Hercules 4th
94 Parkhill Navigator 3100 Joe Maher Bavardage  
115 Carrowclogher Nighthawk 3100 Sean Vahey Ampertaine Elgin 3rd
18 Baileys Noel 3000 Thomas Bailey Goldies Jackpot 2nd
34 Currygramp Napoleon 3000 Thomas Mulligan Ampertaine Foreman 3rd
63 Killcastle Nathan Et 3000 A & P Kelly Ltd Bavardage 3rd
81 Carrefour Nijinsky 3000 John Kenny Ampertaine Commander  
101 Grangeford Nigel Et 3000 Gary Morrissey Cloughhead Lord 4th
124 Drummin Nero 3000 John McInerney Mereside Godolphin  
48 Ballylin Nugent 2900 Brian Frawley Ampertaine Foreman  
87 Ernevalley Noah 2900 Eddie Lynch Cameos  
76 Ernevalley Napoleon Et 2800 Eddie Lynch Ronick Hawk  
128 Laheens Never Say Never 2800 Cathal Duignan Ampertaine Foreman 2nd
105 Milbrook Napper 2 Et 2700 William Smith Ampertaine Elgin  
37 Galbally Nobleprince 1377 2600 Trevor Masterson Excel 4th
70 Castleview Najee 2600 Sean O’Sullivan Bavardage  
98 Mullary Naturel Et 2600 Michael Molloy Wilodge Cerberus  
36 Keltic Nobleprince 2500 Ms. Teleri Thomas Keltic Handsome  
93 Clonmahon Nodyssey 2500 Eddie Daly Goldies Jackpot 3rd
112 Woodview N 1205 2500 David Abbott Goldies Jackpot  
118 Brookland Ninety 2500 John Hickey Lowerffrydd Empire 2nd
22 Finboy Nemo Et 2400 Tom Harney Ampertaine Elgin  
13 Coraghy Nelson 2300 Thomas O’Harte Mereside Godolphin 3rd
43 Cordillo Native 2300 William Geary Goldies Jackpot  
44 Galbally Nico 1379 2300 Trevor Masterson Keltic Hercules 3rd
69 Castleview Napoleane 2300 Sean O’Sullivan Cameos  
1 Meenross Miley Et 2200 James O’Grady Ampertaine Elgin  
5 Starwars Maxwell Et 2200 Philip O’Sullivan Gerrygullinane Glen 4th
24 Boherquill Nugget 2200 Paul Callanan Bavardage  
39 Townleyhall Ned 2200 Derek Russell Ampertaine Gigolo  
75 Green Hill Noah 2200 Mary Mcloughlin Procters Commander 4th
84 Lyragh Norman 2200 John O’Connell Elderberry Galahad  
92 Ernevalley Neville 2200 Eddie Lynch Ampetaine Commander  
99 Corcamore Nemo 2200 Brendan Curtin Cameos  
125 Newtown Noble 2200 Stanley Richardson Procters Cavalier  
10 Coraghy N20 2000 Thomas O’Harte Ampertaine Commander  



Drummin Natasha – Female Champion – €5,700

Taking the plaudits as Female Champion and the youngest heifer in the sale was Drummin Natasha from John McInerney, Newmarket On Fergus, Co. Clare. Natasha is a very eye-catching yearling daughter of Goldies Jackpot, her dam Drummin Kylie has Glorieux and Wilodge Vantastic in her pedigree. Natasha had great success during the summer show season winning Limousin and Interbreed Champion at three shows – namely Newmarket on Fergus, Castlerea and Trim. Natasha caught the eye of Hywel & Susan Watkins, Llanfyllin, Powys, Wales for their Cammen pedigree herd. Natasha sold for €5,700.

Mount Scott Nelly 2 – Fourth prize winner – €4,500

Joseph McGarry, Newtownforbes, Co. Longford sold Mount Scott Nelly 2 a fourth prize winner for €4,500. Nelly and her dam Hill Top Fiona were purchased in 2018 at the Mount Scott dispersal sale. Sired by Kilskeagh Jisop, a Bavardage son. Nelly was acquired by the Bridgeview herd of George McCague.

Wood Road Nora – Third prize winner – €4,000

Noel Fennessy’s Wood Road Nora sold for €4,000. Much admired in the show ring, Nora has Gerrygullinane Glen, Ideal 23 and Wilodge Vantastic in her lineage. This 17 month old heifer claimed third prize in her class. She was acquired by Owain Llyr.

Hurricane Nikita -Reserve Female Champion – €4,000

Also heading to the Bridgeview herd is the Reserve Female Champion Hurricane Nikita. Born in September 2018, Nikita was bred by Darragh O’Meara, Ardnacrusha, Co. Clare. Nikita is a daughter of Lodge Hamlet and the homebred Wilodge Cerberus dam Hurricane Karley. Nikita enjoyed a victorious summer show season, picking up many red rosettes including in the Clare Calf finals. Nikita’s selling price was €4,000.

Gerry Devitt, Mallow, Co. Cork purchased second prize winning Knockcoolkeare New Nadia B from Michael Roche, Mount Collins, Co. Limerick. New Nadia B was a first prize winner at the National show, held in August in Tullamore. Her sire stack includes Ampertaine Commander, Wilodge Vantastic and Mas Du Clo. Her dam Wood Road Ingrid Et is a consistent producer of prize winners. New Nadia’s selling price was €3,000.

Other females selling prices


Lot No. Animal Name Price (€) Exhibitor Sire Show placing
149 Woodview N 1186 2950 David Abbott Tomschoice Jet  
140 Liverpool Mercedes 2800 Michael Graham Ampertaine Foreman 1st
144 Brickhill Mia 2800 Michael Gerard Mcinerney Tomschoice Imperial 3rd
160 Meenross Navida ET 2800 James O’Grady Ampertaine Elgin 1st
147 Meenross Nolette 2700 James O’Grady Mereside Godolphin 2nd
151 Newtown Navara 2500 Stanley Richardson Ampertaine Gigolo  
152 Copperdoor Nicole 2500 Michael Brady Wilodge Cerberus  
138 Knockcoolkeare Ms Nadia 2400 Michael Roche Aultside Hulk 4th
143 Royal County Molly ET 2400 Thomas & Shane O’Loughlin Wilodge Cerberus  
156 Drumkeith Naida Bee 2400 Thomas Byrne Keltic Handsome  
159 Meenross N 17 ET 2400 James O’Grady Ampertaine Elgin  
142 Clontown Miss Pudgy 2300 Stephen Treanor Wilodge Cerberus 3rd
133 Rathnestin Memphis 2200 Raymond Bird Mullary Kristoff  
137 Wood Road Missie ET 2200 Noel Fennessy Ampertaine Elgin  
146 Knockcoolkeare Nice Girl 2200 Michael Roche Elite Ice Cream  
153 Drummin Nancy 2 2200 John McInerney Drummin Lar  
154 Wood Road Niamh 2200 Noel Fennessy Ampertaine Commander 4th
163 Meenross Nightingale 2200 James O’Grady Ampertaine Gigolo 2nd
169 Knockcoolkeare Nightingale 2200 Michael Roche Gamin 4th


Our next sale will be held in Tullow, Co. Carlow on Wednesday 13th November. The Catalogue is available by clicking here.

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