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 NamePrice (€)ExhibitorSireShow placing
97Mullary Nelson Et3300Michael MolloyWilodge Cerberus 
66Ballylin Notebook3200Brian FrawleyGamin4th
51Galbally Noddy 13853100Trevor MastersonKeltic Hercules4th
94Parkhill Navigator3100Joe MaherBavardage 
115Carrowclogher Nighthawk3100Sean VaheyAmpertaine Elgin3rd
18Baileys Noel3000Thomas BaileyGoldies Jackpot2nd
34Currygramp Napoleon3000Thomas MulliganAmpertaine Foreman3rd
63Killcastle Nathan Et3000A & P Kelly LtdBavardage3rd
81Carrefour Nijinsky3000John KennyAmpertaine Commander 
101Grangeford Nigel Et3000Gary MorrisseyCloughhead Lord4th
124Drummin Nero3000John McInerneyMereside Godolphin 
48Ballylin Nugent2900Brian FrawleyAmpertaine Foreman 
87Ernevalley Noah2900Eddie LynchCameos 
76Ernevalley Napoleon Et2800Eddie LynchRonick Hawk 
128Laheens Never Say Never2800Cathal DuignanAmpertaine Foreman2nd
105Milbrook Napper 2 Et2700William SmithAmpertaine Elgin 
37Galbally Nobleprince 13772600Trevor MastersonExcel4th
70Castleview Najee2600Sean O’SullivanBavardage 
98Mullary Naturel Et2600Michael MolloyWilodge Cerberus 
36Keltic Nobleprince2500Ms. Teleri ThomasKeltic Handsome 
93Clonmahon Nodyssey2500Eddie DalyGoldies Jackpot3rd
112Woodview N 12052500David AbbottGoldies Jackpot 
118Brookland Ninety2500John HickeyLowerffrydd Empire2nd
22Finboy Nemo Et2400Tom HarneyAmpertaine Elgin 
13Coraghy Nelson2300Thomas O’HarteMereside Godolphin3rd
43Cordillo Native2300William GearyGoldies Jackpot 
44Galbally Nico 13792300Trevor MastersonKeltic Hercules3rd
69Castleview Napoleane2300Sean O’SullivanCameos 
1Meenross Miley Et2200James O’GradyAmpertaine Elgin 
5Starwars Maxwell Et2200Philip O’SullivanGerrygullinane Glen4th
24Boherquill Nugget2200Paul CallananBavardage 
39Townleyhall Ned2200Derek RussellAmpertaine Gigolo 
75Green Hill Noah2200Mary McloughlinProcters Commander4th
84Lyragh Norman2200John O’ConnellElderberry Galahad 
92Ernevalley Neville2200Eddie LynchAmpetaine Commander 
99Corcamore Nemo2200Brendan CurtinCameos 
125Newtown Noble2200Stanley RichardsonProcters Cavalier 
10Coraghy N202000Thomas O’HarteAmpertaine 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 NamePrice (€)ExhibitorSireShow placing
149Woodview N 11862950David AbbottTomschoice Jet 
140Liverpool Mercedes2800Michael GrahamAmpertaine Foreman1st
144Brickhill Mia2800Michael Gerard McinerneyTomschoice Imperial3rd
160Meenross Navida ET2800James O’GradyAmpertaine Elgin1st
147Meenross Nolette2700James O’GradyMereside Godolphin2nd
151Newtown Navara2500Stanley RichardsonAmpertaine Gigolo 
152Copperdoor Nicole2500Michael BradyWilodge Cerberus 
138Knockcoolkeare Ms Nadia2400Michael RocheAultside Hulk4th
143Royal County Molly ET2400Thomas & Shane O’LoughlinWilodge Cerberus 
156Drumkeith Naida Bee2400Thomas ByrneKeltic Handsome 
159Meenross N 17 ET2400James O’GradyAmpertaine Elgin 
142Clontown Miss Pudgy2300Stephen TreanorWilodge Cerberus3rd
133Rathnestin Memphis2200Raymond BirdMullary Kristoff 
137Wood Road Missie ET2200Noel FennessyAmpertaine Elgin 
146Knockcoolkeare Nice Girl2200Michael RocheElite Ice Cream 
153Drummin Nancy 22200John McInerneyDrummin Lar 
154Wood Road Niamh2200Noel FennessyAmpertaine Commander4th
163Meenross Nightingale2200James O’GradyAmpertaine Gigolo2nd
169Knockcoolkeare Nightingale2200Michael RocheGamin4th


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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