The South West Club held its Calf Championship on Saturday 1st September 2018 in Abbeyfeale Mart. Judge for the competition was Mr. Michael Pat Murphy.

Proving that the cream always rises to the top were Michael Pat’s pick as Champion and Reserve – tapped out as Overall Champion was Tim Corridan’s Roundhill Max Et a son of Elite Ice Cream Et. Standing in Reserve was Michael Roche’s heifer Knockcoolkeare Ms Nadia B, this young heifer is also sired by Elite Ice Cream Et.

After judging Michael Pat commented: I was presented with excellent young livestock here today – the top-end of which are exceptional. Thanks to the South West club for inviting me to judge here today.

After the calves were judged – Doreen Corridan gave a very insightful speech on Herd Health. Followed by a demonstration by John O’Connor on the different meat cuts.

A YMA workshop also took place. The young members assembled were given pointers on showing and judging by Avril Gubbins. After which they were given the opportunity to show a calf and given valuable feedback. After the workshop the young members were presented with prizes and goody bags.

To finish off the evening everyone enjoyed a barbecue expertly cooked by John O’Connor.

The club would like to thank Michael Pat for judging, John O’Connor for both his presentation and the delicious Barbecue, Doreen Corridan for her insightful speech on Herd Health and Avril Gubbins for her assistance and guidance to the Young members.  A huge thank you also goes to the exhibitors and spectators and the Management and staff of Abbeyfeale mart.


Bull Class A

1stCoolfern Manchester22/05/2017Ewdenvale IvorCoolfern FionaThomas O’Leary
2ndCoolfern Moffett17/05/2017EddaykaCoolfern EllieThomas O’Leary


Bull Class B

1stGlenashrone Morgan19/08/2017Ampertaine ForemanKilmanahan GinaSusan O’Riordan
2ndGlenashrone Magnus16/08/2017Ampertaine ForemanRuan JaneSusan O’Riordan
3rdShannon Maxwell18/07/2017Castleview GazelleShannon HarrietSarah McElligott

Bull Class C

1stRoundhill Mel Et01/11/2017Elite Ice Cream EtRoundhill I Unamine 1440Tim Corridan


Bull Class D

1stKnockcoolkeare Ninja03/02/2018GlorieuxCastleview GailMichael Roche
2ndKnockcoolkeare Nice Boy11/03/2018Norman InventorWood Road Izzy EtMichael Roche


Heifer Class A

1stKnockcoolkeare Ms Nadia B05/07/2017Elite Ice Cream EtWood Road Ingrid EtMichael Roche
2ndKnockcoolkeare Madam Nadia Et03/09/2017Ampertaine CommanderWood Road 801 EtMichael Roche
3rdShannon Maxi 219/06/2017Ampertaine CommanderShannon KathernSarah McElligott
4thShannon Melissa25/08/2017Wildoge CerberusWood Road 801 EtSarah McElligott


Heifer Class B

1stCush Mo Chara Et10/11/2017Mas Du ClosOlympeWilliam Gubbins
2ndSmearla view Maria11/11/2017On-DitShannon June 2Mattie Carmody
3rdKnockcoolkeare Miss Nadia06/10/2017Aultside HulkWood Road Fate EtMichael Roche
4thCeann Sibeal Missy14/11/2017ExcelLiscarn KylieMichael O’Sullivan


Heifer Class C

1stKnockcoolkeare Nice Girl04/01/2018Elite Ice Cream EtKnockcoolkeare IsobelMichael Roche
2ndKnockcoolkeare New Nadia B21/05/2018Ampertaine CommanderWood Road Ingrid EtMichael Roche
3rdSmearla view Natalie08/02/2018Ruan HainesSmearla View KalaMattie Carmody


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