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

Placing Name DOB Sire Dam Owner
1st Coolfern Manchester 22/05/2017 Ewdenvale Ivor Coolfern Fiona Thomas O’Leary
2nd Coolfern Moffett 17/05/2017 Eddayka Coolfern Ellie Thomas O’Leary


Bull Class B

Placing Name DOB Sire Dam Owner
1st Glenashrone Morgan 19/08/2017 Ampertaine Foreman Kilmanahan Gina Susan O’Riordan
2nd Glenashrone Magnus 16/08/2017 Ampertaine Foreman Ruan Jane Susan O’Riordan
3rd Shannon Maxwell 18/07/2017 Castleview Gazelle Shannon Harriet Sarah McElligott

Bull Class C

Placing Name DOB Sire Dam Owner
1st Roundhill Mel Et 01/11/2017 Elite Ice Cream Et Roundhill I Unamine 1440 Tim Corridan


Bull Class D

Placing Name DOB Sire Dam Owner
1st Knockcoolkeare Ninja 03/02/2018 Glorieux Castleview Gail Michael Roche
2nd Knockcoolkeare Nice Boy 11/03/2018 Norman Inventor Wood Road Izzy Et Michael Roche


Heifer Class A

Placing Name DOB Sire Dam Owner
1st Knockcoolkeare Ms Nadia B 05/07/2017 Elite Ice Cream Et Wood Road Ingrid Et Michael Roche
2nd Knockcoolkeare Madam Nadia Et 03/09/2017 Ampertaine Commander Wood Road 801 Et Michael Roche
3rd Shannon Maxi 2 19/06/2017 Ampertaine Commander Shannon Kathern Sarah McElligott
4th Shannon Melissa 25/08/2017 Wildoge Cerberus Wood Road 801 Et Sarah McElligott


Heifer Class B

Placing Name DOB Sire Dam Owner
1st Cush Mo Chara Et 10/11/2017 Mas Du Clos Olympe William Gubbins
2nd Smearla view Maria 11/11/2017 On-Dit Shannon June 2 Mattie Carmody
3rd Knockcoolkeare Miss Nadia 06/10/2017 Aultside Hulk Wood Road Fate Et Michael Roche
4th Ceann Sibeal Missy 14/11/2017 Excel Liscarn Kylie Michael O’Sullivan


Heifer Class C

Placing Name DOB Sire Dam Owner
1st Knockcoolkeare Nice Girl 04/01/2018 Elite Ice Cream Et Knockcoolkeare Isobel Michael Roche
2nd Knockcoolkeare New Nadia B 21/05/2018 Ampertaine Commander Wood Road Ingrid Et Michael Roche
3rd Smearla view Natalie 08/02/2018 Ruan Haines Smearla View Kala Mattie Carmody


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