The final of “The Champion of Champions – male and female of the year 2019” took place the the Royal Meath Show, Trim, Co. Meath on 1st September 2019. This year cattle in the competition were pre-qualified from 14 shows held in the following locations:

  • Arva
  • Ballinrobe
  • Bridgetown
  • Castlerea
  • Charleville
  • Clonmel
  • Cork
  • Corofin
  • Enniscrone
  • Finn Valley
  • Longford
  • Ossory
  • Tinahely
  • Tydavnet

with one animal qualifying from each of the three categories – the categories are

  • Junior Female – born on or after 1/1/2018
  • Senior Female born prior to 1/1/2018
  • Male – born after 1/1/2018

There are substantial monetary prizes for each section with the Overall Champion of Champions winning €500.

In the past the Champion of Champions was chosen on awarded at a number of pre-selected shows.

Judging the competition was Mr. Jim Quail, Banbridge, Co. Down. Jim runs the Lynderg pedigree herd. Jim had a tough task with exceptional cattle in all three categories. Rhyne Noah from Mark Hagan was awarded the Male of the Year, Foxhillfarm Naughtybutnice took the Senior Female of the year title. The Junior Female of the year was awarded to Whitehall Noelle Et – this will add to her  Overall champion award which she won at the National show. Jim choose Mark Hagan’s 16 month old bull Rhyne Noah as this years Champion of Champions. 

Mark Hagan farms in Killoe, Co. Longford. Noah is a son of Wilodge Joskins and the Festin dam Clonadrum Urselle Et. Noah was Reserve Senior male champion at the 30th National show held in Tullamore in August. Congratulations to the Hagan Family on this outstanding achievement.

Male of the year

Rhyne Noah 2019 Champion of Champions and Male of the Year. With breeder Mark Hagan, ILCS president Michael Gunn and judge Jim Quail

Placing Exhibitor Animal Name DOB Sire Dam
1st Mark Hagan Rhyne Noah 12/04/18 Wilodge Joskins Clonadrum Urselle Et
2nd William Smith Milbrook Nobel Et 04/01/18 Rossingal Milbrook Ginger Spice
3rd Gareth McGuinness Bradden Bridge Nirvana Et 26/05/18 Ampertaine Gigolo Foxhillfarm Mary
4th Michael Oliver Tower of Lloyd Noby 01/08/18 Elderberry Galahad Tower of Loyd Kiara

Champion of Champions Rhyne Noah

Senior Female of the year

Senior Female of the Year 2019 Foxhillfarm Naughtybutnice


Placing Exhibitor Animal Name DOB Sire Dam
1st John McInerney Foxhillfarm Naughtybutnice 11/01/17 Neuf Foxhillfarm Izzy
2nd Michael Oliver Lisnacrann Miss Fuschia 09/09/17 Ronick Hawk Tullinacurra Fuschia
3rd John & Stephen Lynch Ballinascraw Miss Moneypenny 24/11/17 Haltcliffe Dancer Ballinascraw Irresistable
4th Avril & William Gubbins Cush Mo Chara Et 20/11/17 Mas Du Clo 0133 Olympe


Presentation to John McInerney for the 2019 Senior Female of the Year Foxhillfarm Naughtybutnice from ILCS President Michael Gunn and judge Jim Quail


 Junior Female of the Year

Junior Female of the year Whitehall Noelle Et


Placing Exhibitor Animal Name DOB Sire Dam
1st Dan Tynan Whitehall Noelle Et 26/08/18 Wilodge Vantastic Ardlea Grisilda
2nd William Smith Milbrook Nenya Et 23/01/18 Wilodge Vantastic Milbrook Enya
3rd William Smith Milbrook Naughtyspice Et 10/02/18 Ampertaine Elgin Milbrook Ginger Spice


Presentation to Kevin Bohan of Ardlea / Elite Limousins owners of Whitehall Noelle Et Junior Female of the year. Presentation by ILCS President Michael Gunn and judge Jim Quail


Interbreed Class goes to Clare bred heifer Drummin Natasha

In the Interbreed Class at Trim show – the McInerney Family took first place with their heifer Drummin Natasha – a Goldies Jackpot X Drummin Kylie daughter.

Interbreed Champion Trim 2019 Drummin Natasha from the McInerney Family

Group of Five

Group of 5 winners at Trim – Drummin Natasha, Whitehall Noelle Et, Milbrook Naughtyspice Et, Milbrook Nenya and Rhyne Noah

The Limousin breed took red rosette in the “Group of Five” class – Limousin was represented by Milbrook Nenya,Milbrook Naughtyspice,  Whitehall Noelle Et, Rhyne Noah and Drummin Natasha – Congratulations to William Smith, Dan Tynan, Mark Hagan and John McInerney.


Congratulations and well done to all exhibitors.

Pictures to follow

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