Growvite Texel All Ireland Report

Cork Lady shines brightest at the Growvite Texel All Ireland held on Saturday 8th June in Kilkenny at NSBA Championships.

The leading lady was a Shearling Ewe from the father son duo of Arthur and Patrick O’Keeffe and shared with John Sherritt  , sired by  Scotsman Avicii and out of Glenside Valhalla dam. She was a clear stand out in the shearling ewe class where she took first in the biggest class on the day. But this was just the start for her, from here she then claimed the Female Champion, Overall Texel Champion and then finally she claimed the main award of the day by taking the Interbreed Championship of the Show. This demonstrates the quality of this ewe that she took the top spot under two judges on the day.

Next in line was another female after taking the reserve female and reserve overall, was the winner of the senior ewe lamb class hailing from Wexford was Thornville Ci Ci  owned by John Neville and John & Neil Kidd. She is sired by Rhaeadr Best of the Best and out Auldhouseburn Annabelle who herself is a Clinterty Yuga Khan daughter.

It was then on to the males with the Novice’s on the day coming out on top. Lanmore Texels started in style, with the All Ireland being the first time out for new breeder TJ Duffy. The journey from Mayo definitely paid off with TJ picking up first and second in both of the Novice Lamb classes. The ram lamb was first was TJ’s first  win of the day with Lanmore Coors Light who is by Strathbogie Yes Sir and out of another Clinterty Yuga Khan daughter which was bred by Tima, standing in close second was another of TJ’s sired by  Knockem Bently. This was not the end of the winning for these two lambs as they then went on to be placed first and second in the open ram lamb class. Furthermore, Lanmore Coors Light did not stop there he then went on take Male Champion on the day!

Next class up for TJ was the Novice Ewe lamb where his sisterly duo by Eden Valley Whizz kidd and out of a Clinterty Yuga Khan daughter took first and second in the class.

It was then back to Mayo for the Reserve Male Champion this time coming from the renowned Donnelly’s flock, this was claimed by the winner of the March Lamb class sired by Kanock Yazoo and out of Garngour Vintage daughter. This lamb is also a full brother to the Blessington Champion 2018 and he himself is destined for the 2019 Premier sale on the 9th and 10th August in Blessington. Anthony did the double with the Junior classes by also taking the 1st prize in the ewe lamb classes with another Yazoo. On this occasion she was out of a Knock Ursus who herself was Reserve All Champion in 2016.

 

The shearling ram was won by another Yazoo son this one was Derrylahan Big Balls who proved a wise purchase in Blessington last year for the syndicate  of flocks Ryan’s, Alepat, Baileys & Ballybur Texels.

 

The aged ram class was won by father and son John & Neil Kidd with their homebred ram Treemore Al Pacino sired by Duncryne Unber Cool and out of Tophill Union Jack daughter. 

The aged class was won by Thomas Kenny with a Breahead ewe by Mullan Vivaldi and from a Glenside Ring A Ding ewe.

Our junior handler and the Gemma Doyle Memorial Cup was taken on the day by Co.Donegal breeder Gerard Sheils who we are sure is a breeder to be watched for the future.

 

 

Class 1 – Two Shear Ram & Upwards

   

1st

Kidd John & Neil

Treemore Al Pacino

2nd

Craig Aidan & David

Annakisha Anthony

3rd

Heraghty, Ciaran

Turoe Yogi

4th

Walsh, Martin

Enniscrone A Lister

5th

Gallagher, Mary

Clintery Young Prince

 

 

 

Class 2 – Two Shear Ewe & Upwards

   

1st

Thomas Kenny

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2nd

McHugh, J,C& M

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3rd

McHugh, J,C& M

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4th

Gallagher, Mary

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5th

McManamon, D&E

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6th

Morrissey, Paddy

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Class 3 – Shearling Ram

   

1st

Bailey, Clarke, Donohoe & Ryan

Derrylahan Big Balls

2nd

McManamon, D&E

Garngour Bladerunner

3rd

Ryan, Johnny

Kilclammon Branson

4th

Dillon, Liam

Kilclammon Bernhard

5th

Rothwell, Clive

Tawney Big Bill

6th

Murray Danny

Quarryhouse Baby Guinness

Class 4 – Shearling Ewe

   

1st

O’ Keeffe, A&P

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2nd

Garrivan, Jimmy

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3rd

Niland, Padraic

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4th

Garrivan, Jimmy

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5th

McHugh, J,C& M

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6th

O’ Keeffe, A&P

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Class 5 – Ram Lamb born before 01st March

 

1st

Duffy TJ

2nd

Duffy TJ

3rd

Walsh, Noel P

4th

O’ Sé, Fergal

5th

O’ Keeffe, A&P

6th

O’ Keeffe, A&P

 

Class 6 – Ram Lamb born after 01st March

 

1st

Donnelly, Anthony

2nd

Joyce, Patrick

3rd

O’ Keeffe, A&P

4th

Neville, John

5th

McManamon, D&E

6th

Joyce, Patrick

Class 7 – Ewe Lamb born before 01st March

 

1st

John Neville & John Neil Kidd 

2nd

O’Keeffe, A&P

3rd

Donnelly, Anthony 

4th

O’Se, Fergal 

5th

McHugh, John & Colm 

6th

McHugh, John &  Colm 

Class 8 – Ewe Lamb born after 01st March

 

1st

Donnelly, Anthony  

2nd

McManamon, D&E

3rd

Joyce, Patrick 

4th

Gallagher, Mary  

5th

McHugh, John & Colm  

6th

Walker, Robbie  

Class 9 – Novice Ram Lamb  

 

1st

Duffy TJ

2nd

Duffy TJ

3rd

Walsh, Noel P

4th

Whyte, Patrick

5th

Whyte, Patrick 

6th

Kenny, Thomas 

 

Class 10 – Novice EWE Lamb 

 

1st

Duffy TJ

2nd

Duffy TJ

3rd

Redmond, John 

4th

Heraghty, Ciaran 

5th

Mc Carthy, Edward and Sheena  

6th

Mc Carthy, Edward and Sheena 

 

2019-06-12T22:36:40+00:00June 12th, 2019|News|