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Lindie is Limousin Champion of Strokestown Show

Strokestown Show took place in the beautiful surroundings of Strokestown Park House on Saturday last, September 9th.

Judging the Limousin classes on the day was Gareth McGuinness from County Louth.
The Limousin Breed Champion was Milan Lindie, an Ampertaine Foreman heifer from the herd of Donie McKeon from Enniscrone Co. Sligo.
The Class Results is full were as follows and the latest Show Team Table can be viewed here.

Madonna completes weekend double at Ballinrobe Show

Ballinrobe Agricultural Show took place in the picturesque surroundings of Ballinrobe Racecourse yesterday, Sunday September 3rd.

Many North West Limousin Members were showing and judging the Limousin classes on the day was John Moroney of the noted Ballykinncurra herd in County Clare.

Limousin breed champion was Jack Vahey’s Madonna, who followed up on her win in the North West Limousin Calf Championship the previous day in Elphin with a second championship rosette in 24 hours.

The Limousin Class Results in full are as follows:

Madonna claims North West Limousin Calf title

Elphin Show hosted the annual North West Limousin Club Calf Championships on Saturday last, September 2nd.

A large entry of quality stock competed in six Calf classes with the overall winner presented with the Michael Dale Cup. The club area contains four counties Roscommon, Galway, Mayo and Sligo and all were represented in the prize winners. Judge for the day was Mr James Callion from Co. Tyrone. James and his wife Alison run the Melbreak Limousin herd are regular exhibitors in Carlisle. The show was all indoor, with judging taking place in the custom built showing ring at Elphin Mart. The calves attending are listed in age order and divided into three equal classes in both the male and female sections. Between the Calf finals and the open classes over 30 Limousins were presented at the Show.

Jack Vahey’s heifer Madonna was a popular winner of the Michael Dale Cup for the Champion Calf. This March 17 Heifer is sired by Plumtree Fantastic and was also reserve Limousin champion of the show behind Eoin Hester’s senior cow Meelickaduff Honda. Honda is no stranger to success in Elphin having been Calf Champion and breed champion in Elphin Shows in previous years. She also was crowned National Champion at Tullamore show last month.

The North West Limousin Calf Final Results in full are as follows:

Tullamore Show brings success to North West Limousin breeders

Picture Credit: Alfie Shaw for Irish Limousin Society

Tullamore Show & AIB National Livestock Show is the Premier Livestock Show in Ireland and attracts breeders of quality cattle and sheep from all over the country.

The Irish Limousin Cattle Society returned to Tullamore for the 28th National show having held the show in conjunction with the International Limousin Congress in Kilkenny last year. This year 105 outstanding Limousin cattle competed in 18 classes. Judging started at 10am, with the large crowd of spectators, three deep, enthralled by the spectacle of fantastic cattle on display.

Judging responsibilities for this prestigious show was Ms. Kirree Kermode of the Orrisdale pedigree herd based in Ballasalla, Isle of Man. Kirree has shown and judged pedigree Livestock for a number of years.

The North West Limousin Club was well represented and had many successes including the overall champion Meelickaduff Honda owned by Eoin Hester from Castlerea, Co. Roscommon.

We have listed below all the classes where the North West Limousin Club had prizewinners. (NW breeders in bold)

Supreme Champion Limousin 2017

Meelickaduff Honda ET exhibited by Owen Hester, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon.
Honda is a daughter of Wilodge Vantastic and the noted french donor dam Etole (who has bred numerous champions for the Ardnacrusha herd of Donal Moloney). No stranger to the show ring, Honda holds the RDS Champion of Champions title for 2016. Born in December 2012, she has enjoyed a very successful showing career since the summer of 2013. For the last two years she has competed in the Senior cow classes, last year with her  2016 born son Meelickaduff Lamborghini, while this year she has her 2017 born son Meelickaduff Massey at foot.

Female Classes

National Limousin Senior Cow In Calf or In Milk. Born on/before 1/1/14

PlaceExhibitExhibitorSire
1stMeelickaduff Honda ETOwen HesterWilodge Vantastic
2ndGrangeford Imogen ETGary MorrisseyWilodge Cerberus
3rdRoundhill Iondine 1496Bobby O’ConnellElite Forever Brill ET
4thKillcastle Izzy Monique ETA. & P. KellyWilodge Vantastic

National Limousin Heifer born on/between 1/4/16 and 31/8/16

PlacEExhibitExhibitorSire
1stAnnaghanne LopezDeclan McCaffreyAmpertaine Foreman
2ndKillcastle Lou Gina ETA. & P. KellyAmpertaine Commander
3rdLisnacrann Lady NaomiMichael OliverPowerhouse Italic
4thMagheraboy Les HanaJames CoffeyMullary Intrepid
5thMagheraboy LaraJames CoffeyUsse

National All Ireland Limousin Heifer born on/between 1/9/16 and 31/10/16

PlaceExhibitExhibitorSire
1stRoundhill Langel 1700 ETTim CorridanNetherhall Jackpot
2ndElite Lizzie ETDan TynanCraigatoke Jack
3rdBrickhill Lana ETMichael McInerneyAmpertaine Gigolo
4thTemplequain Leiona ETBrendan O’SheaAmperatine Gigolo
5thClew Bay LeisaPadraic GoldenAmpertaine Foreman

Genetic Merit Award winner: Clew Bay Laoise

National All Ireland Limousin Heifer born on/between 1/11/16 and 31/12/16

PlaceExhibitExhibitorSire
1stGrangeford Lady ETGary MorrisseyAmpertaine Elgin
2ndKnockcoolkeare Lady Nadia BMicheal RocheGamin
3rdMilan Lindie ETDonie McKeonAmpertaine Foreman
4thKillcastle Laxi Monique ETA. & P. KellyAmperatine Commander
5thLackamore Lulu ETEnda O’GormanAmpertaine Gigolo

National All Ireland Limousin Heifer born in 2017

PlaceExhibitExhibitorSire
1stGrangeford Lady ETGary MorrisseyAmpertaine Elgin
2ndKnockcoolkeare Lady Nadia BMicheal RocheGamin
3rdMilan Lindie ETDonie McKeonAmpertaine Foreman
4thKillcastle Laxi Monique ETA. & P. KellyAmperatine Commander
5thLackamore Lulu ETEnda O’GormanAmpertaine Gigolo

National Senior Limousin Female Champion

PlaceExhibitExhibitorSire
ChampionMeelickaduff Honda ETOwen HesterWildoge Vantastic
ReserveTemplequain KrystalBrendan O’SheaWilodge Cerberus

Overall Female Champion

PlaceExhibitExhibitorSire
ChampionMeelickaduff Honda ETOwen HesterWildoge Vantastic
ReserveTemplequain KrystalBrendan O’SheaWilodge Cerberus

National All Ireland Limousin Bull Born in 2017

PlaceExhibitExhibitorSire
1stCorranhill MandelaIvor AndersonHaltcliffe Dancer
2ndElite Mad Max 2 ETDan TynanCraigatoke Jack
3rdClontown Mc KonkeyKevin TreanorPowerhouse Italic
4thOvaun Merlin ETMichael GunnLoosebeare Fantastic
5thHurricane MufasaDarragh O’MearaHenzo

Genetic Merit Award winner: Ovaun Merlin ET

National All Ireland Pair of Limousin

PlaceAnimal 1Animal 2Exhibitor
1stClew Bay LaoiseClew Bay Leisa Padraig Golden

International Limousin Congress Show Results

A number of show classes, both commercial and pedigree, were held at Glenamaddy Equestrian Centre, Co. Galway, on August 22nd as part of an evening of entertainment organised for International Limousin Congress delegates.

A full report from the event can be viewed here. We were delighted to secure the services of the British Limousin Cattle Societies Chairman Mr. John Phillips to judge all classes and the results from the show classes are as follows:

Overall pedigree champion was Derrygullinane Kimiko, a May 2015 born heifer owned by Gerry Walsh. This heifer is a daughter of the Gerrygullinane Glen.

Reserve champion was Cappaduff Lorenzo owned by Joe Moran. Lorenzo also won the coveted Michael Dale Cup for the overall winner of the Calf Championship, all calves born from 1/9/15 were striving to obtain this Cup which is in honour of the late Michael Dale from Gort. Michael was a leading member of the club and an avid Limousin breeder. Clewbay Kerry owned by Padraig Golden was reserve Calf Champion.

Champion Commercial was Olaf from Derrick Forde, the Reserve was Derek Maxwell’s Black Beauty.

Commercial Classes

Class 1: Commercial Limousin sired female under 350 kgs

1st* Black Beauty by Fieldson Alfy. Owned by Derek Maxwell. *Reserve champion commercial
2nd Mia Elite by Forever Brill. Owned by Ronan Brothers.
3rd Milbrook Dartangan. Owned by Derrick Forde.

Class 2: Commercial Limousin sired male under 400 kgs

1st* Olaf by Milbrook Dartagnan. Owned by Derrick Forde. *Champion commercial
2nd Swarland Eddie. Owned by Henry Barrett
3rd Ohana Elite by Forever Brill. Owned by Mary Tarpey.

Class 3: Commercial Limousin sired female over 350 kg suitable to make a Suckler Cow

1st Miley Ozeus. Owned by Derek Maxwell.
2nd Ann Sophie by Milbrook Dartangan Owned by Ronan Brothers.
3rd Madge Huntershall by Gladiator. Owned by Richard O’Beirne.

Pedigree Classes

Class 4: Pedigree Bull born prior to 01/09/15

1st Clewbay Ken (05/05/15). By Elite Forever Brill and Goldies Terence. Owned by Padraig Golden
2nd Liverpool Keith (12/04/15). By Ampertaine Foreman and Sauvignon. Owned by Michael Graham
3rd Lisnacrann King Emerson (29/03/15) By Emerson and On-Dit. Owned by Michael Oliver.

Class 5: Pedigree female born between 01/01/15 and 31/08/15

1st Derrygullinane Kimiko (02/05/15). By Gerrygullinane Glen and Cloughhead Lord. Owned by Gerry Walsh.
2nd Gerrygullinane Kissabelle (04/05/15). By Gerrygullinane Glen and Otan. Owned by Gerry Walsh.
3rd Bovinon Kay (14/01/15). By Ampertaine Foreman and Cornamundy Tino. Owned by Tom Finnerty.

Class 6: Pedigree female born prior to 01/01/15)

1st Gerbren Isobell (05/07/13). By Marchermore Augustus and Louxor. Owned by Gerard Brennan.
2nd Gerrygullinane Jackie (20/05/14). By Marchermore Augustus and Otan. Owned by Gerry Walsh.
3rd Mullary Jenny (09/07/14). By Plumtree Fantastic and Ulm. Owned by David Cogan.

Class 7-1: Pedigree female born after 01/09/15 – Senior section

1st Clewbay Kerry (08/10/15). By Huntershall Gladitorand and Rocky. Owned by Padraig Golden.
2nd Donnelly Kylie (11/09/15). By Ampertaine Foreman and Lino. Owned by Anthony Donnelly.
3rd Knockcroghery Kardashian (13/09/15). By Lowerffryd Empire and Sympa. Owned by Declan Miley.

Class 7-2: Pedigree female born after 01/09/15 – Intermediate section

1st Clewbay Kelly 2 (14/11/15). By Huntershall Gladitor and Clooney Quinn Timmy. Owned by Padraig Golden.
2nd Phillips Kelly (22/11/15). By Ampertaine Foreman and Moero. Owned by Michael Phillips.
3rd Currane Laday (20/01/16). By Brutus Hashtag and Ramses. Owned by Michael McKeown.

Class 7-3: Pedigree female born after 01/09/15 – Junior section

1st Millburn Lettie (05/03/16). By Dinmore Goldcrest and Acajou. Owned by Richard O’Beirne.
2nd Buckfield Leona (03/03/16). By Wilodge Cerberus and Ampertaine Commander. Owned by John Moore.
3rd Magheraboy Lara (09/05/16). By Usse and Magheraboy Delta. Owned by James Coffey.

Class 8-1: Pedigree male born after 01/09/15 – Senior section

1st Meelicaduff Kopilot (29/09/15). By Neuf and Camorn Copilot. Owned by Michael Hester.
2nd Kinturk Kuga (14/09/15). By Goldies Terence and Milbrook Dartangan. Owned by Michael Gibbons.
3rd Phillips Karlos (28/09/15). By Ampertaine Foreman Grahams Tycoon Owned by Michael Phillips.

Class 8-2: Pedigree male born after 01/09/15 – Intermediate section

1st Cappaduff Lorenzo (11/01/16). By Loosebeare Fantasticand Rocky. Owned by Joe Moran.
2nd Lisbrin Karl (16/10/15). By Malibu and Ronick Hawk. Owned by Sean Tighe.
3rd Buckfield Larry (14/01/16). By Vagabond and Haltcliffe Dancer. Owned by John Moore

Class 8-3: Pedigree male born after 01/09/15 – Junior section

1st Millburn Likely Lad (15/01/16). By Millburn Highflyer and Sympa. Owned by Richard O’Beirne.
2nd Gerbren Luke (24/02/16). By Keltic Handsome and Marchermore Augustus. Owned by Gerard Brennan.
3rd Carrowclogher Leo (09/03/16). By Queenshead Altea and Bilbao. Owned by Jack Vahey.

Class 9: Best pair of pedigree Limousins owned by the same exhibitor

1st Liverpool Kenny and Liverpool Keith. Owned by Michael Graham.
2nd Clewbay Kelly 2 and Clewbay Kerry. Owned by Padraig Golden.
3rd Lisnacrann Judy and Lisnacrann King Emerson. Owned by Michael Oliver.

Champions of the Show

Champion Calf winner of Michael Dale Cup

Cappaduff Lorenzo (11/01/16). By. By Loosebeare Fantastic and Rocky. Owned by Joe Moran.

Reserve calf champion

Clewbay Kerry (08/10/15). By Huntershall Gladitorand Rocky. Owned by Padraig Golden.

Pedigree Limousin calf champion of the show

Derrygullinane Kimiko. Born (02/05/15). By Gerrygullinane Glen and Cloughhead Lord. Owned by Gerry Walsh.

Reserve champion

Cappaduff Lorenzo (11/01/16). By Loosebeare Fantastic and Rocky. Owned by Joe Moran.

Ballina Show Results 2016

Ballina Show was held on Sunday July 10th in the grounds of Ballina Stephenites GAA Club.

The inclement weather didn’t deter a large entry of Limousin cattle from attending with the standard and numbers up from previous years. Judge on the day was Paul Rainey from the Claragh herd in County Derry.

Results for the Limousin Classes were as follows:

Bulls

Limousin Male born on or after the 1st of September, 2015

1st (Michael Gibbons) Kinturk Kuga by Goldies Terence and Kinturk Iona
2nd (Michael Gunn) Ovaun King Henry by Abot and Millstone Ebony
3rd (Michael Gunn) Ovaun King Kong by Mereside Favori and Ovaun Daffodil

Limousin Male born on or after the 1st of Jan, 2016.

1st (Joe Moran) Cappaduff Lorenzo by Loosebeare Fantastic and Cappaduff Goldirl
2nd (John Moore) Buckfield Larry by Vagabond and Annadale ICandy
3rd (Michael Gunn) Ovaun Larry by Haltcliffe Dancer and Ovaun Chloe

Limousin Male born on or after the 1st of Jan, 2015.

1st (Gerry Walsh) Derrygullinane Kingbull by Gerrygullinane Glen and Derrygullinane Elsia
2nd (Martin Davis) Kinaghmore Kyle by Haltcliffe Dancer and Kinaghmore Gina
3rd (Gerry Walsh) Gerrygullinane Kingbull by Marchermore Augustus and Derrygullinane Daisy

Heifers

Limousin Female born on or after the 1st of September, 2015.

1st (Declan Miley) Knockcroghery Kim by Wilodge Cerberus and Newtown Abbigail
2nd (Padraig Golden) Clew Bay Kerry by Huntershall Gladiator and Clew Bay Daisy
3rd (Padraig Golden) Clew Bay Kelly 2 by Huntershall Gladiator and Clew Bay Gerildane

Limousin Female born on or after the 1st of Jan, 2016.

1st (John Moore) Buckfield Leona by Cerberus and Ardlea Fatastic
2nd (N Maughan) Rathoonagh Lyla by Ardlea Dan and Tullinacurra Honeysuckle
3rd (John Moore) Buckfield Laureen by Cerberus and Annadale Eureka

Limousin Female born on or after the 1st of Jan, 2015.

1st (Gerry Walsh) Gerrygullinane Kissbelle by Gerrygullinane Glen and Kilmore Alana
2nd (John Walsh) Derrygullinane Kimiko by Gerrygullinane Glen and Derrygullinane Flo
3rd (John Jennings) Glencarr Kittes by Ampertaine Commander and Forest View Genevra

Limousin Female born on or before the 1st of Jan, 2015.

1st (Gerry Walsh) Gerrygullinane Jackie by Marchmore Augustus and Kilmore Alana
2nd (David Cogan) Mullary Jenny by Plumtree Fantastic and Mullary Haute Couture
3rd (Donie McKeon) Milan Janella by Loosebeare Fantastic and Milan Aiva

Limousin Champions of Ballina Show

Champion

(Declan Miley) Knockcroghery Kim by Wilodge Cerberus and Newtown Abigail

Reserve

(Padraig Golden) Clew Bay Kerry by Huntershall Gladiator and Clew Bay Daisy

2015 North West Limousin Calf Championships

The 2015 North West Limousin Calf Championships were held at Ballinrobe Show on Sunday 6th September and the results were as follows.

Bulls

Senior Class

1st (Donie McKeon) Milan Jefferson by Ampertaine Foreman.
2nd (Anthony Donnelly) Donnelly Jilberto by Wilodge Vantastic.
3rd (Anthony Donnelly) Donnelly Julio by Wilodge Vantastic.

Intermediate Class

1st (Padraig Golden) Clew Bay Jody by Sympa.
2nd (Ian Kilgannon) Redbawn by Ampertaine Foreman.
3rd (Michael Graham) Liverpool Kojak by Ampertaine Commander.

Junior Class

1st (Joe and Jennifer Moran) Cappaduff Kenzi by Ampertaine Commander.
2nd (Joe and Jennifer Moran) Capppaduff Kyros by Elite Forever Brill.
3rd (Peter Cawley Meadowfield Knockout by Ardlea Dan.

Heifers

Senior Class

1st (Michael Rattigan) Logrea Jamelia by Wilodge Vantastic.
2nd (Michael Hester Meelickaduff John Deere Girl by Haltcliffe Dancer.
3rd (Michael Oliver Lisnacrann Juniper Naomi by Emerson.

Intermediate Class

1st (Joe and Jennifer Moran) Cappaduff Klassy Girl by Ampertaine Commander.
2nd (Tom Finnerty) Bovinion Kay by Ampertaine Foreman.
3rd (Padraig Golden) Clew Bay Julie by Navarin.

Junior Class

1st (Michael Phillips) Phillips Karliona by Ampertaine Foreman.
2nd (Jack Vahey) Carrowclogher Katie by Ampertaine Elgin.
3rd (Gerry Walsh) Gerrygullinane Kissabelle by Gerrygullinane Glen.

2015 North West Limousin Champion Calf

Milan Jefferson.
Owner: Donie McKeon.

North West Limousin Members place well at 2015 Tullamore

A number of North West Limousin Club Members placed at the AIB National Livestock Show in Tullamore on Sunday August 9th.

The results of categories in which North West Members placed are as follows:

Male Classes

National Limousin Bull Born on/between 01/01/2014 and 30/04/2014

(Sponsors: Grassland Agro, Dublin 24)

3rd Place: (Michael Hester) Meelickaduff Jameson by Wilodge Cerberus and Meelickaduff Cloe.

Genetic Merit Award: Meelickaduff Jameson (Michael Hester)

National Limousin Bull Born on/between 01/05/2014 and 31/08/2014

(Sponsors: Irish Limousin Cattle Society)

4th Place (Gerard Walsh) Gerrygullinane Junior by Marchermore Augustus and Derrygullinane Daisy

National All Ireland Limousin Bull Born on/between 01/09/2014 and 31/10/2014

(Sponsors: Lambe’s Oil, Tullamore)

4th Place (Donie McKeon) Milan Jefferson ET by Ampertaine Foreman and Milan Amelie.

National All Ireland Limousin Bull Born in 2015

(Sponsors: Connolly Redmills, Goresbridge, Co. Kilkenny)

6th Place (Joe & Jennifer Moran) Cappaduff Kyros by Elite Forever Brill ET and Cappaduff Estelle.

Female Classes

National Limousin Senior Cow in calf or in milk. Born on/before 01/01/2012 (calf at foot must be born on/after 01/01/2015)

(Sponsors: Munster Labels)

2nd Place (Michael Phillips) Fairywater Gabriella by Ironstone Diego and Pelletstown Catherine ET.

National All Ireland Limousin Heifer Born on/between 01/09/2014 and 31/10/2014

(Sponsors: Arrabawn Trading, Nenagh Greenvale Animal Feeds)

5th Place (Michael Rattigan) Logrea Jamelia ET by Wilodge Vantastic and Newtown Trixie

National Limousin Heifer Born on/between 01/04/2014 and 31/08/2014

(Sponsors: FRS Fencing, Roscrea, Co Tipperary)

2nd Place (Gerard Walsh) Gerrygullinane Jackie by Marchermore Augustus and Kilmore Alana

National Limousin Uncalved Senior Heifer Born on/between 01/08/2012 and 31/12/2012

(Sponsors: Fingleton, Peters & Tyrell)
Genetic Merit Award: Meeickaduff Honda – Michael Hester.

National All Ireland Limousin Heifer Born on/between 01/11/2014 and 31/12/2014

(Sponsors: Buckley’s Supervalu, Birr, Co. Offaly)

4th Place: (Micheal Hester) Meelickaduff Jukebox by Ampertaine Foreman and Meelickaduff Ema.

Genetic Merit Award: Meelickaduff Jukebox-Michael Hester

National Limousin Heifer Calf Born in 2015

(Sponsors: Irish Limousin Cattle Society)

2nd (Michael Phillips) Phillips Karliona by Ampertaine Foreman and Fairywater Gabriella.
3rd (Tom Finnerty) Bovinion Kay by Ampertaine Foreman and Liscarn Andrea.
4th (Joe & Jennifer Moran) Cappaduff Klassy Girl by Ampertaine Commander and Cappaduff Goldgirl.

National All Ireland Pair of Limousin 2015 – Only 2 animals, male, female or mixed

(Sponsors: Irish Limousin Cattle Society)

4th (Micheal Hester)
Meelickaduff Jukebox by Ampertaine Foreman and Meelickaduff Ema.
Meelickaduff Joules by Emerson and Meelickaduff Beauty.

2014 North West Limousin Calf Championships

The 2014 North West Limousin Club Calf Finals were held in Mountbellew, County Galway, on Saturday September 6th. Over 40 Limousins were shown in the Limousin classes on the day.

Judge for the event was Vice President of the ILCS Dan O’Mahony from Co. Cork. Dan has a long history in breeding cattle and horses and runs the successful Ballygarvan Limousin herd.

All the entrants were listed in age order and divided into six equal classes, three for the male calves and three for the heifers.

Bulls

Senior Class

1st (Michael Hestor) Meelickaduff Ipod by Sympa
2nd (Donie McKeon) Milan Interceptor by Fieldson alfy
3rd (Padraig Golden) Clewbay Igelo by Queenshead Althea
4th (Des Joyce) Lisangeeragh Icecool by Lowerfrydd Empire

Intermediate Class

1st (Henry Barrett) Crocan Important by Lowerffrydd Empire
2nd (Brendan Blewitt) Runagry Joey by Haltcliffe Dancer
3rd (John Walsh) Derrygullinane Icbull by Ampertaine Goldcard
4th (Michael Gunn) Ovaun Icarus by Roundhill Saturn

Junior Class

1st (Gerry Walsh) Gerrygullinane Junior by Marchmore Augustus
2nd (Joe & Jennifer Moran) Cappaduff by Ampertaine Commander
3rd (Joe & Jennifer Moran) Capaduff Jackpot by Ampertaine Commander
4th (Joe & Jennifer Moran) Cappaduff Jagerbomb by Swarland Eddie

Heifers

Senior Class

1st (Pat Bruen) Carrowreagh Impression by Haltcliffe Dancer
2nd (Peter Keaveney) Ampertaine Foreman
3rd (Michael Hestor) Meelickaduff Izzy by Gamin
4th (Des Joyce) Lisangeeragh Icecool by Haltcliffe Dollar

Intermediate Class

1st (Des Joyce) Lisangeeragh Jenny by Ampertaine Foreman
2nd (Tom Finnerty) Bovinion Josie by Wilodge Tonka
3rd (Des Joyce) Lisangeeragh Jewls by Carmorn Copilot
4th (Michael Gunn) Ovaun Jellybean by Vagabond

Junior Class

1st (Brian Lynskey) Gortskehy Jane by Derriahy Enfield
2nd (Gerry Walsh) Gerrygullinane Jenny by Ampertaine Commander
3rd (Gerry Walsh) Gerrygullinane Jodi by Fieldson Alfy
4th (Donie McKeon) Milan Janella by Loosebeare Fantastic

2014 North West Limousin Champion Calf

The winners of the six calf classes then competed for the Michael Dale memorial cup, which honours the memory of a man who worked all his life to promote the limousine breed before his untimely death in May 2010.
The Cup was won this year by one of the youngest animals in the show Gortskehy Jane ET owned by Brian Lynskey. Jane is a May born heifer sired by Derriahy Enfield and Ballymoney Violet.

Open Class – Heifer born prior to 1/9/13

Winner: (Eoin Hestor) Meelickaduff Honda by Wilodge Vantastic and Etole

2013 North West Limousin Calf Finals

The 2013 North West Limousin Club Calf Championship Finals were held at Elphin Show, County Roscommon on Saturday August 31st. This year saw an increased entry of 50 calves.

The classes were confined to calves born in the North West Limousin Club area which is made up Roscommon, Sligo, Mayo and Galway. The class winners competed for the Michael Dale memorial Cup which is in honour of Michael Dale from Gort who was a leading member of the club and an enthusiastic Limousin breeder until his untimely death in May 2010.

The entries were listed in age order for the Calf Championship and then divided into three equal classes for males and three for females.

Teleri Thomas originally from Wales, but now living in Enfield County Meath, had the difficult job of judging the classes, many of which contained prize winners from the National Show in Tullamore.

2013 North West Limousin Champion Calf

After some intense competition young Roscommon breeder Owen Hestor from Castlerea was judged Calf Champion with his Wilodge Vantastic heifer Meelickaduff Honda. Honda is an ET calf out of Donal Maloney’s prizewinning heifer Etole.
Standing Reserve was Anthony Donnelly’s September bull Donnelly Hernando. This Vantastic son had already won the junior male section of the All-Ireland Bull Derby in Castlewellan in June and also was a Class winner in Tullamore.

Bulls

Senior Class

Born between 1/9/2012 and 28/10/2012
1st Donnelly Hernando (Anthony Donnelly, Claremorris) by Vantastic.
2nd Logrea Harry (Michael Rattigan, Irishtown) by Vantastic.
3rd Redbawn Hercules (Oliver Kilgannon, Ballina) by Dartagnan.
4th Buckfield Hurra (John Moore, Kilmeena) by Epic.
5th Forest View Hurricane (John Jennings, Glenamaddy) by Tonka.

Intermediate Class

Born between 18/11/2012 and 1/1/2013
1st Gerrygullinane Icon (Gerry Walsh, Ballina) by Augustus.
2nd Knockcroghery Hero (Declan Miley, Knockcroghery) by Commander.
3rd Derrygullinane Hank (John Walsh, Ballina) by Commander.
4th Gerrygullinane Hunter (Gerry Walsh, Ballina) by Cavalier
5th Carrowreagh Hermes (Patrick Bruen, Elphin) by Alfy.

Junior Class

Born on or after 4/1/2013
1st Knockcroghery Imperial (Declan Miley, Knockcroghery) by Bial.
2nd Milan Izaak (Donie McKeon, Enniscrone) by Casimir.
3rd Donnelly I (Anthony Donnelly, Claremorris) by Vantastic.
4th Lisangeeragh Empire (Des Joyce, Williamstown) by Dollar.
5th Garracloon Ikester (Aidan McHale, Ballina) by Lord.

Heifers

Senior Class

Born between 1/9/2012 and 15/11/2012
1st Derrygullinane Hope (John Walsh, Ballina) by Vantastic.
2nd Clew Bay Hizak (Padraig Golden, Carrowholly) by Commander.
3rd Logrea Henrietta (Michael Rattigan, Irishtown) by Vantastic.
4th Derrygullinane Heather (John Walsh, Ballina) by Vantastic.
5th Buckfield Hannah (John Moore, Kilmeena) by Co-Pilot.

Intermediate Class

Born between 29/11/2012 and 21/1/12
1st Meelickaduff Honda (Owen Hestor, Castlerea) by Vantastic.
2nd Milan Imogen (Donie McKeon, Enniscrone) by Tonka.
3rd Ovaun Ingrid (Michael Gunn, Elphin) by Vagabond.
4th Boyanagh Hillside (Mary Tarpey, Elphin) by Dancer.
5th Tullinacurra I (Michael Oliver, Swinford) by On-Dit.

Junior Class

Born after 22/1/2012
1st Buckfield Isa (John Moore, Kilmeena) by Fastrac
2nd Logrea Infinity (Michael Rattigan, Irishtown) by Vantastic
3rd Ovaun Ideal (Michael Gunn, Elphin) by Caledonian
4th Milan I (Donie McKeon, Enniscrone) by Co-Pilot
5th Clew Bay Iona (Padraig Golden, Carrowholly) by Sauvignon

Best female born between 1/1/2012 and 31/8/2012

1st Crawford Brothers, Clones. Erne Harriet by Defoe.
2nd Padraig Golden, Carrowholly. Clew Bay Hilda by Dancer.
3rd David Cogan, Kilmovee. Clooncara Hotgirl by Dartagnan.

Best female born in 2011

1st Crawford Brothers, Clones. Erne Goldengirl by Sauvignon.

Best female born before 1/1/2011

1st Crawford Brothers, Clones. Erne Fever by Sauvignon.

Best Bull born before 1/9/2012 (Limousin only)

1st Crawford Brothers, Clones. Sylvandene Defoe by Mas DuCLo.
2nd Donie McKeon, Enniscrone. Milan Huxley by Neuf.
3rd John Moore, Kilmeena. Buckfield Harry by Sympa.

Elphin Show Champion

Meelickaduff Honda. Owner: Owen Hestor, Castlerea Co. Roscommon.

Reserve

Erne Harriet

Meelickaduff Honda followed on from her North West Limousin Calf Championship title by winning overall Limousin Champion of the Show sponsored by Ovaun Limousin, with Erne Harriet as reserve.
Erne Harriet is an April 12th heifer sired by Sylvandene Defoe and was shown by Crawford Brothers from Clones County Monaghan. Indeed the Crawford brothers went on to win a very strong “Inter-breed team of three” competition later in the Show with a team including Harriet and her sire Defoe. They received the Michael F Gunn Memorial Cup beating eight other groups including Simmentals, Charolais, Hereford and Angus teams, in a class which was one of the highlights of the Show.