The revamped Hereford classes at the Gorey Agricultural show have proven to be an outstanding success. The additional classes attracted exhibitors from as far afield as Co Roscommon in the West, as far north as Co Louth and as far south as Rockchapel in Co Cork a truly intercounty competition. The strong sun shone throughout with Society President and judge for the event John Neenan carefully selecting the prize-winners in each of the very well supported classes.
Local breeders were not to be outdone by the visitors with local breeders Curtis and Jones taking the championship with their Knockduff Poll 1 Daisy. The Reserve Championship and Junior Female champion Knockmountagh Willow was exhibited by Eamon & John McKiernan, Co Louth with the Reserve Junior Female Championship secured by local man John Jones a long time exhibitor at this event. The Junior Bull Calf Championship was awarded to Co Kilkenny breeder Tom Brennan while it was Tony Hartnett from Co Cork who went home with the Reserve Male Champion rosette. Other first prize-winners included Kilsunny Lass Lily from Trevor Dudley, Co Tipperary and Kye Holly 726 exhibited by Padraig McGrath, Co Roscommon. The Young Handler winner was Connor Jones Pallas, Inch, Gorey. Well done to all the young handlers who participated.
Slaney Foods is pleased to have supported this expanded local event and to be associated with the South Leinster Branch of the Irish Hereford Breed Society and the Gorey Agricultural Show Society, which held its 157th event this year.
Some photos from the show
Champion and Winner Senior Cow, Knockduff Poll 1 Daisy with Eamonn Moulds
Sponsors Slaney Foods Int., Mervyn Parr South Leinster IHBS, Ms Jones and John Neenan, Judge
Reserve Champion & Junior Female Champ Knockmountagh Willow with John Neenan, Judge,
Eamonn Moulds Sponsors Slaney Foods Int., Mervyn Parr, IHBS and Eamon McKiernan
Winner Cow Class: Knockduff Poll 1 Daisy with Society Chairman Willie Branagan, Mervyn Parr IHBS,
Ms Jones and Eamonn Moulds Sponsors Slaney Foods Int.,
Winner Senior heifer Kilsunny Kilsunny Lass Lily, Eamonn Moulds Sponsors Slaney Foods Int.,
Mervyn Parr South Leinster IHBS, John Neenan, Judge & handler Susan Dudley
Winner Junior Heifer Knockmountagh Willow, Mervyn Parr, IHBS John Neenan, Judge
Eamonn Moulds Sponsors Slaney Foods Int. & Eamon McKiernan
Reserve Junior Heifer, Eamonn Moulds, Sponsors Slaney Foods Int., Mervyn Parr, IHBS and Mr Jones
Winner Oct heifer class Kye Holly 726, Eamon Moulds, Sponsors Slaney Foods Int., Mervyn Parr,
IHBS with Catherine & Padraig McGrath
Junior Bull Champion Balleen Perfection, Eamon Moulds, Sponsors Slaney Foods Int.,
Mervyn Parr, IHBS and Thomas Brennan.
Reserve Champion Junior Bull River Rock Goldstar, Eamon Moulds, Sponsors Slaney Foods Int.,
Mervyn Parr, IHBS with Tony Hartnett
Winner Young Handler Class Connor Jones with Eamonn Moulds – Slaney Foods Int.,
Mervyn Parr South Leinster IHBS Sponsors Young Handler class & John Neenan, Judge.
Once again – a big WELL DONE to all the winners and the organisers of the Gorey Agricultural Show!!!