National YMA Finals 2013

RESULTS National Calf Show Finals 2013

CHAMPION HANDLER: Caitriona Neville (Limerick / Clare)
RESERVE HANDLER: Thomas Neville (Limerick / Clare)
HON MENTION: Paul Murphy (Cork)

CHAMPION CALF: Hallow Boss Twain – M & P Jones (Slaney)
RESERVE CHAMPION CALF: Swiftsheath Windbrook Mia – Pat Gaynor (Breffni / Oriel)
HON MENTION: Tubbertoby Chip Anna – Paul Flanagan (North Eastern)


Bumper Entries & Big Crowds at YMA Calf Show 2013
“Hallow Boss Twain” claims National Calf Show title for Mervyn & Philip Jones.
Champion & Reserve Handler titles for brother & sister Caitriona & Thomas Neville.
Report by Donal Carey

The IHFA YMA National Calf Show took place on July 30th & 31st last in Cillin Hill, Co Kilkenny.  A bumper number of entries were catalogued with YMA members from across the country competing for National honours. Families from across the country descended on Kilkenny city for two days for what is the pinnacle in the YMA calendar of events. Title sponsors of the National Calf Show are FBD, Eurogene AI Services & Volac. David Clarke Livestock sponsored the Clipping competition.   IHFA President John O’ Flynn and his wife Chrissie were in attendance.   Social activities including a Bar-B-Que sponsored by IHFA, bouncy castle and photography demonstration enhanced a family-friendly theme to the Show.

YMA Chairman Brendan Greenan and National Co-Ordinator Andrea Murphy announced the results of the various Calf Show Club competitions in an exciting prelude to the Calf Championship. The winning clubs collected their trophies in recognition of team performance;
Kildare Friesian Breeders YMA Perpetual Trophy for Best Team of Handlers;       Limerick & Clare Club
Breffni Oriel Friesian Breeders YMA Perpetual Trophy for Best Team of Calves;       Slaney Club
Laois Offaly Friesian Breeders Bill Flynn Memorial Trophy for Best Club Stand;      Cork Club    
Cork Friesian Breeders Club YMA Perpetual Trophy for Clipping Competition;       Northern Ireland

Judges for the show were Steven Miller (Shanael herd, England) and Erica Rijneveld (Holland). Erica judged the clipping and handling classes on Day one of the show. Erica is renowned throughout Europe for her clipping and showmanship skills. She clips at over 40 shows throughout the year. She is based in Holland from where she manages the company “Livestock Show Equipment”.  Erica praised the high-calibre of the Handlers stating that she was immensely impressed with the YMA’s clipping and handling skill levels. It was a remarkable result for the Neville family, Croagh, Co Limerick with brother & sister Caitriona & Thomas being tapped out as Champion & Reserve Champion Handler respectively. It was an especially proud day for parents Donal & Kathleen and sister Ann as Caitriona and Thomas had earlier won the Senior & Mature Handler classes. As Champion Handler, Caitriona Neville was presented with the Barrett family perpetual trophy for Showmanship. Honourable Mention, Paul Murphy from Banteer, Cork is no stranger to the Championship line up having won Champion Handler at last year’s Calf Show.

Steven Miller from the Shanael herd, Worcestershire, England is a respected judge who has come through the Holstein UK’s Young Breeders. He is the youngest ever member to be listed on Holstein UK’s national Judges Panel. He judged the Showmanship classes at Holstein UK’s HYB National Calf Show 2012. Before tapping out his Championship selection Steve said that it had been a pleasure to have been asked to judge the YMA National Calf Show. He described the calf classes as “tremendous” with “numerous outstanding calves”. He described his Champion calf as a “Tremendous dairy animal with outstanding potential for the future.” Hallow Boss Twain is a Boss Iron daughter from a VG87 Goldwyn daughter of the famed “Eastside S Twain EX 96” from the dispersed Galwaybay herd. The Twain family has bred many show winners. Indeed the Champion Calf at last year’s Calf Show “Beechrow Atwood Twain”, is also bred from this family. Reserve Champion went to Pat Gaynor’s “Swiftsheath Windbrook Mia” who the judge praised for her dairyness and overall balance. She is a “Gillette Windbrook” daughter from” Ballythomas Adolph Mia EX 94”. Paul & Margurite Flanagan’s “Tubbertoby Chip Anna” took Honourable Mention having earlier won its Summer Yearling Class. She is sired by “Mr Chassity Gold Chip ET” out of “Desmond Shottle Anna EX90”.    

YMA members are grateful to parents, family members for their support in participation at the National Calf Show and other activities throughout the year.                           
 A warm thanks to both our judges and to ring stewards Maria Burke, John Moroney, John Curtin, John O’ Sullivan and to Richard Hamilton.I wish to acknowledge and thank the local Carlow Kilkenny club for their help in setting up the venue and ensuring the show was a success.  Thanks to Denis Barrett for a thorough job as MC. I wish to thank sponsors FBD, Eurogene AI services, Volac and their representatives. I would like to thank C.E. Charles Gallagher and the IHFA office staff.   Sincere thanks and credit to the National YMA Committee, YMA Chairman Brendan Greenan and Co-Ordinator Andrea Murphy for their tireless work in the preparation and planning of the show and their commitment over both days.   

Clipping & Handler Classes judged by Erica Rijneveld, Netherlands.

Clipping Class – sponsored by David Clarke Livestock
1st  Northern Ireland – Mark Henry & David McAlister
2nd Cork Club – Paul Murphy & Brian Smith
3rd Carlow Kilkenny Club – George Murphy & Doireann Mulhall
4th Breffni / Oriel – Edwin Gaynor & Jack Cooney
5th Kildare Club – Ann Maree Manley & Kevin Behan
6th Limerick Clare – Rachel McNamara & Donal Bourke

1st Liam Murphy, Carlow Kilkenny Club
2nd Padraic Coleman, Carlow Kilkenny
3rd Brian Smith, Cork
4th Simon Lanigan, Carlow Kilkenny
5th Helena O’Sullivan, Limerick Clare
6th Dillon Corley, Breffni Oriel


1st Ann O’Toole, Carlow Kilkenny
2nd Christopher Heffernan, Kerry Club
3rd Gerard Kirby, Cork Club
4th Donal Coppinger, Galway
5th Jack Walsh, Kerry
6th Alanna Maunsell, Kerry


1st Conor Lynch, Limerick Clare
2nd Rachel Corley, Breffni Oriel
3rd Desmond MCorry, Northern Ireland
4th Cathal Mulhall, Carlow Kilkenny
5th Rebekah Williamson, Breffni Oriel
6th Hannah Murphy, Carlow Kilkenny


1st Paul Murphy, Cork
2nd Lauren O’Toole, Carlow Kilkenny
3rd Colin Todd, Breffni Oriel
4th Lauren Henry, Northern Ireland
5th TJ Maunsell, Kerry
6th Emma McNamara, Limerick Clare

1st Caitriona Neville, Limerick Clare Club
2nd Heather Martin, Northern Ireland
3rd Hannah Lilburn, Northern Ireland
4th Louise Sinnott, Slaney Club
5th Emma Behan, Kildare Club
6th Maire Doran, Kildare


1st Thomas Neville, Limerick Clare
2nd Laura Sinnott, Slaney Club
3rd Ann Maree Manley, Kildare club
4th Dermot McCarthy, Limerick Clare Club
5th Diarmuid Murphy, Cork Club
6th JP Murphy, Carlow Kilkenny


Calf Classes judged by Steven Miller, UK.

1st Kilrisk Fanny 2 – Kenneth Smyth
2nd Monasteroris Posie 7 – Michael Manley
3rd Monasteroris Daisy 4 – Michael Manley
4th Ballyshane Cressida 14 – Michael Manley
5th Slevoy Norma – Denis Roche

JERSEY, born in 2012 & 2013
1st Mullaghlands Pride Swiss – Pat Gaynor
2nd Massrock PWI Lilley – Lehane Family
3rd Massrock S1214 Brunette – Lehane Family
4th Kilgarriffe Maida – Richard & Avril Helen
5th Kilgarriffe Nessa – Dervla Flanagan
6th Kilgarriffe Priya – Tim & Mary McCarthy

1st Kilrisk Fanny 3rd – Kenneth Smyth
2nd Monasteroris Posie 9th – Michael Manley
3rd Monasteroris Lady Walton 6th – Michael Manley
4th Monasteroris Jennie Deans 19th – Michael Manley
5th Venus Stephanie 36 – Michael Purcell
6th Venus Vicente 60 – Michael Purcell

COLOURED BREEDS CHAMPION: Mullaghlands Pride Swiss – Pat Gaynor
COLOURED BREEDS RESERVE: Massrock Pwi Lilley – Lehane Family
COLOURED BREEDS HON MENTION: Monasteroris Songstress 5 – Michael Manley

JUNIOR CALF, born Jan-Feb 2013
1st Ballinafinn Million S Anna – Donal & Tadhg Bourke (Limerick / Clare)
2nd Corstown Ares Kathleen – Patrick Murphy (Carlow / Kilkenny)
3rd Evergreen Susie Mist 7 – Liam & Sandra Murphy (Carlow / Kilkenny)
4th ortvale Martin Dotty – Clayton Coulter (Breffni / Oriel)
5th Skeafbridge Aftshock My Fair Lady – Dermot & Jerry O’Driscoll (Cork)
6th Ballylongane Miss Ellymae – Maurice Harty (Kerry)

Intermediate Calf winner Ballyelan Fever Robyn with Christine Lynch at halter, Limerick Clare club with Eamon Coleman, Eurogene A.I. Services, sponsor and Judge Stephen Miller, U.K.

INTERMEDIATE CALF, born Nov-Dec 2012
1st Ballyelan Fever Robyn – Tom Lynch (Limerick / Clare)
2nd Hallow Jorden Indianink – M & P Jones (Slaney)
3rd Corstown Axn Mayflower – Patrick Murphy (Carlow / Kilkenny)
4th Clonpaddin Gwy Fame – P Jones (Slaney)
5th Maunsell Classic Image – Michael Maunsell (Kerry)
6th Cornboro Astre Carla – Brian Corley (Breffni / Oriel)

Senior Calf winner Copsewood Goldun Wish led by Dermot McCarthy, Limerick Clare club with Liam Gannon, Volac, sponsor.

SENIOR CALF, born Sept-Oct 2012
1st Copsewood Goldun Wish – Dermot McCarthy (Limerick / Clare)
2nd Cahirmee Atwood Presence – Pat Smith (Cork)
3rd Goldenfield Fever Fame 2 – JC Murphy (Carlow / Kilkenny)
4th Chapelhill Rustler Roxy – Tadhg Bourke (Limerick / Clare)
5th Clonpaddin Ats Mona – Hurley Family (Slaney)
6th Glaslough Sidbriar – D & K Boyd (Breffni / Oriel)

Tubbertoby Chip Anna winner of Summer Yearling class with owner Paul Flanagan & family, Eamon Coleman, Eurogene A.I. Services, sponsor and Judge Stephen Miller, U.K.

SUMMER YEARLING, born July – August 2012
1st Tubbertoby Chip Anna – Paul Flanagan (North Eastern)
2nd Chairmee Isper Paradise – Pat Smith (Cork)
3rd Cahirmee Fever Paradise – Pat Smith (Cork)
4th Baldonnel Fever Lotto – Cyril & John Dowling (Kildare)
5th Leagh Observer Maui – Tim Fitzmaurice (Kerry)
6th Dalevalley Sid Paradise – Roy Cromie (Breffni / Oriel)

Hallow Fever Grace winner of Spring Yearling class with Mervyn & Lisa Jones, led by Laura Sinnott, Stephen Miller, Judge, U.K. and Liam Gannon, Volac, sponsor.

SPRING YEARLING, born March, April, May, June 2012
1st Hallow Fever Grace – M & P Jones (Slaney)
2nd Ardarostig Atwood Lulu 2 – Sean Murphy (Cork)
3rd Baldonnel Sid Bliss – Cyril & John Dowling (Kildare)
4th Emerald Palermo Fran – Caitriona & Kathleen Neville (Limerick / Clare)
5th Bonaghmore Windbrook Ashling – Kevin Behan (Kildare)
6th Cornboro Miss Dolly – Brian Corley (Breffni / Oriel)

Hallow Boss Twain winner of Mature Calf class with owner Philip Jones, Slaney Club with his children Will & Kate. Gary Jones at halter and Mona Kehoe, FBD, sponsor.

MATURE CALF, born Jan –Feb 2012
1st Hallow Boss Twain – M & P Jones (Slaney)
2nd Swiftsheath Windbrook Mia – Pat Gaynor (Breffni / Oriel)
3rd Clonpaddin Windbrook Fame – Hurley Family (Slaney)
4th Sprucegrove Mamouth Illinda – Paul Boal (Galway)
5th Portvale Sid Monique – Clayton Coulter (Breffni / Oriel)
6th Kingsleigh Karry 604 – Gordon Kingston (Cork)

Laois / Offaly Bill Flynn Memorial YMA Perpetual Trophy for Best Stand Award: CORK
Cork Friesian Breeders Club YMA Perpetual Trophy for Clipping: NORTHERN IRELAND
Breffni / Oriel Friesian Breeders Club YMA Perpetual Trophy for Best Calves: SLANEY
Kildare Friesian Breeders Club YMA Perpetual Trophy for Showmanship: LIMERICK / CLARE


Access to Reports

Events Calendar

« Mar 2019 » loading...
Wed 27

IHFA Premier Bull Show and Sale

March 27 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm