Ballagh, Kilmanagh, Co. Kilkenny
Tinnecarrig, Borris, Co. Carlow Tel.: 086 2463217
Evergreen Lodge, Fenagh, Co.Carlow
Treasurer: Jim Mulhall, Danville, Kilkenny. 086-2624834
Yma coordinator: Liam Murphy, Evergreen Lodge, Fenagh, Co.Carlow Tel: 087 2906563 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
YMA Assistant Coordinator: Doireann Mulhall.
Carlow Kilkenny Club Notes – Winter 2017
Firstly, a sincere thank you to all members and host families who generously provided their farms, yards and time to facilitate each of the events held within the Club during the year. Without the time, effort and assistance the Club’s events could not be held.
Our field evenings were held on the farms of John Flood, Russellstown, The Rower, Co. Carlow., Michael Nolan, Coolnamara Holsteins, Coolnamara, Borris, Co. Carlow, judged by Garry Hurley, and Pat Cleary of Carrickshock, Hugginstown, Co. Kilkenny judged by Kevin Flynn. There was a large crowd in attendance and the stock on display was of a fantastic quality.
Many thanks to judges on each of the evenings and the families for food and refreshments provided after each evening.
This year the Murphy family, Ballagh of the Goldenfield herd kindly hosted the family awards. The huge crowd in attendance was certainly a testament to the high regard the Goldenfield Herd is held in. Again, the quality of stock on display was excellent.
Mervyn Kearney, was the judge on the night and was given the tough challenge of deciding the placing of each cow in its respective class on the night. Again, sincere thank you to the Murphy family for hosting the awards night and welcoming everyone to the Goldenfield farm.
With regard to the main event, the awards night for the Herds competition, the results of the herds competition were also provided on the night.
A massive thank you to our Judge Kevin Flynn, Reary Herd for giving up his time to inspect all herds which entered the competition. It was a pleasure to have Kevin as Judge.
A big thanks to all our sponsors who supported the club.
Doireann and Jim Mulhall’s, Clonpaddin MCYG Fame was crowned Overall Reserve Champion at Emerald Expo, Champion cow at Rathdowney show, 2nd in the Pedigree Holstein Friesian Cow In-Milk, Calved twice class at Tullamore Show.
Tom and Maura Murphy’s Swiftheath’s Raven 1641 and Swiftsheath Rollex 152 were both second in their respective classes in Tuallmore Show.
Padraig and John Murphy’s Goldenfield Add Walburga, was placed 1st at the National Dairy Show in the Heifer born on or after February 1st 2017 Class.
The following obituaries occurred within the Club during the year and we offer our sincere condolences to the families of the following:-
Michael Ryan, son of John Ryan, Ballymurphy, Borris, Co. Carlow
Robby Nolan, father of Michael Nolan Coolnamara, Co. Carlow
Bernadette Gibbons mother of Sean Gibbons, Tubrid, Woodsgift, Via Thurles, Co. Kilkenny
Congratulations to Louise Murphy (Swiftsheath Holsteins) and Richie Whelan (Lumville Holsteins) on their wedding. We wish them many years of a happy and healthy marriage.
Finally, a special thank you to Roger Jones, who very kindly volunteers his time, and expertise, as photographer at many club events throughout the year. In particular, Roger provides his expertise and time to both the Local YMA and at the Awards Night which is greatly appreciated.