Club Committee 2017
|Secretary||Geraldine Harty,||087–8168281 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ballylongane, Ballyheigue, Co. Kerry.|
|Club P.R.O.||John Barrett||086-8523867|
|YMA Coordinator||Christopher Heffernan||086-2307879|
|Ballylongane, Ballyheigue Co. Kerry|
|YMA Secretary||Aisling Harty||087-3495767|
Club Notes – Winter 2017
Our annual Heifer sale took place in Castleisland Mart on Friday the 24th March 2017. The entries were strong and the demand for heifers was good. Champion heifer and reserve Champion went to William Horgan, a deserving winner on the day.
On Saturday the 15th April 2017 our annual Bull sale was held in Castleisland Mart. The Champion Bull sponsored by Lee Strand Co-Op. Creamery Ltd., was exhibited by Maurice Harty and Reserve Champion on the day was also exhibited by Maurice Harty. The continued support from our sponsors and catalogue advertisers is greatly appreciated, also we would like to show our appreciation to Castleisland Mart for facilitating both sales.
Our annual field evening took place on a cold evening in July by kind permission on the farm of James and Martina Egan, Tarmons,Tarbert, Co. Kerry. The club would like to thank James and Martina for the hospitality shown to the club on the night, great credit is due to the standard of the cows on show.
A great evening was had by all in attendance and continued support from our sponsors Kerry Agri Business is greatly appreciated.
Results were as follows:
Senior: 1. Mike Laffen 2. Jerome Leen 3. Peter Kennelly
18-26yrs: 1.Jack Walsh 2. Owen Laffen / Lauren Fitzmaurice 3. Emer Kennelly
12-18yrs: 1.Ronan O’ Mahoney 2. Amy O’ Donovan 3. Conor Egan
Under 12: 1. Vincent Carey 2. Padraig McElligott 3. Nora O’ Carroll
Summer Evening/ Presentation Night
Our Summer Evening was held on Friday the 25th of August 2017 in O’ Riadas Bar Castleisland. We were blessed with a fine evening. The continued support of our sponsors, ‘Dairymaster’ with recognition all over the world is so greatly appreciated, without this sponsorship our herds competition would not take place. Each year has proven to bring many new entrants and energised interest to the club.
The Club would like to thank our Master Judge, Peter Ging Co. Laois, for his time and effort given over the duration of the judging. Peter Ging’s knowledge and advice to the herds he judged was appreciated by all. We would also like to thank all the drivers who so diligently transferred Peter around to each farm.
The club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to the Fleming Family on the death of Tony Fleming who was husband to former club secretary of many years Maxine Fleming, and to all other club members who lost loved ones during the year.
Our AGM will take place in The Ballyroe Heights Hotel on the 27th November 2017. All new members welcome. The club would like to thank all existing members for their participation and co – operation at club events throughout the year. A big thank you to all the people who worked behind the scene to help organise all of the club events, especially our club secretary Geraldine Harty and Chairperson John Walsh.
The Club is looking forward to a very productive year in 2018.