Breffni Oriel

Club Committee 2020

Chairperson Gene Finnegan
Tonagh, Mountnugent, Co. Cavan086 3842056
SecretaryPauric McEnerney085 2547476
PROSinead Keenan047 57082
Treasurer Clifford Poyntz,086 3722830
Kilmore House, Cavan, Co. Cavan.

Club Notes – Winter 2019

Emerald Expo
Beginning of 2019 started off with the first show of the year Emerald Expo held in Virginia Showgrounds and once again very well done to the Gaynor Family for their hard work.

Club Tour
The Clubs annual tour was on the farm of Brian and Colin Walsh, Oldtown, County Dublin. We were welcomed and viewed an outstanding herd of 80 dairy cows. Many thanks to Barney Tighe Lakeland Dairies for supplying the refreshments at the farm. In the afternoon we travelled to Lobinstown, Navan for a tour of the Meade Potato/Fruit and Veg distribution centre. A very impressive enterprise ran by Phillip Meade & his Family. Thanks to Jenny Meade for all her help at Meade Potatoes.

IHFA AGM
May was also a great month for Breffni Oriel as a valuable member of the club was elected IHFA President, Mr Patrick Gaynor. We would like to wish Pat, Mary and family the very best in his upcoming role.

Calf Show
Our Calf Show was held at Mullaghmore Equestrian Centre, Tydavnet, County Monaghan on July 5th. Our young members and their families then travelled onto The National Calf Show in Kilkenny in late July. Great success was had with Congratulations going to Roy & Heather Cromie winning Champion Calf with Dalevalley Gwy Aiko ET. Rachel Corly took Champion Handler, Hollie Keenan taking Honourable mention and Jamie Keenan winning the individual Clipping. Well done to all.

Field Evenings
Our field evenings were held on the farms of Tom Micheal Reilly & family, and Padraic & Paula Greenan and family. Both evenings were a great success, a special Thank you to both families and also to our judges Seamus Gunn & Michael Taaffee. Well done to all and a word of thanks to Univet and Lakeland for their continued support. Stock Judging winners:

Novice
1. Sarah Williamson
2. Andrew Tilson & Hannah Williamson
3. Luke Windrum

Intermediate
1. Paul Shannon
2. Karen Gunn
3. Rachel Corley

Senior
1. Edwin Bennett
2. John Taylor
3. Trevor Williamson

Well Done
Well done to club members David & Gladys McCoy on becoming finalists in the NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards. Also congratulations to our young members Andrea Rafferty & Rebekah Williamson on travelling to the EYBS, they done our club very proud. Also Congratulations goes to the Gaynor family on winning Champion jersey at the national Dairy Show in Millstreet with Suir Valley OT Starlight.
Also well done to James & Joanne Lambe and family on winning champion shorthorn at Tullamore Show with Ballytrain Marina 6th.

Sinead Keenan

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Fri 31

IHFA Awards Night 2020

January 31 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm