Carlow Kilkenny

Club Committee 2020

Chairperson Eamonn Coleman
Tinnecarrig, Borris, Co. Carlow086 2463217
SecretaryAndrea Murphy
Ballagh, Kilmanagh, Co. Kilkenny
PROSandra Murphy
Evergreen Lodge, Fenagh, Co.Carlow
Treasurer Jim Mulhall086-2624834
Danville, Kilkenny
YMA coordinatorLiam Murphyliammurphy69@yahoo.co.uk.
Evergreen Lodge, Fenagh, Co.Carlow087 2906563
YMA AssistantDoireann Mulhall

Club Notes – Winter 2019

A sincere thank you to all families who accommodated the Club’s Stock Judging and Awards Night on their farms and events during the year. We thank all our sponosrs who have been very generous in their support and sponsorship not only this year but in previous years also.

Discussion Evenings
There was a discussion information evening held in Springhill Hotel, Kilkenny on Thursday 28 March. This was broadly based upon the topic Bulls and Spring Breeding whereby Bova, Worldwide Sires, Eurogene and NCBC and Dovea were invited to attend and speak. It was well attended and very informative.

Field Evenings
The club held two field evenings this year, along with the Club’s Awards Night.
The First Field evening was kindly hosted by Seamus O’Shea and Family at Borris on their farm on 24th May. Colin Stephenson was judge on the night. A fantastic display of stock was put forward. There was a great attendance on the night.

Stephen Corrigan and family kindly hosted the second evening of stock judging on their farm at Garretstown, Rathvilly on the 14th of June 2019. There was also a calf demonstration held on the night for children who had an interest in learning a few tips about showmanship and calf preparation. This Stock Judging Field Evening was also well supported by both club and non-club members. Thank you to Tony Jackson for judging on the night. Again, the quality of stock on display was excellent.

Many thanks to both judges and the O’Shea and Corrigan families for providing food and refreshments on both evenings.

Awards Nights
This year the Mulhall Family of Danville Holsteins kindly hosted the Club’s Awards Night. The huge crowd in attendance was certainly a testament to the calibre of the Danville Herd. Victor O’Sullivan and Enda Jordan were the judges on the night and was given the tough challenge of deciding the placing of each cow in its respective class.
Again, sincere thank you to the Mulhall Family for hosting the awards night and openly welcoming all attendees to their 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.

This year the club decided it would have two master judges. Enda Jordan Judged the Novice and Junior Section of the Clubs Herds Competition with Victor O’Sullivan judging the Intermediate and Senor Sections of the
Herds Competition.

A massive thank you to both our judges for giving up their time to inspect all herds in their respective categories. A big thanks to all our sponsors who supported the Club this year and all years throughout.

Emerald Expo
In the Holstein Friesian Heifer Born After 1st January 2019 Class, Evergreen Dawn 5 for Liam & Sandra Murphy was placed 3rd.

Tullamore
In the Heifer Class born between 1st January 2019 and 30th June 2019, the Mulhall family had their heifer placed 3rd in the Class.
Tom and Maura Murphy, Swiftsheath had their in calf heifer placed 2nd in the class for Heifer born in 2018.
Danville Holsteins had their heifer placed 2nd in the class Heifer in milk born on or after 1st January 2018 and also had 3rd placed animal in Class National Holstein Heifer in milk where she was also crowned champion cow at Clonmel Show.

Millstreet
Leagh Solomon Pretty ET exhibited by T & M Blake was placed 3rd in the Heifer born between July 1st & Sept 30th 2018 Class.
In the 5yr old cow in milk born between 1st Jan & 31st Dec ’14 Class Sterndale Colt Rae ET exhibited by L & S Murphy was placed 2nd. In addition to the above shows, other club members competed and had a successful shows at the local shows to include, Ossary Show, Tinahealy show, Tullow Show and Clonmel. AT the Iverk Show, Tom and Maura Murphy’s Punch daughter, Swiftsheath Marie 1743, was crowned Maid of Glanbia. Congratulations to everyone on their showing success throughout the year.

Obituaries
It is with great sadness to say that the following obituaries occurred within the Club during the year:-
Mary O’Shea of Coolnamara, Borris wife of Shem and mother of Seamus, Paul Niall, Edel and Ciaran.
Gillian Roche, Ballyedmond, Hacketstown, Wife of John Roche and mum of Amy, Niamh, Tommy and Con.

Finally, a special thank you to Roger Jones, who very kindly gives 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.

Sandra Murphy

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Fri 31

IHFA Awards Night 2020

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