Limerick Clare

Club Committee 2020

Chairperson Michael Laffan087 2941615Michaellaffan@eircom.net
Vice chairmanMichael McNamara087 8163197
SecretaryEdward Fitzgerald087 2254702Toberfort@hotmail.com
PROEoin Horgan087 9849463Coshmaholsteins@hotmail.com
Treasurer John Curtin087 1204334Johncurtincows@hotmail.com
Child OfficerMichael McNamara087 8163196

Club Notes – Winter 2019

Awards Night
We held our Awards Night at the Charleville Golf Club on the 8th November. This summer Kevin Flynn, from the Reary herd, judged our Herds Competition. Kevin was well received by the herd owners and spoke very well on the night. He thanked the people that helped him while he was around and, aside from some very fast driving, he was well looked after! For the Judge’s Prize, Kevin had a special mention for Damien Burke, a young man who had a great handle on what was happening on his home herd. As usual, our Club Herds Competition was sponsored by Roche’s Feeds in Limerick. Our thanks to Kevin, Roche’s and also Edward Fitzgerald for organising the Herds Competition. The results are as follows:

Development class
1st E&D Burke 2nd Pa Foley 3rd John O’Connor
Spring Premier
1st John McNamara 2nd Mike Danaher 3rd Richard Collins
Winter Premier
1st John & Eoin Horgan 2nd Dermot Ryan 3rd John Curtin
Spring Elite
1st Edward Fitzgerald 2nd Mike McNamara 3rd Margaret Laffan
Winter Elite
1st Aidan Frawley 2nd John Moroney 3rd Donal Neville
EBI Herd: Declan O’Dwyer
EBI Cow: Declan O’Dwyer
Protein Award: Aidan & Fiachra Liston
Cow Family: Aidan Frawley
Champion Cow: Aidan Frawley
Champion Junior cow: Aidan Frawley
Champion Heifer: Donal Neville
Overall Type: Aidan Frawley
Overall Production: Edward Fitzgerald
Judge’s Prize: Damian Burke

Celebration Party
Following on from their success at the National Dairy Show the Hannan and McNamara families held a celebration night at Paul and Eileen Hannan’s on the 16th November. The beer and food flowed well and everyone was in good spirits to celebrate the achievements of McNamara’s Woodmarsh Cancun Lyme 2 and Hannan’s Lisnalty Megasire Rituel at the National Dairy Show. There was a good turn out as club members wished to pass on their congratulations to both families.
After this Lisnalty Megasire Rituel went on to sweep the boards at the Winter fair in Balmoral in December. She won her class, was exhibitor bred champion, overall Holstein champion and the Interbreed champion on the day. This is the first time that a cow has won both sides of the border. She also won the 3 year old cow in milk All Ireland award and the Pedigree Cattle Breeders cow of the year. Following on from her achievements of 2018 of winning her class in Milstreet and intermediate champion and winning her class in Balmoral this cow has really been decorated in the past year and a half. She is also maximum score EX 90 second calver. Well done to the Hannans with Meg, she’s proving to be one of the once in a lifetime cows and we look forward to more success with her in the future.

AGM
We held our AGM at the Deebert House Hotel, Kilmallock on 22nd January. Pat Byrnes and Peter Hickey from Bank Of Ireland Agri were in attendance. Pat is well known to club members and Bank of Ireland normally sponsors our field evening. They presented a case to us based on a farmer looking to fund an expansion plan. This generated great debate and many club members felt that farmer may be better off increasing efficiencies before expanding scale. Our thanks to Pat and Peter for presenting to us on the night. Club members were thanked for their input into the European Judges’s conference last summer at Aidan and Sally-Ann Frawley’s. With the open day coming up this summer the help of club members will be needed again soon. All officers were returned as before:
Chairman Mike Laffan 
Secretary Edward Fitzgerald 
Treasurer John Curtin
PRO Eoin Horgan 

All-Ireland Awards
Well done to all club members who took part in the All Ireland Awards. The prize winners were announced in the Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise, on Friday the 31st January. The most notable success were class winners – Hannan’s Lisnalty Megasire Rituel and McNamamra’s Woodmarsh Cancun Lyme 2. Owen Laffan also received the YMA Hall of Fame Award and Clodagh Helen won the photographic competition. John Curtin won the Stock Judging Competition of the candidates short listed for the All Ireland Awards. Thanks to all club members who competed and congratulations to all who came home with prizes.

Eoin Horgan, PRO

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Thu 16

Pure Friesian Open Day

July 16 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm