Club Officers 2020

President Noel Rothwell 087  
Chairman Philip Jones086
Secretary Kathleen Watson086
Treasurer Liz Atkinson087
PRO Una Sinnott087
YMA CoordinatorMarl Hurley085 1175833

Club Notes – Winter 2020

Field Evenings
During the summer the two field evenings were well attended and fortunately we had good weather at both. Gary Jones, well know International judge was master Judge at our chairman’s evening. Gold and Diamond awards were presented to Jim Byrne, Thomas Byrne, Denis Doran, Denis Kehoe, Noel Kehoe, Philip Jones, Sean Murphy and Owen Murphy from IHFA for their individual cows who produced over 3000Kgs of Protein in their lifetime so far and some classified EX by IHFA. At Ray Murphys the judge was our herds competition judge, Andrew Jones. John Kirby, classifier from IHFA demonstrated the importance of classification as a tool with breeding decisions on the farm. Many thanks to the ladies on both nights for the super array of food and to the herds for their quality stock. 
The top scores over the two nights were
Seniors – Kathleen Watson, Anthony Kealy and Sean Hurley
18-26 – Louise Sinnott, Garroid Murphy and Andrew French. 
Under 18 – Jane Mooney, Brian Hurley and Bill Quigley.
The overall, Kathleen Watson, recieved the Buitlear Cup. The following, represented the club at the IHFA Open Day at the Radney herd in Cork, as a number of the above were unavailable on the day. 
Seniors – Kathleen Watson, Sean Hurley and John Watson
18-26 – Garroid Murphy, Andrew French and Donal Kinsella
Club YMA Calf Show and Gorey Show
Our club calf show took place in conjunction with the Gorey show on Saturday 15th of June. There was a great turn out of calf there and it was great to see a few new exhibitors. Thanks to our YMA coordinator Mark Hurley and all others who helped ensuring the smooth running of this event. 
IHFA Open Day
The club was represented by our National Herds Competition entrants:- Clonpaddin (over 80 Cows) and Cathu (Spring Section) Herds and our stock judging winners for 2019.  Well done to all. 
Bannow Rathangan & Tinahely Shows 
We had a small number of entries in the dairy section at the Bannow Rathangan show. At the Tinahely show the club served the usual tea and sandwiches from our caravan thanks to John Atkinson for his commentary throughout the day. Well done to all exhibitors and especially to Anthony Kealy who had the champion on the day. 
The Barbecue                                                                                                        
Thanks to the Sinnott family for hosting the club barbecue, a fun and entertaining night had by all and the delicious food.
Herds Competition
Our herd’s completion sponsored by Gain Feeds took place from the 3rd to the 6th of June. Judge was Andrew Jones. A huge thanks you to Andrew on an excellent and through job.  The results of these were given out on the 8th of November in the Riverbank House Hotel at our annual dinner dance. Results were as follows. Thanks again to Kathleen Watson for all the hard work in organizing this. 
Best Herds on Inspection/Conformation
1.Ballinamesda Herd-Ray Murphy  
2. Raheenvarren Herd-David French 
3. Ballinclay Herd- Kevin Goff
1. Barry’scross Herd-Patrick Banville
2. Leudigan Herd- Denis Doran
3. Shelin Herd – Eamonn Browne
1. Coolnagree Herd-Pat & Seamus O Leary
2. Cunniamstown Herd-John & Richard Codd
3. Gurteen Herd-John & Liz Atkinson
1. Hallow Herd-Philip & Linda Jones
2. Clonpaddin Herd-John, Garry,Pat Hurley
3. Knoxtown Herd- Sean & Breda Murphy
Junior Section
1st Ballinameesda Herd-Ray Murphy
2nd Raheenvarren Herd-David French
3rd Ballinclay Herd- Kevin Goff
Best Heifer on Inspection  
Ballinamesda GXC Lu – Ray Murphy
Best Snr & Exhibitor Bred Cow on Inspection
Ballinamesda MZM Irene VG88 Ray Murphy
Best Cow Family– Rosebud Family David French
Best Junior Cow on Inspection:
Raheenvarren AKC Clare – David French
Highest EBI Cow & EBI Herd: 
Raheeenvarren LHZ Ivy   
EBI Herd –  David French
Best Group of 3 Cows 5 lactations+ – Mervyn Rath
Intermediate Section
1. Barry’scross Herd – Patrick Banville
2. Leudigan Herd – Denis Doran
3. Reynoldstown Herd – John & Amanda Mooney
Best Heifer on Inspection: 
Shelin Norman  Larkanna- Eamonn Browne
Best Junior Cow on Inspection: Shelin Seven Tulip Vg85 – Eamonn Browne
Best Snr & Exh Bred Cow on Inspection : Barryscross VMG Katie114  Vg87 – Patrick Banville
Best Group of 3 Cows 5 lactations+: Pat Banville
Best Cow Family:  
Hulette Family – John & Amanda Mooney
Senior Section
1. Coolnagree Herd- Pat & Seamus O Leary
2. Gurteen Herd – John & Liz Atkinson
3. Clonder Herd – Jim & Derry Byrne
Best Heifer on Inspection:
Vinegarhill Octavia 7 – Enda Jordan
Best Junior Cow on Inspection:
Vinegarhill Lass 145 – Enda Jordan
Best Cow Family: Banker Family – Pat & Seamus O Leary
Best Red & White Heifer & Cow:
Coolnagree 1062 Dee Lew Banker Red Ex 92  – P&S O Leary
Best Snr & Exhibitor Bred Cow on Inspection Clonder WUH Aline Ex92 – Jim Byrne
Highest Yielding Heifer: 
Clonder WUH Aline Ex92 – Jim & Derry Byrne
Best Group of 3 Cows – 5 lactations+ Noel & Michael Kehoe
Elite section
1. Hallow Herd – Philip & Linda Jones
2. Clonpaddin Herd – John, Garry, Pat Hurley
3. Knoxtown Herd – Sean & Breda Murphy
Best Cow Family & Overall family: Adeens Family – Sean & Breda Murphy  (The Robert Burrows Trophy)
Best Overall  Heifer on Inspection:
Clonpaddin CYG Jill 4 Vg86 – John, Garry, Pat Hurley  (The Manorpowis Cup)
Best  Overall  Exhibitorbred Cow:
Clonpaddin PNH Susie Mist Ex93 – John, Garry, Pat Hurley (Ml Shortle Perpetual Cup)
Best Jnr Cow Overall on Inspection: 
Hallow Atwood Twizzle1181 Ex90 – Philip & Linda Jones (FBD Trophy)
Best Snr Cow & Overall Cow on Inspection: Thevalley Amazing Frost Ex93 Philip & Linda Jones (The Butterfield Trophy)                                     
Best Group of 3 Cows – 5 lactations+ – Philip Jones
Highest Yielding Cow:
Hallow Advent Twizzle3 Ex96 – Philip & Linda Jones
Highest Lifetime Production Cow – Hallow Advent Twizzle3 Ex96  – Philip & Linda Jones
Joe Kehoe

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Thu 02

CANCELLED – Knowthfarm Dispersal Sale

April 2 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wed 22

Donegal Club Show & Sale of Calved Heifers

April 22 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 25

CANCELLED – Emerald Expo 2020

April 25 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm