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The Irish Limousin Cattle Society had the honour of hosting the Anglo Irish YMA finals for 2013, this annual event is now in its seventh year. It was established in 2007 by the Irish and British Limousin Cattle Societies, to help promote and encourage young breeders.

Cappamore Show in the South West of Ireland had the pleasure of welcoming the competing teams to their show grounds for their annual show.

Irish Limousin Society Secretary Paul Sykes commenced proceedings by expressing a Céad míle fáilte to the competitors and their travelling supporters. He outlined the format for the competition before calling upon Paddy Ryan, Secretary of Cappamore show to say a few words. Paddy welcomed the teams, their families and mentors to Cappamore show. He advised them the most important part of taking part in competition was to enjoy the experience and to meet like-minded individuals. He expressed his good wishes to them all in the competition and in their future endeavours.

The final comprised of three disciplines: stock-judging, reasoning and showing.

The competitors first stock-judged a group of four heifers and a group of four bulls. They then individually went before a panel of three judges to explain their placings of the heifers. Once this section was completed each competitor showed a nominated animal in the showing section under the watchful eyes of two judges.

The results of the 2013 Anglo Irish YMA were as follows:

Senior Individual:

First: Stephanie Dick (Scotland).

Second: Thomas Corbett (Wales).

Third: Thomas Illingworth (Scotland).

Junior Individual (under 16):

First: Orla Curtin* (Wales).

Second: Adam McGoockin (Northern Ireland).

Third: Rachel Moloney (Ireland).

In the very keenly contested team event the results were:

First: Scotland (Stephanie Dick, Thomas Illingworth and Amy Lindsay).

Second: Wales (Thomas Corbett, Lowri Davies and Orla Curtin).

Joint Third: England (Richard Priestley, Sarah Priestley and Vicky Illingworth) and Northern Ireland (Arthur Callaghan, Marcus Berry and Adam McGoockin).

Fifth: Ireland (Declan McHugh, Cathal O’Meara, Sean Moroney and Rachel Moloney).

*Orla Curtin obtained dual Irish/Welsh Citizenship for the day and was thrilled to compete for Team Wales as they were short one member.

On hand to present the prizes was Mr. Kevin Bohan, President of the Irish Limousin Cattle Society (ILCS).

Mr. James Cooper, President of the YLBC, addressed the attendees and thanked the ILCS and the committee involved for the welcome extended to all.

In bringing proceedings to a close Paul Sykes congratulated the competitors and thanked them for attending at Cappamore. He also expressed his gratitude to the Limousin societies of Britain, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Paul also stated how much the society appreciates the hard work and dedication which the Irish YMA co-ordinators put in each year with the YMA, they organise and travel to events and are always available to lend a hand with invaluable support and advice. The co-ordinators are Ann-Marie Gunn, Michael Gunn and James Wycherley.

A special word of thanks went to the judging panel of James Cooper, Agnes Lindsay, Cahir McAuley, Sharon Rothwell and Delana Thomas. Paul also recognised the breeders who very kindly lent their cattle for both the stock-judging and the showing elements of this competition.

The ILCS would like to thank the out-standing Committee and Stewards at Cappamore show. From start to finish we were all treated with the up-most courtesy – nothing we asked for was a problem. With a dedicated committee that includes one of our own breeders Paddy Ryan no doubt this show will continue to go from strength to strength.

Here at the ILCS we would like to commend all the Young members themselves, they preformed their tasks incredibly well and are a credit to the Limousin breed, their families and the societies they represent. The future of the breed is in great hands with the calibre of this group.

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Stock judges, Cahir McCauley, Dalana Davies & James Cooper

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Stock handling judges, Sharon Rothwell & Agnes Lyndsey

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Paddy Ryan Secretary Cappamore Show

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Orla Curtin 1st Junior

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Adam McGookin 2nd Junior

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Rachel Moloney 3rd Junior

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Scotlish Team: Thomas Illingworth, Stephanie Dick & Amy Lyndsey

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Wales, Louri Davies, Thomas Corbett & Orla Curtin

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Northern Ireland,Arthur Callaghan, Adam McGookin & Marcus Berry

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England, Sarah Priestley, Richard Priestley & Victoria Illingworth

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Ireland, Declan Mc Hugh, Cathal O'Meara, Sean Moroney & Rachel Moloney

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James Cooper President YLBC Stephanie Dick 1st Senior Kevin Bohan President ILCS

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Thomas Corbett 2nd Senior

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Thomas Illingworth 3rd Senior

 

 

 

The Irish Limousin YMA is open to all interested in Limousin cattle aged between 12 and 25 years. Application forms are available from the society office at 025-85036 or from:

YMA Co-ordinator
James Wycherley,
Lislevane,
Bandon,
Co. Cork
Telephone: 086 0740427

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