The top four competitors when all the points were totted up will represent the ILCS in an international competition at Cappamore Show on August 17th where they will compete against teams from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Rachel Maloney from the Ardnacrusha herd in Co. Clare tied in first place with her team mate Cathal O’Meara. This was remarkable as Rachel is only 13 and is the first u-16 to win a place on the national team.
Five of the Limousin club regions had teams competing for the interclub all-Ireland title. This title was retained by a very strong team from Clare. Indeed three of the Clare team were selected for the irish team with Declan McHugh Representing the North East narrowly edging out the fourth Clare competitor Elaine Clancy for the final spot on the team
Inter Club National Team Competition
1st Clare ( Rachel Maloney, Cathal O’Meara, Sean Moroney and Elaine Clancy)
2nd North West (April Higgins, Emma Lawrence, Christipher O’Connor and Dylan Bourke)
3rd North East ( Declan McHugh, Liam Smith, Eleanor Reilly and Niall Carroll)
U16 individual Competition
1st Rachel Maloney (Clare)
2nd Orla Curtin ( South West)
3rd Eamon O’Donovan ( South West)
Open individual Competition and the Irish Team
1st Tie Cathal O Meara and Rachel Maloney both representing Clare
3rd Sean Moroney Clare
4th Declan McHugh North East
We also had an open competition for those not on club teams. This was divided into an under 12 and over 12 section.
U 12 open result (cattle judging only)
1st Kate Kenny South East
2nd Michael Wycherley Cork
3rd Maeve Curtain South West
O12 open result
1st David Byrne South East
2nd Conor Gunn North West
3rd Colin Kenny South East
The Limousin Society would like to thank everybody who contributed to a competitive but very informative day. Thanks to Mountrath Mart for giving us the use of their fine facilities and a special thanks to the ladies in the canteen for the refreshments. Thanks to Ardlea and Ardnacrusha for providing the cattle, Kevin Bohan, James Wycherley, Austin Finn and Paul Hannon for judging the competition. Also thanks to Michael Gunn compeer and scoring co-ordinator on the day and also Thomas Swaine, John Connell, Brendan Curtain and Jennifer Moran and anyone else who helped on the day. A special thanks to the parents and chauffeurs who arranged transport for the competitors.
We wish the team all the best in Cappamore and hopefully they can use home venue to their advantage and win the competition for the first time.