Athenry Show & Sale was held on Thursday 11th April at Athenry Mart. A steady trade saw 85% of the bulls put forward finding new homes. Judging the pre-sale show were brother and sister Aidan and Shanon Kinahan, two active members of the YMA. Auctioneer for the sale was Denis Barrett. The Senior Champion Roundhill Marlo 2 commanded the top selling price of €4,300. Marlo is an eye-catching son of Kaprico Eravelle and the Hinz P P daughter Roundhill Kgiroflee 1586 Et(P). Born in September 2017, Marlo was bred by Timothy Corridan, Fedamore, Co. Limerick. Multi-starred Marlo was acquired by Owain Llyr of North Wales.
Lot 4. Third prize winner Ballymulavil Maxwell sold for €4,100. Maxwell was bred by John Connor, Claremorris, Co. Mayo. Born in June 2017, Maxwell is by Queenshead Altea and out of the homebred Milbrook Tanko daughter, Ballymulavil Hazel. With an array of five star ratings Maxwell was purchased by Patrick Egan, Loughrea, Co. Galway.
Lot 56. Also purchased by a UK based purchaser for €3,900 was the Junior Champion Millburn Miller. Bred by Richard O’Beirne, Tuam, Co. Galway. Miller is a 17-month old son of Plumtree Fantastic and Millburn Fifi, a Mas Du Clo daughter. He has five star ratings in Terminal index, Carcass weight and Carcass conformation.
Lot 32. The Wilodge Cerberus son Montclare Mac sold for €3,700. Mac was bred in Ennis, Co. Clare by Michael Montgomery. Placed second in his class in the pre-sale show, Mac was purchased by Joseph Kelly, Kilrush, Co. Clare. With five star ratings in many traits, Mac has Wilodge Cerberus, Castleview Ultan and Jars in his lineage.
Lot 31. Teleri Thomas, Enfield, Co. Meath sold her Cameos bull Keltic Master for €3,500. Fourth prize winning Master has four star ratings in many traits. He was purchased by Jimmy McManus, Daingean, Co. Offaly.
Lot 54. Richard O’Beirne sold two bulls at €3,500. First at this price was Millburn Mayweather. This young bull is a son of Plumtree Fantastic and Millburn Emma Et. Mayweather, a second prize winner, was purchased by Michael Keane, Kinvara, Co. Galway.
Lot 61. Millburn Mourinho, a son of Bavardage and the Sympa daughter Millburn Felicity also reached €3,500. Born in November 2017, Mourinho has five star ratings in most traits. He was purchased by John McDonnell, Curragboy, Co. Roscommon.
Lot 12. The second prize winning Malibu son Meelickaduff Mojo sold for €3,400. Mojo was bred by Michael Hester, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. He boasts an array of five star ratings and had the easy calving figure of the catalogued bulls at 2.8%. Mojo was purchased by local farmer Eddie Madden.
Lot 17. Galbally Major 1310 a first prize winning son of Ampertaine Commander sold for €3,400. Major was bred in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford by Trevor Masterson. Major’s dam Galbally Imelda has Emerson and Penane Prince in her sire stack. Alan Mulligan, Navan, Co. Meath acquired multi-starred Major.
Lot 21. Selling at €3,400 was Oldtown Monster from the herd of William Hogan, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Monster is a son of Mullary Intrepid and the Palmares daughter Oldtown Dolly. Monster was placed third in his class in the pre-sale show. He was purchased by James Quirke, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway.
Lot 38. Noel Fennessy, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick took home €3,100 for Wood Road Marshall. Born in October 2017, Marshall is a second prize winner. He is steeped in Wood Road genetics. His dam is the Ideal 23 daughter Wood Road Henrieta Et, while his sire Wood Road Harvey Et, has Noels renowned show cow Nadia B in his lineage.
Lot 48. Also at €3,100 was the second prize winner Kilskeagh Mophelia from Patrick Gill, Athenry. Mophelia is a multi-starred son of Queenshead Altea and the Sympa daughter Eyrecourt Flower. Mophelia was purchased by John Barton, Scarrifff, Co. Clare.
Lot 51. The multi-starred On-dit son Maythorn Mighty sold for €3,100. Mighty has five star ratings in many traits. He was bred by Martin Mc Connon, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan.
The oldest bull on offer Maghera Martin sold for €3,000. Martin is a second prize winning son of Plumtree Fantastic and the Ampertaine Commander dam Maghera Harrison. He was bred by Patrick Mulconroy, Tulla, Co. Clare. Martin was acquired by a UK based purchaser.
Lot 11. The final bull to breach the €3,000 mark was Kilskeagh Miley 2. Miley was bred by local breeder Patrick Gill. His pedigree includes Doudou, Castleview Darren and Tistou. With many five star ratings, Miley was purchased by Cormac Jennings, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway.
|Lot||Bull Name||Price||Exhibitor||Sire||Show placing|
|Lot 43||Roundhill Midas||€2900||Timothy Corridan||Dollar||Reserve Junior Champion|
|Lot 44||Cross M 400||€2900||Thomas Feehan||Wilodge Tonka|
|Lot 57||Coolteenagown Massimo||€2900||Aidan O Sullivan||Elite Flag Et||3rd|
|Lot 73||Carrowclogher Mikey||€2850||Sean Vahey||Ampertaine Foreman||2nd|
|Lot 15||Lavalla Martin||€2800||Kevin Crowley||Clonark Jumbo|
|Lot 32a||Roundhill Marko||€2800||Timothy Corridan||Kaprico Eravelle|
|Lot 9||Ballykinncurra Mcgregor||€2700||John Moroney||Gerrygullinane Glen||1st|
|Lot 78||Clooncara Limousins Nitro||€2700||David Cogan||Ampertaine Commander||3rd|
|Lot 24||Meelickaduff Magnum||€2600||Michael Hester||Fieldson Alfy||3rd|
|Lot 26||Woodview Morgan||€2600||David Abbott||Kaprico Eravelle|
|Lot 50||Keltic Mac||€2600||Ms. Teleri Thomas||Castleview Gazelle|
|Lot 70||Clew Bay Max||€2600||Padraic Golden||Wilodge Cerberus||1st|
|Lot 13||Neeroot M 67||€2500||John Lenehan||Castleview Gazelle|
|Lot 22||Neeroot M 69||€2500||John Lenehan||Fieldson Alfy|
|Lot 40||Cloverhill Magnum||€2500||Tom Walsh||Castleview Gazelle||3rd|
|Lot 71||Bunnymore Marlon||€2450||Michael Reynolds||Ampertaine Commander|
|Lot 8||Aloor Murt||€2400||Patsy Creighton||Doudou.Td|
|Lot 28||Corcamore Marty||€2400||Brendan Curtin||Castleview Gazelle|
|Lot 36||Rutland Matrix||€2400||Noel Ruttledge||Fieldson Alfy||Reserve Senior Champ|
|Lot 72||Montclare Master||€2400||Michael Montgomery||Ampertaine Foreman||4th|
|Lot 10||Galbally Monkey Man 1304||€2300||Trevor Masterson||Ampertaine Commander|
|Lot 18||Cross M 398||€2300||Thomas Feehan||Grahams Apache|
|Lot 33||Montclare Mason||€2300||Michael Montgomery||Ampertaine Foreman||4th|
|Lot 42||Bunnymore Milo 2||€2300||Michael Reynolds||Lodge Hamlet|
|Lot 45||Brookland Merlin||€2300||John Hickey||Chaumeil||4th|
|Lot 55||Maythorn Mohasco||€2300||Martin Mc Connon||On-Dit|
|Lot 19||Oldtown Mo||€2200||William Hogan||Usse|
|Lot 29||Roundhill Marc||€2200||Timothy Corridan||Achile|
|Lot 35||Roundhill Milo||€2200||Timothy Corridan||Tomschoice Ironstone|
|Lot 67||Laheens Master||€2100||Cathal Duignan||Ampertaine Commander|
|Lot 81||Knockcoolkeare Ninja||€2100||Michael Roche||Glorieux||4th|
|Lot 30||Corcamore Mitch||€1800||Brendan Curtin||Castleview Gazelle|
|Lot 37||Coraghy Macallan Et||€1800||Thomas O’Harte||Ampertaine Foreman|
|Lot 58||Lavalla Michael 2||€1800||Kevin Crowley||Clonark Jumbo|
|Lot 65||Laheens Make Your Move||€1800||Cathal Duignan||Tomschoice Jet||3rd|
The next Society sale will be held in Roscrea on Saturday 11th May.