The final of “The Champion of Champions – male and female of the year 2019” took place the the Royal Meath Show, Trim, Co. Meath on 1st September 2019. This year cattle in the competition were pre-qualified from 14 shows held in the following locations:
- Finn Valley
with one animal qualifying from each of the three categories – the categories are
- Junior Female – born on or after 1/1/2018
- Senior Female born prior to 1/1/2018
- Male – born after 1/1/2018
There are substantial monetary prizes for each section with the Overall Champion of Champions winning €500.
In the past the Champion of Champions was chosen on awarded at a number of pre-selected shows.
Judging the competition was Mr. Jim Quail, Banbridge, Co. Down. Jim runs the Lynderg pedigree herd. Jim had a tough task with exceptional cattle in all three categories. Rhyne Noah from Mark Hagan was awarded the Male of the Year, Foxhillfarm Naughtybutnice took the Senior Female of the year title. The Junior Female of the year was awarded to Whitehall Noelle Et – this will add to her Overall champion award which she won at the National show. Jim choose Mark Hagan’s 16 month old bull Rhyne Noah as this years Champion of Champions.
Mark Hagan farms in Killoe, Co. Longford. Noah is a son of Wilodge Joskins and the Festin dam Clonadrum Urselle Et. Noah was Reserve Senior male champion at the 30th National show held in Tullamore in August. Congratulations to the Hagan Family on this outstanding achievement.
Male of the year
|1st||Mark Hagan||Rhyne Noah||12/04/18||Wilodge Joskins||Clonadrum Urselle Et|
|2nd||William Smith||Milbrook Nobel Et||04/01/18||Rossingal||Milbrook Ginger Spice|
|3rd||Gareth McGuinness||Bradden Bridge Nirvana Et||26/05/18||Ampertaine Gigolo||Foxhillfarm Mary|
|4th||Michael Oliver||Tower of Lloyd Noby||01/08/18||Elderberry Galahad||Tower of Loyd Kiara|
Senior Female of the year
|1st||John McInerney||Foxhillfarm Naughtybutnice||11/01/17||Neuf||Foxhillfarm Izzy|
|2nd||Michael Oliver||Lisnacrann Miss Fuschia||09/09/17||Ronick Hawk||Tullinacurra Fuschia|
|3rd||John & Stephen Lynch||Ballinascraw Miss Moneypenny||24/11/17||Haltcliffe Dancer||Ballinascraw Irresistable|
|4th||Avril & William Gubbins||Cush Mo Chara Et||20/11/17||Mas Du Clo||0133 Olympe|
Junior Female of the Year
|1st||Dan Tynan||Whitehall Noelle Et||26/08/18||Wilodge Vantastic||Ardlea Grisilda|
|2nd||William Smith||Milbrook Nenya Et||23/01/18||Wilodge Vantastic||Milbrook Enya|
|3rd||William Smith||Milbrook Naughtyspice Et||10/02/18||Ampertaine Elgin||Milbrook Ginger Spice|
Interbreed Class goes to Clare bred heifer Drummin Natasha
In the Interbreed Class at Trim show – the McInerney Family took first place with their heifer Drummin Natasha – a Goldies Jackpot X Drummin Kylie daughter.
Group of Five
The Limousin breed took red rosette in the “Group of Five” class – Limousin was represented by Milbrook Nenya,Milbrook Naughtyspice, Whitehall Noelle Et, Rhyne Noah and Drummin Natasha – Congratulations to William Smith, Dan Tynan, Mark Hagan and John McInerney.
Congratulations and well done to all exhibitors.
Pictures to follow