OVER 2,100 of Wicklow’s finest sheep turned out at the Aughrim Sheep Breeders 55th annual show and sale, which was held on 2 September at Carnew mart.
Alan Kinsella and Sean O’Neill on behalf of the Aughrim Sheep Breeders Association would like to thank all their sponsors and judges for supporting and helping this annual event.
They would also like to thank the staff and management of Carnew mart for hosting the event. Prizewinners ‒ best pen of 10 Cheviot hogget ewes, Lawless Hotel trophy: 1 John Driver, Rathdangan, €270; 2 Mervyn Griffin, Kilballyowen; 3 John Driver; best pen of 10 Cheviot ewes, two years and upwards and the Patrick and Peter O’ Byrne Clonee cup: 1 Pat Dunne, Hollywood, €208/head; 2 John Donohoe, Knockbarragh, Kildavin; 3 Brendan Byrne, Ballagh, Tinahely; best pen of 10 Suffolk X hogget ewes, Patrick and John O’Byrne cup: 1 Eamon Egar, Borris, €285/head; 2 and 3 Billy Codd, Tomnasalla, Aughrim; best pen of 10 Suffolk X ewes, two-year-old and upwards and the Macra na Feirme cup: 1 Sean O’Neill, The Ballagh, €142/head; best pen of 10 broken mouthed ewes, The Farmers Journal cup: 1 Peter Behan, Drummin, Ballinglen, €180/head; best pen of 10 cast ewes, Meath Arms cup: 1 Michael Shannon, Mucklagh, €180/head; 2 Brendan Byrne, Ballagh, Tinahely; best pen of 10 Suffolk X ewe lambs and the Peter Goslin memorial cup: 1 Peter Behan, Drummin, Ballinglen with his 61kgs ewe lambs selling for €202/head; 2 John Bolger, Tullow; 3 Michael McHugh, Roundwood.
Best Pen of 10 fat lambs and the Patrick Healy memorial cup: 1 Peter Behan with his 61kgs lambs made a whopping €160/head; 2 Sean O’Neill, Ballagh, Tinahely; best pen of 10 store lambs and Thomas Doyle perpetual cup: 1 Michael O’Neill, Clonmore with his 41kg lambs sold for €102/head; 2 Sean O’Neill, Ballagh; 3 Pat Dunne, Hollywood; best pen of 10 Cheviot ewe lambs and the late Andy Shannon cup: 1 John Bolger, Tullow with his 47kg lambs sold for €158/head; 2 Peter Behan; 3 Breda Devitt-Durkin, Moneymeen, Rathdrum; best pen of 10 Cheviot Wether lambs or ram lambs and the Joe O’Toole perpetual cup: 1 Peter Behan with his 51kgs lambs sold for €138/head; 2 and 3 Pat Dunne, Hollywood; best pen of 10 genuine mountain Cheviot ewes, two years and upwards and the Terry O’ Neill memorial cup: 1 Niall O’Loughlin, Ballycreen, Aughrim;
2 Gary O’Loughlin, Ballycreen, Aughrim; 3 Breda Devitt-Durkin, Moneymeen, Rathdrum.
The Brady Cup: 1 and 2 Tom Dunne, Hollywood; overall champion pen of ewes and the late Philip and James O’Neill cup: 1 John Driver, Rathangan; reserve champion pen of ewes and the Liam and Thomas Keenan cup, Eamon Eger, Borris; overall champion pen of lambs and the Andy O’ Neill memorial cup, Peter Behan, Ballinglen; reserve champion pen of lambs and the reps of Michael Eoin Fogarty cup, John Bolger, Tullow.