Logie Durno Oprah clinches title for two years running

In glorious sunshine under the foot hills of the Comeragh Mountains and the heart of the Golden Vale, last Sunday Clonmel Agriculture show played host to the Irish Charolais sheep society’s All-Ireland finals.

The honour of judging this event fell to Mrs June Harpur, Haggard Flock, Co. Wexford.  A total of 54 top quality sheep were on show across six classes. Kicking off proceedings on the day was the senior ram class. Securing the first red rosette and his place in the championship line up was Bloomfield Outlaw owned by D McConalogue & Micheal Walsh Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.  Liam Conway, Caltra, Ballinasloe took up second place with Doughery Michelin Man while James Walsh, Co. Cork came third with ‘Bawnard the Buisness’.

Next class into the ring was the hogget ram class in which Killian Traynor, Co. Cavan claimed top spot with a home bred ram sired by Cloghala Commache while Padraig Breen, Co. Wexford, took the blue rosette with Tihraheen Jay.  Securing third spot and starting off her run of luck was Sarah O’ Neill, Co. Wexford with June Premier. Sarah also came to the fore in the next class winning the ram lamb class sired by third prize winner June Premier, while Eddie and Paul O’Gorman, Co. Tipperary took second with a son of Lisfuncheon Rambo.

Onto the female section, and it was last year’s champion hogget ewe which topped this year’s first female class the senior ewe. Owned by Mark, Declan and Joe Miley Co. Roscommon, Logie Durno Oprah is sired by Rutland Humdinger. In second place was Sarah O’Neill’s Bolinaspect Boxer daughter while taking up third place was Eddie and Paul O’Gorman with a ’Lisfuncheon Sambo daughter.

Next in line was the hogget ewe class with the first and second place going to Mark, Declan and Joe Miley Co. Roscommon with their home bred hogget ewe by French sire H13 Chabal. Staying in contention with a Lisfuncheon Rambo daughter was Eddie and Paul O’Gorman in third place. Finally came the turn of the ewe lambs with first place honors going to Liam Conway Co. Galway with a June Johnnie daughter. Eddie & Sheena McCarthy, Buttevant, Co. Cork were second with a Lisfuncheon Pole Position daughter and in third place came Eddie and Paul O’Gorman, with a Knockcroghery Constable daughter.

Judge June Harper had one last task of the day left when all the first prize winners entered the ring in a bid to claim the prestigious Coillcuill Cup for overall champion Charolais 2016. It was Logie Durno Oprah’s day, when the senior ewe was tapped forward as the Supreme champion for two years running.  Receiving the cup on behalf of the Miley family, Co. Roscommon was Declan Miley.  The next cup to be handed out was the Riverdale Cup which is presented to the opposite sex sheep to the Supreme Champion. It was Sarah O’ Neill’s ram lamb prizewinner from Co. Wexford which came up trumps in this section. The final decision was Reserve Supreme, which also went west to, Co. Galway’s breeder Liam Conway and his ewe lamb.

Senior Ram

OwnerPedigree Identity
1. D McConalogue & Michael Walsh. F11-13-003
2. Liam Conway XYU01056
3. James Walsh D32-14-005
4. James Walsh H714-018
5. D Kavanagh & P Morgan 14GU01876
6. Sarah O NeillA17-11-042

Hogget Ram

OwnerPedigree Identity
1. Killian Traynor A46-15-003
2. Padraig Breen H16-15-009
3. Sarah O Neill B72-15-0223
4. Marie & Codie Walsh F67-15-022
5. Kevin Brady A78-15-005
6. Edward & Paul O Gorman A54-15-092

Ram Lamb

OwnerPedigree Identity
1. Sarah O NeillA17 16-003
2. Edward & P o Gorman A54-16-003
3. Declan Miley H19-16-009
4. William Gleeson F62-16-025
5. Sarah O Neill A17-16-021
6. Richard Allen H76-16-009

Senior Ewe

OwnerPedigree Identity
1. M & D &J Miley14ZNN09857
2. Sarah O Neill A17-13-018
3. Edward & P O Gorman A54-11-031
4. Sarah O Neill A17-14-046
5. Liam Conway H23-13-0011

Hogget Ewe

OwnerPedigree Identity
1. M & D & J Miley H19-15-014
2. M & D & J Miley 15WNC12530
3. Edward & P O Gorman A54-15-058
4. J & F Jeffery D32-15-089
5. Sarah O Neill A17-15-014
6. J & F Jeffery D32-15-021

Ewe Lamb

OwnerPedigree Identity
1. Liam Conway B72-16-054
2. Edward & S McCarthy C71-16-013
3. Edward & P O Gorman A54-16-008
4. J & F Jeffery D32-16-013
5. David O Gorman F9-16-028
6. Richard Allen H76-16-004

Champions

Supreme Champion:
H19-15-014M, & D, & J MILEY
Reserve Supreme:B72-16-054LIAM CONWAY
Opposite Sex to Supreme:A17 -16-003SARAH O NEILL