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Sunshine reigns at the annual Roundfort Show

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Large crowds descended on the small Roundfort village for the annual show despite the Galway-Mayo match taking place on the day. Maria Hester reports.
Large crowds descended on the small Roundfort village for the annual show despite the Galway-Mayo match taking place on the day. Maria Hester reports.

Charolais

Charolais classes were judges by Neil Bartley Aberdeenshire Scotland. Champion went to the Bostonia Herd, Enniscrone, Co Sligo who continued their winning ways taking the Interbreed champion of the show.

Limousin

Limousin classes were judged by Neil Bartley Aberdeenshire Scotland. Champion Went to Micheal & Owen Hester Castlerea Co Roscommon with their November 2014 born Heifer, Meelickaduff Jukebox she followed on her win to take the reserve interbreed of the show. Reserve Limousin went to Donal Moloney Ardnacrusha Co Clare with his September 2014 Bull Calf.

Simmental

Simmental Classes were judged by Catherine Farrell. Champion Simmental went to Paddy & Elaine Hennelly Rosses Point Co Sligo with their Cow Seepa Aster & her March born Calf Seepa Gem. Taking Reserve was Neenan Bros, Ballyhaunis with their stylish bull calf.

Shorthorn Champion went to Jim Foley. Taking Reserve was with Flattley Bros Killkelly Co Mayo.

Belgian Blue Champion went to Ronan Bros Co Mayo, with their 2015 Heifer calf.

The Pedigree Pairs Calf Class was judged by Sean O’Brien Co Donegal. This Class was dominated by Limousin Calves Taking First Place was Micheal and Owen Hester. Taking seoncd and third place was Donal Maloney Ardnacrusha Co Clare.

Roundfort Young stock-person Championship

The biggest class of the day with 17 entries was the Roundfort Young stock-person Championship. This hotly contested class had a packed ringside audience.

The young Handlers were put through their paces by father and son team Sean and Jack O’Brien from Co Donegal.

Jack himself a very accomplished young showman and a more than capable judge on the day. The Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh was on hand to give out the prizes to the young handlers. Taking Champion Young handler was Owen Hester Castlerea Co Roscommon. This young showman kicked off his summer show season in style having earlier won Overall Limousin champion.

Second place went to Emma Hynes, Athlone Co Roscommon. Third place went to Luke Barnett, Co Donegal. Fourth Place went to Rachel Moloney Co Clare.

Commercial Champion was judged by Sean O’Brien. Champion went to TJ Duffy, Westport, Co Mayo with his Limousin X Heifer by Millbrook Dartangan.

The last class of the day was the All Ireland Heifer Champion sponsored by Aurivo & Roundfort Show. With a prize fund of €1000 it was inevitable that competition was going to be tough. Judge Sean O Brien Co Donegal Selected Co Clare Breeders Andrew amd Catherine McCarthys Limousin X heifer “Rosie” this September 2013 born TVR X Rocky Daughter is no Stranger to success having a string of championships under her belt from last summer. Second place went to TJ Duffy Westport Co Mayo with his Limousin X Heifer by Millbrook Dartangan. Third Place went to Clive and Roy Stephenson from Co Donegal. Fourth Place Went to Maxwell Bros Co Roscommon.

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