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Sunday 4 December 2016

Cream of the Holstein Friesian class

Martin Ryan

Published 09/03/2016 | 02:30

Pictured are the 2016 IHFA All Ireland winners with the association's president Peter Ging; (left to right) Karl Colton, Ardnasalem, Co. Monaghan, Mike Magan, Killashee, Longford, Gordon Kingston, Ballinscarthy, Co. Cork, Sandra Murphy, Bagnalstown, Co. Carlow, David Boyd, Glaslough, Co. Monaghan, Jack Spillane, Fethard, Co. Tipperary, and Michael Booth, Stradbally, Portlaoise.
Pictured are the 2016 IHFA All Ireland winners with the association's president Peter Ging; (left to right) Karl Colton, Ardnasalem, Co. Monaghan, Mike Magan, Killashee, Longford, Gordon Kingston, Ballinscarthy, Co. Cork, Sandra Murphy, Bagnalstown, Co. Carlow, David Boyd, Glaslough, Co. Monaghan, Jack Spillane, Fethard, Co. Tipperary, and Michael Booth, Stradbally, Portlaoise.
Noirin Kenelly, Ballinprior, Ardfert, Co Kerry All Ireland Stockjudge 18-26 years receiving her award from Peter Ging, IHFA President.

The cream of the country's Holstein-Friesian breeders from twelve counties shared in the honours when the association presented the All Ireland Awards 2015 at a glittering function at the Heritage Hotel, Portlaoise last week.

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Gordon Kingston's Dellview Snow Angel was judged All Ireland Junior Heifer for the Dellview herd at Kilmoylerane, Ballinscarthy, Co Cork.

Beechrow Twains Atwood from the Beechrow herd of Michael Booth, Ballyduff, Stradbally, Portlaoise, took the Intermediate Heifer award, while the accolade for the All Ireland Senior Heifer went to Mike Magan's Bunacloy VB Doorman Alioli ET from his Bunacloy herd at Killashee, Longford.

The finalists were chosen from 108 entries and the awards decided by an adjudication panel of 17 who assessed at least six cows in each class.

IHFA Chairman, Richard Whelan commended the participants on the standard in the contest, and the awards were presented by, IHFA President Peter Ging.

The All Ireland Mature cow is Evergreen Duplex Ebony from the herd of Liam and Sandra Murphy, Fenagh, Bagnalstown, and in the pure Friesian, Dunum Olivia ET from the herd of Martin Crowe, Carrigmore House, Doon, Co Limerick - whose herd was featured in these pages recently - received the award for the Mature Friesian Cow. Michael Spillane, Tullamaine, Fethard, Co Tipperary the honour for the top Friesian heifer in milk.

The accolade for Senior Stockjudging went to Aisling Murphy, Ballagh, Kilmanagh, Co Kilkenny, with Noirin Kenelly, Ballinprior, Ardfert, Co Kerrytaking the award for 18-26 years, while the Under 18 Years winner was Kane Boal, Togherbeg, Tuam, Co Galway.

The Cork Club was judged the YMA Club of the Year, reflecting their participation and achievement in YMA events and activities throughout the year, which was a memorable one for the club. The trophy was presented to Ger Kirby by IHFA President, Peter Ging.

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IHFA All Ireland Award Winners 2015

Junior Heifer Dellview Snow Angel Gordon Kingston, Kilmoylerane, Ballinscarthy, Co Cork  

Intermediate Heifer Beechrow Twains Atwood Michael Booth, Ballyduff, Stradbally, Co Laois

Senior Heifer Bunacloy VB Doorman Alioli ET Mike Magan, Killashee, Longford, Co Longford

Heifer born in 2013 Ardnasalem Fever Sarah Patrick Colton, Ardnasalem, Co Monaghan

Three year-old cow in milk born in 2012 Glaslough Miss Persia David Boyd, Mullaghduff, Glaslough, Co. Monaghan

Four year-old cow in milk born in 2011 Lisnacunna Dee Beauty Red ET Patrick Coffey, Lisnacunna, Enniskeane, Co Cork

Five Year-old cow in milk born 2010 Baldonnel Goldie Larissa Cyril Dowling and Tadhg Bourke, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

Mature Cow in Milk born before December 31, 2009 Evergreen Duplex Ebony Liam and Sandra Murphy, Fenagh, Bagnalstown, Co Carlow

Irish Pure Friesian heifer in milk Mountain Martell Aileen Michael Spillane, Tullamaine, Fethard, Co Tipperary

Irish Pure Friesian Cow in Milk Dunum Olivia ET Martin Crowe, Carrigmore House, Doon, Co Limerick

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