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Galway pure bred sheep sale is a sell-out in Athenry

Martin Ryan

Published 07/10/2015 | 02:30

Sean KIlkelly with the champion hogget ram at the Galway Sheep Breeders Show and Sale in Athenry Mart
Sean KIlkelly with the champion hogget ram at the Galway Sheep Breeders Show and Sale in Athenry Mart

Sheep breeders travelled from many parts of the country to compete for pedigree stock at the 93rd Annual Show and Sale of pure bred registered Galway Sheep at Athenry Mart.

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"There was a complete clearance of the 85 female sheep on offer, while 25 rams were sold under the hammer," said chairman Gerry Daly. "A notable feature of this year's sale was the number of rams purchased to run with commercial flocks."

Martin Maher, who recently captured the All-Ireland award for the best pair of ewe lambs at Mountbellew Show, won the Joe Casey Memorial Cup for the overall champion female in the breeding ewe class.

Gerry Daly exhibited the best pen of ewe hoggets and Marie Kenny was a first time winner in the ewe lamb class.

Seán Kilkelly showed the champion hogget ram, which sold for €670, the highest price of the day. John Greaney had the champion ram lamb.

RESULTS

Breeding Ewes 1 Martin Maher 2 Michéal Conneely 3 Trevor Flynn

Ewe Hoggets 1 Gerry Daly 2 Tom Murphy 3 Tom Feeney

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Ewe Lambs 1 Marie Kenny 2 Gerry Nolan 3 John Greaney

Hogget Rams 1 Seán Kilkelly 2 Martin Maher 3 Tom Feeney

Ram Lambs 1 John Greaney 2 Martin Warde 3 Winifred Reilly

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