Why this Cavan calf is a class apart

An 11-month-old male was a double winner at the Hereford Society Show

Gary & Evelyn McKiernan, with Corlismore Ted 894, Supreme & Senior Male Champion exhibited by Sean McKiernan
Gary & Evelyn McKiernan, with Corlismore Ted 894, Supreme & Senior Male Champion exhibited by Sean McKiernan

Martin Ryan

Eleven-month-old Corlismore Ted 894 was judged Supreme & Senior Male Champion at the Irish Hereford Cattle Society Calf Show at Tullamore.

Exhibited by Sean McKiernan from Corlismore House, Co Cavan, the champion was by the sire Moyclare Mariner, and the class winner went on to become Male Champion of the Show under the eye of judge Albert de Cogan before taking the Supreme award.

Veronica Brennan, with Herberry 1 Lucy Lou, the Supreme & Junior Female Champion.
Veronica Brennan, with Herberry 1 Lucy Lou, the Supreme & Junior Female Champion.

The reserve Supreme Championship went to the Junior male champion of the show, January 2017-born bull Kilsunny Noble, exhibited by Susan Dudley from Dovea, Thurles. He was bred by sire Glaslough Judge out of the home dam Kilsunny Lass Fluffy.

The Junior Female Championship award went to Herberry 1 Lucy Lou, a January 2017-born heifer by the sire, Dendor 1 Kohinoor, and out of Gouldingpoll 1 Lucy 641, exhibited by Veronica Brennan from Ballyherberry, Dualla, Co Tipperary after being chosen for the red rosette in Class 5 at the show.

David Larkin, with Reserve Senior Male Champion Cill Cormaic Prince 2
David Larkin, with Reserve Senior Male Champion Cill Cormaic Prince 2

November 2016-born Moyclare Piscies, exhibited by former President of the Irish Hereford Cattle Society Michael Molloy, from Glebe, Belmont, Co Offaly, was judged Senior Female Champion and Reserve Supreme.

Reserve champion

She was bred by the sire Brocca Saviour, and out of the dam Cill Cormaic Laylatt. She was winner of Class 4 in the earlier adjudication at the show.

The Reserve Senior Male Championship title went to Cill Cormaic Prince 2, a 13-month-old bull exhibited by David Larkin from Kilcormac, Birr, Co Offaly by the sire Blackwater Lad, and out of the dam Cill Cormaic Lavinia.

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The second-prize winner in her class, Hazelgrove Crystal, was judged Reserve Senior Female Champion. The November 2016-born heifer by Moyclare Lieutenant, out of the dam Newstar Autumn, was shown by Dermot Whelton, from Leap, Co Cork.

Co Kerry breeder Matthew Goulding from Kilmore, Ballyduff showed Gouldingpol 1 Gold Spice to take the Reserve Junior Male Championship award, for the January 2017-born bull.

Reserve Senior Female Champion Hazelgrove Crystal with Dermot Whelton, exhibitor, and Albert de Cogan
Reserve Senior Female Champion Hazelgrove Crystal with Dermot Whelton, exhibitor, and Albert de Cogan

He was bred by the sire Panmure 1 Henry, and out of the dam Barwise 1 Rambling Rosie and was a second prizewinner in her class at the earlier judging.

Reserve Junior Female Champion title went to ­Coisceim Poll 1 Jewel, a ­January 2017-born ­heifer exhibited by Timothy Breen from Kiskeam, Co Cork, bred by the sire, ­Grousehallpoll 1 Premier, and out of the dam Drominargile Hoodini.

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