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Western Club Open Day

Benbulben View

On the 18th June the Western Simmental Club held an Open Day & Competition on the farm of the Mullarkey Family, Lisadell Simmentals. We’re nestled between the shore and the beautiful Benbulben. And none of us could have asked for a better setting or welcome. Kieran and his wife, Caroline, pulled out all the stops with this amazing showcase. Bouncy Castles and BBQ's kept anyone that wasn't interested in the cattle occupied. Our young members were so impressed with immaculate presentation of the farmyard. Walls were adorned with Rosettes and Sashes, whilst Cups and Trophies were proudly perched on top of walls.

Our Young Members were put through their paces by our Judge for the day, Hugh Murray of Shiloh Simmentals. The juniors were judged on their ability to Show, Stock Judge and Reasoning. The seniors were judged on their Grooming Skills, Stock Judging and Reasoning. Whilst the Competition was running there was a Grooming Demo, Talks on A.I. and suitable sires from DOVEA A.I., Guess the Weight Competition and a Raffle to rival any.

Hugh Murray, our Judge for the day, made comment on how impressive all of our young members were. He chose his winners and the cream of the crop made it on to our Junior and Senior Team which took part in the National Competition in Tullamore Mart on July 2nd. Unfortunately our teams were not successful at the Nationals, but they did us proud.

We wish to express our Thanks to The Mullarkey Family for hosting this event, to our Judge, All of our many Sponsors and everyone in attendance on the day.

>List of Prizes & Sponsors<

West Club Guess the Weight 180617West Club Openday-6_180617    West Club Openday-1_180617 West Club Openday 180617    West Club Openday-12_180617 West Club Openday-11_180617 West Club Openday-7_180617 West Club Openday-3_180617           West Club Openday-8_180617 West Club Openday-9_180617         West Club Openday-5_180617West Club Openday-2_180617         West Club Openday-4_180617 West Club Openday-10_180617 West Club Guess the Weight 180617

GAIN Pedigree Event Tullamore Mart, June 3rd, 2017

Tullamore 2017 GAIN Pedigree Event 1

Aaron Cotter, Sarah Murray, John Conway, David Craig & James Kelly with Richard O'Beirne

Tullamore 2017 GAIN Pedigree Event 2

Sean Holton, Cian Martin, John Conway & David Craig

Tullamore 2017 GAIN Pedigree Event 3

YISA Strokestown 2016

Strokestown 2016 Progressive Genetics Champion Handlers Line Up

Strokestown 2016 Progressive Genetics Champion Handlers, Jennie Aherne ISCS, Martin Regan Progressive Genetics, Winner Caoimhe Brady, 2nd Saoirse Oliver & 3rd Sarah Murray, Judge Tom O'Riordan

YISA Tullamore 2016

Tullamore 2016 Junior Young Handlers

Tullamore 2016 FBD Insurance Junior Handlers Championship - Jennie Aherne ISCS, Judge Joy Lowry, Winner James Kelly, 2nd Sarah Murray & 3rd Adam Brady

Tullamore 2016 FBD Senior Young Handlers

Tullamore 2016 FBD Insurance Senior Handlers Championship - Kathleen Leonard of FBD Insurance, Judge Joy Lowry, Winner Ciaran Kinahan, 2nd Christopher Farrell & 3rd Linda O'Hara, Jennie Aherne ISCS

YISA Strokestown 2015

Strokestown 2015

Strokestown 2015 Progressive Genetics Champion Young Handlers. Pictured; Jennie Aherne ISCS, Martin Regan of Progressive Genetics, Sharon Rothwell Judge, Winner James Kelly, 2nd Sarah Murray & 3rd James O'Leary

YISA Tullamore 2015

Tullamore 2015 Junior FBD Insurance Young Handler Champion

Tullamore 2015 FBD Insurance Champion Junior Handler, James Kelly, with Kathleen Leonard of FBD Insurance, Jennie Aherne and Judge Morag Durno

Tullamore 2015 Ronan Tuohy Senior FBD Insurance Young Handler Champion

Tullamore 2015 FBD Insurance Champion Senior Handler Ronan Tuohy with Judge Morag Durno, Jennie Aherne & Kathleen Leonard of FBD Insurance

Tullamore 2015 Junior FBD Insurance Young Handler Line-Up

Tullamore 2015 FBD Insurance Junior Championship Line Up - Kathleen Leonard of FBD Insurance, Jennie Aherne, Morag Durno Judge, Winner James Kelly, 2nd Saoirse Oliver & 3rd Paul Mullarkey

Tullamore 2015 Senior FBD Insurance Line-Up

Tullamore 2015 Senior Championship Line Up, Judge Morag Durno, 3rd Linda O'Hara, 2nd Cian Martin & Winner Ronan Tuohy, with Jennie Aherne & Kathleen Leonard of FDB Insurance

Launch of the FBD Sponsorship for Simmental Young Members at Tullamore Show

Kathleen Leonard & Alan Geraghty

Pictured at the launch of the FBD Sponsorship are Peadar Glennon ISCS with Kathleen Leonard & Alan Geraghty FBD Tullamore.

South Eastern Club YISA Workshop

South Eastern Club YISA workshop held recently at Tullamore Mart

South Eastern Club YISA workshop held recently at Tullamore Mart

Progressive Genetics YISA Sponsorship Launch

Spring 2015 Launch Progressive Genetics Sponsorship YISA Strokestown Show

Launch of the Progressive Genetics Sponsorship of YISA at Strokestown Show in Spring 2015 with Peadar Glennon ISCS, Jennie Aherne ISCS & Martin Regan of Progressive Genetics

YISA Strokestown 2014

Strokestown 2014 YISA Young Handlers Line Up

Young Handlers Line-up at Strokestown Show 2014 with Jennie Aherne, Winner Maeve Regan, Judge David Hazelton, 2nd Paul Mullarkey, 3rd Ronan Tuohy & 4th Ciaran Kinahan