The Irish Charollais Sheep Society held it’s Greenvale Feeds sponsored All Ireland Championships at Sheep2015 in Athenry on Saturday 20th June. The honour of judging this event fell to Mr. Robin Darker (Darker Flock), Blessington, Co. Wicklow. A total of 108 sheep were catalogued with only a few not turning up on the day.

The first class of the day was the senior ram with the red rosette going to `Ballyhibben Olympic Gold` owned by Sarah O’Neill, Camolin Co. Wexford for the second consecutive year. Liam Conway, Caltra, Ballinasloe took second place with `Doughry Michelin Man`.

Next class was the hogget ram class in which Liam Conway took the red ribbon with a home bred ram sired by `Botera Magnificant’ while the Co. Cork duo of Jim and Fram Jeffery, Midleton took the blue and yellow rosettes with home bred sons of ‘Logie Durno Real McCoy’. White’s Cross , Co. Cork came to the fore in the next class with Albert Ferguson winning the ram lamb class with a son of ‘Glynn Coch Ogi Ogi Ogi’. Kevin Brady, Killeigh, Tullamore took second with a son of ‘Lisfuncheon Star’ while Eddie and Paul O’Gorman, Ballyporeen, Co. Tipperary took third with a son of ‘Carnew One & Only’. Now came the turn of the ladies, all turned out to perfection! First class was senior ewe with last year’s second placed hogget ewe sired by ‘Powerview Jolt’ taking the red rosette for Albert Ferguson. Sarah O’Neill’s’ Bolinaspect Boxer’ daughter was placed second. Liam Conway with a ‘Duiske Uisce’ daughter was third.Next came the teenager class – hogget ewe with the first place going to the West to Knockcroghery, Co. Roscommon to Mark, Declan and Joe Miley with their imported ewe ‘Logie Durno Oprah’ who is sired by ‘Rutland Humdinger.’ The Rebel county were not left behind as Jim and Fram Jeffery’s ‘Bawnard the Beast’ sired ewe took the blue ribbon while Sarah O’Neill stayed in contention with a ‘Bolinaspect Boxer’ daughter in third place. Finally came the turn of the ‘juniors girls’. The first place honour of the ewe lamb class went to Richard Allen, Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow with a ‘Ballyhibben Kickstart’ daughter, Albert Ferguson in second with a ‘Glyn Coch Ogi Ogi Ogi’ daughter and Co. Tipperary being represented by Eddie and Paul O’Gorman, Ballyporeen in third with a ‘Rainbow Lindisfarne’ daughter.

Now for the finale, The Coillcuill Cup which is presented to the Supreme Champion went West to Knockcroghery to the Miley family with their hogget ewe. Next decision was Reserve Supreme, down South to Midleton, Co. Cork it went to Jim and Fram Jeffery’s second placed hogget ewe. The final decision of the day was the recipient of The Riverdale Cup which is presented to the opposite sex sheep to the Supreme Champion. Now was the turn of the males to shine and shine the Rebel County did with Albert Ferguson’s ram lamb taking the accolade.

Senior Ram

OwnerNamePedigree Identity
1. Sarah O’Neill Ballyhibben Olympic GoldB3-12-003
Sire: Beechlodge Honourable Bid
2. Liam ConwayDoughery Michelin ManXYU01056
Sire: Logie Durno Klass Act
3. D. McConalogue & Ml. WalshBloomfield OutlawF11-13-003
Sire: Highfield Hotshot
4. Frank GibbonsSaddle Hill MadazzaA6-12-122
Sire: K2 Earl
5. Vincent KellyBallyglunin Tiger KingA99-12-020
Sire: Foynes Tiger
6. John FarrellLisfuncheon New LadA54-13-077
Sire: Rainbow Lindsfarne

Hogget Ram

OwnerNamePedigree Identity
1. Liam ConwayJuneB72-14-017
Sire: Botera Magnificant
2. Jim & Frampton JefferyBawnardD32-14-120
Sire: Logie Durno Real McCoy
3. Jim & Frampton JefferyBawnardD32-14-111
Sire: Logie Durno Real McCoy.
4. Sarah O’NeillBolinaspectA17-14-011
Sire: Ballyhibben Olympic Gold.
5. Vincent KellyBlakeney Man on DutyD65-14-017
Sire: June Sentry Duty
6. Kevin BradyTunker LadH17-14-055
Sire: Rockvilla Bob

Ram Lambs

OwnerPedigree IdentitySire
1. Albert FergusonA78-15-020Glynn Coch Ogi Ogi Ogi
2. Kevin BradyF91-15-011Lisfuncheon Star
3. Eddie & Paul O’GormanA54-15-010Carnew One & Only
4. Jin & Frampton JefferyD32-15-045Carriganeela Cracker
5. John FarrellD81-15-023Lisfuncheon New Lad
6. Liam ConwayB72-15-023Ballyhibben Rest

Senior Ewe

OwnerPedigree IdentitySire
1. Albert FergusonA78-13-014Powerview Jolt
2. Sarah O’NeillA17-13-018Bolinaspect Boxer
3. Liam ConwayB72-12-103Duiske Uisce
4. Sarah O’NeillA17-13-046Bolinaspect Boxer
5. Richard Allen13ZNN07274Rutland Humdinger
6. Jimmy & Ronan GilliganH6-12-008June Thunder

Hogget Ewe

OwnerPedigree IdentitySire
1. Mark, Declan & Joe Miley14ZNN09857Rutland Humdinger
2. Jim & Frampton JefferyD32-14-039Bawnard the Beast
3. Sarah O’NeillA17-14-046Bolinaspect Boxer
4. Jim & Frampton JefferyD32-14-018Bawnard the Beast
5. Sarah O’NeillA17-14-005Bolinaspect Boxer
6. Patrick WhyteH32-14-004Powerview Jolt

Ewe Lamb

OwnerPedigree IdentitySire
1. Richard AllenH76-15-001Ballyhibben Kickstart
2. Albert FergusonA78-15-043Glynn Coch Ogi Ogi Ogi
3. Eddie & Paul O’GormanA54-15-016Rainbow Lindsfarne
4. Sarah O’NeillA17-15-012Ballyhibben Olympic Gold
5. Jim & Frampton JefferyD32-15-046Carriganeela Cracker
6. David O’GormanF9-15-010Lowerye Lord

WinnerPedigree IdentityOwner
Supreme Champion:Hogget Ewe 14ZNN09857Mark, Declan & Joe Miley
Reserve Supreme:Hogget Ewe D32-14-039Jim & Frampton Jeffery
Opposite Sex to Supreme:Ram Lamb A78-15-020Albert Ferguson