The Athlone Show in the heart of Ireland was the chosen location for the 2017 All Ireland Championships on Sunday 25 of June. The sun shone in temperate conditions, ideal for the job in hand of exhibiting the top quality Pedigree Charollais stock that were presented to the capable eye of Mr. William McAllister, of the Artnagullion Charollais flock from Northern Ireland. Six classes were judged beginning with the Senior Ram.
What an accolade this proved to be for Liam Conway, June Charollais who swept the boards with 1st, 2nd and 3rd platings. In recognition of a fine exhibit of a Shearling ram put forward the red rosette was awarded to mr frank jordan. Finally M, D& J Miley claimed title to the ram lamb class with a son of Logue Durno Oprah who in the next class, Aged Ewe also topped her class.
Next up for the ladies was the Shearling ewe and Willie found his girl with a classy gimmer sired by lonehead power house bred & exhibited bymr richard allen Finally the ewe Lamb Class was awarded to m,d&j miley
The highlight of the day and what anticipation was building to was the judging of the Championship. The winner of the previous two supreme champion titles in 2016 & 2015, Logue Durno Oprah most definitely lived up to her American superstar namesake by breeding the Supreme Champion for 2017, a Ram Lamb sired by rheardr orlando exhibited by M,D & J Miley. This creates a first for any Charollais breeder in the history of the Society by taking the Supreme Champion title and the RDS Champion of Champion Award for three consecutive years.
The Reserve Champion was awarded to Richard Allen with his hogget ewe.
After all the formality’s of the day all present enjoyed a barbeque hosted by the Society to round off a superb day for the Society.