The Bimeda sponsored Irish Charollais Sheep Society 26th Premier Show and Sale was held on Saturday 25th July at Tullow Mart. Mr. David Mawhinney, Rockvilla flock Northern Ireland and Chairman of the British Charollais Sheep Society had the uneveniable job of judging.

224 sheep were catalogued for the sale but only 204 were offered for sale. The trade reflected the current trade for commercial lambs, prices were back on last year. The sale averaged €688 with ram lambs back the most, on average of €150 a head on last year to €650. Clearance was back 10% to 60%. Would this be a reflection that the numbers of ewes lambing in December/January for the Easter trade is reduced? When the commercial trade is weak it is reflected in all sectors.

The first event of the day was the judging with the hogget ewes. Jim and Frampton Jeffery, Midleton, Co. Cork took the red and blue rossettes wth the first prize hogget, a daughter of Logie Durno Navigator going on to claim the title of Reserve Supreme sheep of the day. This stylish correct hogget was sold for €750. Her flock mate in second place by Bawnard the Beast sold for €540 to Co. Kilkenny breeder Damien Aylward. Sarah O’Neill, Camolin Co. Wexford third placed unsold hogget is sired by Bolinaspect Boxer. The hogget ewes averaged €407, less than last year.

David Berry, an up and coming young breeder from Co. Kildare exhibited the winning ewe lamb. This lady is sired by Carriganeela Cracker and sold for €1,050. Second place went to Eamonn Quinlivan, Tulla, Co. Clare with a daughter of Carnew Navigator selling for €780 to Co. Cork breeders Noel and Andrew Hume. A Logie Durno Jackpot daughter bred by The Miley Family, Knockcroghery, Co. Roscommon took third prize and was sold for €500. Ewe lambs averaged €490.

It was now the turn of the males to take the yard wit the hogget ram class up first. The Jeffery brothers took the first and third places with two hoggets sired by Logie Durno Real McCoy, first prize winner sold for €1,640 while the third prize winner sold for €2,000 to Tuam based breeder David O’Gorman. Eamonn Quinlivan was again in second place with a son of Beechview Knockout which sold for €1,000 to Trevor Donaghy, Co. Sligo. The hogget rams sold to an average of €725.

The final and biggest class of the day was the ram lamb class, which was won for the fifth time by Co. Tipperary father and son Eddie and Paul O’Gorman, Ballyporeen. This son of Knockcroghery Constable who displayed fine breed characteristics went on to claim the title of Supreme Champion of the day. He was later sold to Co. Cork breeders Eddie and Sheena McCarthy for €2,600. The Jeffery Brothers were again in the blue position with a son of Cortoon Nifty Ned who pipped the supreme to take top price of the day at €2850. He was purchased by Kilkenny breeder James Murphy, Inistioge. The yellow rosette of third place went to Albert Ferguson, White’s Cross, Co. Cork with a son of Glynn Coch Ogi Ogi Ogi who was unsold. To put the icing on the cake for young David Berry his one and only entered ram lamb achieved third highest price €1850, a son of Carriganeela Cracker selling to Co. Cork breeder Eric Landen.


Ruth Kelso, presenting the Edwin Kelso Memorial Cup to Paul O’Gorman, Lisfuncheon Flock, as the owner of the highest placed Sheep Ireland evaluated sheep in sale.


Reserve Supreme Champion, and Female Champion, owned by Jim and Frampton Jeffery, Bawnard Flock.


Reserve Supreme Male and First Prize Hogget Ram, owned by Jim and Frampton Jeffery, Bawnard Flock.


Ram Lamb Class

Final line-up of Ram Lambs:
1st: Eddie and Paul O’Gorman, Lisfuncheon Flock; 2nd: Jim and Frampton Jeffery, Bawnard Flock; 3rd: Albert Ferguson, Powerview Flock; 4th: Pamela Deane, Carriganeela Flock; 5th: Jim and Frampton Jeffery, Bawnard Flock; 6th: John Kearney, Rathskeagh Flock.
 Owner Pedigree Identity No.Sire
1Ed. & Paul O’GormanA54-15-005Knockcroghery Constable
2Jim & Frampton JefferyD32-15-059Cortoon Nifty Ned
3Albert FergusonA78-15-020Glynn Coch Ogi Ogi Ogi
4Pamela DeaneH7-15-006Kilbarry Obaamaa
5Jim & Frampton JefferyD32-15-054Carriganeela Cracker
6John KearneyH25-15-026Atticknockan Noble Art
Reserve Female Champion, and First Prize Ewe Lamb, owned by David Berry, Dunmurry Flock, Rathhilla, Kildare.


Hogget Ewe Class

1st and 2nd: Jim and Frampton Jeffery, Bawnard Flock; 3rd: Sarah O’Neill, Bolinaspect Flock; 4th: Andrew Reilly, Tunker Flock; 5th: Bernard Casey, Carn Hill Flock; 6th: Joe and Ml Byrne, Foynes Flock.
 Owner Pedigree Identity No.Sire
1Jim & Frampton JefferyD32-14-049Logie Durno Real McCoy
2Jim & Frampton JefferyD32-14-130Bawnard The Beast
3Sarah O’NeilA17-13-002Bolinaspect Boxer
4S. Fitzpatrick & A. ReillyH17-14-093Hollylodge New Approach
5Bernard CaseyD65-14-013Kilbarry Buckfast
6J. & Ml. ByrneF58-14-023Ballyhibben Lone Trader

Ewe Lamb Class

Ewe Lamb Final Line-Up:
1st: David Berry, Dunmurry Flock; 2nd: Eamonn Quinlivan, Liscullane Flock; 3rd: Declan Miley, Knockcroghery Flock; 4th: Eamonn Quinlivan, Liscullane Flock; 5th: Edward Buckley, Kilbarry Flock; 6th: Damien Conway, Ballyfoyle Flock.
 Owner Pedigree Identity No.Sire
1David BerryH91-15-004Carriganeela Cracker
2Eamonn QuinlivanA91-15-040Carnew Navigator
3M. & D. & J. MileyH19-15-011Logie Durno Jackpot
4Eamonn QuinlivanA91-15-027Drumsallagh Observer
5Edward BuckleyD82-15-057Rhaeadr Not for Turning
6Damien ConwayD49-15-009Bawnard Ben Hur

Hogget Ram Class

Hogget Rams:
1st: Jim & Frampton Jeffery, Bawnard Flock; 2nd: Eamonn Quinlivan, Liscullane Flock; 3rd: Jim & Frampton Jeffery, Bawnard Flock; 4th: June Harpur, Haggard Flock; 5th: Sarah O’Neill, Bolinaspect Flock; 6th: James Walsh, Shanavagoon Flock.
 Owner Pedigree Identity No.Sire
1Jim & Frampton JefferyD32-14-111Logie Durno Real McCoy
2Eamonn QuinlivanA91-14-102Beechview Knockout
3Jim & Frampton JefferyD32-14-120Logie Durno Real McCoy
4June HarpurC75-14-038Duiske Lachlan
5Sarah O’NeillA17-14-011Ballyhibben Olympic Gold
6James WalshF12-14-043Shanavagoon Blaze

Female Champion & Reserve Overall Champion – Hogget Ewe owned by Jim & Frampton Jeffery.

Reserve Female Champion – Ewe Lamb owned by David Berry.

Male Champion – Ram Lamb owned by Eddie & Paul O’Gorman

Reserve Male Champion – Hogget Ram owned by Jim & Frampton Jeffery

Supreme Champion – Ram Lamb owned by Eddie & Paul O’Gorman

Reserve Supreme – Hogget Ewe owned by Jim & Frampton Jeffery


A17Sarah O’Neill, Bolinaspect, Camolin, Co. Wexford.
A54Eddie & Paul O’Gorman, Lisfuncheon, Ballyporeen, Cahir, Co. Tipperary.
A78Albert Ferguson, Ballinvriskig, Whites Cross, Co. Cork.
A91 Eamonn Quinlivan, Liscullane, Tulla, Co. Clare.
C75June Harpur, Haggard, Bannow, Co. Wexford.
D32Jim & Frampton Jeffery, Ahanesk, Midleton, Co. Cork.
D49Damien Conway, Kilmurry Lower, Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow.
D65Bernard Casey, Ohill, Drumlish, Co. Longford.
D82Edward Buckley, Kilbarry, Macroom, Co. Cork.
F12James Walsh, Shanavagoon, Ladysbridge, Co. Cork.
F58Joe & Michael Byrne, Deputy’s Pass Farm, Glenealy, Co. Wicklow.
H7Pamela Deane, Carriganeela, Kilbarry, Macroom, Co. Cork.
H17 Seamus Fitzpatrick & Andrew Reilly, Annalee, Cootehill, Co. Cavan.
H19M. & D. & J. Miley, Ballyglass, Knockcroghery, Co. Roscommon.
H25John & Ita Kearney, Rathskeagh, Ballymore, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.
H91David Berry, Rathilla, Kildare, Co. Kildare.