Northern Ireland Club National Show

Fantastic day at our National show 2022. The Club would like to Thank our Judge Mr Adrian Rundle, Cornwall for agreeing to Judge. Also a very big thank you to Armagh County Show for a successful show and Connolly’s RED MILLS & Animax Limited & SONI Ltd for your sponsorship.

Judge Adrian Rundle commented on his prize winners – I would like to thank the Northern Ireland Club for inviting me to judge their National Show – I’ve been looking forward to judging for 3 years and it was well worth the wait. Well done to all the exhibitors for putting on a great show of Hampshire Downs and to club members for making me feel so welcome and arranging an enjoyable few days.

I had some large classes with some difficult decisions to make and I was impressed with the quality of the sheep.

My final Championship line-up saw a great display of the modern Hampshire Down – with great gigots, length and tremendous loins. All of the first prize winners handled really well with great fleshing throughout.

My Reserve Champion was the ewe lamb – this ewe lamb stood out for me from the moment I handled her. She had great fleshing and muscling throughout and was very alert and showed herself off in the ring.

My overall Champion was an exceptional shearling ram. He handled the best in the show and was a tremendous example of the modern Hampshire – full of flesh and solid to handle with an exceptional loin and gigot. He showed himself off from the moment I saw him, with great presence and power – He stayed with me right until the championship line-up where he continued to catch my eye.

It was great to see a good turnout out of younger and newer exhibitors doing a great job, ensuring the breed is in safe hands for the future.

Thanks you to everyone involved in putting on a great show for the breed.

Adrian Rundle

HDSBA President

Results:

Ram any AGE

1st: Sean & Gillian Doyle LOUGHBRAE

2nd: Kevin & Anna McCarthy BALLYCREELLY

3rd: Allen & Victoria McFadden ASHLEY

4th: Peter Lawson GLENBROOK

5th: Sean & Gillian Doyle LOUGHBRAE

6th: Peter Lawson GLENBROOK

Ewe any Age

1st: Kevin & Anna McCarthy BALLYCREELLY

2nd: Allen & Victoria McFadden ASHLEY

3rd: Kevin & Anna McCarthy BALLYCREELLY

Shearling Ewe

1st: Rodney Wilson AIMNEY

2nd: Allen & Victoria McFadden ASHLEY

3rd: Kevin & Anna McCarthy BALLYCREELLY

4th:Sean & Gillian Doyle LOUGHBRAE

5th: Kevin & Anna McCarthy BALLYCREELLY

6th: Sean & Gillian Doyle LOUGHBRAE

Ewe Lamb

1st: Kevin & Anna McCarthy BALLYCREELLY

2nd: Allen & Victoria McFadden ASHLEY

3rd: Robbie Sloane DRUMLOUGH

4th: Rodney Wilson AIMNEY

5th: Peter Lawson GLENBROOK

6th: Allen & Victoria McFadden ASHLEY

Ram Lamb

1st: Allen & Victoria McFadden ASHLEY

2nd: Wendy Liggett LEAGHAN

3rd: Sean & Gillian Doyle LOUGHBRAE

4th: Sean & Gillian Doyle LOUGHBRAE

5th: Peter Lawson GLENBROOK

6th: Kevin & Anna McCarthy BALLYCREELLY

Ram lamb untrimmed

1st: Kevin & Anna McCarthy BALLYCREELLY

2nd: Allen & Victoria McFadden ASHLEY

3rd: Peter, Heather & Harry Stevenson LENADERG

4th: Trevor Todd ASHBROOKE

5th: Sean & Gillian Doyle LOUGHBRAE

6th: Peter Lawson GLENBROOK

Best pair of Lambs

1st:  Allen & Victoria McFadden ASHLEY

2nd: Sean & Gillian Doyle LOUGHBRAE

3rd: Kevin & Anna McCarthy BALLYCREELLY

4th: Peter, Heather & Harry Stevenson LENADERG

5th: Peter Lawson GLENBROOK

6th: Rodney Wilson AIMNEY

Best pair of Shearling Ewes

1st: Allen & Victoria McFadden ASHLEY

2nd: Kevin & Anna McCarthy BALLYCREELLY

Best group of Three

1st: Peter Lawson GLENBROOK

2nd: Kevin & Anna McCarthy BALLYCREELLY

3rd: Allen & Victoria McFadden ASHLEY

4th: Peter, Heather & Harry Stevenson LENADERG

5th: Sean & Gillian Doyle LOUGHBRAE

6th: Colin Irwin SHANNOCK

Novice Class

1st: Wendy Liggett LEAGHAN

2nd: Robbie Sloane DRUMLOUGH

Champion

Sean & Gillian Doyle LOUGHBRAE with his Shearling Ram

Reserve Champion

Kevin & Anna McCarthy BALLYCREELLY with his Ewe Lamb

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