Irish Angus Cattle Society Elite Sale - Saturday 13th December 2014
Judge: Nigel Matchett, Portadown, Co. Armagh
Auctioneer: M.H. McGowan, Mohill Co. Leitrim
The Irish Angus Cattle Society Elite Show & Sale was held in Carrick on Shannon on Saturday last. Champion bull of the days was the youngest bull at the show, born December 2013 and sired by Liss Man K1089, this bull was bred by John & Michael Lynch, Portauns, Kilmallock Co. Limerick and sold for €4700 to Jimmy Vahey, Hollymount Co. Mayo
Male champion Portanes K Black Buster - Bred by John & Michael Lynch, Portauns, Limerick l t r Richard O'Beirne, Nigel Matchett Judge, Michael Cronin President Irish Angus Cattle Society Sold €4700
Reserve Champion bull was bred by Cathal & JJ McCormack, Steil, Tulsk Castlerea Co. Roscommon, Steil Kozmo was born September 2013 and sired by Te Mania Berkley B1. This bull sold for €4900 to James Bloomer, Dungannon Co. Tyrone.
Reserve Male Champion Steil Kozmo 249 l to r Cathal McCormack (breeder) Nigel Matchett (Judge) Michael Cronin President Irish Angus Cattle Society
Sample of other prices:
Price €4800 - Drumcarbin K Pirelli - bred by Shane McKiernan, Lacken Lower, Ballinagh, Cavan, Co. Cavan Sired by Drumcarbin Lord Hugo sold toBrendan Starkey, Downpatrick.
Drumcarbin K Pirelli Shane McKiernan, Breeder
Price €4600 Clooncarne Kyle bred by Thomas Mulligan, Currycramp, Dromod Co. Leitrim Sired by: Clooncarne Frank and sold to Sam Scott, Newtownards, Co. Down.
Clooncarne Kyle - Sold for €4600 Exhibited by Thomas Mulligan, Currycramp, Bornacoola Co. Leitrim
Price: €4400 Corlismore Larry N733 bred by Sean McKiernan, Corlismore Co. Cavan sired by Netherallan Peter Pershore sold to Bernard Venney, Downpatrick Co. Down.
Price €4000 Drumcrow Parisian N017 bred by Frank McKiernan, Lacken Lower, Ballinagh, Co. Cavan Sired by Idvies Euris and sold to N & J Little, Cavetown, Boyle, Co. Roscommon.
Price €3500 Towra Keith bred by Jim Dockery Towra, Shinrone Co. Offaly and sired by Coneyisland Legend Sold to John Duffy, Fardrum, Athlone Co. Westmeath.
Price €3000 Caramba Black Moss N129 bred by Tommy Staunton, Kinvara, Co. Galway and sired by The Moss Quebec K027 sold to Michael Kelly, Ballon, Co. Carlow.
Price €3000 Tubridmore Kermit bred by Denis Twomey, Farran Causeway, Co. Kerry and sired by Goulding Jumbo King sold to Gordan McFarland, Newtownstewart, Co. Tyrone
Price €2700 Drumcrow Kentucky bred by Frank McKiernan, Ballinagh, Co. Cavan and sired by Nightingale Dunbar K551 and sold to Michael Gowing, Birr Co. Offaly
Average Price of Bulls €3400.
Judge Nigel Matchett selected Gallaway Joan as his overall female Champion and recipient of the Mary F Smith Memorial Cup. Gallaway Joan was bred by Pauline McKiernan Augharan, Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim and sired by Coneyisland Legend. This heifer sold for €6100 to Gregory Donnelly, Ardamore, Co. Derry
Elite Female champion Gallaway Joan - Sold 6100 L to r Michael Cronin President Irish Angus Nigel Matchett (Judge) Richard Smith & Patrick Noonan presenting the Mary F. Smith Memorial Cup and Michael McKiernan (Breeder) Carrigallen, Leitrim.
Reserve Champion Heifer Rockville K Passion was bred by Anthony Dockery, Elphin, Co. Roscommon and sired by Logboy Fergal was unsold on the day.
Reserve Female Champion Rockville K Passion l t r Anthony Dockery (Breeder, Nigel Matchett (Judge) Michael Cronin (President Irish Angus ) Louie Dockery
Sample of other prices
€4300 - Corlough Karon bred by Eugene McGovern, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan sired by Redwood Eiger sold to Eamonn Tubman, Fenagh, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim
Corlough Karon Sold €4300 Exhibited by Eugene McGovern, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan
€4200 - Liscolvin Kris bred by Martin Garvey , Hillstreet, Ck-On-Shannon Co. Roscommon sired by Crussin Mark F207 sold to GA &D Reynolds, Ballinalee, Co. Longford.
Liscolvin Kris, Bred by Martin Garvey, Hillstreet, Ck-On-Shannon, Roscommon
€4100 - Aughnamona Jionna was very kindly donated by Geraldine Shanley & Donal Spring Bornacoola, Co. Leitrim and was auctioned for the Irish Cancer Society this heifer was bought by J.J. Jack, Cavanaleck,Fivemiletown, Co. Tyrone. and raised for €4100 for the Irish Cancer Society.
€3400 - Carrigroe Jane bred by John & Frank Appelbe, Carrigroe, Clonakilty Co. Cork sired by Gigginstown House Lord Justice sold to Jane Mulcair, Lemonfield, Limerick.
Aughnamona Jionna Charity Heifer - Sold to Raise fund for the Irish Cancer Society - sold for €4100 l t r Jim Jack, Fivemiletown, Co Tyrone (Buyer) Ena Barrett(Irish Cancer Society) May Jack, Michael Cronin President Irish Angus Jimmy Bonniface , Patsy Keenan Secretary Irish Angus, Donal Spring Bornacoola Co. Leitrim (Donated heifer)
€3300 - Bohey Lady Holly bred by Michael Reynolds, Bohey Drumlish Co. Leitrim sired by Rosemead Karona sold to Eamon Tubman, Fenagh, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim.
€3250 - Caulry K675 Pam bred by T & A Fitzgerald, Mount Temple Moate Co. Westmeath sired by Netherallan Peter Pershore sold to Clive Jennings, Enniskeane, Co. Cork.
Caulry K675 Pam Exhibited by T & A Fitzgerald, Moate Co. Westmeath
€3000 - Portauns Marsha N582 bred by John & Michael Lynch , Kilmallock Co. Limerick sired by Liss Man K1089 sold to Peter Fox, Ballymahon, Co. Longford.
€2800 - Bohey Katie – bred my Michael Reynolds, Bohey Drumlish Co. Leitrim sired by Bohey Foremost sold to Martin Mulcahy, Charleville, Co. Cork.
€2500 - Coolrain Kelly – bred by Nigel Peavoy , Mountrath, Co. Laois sired by Priestown Jupiter sold to Jane Mulcair, Lemonfield, Co. Limerick.
€2500 - Currycramp Kitty – bred by Gerard Mulligan,Currycramp, Dromod, Co. Leitrim sired by Clooncarne Frank sold to Norman Richardson, Newtowngore, Co. Leitrim.
€2500 - Drumcrow Posie N541 bred by Frank McKiernan , Ballinagh, Co. Cavan sired by Idvies Euris B112 sold to Stephen Smyth, Newtownstewart, Co. Tyrone.
€2500 - Brideswell Jade - bred by Patrick Harrisson , Athlone, Co. Westmeath sired by Ballyshannon Eric and sold to Jane Mulcair, Lemonfield, Limerick.
€2500 - Brideswell Kathleen – bred by Patrick Harrison, Athlone, Co. Westmeath sired by Ballyshannon Eric and sold to Jane Mulcair, Lemonfield, LimericK
Heifers averaged €2600 .
Elite Show & Sale - Tullamore March 2014
Judge: John Appelbe, Carrigroe, Clonakilty, Co. Cork
Auctioneer: Thomas J Cox
Great demand for Irish Angus Bulls at the Society Premier Sale in Tullamore with top prices of €4000. Average €2800, with a 75% Clearance
Champion bull was lot 5 Turlough Jason bred and exhibited by Martin McHugh, Turlough, Castlebar Co. Mayo and sold for €3450. Reserve Champion was lot 24 bred by John & Cathy Farrell, Mountdillon, Curraghroe, Roscommon and sold for €3000.
€4000 - Lot 8 Coolcran Joe - bred by Michael J Horan, Clooncran Ballina Co. Mayo sold to Billy Neale, Crettyard, Carlow this bull was sired by Currower Edmund .
€4000 - Lot 13 – Drummullian John J626 bred by Padraig McGrath, Cloonshannagh, Elphin, Co. Roscommon sold to Michael Twomey, Fermoyle, Banteer, Co. Cork. This bull was sired by Bohey Jasper.
€3750 - Lot 15 - Caltun Juke - bred by Martin Calvey, Westport Co. Mayo sold to Aidan Kelly, Ballycorick, Ballynacally, Ennis, Co. Clare . This bull was sired by Luddenmore Fionn
€3450 - Lot 5 - (Champion bull) Turlough Jason- Bred by Martin McHugh, Turlough, Castlebar, Co. Mayo sold to John Garry, Ballykeane, Geashill Co. Offaly. This bull was sired by Crerogue Ellard G230.
€3300 - Lot 12 - Liscolvin Jagger - bred by Martin Garvey, Hillstreet, Ck-On-Shannon, co. Roscommon sold to Michael Lynch, Magowna, Ennis, Co. Clare. This bull was sired by Luddenmore Fionn.
€3250 - Lot 28 - Steil King 237 - bred by Cathal & JJ McCormack, Steil, Tulsk, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon sold to Derek Ray, Rosemount, Moate, Co. Westmeath. This bull was sired by Kilkelly Graham.
€3000 - Lot 24 - (Reserve champion Bull) Dillon Kevin - bred by John & Cathy Farrell, Mountdillon, Curraghroe
Co. Roscommon sold to Patrick Gregory, Dunleer, Co. Louth . This bull was sired by
€2600 - Lot 6 - Berry Joe - bred by Patrick Murphy, Glasson, Athlone, Co. Westmeath sold to Paul Crotty, Dunmore East, Co. Waterford. This bull was sired by Aynho Rossiter Eric.
€2600 - Lot 26 - Steil K Agger 236 - bred by Cathal & JJ McCormack, Steil, Tulsk, Castlerea Co. Roscommon sold to Pat Kennedy, Ballingarry, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary. This bull was sired by Kilkelly Graham.
€2500 - Lot 4 - Corocrans Joe – Exhibited by John & Mary Mullooly, Lavally, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon sold to Dermot Frehill, Kiltormer, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, This bull was sired by Lawsons Ford Bagatelle.
€2500 - Lot 9 - Drummullian John 618 - bred by Padraig McGrath, Cloonshannagh, Elphin, Co. Roscommon sold to Gerard Grennan, Lismoyney, Clara. Co. Offaly, this bull was sired by Mogeely Joe.
€2500 - Lot 11 - Ballinacragga James - bred by Aidan Moloney, Church View, Kildysart, Co. Clare sold to Eoin Toohey, Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary. This bull was sired by Mogeely Joe.
Champion Heifer Moydrum Kimberly bred by Michael & Oliver Flanagan, Moydrum, Athlone sold for €2400 to James Kingston & Ruth Good, Coolkirky, Riverstick, Co. Cork. The proceeds of this sale are very kindly donated by Michael & Oliver to the Carol Galvin, Lyme Disease fund.
Reserve champion Heifer Brideswell Jade, bred by Patrick Harrison, Brideswell, Athlone was unsold on the day.