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  1. WAKEY, WAKEY, ANOTHER TOP DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY ON THE HORIZON. THE COMBINED CLUBS ARE HAVING A DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY AT ANNAGHMORE RACE TRACK, ANNAGHMORE , CO ARMAGH. SUNDAY 29TH APRIL 18. FOR YOUR SAT NAVS : 54 DERRYCOOSE ROAD, ANNAGHMORE, COUNTY ARMAGH. BT62 1LY. RACING WILL COMMENCE AT 11.00AM SHARP SHOWING WILL START AFTER THE RACING AT APPROXIMATELY 1.30 ALL THE USUAL CLASSES ***PLEASE NOTE THIS SHOW IS A QUALIFER FOR THE 5 NATIONS/MASTER MC GRATH /MICK THE MILLER AT SHANES CASTLE 23rd AND 24th JUNE 18 *** MARGARET MC STAY
  2. HI HO HI HO, IT'S OFF TO LAOIS, LURCHER, WHIPPET AND TERRIER SHOW , ABBEYLEIX, THIS SUNDAY 22ND APRIL 18 DON'T YOU FORGET NOW PROCEEDS FOR CHARITY GATES OPEN AT 10am. RACING REGISTRATION AT 11.00AM HEATS WILL TAKE PLACE AT APPROX 11.30AM FINALS AFTER SHOWING FERRETT SHOWING AFTER HEATS CHILDRENS HANDLING CLASS. SHOWING WILL FOLLOW THE CHILDRENS HANDLING CLASS VETERN CHAMPIONSHIP FINALFOR FIRST PLACED VETERN LURCHER, TERRIER, WHIPPET FAMILY FUN PET DOG SHOW CATERING FACILITIES ON SITE. PROCEEDS IN AID OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL, ABBEYLEIX, CO LAOIS Show will be well signposted in Abbeyleix Margaret Mc Stay
  3. The First Sporting Whippet Club NI Dog Show and Race Day 2018. Ballee playing fields, situated in the shadow of the famous City of the Seven Towers' , is centered on the outskirts of Ballymena. A thriving up market town, Ballymena has evolved over the years to a centre of excellence for shopping commerce. This brilliant setting was the new venue for The Sporting Whippet Club NI Dog Shows and Race days of 2018. As we drove down the motorway towards the playing fields, this being my first time there, my mind was filled with anticipation of what lay before me. On turning the corner I certainly was not disappointed. There before my eyes was ample space of tar and cement for ringside parking, and loads of green pastures to set up our showing rings on. Although for much of the day it was wet and windy, this did not dampen the spirits of the good Canine people of the Whippet world. There was a good turnout of whippets for such enclement weather on the day. It was nice to meet up with some old friend, and also made some new ones. The raffle always generates a lot of excitement, with plenty of craic and good banter. As always, the usual suspects moaning and groaning when their numbers are not called out. Having said that the usual suspects went home with an armful of winnings. All happy bunnies at the end of the day. Many thanks to everybody who donated items for the raffle. All very much appreciated. Time flies by very quickly, and very soon it was Race and show time. **A Big congratulations to Rea Wilson on winning Overall Show Champion of Champions with his beautiful whippet ODIS, and Reserve Champion went to Janet Duke with her winning whippet Oscar. Well done and well deserved to both people.** Finally, may I take this opportunity to thank our judge of the day, Colin Tucker for carrying out his duties with impeccable judgment, fairness and good taste. I cannot forget our chairman Kirsty Fyffe, Racing manager Chontelle Mc Meekan and their hard working committee for the running of a very successful first show of 2018. Paul Morrison took some lovely photograph full of skill and happy memories. Many thanks for that Paul. A very enjoyable day was had by all. ***The 2nd Sporting Whippet Club NI show of the year will be on Sunday 20th May 2018 at Ballee Park, Ballymena. See you all then*** Margaret Mc Stay
  4. My Updated Dog Show/Racedays/Game Fairs list for 2018. **Will keep adding in your show dates as they are pm to me .**UP DATED 20.4.18 (A Few Changes) Sunday 22nd April 18 Laois Lurcher , Whippet, and Terrier Club Dog Show and Raceday in Abbyleix. Laois Lurcher , Whippet, and Terrier Club Dog Show and Raceday will be held Sunday 22nd April in Abbeyleix . There will be classes for Lurchers/Whippets/Terriers and Hounds. Racing on the day with all the usual races, and an open race for Lurchers and an open race for Whippets. Also there will be ferret Showing. Gates open at 10.00am, Racing booking in at 11.00am, Racing Heats approx 11.30 followed by Ferretts and Showing. Racing Finals after Showing. Dog Show will be well signposted when you get to Abbeyleix. Sunday 29th April 18 Combined Clubs Dog Show. The Combined Clubs are holding their Lurcher/Terrier/Whippet/Strong Dogs show and Raceday, at Annaghmore Race Track, Co Armagh Sunday 29th April 18. This Show is a qualifier for the 5 Nations/MasterMc Grath/Mick the Millar at Shanes Castle, Co Antrim, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June 18. FOR YOUR SAT NAVS : 54 DERRYCOOSE ROAD, ANNAGHMORE, COUNTY ARMAGH. BT62 1LY Sunday 6th May 18 Rockview Harriers Annual Hound, Terrier, Lurcher and Pet Show, at Seven Houses Coursing Ground,Danesfort, Co Kilkenny, near Junction 9,M9 Motorway, will take place on Sunday 13th May 18 DWTC Dog Show and Race day, Co Armagh This Show is a qualifier for the 5 Nations/MasterMc Grath/Mick the Millar at Shanes Castle, Co Antrim, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June 18. Full Details Later Sunday 13th May 18 The Paddy Dunphy Killure Working Terrier and Lurcher Dog Show and Race Day, at Killure, Co Waterford. Sunday 20th May 18 (Please note New Venue) 2nd Show. The Sporting Whippet Club NI are having their 2nd Dog Show and Race Day on Sunday 20th May at Ballee Playing Fields, Ballee Road West, Ballymena, Co Antrim. BT42 2HS. Full details nearer the time. Sunday 20th May 18 Golden Vale Foxhounds Annual Dog Show at Clonakenny. Roscrea, Co Tipperary. This show has all the Qualifers for Shanes Castle 23rd and 24th June 18. Saturday 26th May 18 Northern Ireland Country Sports Fair, Scarvagh House, Scarva, Banbridge, Co Down BT63 6NL. ( Dog Show) ***Gilford Lurcher, Terrier, Whippet Club Dog Show and Raceday, at the NI Country Sports Fair Scarvagh House, Scarva, Saturday 26th May ( Dog Show and Racing on same day this year, Saturday Only )*** also all the fun of the Fair. Sunday 27th May 18 Barristown , Co Meath Dog Show and Raceday. Full Details Shortly Sunday 3rd June 18 Armagh Sporting Dog Charity Show and Raceday Sunday 3rd June 18 (Fiona Devlins Show) Full details later Sunday 3rd June 18 Araglen and Kilworth Harriers Dog Show Sunday 3rd June 18. ( Between Fermoy and Mitchelstown, Co Cork ) Full Details Later. Sunday 10th June 18 West Wexford Harriers Annual Hound Show Sunday 10th June at Cassagh, New Ross, Co Wexford. Classes for Hounds/Lurchers/Terriers/Whippets and Pets. Full Details Later. Sunday 17th June 18 (Please note New Venue) 3rd Show. The Sporting Whippet Club NI are having their 3rd Dog Show and Race Day on Sunday 17th June at Ballee Playing Fields, Ballee Road West, Ballymena, Co Antrim. BT42 2HS. Full details nearer the time. Sunday 17th June 18 Collnakilla Harriers Dog Show and Sheep Dog Trials, Rathcormac, Co Cork. Full Details later Sunday 24th June 18 The North Tipperary Hound and Dog Show will be held on Sunday the 24th June at Lisbonney, Dublin Road, Nenagh, Co Tipperary. Full Details later. Saturday 23rd/Sunday 24th June 18 All Ireland Championships at the 40th Anniversary Irish Game Fair at Shanes Castle, Co Antrim Sunday 15th July 18 Cloyne Harriers Dog Show Sunday 15th July 18 at Cloyne, Co Cork. Full details of classes later. Sunday 15th July Booked for another show. Full details later Sunday 22nd July 18 (Please note New Venue) 4th Show. The Sporting Whippet Club NI are having their 4th Dog Show and Race Day on Sunday 22nd July at Ballee Playing Fields, Ballee Road West, Ballymena, Co Antrim. BT42 2HS. Full details nearer the time. Sunday 5th August 18 ( Please note New Venue ) 5th Show. The Sporting Whippet Club NI are having their 5th Dog Show and Race Day on Sunday 5th August at Ballee Playing Fields, Ballee Road West, Ballymena, Co Antrim. BT42 2HS. Full details nearer the time. Sunday 16th September 18 ( Please note New Venue ) 6th Show. The Sporting Whippet Club NI are having their 6th Dog Show and Race Day on Sunday 16th September at Ballee Playing Fields, Ballee Road West, Ballymena, Co Antrim. BT42 2HS. Full details nearer the time. Margaret Mc Stay
  5. ***AVONDHU SHOW THIS SUNDAY 15TH APRIL 18*** ***PLEASE NOTE THIS SHOW IS DEFINATELY ON AND GOING AHEAD.*** BUT OWING TO THE ENCLEMENT WEATHER, THE ORIGNAL VENUE ADVERTISED FOR THIS SHOW IS WATER LOGGED, SO A NEW VENUE HAS BEEN FOUND FOR SUNDAYS SHOW. ADDRESS FOR NEW VENUE FOR THIS SUNDAYS SHOW : CORK MARTS CORRIN, RATHCORMAC ROAD FERMOY CO CORK. ****DONT YOU FORGET NOW NEW VENUE***** Margaret Mc Stay
  6. No, it will be rearranged around middle of May or June Tommy says. He hopes the weather will be better then
  7. My New Dog Show/Racedays/Game Fairs list for 2018. **Will keep adding in your show dates as they are pm to me .**UP DATED 16.4.18 (A Few Changes) Sunday 22nd April 18 Laois Lurcher , Whippet, and Terrier Club Dog Show and Raceday Laois Lurcher , Whippet, and Terrier Club Dog Show and Raceday will be held Sunday 22nd April in Abbeyleix . There will be classes for Lurchers/Whippets/Terriers and Hounds. Racing on the day with all the usual races, and an open race for Lurchers and an open race for Whippets. Also there will be ferret Showing. Sunday 29th April 18 Combined Clubs Dog Show. Full details later. Sunday 6th May 18 Rockview Harriers Annual Hound, Terrier, Lurcher and Pet Show, at Seven Houses Coursing Ground,Danesfort, Co Kilkenny, near Junction 9,M9 Motorway, will take place on Sunday 13th May 18 DWTC Dog Show and Race day, Co Armagh Sunday 13th May 18 The Paddy Dunphy Killure Working Terrier and Lurcher Dog Show and Race Day, at Killure, Co Waterford. Sunday 20th May 18 (Please note New Venue) 2nd Show. The Sporting Whippet Club NI are having their 2nd Dog Show and Race Day on Sunday 20th May at Ballee Playing Fields, Ballee Road West, Ballymena, Co Antrim. BT42 2HS. Full details nearer the time. Sunday 20th May 18 Golden Vale Foxhounds Annual Dog Show at Clonakenny. Roscrea, Co Tipperary. This show has all the Qualifers for Shanes Castle 23rd and 24th June 18. Saturday 26th May 18 Northern Ireland Country Sports Fair, Scarvagh House, Scarva, Banbridge, Co Down BT63 6NL. Dog Show and Racing, along with all the fun of the Fair, Something for everyone. Sunday 27th May 18 Northern Ireland Country Sports Fair, Scarvagh House, Scarva, Banbridge, Co Down BT63 6NL. Dog Show and Racing, along with all the fun of the Fair, Something for everyone. Sunday 3rd June 18 Armagh Sporting Dog Charity Show and Raceday Sunday 3rd June 18 (Fiona Devlins Show) Full details later Sunday 3rd June 18 Araglen and Kilworth Harriers Dog Show Sunday 3rd June 18. ( Between Fermoy and Mitchelstown, Co Cork ) Full Details Later. Sunday 10th June 18 West Wexford Harriers Annual Hound Show Sunday 10th June at Cassagh, New Ross, Co Wexford. Classes for Hounds/Lurchers/Terriers/Whippets and Pets. Full Details Later. Sunday 17th June 18 (Please note New Venue) 3rd Show. The Sporting Whippet Club NI are having their 3rd Dog Show and Race Day on Sunday 17th June at Ballee Playing Fields, Ballee Road West, Ballymena, Co Antrim. BT42 2HS. Full details nearer the time. Sunday 17th June 18 Collnakilla Harriers Dog Show and Sheep Dog Trials, Rathcormac, Co Cork. Full Details later Sunday 24th June 18 The North Tipperary Hound and Dog Show will be held on Sunday the 24th June at Lisbonney, Dublin Road, Nenagh, Co Tipperary. Full Details later. Saturday 23rd/Sunday 24th June 18 All Ireland Championships at the 40th Anniversary Irish Game Fair at Shanes Castle, Co Antrim Sunday 15th July 18 Cloyne Harriers Dog Show Sunday 15th July 18 at Cloyne, Co Cork. Full details of classes later. Sunday 15th July Booked for another show. Full details later Sunday 22nd July 18 (Please note New Venue) 4th Show. The Sporting Whippet Club NI are having their 4th Dog Show and Race Day on Sunday 22nd July at Ballee Playing Fields, Ballee Road West, Ballymena, Co Antrim. BT42 2HS. Full details nearer the time. Sunday 5th August 18 ( Please note New Venue ) 5th Show. The Sporting Whippet Club NI are having their 5th Dog Show and Race Day on Sunday 5th August at Ballee Playing Fields, Ballee Road West, Ballymena, Co Antrim. BT42 2HS. Full details nearer the time. Sunday 16th September 18 ( Please note New Venue ) 6th Show. The Sporting Whippet Club NI are having their 6th Dog Show and Race Day on Sunday 16th September at Ballee Playing Fields, Ballee Road West, Ballymena, Co Antrim. BT42 2HS. Full details nearer the time. Margaret Mc Stay
  8. CANCELLED UNTO FURTHER NOTICE Gain Irish Open (Tommy Cullens Show) Cancelled unto further notice Sunday 8th April 18 Hi all unfortunately The Gain Irish Open is postponed until later in the summer as the field for the overflow parking is to soft, our own field the main show field has all weather tracks but could not take the large crowd expected again this year without the over flow car park, and as all our judges are coming from overseas I have to make a call on it before they finalise their travel arrangements. Margaret Mc Stay
  9. Got my copy of Irish Country Sports and Country Life Magazine today. Absolutely brilliant edition Paul and Albert, covering all aspects of Country Sports. In the shops to day. Dont forget to get your copy. Margaret Mc Stay
  10. SUNDAY 8TH APRIL 18 GAIN IRISH OPEN ( TOMMY CULLENS SHOW ) ALL ROADS LEAD TO ; GAIN IRISH OPEN ( TOMMY CULLENS DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY ) SUNDAY 8TH APRIL 18, AT BALTINGLASS, CO WICKLOW. SHOWING /RACING/LURCHERS/TERRIERS/ WHIPPETS/FERRETTS ALL ON THE DAY NEW ADDITION ADDED THIS YEAR. OVERALL PUPPY CHAMPION CLASS. SO KEEP THIS DAY MARKED ON CALENDER. FULL DETAILS SHORTLY Margaret Mc Stay
  11. "IMPORTANT" CHANGE OF DATE" YIPPEEE Owen" juggy " Ryan Memoriel Plaque will now be held on Sunday 15th of April, 2018 Start time 10.30 am sharp. Classes, 1 - Big Dog's Owen juggy Ryan. 2 - Hairy Dog's 3 - Under 24 Michael Carroll Memorial Plaque 4 - Under 23 RWDC 5 - Under 21 RWDC Please Note the Heights, we ask that all dog's are entred into the right class . Consolation stake for all dog's beaten in first round. All dog's (MUST) be muzzled. Entries to be sent via text to 0863296667 1 - Owners name . 2 - Dog's Name. 3 - Dog Male or Female . 4 - Height . 5 - Colour of Dog. Draw will take place on 12th of April so ALL entries MUST be in before then. Barna, Roscrea, Co Tipperary (Same field as last year )Signs will be up ,and closer to the time we will post the eircode. Margaret Mc Stay
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