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Dessie Mackins Annual Christmas Dog Show Saturday 16Th December 2017
High HO, High HOO , ( DOG SHOW ONLY ) NO RACING
CHRISTMAS TIME IS ON THE HORIZON ,
AND WILL SOON BE THAT TIME OF YEAR FOR DESSIE MACKINS CHRISTMAS SHOW, SATURDAY 16TH DECEMBER 17 at Bannvale House Hotel, Gilford, Banbridge, BT32 4NR.
This show will be for Terriers/Lurchers/Whippets/Strong Dogs, and the good news is, by kind permission of Mr Aj Titterington all the qualifers for Shanes Castle and Birr Castle 2018 have been granted. Plenty of Christmas Spirit at this show, with some great prizes. Always a great Dog Show day out before Christmas, with plenty of food and beverages in Bannvale House Hotel afterwards.
Also the first qualifier for the Champion of Champions Bull Cross Lurcher Championship will be held at Dessies Christmas show on Saturday 16th December 17. Overall Champion of Champions will be later in 2018.
Come along for a day away from Christmas Shopping , and all the trials and tribulations of life, even just for a couple of hours.
Starting Time : 1.00pm
For Your Sat Navs
Dont you Forget Now.
All Enquiries PM Dessie.
MARGARET MC STAY
Dessie Mackin has asked me to announce he is having an Irish Bull Cross Champion of Champions in 2018 for Bullcross Lurchers, and any show organisers wishing to obtain a qualifier please PM Dessie for same. The final for this Championship will be held later on in 2018. Full details later.
The first qualifier for this Championship will be held at Dessies Christmas show on Saturday 16th December 17 at Bannvale House Hotel, 174 Lurgan Road, Banbridge, BT32 4NR
Margaret Mc Stay
The FIRST of THREE CHRISTMAS COMPETITIONS. The GREAT GAME FAIRS of IRELAND have joined up with EDINBURGH CLOTHING for a FACEBOOK competition to win a Percussion Rambouilette Gilet ; two tickets to our 40th Anniversary Fair at Shanes Castle ( 23rd & 24th June) and a year's subscription to Irish Countrysports and Country Life magazine. The hard copy is in the shops now and the FREE to READ online copy is available at www.countrysportsandcountrylife.com).
Edinburgh Clothing Percussion special offers are highlighted in the magazine and available at great prices from www.edinburghoutdoorwear.com
To enter the competition simply go to our Facebook Page ( https://www.(!64.56:886/groups/172092726163876/) and like and share the competition post before COB 30th November
As part of the celebrations for our 40th anniversary fairs and following consultation with competitors and sponsors we have made a couple of changes to our international and All Ireland events for 2018:
Master Mc Grath Challenge for Elite Lurchers over and under 23" categories. Normal qualifying rules but special prizes to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Great Game Fairs of Ireland and the 150th Anniversary of 'The Masters' first Waterloo Cup Win.
Mick the Miller Racing Challenge for Traditional Over and Under 23" Lurchers : To qualify for this neither parent must be a full greyhound whether registered or not. The dog must be lurcher x lurcher bred.
The Five Nations Championships for Terriers, Lurchers and Whippets : Normal rules apply but special prizes.
Show secretaries wishing to have qualifiers please email: Irishgamefair@btinternet.com
As usual we will be staging the ANNUAL REAL ALL Ireland Racing and Show Championships at Shanes Castle - these are the longest running and most prestigious annual championships for over 30 years, AND NEW FOR 2018 to give a high profile event for Under 21" Lurchers and Whippets we have changed the format of the 'Directors' Challenge to give two high profile events with great prizes and a truly superb trophy to be won by the overall champion.
The 40th RUBY Anniversary GAME FAIR Challenge for Under 21" Lurchers and Whippets : In the final all under 21" finalists will race to find the ALL IRELAND Champion Under 21" lurcher; all whippet finalists will race separately to find the ALL IRELAND Whippet Champion then the Lurcher and Whippet Champions will run off in a two dog final with the whippet getting a handicap advantage.