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AlbertJ last won the day on August 26 2014

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  1. We consider that anyone whose dog wins a major championship has the right to enjoy that win and not have the win 'picked over' on social media by people many of whom were not even present. As I have said we have had an objection system in place for several years whereby anyone actually present at the event can make a formal complaint at the event by putting down £50 or €50. If the complaint is upheld the deposit is returned if not the money goes to charity BUT the idea is the matter is settled there and then and the winner can go on and enjoy their win. The other sports accept that this is the sportsmanlike way to resolve disputes - hands up anyone who can produce a social media post where anyone has complained about the results in the other sports?
  2. Wrong again Gunnar. The trolls started firstly with an attack on the judges of the lurchers and terriers, then attacks on the dogs - an allegation that the winning lurcher was lame and the terrier wasn't qualified. The worst troll, who accuses me of cheating in the Five Nations every year is still going on about it. He is banned from our events for trying to get my security manager and me arrested for 'kidnapping' him and his friends and then posting a totally defamatory account of the incident including about me being abusive and swearing at him and his friends. Several witnesses, including two police ones, and the security manager's dashcam proved these allegations were as false as his latest ones. He followed this up with a potentially more serious post. Our statement on facebook explains how we are treating these spurious allegations. We have a complaints procedure in place at the fair which no one took advantage of. As far as we are concerned that is the end of the matter.
  3. Gunnar, Two and two make four not five! The 'silence' was purely because I haven''t been using HL because we were being trolled by people we have banned from the fairs because of their conduct. We had made a statement on facebook about the unsporting attacks on our 2019 championship winners. We have had an objections system in place for several years whereby anyone attending the fair can make an objection to any winner by putting down a £50/€50 deposit with the objection. This would be returned if the objection was upheld. Needless to say no one made such an objection this year apparently preferring to make spurious allegations after the fair. Even worse are those people who were not even at the fair making such allegations including, as usual, a person banned from our fairs. We do not intend to play games with these people and debate the results because by doing so we would exacerbate the damage done to the reputation of the judges and help demean the winners success. In answer to your point the dog in question was properly qualified. In fact the owner of the dog had more than one dog qualified and checked the qualifications with our terrier & lurcher director and myself before the fair. Since he was not available to show his dog he requested if his partner could show it. As we could authenticate the ownership of the dog we agreed to this request. 2019 was a transitional year for our major championships and new rules for all of our competitions will be in place for 2020.
  4. GALWAY GAME FAIR TERRIER, WHIPPET & LURCHER CHAMPIONSHIPS Irish Country Lifestyle Festival, Galway Racecourse, Ballybrit, Sunday 16th June starting 11.30 AM Sponsored by Feedwell Terrier Classes 1 AV Terrier Dog Pup 2 AV Terrier Bitch Pup 3 Russell Dog Or Bitch 4 Patterdale Dog Or Bitch 5 Lakeland Dog Or Bitch 6 Border Dog Or Bitch 7AV Entered Dog 8 AV Entered Bitch 9 Crossbred Dog Or Bitch Champion Classes 2 To 9 Puppy Winners go into Puppy Championship. Whippet Classes 1 Whippet Dog Pup 2 Whippet Bitch Pup 3 Whippet Dog 4 Whippet Bitch 5 Entered Whippet 6 Racing Whippet Champion 3 To 6 Puppy Winners go into Puppy Championship. Lurcher Classes 1 Lurcher Dog Pup 2 Lurcher Bitch Pup 3 Smooth Under 23 Inch 4 Smooth Over 23 Inch 5 Rough Under 23 6 Rough Over 23 6 Any Collie Type 7 Any Bull Cross Lurcher 8 Any Saluki Cross 9 Any Lamping Lurcher 10. Greyhound class 11. Entered Hound Class Champion Classes 3 To 11 Pups go into Puppy Championship Please note there will be no racing in 2019 this will return in 2020. Prize Structure: All class winners 15Kg bag of Feedwell, Commemorative Embroidered Winners Cap and Rosettes to 4th place. Terrier, Lurcher & Whippet Champions: €50, Embroidered Coat, Bronze Trophy and Rosette Coats and Trophies as for Shanes Castle. Best Opposite Sex to Champions: €25 OVERALL CHAMPION : Trophy Puppy Champion : Bronze Trophy & Rosette Two Lurchers, Terriers & Whippets to qualify for the Five Nations Championships at Shanes Castle
  5. Latest qualifying shows: Scottish & Welsh Qualifying Shows Duke of Buccleuch's Foxhounds Lurcher and Terrier Show. Sunday 19th May 2019 – Five Nations Whippet, Lurcher & Terrier Show Qualifiers And Racing Qualifiers. Terrier, Lurcher & Whippet show in Abergwyngregyn, Saturday, May 18th. Five Nations Show Qualifiers only. Still taking qualifiers so if you want to qualify for some of best Irish & Uk events - get your club secc to contact me asap Special ferry rates for GB qualifiers. See the Fair video : https://player.vimeo.com/video/312929724
  6. We have had a lot of individuals wanting to come across from GB to compete in the Championships. Unfortunately we don't do invitations you have to qualify. Take up of qualifiers has been slow this year so if you are interested in qualifying for our championships why not ask your local show to run a qualifier.
  7. QUALIFIERS are available to GB SHOW ORGANISERS for the following CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS at the IRISH GAME FAIR, Shanes Castle, Antrim on the 29/30 June. 1. FIVE NATIONS WHIPPET CHAMPIONSHIP 2. FIVE NATIONS LURCHER CHAMPIONSHIP 3. FIVE NATIONS TERRIER CHAMPIONSHIPS 4. MASTER MC GRATH LURCHER CHALLENGE Two dogs to qualify from each show ( over and under 23") 5. MICK THE MILLER CHALLENGE for Traditional HAIRY LURCHERS any size. Two to qualify from each show. EACH CHAMPIONSHIP HAS £200 to the Winner £50 to the Runner Up plus other prizes and quality trophies. As the 31st ANNUAL All Ireland Championships ( Showing & Racing) also take place this weekend ( which are open all ) qualifiers can have a real opportunity to compete for titles and prizes with the best of Irish dogs. To recognise the additional costs of coming to the event for GB qualifiers, they get FREE tickets to the show and special ferry and accommodation rates and each GB qualifying event organiser gets £50 for their best in show winner. To apply for your show to host qualifiers email me at irishcountrylifestyle@btinternet.com. Qualifiers will be awarded on a 'first come first served' basis. To get a flavour of the fair see: https://player.vimeo.com/video/312929724
  8. There was a great atmosphere at this charity show for Autism Initiatives NI. I was delighted to meet Mel Patterson( Brother of well known spaniel handler Aidan) whose son is one of the young adults who will benefit from the show. Also to find that one of my fellow judges was non other than Jamesie Toal at one stage a fine retriever handler but also a long time terrier owner and fancier. Margaret will be doing a full report on the event but a few photos that capture the happy family atmosphere. Best wishes were sent to John McStay who is just out of hospital. 1. Mel & Micky wearing the charity tee shirts 2. Competitors wearing the charity tee shirts 3. A great turnout - part of the car park 4. Organisers Micky & Tom making the handsome donation from the show and admission fees - still the racing entries to come.
  9. I hope Micky's hard work in getting sponsorship for this event pays off with ALL proceeds going to a worthwhile NI charity. Good prizes with competition for REAL END of SEASON TITLES - to be the terrier , lurcher and whippet 2018 CHAMPION of CHAMPIONS by beating other dogs that have been Champion or Res Champion at Shows throughout Ireland - come and try to get recognition as the 2018 'Best of the Best'. Great trophies for the champions. AND a chance to qualify for the REAL 2019 MASTER McGRATH and MICK the MILLER Championships to be staged in the prestigious setting of the GAME FAIRS with classy trophies and great prize funds. The 2018 races at Shanes had two GREAT CHAMPIONS and TWO GREAT RUNNERS UP.
  10. THE JUDGES for MICKY QUINNS 2018 CHAMPION of CHAMPIONS of IRELAND CHARITY SHOW in AID of AUTISM INITIATIVES NI : LURCHER CLASSES : EUGENE BARRY TERRIER CLASSES : JAMES TOAL WHIPPET CLASSES: MICHAEL QUINN JNR 2018 LURCHER CHAMPION of CHAMPIONS IRELAND : STEVEN MCGONIGAL 2018 TERRIER CHAMPION of CHAMPIONS IRELAND : TOM BARRY 2018 WHIPPET CHAMPION of CHAMPIONS IRELAND : ALBERT TITTERINGTON SUNDAY 19th of AUGUST 2018 ANNAGHMORE RACE TRACK, 52 DERRYCOOSE ROAD, ANNAGHMORE, CO ARMAGH BT62 1LY SEE : MARGARET'S ADVERT ON THIS FORUM FOR FULL DETAILS of CLASSES & PRIZES Gates open : 10.00 AM Judging 12.00 Noon
  11. Anyone from UK wanting to come we can organise special ferry rates . Pm me for details.
  12. Thanks to those who PMed me to admire the trophies we have presented to be retained by the winners of the three 2018 Champion of Champions. We thought we would try to acquire quality trophies for what should be a really prestigious event. The Terrier Trophy is a heavyweight vintage bronze trophy; the Lurcher Trophy was previously presented to the winner of a 2004 race at Hall Green and is a real stunning trophy and the whippet trophy is a smart head mounted on marble.
  13. We are very happy to support Micky's event for a very worthwhile charity Many families including our own work with children who have autism. We are providing quality antique trophies to be kept by the owners of the three 2018 Show Champion of Champions and in association with Janet Duke coats for the racing winners. We are also sponsoring dog food prizes in association with Feedwell Dog Food. This should be a superb 'end of season' event which deserves your support.
  14. I know two people allegedly involved in the alleged incident but not the third who I understand has recently come to NI. I have known both for several years but I am not close friends with either. One has helped on occasions with the racing at the fair, along with several other people who would not be considered 'part of the 'Game Fair team'. The other was helpful in suggesting and facilitating UK judges. As I said I was not present at the event, where the alleged incident took place nor had I any connection with the event and like you I didn't see the incident. So i prefer not to speculate. As YOU should know very well, I do not condone violence or the threats of violence at our events.
  15. Marydoll why don't you say what you have to say under your own name. Some Facts : 1. NO ONE involved in this alleged incident is part of our 'Game Fair team' 2. I am not in any trouble with Antrim Council
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