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  1. MAN – O – WAR DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY THIS SATURDAY 21ST JULY 18 (OPPOSITE CLAY LAKE ON THE ARMAGH/KEADY ROAD) ***Racing entries will be taken from 10.00am to 10.45am with first race at 11.00am sharp. ***Don’t you forget now*** ***RACING*** 1/PUPS 2/GREYHOUNDS 3/WHIPPETS 4/UNDER 21 5/UNDER 23 LURCHER 6/OVER 23 LURCHER 7/UNDER 23 LURCHER ELITE 8/OVER 23 LURCHER ELITE (Master Mc Grath Qualifier 2019) 9/ROUGH COATED LURCHER ( MICK THE MILLER Qualifier 2019) 10/HEAVY BULL CROSS ***SHOWING CLASSES*** WHIPPETS 1/PUPS 2/WHIPPET BITCH 3/WHIPPET DOG 4/WORKING WHIPPET 5/RACING WHIPPET 6/PAIRS CLASSES 2-5 INTO CHAMPIONSHIP LURCHERS 1/ PUPS 2/SMOOTH UNDER 23 3/ROUGH UNDER 23 4/SMOOTH OVER 23 5/ROUGH OVER 23 6/ANY LAMPING LURCHER 7/COLLIE CROSS LURCHER 8/PAIRS CLASS 2-7 INTO CHAMPIONSHIP BULL CROSS 1/ PUPS 2/UNDER 23 3/OVER 23 4/ WORKING CLASSES 2 – 4 INTO CHAMPIONSHIP TERRIERS 1/PUPS 2/RUSSELLS 3/PATTERDALE 4/BORDER 5/LAKELAND 6/CROSS BRED 7/WORKING 8/PAIRS CLASSES 2-7 INTO CHAMPIONSHIP STRONG DOGS 1/PUPS 2/STAFF 3/WHEATEN 4/LARGE BREED 5/BULL BREED 6/WORKING CLASSES 2-6 INTO CHAMPIONSHIP ***Lurcher/Terrier and Whippet qualifies for 5 Nations at Shanes Castle 2019. ***Also Overall Winners Qualify for Pride of the Peaks Margaret Mc Stay
  2. ****DOG SHOWS AND RACEDAYS THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY**** NORTH OF IRELAND **THIS SATURDAY 21st July Man-O-War Charity Working Dog Show, Keady, Co Armagh Showing for: Lurchers/Whippets/Terriers and Strong Dogs Qualifiers for The Pride of The Peaks in England Qualifiers for Shanes Castle 2019, 5 Nations Championship at Shanes Castle 2019 for Whippets/Terriers and Lurchers Racing for: Greyhounds,Lurchers,Pups, and Whippets Qualifiers for Master McGrath at Shanes Castle 2019 Qualifiers for The Mick The Miller At Shanes Castle 2019 There will also be fantasic Prizes for the Raffle to be won on the day.. Charity Nominated : CASH FOR KIDS ----------------------------------------------- ***SOUTH OF IRELAND*** Saturday 21st July Irish Working Terrier Federation Show will be held this Saturday 21st July 18 in the Munster Agricultural Society Show Grounds, Curraheen Road, Co Cork. Gates open at 10.00am.Digging Competition 12.noon. Show commences at 1.00pm. Flapper racing in the afternoon. Terrier Judge : Jason Powell/ Lurcher Judge : Ollie Street. Trade stands by prior appointment. Sunday 22nd July 18 David Dickenson Charity Dog Show and Raceday, at Rathnew, Co Wicklow this Sunday 22nd July 18. This years show is in aid of the Charity Pieta House. Rings for Terriers, Lurchers, Whippets and Pets. Always a great show. ****Please Note this show has all the qualifiers for the : **5 Nations Terrier/Lurcher/Whippet **Racing Master Mc Grath/Mick the Miller Sunday 22nd July The Galtee Foxhoounds Dog Show will be holding their show this Sunday 22nd July. There will be classses for Hounds/ Terriers /Lurchers and Pets, as well plenty other activities on the day. Margaret Mc Stay LikeShow More Reactions
  3. My Updated Dog Show/Racedays/Game Fairs list for 2018.**UP DATED 15th July 18 (A Few Changes) SATURDAY 21st July Man-O-War Charity Working Dog Show, Keady, Co Armagh Showing for: Lurchers/Whippets/Terriers and Strong Dogs Qualifiers for The Pride of The Peaks in England Qualifiers for Shanes Castle 2019, 5 Nations Championship at Shanes Castle 2019 for Whippets/Terriers and Lurchers Racing for: Greyhounds,Lurchers,Pups, and Whippets Qualifiers for Master McGrath at Shanes Castle 2019 Qualifiers for The Mick The Miller At Shanes Castle 2019 There will also be fantasic Prizes for the Raffle to be won on the day.. Charity Nominated : CASH FOR KIDS Please share and come support a worthy cause :#cashforkids Saturday 21st July Irish Working Terrier Federation Show Saturday 21st July 18 in the Munster Agricultural Society Show Grounds, Curraheen Road, Co Cork. Gates open at 10.00am.Digging Competition 12.noon. Show commences at 1.00pm. Flapper racing in the afternoon. Terrier Judge : Jason Powell/ Lurcher Judge : Ollie Street. Trade stands by prior appointment. Sunday 22nd July 18 David Dickenson Charity Dog Show and Raceday, at Rathnew, Co Wicklow Full details later. Sunday 22nd July The Galtee Foxhoounds Dog Show will be held on Sunday 22nd July.There will be classses for Hounds/ Terriers /Lurchers and Pets, as well plenty other activities on the day.Full details Later. Sunday 29th July Tullylish Working Terrier Club Show Dog Show And Race Day ( Full Details Later ) Sunday 5th August 18 ( Please note New Venue ) 4th Show. The Sporting Whippet Club NI are having their 4th 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 12th August 18 Grand Charity Dog Show and Raceday in aid of Autism Charity, taking place Sunday the 12th August. This show will be a big one and for a great cause. Please keep this date in your diary. Full details later Sunday 19th August 18 The Parson and Fox Terrier Rescue Charity Ireland are holding their first Dog Show and Raceday for Terriers/Lurchers/Whippets and Strong Dogs on Sunday 19th August in County Armagh. This show will be a qualifier for the 5 Nations 2019. Full details later. 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
  4. 2 BIG DOG SHOWS AND RACEDAYS TO DAY SUNDAY IN THE SOUTH OF IRELAND DONT YOU FORGET NOW TO DAY Sunday 15th July 18 Cloyne Harriers Dog Show TO DAY Sunday 15th July 18 at Cloyne, Co Cork. Full list of classes on my time line on facebook at the moment. TO DAY Sunday 15th July DONT FORGET TO DAY SUNDAY 15TH JULY18 . KILLURE TERRIER AND LURCHER DOG SHOW AND FIELD DAY TO BE HELD AT CARBALLY COMMUNITY CENTRE,BALLYMACAW , DUNMORE EAST, CO WATERFORD. Margaret Mc Stay
  5. Cuchulann Terrier and lurcher Club Dog Show and Raceday at Laurencetown, Sunday 1stJuly 18 Laurencetown is famous for its green fields and ancient building, churches and chapels, but over the last six years another string has been added to that bow. This picturesque village is now famous for its dog shows and race days held annually at Springvale Road Laurencetown. This rolling revelation of country side was the venue for the Cuchalainn Terrier and Lurcher Club dog show and race day Sunday 1stJuly 18. The weather was very welcoming, if not a little too hot. I am told it was 29 degrees on Sunday. Dogs were well looked after and washed down with cold water at different intervals during the show. Very soon the field was filled to capicity with barking dogs, trailers and families. This year has brought a few new faces on the show scene, all eager to join the razzmatazz of the Canine world to show and race their faithful Canine friends in the summer season. As I walked around the rings, clicking away with my mobile phone camera, I met up with some very nice people from the Terrier/Lurcher and Whippet community. These people show their dogs in the summer, and work them in the field in the winter. True country sports people. The Raffle took place, and as usual created a lively atmosphere, with some fun and frolics. John Mc Stay is still crying his eyes out, because I won more prizes than he did. He is a big baby. Time slips away very quickly, and very soon it was Racing and showing time. Here are some Racing Results. ( I don’t have them all ) Puppy Race Danny Maxwell with Blue. Under 23 Neil Pinkerton with Dipper Under 23 Elite Neil Pinkerton with Chase Master Mc Grath Neil Pinkerton with Jake Traditional Lurcher Maurice Mc Dowell with Blu Mick the Miller Danny Maxwell with Blue -------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Childrens Handling class was first on the list. What a turnout of children in the ring. Little Riley Mc Cormack and his friends were over the moon winning with their lovely dogs. I have no doubt in my mind, the sport will be carried on after our day by these up and coming little people. Congratulations to all. You were all winners in my eyes. 1/ Riley Mc Cormack with Deva 2/ Conghal Burke with Luna 3/ Georgia Trimble with Blue **Here are the Showing Results * **Overall Champion Puppy** Sean Burke with Luna Reserve Neil Pinkerton with Pureo Overall Champion Whippet Barry Chambers with Alfie Reserve Mairead Fearon with Jill **Overall Champion Lurcher** Gabriel Frank with Hari Reserve Champion Fiona Devlin with Musty **Overall Champion Terrier** Terry Crossen with Teddy Reserve Champion Jackie Norman with Chad **Overall Champion Strong Dog** Thomas Coleman with Sully Reserve Champion Niall Mc Cann with Ralph ***Overall Show Champion and Best in Show*** Gabriel Frank with Hari Reserve Champion Terry Crossen with Teddy. A Big Congratulations to all above winner And Finally, may I take this opportunity to thank the judges on the day. Whippets/ Graham Brennan / Lurchers : Maurice Mc Dowell/ Terriers/Drita Manson and Strong Dogs Terry Crossen. Judging is a difficult job, but you carried out your remits with honesty and precision. A big thank you to all involved. At this point I must thank two very special people Drita Manson and Dessie Mackin for their thoughtfulness and kindness to me on Sunday. Thank you for flowers and chocolates, which I so appreciate. You almost brought me to tears on Sunday with this lovely jesture. Also Maurice Mc Dowell thank you for the wine. Another guy with a heart of gold. And Finally, Finally, this day of fun and enjoyment would not of been possible without the man and woman of the moment, Dessie Mackin and Drita Manson. Many thanks Dessie, Drita and back up team for another brilliant show and a great day out. You have the knack of running a good show, and I am already looking forward to more of the same. Many thanks for the memories. Margaret Mc Stay 
  6. May be still having one before end of summer
  7. THE 40THANNIVERSARY IRISH GAME FAIR AT SHANES CASTLE 23rdand 24thJUNE 2018. THE LONG TALKED ABOUT 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE IRISH GAME FAIR AT SHANES CASTLE CO ANTRIM FINALLY ARRIVED ON SATURDAY 23RDAND SUNDAY 24TH JUNE, AND WE WERE NOT DISAPPOINTED. FROM EARLY MORNING FAMILIES, CARS, BARKING DOGS, TRAILERS AND THE LAUGHTER OF LITTLE CHILDREN COULD BE HEARD FOR MILES AROUND. THE SUN BEAMED DOWN ON BOTH DAYS, AND IT IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT TO SAY I AM SUFFERING THE CONSEQUENCES OF IT OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS. SHANES CASTLE DEMENSE IS SET ALONGSIDE THE SHORES OF LOUGH NEAGH AND COVERS 2,600 ACRES OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPES, WITH ITS GARDENS AND CASTLE FAMOUS FOR ITS HISTORY AND SCENERY. THIS WAS THE VENUE FOR THE LARGEST EVER 40thANNIVERSARY GAME FAIR TO BE HELD IN IRELAND NORTH OR SOUTH OF THE BORDER. WE ARRIVED ON BOTH DAYS AT AROUND 9.00AM, TO GIVE TIME FOR BREAKFAST AND SOME RETAIL THERAPY . THERE WERE AROUND 200 STANDS TO VISIT ON SITE, WITH EVERYTHING RELATED TO COUNTRY SPORTS AND FINE FOOD ON OFFER. IT WAS NICE TO MEET UP WITH SOME PEOPLE I WOULD ONLY SEE ONCE A YEAR AT THE GAME FAIR. I SPOKE TO DAVID CREGAN, A REAL GENTLEMAN OUT FOR A GOOD DAYS RACING AND ENJOYING THE SUMMER SUN SHINE AT THE GAME FAIR. PADDY AND TRACY Mc GRATH HAD TRAVELLED ALL THE WAY FROM CARLOW TO JOIN IN ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR. BILLY CRAIG WAS THERE TO CHEER ON THE CUCKOO AND STAGLAND SUE IN THE RACING, AS WAS MY GOOD FRIEND HELEN HUNTER AND HER FAMILY. THE FERRETS ARE ALWAYS AT THE TOP OF MY LIST TO START MY DAY OFF AT THE GAME FAIR. SO IT WAS OFF TO THE FERRETT RING TO JOIN DARREN MOORE AND GRAHAM FYFFE WHO ALWAYS PRODUCE A GREAT FERRET SHOW BOTH IN RACING AND SHOWING. IN THIS RING YOU ARE GUARANTEED FIRST CLASS ENTERTAINMENT, PLENTY OF CRAIC AND GREAT SPORTSMANSHIP, AND WE WERE SURE NOT DISAPPOINTED. STEPHEN MC GONIGLE KEPT EVERYBODY INFORMED OF THE WINNING CLASSES AND MALACHY MC FALL DONE THE IMPORTANT PART, THE JUDGING. DARREN AND GRAHAM MANY THANKS FOR ANOTHER VERY ENTERTAINING AND PROFESSIONALLY RUN EVENT. THE EXCITEMENT WAS BUZZING AROUND THE RACE TRACK, AS ALBERT TITTERINGTON DIRECTOR OF THE GREAT GAME FAIRS OF IRELAND ARRIVED AT THE RING SIDE TO DO THE DRAW FOR THE MASTER MC GRATH. THIS SIGNALLED IT WAS TIME TO START THIS PRESTIGEOUS EVENT. NICKY SMYTHS TOP RACING DOG SCOOBY TOOK THE HONOURS AGAIN THIS YEAR, AND AGAIN THIS YEAR THE SMYTH FAMILY DONATED THEIR MONETARY WINNINGS TO A CHILDRENS CANCER CHARITY. THESE PEOPLE HAVE HEARTS OF GOLD AND WERE OVERWHELMED WITH JOY WITH THEIR WINNINGS. MASTER MC GRATH WINNERS WERE: NICKY SMYTH WITH SCOOBIE RESERVE MICHAEL MC GRATH WITH TUCKER THERE WAS MORE EXCITEMENT ON THE WAY WITH THE MICK THE MILLER RACE TO FOLLOW: NED KANE HIT THE GROUND RUNNING AS HIS WINNING DOG FONK ROMPED HOME FIRST OVER THE FINISHING LINE. MICK THE MILLER WINNERS WERE : NED KANE WITH FONK RESERVE JED DONAGH WITH CHUNK SOME RACING RESULTS ( I HAVENT GOT THEM ALL) UNDER 21 ELITE GARY FARMER WITH STAGLAND SUE UNDER 23 ELITE GERIANT WOOLCOCK WITH CUCKOO LURCHER PUPS DAVID NOLAN WITH CELTIC WARRIOR OVER 23 TRADITIONAL LURCHER DAVID NOLAN WITH JULIE. ALL IRELAND OVER 23 SHEAMUS MOORE WITH SPEEDY ALL IRELAND UNDER 23 STEPHEN MC GRATH WITH MEG All IRELAND BULL CROSS TOMMY CULLEN WITH BRONCO WHIPPET RACING CHARLENE RAFFERTY WITH ZIO HEAVY BULL CROSS CHARLENE RAFFERTY WITH RED SHOWING RESULTS GERMAN BREED JAMES RICHARDSON WITH BRU RESERVE MYRTLE ALLEN RUBY OVERALL CHAMPION TERRIER DRITA MANSON WITH TROY RESERVE DESSIE MACKIN WITH BOUNTY OVERALL CHAMPION LURCHER MICKEY QUINN WITH HAUS RESERVE ROSE MC COY WITH LACEY OVERALL CHAMPION WHIPPET MAIREAD FEARON WITH JILL RESERVE BARRY CHAMBERS WITH ALFIE DARREN MACKIN BULL CROSS MEMORIAL PERPUTAL CUP MICKEY QUINN WITH HAUS RESERVE FREDDIE HALLISSEY WITH LENNOX 5 NATIONS TERRIER CHAMPIONSHIP SHEAMUS DONNELLY WITH PEPSI RESERVE MARK HANLON WITH BRADY 5 NATIONS LURCHER CHAMPIONSHIP MAURICE MC DOWELL WITH POACHER RESERVE JED DONAGH WITH FINN 5 NATIONS WHIPPET CHAMPIONSHIP JANET DUKE WITH LEVI RESERVE MAIREAD FEARON WITH JILL A BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO ABOVE WINNERS AND WELL DONE. AND FINALLY, WHERE WOULD WE BE WITHOUT OUR JUDGES. ALL WELL VERSED IN THEIR BREEDS AND ALL DONE A FIRST CLASS JOB ON THE DAY, AND OF THAT WE ARE TRULY GRATEFUL. SOME TIRED MEN GOING HOME ON THE BOAT ON SUNDAY NIGHT. I AM SURE THAT IS RIGHT GARY FARMER AND GERAINT WOOLCOCK. I KNOW HOW I FELT. I AM STILL NOT OVER IT YET. A SPECIAL MENTION TO TOM AND LEANNE BARRY WHO WORKED TIRELESSLY AT THE RACING AND SHOWING RINGS AND ALL WENT WITHOUT A HITCH. AND FINALLY, FINALLY, I ALWAYS LEAVE THE BEST TO LAST. THIS ACCOLADE I RESERVED FOR ALBERTj TITTERINGTON AND HIS LOVELY WIFE IRENE AND THEIR CO DIRECTORS FOR A GREAT AND MEMORABLE 40THANNIVERSARY WEEKEND AT SHANES CASTLE. ALBERT WITHOUT YOUR ORGANISATIONAL ABILITIES AND THAT OF YOU BACK UP TEAM, THIS SUPERB AND SUCCESSFUL 40TH GAME FAIR WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE. ALBERT AND IRENE YOU WILL ALWAYS BE KING AND QUEEN OF THE CASTLE TO ALL THE GOOD CANINE FOLK NORTH AND SOUTH OF THE BORDER AND FURTHER AFIELD. ALBERT YOU DO SO MUCH FOR COUNTRY SPORTS AND CHARITIES UP AND DOWN THE COUNTRY THAT IS NEVER DOCUMENTED, AND WORK SO HARD BEHIND THE SCENES FIGHTING OUR CORNER TO MAKE THESE THINGS HAPPEN. I CANNOT PUT WORDS IN PLACE TO PRAISE YOU ENOUGH. THANK YOU AGAIN THIS YEAR FOR ALL THE HAPPY MEMORIES AND LOOK FORWARD TO MORE OF THE SAME IN 2019. MARGARET MC STAY
  8. UPWARDS AND ONWARDS NEXT SHOW ON MY LIST. Sunday 1st July 18 The Cuchulann Terrier Club will be having a Dog Show and Raceday at Lawerencetown, Banbridge on Sunday 1st July 18 . There will be rings for Lurchers / Terriers / Whippets and Strong Dogs and Racing on the Day. This show will have all the qualifiers for Shanes Castle 2019 . Margaret Mc Stay
  9. FOR YOUR SAT NAVS: FOR SHANES CASTLE BT41 4NE Margaret Mc Stay
  10. ONLY 1 MORE SLEEP TO THE IRISH GAME FAIR AT SHANES CASTLE. CANT WAIT, LOVE IT. RACING TOMORROW SATURDAY/SHOWING SUNDAY DONT FORGET TO REGISTER AT HEADQUARTERS ON SITE BEFORE 11.00am ON BOTH DAYS : FOR PARTICIPENTS IN THE MASTER MC GRATH/ MICK THE MILLER AND 5 NATIONS. FOR YOUR SAT NAVS: BT41 4NE Margaret Mc Stay
  11. 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. Dont you forget Now Margaret Mc Stay
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