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  1. The DWTC Dog Show and Race Day, Sunday 12thMay 19. The sun was breaking through the clouds as we drove through the heart of Apple Blossom country, on our way to the Annual DWTC Dog Show and Race Day at Sandy Heaks Modern Farm on the outskirts of the beautiful village of Scarva. As the time for shining in the field has finished for another season, the DWTC dog show was a good opportunity to give our canine friends a treat after the long cold winter. By midday the field was filled to capacity, with barking dogs, trailers, and families, all taking in the first rays of the summer sun. Shows are an exciting way to challenge both yourself and your dog, while meeting people in an atmosphere of healthy competition. And certainly there was plenty of competition on the day. There was a big turnout and a great mix of Lurchers, Terriers, Whippets, Strong dogs and racing dogs. In the ring it was a judges nightmare and some very hard decisions to make. Some very tasty burgers were cooked and served on site by Trisha Gilmore, and collars and leads sold from the stand of Cahill Collars. As I walked around the rings it was evident how popular this show is. It is always a pleasure to stop and chat with the good men and women of the Canine world, who are always so courteous and respectful to me. These people are all good country sports people, who love to show and race their dogs in the summer and work in the field in winter. Time passes so quickly when you are enjoying yourself, and very soon it was time to start the show. Here are the Overall Showing Results. Showing Results Childrens Handling Class Brooke Rafferty with Red Champion Pup Maurice Mc Dowell with Marshall Champion Whippet Brooke Rafferty with Millie Reserve Davy Best with Kelly Champion Lurcher Maurice Mc Dowell with Poacher Reserve Lisa Beggs with Cirez Champion Terrier Chloe Mc Keown with POPS Reserve Hugh Higgins with Flash Champion Strong Dog Jed Brady with Ben Reserve Declan Owens with Kelo DWTC Perputal Cup Hare Class Sean Burke with Kesh The Billy Copeland Cup Maurice Mc Dowell with Blue. ***Overall Show Champion Chloe Mc Keown with POPS Well done Chloe and many Congratulations *** Some Racing Results Puppy Racing Brooke Rafferty with Lisa Whippet Racing Alec Savage with Murphy Under 21 Joe Leonard with Runaway Scared Under 23 Michelle Rafferty with Gin Over 23 Stephanie O Connor with Bear Bull X Champion Scott Brookes with Flash Lee Brookes 2ndin Collie Class with Bobby Mick The Miller Michael Mc Grath with Stella Master Mc Grath Stephanie O Connor with Bear Congratulations to all winners in the showing and racing and well done to all. And Finally, may I take this opportunity to thank the judges and their ring stewards on the day for a job well done. Whippets = Michael Mc Grath Lurchers = Jonny Wilson Terriers/ Strong Dogs = Raymond Crilly. Judging is not an easy job, but you were consistent and fair, and very successful with the end product. And Finally, Finally, the memories of this show will linger on with me for some time to come. The craic and the banter was good and a brilliant atmosphere all around. None of this would have been possible without Leanne and Tom Barry and all their brilliant back up team who all worked so tirelessly to make this show so successful on the day. Some sleepless nights in the Barry household, but all well worth it and a real credit to Tom and Leanne and everybody involved. Roll on 2020 for more of the same. Margaret Mc Stay
  2. My New Dog Show/Racedays/Game Fairs list for 2019. Updated : 13.5.19 at 7.00pm ( I WILL KEEP ADDING DATES AS THEY COME IN.) Saturday 25thMay 19 NI Countrysports Fair at Scarvagh House. More details will be posted nearer to show. Sunday 26thMay 19 NI Countrysports Fair at Scarvagh House. More details will be posted nearer to show. Sunday 26thMay 19 Kilkenny Foxhound working Terrier,Lurcher, Hound and Pet show are having their show at Greenan,Thomastown, Co Kilkenny Sunday 26th May 2019. Saturday 1st June 19 North Armagh Working Terrier Club are having their Race Day only Saturday 1st June 19. Full Details Later Sunday 2nd June 19 North Armagh Working Terrier Club are having their Dog Showing only day Sunday 2nd June 19. Full Details Later. Sunday 2nd June 19 Kilworth and Araglen Harriers are having their show this year on Sunday 2nd June at Araglen Community Field, Araglen, County Cork. Starting Time 12noon with all the usual classes. ( Full Details Later ) Saturday 8th June 19 The Sporting Whippet Club NI 1st show of 2019 Sunday 9th June 19 Armagh Sporting Dog Charity Show (Fiona Devlins Show ) Sunday 9th June 19 Coolnakilla Harriers Dog Show and Sheep Dog Trials , Rathcormack, Co Cork, will be held on Sunday 9th June 19. ( Full details later ) Saturday 15th June 19 ( New Venue ) Irish Game and Country Fair, Galway Racecourse, Ballybrit, Co Galway Sunday 16th June 19 ( New Venue ) Irish Game and Country Fair, Galway Racecourse, Ballybrit, Co Galway Sunday 16th June 19 The Galtee Foxhounds are holding their Annual Dog Show in Kilbehenny, Co Cork on Sunday 16thJune 19. Always a great family day out. Sunday 23rd June 19 North Tipperary Hound and Dog Show 23rd June in Nenagh, Co Tipperary. This show is a qualifier for the Five Nations/Master Mc Grath and Mick The Miller, and will be held at Lisbonny, Nenagh, Co Tipperary. Saturday 29th June 19 Irish Game and Country Fair Shanes Castle, Co Antrim Sunday 30th June 19 Irish Game and Country Fair Shanes Castle, Co Antrim Sunday 7th July 19 Kiltrough Lurchers Show Sunday 7th July Sunday 7th July 19 The Sporting Whippet Club NI 2nd show of 2019 Sunday 14thJuly 19 Working Terrier Show (Kevin Maguires Show) Sunday 21st JULY 19 Kildare Working Terrier, Lurcher, Whippet, and Gun Dog Show will take place Sunday 21st July 19, in the field opposite Mondello Race Track. Sunday 21st JULY 19 Cloyne Harriers Dog Show, Cloyne , Co Cork. Full details later Sunday 4th August 19 The Sporting Whippet Club NI 3rd show of 2019 Sunday 11th August 19 Mid and East Antrim Working Dog ClMid and East Antrim Working Dog Club will be holding their show at the " Field of Dreams Schooling Track " Sunday 11th August 19. Racing will be out of traps with the exception of Bull Cross and Pups. Also full list of showing classes for Lurchers/Terriers/ Whippets/ and childrens handling Class. A show not to be missed. Sunday 25th August 19 Mickey Quinns Bumper Charity Dog Show and Raceday, Sunday 25th August 19. Full details later. Sunday 15th September 19 The Sporting Whippet Club NI 4th show of 2019 Margaret Mc Stay
  3. ***DWTC DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY*** SUNDAY 12th MAY 19. Come On Down to Scarva in the Beautiful Co Down Countryside, to Sandy Heaks Modern Farm, Sunday 12th May 19, where the DWTC will be holding their Annual Dog Show and Raceday. Showing starts at 12 Noon Sharp, followed by Racing. This show is a qualifer for the Master Mc Grath and Mick The Miller . Also qualifiers for the 5 Nations Whippet/Terrier and Lurcher Champion of Champions, all to be held at Shanes Castle, 29th and 30th of June 19. Showing for Terriers/Lurchers/Bull Breeds , Whippets, and Strong Dogs. Venue for your Sat Navs - Sandy Heakes' Modern Farm, 7 Drummiller Lane, Scarva, BT63 6BR More detail nearer the time. Margaret Mc Stay
  4. PLEASE NOTE: TULLYLISH SHOW. Could all persons who won Perpetual Trophys at the Tullylish Working Terrier Club Show last year 2018, Please return them to John Barry at your earliest convenience. John will be attending the DWTC show on Sunday 12th May, so if it is convient for you then, please bring it on that day and John will collect it from you. On Behalf of John Barry Margaret Mc Stay
  5. DONT YOU FORGET NOW SHOWING AND RACING TOMORROW. COME ON DOWN THIS SUNDAY THE 12th MAY TO APPLE BLOSSOM COUNTRY TO : THE NEXT BIG DOG SHOW ON MY LIST ***DWTC DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY*** SUNDAY 12th MAY 19. *Gate and Class Entries IN Sterling* Come On Down to Scarva in the Beautiful Co Down Countryside, to Sandy Heaks Modern Farm, Sunday 12th May 19, where the DWTC will be holding their Annual Dog Show and Raceday . Showing starts at 12 Noon Sharp, followed by Racing. This show is a qualifer for the Master Mc Grath and Mick The Miller . Also qualifiers for the 5 Nations Whippet/Terrier and Lurcher Champion of Champions, all to be held at Shanes Castle, 29th and 30th of June 19. Showing for Terriers/Lurchers/Bull Breeds , Whippets, and Strong Dogs. Venue for your Sat Navs - Sandy Heakes' Modern Farm, 7 Drummiller Lane, Scarva, BT63 6BR Margaret Mc Stay
  6. Rockview Harriers Annual Show Sunday 5th May All major showing qualifiers Top class prizes including £100 sterling for Best in Show Digging competition at 1215 Showing classes 1pm Pet Show 2pm Flapper racing after showing Ideal for packs to get hounds out and about before Stradbally Hound Show
  7. PLEASE NOTE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ALL DOG SHOWS THAT HAVE OR HAD 5 NATIONS QUALIFIERS FOR 2019 I WISH TO ANNOUNCE THAT BOTH CHAMPION AND RESERVE CHAMPION IN LURCHERS/TERRIERS/WHIPPETS WILL GO THROUGH TO THE 5 NATIONS AT SHANES CASTLE ON THE 29th AND 30th JUNE 19, BY KIND PERMISSION OF MR AJ TITTERINGTON. Margaret Mc Stay
  8. IRISH COUNTRY LIFESTYLE FESTIVAL TERRIER & LURCHER CHAMPIONSHIPS 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. ALSO STRICTLY NO DOGS TO BE SOLD ON SITE. 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 Puppy Champion : Bronze Trophy& Rosette Two Lurchers, Terriers & Whippets to qualify for the Five Nations Championships at Shanes Castle SPECIAL CONCESSION €5 OFF ADMISSION VOUCHERS ARE AVAILABLE - these must be ordered BEFORE 31st May. Order giving name & address at irishcountrylifestyle@btinternet.com
  9. Abbeyleix Lurcher, Terrier, Whippet and Hound Dog Show and Race Day . Sunday 14thApril 19 The quiet midland town of Abbeyleix came alive on Sunday morning 14thApril 19 with the echoes of barking dogs, as the Canine men and women from north and south of the border filled the field, for another days showing and racing at the now annual Abbeyleix Dog Show and Race day. The weather was not kind to us on the day, with continuous heavy rain and cold winds for most of the day. We arrived in the field around 10.00am, with a trouble free journey down to Abeyleix. Walking around the field I could see the rain was not going to dampen the spirits of our great huntsmen and women. It was evident after the long winter in the field, the time had come to allow their Canine friends a day out and to show off the other side of their talents in the show ring. The rings were well spaced out, with a brilliant race track , some lovely rosettes and trophies and loads of dog meal for our winning pooches. Families and children were out in force, with all the fun of the fair for the wee people. There was a bouncy castle, chip van, ice cream van, and stalls with plenty of hunting gear, dog leads, and every thing for all aspects of Country Sports and Country Life. Time passes so quickly, and very soon it was time for showing and racing. Here are the Results of The Abbeyleix Racing: Master McGrath over 23 1st/ Mark O Connor with Bear 2nd/ PJ Nolan with Missy 3rd/ Conar Nolan with Jody Mick the Miller 1st/ Michael McGrath with Amber 2nd/ Eddy Kane with Scooter 3rd/ Conor Nolan with Prince Open Whippet 1st/ Alex Savage with Murphy 2nd/ Barry Chambers with Jill 3rd/ Paddy McGrath Bobby Bullcross 1st/ Jed Donagh with Chunk 2nd/ Patrick Hempenstall with Billy 3rd/ Conor Nolan with Tyson U21 1st/ Paddy McGrath with Amber 2nd/Larry Connors with Rose Open Lurcher 1st/ Nicky Smith Scooby 2nd/ Michael McGrath with Tucker 3rd/ Kirsty Harpur with Sky Showing Results Pet class Champion Pet Willie O Meara with Rodge Reserve Champion Gail Canning with Roe Whippets Champion Whippet Alex Savage with Murphy Reserve Champion Amanda Delaney with Penny Terriers Champion Terrier Philip Dalton with Jess Reserve Champion Trevor Moody with Lucy Lurchers Champion Lurcher Jed Donagh with Jake Reserve Champion John Keane with Glin Hounds Champion Hound Adrienne Frost-Treadwell with Duhalla Lady 2017 Veteran Champion Vetern Mark Delaney with Junior Reserve Champion David Nolan with Julie Overall Show Champion Jed Donagh with Jake Reserve Champion Adrienne Frost-Treadwell with Duhalla Lady 2017 A Big Congratulations to Jed and Adrienne and all above winners. And Finally, on behalf of Brian and Charmaine, a big thank you to the judges for job well done. A very special word of thanks to a very talented photographer Jim Mulcahey, the other half of these two brilliant photographers, for the lovely photographs. We wish Jims wife Ann Marie a speedy recovery and hope to see you around the ring again with your camera very soon. And Finally, Finally, despite the terrible weather at Sundays show, Brian and Charmaine Grady and team, you produced a brilliant top class show, and sent some happy campers and their canine friends home with pride in their hearts, dog food, and an armful of trophies. It was evident a lot of sleepless nights and hard work went into getting this show together, but Brian and Charmaine you pulled it off 100%. Thank you for your friendship on Sunday, and I look forward to going back to Abbeyleix in 2020 for more of the same Margaret Mc Stay
  10. Avondhu Foxhounds Dog Show Sunday 31stMarch 19 What a fantastic turnout at the GAIN sponsored Avondhu Foxhounds Show held at the Event Center ,Corrin ,Fermoy, Co Cork Sunday 31st March 19. The weather was kind this year and despite it being Mother’s Day, there was a big turnout of families and wee people. There was a good mix of dogs on the day, with Hounds/Lurchers/ Whippets /Terriers/Gun Dogs and Pets in abundance. The quality of Dogs in the rings was second to none and a credit to their owners. After the long cold winter work in the field, it was a treat for them to show off their talents in the show ring. After a chat and a yearly get together with good friends, very soon it was show time. Here are the Showing Results : Champion Lurcher : Phil Owens with Eva : Qualified for Five Nations Champion Terrier : Eamo Mc Earlain with Sprigy : Qualified for Five Nations Champion Whippet : Mark Delaney with Junior : Qualified for Five Nations Champion Hound : Kevin Casey with Torton Champion Gun Dog : Alanna Flynn with Blaze Overall Show Champion : Eamo Mc Earlain with Sprigy A Big Congratulations to Eamo and all above winners. And Finally, The Avondhu Foxhounds Show members would like to thank the Judges on the day for a job well done. Jim Dalton - Whippets, Niall Healy - Lurchers, John Sweeney- Hounds. Maurice Keane - Terriers. Barry O Connell - Gun Dogs. Stacey O Dwyer - Pets. It was a bitter sweet event this year, as a true advocate of field work Noel Lambe who walked the fields and hedges each week with myself sadly passed away unexpectedly late last year. Noel was a very popular man in the Hound community and this was very evident with the huge turnout at his funeral. Noels family are well known in the area, and up to a couple of years ago had the oldest pack of Foot Beagles in the country. At our show today it was a very poignant and sad moment, tainted with a little pride as I Sean O Keeffe stood beside Noels daughter Ailish, as she presented the Noel Lambe Perpetual Cup in Noels memory, to Kevin Casey from the Galtee Foxhounds for Best Overall Hound. Noel my friend you will never be forgotten in the Hound world and may you rest in peace. The show was a great success and this is only attributable to the people who attended it. A big thank you to one and all for your support. Finally, Finally, I would like to thank all the Avondhu Hunt members involved who gave up their time and effort to help make this day a roaring success. I look forward to seeing you all again for more of the same in 2020. From the Pen Of : Sean O Keeffe
  11. YOO HOO ONLY 2 MORE SLEEPS TO : ABBEYLEIX DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY THIS SUNDAY 14th APRIL 19 THIS SHOW IS FOR LURCHER/TERRIER/WHIPPETS AND HOUNDS.THERE WILL ALSO BE CLASSES FOR FAMILY PETS. SHOWING : QUALIFIER FOR THE 5 NATIONS AT SHANES CASTLE IN JUNE RACING : QUALIFIER FOR THE MASTER MC GRATH AND MICK THE MILLER GATES OPEN AT 10.00am FOR YOUR SAT NAV : EIRCODE NO R32TX30 DON’T YOU FORGET NOW Margaret Mc Stay
  12. Carlow Charity Dog Show and Raceday ( Stephanie O Connors Show) Sunday 7thApril 19 The River Barrow flows through the town of Carlow, and forms the historic boundary between the Counties Laois and Carlow. The settlement of Carlow is thousands of years old and played a major role in Irish history, serving as the capital of the country in the 14th century. Outside the town of Carlow is a little village with a big heart called Palatine. This was the venue for the Carlow Lurcher, Terrier, Whippet , Hound Dog Show and Race Day Sunday 7thApril 19. And what a show that was. Mrs Samsung rang her alarm at 4.30 on Sunday morning, and from then on in, our house was all stations go. Very soon we were on the road with dogs in toe, heading towards Mc Donalds in Newry to meet up with the rest of the convoy. It was very misty in the morning, but as the day went on the sun came out to play, and beamed down on us all day. We arrived at the venue around 10.00am, and by that time the field was filling up fast. The atmosphere was electric and the welcoming was as warm as the sunshine. Denise and Trevor Cahill and Jim and Christine Maher were there with their dog Leads and hunting gear stands, as well as an Ice Cream van and Chip van. As I walked around the field it was nice to meet up with some great huntsmen and women after the long cold winter. As Mr & Mrs Fox are gone off on their summer holidays, it gives our canine companions a chance of a break from their working schedule. Time flies by so quickly, and very soon it was Racing and Show Time. Here are some Results of the Showing and Racing. Childrens Handling Class The wee people were out in force in the pet ring and childrens handling class. What a turnout of our young huntsmen and women of tomorrow. One very proud little lady after winning the childrens handling class was Ava Boggan with her winning dog Angel. Congratulations Ava and well done. There were many more winners in the pet ring, to many to mention including Brooklyn Rafferty, Cormac Mc Killion, Abigal Morrissey Cleo Crosbie and Jade Dunphy. Well done to everyone, you were all winners in my eyes. Racing Results. Master McGrath over 23 1/ Michael McGrath with Tucker 2/ Conor Nolan with Jodie 3/ Eddie Kane with scooter Master McGrath under 23 1/ Billy Cullen with Shadow 2/ Joe Leonard with Bruno 3/ Joe Leonard with Jack Mick the Miller 1st. Eddie Kane with Snowy 2nd. Fran Kenny with Teabag 3rd. Fran Kenny with PJ Michael McGrath Hairy 24. 1/ Michael McGrath Heavy Bull Cross 1/ Pa Hempenstall 2/ Billy Cullen 3/ Charlene Rafferty with Shifter Under 21 1st. Paddy McGrath with Amber 2nd. Joe Leonard with Elsa 3rd. Paddy McGrath with Robby. Hairy 1st. Eddie Kane with Fonk 2nd. Michael McGrath with Stella 3rd. Conor Nolan with Prince Whippet 1st. Alex Savage with Murphy 2nd Barry Chambers with Alfie 3rd. Anthony McGrath with blue Under 23 1st. Joe Leonard with Bruno 2nd.Joe Leonard with Jack 3rd. Seamus Moore with Mindy. Over 23 1st Kirsty Harpur with Megan 2nd. Michael McGrath with Black Jack Showing Results Champion Whippet. Rea Wilson with Otis Reserve Champion. Jade Dunphy with Willow Champion Terrier. Eamo Mc Erlain with Spooky Reserve Champion. Mark Mc Callion with Pinky Champion Lurcher Dog. Jed Donagh with Jake Reserve Champion. Eoin Barnes. Champion Lurcher Bitch. Tracy Crosbie with Stella Reserve Champion. Eoin Barnes. Champion Hound. Kilkenny Foxhound with Harver Reserve Champion. Kilkenny Foxhound with Subtle 5 Nation's Whippet. Rea Wilson with Otis Terrier. Eamo Mc Erlain with Spooky Lurcher Jed Donagh with Jake. Overall Show Champion Eamo Mc Erlain with Spooky Reserve Champion Jed Donagh with Jake. Congratulations to all above winners and well done. And Finally, may I take this opportunity on behalf of Stephanie and Mark to thank the judges for a job well done, and Racing on the day. Judges Pets/ Margaret Mc Stay Whippet/ Charlene Rafferty Lurcher /Dog/ Gary Smith Lurcher /Bitch/ Brian Grady Hounds/ Johnny Dicker Terriers/ James McGuiness. Racing Michael and Jack Mc Grath. And Finally, Finally, as the saying goes, I always save the best to last. Yes, Stephanie and Mark O Connor and your brilliant back up team, this accolade goes to you. I can honestly say for a first time show, your show was run with a very high degree of skill and professionalism. The organisation and timing was impeccable, with a very well versed team. This was backed up with a brilliant venue and top prizes both in showing/racing and raffle. I am sure you had some sleepless nights but it certainly paid off. Thank you so much for a great and memorable day and above all for your friendship. And now for the icing on the cake. Mark and Stephanie made a whopping 1951.70euros the proceeds of last Sundays show. This huge amount was handed over today by Stephanie Mark and team to Carlow Mental Health Association and will be a great help to the lives of so many people to learn about Positive Mental Health. Excellent work Stephanie and Mark , a credit to you and congratulations again on a first class, first time run show, and I am already looking forward to more of the same in 2020. Margaret Mc Stay
  13. COME ON DOWN TO CARLOW THIS SUNDAY ****QUALIFIER FOR THE MASTER MC GRATH UNDER AND OVER, AND THE PRESTIGIOUS MICK THE MILLER. ALSO QUALIFIERS FOR THE 5 NATIONS LURCHERS/TERRIERS/AND WHIPPETS SHOWING. HI HOO, HI HOO, DOGGIE MEN AND WOMEN ITS OFF TO CARLOW WE GO THIS SUNDAY 7th APRIL 19. BIG ROAD TRIP THIS SUNDAY TO CARLOW LURCHER, TERRIER, WHIPPET DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY. WILL BE A GREAT FAMILY DAY OUT. SO GET YOUR DOGS IN SHAPE,TRAILERS TRIGGED OUT, AND GET ON THE ROAD FOR CARLOW. YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED. ADDRESS : BALLYLENNON PALATINE CARLOW R93E2V9 See you all there. Margaret Mc Stay
  14. HIGH HOO HIGH HOO, ITS OF TO AVONDHU FOXHOUNDS DOG SHOW 2019. A GREAT FAMILY DAY OUT. THIS SHOW IS A QUALIFIER FOR THE 5 NATIONS AT SHANES CASTLE ON THE 29TH AND 30TH JUNE. SHOWING ONLY (NO RACING )
  15. 4 TOP CLASS DOG SHOWS ON THE HORIZON Sunday 31st March 19 Avondhu Fox Hounds Dog Show will be held Sunday 31st March at , Corrin Event Centre, Fermoy, Co Cork. Sunday 7th April 19 Carlow Charity Dog Show and Race Day( Stephanie O Connors show ) Brilliant day out for all the Family Sunday 14th April 19 LAOIS Lurcher, Terrier, and Whippet Club Dog Show and Race Day in Abbeyleix. (Brian Gradys Show) Sunday 21stApril 19 21st of April, Killure, Working Terrier and Lurcher club Charity Dog Show (Jade Dunphys Show) at Rathpatrick Co Kilkenny. Margaret Mc Stay
  16. 4 TOP CLASS DOG SHOWS ON THE HORIZON Sunday 31st March 19 Avondhu Fox Hounds Dog Show will be held Sunday 31st March at , Corrin Event Centre, Fermoy, Co Cork. Sunday 7th April 19 Carlow Charity Dog Show and Race Day( Stephanie O Connors show ) Brilliant day out for all the Family Sunday 14th April 19 LAOIS Lurcher, Terrier, and Whippet Club Dog Show and Race Day in Abbeyleix. (Brian Gradys Show) Sunday 21stApril 19 21st of April, Killure, Working Terrier and Lurcher club Charity Dog Show (Jade Dunphys Show) at Rathpatrick Co Kilkenny. Margaret Mc Stay
  17. After discussions with several of the Racing Fraternity, both in the Lurcher and Whippet world, it has been suggested that this summer all racing at our Dog Shows should be recorded on the Finishing line by video camera. What are your views please. Margaret Mc Stay
  18. My New Dog Show/Racedays/Game Fairs list for 2019. Updated 3.4.19 at 8.30pm ( I WILL KEEP ADDING DATES AS THEY COME IN.) Sunday 7th April 19 Carlow Charity Dog Show and Race Day(Details Later ) Sunday 14th April 19 LAOIS Lurcher, Terrier, and Whippet Club Dog Show and Race Day in Abbeyleix. (Brian Gradys Show) Sunday 21stApril 19 21st of April, Killure, Working Terrier and Lurcher club Dog Show (Jade Dunphys Show) Sunday 28th April 19 Free Sunday 5thMay 19 Dublin Working Terrier Club will hold their show on Sunday 5th May. ( DWTC) Full details later Sunday 5thMay 19 Rockview Harriers Annual Working Terrier, Lurcher and Hound Show on Sunday May 5th 2019, at Seven houses Coursing Ground, Danesfort, Co. Kilkenny Sunday 12th May 19 The Golden Vale Foxhounds Dog Show 12th May 2019 at Clonakenny, Roscrea, Co Tipperary. Sunday 19th May 19 West Wexford Harriers annual hound show will take place in Cassagh, New Ross, Co Wexford on Sunday 19th May. All the usual classes,Hounds,Lurchers,Terriers,Whippets and Pets. Full details later. Saturday 25thMay 19 NI Countrysports Fair at Scarvagh House. More details will be posted nearer to show. Sunday 26thMay 19 NI Countrysports Fair at Scarvagh House. More details will be posted nearer to show. Saturday 1st June 19 North Armagh Working Terrier Club are having their Race Day only Saturday 1st June 19. Full Details Later Sunday 2nd June 19 North Armagh Working Terrier Club are having their Dog Showing only day Sunday 2nd June 19. Full Details Later. Sunday 2nd June 19 Kilworth and Araglen Harriers are having their show this year on Sunday 2nd June at Araglen Community Field, Araglen, County Cork. Starting Time 12noon with all the usual classes. ( Full Details Later ) Saturday 8th June 19 The Sporting Whippet Club NI 1st show of 2019 Sunday 9th June 19 Armagh Sporting Dog Charity Show (Fiona Devlins Show ) Sunday 9th June 19 Coolnakilla Harriers Dog Show and Sheep Dog Trials , Rathcormack, Co Cork, will be held on Sunday 9th June 19. ( Full details later ) Saturday 15th June 19 ( New Venue ) Irish Game and Country Fair, Galway Racecourse, Ballybrit, Co Galway Sunday 16th June 19 ( New Venue ) Irish Game and Country Fair, Galway Racecourse, Ballybrit, Co Galway Sunday 23rd June 19 North Tipperary Hound and Dog Show 23rd June in Nenagh, Co Tipperary. Saturday 29th June 19 Irish Game and Country Fair Shanes Castle, Co Antrim Sunday 30th June 19 Irish Game and Country Fair Shanes Castle, Co Antrim Sunday 7th July 19 Kiltrough Lurchers Show Sunday 7th July Sunday 7th July 19 The Sporting Whippet Club NI 2nd show of 2019 Sunday 14thJuly 19 Working Terrier Show (Kevin Maguires Show) Sunday 4th August 19 The Sporting Whippet Club NI 3rd show of 2019 Sunday 11th August 19 Mid and East Antrim Working Dog Club Mid and East Antrim Working Dog Club will be holding their show at the " Field of Dreams Schooling Track " Sunday 11th August 19. Racing will be out of traps with the exception of Bull Cross and Pups. Also full list of showing classes for Lurchers/Terriers/ Whippets/ and childrens handling Class. A show not to be missed. Sunday 25th August 19 Mickey Quinns Bumper Charity Dog Show and Raceday, Sunday 25th August 19. Full details later. Sunday 15th September 19 The Sporting Whippet Club NI 4th show of 2019 Margaret Mc Stay
  19. From The Pen Of Shane Lee That time of the year again where the club are organising our annual event. The Owen Juggy Ryan Memorial day's racing & also the Michael Carroll Memorial. After a very positive meeting tonight with lots of great ideas for 2019 the club is right back at it bigger & better than ever!! Date for diaries folk's! 3rd of March 2019 we will hold our annual days racing ( the best of the best ) speed, guts, determination, fitness it's all required at Roscrea!! For Slip 10.30am Sharp! This year dogs will be slipped out of propper slips that are used for coursing!! Yes, you have read it right slips!! Categories subject to entries!! Owen Juggy Ryan for big dogs only! Michael Carroll over 23's under 24's! Under 23's! Under 21's! The Ned Kane Hairy Dogs!! The club ask you to please send your entries in ASAP as we have to order jackets, last year the under 24's was a bit of a disappointment so we need to know what way we are with numbers ASAP! ! Entries to Shane Lee by text 0863296667 Owner Name Dogs Name Sex of dog Color And the right height ( Extremely important ). All dogs must be muzzled. Please only enter dogs if you are guaranteed to show up on the day as it messes up our card when you enter & don't turn up. Kind Regards RWDSC. MARGARET MC STAY
  20. JINGLE BELLS --- JINGLE BELLS - JINGLE ALL THE WAY. The Mid and East Antrim Christmas Dog Show Sunday 16thDecember 18. The festive season had arrived in full swing, and when it came to a little jollification and some me time, the Mid and East Antrim Christmas Dog Show was the place to be Sunday 16thDecember 18. This first time Christmas Dog Show was a great success from start to finish, and was a welcome break from the trials and tribulations of the Christmas Razzmatazz. Although it was icy cold Christmassy weather, the good men and women of the canine world, came out in strength for a day of festivities and showing, and they were not disappointed. Denver Mc Meekin was there with some very pipping hot home made Game soup, Game Stew, Sausages, Burgers and Tea. So very tasty and nobody went home hungary. As we all know Christmas is a very happy time, but it also can be a very sad and lonesome time for some people. This festive day out can help bring cheer into our lives, and put a smile back on our faces again, if only for a day. Showing commenced at approximately 12.30. Here are the Overall Results from the Show *Childrens Handling Class Lilly Thompson with Chico ***Overall Champion Puppy Adam with Rio ***Overall Champion Whippet Lisa Dumigan with Frankie ***Overall Champion Lurcher David Mc Crory with Striker ***Overall Champion Terrier Darren Crawford with Jill ***Overall Champion and Best in Show 2018*** Darren Crawford with Jill Reserve David Mc Crory with Striker ***Congratulations to both men and all above winners*** As usual the raffle brought a flurry of excitement around the ring as punter after punter won some really good prizes. And Finally, many thanks to the judges on the day. Whippets/Mark Mc Callion Lurchers/ Breandan Coleman Terriers/ John Barry Childrens Handling Class - Tracy Gill. Judging is not an easy remit at any time, but a job well done by all. None of this would be possible without the hard work and organization of Chontelle Mc Meekin and Mark Mc Callion and their back up team. Hard work and sleepless nights come into the equation here. Your show was a credit to your impeccable organisation and attention to detail, and was a resounding success. I look forward to more of the same in 2019. And Finally, Finally, may I take this opportunity on behalf of John and myself to wish all our friends in the Hunting, Lamping and Canine world in Ireland/ England/ Scotland and Wales and further afield : A very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year, and God willing we will meet up with you all again in 2019. Margaret Mc Stay
  21. JINGLE BELLS --- JINGLE BELLS BIG CHRISTMAS SHOW Mid and East Antrim Working Dog Club first Christmas Show Sunday 16th of December 18 . Classes for lurchers Terriers and Whippets Venue : BALLEE PLAYING FIELDS, Ballee Road West, Ballymena, Co Antrim BT42 2HS Whippet classes as follows Whippet pup Whippet dog Whippet bitch Working whippet Racing whippet Veteran whippet dogs over 6year old Pairs Champion whippet between 2-5 Whippet Judge Mark Mc Callion Lurcher classes Lurcher pup Smooth dog/bitch Rough dog/bitch Lamping Collie cross Bull cross Coursing Veteran dogs over 6year old Champion lurcher between 2-8 Terrier Classes Terrier Classes Any terrier pup Russell dog or bitch Patterdale dog or bitch LakeLand dog or bitch Working dog or bitch Cross breed dog or bitch Veteran dog or bitch over 6yearChampion Terrier between 2-7 Terrier Judge : John Barry Children Handling Class Any more info required contact by pm Chontelle Mc Meekan or Shane Johnston on Facebook Margaret Mc Stay
  22. BIG CHRISTMAS DOG SHOW FULL OF FESTIVE FUN --- ONLY 13 MORE DAYS TO WAIT. JINGLE BELLS --- JINGLE BELLS - JINGLE ALL THE WAY. AND SANTA IS ON HIS WAY BOYS AND GIRLS BIG CHRISTMAS DOG SHOW SUNDAY 16TH DECEMBER 18 MR FOXY WILL BE AWAY DOING HIS CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AND WILL NOT BE OUT TO PLAY ON THIS DAY, SO COME ON DOWN TO : Mid and East Antrim Working Dog Clubs first Christmas Show Sunday 16th of December 18 . Classes for lurchers Terriers and Whippets. All class winners will receive Dog Food/Trophy and Rosette There will be Soup and Game Stew on the go and other bits of Game on the BBQ on the day. Entry to the Show will be £3 and £3 to show your dog. Children are Free Entry and free in Childrens handling class. Overall Winners Lurcher/ Terrier/Whippet will receive a presentation Jacket/Bag of Meal/Trophy and Rosette. GATES OPEN AT 10.OO AM / SHOWING STARTS AT 12NOON. RAFFLE ON THE DAY WITH SOME NICE PRIZES. Venue : BALLEE PLAYING FIELDS, Ballee Road West, Ballymena, Co Antrim BT42 2HS Whippet classes as follows Whippet pup Whippet dog Whippet bitch Working whippet Racing whippet Veteran whippet dogs over 6year old Pairs Champion whippet between 2-5 Whippet Judge Mark Mc Callion Lurcher classes Lurcher pup Smooth dog/bitch Rough dog/bitch Lamping Collie cross Bull cross Coursing Racing Bred Lurcher Veteran dogs over 6year old Champion lurcher between 2-8 Terrier Classes Terrier Classes Any terrier pup Russell dog or bitch Patterdale dog or bitch LakeLand dog or bitch Working dog or bitch Cross breed dog or bitch Veteran dog or bitch over 6year old Champion Terrier between 2-7 Terrier Judge : John Barry Children Handling Class There will be a Trophy up for children handling class, along with medals, sweets and crisps Any more info required contact by pm Chontelle Mc Meekan or Shane Johnston on Facebook Margaret Mc Stay
  23. Armagh Sporting Dog Supreme Bends Racing Championships and Showing Sunday 4th November 18. Situated in the shadow of the rippling waters of Lough Neagh, lies the now famous Feabridge Racing Track at Coalisland. This haven of history was the venue for Armagh Sporting Dog Supreme Bends Racing Championships and Showing Sunday 4thNovember 18. And what a day of fun, frolics, good humour and friendship that was. The night before the show, the heavens opened and the rain lashed down all night , but as a new day dawned on Feaghbridge , there was not a drop of rain in sight and the ground was in good condition. A good turnout was expected and we certainly were not disappointed. From ten o clock onwards cars and trailers began to converge on the car park at Feaghbridge, all loaded with dogs and families in tow. It was an experience and a first for me, to watch all dogs been weighed before racing and placed to run according to their weight. I must say I was very impressed with the routine, and may be worth thinking about for future racing days. Seemed very fair to me. Some folk travelled long distances to be part of this sporting event. Gary Farmer and Geraint Kelly Woolcock travelled from England and Liam and Conor Nolan from Roscrea in County Tipperary. Before Liam went home he gave me a handful of tickets for the Raffle. This certainly put a smile on my husband Johns face. The Raffle is always the highlight of his day. Thank you Liam for your kindness. I won a nice bottle of red wine with your tickets and thank you for your generosity. Kieran Neeson from Donegal was back in action again showing and racing his dogs after his motor bike accident. Kieran is making steady progress back to health. Great to see you on the move again Kieran, and I enjoyed the catch up. The Racing commenced at approximately 12noon followed by Showing. Here are Results from the Northern Ireland Supreme Bends Championships 2018 Pedigree Whippet Bitch- Suzanne Addis with Poppy Pedigree Whippet Dog- Barry Chambers with Alfie Under 25lb Champion Claire Smith /Darren Smith with That's Andy Under 35lb Champion Geraint Kelly Woolcockwith Serin Under 45lb Champion Michael Clemmit with Jump The Gun Under 55lb Champion Geraint Kelly Woolcock with Blue No Limit Champion Michelle Raffertywith Sally Hairy Dogs Conor Nolan /Liam Nolan with Prince Bull Cross Kirsty Jane Harpur and Peter Pyper with Regal Novice Small Dog Billy Kerry with Snowball Novice Overs Dead Heat Lisa Beggs with Joker and Geraint Kelly Woolcock with Rocky Supreme Bends Championship Veterns Cup Susan Mc Cann with Bella Showing Results Childrens Handling Class 1/ Meghan Tucker with Tia 2/ Brooke Rafferty with Red 3/ Mason Thompson with Prydz All of these little people in the class were winners. It was so nice to see the smiles on their little faces. Well done to all, you made your parents very proud. Some sleepy heads on Sunday night. Ladies Handling Class Carol Ann Brown with Suki Gents Handling Class Barry Reavey with Sky Whippet Bitch Suzanne Addis with Poppy Whippet Dog Dean Spence with Rinty Whippet Pup Colin Tucker with Cooper Lurcher Pup Leigh Thompson with Jett U 24 Smooth Michelle Rafferty with Viper. Over 24 Lisa Beggs with Joker Bull x Lisa Beggs Cirez. Working Class Charlene Rafferty with Shifter Hairy Lurcher Leigh Thompson with Thor Champion Lurcher Lisa Beggs with Joker Champion Whippet Colin Tucker with Cooper Champion Veteran Susan Mc Cann with Bella Pure Bred Greyhound Michelle Rafferty with Tinga Ling Congratulations to all above winners and well done. As the shades of night started falling and the air became icy, with racing and showing over, we headed back to the club house, where James O Neill had stoked up a well lit hearth fire. Some liquid beverages were consumed along with some good conversation around the open fire. And Finally, Fiona has asked me to thank her sponsors: Ben Wagstaff and Kirsty Brunt /Joe Leonard/Charlene Martin/Susan Mc Cann/Simon Irwin and Kieran Young, for their generosity and support to her show. A special word of thanks to Claire and Darren Smith for judging, and also for their help and expertise with the very successful bends racing. And Finally, Finally, what can I say about this young lady. Yes I have left this accolade for you Fiona Devlin. Along with your partner Conor Mc Cormack you put your heart and soul into this show and raceday and pulled it off 100%. You ventured down the road of weighing for racing with meticulous planning and proved a roaring success. The feed back has been glorious in every sense of the word. Your show was a credit to you. Simply the Best. Thank you for another very enjoyable show and raceday and we look forward to more of the same in 2019. Margaret Mc Stay
  24. SUNDAY 4TH NOVEMBER SUPREME BENDS CHAMPIONSHIPS WHOO HOOEY BIG DAY, AND COUNTDOWN TO THIS SUNDAY 4TH NOVEMBER AT FEAGHBRIDGE COALISLAND, CO TYRONE FOR YOUR SAT NAV THE POST CODE IS : BT71 4QZ COME ALONG AND ENJOY A GREAT DAYS RACING AND SOME SHOWING. A DAY NOT TO BE MISSED. ARMAGH SPORTING DOG CLUB IS HAVING THE: NORTHERN IRELAND SUPREME BENDS CHAMPIOMSHIPS 2018 THIS SUNDAY 4th NOVEMBER 18. ARMAGH SPORTING DOG CLUB WILL BE HOSTING THE NORTHERN IRELAND SUPREME BENDS 2018 RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS AT FEAGHBRIDGE TRACK, COALISLAND, Co Tyrone ON SUNDAY 4TH NOVEMBER18 ENTRIES ON THE DAY WILL BE TAKEN BETWEEN 10.00AM AND 11.00AM Also there will be show classes, but just for Whippets and Lurchers, and the usual handling classes. Fiona is going all out with beautiful Rossettes, Presentation Jackets and Cups at this event.. EXTRA SHOWING CLASSES FOR PETS 1/ CHILDRENS HANDLING 2/ LADIES HANDLING 3/ GENTS HANDLING 4/ PURE BRED GREYHOUNDS 5/ ANY BREED FUN CLASS 6/ ANY UNPLACED DOG AT THIS EVENT ANY QUERIES, PLEASE CONTACT FIONA DEVLIN ON 07849 980840 Armagh Sporting Dog Club 27 October at 12:59 · ANY QUERIES, PLEASE CONTACT FIONA DEVLIN ON 07849 980840
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