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  1. SPECIAL NOTICE : UPDATED I HAVE STARTED MY NEW DOG SHOW LIST FOR 2020 . I WOULD SUGGEST WE USE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY DATES THIS YEAR TO ERADICATE 2 OR 3 SHOWS HAPPENING ON THE SAME DATE. PLEASE NOTE : ****IF YOU ASK ME FOR A DATE FOR A SHOW AND I HAVE A SHOW ALREADY LISTED FOR THAT DATE, I MUST SAY I HAVE NO AUTHORITY TO REFUSE YOU THAT DATE. I AM LEAVING IT TOTALLY UP TO EVERY SHOW ORGANISER NORTH AND SOUTH OF THE BORDER TO TRY AND PULL TOGETHER ON THIS ONE. **** --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MY NEW DOG SHOW LIST FOR 2020. ( I will keep adding to the list as I get them in ) SUNDAY 15th MARCH 2020 NORTH WEST LURCHER/TERRIER AND WHIPPET CLUB WILL BE HOLDING THEIR DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY ON SUNDAY 15th MARCH 19 AT BARRONTOP FARM,35 BARRON ROAD,DONEMANA, STRABANE, CO TYRONE. BT82 OJD. FULL DETAILS LATER. SATURDAY 28TH March 2020 SPORTING WHIPPET CLUB RACE DAY AT BALLEE PARK, BALLYMENA. ( Full Details Later ) SUNDAY 29TH March 2020 IRISH ASSOCIATION OF WORKING DOGS CLUB/DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY. ( IRISH MIDLANDS) SATURDAY 4TH APRIL 2020 DOWNPATRICK TERRIER/LURCHER/WHIPPET CLUB DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY SUNDAY 5TH APRIL 2020 KILLURE WORKING TERRIER, LURCHER AND WHIPPET CLUB, CO WATERFORD SUNDAY 12TH APRIL 2020 SPORTING WHIPPET CLUB NI WHIPPET DOG SHOW AND RACEDAY, CO ANTRIM SUNDAY 19TH APRIL 2020 AVONDHU FOX HOUNDS DOG SHOW, FERMOY, CO CORK. SUNDAY 26THAPRIL 2020 CO ANTRIM LURCHER, WHIPPET, AND TERRIER CLUB, DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY, BALLYMENA, CO ANTRIM SUNDAY 3RD MAY 2020 ROCKVIEW HARRIERS ANNUAL WORKING TERRIER, LURCHER, AND HOUND DOG SHOW AT DANESFORT, CO KILKENNY. SUNDAY 3RD MAY 2020 SPORTING WHIPPET CLUB NI WHIPPET DOG SHOW AND RACEDAY, CO ANTRIM SUNDAY 10TH MAY 2020 DUBLIN WORKING TERRIER CLUB DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY, CO ARMAGH SUNDAY 17TH MAY 2020 KILDARE WORKING TERRIER, LURCHER AND WHIPPET CLUB DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY, CO KILDARE SUNDAY 17THMAY 2020 NILRC LURCHER, TERRIER AND WHIPPET CLUB DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY, BALLYMENA, CO ANTRIM SUNDAY 24THMAY 2020 FLORENCE COURT DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY, FLORENCE COURT , CO FERMANAGH. SUNDAY 31ST MAY 2020 WEST WEXFORD HARRIERS DOG SHOW, CASSAGH, CO WEXFORD SATURDAY 6TH JUNE 2020 MAN O WAR DOG SHOW AND RACEDAY SATURDAY 6TH JUNE 2020 ( IN FIELD OPPOSITE CLAY LAKE ) KEADY ROAD, CO ARMAGH. SUNDAY 7th JUNE 2020 KILWORTH & ARAGLIN HARRIERS DOG SHOW WILL TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY 7th JUNE 20 AT THE COMMUNITY CENTRE, ARAGLIN, NEAR FERMOY, COUNTY CORK. SUNDAY 7TH JUNE 2020 MUWC WHIPPET CLUB DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY. ( VENUE TO BE CONFIRMED) SUNDAY 14TH JUNE 2020 SPORTING WHIPPET CLUB NI WHIPPET DOG SHOW AND RACEDAY, CO ANTRIM SUNDAY 21st JUNE 2020 NORTH TIPPERARY HOUND AND DOG SHOW , LISBONNY, NENAGH , CO TIPPERARY SATURDAY 27TH JUNE 2020 IRISH GAME AND COUNTRY FAIR, SHANES CASTLE, CO ANTRIM SUNDAY 28TH JUNE 2020 IRISH GAME AND COUNTRY FAIR, SHANES CASTLE, CO ANTRIM SATURDAY 4TH JULY 2020 SPORTING WHIPPET CLUB NI WHIPPET DOG SHOW AND RACEDAY, CO ANTRIM SUNDAY 5TH JULY 2020 KILTROUGH TERRIER, LURCHER AND WHIPPET CLUB DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY SUNDAY 5TH 2020 SATURDAY 18th JULY 2020 THE IRISH WORKING TERRIER FEDERATION WILL BE HOLDING THEIR SHOW THIS YEAR ON SATURDAY 18th JULY 2020 AT THE MUNSTER AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY SHOW GROUNDS, CORK. JUDGES TO BE CONFIRMED AND FULL DETAILS LATER. SUNDAY 19THJULY 2020 BRAID VALLEY LURCHER, TERRIER AND WHIPPET CLUB DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY, BALLYMENA , CO ANTRIM. SUNDAY 26THJULY 2020 MUWC WHIPPET CLUB DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY( VENUE TO BE CONFIRMED) SUNDAY 2ND AUGUST 2020 NORTH WEST LURCHER/TERRIER AND WHIPPET CLUB WILL BE HOLDING THEIR DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY ON SUNDAY 15th MARCH 19 AT BARRONTOP FARM,35 BARRON ROAD,DONEMANA, STRABANE, CO TYRONE. BT82 OJD. FULL DETAILS LATER. SUNDAY 9TH AUGUST 2020 THE MID AND EAST ANTRIM TERRIER, LURCHER AND WHIPPET SHOW SUNDAY 16THAUGUST 2020 NILRC CHAMPIONSHIP DOG SHOW AND RACEDAY, BALLYMENA, CO ANTRIM. SUNDAY 23RD AUGUST 2020 SPORTING WHIPPET CLUB NI WHIPPET DOG SHOW AND RACEDAY, CO ANTRIM SUNDAY 30TH AUGUST 2020 IRISH ASSOCIATION OF WORKING DOGS CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW ( IRISH MIDLANDS) SUNDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER 2020 SPORTING WHIPPET CLUB NI WHIPPET DOG SHOW AND RACEDAY, CO ANTRIM MARGARET MC STAY
  2. HIGH HOWE, HIGH HOWE, ITS OF TO THE FIRST BIG SHOW OF 2020. COME ON DOWN TO: THE NORTH WEST LURCHER/TERRIER AND WHIPPET CLUB DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY SUNDAY 15th March 20 at BARRENTOP FUN FARM , 35 BARRON ROAD, DONEMANA, STRABANE, CO TYRONE. BT82 OJD. ( ST PATRICKS WEEKEND ) SHOW CLASSES AS FOLLOWS LURCHERS PUPS DOG OR BITCH UNDER 21 DOG OR BITCH UNDER 23 SMOOTH DOG UNDER 23 SMOOTH BITCH UNDER 23 ROUGH DOG UNDER 23 ROUGH BITCH OVER 23 SMOOTH DOG OVER 23 SMOOTH BITCH OVER 23 ROUGH DOG OVER 23 ROUGH BITCH COLLIE CROSS DOG OR BITCH SALUKI CROSS DOG OR BITCH WHIPPET CROSS DOG OR BITCH HARE DOG OR BITCH FOX DOG OR BITCH LAMPING DOG OR BITCH RACING DOG OR BITCH VETERN (OVER 6 YRS DOG OR BITCH) PAIRS PURE BRED GREY HOUND DOG OR BITCH OVERALL CHAMPION BULL CROSS ONLY PUPS DOG OR BITCH DOG BITCH WORKING BULL CROSS VETERNS (OVER 6 YRS ) PAIRS OVERALL CHAMPION ---------------------------------------- TERRIERS PUPS DOG OR BITCH RUSSELL DOG OR BITCH PATTERDALE DOG OR BITCH RED FELL DOG OR BITCH LAKELAND DOG OR BITCH BORDER DOG OR BITCH ANY CROSSBRED DOG OR BITCH UNDER 12” DOG OR BITCH ANY PURE BRED TERRIER DOG OR BITCH NOT LISTED DOG OR BITCH VETERN (OVER 6 YRS) DOG OR BITCH PAIRS OVERALL CHAMPION WHIPPETS PUPS DOG OR BITCH (UNDER 1 YEAR) SAPLING DOG OR BITCH (UP TO 18 MONTHS) WHIPPET DOG WHIPPET BITCH WORKING WHIPPET DOG OR BITCH RACING WHIPPET DOG OR BITCH VETERN OVER 6 YRS DOG OR BITCH PAIRS OVERALL CHAMPION STRONG DOGS (IF ENOUGH IN ATTENDANCE) GUN DOGS (IF ENOUGH IN ATTENDANCE) OVERALL SHOW CHAMPION PUP OVERALL SHOW CHAMPION ADULT CHILDRENS HANDLING CLASS ANY BREED DOG OR BITCH PET SHOW PUPS DOG OR BITCH SMALL DOG OR BITCH MEDIUM DOG OR BITCH LARGE DOG OR BITCH RACING LURCHERS UNDER 21 SMOOTH DOG OR BITCH UNDER 23 SMOOTH DOG OR BITCH OVER 23 SMOOTH DOG OR BITCH UNDER 21 ROUGH DOG OR BITCH UNDER 23 ROUGH DOG OR BITCH OVER 23 ROUGH DOG OR BITCH TERRIERS ANY TERRIERS DOG OR BITCH WHIPPETS WHIPPETS DOG OR BITCH ENTRY FEE £5.00 PER PERSON CLASSES AND RACING £2.00 PER DOG THIS SHOW IS A QUALIFER FOR THE 32 COUNTIES CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS TO BE HELD IN THE MIDLANDS. ALSO A QUALIFER FOR SEVERAL MAJOR SHOWS IN ENGLAND AND WALES. COME A LONG TO THIS FIRST MAJOR SHOW OF 2020, AND ENJOY A GREAT FAMILY DAY OUT. SEE YOU ALL THERE MARGARET MC STAY
  3. THE ASSOCIATION OF WORKING DOGS SHOW AND RACEDAY SUNDAY 29th MARCH 20. For Your Sat Navs : Fenniscourt, Co. Carlow, R21 DC04 Cumann Madraí Oibre na hÈireann will be hosting their first dog show and race day on Sunday the 29th of March at Fenniscourt, Co. Carlow, R21 DC04 Gates open before 9 am Measuring at 9 am Elite racing at 10 am Showing at 12pm Racing after showing There will be classes for Terriers, Lurchers, Whippets, Hounds, Strong Dogs, Gun Dogs, Ferrets and Childrens classes. There will be many stalls on the day, kids attractions and more. Monster Raffle and great prizes to be won. Entry Fee - €5 pp and Free to U16 Class Fee - €3 Kids Class Fee - €2 Members entry Fee- Free (must produce members card! ) Members class- Free Entries for Elite Racing to be taken online before Friday the 27th March. The Club holds the right to refuse entry. All Strong Dogs must be muzzled to comply with legislation. Entries for the Elite Racing will be taken on line before Friday 27th March. No entries for this race will be taken on the day. There is a ¼ of an inch given in measuring. Members must produce their card for Discounts. The club would like you to come along and enjoy this great family day out. Margaret Mc Stay
  4. New Lurcher Racing & Showing Classification and Rules Irish Game Fair, Shanes Castle, Antrim 27/28 June 2020 Racing Saturday 27th June The Master McGrath becomes a ‘Winner takes All’ c24 dog Open Sweepstake This race is now open to any Lurcher that has won an elite race in Ireland and an Open race in the UK. Entries in advance costing £10 which qualifies the owner for a free ticket to the Fair. Last year’s Winner & Runner Up get a FREE entry. Places in the race will be granted on a ‘first come first served basis.’ All entry fees will be put into the prize for the winner which will be made up to a minimum of £500. The Winner also receives a framed Limited Edition print of Master McGrath & Mick the Miller specially remarqued by the artist with a drawing of Shanes Castle & Master McGrath (worth c £350). The Mick the Miller Race for Hairy Dogs is open to entries on the Day Prize money will be £200 to the winner The Winner also receives a framed Limited Edition print of Master McGrath & Mick the Miller specially remarqued by the artist with a drawing of Shanes Castle & Mick The Miller ( worth c £350). Entry fee £4. 32nd Annual All Ireland Championship Races Under 22” Elite All Ireland Champion Race £50 to the Winner; Under 24” Elite All Ireland Champion Race £50 to the Winner; Over24” Elite All Ireland Champion Race £50 to the Winner PLUS All Ireland Traditional Lurcher Championships Over and Under 23”; Heavy Bull Lurcher Championship; Open Whippet Championship Race; And Open Terrier Racing Championship All Ireland Championship Showing Sunday 28th June All Ireland Champion Classes will be posted on www.irishgamefair.com Five Nations Championships for Whippets, Terriers & Lurchers We have new transitional arrangements for these championship in order to have the vey best dogs competing in Ireland’ top terrier, whippet and lurcher event. We have widened the qualification to include show champions at all shows in Ireland or the UK BUT owners must claim their qualification by email to Irishcountrylifestyle@btinternet.comdetailing where they won, date and organiser. Dogs that qualified for 2019 and took part are also eligible to take part. Please Note: We have had a system in place for some years whereby anyone actually present at the fair can make an objection to the winner by making a formal objection and putting down a deposit of €50/£50. This will be returned if the objection is upheld. If the challenge fails the money will be donated to charity. This will be the ONLY system of dispute that will be considered and no debate will be entered into over the results AFTER the Fair.
  5. SUNDAY 7th JUNE 2020 KILWORTH & ARAGLIN HARRIERS DOG SHOW KILWORTH & ARAGLIN HARRIERS DOG SHOW WILL TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY 7th JUNE 20 AT THE COMMUNITY CENTRE, ARAGLIN, NEAR FERMOY, COUNTY CORK. Margaret Mc Stay
  6. SATURDAY 18th JULY 2020 THE IRISH WORKING TERRIER FEDERATION WILL BE HOLDING THEIR SHOW THIS YEAR ON SATURDAY 18th JULY 2020 AT THE MUNSTER AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY SHOW GROUNDS, CORK. JUDGES TO BE CONFIRMED AND FULL DETAILS LATER. Margaret Mc Stay
  7. 2 TOP SHOWS COMING UP SUNDAY 15th MARCH 2020 NORTH WEST LURCHER/TERRIER AND WHIPPET CLUB WILL BE HOLDING THEIR DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY ON SUNDAY 15th MARCH 19 AT BARRONTOP FARM,35 BARRON ROAD,DONEMANA, STRABANE, CO TYRONE. BT82 OJD. FULL DETAILS LATER. SUNDAY 29TH March 2020 IRISH ASSOCIATION OF WORKING DOGS CLUB/DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY. ( IRISH MIDLANDS) Full details later Margaret Mc Stay
  8. Please Note : The Tullylish Dog Show and Race Day (John Barrys) will be earlier this year. The Tullylish Dog Show and Race Day will take place Saturday 23rd May 2020. Full Details later. Margaret Mc Stay
  9. A VERY HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR. A very Happy and Prosperous New Year to all our family and friends here in Ireland, North and South of the border, America ,Australia, Saudia Arabia, Jersey, and England. To all our good friends in the Dog Show and Racing world, all our friends, Chairman and committee members in the Sporting Whippet Club NI,(Chontelle Mc Meekan) Northern Ireland Whippet Club,(Davy Best). Jim Dalton and Jed Donagh, all Lurcher, Terrier and Strong Dog clubs, and all Sporting Organisations and Clubs we come in contact with during the year. To Albert Titterington and his lovely wife Irene, Paul Pringle, all the Directors of the Irish Game Fair and Fine Food Festival, again to you all a very Happy and Prosperous New Year, and we look forward to meeting up with you all again in 2020. Margaret Mc Stay
  10. A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OUR DOGGIE FRIENDS AND THEIR LOVELY FAMILYS ,NORTH AND SOUTH OF THE BORDER AND FURTHER AFIELD, AND GOD WILLING WE WILL MEET UP WITH YOU ALL AGAIN IN 2020.
  11. Mid and East Antrim ClubChristmas Dog Show at Ballee Playing Fields,Ballymena, Sunday 8th of December 19 Showing dogs is a very traditional and sporting activity for many dog owners, and Sunday the 8th of December 19 was no different in the canine world. Despite the terrible weather conditions, with continous wind and rain all day, the great men, women, and children of the canine community came out in strength for a great days showing and festivities at the Mid and East Antrim Christmas dog show. This annual occasion is a special family get together for all like minded enthusiasts, and is a welcome break for the male species to get away from the trials and tribulations of Christmas shopping leading up to the festive season. Christmas is a very happy time, but it also can be a very sad and lonely time. This festive day out before Christmas helps lift the mantle, brings cheer in abundance, and enables us to leave our cares behind, and learn to smile again, if only for a day. Denver Mc Meekan was there in full swing providing plenty of delicious hot food, with some very tasty burgers and soup, and all very welcome on a cold winters day. As usual the raffle generated a lot of excitement in the air with really good prizes on offer. The craic and the banter was hilarious as each number was called out. Some happy campers going home with some nice prizes. Showing commenced at approximately 1.00pm Here are the Overall Results from the Show Childrens Handling Class 1/ Brooke Rafferty 2/ Cayce O Hagan 3/ Lexi-Rose Maguire Whippet Champion Colin Tucker with Cooper Reserve Elaine Smyth with Phoebe Terrier Champion Amiee Higginson with Taz Reserve Peter Morgan with Fiddler Lurcher Champion Errol Gardiner with Silious Reserve Charlene Rafferty with Shifter Overall Pup Harry Roache with Zula Reserve Billy Craig with Billy Overall Champion and Best in Show Colin Tucker with Cooper Reserve Amiee Higginson with Taz And Finally, many thanks to the judges on the day. Whippets/ Colin Maguire Lurchers/ Stephen Mc Gonigle Terrier/ Andrew Patterson. Childrens Handling Class Kirsty Harpur Judging is not an easy remit at any time, but a job well done by all. A Big thank you to Harpur Kennells ( Billy and Kirsty Harper ) for donating all the beautiful Goody Bags for the childrens Handling class. Every child in the ring got one and maybe two if any over. What a lovely gesture for the little people. They were were delighted with them. It was nice to see the smile on their little faces going out of the ring with their we gift boxes. And Finally, Finally,, none of this would be possible without the hard work and attention to detail of Chontelle Mc Meekan and Mark Mc Callion. Although we were not blessed with good weather, this show was a resounding success. Many thanks Chontelle and Mark for a great sporting day out, and I look forward to more of the same in 2020. ***To finish this year off, May I take this opportunity to wish all my friends in the Canine world North and South of the border and further afield, A Very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year, and God willing I will meet up with you all again in 2020*** Margaret Mc Stay
  12. JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE BELLS UPWARDS AND ONWARDS BIG CHRISTMAS SHOW ON THE WAY SUNDAY 8th DECEMBER 19 IN BALLYMENA For Your Sat Navs : BT42 2HS Gates Open at 10.00am Showing starts at 12.30 Mid and East Antrim Working Dog Club will be running their Christmas Show on Sunday 8th of December 19. There will be showing for Lurchers/Terriers and Whippets (Please note there will be no Racing due to the enclement weather at this time of year) The Show will be held in Ballymena, at Ballee Playing FIelds, Ballee Road West, Ballymena.BT42 2HS Lurcher Classes Pups U23 Smooth O23 Smooth Rough Bull cross Working Non ped Veteran 7+ Terriers Pups Russell Lakeland Patterdale Working Cross breed Veteran 7+ Whippets Pup Dog Bitch Working Racing Veteran 7+ Gate £3 Classes £3 Judges will be posted nearer the time. Also there will be food on site. All the usual Handling Classes and of course the Raffle with some great prizes to be won. So come along with your dogs and enjoy the festivities, get into the Christmas spirit, and keep Sunday 8th December Free. SEE YOU ALL THERE DONT YOU FORGET NOW. Margaret Mc Stay
  13. BIG RACE DAY THIS SUNDAY RACE DAY ONLY IRISH ASSOCIATION OF WORKING DOGS (Cumann Madrai Oibre Na Heireann) Are pleased to announce their first fund raising day on SUNDAY 3rd NOVEMBER 19 at Ballinabrannagh , Co Carlow For Lurcher/Terrier/Whippet Racing/Ferret Racing and Child Handling **For your Sat Navs : Eir Code.** R93 K573 Gate Open at 9.30 ( to accommodate anyone wishing to join membership /enrollment on the day ) On the schedule for the day will be Lurcher, Whippet, and Terrier Racing, Ferret Racing and Child handling. Also given the time of year the club have decided to have a fancy dress theme for the children and their families. There is also the serious side of racing, and the club see this as a great opportunity to apply their new set of rules and address any teething problems around same. The club would very much appreciate your support, and will endeavor to make this day a memorable Sporting and Fun day for all. So put this date Sunday 3rd November 19 in your diary, as Mr Fox tells me he will not be available on that day. He is going to the beauty parlour to have his nails done. Dont You Forget Now.
  14. *BIG RACE DAY TO MORROW AT BARKER PARK CARLOW* DONT YOU FORGET NOW BOW WOW WOW BARKER PARK CUP DAY , Co Carlow Sunday 27th October 2019 at Barker Park, Co Carlow. Racing for the Jim Clarke & Christopher Loughlin Cups and Plaques. First Race at 11am sharp. Entry on the day in Barker Park, Old Leighlin, Co Carlow Categories are as follows: 1 - Under 21" 2 - Under 22" 3 - Under 23" - Christoper Loughlin Cup 4 - Under 25" 5 - Big Dogs - Over 25" - Jim Clarke Cup 6 - Hairy Dogs - Under 24" 7 - Hairy Dogs - Over 24" 8 - Bull Cross 9 - Whippets 10 - Full Hounds - Tagged 11 - Dogs that never won anything Please Note: All Dogs Must be Muzzled. MARGARET MC STAY
  15. 3 DOG SHOWS AND RACEDAYS IN 2019 NOT TO BE MISSED BOW WOW WOW BARKER PARK CUP DAY , Co Carlow Sunday 27th October 2019 at Barker Park, Co Carlow. Racing for the Jim Clarke & Christopher Loughlin Cups and Plaques. First Race at 11am sharp. Entry on the day in Barker Park, Old Leighlin, Co Carlow Categories are as follows: 1 - Under 21" 2 - Under 22" 3 - Under 23" - Christoper Loughlin Cup 4 - Under 25" 5 - Big Dogs - Over 25" - Jim Clarke Cup 6 - Hairy Dogs - Under 24" 7 - Hairy Dogs - Over 24" 8 - Bull Cross 9 - Whippets 10 - Full Hounds - Tagged 11 - Dogs that never won anything Please Note: All Dogs Must be Muzzled. --------------------------------------------------- SPECIAL NOTICE IRISH ASSOCIATION OF WORKING DOGS (Cumann Madrai Oibre Na Heireann) Are pleased to announce their first fund raising day on SUNDAY 3rd NOVEMBER 19 at Ballinabrannagh , Co Carlow For Lurcher/Terrier/Whippet Racing/Ferret Racing and Child Handling **For your Sat Navs : Eir Code.** R93 K573 Gate Open at 9.30 ( to accommodate anyone wishing to join membership /enrollment on the day ) On the schedule for the day will be Lurcher, Whippet, and Terrier Racing, Ferret Racing and Child handling. Also given the time of year the club have decided to have a fancy dress theme for the children and their families. There is also the serious side of racing, and the club see this as a great opportunity to apply their new set of rules and address any teething problems around same. The club would very much appreciate your support, and will endeavor to make this day a memorable Sporting and Fun day for all. So put this date Sunday 3rd November 19 in your diary, as Mr Fox tells me he will not be available on that day. He is going to the beauty parlour to have his nails done. Dont You Forget Now. --------------------------------------------------- ****SPECIAL CHRISTMAS SHOW SUNDAY 8TH DECEMBER 19.**** MID AND EAST ANTRIM WORKING TERRIER, LURCHER AND WHIPPET CHRISTMAS DOG SHOW, WILL BE HELD THIS YEAR ON SUNDAY 8TH DECEMBER 2019. FULL DETAILS LATER. Margaret Mc Stay
  16. New Lurcher Racing Classification and Rules Irish Game Fair, Shanes Castle, Antrim 27/28 June 2020 To answer all your queries on this Race The Master McGrath becomes a ‘Winner’ takes All 24 dog Open Sweepstake This race is now open to any lurcher that has won an elite race from June 2017/2018/2019. Entries in advance costing £10 which qualifies the owner for a free ticket to the Fair. Places in the race will be granted on a ‘first come first served basis.’ To book your Dog and get details of how to pay, please email Albert Titterington at : irishcountrylifestyle@ btinternet.com ****Remember**** Closing date is when 24 dog entries received - Entries will be accepted on 'first come first served' Margaret Mc Stay
  17. New Lurcher Racing Classification and Rules Irish Game Fair, Shanes Castle, Antrim 27/28 June 2020 The Master McGrath becomes a ‘Winner’ takes All 24 dog Open Sweepstake This race is now open to any lurcher that has won an elite race. Entries in advance costing £10 which qualifies the owner for a free ticket to the Fair. Places in the race will be granted on a ‘first come first served basis.’ All entry fees will be put into the prize for the winner which will be a minimum of £500. Last year’s Winner & Runner Up get a FREE entry. The Mick the Miller Race for Hairy Dogs is open to entries on the Day. Prizemoney will be £200 to the winner. Entry fee £4. 32nd Annual All Ireland Championship Races Under 22” Elite All Ireland Champion Race £50 to the Winner Under 24” Elite All Ireland Champion Race £50 to the Winner Over24” Elite All Ireland Champion Race £50 to the Winner Traditional Lurcher Championships Over and Under 23” Heavy Bull Lurcher Championship Open Whippet Championship Race Open Terrier Racing Championship Please Note: We have had a system in place for some years whereby anyone actually present at the fair can make an objection to the winner by making a formal objection and putting down a deposit of €50/£50. This will be returned if the objection is upheld. If the challenge fails the money will be donated to charity. This will be the ONLY system of dispute that will be considered and no debate will be entered into over the results AFTER the Fair. This is the system used by the other sports and there are no unseemly disputes after these other competitions.
  18. STATEMENT. The tablets found in a dogs cage at the lurcher racing at the game fair have been found to be propriety pain killers. They apparently were offered to a dog wrapped up in a digestive biscuit [not meat as had been reported]I It would appear the dog did not take any. We obviously deplore the actions of person trying ti administer tablets to any dog at the fair or indeed at any event but we are at a loss to understand what the person taking this action hoped to achieve as arguably the contents of the tablets could have enhanced rather than adversely affected the performance of the dog. We would make it clear that any person interfering with or attempting to interfere with any competitors dogs at the fair will be banned for life. GAME FAIR TEAM.
  19. TULLYLISH DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY SUNDAY 25TH AUGUST 19 As this was the last working dog show of the year, we were up with the lark on Sunday morning, and very soon on our way to the now annual Tullylish Dog Show and Raceday. The sun was beamimg down as we made our way through the leafy countryside of County Down and to the beautiful picturesque village of Lawrencetown.This was the superb venue for the Tullylish Dog show and Race day, and what a day we had. This was one of the best venues for a show that I have been to this year,with ringside parking, well spaced out rings and a good heavy up hill race track. The weather displayed what a good summers day should be, a scorcher, and this no doubt brought the crowds out to full capacity. The children were bouncing about enjoying themselves in the mid-day sun, while the older folk were stretching themselves out on the grass taking in the rays. From early morning, cars and trailers arrived from North and South of the border, with families and dogs in tow. There was a Burger van with very tasty food, Hospitality Trailer for a few bevvys, and Toilet facilities on site. As the show progressed, so did the banter and the craic. It was nice to meet up with so many regular show goers and also some new ones, all out for a good days enjoyment before the long cold days of winter come upon us. And that they done whole heartedly. No matter how many shows I have went to over the years, and there have been many, I still meet and make new friends. What a lovely job this can be. Time moves swiftly on and very soon it was Showing and Racing Time. Here are some Showing and Racing Results. SHOWING RESULTS Overall Champion PUP Stewart Graham with ACE Reserve Champion Kieran Gribben with Buttons Overall Champion Whippet Tracy Gill with Isla Reserve Champion Davy Best with Penny Overall Champion Lurcher Rose Mc Coy with Texas Reserve Champion Harry Roche with Chase Overall Champion Terrier Paul Mc Keown with POPS Reserve Champion Eamo Mc Erlain with Spooky Overall Champion Bull Cross Neil Pinkerton with Ben Reserve Champion Maurice Mc Dowell with Karma Overall Champion Strong Dog Ethan Barry with Bobby Reserve Champion David Hanna with Buster Overall Champion and Best in Show Paul Mc Keown with POPS Reserve Champion Neil Pinkerton with Ben. Northern Ireland Champion of Champions Whippets Davy Best with Merlin Reserve Champion Janet Duke with Luca Northern Ireland Champion of Champions Lurchers Neil Pinkerton with Ben Reserve Champion Maurice Mc Dowell with Blue Northern Ireland Champion of Champions Terriers Paul Mc Keown with POPS Reserve Champion Eamo Mc Erlain with Spooky Racing Results Simulated Racing Neil Pinkerton with Jake Reserve Barry Reavey with Twister Under 21 Rose Mc Coy with Texas Hairy Under Danny Maxwell with Blue Hairy Over Sheamus Harte with Nora Under 23 Alison Gamble with Zira Over 23 Michelle Rafferty with DINO Bull Cross Kirsty Harpur with Regal Congratulations to all above winners And Finally, may I take this opportunity on behalf of the Tullylish Club, to thank the Judges on the day. Whippets : Conor Reynolds/Bull Cross : Paul Reid/Lurchers : William Newbury/Terriers : Martin Mc Donald/Strong Dogs : Noel Griffin NI Champion of Champions Judges Whippets : Tom Barry/Lurchers : Thomas Coleman/Terriers : Roy Nixon Judging is not an easy job, but you all carried out your duties very fair and to perfection. Some cracking photographs up on Facebook at the moment. It is nice to have them to look back on when the snow hits the window. And Finally Finally, I always save the best to last, and in this case I really mean the best. To the organisers John Barry and Paul Mc Alinden and your back up team, you produced a first class show with impeccable skill and organisation and pulled out all the stops to make your show a memorable day full of excitement and enjoyment for everyone. Every part of your show went like clockwork. Well done and a credit to all involved. Now Folks I must go, as I have an appointment in the next couple of weeks with Mr Foxy at his digging school to hone up some more skills in my old age. He has promised me a few good digs geared for pensioners. To we meet again God bless, and keep safe over the winter, and I look forward to meeting up with you all again in March 2020. Margaret Mc Stay
  20. OLAY OLAY, TULLYLISH IS ON ITS WAY. TOMORROW ; SUNDAY 25TH AUGUST 19 FOR YOUR SAT NAVS : BT63 6DF ***WILL BE WELL SIGN POSTED*** DIRECTIONS TO TULLYLISH SHOW TO MORROW(OFF THE GILFORD/ BANBRIDGE , Co Down) 1/ IF YOU ARE COMING FROM GILFORD SIDE, YOU WILL SEE A BLUE BUILDING ON YOUR LEFT HAND SIDE, SAYING TYRE AND SALES (JP O HAGAN) YOU ARE NOW IN LAWRENCETOWN VILLAGE AND AT THE CROSSROADS. TAKE A RIGHT TURN INTO POINT ROAD. IF YOU ARE COMING FROM THE BANBRIDGE SIDE OF LAWRENCETOWN, AT THE CROSSROADS, TAKE A LEFT TURN INTO POINT ROAD. 2/ DRIVE STRAIGHT ON UP THE POINT ROAD TO YOU COME UP A VERY STEEP HILL. 3/ AT THE VERY TOP OF THE HILL, TAKE THE FIRST ROAD ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE, AND THEN TAKE ANOTHER LEFT STRAIGHT AWAY AND THE FIELD IS IMMEDIATELY ON YOUR RIGHT HAND SIDE. YOU COULD NOT MISS IT. I HAVE BEEN OUT TO SEE THE VENUE THIS EVENING, AND IT IS ONE OF THE BEST I HAVE SEEN IN A VERY LONG TIME. GREAT FOR BOTH RACING AND SHOWING. LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL TO MORROW, THE WEATHER IS GOOD, AND ONE OF THE LAST SHOWS BEFORE MR FOXY COMES BACK OF HIS HOLIDAYS. WILL BE WELL SIGN POSTED MARGARET MC STAY
  21. SPECIAL NOTICE : I AM STARTING OFF MY NEW DOG SHOW LIST TO DAY FOR 2020. I WOULD SUGGEST WE USE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY DATES TO ERADICATE 2 OR 3 SHOWS ON THE SAME DATE. ****IF YOU ASK ME FOR A DATE FOR A SHOW AND I HAVE A SHOW ALREADY LISTED FOR THAT DATE, I MUST SAY I HAVE NO AUTHORITY TO REFUSE YOU THAT DATE. I AM LEAVING IT TOTALLY UP FOR EVERY SHOW ORGANISER NORTH AND SOUTH OF THE BORDER TO TRY AND PULL TOGETHER ON THIS ONE. **** ****SPECIAL CHRISTMAS SHOW SUNDAY 15TH DECEMBER 19.**** MID AND EAST ANTRIM WORKING TERRIER, LURCHER AND WHIPPET CHRISTMAS DOG SHOW, WILL BE HELD THIS YEAR ON SUNDAY 15TH DECEMBER 2019. FULL DETAILS LATER. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MY NEW DOG SHOW LIST FOR 2020. ( I will keep adding to the list as I get them in ) SUNDAY 29TH March 2020 IRISH ASSOCIATION OF WORKING DOGS CLUB/DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY. ( IRISH MIDLANDS) SUNDAY 5TH APRIL 2020 KILLURE WORKING TERRIER, LURCHER AND WHIPPET CLUB, CO WATERFORD SUNDAY 12TH APRIL 2020 SPORTING WHIPPET CLUB NI WHIPPET DOG SHOW AND RACEDAY, CO ANTRIM SUNDAY 19TH APRIL 2020 LAOIS LURCHER, TERRIER AND WHIPPET CLUB DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY, CO LAOIS SUNDAY 26TH APRIL 2020 AVONDHU FOX HOUNDS DOG SHOW, FERMOY, CO CORK SUNDAY 3RD MAY 2020 SPORTING WHIPPET CLUB NI WHIPPET DOG SHOW AND RACEDAY, CO ANTRIM SUNDAY 10TH MAY 2020 DUBLIN WORKING TERRIER CLUB DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY, CO ARMAGH SUNDAY 17TH MAY 2020 KILDARE WORKING TERRIER, LURCHER AND WHIPPET CLUB DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY, CO KILDARE SUNDAY 31ST MAY 2020 WEST WEXFORD HARRIERS DOG SHOW, CASSAGH, CO WEXFORD SUNDAY 14TH JUNE 2020 SPORTING WHIPPET CLUB NI WHIPPET DOG SHOW AND RACEDAY, CO ANTRIM SUNDAY 21st JUNE 2020 NORTH TIPPERARY HOUND AND DOG SHOW , LISBONNY, NENAGH , CO TIPPERARY SATURDAY 27TH JUNE 2020 IRISH GAME AND COUNTRY FAIR, SHANES CASTLE, CO ANTRIM SUNDAY 28TH JUNE 2020 IRISH GAME AND COUNTRY FAIR, SHANES CASTLE, CO ANTRIM SUNDAY 5TH JULY 2020 KILTROUGH TERRIER, LURCHER AND WHIPPET CLUB DOG SHOW AND RACEDAY, CO LOUTH SUNDAY 26TH JULY 2020 SPORTING WHIPPET CLUB NI WHIPPET DOG SHOW AND RACEDAY, CO ANTRIM SUNDAY 9TH AUGUST 2020 THE MID AND EAST ANTRIM TERRIER, LURCHER AND WHIPPET SHOW SUNDAY 23RD AUGUST 2020 SPORTING WHIPPET CLUB NI WHIPPET DOG SHOW AND RACEDAY, CO ANTRIM SUNDAY 30TH AUGUST 2020 IRISH ASSOCIATION OF WORKING DOGS CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW ( IRISH MIDLANDS) SUNDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER 2020 SPORTING WHIPPET CLUB NI WHIPPET DOG SHOW AND RACEDAY, CO ANTRIM MARGARET MC STAY
  22. OLAY OLAY TULLYLISH SHOW IS ON ITS WAY HURRY UP HURRY UP MR FOXY IS ON HIS WAY SUNDAY 25thAUGUST 19 THE TULLYLISH DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY (GILFORD CO DOWN ) THIS SUNDAY 25THAUGUST 19 . FOR YOUR SAT NAV : BT63 6DF HAIL RAIN OR SNOW THE SHOW WILL GO ON. DONT YOU FORGET NOW. GET THE DOGS AND TRAILERS READY FOR A GREAT SPORTING DAY OUT. RINGS FOR TERRIERS/LURCHERS WHIPPETS/STRONG DOGS/BULL X LURCHER/ SIMULATED RACING/ STRAIGHT RACING AND WEIGHT PULLING. SIMULATED RACING STARTS AT 12.00 SHARP, AND STRAIGHT RACING WILL FOLLOW IMMEDIATELY AFTER SHOWING. ALL THE USUAL CLASSES FOR RACING AND SHOWING. THE CLUB WOULD LIKE TO LET YOU KNOW, IN THE STRONG DOGS THERE WILL BE CLASSES FOR BLUE STAFFS AND AMERICAN BULLYS. THIS SHOW WILL BE THE HOST OF THE NI CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS FOR LURCHERS/TERRIERS/WHIPPETS WHO QUALIFIED AS A CHAMPION OR RESERVE CHAMPION AT ( NORTHERN IRELAND SHOWS ONLY IN 2019 ) ***ALSO THE CHAMPIONS AND RESERVE CHAMPIONS FROM THIS SHOW CAN QUALIFY FOR THE 5 NATIONS AT SHANES CASTLE 2020 BY EMAILING YOUR DETAILS TO : TOM BARRY OR ALBERT TITTERINGTON AT : irishcountrylifestyle@btinternet.com NO LATER THAN 21 DAYS AFTER SHOW. ***AND WOOEE, AN ADDED EXTRA FOR THE WEE PEOPLE. ***THERE WILL BE A JUNIOR SLIPPER RACE ON THE DAY FOR ALL CHILDREN AGE 12 AND UNDER* For Your Sat Navs : BT63 6DF AS YOU DRIVE UP THE ROAD FROM LAWRENCETOWN VILLAGE, YOU WILL SEE A HOUSING ESTATE CALLED BROAD OAKS, THE FIELD IS BESIDE IT. ***LAWRENCETOWN VILLAGE, ON THE GILFORD TO BANBRIDGE ROAD.*** ( VENUE WILL BE WELL SIGNPOSTED FROM LAWRENCETOWN VILLAGE) Margaret Mc Stay
  23. Mid and East Antrim Charity Working Dog Show and Race Day Sunday 11th August 19 at the "Field of Dreams Schooling Track" , Maghera. Set in the rolling countryside of Maghera on the edge of the beautiful North Coast of Ireland is the now famous “ Field of Dreams Schooling Track “. This was the venue for the Charity Dog Show and Race day Sunday 11th August 19. After a trouble free journey, with dogs in tow, we arrived at our destination at approximately 10.00am. The place was buzzing with activity, with a burger stand to feed us all day, and all set up and ready to go for another great sporting event. The weather was pretty good, with a few light showers in the morning, with the sun peeping out for the rest of the day. There was a very nice crowd of like minded Country Sports people there on Sunday, all out with the same goal in mind to win and bring a trophy home on the day, and generally enjoy a good relaxing country sports event. It was nice to see new faces there, along with all the regular show goers. The banter and the craic was good with nice people, all out in abundance at the ‘Field of Dreams ‘ on Sunday, The Racing began at approximately 12.00noon followed by the showing. Here are the Racing and showing Results Heres are the Racing Results Bull Cross Charlene Rafferty with Shifter Reserve Charlene Rafferty with Red Hairy Dogs Earl Gardener with Cillus Reserve Danny Maxwell with Blue U21 Lurcher Fiona Devlin with Robin Reserve Earl Gardiner with Bonny U23 Lurcher Alison Gamble with Zara Reserve Fiona Devlin with Batman O23 Kirsty Harper with Joker Reserve Michelle Rafferty with Sally Whippets Sean Burke with Lilly Reserve Susanne Addis with Poppy Showing Results Childs Handling Class Cayce Coyle with Tyson Gentlemans Handling Class Rea Wilson with Odis Ladys Handling Class Carol Ann Brown with Ice Lurcher Champion Earl Gardiner with Silus Whippet Champion Colin Tucker with Cooper Terrier Champion Aimee Higginson with Toby Overall Champion Pup Davy Best with Danny Overall Show Champion and Best in Show Aimee Higginson with Toby Congratulations to all above winners and well done. And finally, may I take this opportunity to thank everybody who come out and supported this show on Sunday. To the judges - Whippets : Michelle Rafferty/ Lurchers : Clayton Hastings/ Terriers Eamo Mc Erlain/ Childrens Ladies and Gents Handling Class : Lisa Dumigan. Judging can be a hard task master at any time, but you carried out your duties effective and efficiently on the day. Many thanks for that. Photographs were taken by several people, including myself on Sunday and are now proudly displayed on our face book pages. And Finally, Finally, if it were not for the organisers, Chontelle Mc Meekin / Mark Mc Callion and owner Joe Hurley, who worked tirelessly before and on the day to make this show a success, this day would not of been possible. Your input and experience was invaluable. You have hearts of gold and are shinning lights in the Country Sports show arena. Many thanks again for all your hard work and for a great cause. Last Sunday was a very special day for everyone at the “Field Of Dreams Schooling Track“ and especially for the Hurley Family, as this show was held in memory of their beloved son and brother Christopher who passed away a short time ago with a terminal Illness. The purpose of the show was to raise funds for the Marie Curie Cancer Charity who cared so lovingly for Christopher during his end of life days on this earth. The charity Marie Curie Nurses, which this show was run for, help people affected with a cancer diagnosis or terminal illness to achieve a good quality of life, and support them to keep their independence and dignityfor as long as possible. The Marie Curie nurses are angels here on this earth, giving emotional support to families in the community when needed, including treating or managing pain and other symptoms with medicines, therapies and other specialist approaches. Chontelle Mc Meekin has reliable informed me, that in memory of Christopher Hurley and the treatment and care he received from this brilliant charity, £900 was collected on Sunday with some more cash to come in. There will be a presentation at the Marie Curie offices in the coming weeks where the final figure will be announced. How great is this. I must say, Chontelle/Mark and Joe, when I left the “ Field of Dreams” on Sunday evening, I left a little piece of my heart there and for the charity it was held for. I love that Schooling Track, and look forward to going back to this excellent venue shortly. Margaret Mc Stay
  24. *** HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU. **** MID AND EAST ANTRIM Charity WORKING DOG SHOW AND RACEDAY TO MORROW SUNDAY 11THAUGUST 19 Mid and East Antrim Working Dog Club is holding their Charity Dog Show and Race Day this Sunday 11th of August 19 at “ The Field of Dreams Schooling Track” Gulladuff, Magherafelt, BT45 8PA. Entries for Racing will be taken from10.30am. All dogs must be shown before entry, u21 and u23 will be measured. Racing will commence at 11.30am sharp, starting with Bull Cross an Hairy Dogs first on the list .The racing will be followed by the Showing. There will be a BBQ on site. Show entries £3 per class (Stg) Race entries £3 per class (Stg) Gate entry £3p per person ( Stg) There will also be a Raffle on the day Please note anyone who let's dogs loose while Racing is in progress or by mistake will have to pay £5 for the charity. Please keep all dogs under control. All dogs racingmust be muzzled, no muzzle, no race.So do not forget to bring your muzzles with you. Below is a list of classes for Showing and Racing. Whippets Pup Dog Bitch Racing Working Veteran Pairs Lurchers Pup U23 smooth Over 23 smooth Rough haired Bull cross Working Collie Non ped cross Veteran Terriers Pup Russell Patterdale Lakeland Border Cross breed Working Pairs Children's handling Class Ladys Handling Class Gentleman's handling Class Racing Classes Whippets U21 lurcher U23 lurcher Over 23 lurcher Bull Cross only heavy set will be accepted Hairy All racing will be out of traps apart from Bull Cross ***All proceeds from this show will be going too Marie Curie Cancer Charity *** What a worthy Charity. Any donations for Raffle will be much appreciated Margaret Mc Stay
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