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  1. Hi All Hope ye are all well during these strange times. Unfortunately we have had to cancel the IWTF show this year due to Government restrictions around Covid19 and public gatherings. Can you please let people know. See you all next year in Cork! Margaret Mc Stay
  2. TERRIER, LURCHER & WHIPPET CHARITY CHAMPIONSHIPS Aug222020 Competitions THE VIRTUAL GAME FAIR’S FIRST TERRIER, LURCHER & WHIPPET CHARITY CHAMPIONSHIPS ORGANISED BY MOURNE SPORT DOG CLUB SPONSORED BY SMYTHS COUNTRY SPORTS, THE IRISH COUNTRY SPORTS & COUNTRY LIFE MAGAZINE, MARWALSH & FEEDWELL. This competition is NOW OPEN with the final date for entry 16thst October 2020. Champion & Reserve Chamption Lurcher Champion & Reserve Chamption Whippet Champion & Reserve Chamption Terrier The Champions and Reserve Champions in each category will all qualify for the Five Nations Championships at Shanes Castle 27th June 2021 AND for the final of a new competition at Shanes Castle where they meet the winners of the Gundog Show under gundog and working dog judges to compete to be crowned the VGF All Ireland Working Dog Champion and win a substantial prize. ENTER Enter by emailing a good quality photograph of the dog in side profile, together with details, to countrysportsandcountrylife@btinternet.com Entry fee per dog £3 paid by Paypal to mournesportdogs@gmail.com When entries close photographs of dogs entered will be put up on Facebookand The Virtual Game Fair for two weeks for public voting. The five dogs with most votes in each breed will then be judged by a panel of judges. PRIZES BIS Barbour Coat plus Crystal Trophy Champions: Superb Vintage Trophies plus Feedwell Dog Food Reserve Champions: Engraved Hip Flask pus Feedwell Dog Food. Other prizes by Marwalsh/Dublin Leather Category: CompetitionsBy THE VIRTUAL GAME FAIRAugust 22, 2020
  3. The DWTC Dog Show and Race Day Sunday 23rdAugust 2020 With the threat of Covid 19 wafting in the air and government restrictions at an all time high, the showing season for 2020 has been dreadfully short circuited with these terrible times. So it was fitting to go out on a high with the annual DWTC dog show and race day Sunday 23rd August. It was a special treat in these dark days of Covid to hear again the laughter of children playing around the rings, the banter among sporting men and women, and above all the sound of barking dogs around the field. From early morning, Canine men and women, from North and South of the border began to arrive with their prized Canine crew in tow. Although the weather was not on our side, it did not hinder the yearly Canine excursions from all parts of the country to this now very popular annual show. As strict Covid 19 restrictions were in place, showing was held in the morning, with racing held in the afternoon. Rings were well spaced out, and all the good Canine folk politely adhered to the instruction laid down by the show organiser. There was a large turnout of Terriers, Lurchers, Whippets and Strong dogs. Davy Downey was there with his ferrets, and no doubt stirred up a lot of fun and excitement. Around the rings the atmosphere was electric with folk keeping in mind the importance to adhere to social distancing. Time passes so quickly, and showing time was getting under way. The wee people were first to kick off. It was some what satisfying if not rewarding to see the smile of pride on these little faces as they lead their canine companions around the show ring. Well done to all. You were all winners on the day. **Here are the Overall Showing Results. Hope I got them right. ** Puppies Overall Champion Puppy Cloe Mc Keown with Mick Whippets Overall Whippet Champion Janet Duke with Elliott Reserve Susanne Addis with Poppy Lurchers Overall Champion Lurcher Maurice Mc Dowell with Masfsa ( Winner of the Billy Copeland Perpetual Cup) Reserve Rose with Rocky Terriers Overall Champion Terrier Thomas Coleman with Troy Reserve Aimee Agnew with Stubble (Winner of Danny O Neill Spade) Strong Dogs Overall Champion Strong Dog Declan Owens with Prince ( Winner of the Tony Lee Perpetual Shield ) Bull Cross Champion Cayce O Hagan and JP O Hagan with Tyson. ( Winners of the Darren Mackin Memorial Cup ) ***Overall Show Champion and Best in Show went to: *** Thomas Coleman with Troy Racing Results Bull Cross Champion Lee Brooks with Rolo Whippet Champion Susanne Addis with POPPY Puppy Race Champion Stephen Mc Grath with Jess Gary Farmer under 21 Perputal Champion Earl Gardiner with Bonnie Gary Farmer under 23 Perputal Champion Colin Mc Donald with Copper AP Canine Transport Hairy Dog Perputal Champion Edward Kane with Scooter Over 25 Champion Michael Pardy with George Terrier Race Champion Pero, Handled by Neil Pinkerton and owned by Maurice Mc Dowell A Big Congratulations to all the winners, and also to every one who took part on the day. You are all winners in my eyes. And Finally, the day would not be complete without thanking the Judges. You all carried out your duties with effect and efficiency, and many thanks for that. And Finally, Finally, I always leave the best to last. Yes Tom and Leanne Barry, Ethan, Morgan and back up team, you are simply the best. Through very difficult times you run your show with impeccable organisation, efficiency, and skill. It was very evident a lot of preparation and hard work went on behind the scenes to make this show a success and a most enjoyable day for everyone. All events went without a hitch, and some very happy people went home with yet another nice trophy for their mantle piece. Tom, we all had a very enjoyable day on Sunday, and although tinged with a little sadness with Covid 19 still around, that’s the show scene over for 2020. As Mr Fox will be back soon from his summer break, no doubt you will be going forward to pay him a visit. To we meet again hopefully in 2021, God Bless and Stay Safe. Margaret Mc Stay
  4. Showing and Racing Classes for the DWTC Dog Show and Race Day , this Sunday 23rd August 20. AT Mullabrack Road Gilford Co Down For your SAT NAVS BT63 6BP Judging will start at 12 oclock, followed by Racing. Racing at DWTC. Under21inch Gary Farmer Perpetual Shield. Under 23 inch Gary Farmer Perpetual Shield. AP Canine Transport Hairy Dog Perpetual Shield . An over 25 inch Race will be available if there are enough entries. All above winners receive presentation coats also. The Gain Greyhound Race for Retired Dogs . Whippet Race and Bullcross. Terrier Race. All above are subject to the numbers entered. The committee decide on grading of all the race dogs. Their decisions is final. Tom would like to thank all Sponsors. Admission to show is £5 for Adults Kids are free. All classes are £3, Trophies Rosettes and Meal for all class winners. Showing Classes at the DWTC Show Childrens Class Pet Dog/Bitch Lurcher Classes Pups Smooth Under 23 Smooth Over 23 Rough Under23/Over 23 Bull Cross Dog / Bitch Collie Cross Dog / Bitch Hare Dog/Bitch Fox Dog / Bitch Vetern Dog/Bitch Pairs TERRIERS Pups Russell Dog/Bitch Lakeland Dog/Bitch Patterdale Dog/Bitch Border/Crossbred Dog/Bitch Any other Variety Dog/Bitch Working Class Vetern Dog/Bitch Pairs WHIPPETS Pups Whippet Dog Whippet Bitch Working Whippet Racing Whippet Vetern Whippet Whippet Pairs Heavy Dogs Pups Small Staff Dog/Bitch Large Staff Dog/Bitch Wheaten Dog/Bitch Any other Variety Dog/Bitch Crossbred Dog/Bitch Working Dog /Bitch Margaret Mc Stay
  5. ***SPECIAL NOTICE OWING TO COVID19 SITUATION*** Nugentstown Horse & Country Show will still be going ahead as per new government restrictions below. Terrier and Lurcher classes will commence at 10.00am sharp. We ask people to arrive 30 minutes before their class. We also kindly ask people to vacate the show grounds as soon as you are finished competing. There will be no spectators welcome owing to the Covid 19 situation. Alcohol is not permitted on the day. This show is being run in line with new government regulations. SATURDAY 22ND AUGUST 2020 NUGENTSTOWN HORSE & COUNTRY FAIR , AT CORTON VILLAGE , KELLS, CO MEATH. DOG SHOW THERE WILL BE A LURCHER AND TERRIER SHOW AND WHIPPET CLASSES AT THIS SHOW. ( No Racing ) FOR YOUR SAT NAVS : A82 W7R7 ***LURCHER SHOWING SCHEDULE *** 1/ Puppies (any Breed) under 12 months 2/ Whippet Dog 3/ Whippet Bitch 4/ Rough Dog or Bitch under 23 inches 5/ Smooth Dog or Bitch under 23 inches 6/ Rough Dog or Bitch over 23 inches 7/ Smooth Dog or Bitch over 23 inches 8/ Bull Cross Dog 9/ Bull Cross Bitch 10/ Best Pair of lurchers 11/ Pure Bred Dog or Bitch 12/ Entered Lurcher 13/ Rabbiting Dog or Bitch under 21 inches 14/ Veteran Lurcher over 7 years 15/ Child Handler 16/ Champion Winners of Classes 2 – 14 Terriers 1/Patterdale Bitch Puppy under 9 months 2/Lakeland/Fell/Border Puppy under 9 months 3/ Crossbred Puppy under 9 months 4/Champion Puppy 5/Patterdale Dog 6/Patterdale bitch 7/Border Dog 8/Border Bitch 9/Crossbred Dog 10/Crossbred Bitch 11/Working Terrier Dog or Bitch 12/Best Child Handler 14/Best Couple (only breed) 15/ Lakeland/Fell/Border Dog or Bitch 16/Local Dog Class (only breed) 17/Champion Terrier
  6. WHOO HOO DWTC SHOW AND RACEDAY SUNDAY 23.8.20. DONT YOU FORGET NOW FOR YOUR SAT NAVS BT63 6BP
  7. ROLL UP, ROLL UP. ***PROBABLY THE LAST 2 SHOWS OF 2020 BEFORE THE WORK IN THE FIELD BEGINS*** 2 TOP DOG SHOWS THIS WEEKEND ---------------------------------------------------------------- SATURDAY 22ND AUGUST 2020 NUGENTSTOWN HORSE & COUNTRY FAIR , AT CORTON VILLAGE , KELLS, CO MEATH. PLEASE NOTE : DOG SHOW THERE WILL BE A LURCHER AND TERRIER SHOW AND WHIPPET CLASSES AT THIS BRILLIANT COUNTRY FAIR.( No Racing ) SOMETHING FOR EVERBODY FOR YOUR SAT NAVS : A82 W7R7 GREAT FAMILY DAY OUT --------------------------------------------- SUNDAY 23rd AUGUST 20 DWTC ( TOM BARRYS ) ANNUAL DOG SHOW AND RACEDAY AT MULLABRACK ROAD, GILFORD CO DOWN FOR YOUR SAT NAVS BT63 6BP SHOWING WILL START APPROX 12 NOON, FOLLOWED BY RACING. **DIFFERENT FIELD FROM LAST YEAR BUT IN THE SAME AREA, SO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR SAT NAVS TURNED ON** ALL THE USUAL CLASSES. SEE YOU ALL THERE. MARGARET Mc STAY
  8. SATURDAY 22ND AUGUST 2020 NUGENTSTOWN HORSE & COUNTRY FAIR , at CORTON VILLAGE , KELLS, CO MEATH. ****PLEASE NOTE :***** THERE WILL BE A LURCHER AND TERRIER SHOW AT THIS BRILLIANT COUNTRY FAIR.( No Racing ) FOR YOUR SAT NAVS : A82 W7R7 GREAT FAMILY DAY OUT Margaret Mc Stay
  9. Man - O – War Dog Show and Race Day held Saturday 25th July 2020. The town land of Man - O - War is set in the shadow of Clay Lake, surrounded by picturesque countryside and sits on the outskirts of Keady, Co Armagh. This was the venue for the annual Man- 0 - War Dog Show and Race Day Saturday 25th July, and what an enjoyable day that was. Saturdays show was to be a very special day for every show goer this year, as finally the long months and lonely days of lockdown were gradually coming to an end and the showing and racing season easing its way in. From early morning, cars and trailers arrived from North and South of the border with dogs in tow. This was a good working dog show and a real treat for all huntsmen and women, before the work in the field creeps over the hill. A Burger van, along with Doggie lead and collar stands were on site. As the show progressed, so did the banter and the craic. The weather held out all day, with the exception of a few showers in late evening. It was a real treat to hear again the sound of barking dogs and childrens laughter echo around the field, bringing back a sense of yesteryear again. The show commenced at approx 1.00pm with racing first. Here are the Racing and Showing results. Racing Results Whippets Lisa Beggs with Prydz Lurchers Under 23” Conor Nolan with Max Over 23” Liam Nolan with Bandit Elite under 23” Colin Mc Donald with Cooper Elite over 23” Michael with George Under 21” Yapper Hays with Rose Elite under 21” Rose McCoy with Texas Rough Haired Paddy McGrath with Whack Heavy bull x Lisa Beggs with Cirez Puppy Shane Duffy with Shadow Greyhound Race Brooke Rafferty with Jess Showing Results Champion Strong Dog Perry Coonagh with Lockdown Champion Whippet Colin Tucker with Cooper Champion Lurcher Lisa Beggs with Nina Champion Terrier Johnny Ferguson Champion Bull X PiP Farrell with Zeus Champion Puppy Gerald Mc Keown Reserve Jade Dunphy Overall Champion and Best in Show PiP Farrell with Zeus Reserve Perry Coonagh with Lockdown A Big congratulations to all the worthy winners. And Finally, Charlene would like to thank the Judges on the day, Conor Quinn/ Vincey Grimley/ Philip Mc Rory/ Eoin Barnes and Aidy Toal. Judging is not an easy job, but you all carried out your duties to perfection. Photographs were taken on the day and are on Facebook at the moment. Many thanks to Deirdre Mc Coy and Mairead Fearon for same. And Finally Finally, as always I save the best to last. It is fitting that this accolade goes to the host and organiser of the show Charlene Rafferty and her brilliant back up team. Charlene you pulled out all the stops to make this show so successful for everybody on the day, and in the lead up to the show you worked tirelessly with your team to make every part of your show go like clockwork. Well done Charlene, your show was a credit to you and your team. Roll on 2021 for more of the same. Margaret Mc Stay
  10. MAN -O- WAR DOG SHOW SATURDAY 25TH JULY 2020 VENUE : CASTLEBLANEY ROAD, KEADY, CO ARMAGH ( FIELD OPPOSITE CLAY LAKE) ENTRIES TAKEN FOR RACING FROM 10.00AM WITH RACING STARTING AT 11.00AM WHIPPET CLASSES 1 WHIPPET PUP 2 WHIPPET DOG 3 WHIPPET BITCH 4 WORKING DOG/BITCH 5 RACING WHIPPET 6 PAIRS LURCHER CLASSES 1 LURCHER PUP 2 SMOOTH UNDER 23 3 ROUGH UNDER 23 4 SMOOTH OVER 5 ROUGH OVER 6 LAMPING LURCHER 7 COLLIE CROSS LURCHER 8 PAIRS BULL CROSS CLASSES 1 BULL X PUP 2 HEAVY BULL X BITCH 3 HEAVY BULL X DOG 4 WORKING BULL X DOG OR BITCH 5 LIGHT BULL CROSS BITCH 6 LIGHT BULL CROSS DOG STRONG DOG CLASSES 1 STRONG DOG PUP 2 STAFF 3 WHEATEN 4 LARGE BREED 5 BULL BREED 6 WORKING TERRIER CLASSES 1 TERRIER PUPS 2 RUSSELL 3 PATTERDALE 4 BORDER 5 LAKELAND 6 ANY CROSS BREED TERRIER 7 WORKING 8 PAIRS ALL WINNING PUPS GO THROUGH TO CHAMPIONSHIP ALL WINNERS OF EACH CLASS GO THROUGH TO CHAMPIONSHIP EACH CHAMPION OF THER CATEGORY WILL GO THROUGH TO THE OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP RACING CLASSES 1 GREYHOUND 2 WHIPPET 3 LURCHER UNDER 23 4 LURCHER OVER 23 5 ELITE UNDER 23 6 ELITE OVER 23 7 LURCHER UNDER 21 8 ELITE UNDER 21 9 ROUGH HAIRED LURCHER 10 HEAVY BULL X 11 TERRIER X ALL DOGS WILL BE MEASURED AND PUT INTO THE CORRECT CATEGORIES X FANTASTIC 210 YARD HILL RUN.
  11. · FROM THE PEN OF : ALBERT TITTERINGTON SHANES CASTLE GAME FAIR - POSTPONED TO 26th & 27th June 2021 A NEW ‘VIRTUAL FAIR’ FOR THIS YEAR - COMING SOON As many will be aware when Covid struck we put in place contingency plans to postpone the fair planned for Shanes Castle in June. Later, as the pandemic became more serious, we implemented them to plan to run on the 29/30 August. Unfortunately we have now had to take the difficult decision to postpone the Irish Game Fair until NEXT YEAR on 26/27 June 2021. It was a difficult decision to make as we had everything in place: a new layout, a Covid compliant plan right down to branded Game Fair face masks and loads of sanitiser; and a good range of new exhibitors were committed to being there. However, in spite of all that we had done, recent spikes and clusters in the UK and in particular in NI and the ROI created the additional dimension of a greater health risk to visitors’, exhibitors’, competitors’ and staff safety which we felt we could not ignore. I would like to thank a number of people and organisations who worked with us to try to deliver the 2020 fair. These include: Jim Shannon, MP who took our case to the highest level in government; our hosts the Rt Hon Shane O’Neill at Shanes Castle and staff at Antrim & Newtownabbey Council; our contractors; event organisers and entertainers; our sponsors and exhibitors; and last but not least our Great Game Fairs of Ireland team who invested a great deal of time and money making plans and then amending them. Part of our contingency planning was that if we had to postpone the fair until 2021 we would run a VIRTUAL GAME FAIR in 2020. It’s a BRAND NEW CONCEPT - and you will hear a lot more very soon as the site is designed and currently being built. Our VIRTUAL GAME FAIR 2020 will open for business at www.thevirtualgamefair.com on the 29th & 30th August 2020. The Virtual Game Fair will run throughout the year 24/7 with an exciting mix of exhibitors, competitions and bargains galore. The slogan will be ‘The Game Fair you can visit every day’ See the upcoming Autumn issue of Irish Country Sports and Country Life and this group for more news! Virtual Game Fair cover images by Peter McArdle and Jan Evans
  12. DWTC DOG SHOW (TOM BARRYS SHOW) WILL NOW TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY AUGUST 23rd 2020 Details and venue later Margaret Mc Stay
  13. 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
  14. I AM REALLY BEGINNING TO MISS OUR DOG SHOWS AND RACEDAYS THIS YEAR. I MISS THE BANTER, THE ARGUMENTS, THE PHOTOGRAPHS, THE COMARDRIE, AND ABOVE ALL THE FRIENDSHIPS I HAVE MADE OVER THE MANY ,MANY, YEARS IN THE DOGGIE WORLD. HOPEFULLY THERE WILL BE BRIGHTER DAYS AHEAD IN IRELAND, WHEN WE CAN ALL GET BACK TOGETHER AGAIN IN THE SHOW RING AND RACE COURSE. IN THE MEANTIME STAY SAFE AND GOD BLESS TO WE MEET AGAIN. Margaret Mc Stay
  15. ***** SPECIAL NOTICE ******* OWING TO THE ONGOING SITUATION WITH THE CORANA VIRUS - COVID 19 AND SOCIAL DISTANCING QUITE A FEW DOG SHOWS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED IN 2020. **HERE IS THE LIST AT 6.5.2020.** THERE ARE SHOWS LISTED HERE IN MAY 2020. PLEASE CAN THE ORGANISERS LET ME KNOW IF THEY ARE BEING CANCELLED / OR ANY OTHER SHOW LISTED IN ANY OF THE OTHER MONTHS IN 2020. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SUNDAY 17TH MAY 2020 KILDARE WORKING TERRIER, LURCHER AND WHIPPET CLUB DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY, CO KILDARE SUNDAY 24th MAY 2020 KILKENNY FOXHOUNDS WORKING DOG SHOW WILL BE HELD AT THOMASTOWN , CO KILKENNY SUNDAY 24th MAY 2020. FULL DETAILS LATER SUNDAY 31ST MAY 2020 WEST WEXFORD HARRIERS DOG SHOW, CASSAGH, CO WEXFORD SUNDAY 7th JUNE 2020 KILLURE WORKING TERRIER, LURCHER AND WHIPPET CLUB, CO WATERFORD 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 28TH JUNE 2020 IRISH ASSOCIATION OF WORKING DOG CLUBS,DOG AND RACEDAY SUNDAY 5TH JULY 2020 KILTROUGH TERRIER, LURCHER AND WHIPPET CLUB DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY SUNDAY 5TH 2020 SUNDAY 12th JULY 2020 CLOYNE HARRIERS DOG SHOW WILL TAKE PLACE THIS YEAR ON SUNDAY 12TH JULY 20. FULL DETAILS LATER. 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 19TH JULY 20 DOG SHOW AND RACEDAY. NAME AND VENUE TO BE CONFIRMED LATER. SATURDAY 25TH JULY 2020 MAN O WAR DOG SHOW AND RACEDAY SATURDAY 25TH JULY 2020 ( IN FIELD OPPOSITE CLAY LAKE ) KEADY ROAD, CO ARMAGH. FULL DETAILS LATER. 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 16THAUGUST 2020 NILRC CHAMPIONSHIP DOG SHOW AND RACEDAY, BALLYMENA, CO ANTRIM. SATURDAY 29TH AUGUST 2020 THE IRISH GAME FAIR AND FINE FOOD FESTIVAL, AT SHANES CASTLE CO ANTRIM SUNDAY 30TH AUGUST 2020 THE IRISH GAME FAIR AND FINE FOOD FESTIVAL, AT SHANES CASTLE CO ANTRIM SUNDAY 30TH AUGUST 2020 IRISH ASSOCIATION OF WORKING DOGS CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW ( IRISH MIDLANDS) MARGARET MC STAY
  16. [NO TEXT TALK] know the dates of events and where in ireland
  17. SPECIAL NOTICE : OWING TO THE ONGOING SITUATION WITH THE CORANA VIRUS DATES ARE BEING CANCELLED AND DATES ARE BEING CHANGED. AS I GET THEM IN I WILL UP DATE THE LIST. UPDATED LIST OF DOG SHOWS AT 012.06.20 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SATURDAY 22nd AUGUST 2020 KELLS DOG SHOW THERE WILL BE A DOG SHOW IN KELLS CO MEATH SATURDAY 22nd AUGUST. FULL DETAILS LATER. SUNDAY 23rd AUGUST 2020 DWTC Dog Show (Tom Barrys Show ) Sunday 23rd August 2020. Full details later MARGARET MC STAY
  18. The North West Terrier,Lurcher and Whippet Club ( Barry Hollands Show ) Sunday 15th March 2020 As the saying goes Spring has Sprung, and with the work in field complete , the time had arrived for to start the Dog Show and Racing season for 2020. Although the dreaded Corona Virus hung over our canine community, it was good to get away from the long dreary winter days, and head to the first Dog Show of the year. The venue for the day was beautiful Barrentop Fun Farm, Donemana, Co Tyrone. Although it was icy cold, it kept mostly dry with the exception of a few light showers. As this was the first show of the year, our loyal Canine Community came out in force to support this great event. There was a big turn out of Terriers, Lurchers, Whippets, Pets and Strong dogs. Rings were well spaced out, a good racing track, and plenty of hand sanitizer on site. As usual, the raffle generated a flurry of excitement, with armfuls of goodies up for grabs. And I can tell you no one was disappointed. Showing started at approximately 1oclock, and was quickly followed by the Racing. Here are the Showing Results. Childrens Handling All three little people were winners and received their medals.Well done young ladies. Cayce O Hagan with Tyson Brooke Rafferty with Red Sophie Brooks with Milo Overall Champion Lurcher Jed Donagh with Jake Reserve Champion Danny Maxwell with Blue Overall Champion Terrier Martin Breen with Junior Reserve Peter Morgan with Bingo Overall Champion Whippet Colin and Megan Tucker with Cooper Reserve Susanne Addis with Poppy Overall Champion Strong Dog Franky Walls with Mylo Reserve David Hannah with Thunder Overall Champion Bull Cross Neil Pinkerton with Ben Reserve Charlene Rafferty with Jester Overall Champion Pup Lexie Hughes with Finn Reserve Zoe Brooks with Milo Overall Champion and Best in Show Jed Donagh with Jake Reserve Colin and Megan Tucker with Cooper 32 Counties Championship Qualifers Lurchers – Jed Donagh with Jake Terriers - Martin Breen with Junior Whippets – Colin and Megan Tucker A Few Extra Showing Results under 23 rough Danny Maxwell with Blue Bull Cross Bitch 1/Charlene Rafferty with Red Bull Cross Dog 1/Charlene Rafferty with Jester Racing Whippet Brooke Rafferty with Milly Racing Results ( I have very few Racing Results). If you have any PM me them and I will add them in ) Whippets Alex and Gladys Savage with Murphy Reserve Susanne Addis with Poppy Bull Cross Charlene Rafferty with Red Reserve Charlene Rafferty with Shifter Over 23 Michael Pardy with George 2nd under 23 Rough Danny Maxwell with blue And Finally, On behalf of the club, many thanks to the Judges on the day: Lurchers : Ian Greer Terriers : Jackie Norman Whippets : Seamus Kearney Strong Dogs : Barry Holland Bull Cross : Chontelle Mc Meekan Childs Handling: Margaret Mc Stay Judging is not an easy task at any time, but you executed your duties fair and with efficiency, integrity, and respect. A special word of thanks to George Mc Garell, owner of beautiful scenic Barrentop Fun Farm for this prime show venue. You gave the show an excellent venue, and of that we are truly grateful. And Finally, Finally, None of this would be possible without the hard work and dedication behind the scenes of Barry Holland/John Shaw and Colin Maguire. Along with your brilliant committee, Eimear Maguire/Nikyla and Stacy Love and helpers, you worked tirelessly to make this show an overwhelming success in these trying times. What a great start to the summer showing and racing season. Barry,John and Colin, when we are out in the field in the snow and rain with our faithful Canine companions, we will look back with fond memories at this day back in March we spent at Barrentop at the North West Lurcher/ Terrier and Whippet Club first show of 2020. Thanks for the memory and I am already looking forward to your next show in August for more of the same. Margaret Mc Stay
  19. any clubs or lads that meet up for this in leinster
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. New Lurcher Racing & Showing Classification and Rules Irish Game Fair, Shanes Castle, Antrim 29/30 August 2020 Racing Saturday 29th August 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 30th August 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.
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
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