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IRISH GAME & COUNTRY FAIR BIRR CASTLE 27th & 28th August

THE FEEDWELL TERRIER, WHIPPET & LURCHER RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS SATURDAY 27th August starting 12.30pm

The Over 23" ROI Lurcher Racing Championships. -Winner €30 sponsored by Countryside Alliance Ireland Plus Trophy & Bag of Feedwell Dog Food; Runner Up & Bag of Feedwell dog Food

The Under 23" ROI Racing Championships . Winner €30 sponsored by Countryside Alliance Ireland Plus Trophy & Bag of Feedwell Dog Food Runner Up & Bag of Feedwell dog.

The Under 21" ROI Racing Championships Winner €30 sponsored by Countryside Alliance Ireland Plus Trophy & Bag of Feedwell Dog Food; Runner Up & Bag of Feedwell dog.

The Whippet ROI Racing Championships Winner €30 sponsored by Countryside Alliance Ireland Plus Trophy & Bag of Feedwell Dog Food; Runner Up & Bag of Feedwell dog

The Terrier Racing Championships Winner €30 sponsored by Countryside Alliance Ireland Plus Trophy & Bag of Feedwell Dog Food; Runner Up & Bag of Feedwell dog

The Directors Challenge

This is restricted to dogs that have not won a race at any event in the UK or Ireland

There will be three sets of heats for dogs classified as follows:

  1. Rough Coated Lurcher Any size Winner Trophy
  2. Bull or Terrier /cross Lurcher Any size Winner Trophy
  3. Smooth Coated Lurcher/Long dog any breeding other than (2) Any size. Winner Trophy

The top two dogs from each classification will run in a six dog final

Winner €30 sponsored by Countryside Alliance Ireland plus Trophy plus a bag of Feedwell Dog Food ; Runner up bag of Feedwell Dog Food.

 

Terrier, Lurcher & Whippet Show SUNDAY 28th August Starts at 12.30 sharp
Rosettes sponsored by Countryside Alliance Ireland & Irish Countrysports and Country Life magazine Dog Food sponsored by NUTTS

OVERALL SHOW CHAMPION €50 + Trophy

CHAMPION LURCHER €40 + Dog Bed sponsored by KM Engineering + Trophy + Dog Food. This is the final qualifier for the Red Mills & Irish Countrysports and Country Life Five Nations Lurcher Championship.

CHAMPION TERRIER €40 s + Dog Bed sponsored by KM Engineering + Trophy + Dog Food. This is the final qualifier for the Red Mills & Irish Countrysports and Country Life Five Nations Terrier Championship.

CHAMPION WHIPPET €40 + Dog Bed sponsored by KM Engineering + Trophy + Dog Food

PUPPY CHAMPION Trophy

CHAMPION PET Trophy

Bag of NUTTS PET FOOD for all class winners - Rosettes to fourth place

Terrier Championship Show : Judge : Keith Breen

  1. Terrier Pups under 1 year
  2. Terrier under 12".
  3. Best Pair of Terriers
  4. AV Working Terrier
  5. Jack Russell Type Dog over 1 year old
  6. Jack Russell Type Bitch over 1 year old
  7. Lakeland Type Dog over 1 year old
  8. Lakeland Type Bitch over 1 year old
  9. Fell or Patterdale Dog over 1 year old
  10. Fell or Patterdale Dog Bitch over 1 year old
  11. Border Dog over 1 year old
  12. Border Bitch over 1 year old
  13. Plummer Terrier Dog or Bitch
  14. Cross Bred Dog or Bitch over 1 year old
  15. Veteran Dog or Bitch over 7 years of age.

Championship – from unbeaten terriers other than pairs or puppy. Puppy goes forward to the puppy championships.

Lurcher Championships: Judge: Mark Delaney

 

  1. Any Variety Lurcher Pup under 1 year old
  2. Whippet/Lurcher Dog or Bitch over 1 year old( NO PURE BRED WHIPPETS)
  3. Best Pair of Lurchers
  4. Any Variety Lamping Lurcher Dog
  5. Any Variety Lamping Lurcher Bitch
  6. Smooth Lurcher Dog over 23" over 1 year old
  7. Smooth Lurcher Bitch over 23" over 1 year old
  8. Rough Lurcher Dog over 23" over 1 year old
  9. Rough Lurcher Bitch over 23" over 1 year old
  10. Rough or Smooth Lurcher Dog under 23" over 1 year old
  11. Rough or Smooth Lurcher Bitch under 23" over 1 year old
  12. Collie Lurcher over 1 year old
  13. Terrier Bred Lurcher over 1 year old
  14. Bull Bred lurcher over 1 year old.
  15. Veteran Lurcher - Any Lurcher over 8 years of age

Championship - from unbeaten Lurchers other than pairs or puppy. Puppy goes forward to the puppy championships.

Whippet Championship : Judge : Margaret Mc Stay

  1. Whippet Puppy Dog under 1 year old
  2. Whippet Puppy Bitch under 1 year old
  3. Whippet Dog over 1 year old
  4. Whippet Bitch over 1 year old
  5. Working Whippet Dog
  6. Working Whippet Bitch
  7. Whippet Pairs
  8. Veteran Whippet

Championship - from unbeaten whippets other than pairs or puppy. Puppy goes forward to the puppy championships.

Family Dog Show:
Any Variety shown by a child under 12 years of age
Any Variety shown by a Lady
Any Variety shown by a Gent

Champion Handling Class from the above classes Receives Trophy & Rosette.

THE FIVE NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIPS

The FINAL of the RED MILLS /IRISH COUNTRYSPORTS & COUNTRY LIFE FIVE NATIONS TERRIER CHAMPIONSHIP JUDGED BY A THREE JUDGE SYSTEM WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE MAIN ARENA AT 5.00pm. WILL ALL QUALIFIERS REGISTER WITH FAIR HQ BEFORE 12.00 noon.

Judges : Tom Blackburn, Nigel Quinn, Mick Fitzpatrick

 

The FINAL of the RED MILLS /IRISH COUNTRYSPORTS & COUNTRY LIFE FIVE NATIONS LURCHER CHAMPIONSHIP JUDGED BY A THREE JUDGE SYSTEM WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE MAIN ARENA AT 5.30pm. WILL ALL QUALIFIERS REGISTER WITH FAIR HQ BEFORE 12.00 noon.

 

Judges : Pat McGrath, Deidre McCoy, Jed Donagh

The Winners of the Five Nations Lurcher & Teriier Championship will receive a variety of prizes including €500 and a Trophy and other prizes. Runners Up receive Watches sponsored By Gardiner Bros Jewellers of Belfast

All qualifiers attending receive a special commemorative cap sponsored by www.jointhemigration.com

PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO SELLING OF PUPS or DOGS ON THE FIELD AT BIRR

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I assume the Veteran whippet can also go in to challenge for the whippet championship as this has been missed out again in the wording this year.

Surely it should read "Championship from unbeaten whippets other than pairs or puppy. Puppy goes forward to the puppy championships." as it does with the lurchers and terriers.

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Will ALL qualifiers for the Five Nations Championships at Birr on Sunday 28th September please NOTE they must register at the Game Fair HQ Pavilion before 12.00 noon on the day.

 

According to our records all qualifying handlers have been sent their FREE ADMISSION passes. Please NOTE no further claims for these FREE passes will be entertained after COB Wednesday 17th August.

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