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2018 CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS Of IRELAND – a charity event in aid of AUTISM INITIATIVES Northern Ireland organised by Micky QuinnBy appleblossom
2018 CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS
– a charity event in aid of AUTISM Initiatives Northern Ireland organised by Micky Quinn
SUNDAY 19th of AUGUST 2018ANNAGHMORE RACE TRACK, 52 DERRYCOOSE ROAD,
ANNAGHMORE, CO ARMAGH BT62 1LY
If your dog has been Champion or Res Champion at ANY show in Ireland during 2018 you qualify for a chance to win the 2018 Champion of Champions Of Ireland Terrier, Lurcher or Whippet titles. And if your dog hasn’t yet qualified you have still a chance to qualify for the grand championship final at the show which will take place before the finals.
Russell Dog or Bitch
Patterdale Dog or Bitch
Lakeland Dog or Bitch
Smooth under 23
Smooth over 23
Rough under 23
Rough over 23
1. Whippet Pups
2. Whippet Dog
3. Whippet Bitch
4. Working Whippet 5. Whippet Pairs Champion Whippet
1. Strong Dog Pups 2. Staff Dog
3. Staff Bitch
4. English Bull
6. Any Other Variety. Champion Strong Dog
CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE SHOW CLASSES
1. 2018 Champion of Champions Terrier – Ch and Res Ch from of the terrier classes above AND Champions & Res Champions from any show during 2018.
2. 2018 Champion of Champions Lurcher – Ch and Res Ch from the Lurcher classes above AND Champions & Res Champions from any show during 2018.
3. 2018 Champion of Champions Whippet – Ch and Res Ch from the whippet classes above AND Champions & Res Champions from any show during 2018
Champion & Reserve Champions in each breed to qualify for the 2019 Game Fair Five Nations championships. Vintage trophies sponsored by the GREAT GAME FAIRS of IRELAND.
4. 2018 Champion of Champion Puppy Championships
CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE RACING
1. 2018 Elite over 23” Champion of Champions Lurcher also Master McGrath qualifier two to qualify.
2. 2018 Elite Under 23” Champion of Champions Lurcher also Master McGrath qualifier two to qualify.
3. 2018 Rough Coated Dog Champion of Champions Lurcher plus Mick the Miller qualifier- two ‘Hairy’ dogs to qualify.
4. 2018 Bull Breeds Champion of Champions Lurcher plus qualifier for new Game Fair Championships – four to qualify.
5. 2018 Under 22" Racing Champion of Champions Lurcher plus qualifier for new Game Fair Champinships - four to qualify.
5. 2018 Whippet Racing Champion of Champions
Coats sponsored by The Great Game Fairs of Ireland in association with Jaydee Coats
Qualifying caps for Master McGrath & Mick the Miller qualifiers.
Margaret Mc Stay
Man O War Dog Show and Race Day Saturday 21st July 18
With the jingling of the alarm clock loud and clear in our ears, and the Dog chorus howling from the dog pens, our canine companions had issued a reminder that the day had arrived for the Man O War Dog Show and Race day, at Castleblaney Road, Keady.
As we drove through Keady, on our left han side, beautiful Clea Lake came into view. A tributary of the river Callan, Clea lake ripples radiantly, and runs parallel with winding country roads through South Armagh. Onward bound, our scenic drive guided us through this stunning part of Northern Ireland, and to the venue for a superb Dog Show and family day out.
There was a very large crowd in attendance at this now very popular show. The show rings were well situated, with a brilliant mix of Lurcher,Terriers ,Whippets and Pups on the day . The racecourse was in mint condition, and what an up hill gallop that was. A great challenge for any good racing dog, and no doubt we were not disappointed.
As usual the whole show from start to finish was run with impeccable organisation, commencing with the racing first.
It was nice to see so many children in the childrens handling class. As I have said before, these young people are our show organisers of tomorrow, so it is heart warming to see them starting early in Country Sports, and following in our footsteps. Some tired little people on Sunday night.
No matter how many times I go to these dog shows, I always meet some new friends. I probably speak to them on Face book or Hunting life several times, but never meet them face to face. It was a treat to shake the hand of some of these people on Sunday, Lurchers Meath, Brian Welsh (senior) and Lisa Beggs. What lovely people to have a conversation with. I really enjoyed meeting you all. The craic, the banter and above all, your friendship
The weather was good for most of the day with the exception of a few heavy showers in the evening. A Chip Van and Ice Cream van was on site. The racing commenced at approximately 1.00 pm, followed by the showing immediately afterwards. ( Full set of Results will be up shortly )
In between the raffle took place and it generated some great excitement as usual. Some lovely prizes, and some great laughs into the bargain.
And Finally may I take this opportunity to thank the Judges Seamie Donnelly /Terriers, and Brian Welsh (Junior) /Lurchers and Whippets. A very difficult job, but well done by both men. A big thank you to Plunkett Rafferty and his wife for the show venue. Without you the show could not of taken place. Too lovely people. Billy Harpur was there with his camera clicking away all day. Hopefully we will see these photographs up on the forums shortly.
Finally, Finally, do you know I felt a sense of pride for these too young women on Sunday. Together with their brilliant band of helpers, Charlene and Michelle Rafferty, you produced a very enjoyable show and race day to be proud of. Your show was well organised, and evident a lot of hard work was carried out behind the scenes to make this day possible, and so successful.
One young lad Shane Cartmill was Charlenes little helper on Sunday. Shane you are a credit to your parents, and with your helping hands, you made life a little easier for theses too young women.
Lets not forget, this show was run for the Charity Suicide Awareness, a charity very close to all our hearts, and always standing in the wings to reach out to everyone in their hour of need. What a gift and what a contribution to society. Nobody knows when tragedy will knock on our doors.
But remember, you the good Canine folk and sponsors, it was your generosity and kindness that made all of this happen and the day so successful.
Charlene and Michelle, you run a top class show on Sunday, and many thanks for a really enjoyable day out, amongst all our lovely Canine friends. Look forward to more of the same next year.
Margaret Mc Stay
****DOG SHOWS AND RACEDAYS THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY****
NORTH OF IRELAND
**THIS SATURDAY 21st July
Man-O-War Charity Working Dog Show, Keady, Co Armagh
POST CODE FOR YOUR SAT NAVS:
Lurchers/Whippets/Terriers and Strong Dogs
Qualifiers for The Pride of The Peaks in England
Qualifiers for Shanes Castle 2019,
5 Nations Championship at Shanes Castle 2019 for Whippets/Terriers and Lurchers
Greyhounds,Lurchers,Pups, and Whippets
Qualifiers for Master McGrath at Shanes Castle 2019
Qualifiers for The Mick The Miller At Shanes Castle 2019
There will also be fantasic Prizes for the Raffle to be won on the day..
Charity Nominated : CASH FOR KIDS
***SOUTH OF IRELAND***
Saturday 21st July
Irish Working Terrier Federation Show will be held this Saturday 21st July 18 in the Munster Agricultural Society Show Grounds, Curraheen Road, Co Cork. Gates open at 10.00am.Digging Competition 12.noon. Show commences at 1.00pm. Flapper racing in the afternoon. Terrier Judge : Jason Powell/ Lurcher Judge : Ollie Street. Trade stands by prior appointment.
Sunday 22nd July 18
David Dickenson Charity Dog Show and Raceday, at Rathnew, Co Wicklow this Sunday 22nd July 18. This years show is in aid of the Charity Pieta House. Rings for Terriers, Lurchers, Whippets and Pets. Always a great show.
****Please Note this show has all the qualifiers for the :
**5 Nations Terrier/Lurcher/Whippet
**Racing Master Mc Grath/Mick the Miller
All dogs over 23 and under 23 qualify for the Master Mc Grath
Rough Coated Dogs any size qualify for the Mick the Miller
Sunday 22nd July
The Galtee Foxhoounds Dog Show will be holding their show this Sunday 22nd July. There will be classses for Hounds/ Terriers /Lurchers and Pets, as well plenty other activities on the day.
Margaret Mc Stay
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MAN – O – WAR DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY THIS SATURDAY 21ST JULY 18 (OPPOSITE CLAY LAKE ON THE ARMAGH/KEADY ROAD)By appleblossom
MAN – O – WAR DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY THIS SATURDAY 21ST
JULY 18 (OPPOSITE CLAY LAKE ON THE ARMAGH/KEADY ROAD)
FOR YOUR SAT NAVS:
***Racing entries will be taken from 10.00am to 10.45am with first race at 11.00am sharp.
***Don’t you forget now***
5/UNDER 23 LURCHER
6/OVER 23 LURCHER
7/UNDER 23 LURCHER ELITE
8/OVER 23 LURCHER ELITE (Master Mc Grath Qualifier 2019)
9/ROUGH COATED LURCHER ( MICK THE MILLER Qualifier 2019)
10/HEAVY BULL CROSS
CLASSES 2-5 INTO CHAMPIONSHIP
2/SMOOTH UNDER 23
3/ROUGH UNDER 23
4/SMOOTH OVER 23
5/ROUGH OVER 23
6/ANY LAMPING LURCHER
7/COLLIE CROSS LURCHER
CLASS 2-7 INTO CHAMPIONSHIP
CLASSES 2 – 4 INTO CHAMPIONSHIP
CLASSES 2-7 INTO CHAMPIONSHIP
CLASSES 2-6 INTO CHAMPIONSHIP
***Lurcher/Terrier and Whippet qualifies for 5 Nations at Shanes Castle 2019.
***Also Overall Winners Qualify for Pride of the Peaks
Margaret Mc Stay