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    • By appleblossom
      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 6year old
      Champion Terrier between 2-7
      Terrier Judge : Seamus Erwin
      Children Handling Class
      If the weather is not frosty there will be a few races
      U21"
      U23"
      Overs
      Whippets pure bred only 
      Bull Cross( anything with a heavy set no light bulls will be accepted in this)
      All dogs will be muzzled
      Any more info required contact by pm Chontelle Mc Meekan or Shane Johnston on  Facebook
       
      Margaret Mc Stay
               
    • By appleblossom
      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
       
       
    • By appleblossom
      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
    • By appleblossom
      ***WHO0 HOO*****
      2 BIG SPORTING EVENTS STILL TO COME IN 2018
      SUNDAY 4TH NOVEMBER
      SUPREME BENDS CHAMPIONSHIPS
      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..
      ANY QUERIES, PLEASE CONTACT FIONA DEVLIN ON 01849 980840
       
      SUNDAY 16TH DECEMBER 2018
      CHRISTMAS SHOW
      MID AND EAST ANTRIM WORKING DOG  CLUB WILL BE HOLDING A CHRISTMAS SHOW FOR LURCHERS/TERRRIER AND WHIPPETS ON SUNDAY 16TH DECEMBER 18, AT BALLEE PLAYING FIELDS, BALLYMENA, Co Antrim.
      FULL DETAILS LATER.
      ***TO BIG EVENTS NOT TO BE MISSED***
    • By appleblossom
      My New Dog Show/Racedays/Game Fairs list for 2019.
      Updated 12.9.18 at 1.45pm
      ( 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
      Armagh Sporting Dog Charity Show (Fiona Devlins Show )
       Sunday 5thMay 19
      Dublin Working Terrier Club(DWTC) will hold their show
      on Sunday 5th May. 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  
      Sunday 12 May, Mourne Lurcher and Terrier Charity show. Venue and other details will be posted later. This show will run as it always has with its own rules and under no other clubs rules or influence . Just a good day out for a good charity
      Sunday 12th May 19 
      The Golden Vale Foxhounds Dog Show 12th May 2019 at Clonakenny, Roscrea, Co Tipperary.
       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 15th June 19
      "Major Show Details next week"
      Sunday 16th June 19
      "Major Show Details next week"
      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 14thJuly 19
      Working Terrier Show (Kevin Maguires Show)
      Sunday 25th August 19
      Mickey Quinns Bumper Charity Dog Show and Raceday, Sunday 25th August 19. Full details later.
       
       Margaret Mc Stay
       
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