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WELL FOLKS, ANOTHER GREAT SPORTING WEEKEND AHEAD OF US COME COME HALE RAIN OR SNOW. ONE IN THE NORTH OF IRELAND AND ONE IN THE SOUTH OF IRELAND, AND WE WILL BE SPOILT FOR CHOICE.
THESE TWO SHOWS ARE THE 2ND LAST CHANCE TO QUALIFIER FOR 5 NATIONS , MASTER MC GRATH, AND MICK THE MILLER CHAMPIONSHIPS, AT SHANES CASTLE. COME ALONG TO THESE 2 SHOWS FOR A GREAT FAMILY DAY OUT.
This Sunday 23rd June 19
Armagh Sporting Dog Charity Show (Fiona Devlins Show ) will be taking place this weekend at Feaghbridge Schooling Track, Coalisland, Co Tyrone . This show is a qualifier for the Five Nations/Master Mc Grath and Mick The Miller and is in aid of Childrens Cancer Charity.
For Your Sat Navs :
This Sunday 23rd June 19
North Tipperary Hound and Dog Show This Sunday 23rd June in Nenagh, Co Tipperary. This show is a qualifier for the Five Nations/Master Mc Grath and Mick The Miller, and will be held at Lisbonny, Nenagh, Co Tipperary.
FOR YOUR SAT NAVS :
Margaret Mc Stay
The Great Games Fairs of Ireland & Country Lifestyle Festival week ending 15thand 16thJune 2019, at Ballybrit Race Course, Co Galway.By appleblossom
The Great Games Fairs of Ireland & Country Lifestyle Festival week ending 15thand 16thJune 2019, at Ballybrit Race Course, Co Galway.
In Country Galway by the sea, in the shadow of the wild atlantic way lies the beautiful Ballybrit Race Course. On this historical site, the first racing festival took place on 17th August 1869 where it is believed 40,000 people turned up to watch this grand event. The racecourse measures one and a half miles long and excelles any other course in Ireland. Ballybrit has a long and exciting history and has become what is now one of the most famous tracks in the world. This was the new venue for The Great Games Fairs of Ireland & Country Lifestyle Festival week ending 15thand 16thJune 2019. And what a weekend that was.
After a 162 mile journey following our lead driver Maurice Mc Dowell, who we meet on our way down and was our guiding light, we arrived save and sound at the race course at 10.00am.
Although the weather was not kind to us, this did not dampen the spirits of the good Country Sports people who came out from all areas of Country life to attend this big event.
It was not long to we were browsing around the many stands and attractions that this brilliant Game Fair had to offer. The Mourne Clothing Company had some fine Country wear on display, as did my old favourites Charlie Keenan, Edinburgh Clothing Company and Barbour. There were Clay pigeon shooting, Gun Dogs, Dog shows, amusements, and ice cream and swetties stands for the Children. Everything for a good family day out. Retail therapy at an end, hunger took over, so we treated ourselves to some of the tasty food on offer on the site.
The sun shone bright to early afternoon, but all of a sudden the sky darkened and the heavens opened. And that it did. But the show must go on. Time passes so quickly, it was soon time to head back to the show ring and our high light of the day, the dog show.
Here are the Championship Results for Showing.
Raphael O Reilly with Sky
Mark Dupplaw with Booty
Tina Morrissey with Eddie
Keith Breen with Busker
Eamo Mc Erlain with Spooky
Niall O Cloghan with Ryder
Congratulations to all above winners, hope to see Whippet/Lurcher/Terrier, all at Shanes Castle for the 5 Nations Championships on Sunday 30thJune.
And Finally, may I take this opportunity to thank the judges, who stood out in the pouring rain and judged so fair and efficiently on the day.
And Finally, Finally, many thanks to Tom Barry and his wife Leanne and their back up team for running the dog show so smoothly despite the heavy rain, and also everybody that stood in the ring. A lot of hard work goes into running and organising these shows, and thank you for that.
What comes to mind when a dream comes true. Hard work , sleepless nights, a brilliantly successful Game Fair and Country Lifestyle Festival, and a new venue. Many thanks again to Albert Titterington, the rock in his life his wife Irene, and Co Directors for another great Game Fair weekend in the pleasant countryside of County Galway.
Onward and upward, and on to the daddy of them all, yes Shanes Castle Game Fair, Saturday 29thJune and 30thJune 19.
See you all there
Margaret Mc Stay
GREAT GAME FAIRS OF IRELAND THE GALWAY GAME FAIR & COUNTRY LIFESTYLE FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND SATURDAY 15th and SUNDAY 16th JUNE 19By appleblossom
GREAT GAME FAIRS OF IRELAND
THE GALWAY GAME FAIR & COUNTRY LIFESTYLE FESTIVAL
THIS WEEKEND SATURDAY 15th and SUNDAY 16th JUNE 19
AT BALLYBRIT RACE COURSE, GALWAY
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: SHOWING ( NO RACING )
*** I HAVE JUST BEEN GIVEN THE JUDGES FOR SHOWING OF LURCHERS/TERRIERS/WHIPPETS THIS SUNDAY 16th JUNE IN GALWAY ***
THEY ARE AS FOLLOWS :
WHIPPETS : JIM DALTON
LURCHERS: NIALL HEALEY
TERRIERS : JED BRADY
Margaret Mc Stay
FULL PROGRAMME FOR LURCHERS/TERRIERS/WHIPPETS AT GALWAY GAME FAIR AND COUNTRY LIFE STYLE FESTIVAL, SATURDAY 15TH JUNE AND SUNDAY 16TH JUNE 19By appleblossom
FULL PROGRAMME FOR LURCHERS/TERRIERS/WHIPPETS AT GALWAY GAME FAIR AND COUNTRY LIFE STYLE FESTIVAL, SATURDAY 15TH JUNE AND SUNDAY 16TH JUNE 19
SUNDAY 16TH JUNE 19 TERRIERS/LURCHERS/WHIPPETS SHOWING (NO RACING) SUNDAY 16TH JUNE 19 IRISH COUNTRY LIFESTYLE FESTIVAL TERRIER, WHIPPET & LURCHER CHAMPIONSHIPS Galway Racecourse, Ballybrit, Sunday 16th June starting 11.30 AM Sponsored by Feedwell Terrier Classes AV Terrier Dog Pup AV Terrier Bitch Pup Russell Dog Or Bitch Patterdale Dog Or Bitch Lakeland Dog Or Bitch Border Dog Or Bitch AV Entered Dog AV Entered Bitch Crossbred Dog Or Bitch Champion Classes 2 To 9 Puppy Winners go into Puppy Championship. Whippet Classes Whippet Dog Pup Whippet Bitch Pup Whippet Dog Whippet Bitch Entered Whippet Racing Whippet Champion 3 To 6 Puppy Winners go into Puppy Championship. Lurcher Classes Lurcher Dog Pup Lurcher Bitch Pup Smooth Under 23 Inch Smooth Over 23 Inch Rough Under 23 Rough Over 23 Any Collie Type Any Bull Cross Lurcher Any Saluki Cross Any Lamping Lurcher Greyhound class Entered Hound Class Champion Classes 3 To 11 Pups go into Puppy Championship Please note there will be no racing in 2019 this will return in 2020. Prize Structure: All class winners 15Kg bag of Feedwell, Commemorative Embroidered Winners Cap and Rosettes to 4th place. Terrier, Lurcher & Whippet Champions: €50, Embroidered Coat, Bronze Trophy and Rosette Coats and Trophies as for Shanes Castle. Best Opposite Sex to Champions: €25 OVERALL CHAMPION : Trophy Puppy Champion : Bronze Trophy & Rosette Two Lurchers, Terriers & Whippets to qualify for the Five Nations Championships at Shanes Castle PLEASE NOTE: The Game Fairs are intended to be a showcase for working dogs and it is expected that all people attending the show will display the best of sportsmanship and accept judges decisions without dissent. The organisers reserve the right to ask people disputing decisions to leave the ground without refund. THERE WILL BE NO CAMPING ON SITE as the organisers do not have insurance for camping or caravanning. AND THERE ARE NO DOGS TO BE SOLD ON SITE.
GALWAY GAME FAIR AND COUNTRY LIFE STYLE FESTIVAL THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 15th AND 16th JUNE AT BALLYBRIT RACE COURSE, GALWAY, CO GALWAY.By appleblossom
ONLY 5 MORE SLEEPS TO THE :
GALWAY GAME FAIR AND COUNTRY LIFE STYLE FESTIVAL THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 15th AND 16th JUNE AT BALLYBRIT RACE COURSE, GALWAY, CO GALWAY.
SUNDAY IS BIG DOG SHOW DAY FOR TERRIERS/LURCHERS/WHIPPETS.
ALL THE QUALIFIERS FOR THE 5 NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIPS AT SHANES CASTLE ON THE 30TH JUNE 19.
NO RACING AT GALWAY.