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IRELAND's LARGEST WORKING DOG WEEKEND:
The 31st ANNUAL ALL IRELAND TERRIER, WHIPPET and LURCHER CHAMPIONSHIPS at the 41st IRISH GAME FAIR 29th & 30th JUNE and the ALL IRELAND GAME FAIR FERRET CHAMPIONSHIPS.
PLEASE NOTE :
I HAVE JUST BEEN GIVEN THE JUDGES FOR THE ORDINARY SHOWING AT SHANES CASTLE THIS SUNDAY 30TH JUNE
JUDGES FOR THE 5 NATIONS WILL FOLLOW SHORTLY.
Margaret Mc Stay
IRELAND's LARGEST WORKING DOG WEEKEND: The 31st ANNUAL ALL IRELAND TERRIER, WHIPPET and LURCHER CHAMPIONSHIPS at the 41st IRISH GAME FAIR 29th & 30th JUNE and the ALL IRELAND GAME FAIR FERRET CHAMPIONSHIPS AT SHANES CASTLEBy appleblossom
IRELAND's LARGEST WORKING DOG WEEKEND: The 31st ANNUAL ALL IRELAND TERRIER, WHIPPET and LURCHER CHAMPIONSHIPS at the 41st IRISH GAME FAIR 29th & 30th JUNE and the ALL IRELAND GAME FAIR FERRET CHAMPIONSHIPS
Working Dog Director: Tom Barry
PLEASE NOTE: Only the Master McGrath Race and Mick The Miller Championships are pre entry. All other racing events are enter on the day in order that our All Ireland Champions can be true Champions of Ireland having beaten ALL COMERS on the day.
RACING SATURDAY 29th June
Starts 12.00noon with the RED MILLS Master McGrath Final to find the fastest lurcher in the UK and Ireland followed by the Mick the Miller Final. All qualified dogs must be registered with David Titterington at Game Fair HQ before 11.00 am.
Master Mc Grath Challenge for Elite Lurchers: Winner £200, Special Trophy, Winners cap for handler and winners Coat for dog. Runner Up : £50 and Runner Up Coat
Mick the Miller Challenge for Traditional lurchers: Winner £200, Special Trophy, Winners cap for handler and winners Coat for dog Runner Up : £50 and Runner Up Coats.
As this is a transitional year - all dogs that ran in the finals in 2018 are qualified to run again this year against the newly qualified dogs.
Two fantastic vintage trophies to be won outright
FEEDWELL SPONSORED 30th Anniversary All Ireland Championship Racing OPEN TO ALL
Lurcher Pups NEW UNDER 22 CHAMPIONSHIP £50, Trophy and Winners Coat Elite Lurchers Under 23" Elite Lurchers Over 23" Elite Traditional Lurchers Under 23" Traditional Lurchers Over 23" Traditional Lurchers (Hairy Dog/Collie Type) Whippet Race Bull Cross Lurcher Heavy Bull Cross Lurcher Light Retired Greyhounds Terrier Racing Each race winner receives a special Winners Cap and a bag of Feedwell
Please note eligibility to run in a particular race will be decided by the organisers. If there is a challenge to a dog's eligibility a panel will take a group decision on the dog's eligibility. If in doubt as to your dog's eligibility please speak to the organisers in advance of the Fair and /or racing.
The 31st ALL IRELAND CHAMPION TERRIER, LURCHER & WHIPPET SHOW sponsored by FEEDWELL Sunday 30th start 12.30 pm with pet show and 1.00 sharp for breed classes.
OVERALL SHOW CHAMPION wins £50, Trophy and Rosette. PUPPY CHAMPION: £25
CHAMPION TERRIER, LURCHER & WHIPPET receive special bronze trophies to keep plus £50 & a BAG OF Feedwell & Rosette. Best Opposite Sex to Champion Terrier will receive £25.
Terrier, Lurcher & Whippet Champion Trophies
Overall Champion Trophy and examples of the jackets to be won at both Shanes Castle & Galway
Each Class Winner receives a Special Cap plus a Bag of Feedwell Dog Food and Rosette (Rosettes 1-3)
Any variety terrier dog pup Any variety terrier bitch pup Jack Russell dog or bitch Patterdale dog or bitch Lakeland dog or bitch Border dog or bitch Crossbred dog or bitch Any variety working dog or bitch Staff Dog or Bitch Plummer Dog or Bitch Veterans Pairs Lurchers
Any Variety dog pup Any Variety bitch pup Under 23 smooth bitch Under 23 smooth dog Over 23 smooth bitch Over 23 smooth dog Under 23 rough dog Under 23 rough bitch Over 23 rough dog Over 23 rough bitch Collie cross Heavy Bull cross Light Bull cross Whippet Cross Fox Lamping Veterans Retired Greyhounds Pairs Whippets
Dog pup Bitch pup Open Dog Open Bitch Racing Dog or Bitch Working Dog or Bitch Veterans Dog or Bitch Pairs All pups under 12 months old Veterans 7 years and over Classes may change due to entries All winners receive a bag of Feedwell a limited edition Winners Cap and a Rosette
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 a Bag of Feedwell & Rosette.
THE FIVE NATIONS TERRIER, LURCHER & WHIPPET CHAMPIONSHIPS
Will take place after the showing with the Champion and Reserve Champions at the Game Fair Show qualifying. ALL OTHER QUALIFIERS MUST REGISTER WITH DAVID TITTERINGTON AT GAME FAIR HQ by 11.00 am on the day of the fair.
RED MILLS Five Nations Terrier Championship : Champion wins £200, Special Trophy, winners cap & A Winners Coat; Runner Up wins £50 and a Res Champion Coat.
FEEDWELL Five Nations Whippet Championship : Champion wins £200, Special Trophy, winners cap & A Winners Coat; Runner Up wins £50 and a Res Champion Coat
RED MILLS Five Nations Lurcher Championship : Champion wins £200, Special Trophy, winners cap & A Winners Coat; Runner Up wins £50 and a Res Champion Coat.
Champion & Reserve Champion owners win caps from Wildebeest.
ALL IRELAND GAME FAIR FERRET SHOWING & RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS organised by Darren Moore
At the Irish Game Fair & Fine food Festival, Shanes Castle, Antrim Sunday 30th June 11.00am in the Countrysports in Action Arena
Albino Jill Albino Hob Polecat Jill Polecat Hob Any Other Colour Jill Any Other Colour Hob Class Prizes : & Rosettes
Best In Show : Cold cast bronze ferret trophy sponsored by Albert & Irene Titterington
Best Racing Ferret : Cold cast bronze ferret trophy sponsored by Albert & Irene Titterington
BOW WOW WOW --- BARK BARK BARK
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