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The DWTC Dog Show and Race Day, Sunday 12thMay 19.

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The DWTC Dog Show and Race Day, Sunday 12thMay 19.

The sun was breaking through the clouds as we drove through the heart of Apple Blossom country, on our way to the Annual DWTC Dog Show and Race Day at Sandy Heaks Modern Farm on the outskirts of the beautiful village of Scarva.

As the time for shining in the field has finished for another season, the DWTC dog show was a good opportunity to give our canine friends a treat after the long cold winter.  By midday the field was filled to capacity, with barking dogs, trailers, and families, all taking in the first rays of the summer sun.

Shows are an exciting way to challenge both yourself and your dog, while meeting people in an atmosphere of healthy competition. And certainly there was plenty of competition on the day.

There was a big turnout and a great mix of Lurchers, Terriers, Whippets,  Strong dogs and racing dogs. In the ring it was a judges nightmare and some very hard decisions to make.

Some very tasty burgers were cooked and served on site by Trisha Gilmore, and collars and leads sold from the stand of Cahill Collars.   

As I walked around the rings it was evident how popular this show is.    It is always a pleasure to stop and chat with the good men and women of the Canine world, who are always so courteous and respectful to me. These people are all good country sports people, who love to show and race their dogs in the summer and work in the field in winter.  

Time passes so quickly when you are enjoying yourself, and very soon it was time to start the show.

Here are the Overall Showing Results.

Showing  Results

Childrens Handling Class

Brooke Rafferty with Red

Champion Pup

Maurice Mc Dowell with Marshall

Champion Whippet

Brooke Rafferty with Millie

Reserve

Davy Best with Kelly

Champion Lurcher

Maurice Mc Dowell with Poacher

Reserve

Lisa Beggs with Cirez

Champion Terrier

Chloe Mc Keown with POPS

Reserve

Hugh Higgins with Flash

Champion Strong Dog

Jed Brady with Ben

Reserve

Declan Owens with Kelo

DWTC Perputal Cup

Hare Class

Sean Burke with Kesh

The Billy Copeland Cup

Maurice Mc Dowell with Blue.

***Overall Show Champion

Chloe Mc Keown with  POPS

Well done Chloe and many Congratulations

*** Some Racing Results

Puppy Racing

Brooke Rafferty with Lisa

Whippet Racing

Alec Savage with Murphy

Under 21

Joe Leonard with Runaway Scared

Under 23

Michelle Rafferty with Gin

Over 23

Stephanie O Connor with Bear

Bull X  Champion

Scott Brookes with Flash

Lee Brookes  2ndin Collie Class with Bobby

Mick The Miller

Michael Mc Grath with Stella

Master Mc Grath

Stephanie O Connor with Bear

Congratulations to all winners in the showing and racing and well done to all.

And Finally, may I take this opportunity to thank the judges and their ring stewards on the day for a job well done.

Whippets =  Michael Mc Grath

Lurchers =   Jonny Wilson

Terriers/ Strong Dogs = 

Raymond Crilly.  

Judging is not an easy job, but you were consistent and fair, and very successful with the end product.   

And Finally, Finally, the memories of this show will linger on with me for some time to come. The craic and the banter was good and a brilliant atmosphere all around.

None of this would have been possible without Leanne and Tom Barry and all their brilliant back up team who all worked so tirelessly to make this show so successful on the day. 

Some sleepless nights in the Barry household, but all well worth it and a real credit to Tom and Leanne and everybody involved. 

Roll on 2020 for more of the same.

 

Margaret Mc Stay

 

Edited by appleblossom
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I would like to thank all that supported this show particulary those who travelled a long distance.

The turnout was incredible and the standard of working dogs in all breeds was exceptional.Well done to all the winners as standard was very high in all breeds.Iwould like to thank my support team  of which i could not do without.Thanks to the Heak family and Margaret for her report and all the great photos she took on day.

Thanks to all the judges that give up there time to judge,lurchers Jonny Wilson terriers R Crilly Whippets Michael Mcgrath.

We all look forward to next year.

Yours in sport.Tom Barry chairman DWTC.

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