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CARLOW LURCHER,TERRIER,WHIPPET CLUB DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY AT BARKERPARK OLD LEIGHLIN, CARLOW THIS SUNDAY 21.8.22By appleblossom
THIS SUNDAY 21 8.22
CARLOW LURCHER,TERRIER,WHIPPET CLUB DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY AT BARKERPARK OLD LEIGHLIN, CARLOW THIS SUNDAY 21.8.22
FOR YOUR SAT NAVS : R93 E361
Gate open at 9.30 Am.
Registration and measuring at 11am
All Dog must be Muzzled when racing
Entry €5 per person
Entry €5 per dog
21th August 22 at Barkerpark Old Leighlin eircode R93 E361. The field is after the house on the left.
There will be a sign to show where the field is.
. Trophy, Rosette and a bag of nuts for each RACE class .
Hairy Under 24
Hairy over 24
2. Russell type D/B
3. Patterdale typeD/B
4. Border D/B
5. Lakeland type D/B
6. Any crossbreed D/B
7. Working D/B
2. WHIPPET DOG
3. WHIPPET BITCH
4. WORKING D/B
5. RACING D/B
2.UNDER 24 SMOOTH D/B
3.UNDER 24 ROUGH D/B
4.OVER 24 SMOOTH D/B
5. OVER 24 ROUGH D/B
6. BULL CROSS D/B
7. COLLIE CROSS D/B
3. XL BULLY
4. STANDARD/ POCKET BULLY
5. WHEATON D/B
6. OLDE ENGLISHBULL
7. ANY CROSSBREED
Puppy champion also
Margaret Mc Stay
SHOWING CLASSES FOR THE TALLY HO DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY ON SATURDAY 27th AUGUST 22 AT NUTTS CORNER. 6 shares Like Comment ShareBy appleblossom
SHOWING CLASSES FOR THE TALLY HO DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY ON SATURDAY 27th AUGUST 22 AT NUTTS CORNER. Margaret Mc Stay
3 NEXT SHOWS ON MY HORIZON 1/CARLOW LURCHER,TERRIER,WHIPPET AND STRONG DOG SUNDAY 21 AUGUST 22 2/ TALLYHO LURCHER, TERRIER, WHIPPET AND STRONG DOG, DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY AT NUTTS CORNER, CO ANTRIM SATURDAY 27th AUGUST 22 3/ TALLY HO WHIPPET SHOW ONLY SUNDAY 28th AUGUST AT NUTTS CORNER , CO ANTRIM . Margaret Mc Stay
4 More Sleeps
***HI HOO,HIGH HOO**
ITS OFF WE GO TO THE
MAN – O – WAR DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY THIS SUNDAY 14th AUGUST 22
VENUE : (FIELD OPPOSITE CLAY LAKE ON THE KEADY / CASTLEBLANEY ROAD)
FOR YOUR SAT NAVS:
RACING WILL BE BEFORE SHOWING
GATE OPENS AT 9.30AM
***Racing entries will be taken from 10.00am, with first Race commencing at 11.30am. This is the Best Racing up hill course in the Country.
Showing will start after the Racing is finished.
ELITE UNDER 23 “
LURCHER UNDER 23”
UNDER 24” HAIRY
OVER 24” MASTER Mc GRATH QUALIFER
HAIRY DOGS MICK THE MILLER QUALIFER
HEAVY BULL X
PUPPY ( IF ENOUGH INTEREST )
4)Working whippet dog/bitch
2)smooth under 23”
3)rough under 23”
4)smooth over 23”
5)rough over 23”
7)collie cross lurcher
Bull x Ring
1)bull x pup
2)heavy bull x dog
3)heavy bull x bitch
4)working bull x dog/bitch
5)light bull x bitch
6)light bull x dog
Strong Dog Ring
7)English bull terrier
7) British bulldog
8)exotic micro bully
There will also be children, men and women handling classes..
***NOW DON’T YOU FORGET NOW, ALWAYS A TOP CLASS SHOW AND A GREAT FAMILY DAY OUT***
Margaret Mc Stay
Field of Dreams Schooling Track Maghera, Mid and East Antrim Dog Show and Race Day Sunday 7th August 22By appleblossom
Field of Dreams Schooling Track Maghera, Mid and East Antrim Dog Show and Race Day Sunday 7th August 22
The Field Of Dreams Schooling Track is an up to date, well designed, and well established family business, run and owned by the Hurley family. Set in the leafy, picturesque Maghera countryside, this Schooling Track has progressed from strength to strength over the past years. The Hurley family pride themselves on the health and wellbeing of all dogs right through to they hit the race track. The track has schooled and raced Classic Winners, Track Record Breakers, Derby Trial Stake Winners, Open Class Runners, and English Derby Runners. This was the venue for the Mid and East Antrim Charity dog show Sunday 7th August 22.
Sundays show was to be a very special day for the Hurley Family, but tinged with very much sadness as this show was in memory of the late Joseph Hurley a very dear son, father and brother and a very treasured member of the family. Josephs heart was in the Field of Dreams and along with his father Joe senior, made this schooling track the success it is today.
As this show was organised by Chontelle Mc Meekan and Mark Mc Callion, very special friends of the late Joseph, I am sure Joseph was looking down on them on the day and had an input and contributed to the success of the show.
From early morning, cars and trailers arrived from North and South of the border, with families and dogs in tow. There was a Burger Bar, a Country Sports Stand, and Barry Kelly of Drom Aluinn Kennells was there all day with his wonderful Dog Agility and Athletics training, and ran competitions all day along side the show.
As the show progressed, so did the banter and the craic. It was nice to meet up with so many regular show goers, and all out to support the Hurley family on the day. And that they done with a giving heart. Morris Thomas Mc Dowell arrived as usual with his doggie Hotel on wheels. Well I had the pleasure of been given a tour inside this wagon on Sunday, and surely I was not disappointed. Not only is there every comfort including comfort lighting for the dogs, but also full living accommodation. I was so impressed by this set up, a credit to you Morris and thank you for the tour. No matter how many shows I have went to over the many years, and there have been many, I still meet and make new friends every day and all such lovely people. Canine people have hearts of gold. What a lovely job this is.
The weather was glorious with sunshine all day. The show started at approx 12.00 noon with racing first.
Here are the Racing and Showing Results From the Pen of Chontelle Mc Meekan
Patsy McCoy with Dallas
Reserve Lynzi Gardiner Magill with Boris
Rose McCoy with Texas
Reserve Kirsty Harpur with Dash
Lynzi Gardiner Magill with Briar
Reserve Colin Tucker with Fletcher
Michael McGrath with Wexford
Reserve Cliona Owens with king
Keelan with Penny
Reserve Darren with Trigger
Lee Brooks with Milo
Reserve Rose McCoy with Aria
Joyce Scott with Mable
Conor with Shaq
Sean Burke with Jack
Lisa Beggs with Prydz
Michael McGrath with Bop
Reserve Errol Gardiner with Chase
John Reid with Axel
Jed Donagh with Rooke
James Mullen with Max
Suzanne Addis with Willow
Steven Maxwell with Stig
Richard O Callaghan with Sabatoot
Champion Strong Dog
Jamie Stafford with Zena
Davy Hanna with Bell
Joe Hurley Memorial Puppy Shield
Gareth Barnett with Hunter
The Christopher Hurley Memorial Adult Shield
Tracy Taggart with Zena
John Reid with Axel
Congratulations to all the Champions. Result sheet mislaid.
A Big Congratulations to all above winners.
And Finally I always save the best to last. A big thank you to the hosts of the show, Chontelle Mc Meekan, Mark Mc Callion, their assistant manager and little helper Mason Thompson and their brilliant band of helpers. Chontelle and Mark you pulled out all the stops on the day and produced a top class show. Well done, and a credit to all involved.
And now I come to the saddest part of the day and what this show was for and about. It is very hard to write on paper, how I feel in my heart. It was so lovely to see Joe Hurley senior and his family there so soon after the death of a dear son, brother and father Joseph.
I spoke at length to Joe Hurley himself on Sunday and it would bring a tear to a stone to see the grief in the eyes of that man. Joe told me that 3 years to the day his first son Christopher died and 3 months to the day his son Joseph died. It is hard to explain how broken hearted this father is, as Joe said in his own words, he has lost everything he has worked for all his life. Instantly, one could see a fathers grief and love come together at that moment.
On a brighter note, it was nice to se Joe Hurley present the winners with the memorial shields with great pride and honour for his late sons Christopher and Joseph. In the middle of your grief, it was nice to see the Hurley Family young and old, come out in strength to support this great cause.
Again, thank you Chontelle Mc Meekan and Mark Mc Callion for a great show and on top of that you raised a wapping £3296 for the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust. This will bring comfort and benefit to some broken hearted family needing help in their hour of need. Well done Chontelle and Mark, Joseph would be very proud of you.
To we meet again in happier times, God bless, and to the Hurley Family may you find happiness and peace of mind on the road ahead.
“Perhaps my time seemed all to brief
Do not lengthen it now with untold grief
Lift up your hearts my Canine friends
God wanted me now, he set me free”
Margaret Mc Stay