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All-Ireland Aberdeen Angus finals moved from Cloone Show

Cloone Show will not host the All-Ireland Aberdeen Angus finals this Monday (August 7th, 2023) as initially planned, it has been confirmed this evening (Saturday, August 5th, 2023).

The Irish Aberdeen Angus Association issued a statement shortly after 6 pm to confirm the new arrangements.

A statement, from a spokesperson for the breed association said:

“Due to a massive entry of over 100 head and due to continuous rainfall in the past 24 hours, the Irish Aberdeen Angus Association has had to make the hard decision to move the All-Ireland finals from Cloone Show.”

“The finals will still go ahead this bank holiday Monday, but at the new location of the Midland & Western Showgrounds in Carrick-on-Shannon,” the spokesperson added.

Classes as follows: 

Sponsored by Univet Ireland Ltd., Cootehill, Co Cavan

  • The All Ireland Champion will receive €250 and Veterinary Products sponsored by Univet Ireland Ltd, and the ALL IRELAND PERPETUAL TROPHY.
  • Reserve All Ireland Champion will receive €130 and Veterinary Products sponsored by Univet, and Rosette.
  • Senior Champion to receive Perpetual Trophy and Rosette presented in memory of the late Mrs S.W. Henderson.
  • Junior Champion to receive Perpetual Trophy and Rosette presented in memory of the late Mr Larry Crawford.

PRIZES IN EACH CLASS ARE:

  • 1st   –    €120 plus veterinary products
  • 2nd  –    € 80  plus veterinary products
  • 3rd   –    € 40 plus veterinary products
  • 4th  –     € 20 plus veterinary products

All competing animals must be registered in the herd book of the Irish Aberdeen Angus Association or the herd book of the Irish Angus Cattle Society.

All young stockperson entrants must have competed in a YDP workshop during the summer of 2023 and be signed up as a junior member of the Association.

Junior membership for all competing young stock people will be free of charge for the first year.

Senior Stockperson.  Aberdeen Angus animal to be shown by a person who has reached 17 years of age and is not over 25 on the 1/1/23

Entry Fee €5. Prizes 1st €50 2nd €30 3rd €25 4th €20

Junior Stockperson.  Aberdeen Angus animal to be shown by a person who has not reached 17 years of age on the 1/1/23

Prizes 1st €50 2nd €30 3rd €25 4th €20

  • Class 80 – Pedigree Aberdeen Angus bull born before 1st September 2021           
  • Class 81 – Pedigree Aberdeen Angus Bull born between 1st September 2021 and 31st July 2022
  • Class 82 – Pedigree Aberdeen Angus Bull born between 1st August 2022 and 31st December 2022
  • Class 83 – Pedigree Aberdeen Angus Bull born between 1st January 2023 and 31st March 2023
  • Class 84 – Pedigree Aberdeen Angus Cow with her calf at foot born before 1st September 2020
  • Class 85 – Pedigree Aberdeen Angus Cow with her calf at foot born on or after 1st September 2020
  • Class 86 – Pedigree Aberdeen Angus Heifer born between 1st January 2021 and 31st December 2021
  • Class 87 – Pedigree Aberdeen Angus Heifer born between 1st January 2022 and 31st July 2022
  • Class 88 – Pedigree Aberdeen Angus Heifer born between 1st August 2022 and 31st of Dec 2022
  • Class 89 – Pedigree Aberdeen Angus Heifer born between 1st January 2023 and 31st March 2023
  • Class 90 – Pedigree Aberdeen Angus Bull or Heifer born on or after 1st April 2023
  • Class 91  – Best Matching Pair of Pedigree Aberdeen Angus Animals shown from one exhibitor

Please note:

Classes 3 and 9 will be split into two if the numbers entered exceed 10.

Class 11 will be split into male and female if numbers are sufficient.

Winners from classes 1 and 5 will compete for the Senior championship.

Winners from classes, 2, 6, 7 and 8 will compete for the intermediate championship.

Winners from classes 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11 will compete for the junior championship.

Champion from each section, and reserve if called on by the judge, will then compete for the supreme championship.

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