Tullamore Show provided the setting for the (ROI) IMCS national and judging the Irish Moiled classes was Paul Boal, well-known judge, and classifier for IHFA.
Six-year-old Ravelglen Rocky, the current stock bull at Killua Castle was crowned overall supreme breed champion.
Ravelglen Rocky is no stranger to the show ring and has a remarkable showing career with a large number of red rosettes and championships awarded to him over the years. Sire Glenmaquin Blossom – Dam Ravelgeln Aggie shown by Anthony Gilsenan, Co. Meath (bred by Brian O’Kane, Martinstown).
Reserve champion went to a young cow Beechmount Lizzie 2 owned by Joe Boyce from Co. Limerick (bred by Robert Boyle, Millisle) sire Curraghnakeely Masterpiece – dam Knowehead Liz shown by Joe’s son Shane Boyce who was awarded the N & M Irish Moilie Cup.
This was presented on the day by Brian O’Kane IMCS director, to best-improved novice breeder winning the most show points at agricultural shows during 2023.
Special mention to John Gileesan and his daughters Anna Rose and Shauna from Co. Tipperary on their first outing showing Irish Moileds who won the calf class with their bull calf Whitehall Rocky, by Atlantic High Tide and dam, Woodbine Joy.
The judge commented:
“Unfortunately, numbers were small in the Moilies. My overall champion was a six-year-old bull, Ravelglen Rocky, strong through his chest and fore rib, walking on excellent legs and feet.”
“The reserve champion was first calved heifer Beechmount Lizzie, a lovely young cow, strong top line, deep body, full of breed character with an excellent udder, full of milk.”
“The calf placed first place was very well developed for its age, turned out very professionally and had the advantage over the second place calf in being stronger in the chest and top line, it also had better locomotion, particularly in the hinds legs.”
Phenomenal interest in breed
A spokesperson for the society added: “The Irish Moiled Cattle Society would like to thank the organisers of Tullamore Show for once again hosting Irish Moiled classes.”
“Tullamore Show is one of the best shows for showcasing Irish Moileds. The interest from farmers attending the show to find out and hear more about the breed is phenomenal.”
“Thank you to Paul Boal for judging the classes and finally to the Irish Moiled breeders who entered, the feedback was ‘while numbers were small the standard was as good as ever’.”
Anyone wanting to purchase or find out more about the Irish Moileds please visit the IMCS website and Facebook page for more updates on the breed.
Male or Female calf born after 01/01/2023
- 1st – Whitehall Rocky – John Gleesan
- 2nd – Rockhill Pandora- Joe Boyce
Irish Moiled bull born on/before 31/12/2021
- 1st – Ravelglen Rocky-Anthony Gilsenan (Killua Castle)
Irish Moiled Cow in Calf or with calf at foot
- 1st – Beechmount Lizzie 2- Joe Boyce
- 2nd – Ravelglen Sarah-Anthony Gilsenan (Killua Castle)
- Overall Champion – Ravelglen Rocky
- Overall Reserve Champion- Beechmount Lizzie 2
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