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Results: ‘I had nine videos playing on my screen at once’ – judge of Online Irish Moiled Show

In this article on www.thatsfarming.com, Sally Crowe, provides us with some commentary on the International Online Irish Moiled Virtual Show, that she judged, which you can read about in this news article.

Over 100 entries, which breaks down into 318 photos, 112 videos, and countless WhatsApp messages later, we have a worthy champion in Burren Princess Pandora.

It was a close-run battle in the last two days of the show between Princess Pandora and Casper.

They are both fantastic cattle with loads of breed character and turned out to perfection. They are a credit to their owners and breeders.

It has been a privilege to be asked to judge the online show and a huge amount of work behind the scenes.

I think online is the only way we would ever be able to judge so many of the best cattle from each constituency against each other in one show.

And for a rare breed to have over 100 cattle take part in one show is fantastic.

The non-haltered senior cow class stood out for me, not just for the sheer number of entries, 22 this year, but also for the standard of cattle.

You did not make my job very easy at all. To pick the top six cattle took a long time and a lot of going backwards and forwards between videos of each cow.

I think I had nine videos playing on my screen at once to try to compare and pick my top six.

Glassdrummond Cherry 116 (M1) was a standout for me from the start, in class 7A and in the show.

I really liked her from the minute her first photo came through. She is a lovely correct cow, who shows herself well, even in her working clothes.

A special mention must go to our two young handlers, Olivia Haywood, and Dermot McGeady Jr.

To put yourself forward to be judged at such a young age takes courage.

Keep practising, keep turning up and keep enjoying yourselves. Hopefully, you will both get out to shows where you can chat with folk and pick up more tips and tricks.

I hope you both have a long future ahead of you with the Moillies.

I believe it was Dermot and his father’s first time showing, so well done to both of you. Dermot Snr was reserve champion novice with Drinh Cu Chalian, so you guys had a great day.

Champion in the novice section went to Robert McKelvey with Beauty Hill Jamison.

It was also Ruth Mulvaney’s first show. I think I gave poor Ruth a fright asking her to get a new video of her heifer walking, with a pretty short deadline. Well done on pulling it together Ruth.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter, especially new members and our two young members; the standard of cattle entered was outstanding.

Results of the Haltered Section

Cow class

  • Burren Princess Pandora – N & M Moilies
  • Clandeboye Louella – William Edwards
  • Ravelglen Dolly – Brian O’Kane

Senior bull class

  • Woodbine Casper – Brian O’Kane

Intermediate Heifer class

  • Curraghnakeely Sylvia 0563 – Nigel Edwards
  • 2nd Ravelglen Ramona 2nd – Brian O’Kane
  • 3rd Curraghnakeely Cherry 0573 – Nigel Edwards

Junior Heifer class

  • 1st. Curraghnakeely Bluebell 0618 – N & M Moilies
  • Curraghnakeely Cherry 0616 – N & M Moilies
  • Shanrahan Aisling – Eimer McGrath

Junior bull class

  • Glassdrummond Bluebird 2561 – N & M Moilies

Heifer calf class

  • Burren Royal Pandora – N & M Moilies
  • Ravelglen Ramona 422 – Brian O’Kane
  • Ballyreagh Lily 6783 – William Edwards

Bull calf class

  • Curraghnakeely Crecendo – Nigel Edwards
  • Ravelglen Owney 2 – Brian O’Kane

Results of the Non-Haltered Section

Cow class

  • Glassdrummond Cherry 116 (M1) – Sam Smiley
  • Curraghankeely Penny-Lee 0557 – Nigel Edwards
  • Glassdrummond Cherry 112 – Sam Smiley

Senior bull class

  • 1st. Curraghankeely Masterpiece – Sam Smiley
  • 2nd. Beauthy Hill Jameson – Robert McKelvey
  • 3rd. Ballyknock Toro – William Edwards

Intermediate Heifer class

  • Curraghankeely Bluebell 0581 – Nigel Edwards
  • Glassdrummond Cherry 122 – Sam Smiley
  • Tullyarden Bernie – Dermot McGeady

Intermediate Bull class

  • Croaghorm Limited Edition – William Halligan

Junior heifer class

  • 1st. Curraghnakeely Sylvia 0594 – Nigel Edwards
  • 2nd. Curraghnakeely Cherry 0617 – Nigel Edwards
  • 3rd. Glassdrummond Cherry 130 – Sam Smiley

Junior Bull class

  • Dring Cu Chulain – Dermot McGeady
  • 2nd. Glassdrummond Magician – R + M Garrett

Heifer calf class

  • Curraghnakeely Peenylee 0625 – Nigel Edwards
  • 2nd Glassdrummond Cherry 133 – Sam Smiley
  • Summerville Templecoran – R + M Garrett

Bull calf class

  • 1st Cuuraghnakeely Casemiro – Nigel Edwards
  • 2nd Curraghnakeely Cyb – Nigel Edwards
  • Sommerville Teeshan – M + R Garrett

Sale

Next on the Irish Moiled Calender is the H & H  Autumn Magnificent Moilie Online Timed auction will be taking place online through auctioneers Harrison and Hetherington from Tues, September 26th, 2023, concluding Thur, September 28th.

For anyone wanting to find out more about the sale or wishing to register to bid, please contact the breed secretary at ++44 7842185008 or email – [email protected]

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