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All Ireland Texel Championships

Scotland’s Robbie Wilson, of the Milnbank flock, was in charge of selecting the winners at the 2015 Texel Growvite All Ireland Championships, held at Bellurgan Park, Dundalk, Co Louth, at the weekend.

From a record entry of 225 pedigree Texels, he chose a gimmer (DEE13042) from D and E McManamon, Newport, Co Mayo, as his overall champion. She is sired by Scholars Twenty Twelve and out of a Teiglum ewe by Strathbogie Stifler.

Reserve overall went to Mark Noble of Co Longford, with a daughter of Anglezarke Uno (XNI15022), which earlier won the senior ewe lamb class.

Mark Noble also secured the male championship, with the ram lamb XNI15032, an Anglezarke Uno son, while the reserve male title went to Jonathon Higgins of Co Sligo, with his winner of the novice ram lamb class, HGE15013, by Milnbank Valdron.

Below are the pictures of the main prizewinners – to view the full selection of photographs taken at the event, see our Photo Sales section.


Overall champion, D and E McManamon’s gimmer, DEE13042


Reserve overall, Mark Noble’s ewe lamb, XNI15022


Male champion, Mark Noble’s ram lamb, XNI15032


Reserve male champion, Jonathon Higgins’ ram lamb, HGE15013


Winner of the senior ram class, Anne Murphy’s Oberstown Tuff


Best aged ewe, A and P O’Keeffe’s DJV1201433


Shearling ram winner, Mary Gallagher’s RWE14031


Winner of the junior ram lamb class, Jimmy Garrivan’s GBE15062


Best in the junior ewe lamb class, Mark Noble’s XNI15035


Winning novice ewe lamb, B and P Hanley’s BHF15007

Plenty more pics are available to view in our Photo Sales section…


Championship presentation







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