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NSBA Championships – Kilkenny

This year the Championships of the National Sheep Breeders Association of Ireland, saw 11 sections of sheep judged at the weekend at Cillin Hill Mart at Kilkenny.

The Interbreed competition, held for the first time, turned a good days showing into a great one for the O’Keeffe family when they took Champion and Reserve with their Texel and Suffolk gimmers.

Below are pictured the breed Champions, but for LOTS, lots more photos of prize winners and from around the show, take a look at the gallery in the Photo Sales section of the website…click HERE.

Interbreed Champion Arthur and Patrick O’Keeffe’s Texel gimmer GAF1802254
Reserve Interbreed winner from the same home, the Suffolk gimmer
Belclare Champion, a gimmer from Mark Declan and Joe Miley
Reserve Belclare, a shearling ram also from Mark Declan and Joe Miley
Blue Texel Champion from Francis and Jennifer Donohoe
Reserve Blue Texel from Padraig Meares
Commercial Champion, a crossbred gimmer from Dwayne Sheils
Reserve Commercial was Chris Johnstons ewe lamb
Charollais Champion, a gimmer from Allen Richard
Reserve Charollais Champion, a senior ewe from James Walsh
Male Champion was a tup lamb from EP O’Gorman
Reserve Male Charollais Champion from Michael Walsh
Hampshire Down Champion from Alymer Power
Reserve Hampshire Down from Michael Gottstein
In the classes for the newly formed Irish Suffolk Sheep Society, Pat Rossiter took Champion with his Shearling Ram
Jimmy Rooney was reserve with his tup lamb
Jacob Champion
Reserve Champion Jacob
Reserve Champion Suffolk was a tup lamb from Arthur and Patrick O’Keefe
Reserve Champion Texel was a ewe lamb from John Kidd and John Neville
Male Champion, TJ Duffy’s tup lamb
Reserve Male Champion from Anthony Donnelly
Vendeen Champion Ciaran Coughlans tup
Reserve Vendeen was a gimmer from Cheryl O’Brien

To see the full gallery from the day…click HERE

To see the full gallery of photographs from the show…click HERE

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