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Clonmel Show Report 2019

Posted on July 7, 2019 at 1:00 PM

The picturesque Powerstown Park provided the location for Clonmel Show, on Sunday July 7th.

An outstanding display of sheep was presented and ensured that judge on the day, Belclare and

Vendeen breeder Ciaran Coughlan, had a very difficult task finding the winners. Local Belclare

breeders Richard and John Lalor made sure that the main prizes stayed in Tipperary when

taking home both the Supreme and Reserve Championships.


The Supreme Champion honours w...

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Athlone Show Report 2019

Posted on June 24, 2019 at 12:50 AM

Exhibitors had to be as tough and resilient as the Belclare sheep themselves when attentions turned to

Athlone Show on what was a very wet and windy day.


Kicking off proceedings for the day was the hogget ram and upwards class. Tuam breeder Barry

Cunningham took the first prize in this class with his two-year-old stock ram Rathkenty Chopin, a former

All-Ireland Champion ram lamb, sired by Rathkenty Alabama. Second prize went to another Rathkenty

ram t...

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Belclare All-Ireland Show 2019

Posted on June 19, 2019 at 12:55 AM

The NSBA championships at Cillin Hill played host to the annual Belclare All-Ireland

championships. The supreme championship found its way back to Co. Roscommon with well

known breeders Declan and Joe Miley sending out a very smart hogget ewe to take the top

honours. This hogget is a daughter of Cahergal Casimiro a €2200 son of 2016 Premier Sale

Champion Rathkenty Beethoven. The Mileys had supplied the first two in the hogget ewe class,

with the second priz...

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Athenry Show Report 2019

Posted on May 28, 2019 at 7:05 AM

The 2019 Belclare show season kicked off in style at Athenry Show on the last Sunday of May, with an excellent display of sheep. Breeders were keen to get their sheep out before the Belclare All-Ireland which takes place in two weeks time and this led to some very competitive action.




In a change to normal running order it was the ewe lambs who took to the showring first. The first red rosette of t...

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Premier Sale Report 2018

Posted on August 7, 2018 at 8:05 AM

Deputy rules in Kilkenny

Knockcroghery Deputy provided Declan and Joe Miley with another Belclare Premier Sale Supreme Championship at Kilkenny Mart. Judge on the day Jim Jeffrey selected the Mileys ram as his champion ram lamb before awarding him the overall championship and the O’Dea cup. This powerful ram lamb was sired by Cahergal Casimiro who had been purchased by the Mileys at this sale twelve months earlier, and who himself is a son ...

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