|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 went to Rathkenty Caesar who had claimed the red rosette in
the first class of the day, the Aged Ram class. This massive two-year-old ram, who is a son of
Rathkenty Alabama has been in fine form this season after also claiming the All-Ireland
Championship Aged Ram title. Second prize in this class went to another of the Lalors
homebred stock rams in Rathkenty Calypso, a two-year-old son of Rathkenty Beethoven, while
third place went to Cork breeder Michael Gottstein with his two-year-old ram Cahergal Cassidy
another son of Rathkenty Beethoven.
The Lalor brothers Reserve Champion came in the shape of their Hogget Ram winner
Rathkenty Dansili, an April 2018 born son of the Supreme Champion Rathkenty Caesar. This
powerful ram is another ram who has been in winning form this season having also taken his
class at Athenry Show, and is sure to be very popular at the Belclare Premier Sale in just over
four weeks time. Second prize in the Hogget class went to Michael Gottsteins homebred
Coolkellure D-Man a son of Coolkellure Commandeur, with third place going to Richard and
John Lalors Rathkenty Debussey a son of Rathkenty Alabama.
The Lalor brothers also supplied the first two prize winners in the Hogget ewe class. The red
rosette went to Rathkenty Dolly a triplet born daughter of Rathkenty Chopin and granddaughter
of Rathkenty Alabama, while the blue rosette went to Rathkenty Duchess a daughter of
Rathkenty Alabama. The third place in this class went the way of Liam Delaney, with a smart
daughter of Alloon Colter.
The final winner of the day for the Rathkenty flock came in the ewe lamb class. Their winner in
this class came with a tight skinned January born daughter of Rathkenty Alabama. Second
place in this class went to Liam Delaney with a daughter of Alloon Colter while third place went
to Michael Gottsteins daughter of Cahergal Cassidy.
Liam Delaneys Coolgarragh flock went one place better in the ram lamb class when he sent out
Coolgarragh Eanna a very well grown son of Alloon Colter, and grandson of Alloon Bernie to
win. This triplet born ram is another ram exhibited today that is sure to prove in demand at the
Belclare Premier Sale. Michael Gottstein sent out the second placed ram lamb, Coolkellure
Eaton another triplet born ram, who is a son of Cahergal Cassidy, while Richard and John Lalor
provided the third prize winner Rathkenty Excalibur a son of Rathkenty Cheetah.
The journey back to Cork was made a lot shorter for Michael Gottstein when he claimed the red
rosette in the Aged ewe class with a powerful three-year-old ewe. Richard and John Lalor took
the second prize with a two-year-old daughter of Rathkenty Alabama, and Liam Delaney took
the third prize rosette with another three-year-old ewe.