Belclare Sheep



Mullingar Show Report 2019

Posted on July 14, 2019 at 11:50 AM

Attentions turned to Mullingar on the second weekend of July for Belclare breeders, with many breeders

presenting rams for the final time before they will be offered at the Premier Sale in just over three weeks


Supreme Champion on the day was awarded to Rathkenty Dolly a hogget ewe who had defeated a

strong class in the hogget ewe and upwards class. Richard and John Lalors homebred daughter of

Rathkenty Chopin and granddaughter of Rathkenty Alabama was winning for the second Sunday in a

row after taking her class at Clonmel last weekend. Liam and Eoin Dunne had supplied the second prize

winner in the hogget and upwards class with a powerful three-year-old ewe, while the third prize went to

Richard and John Lalor with a hogget ewe sired by Rathkenty Alabama.

The Lalor brothers got their day off to a successful start when providing the one two in the first class the

Hogget ram and Upwards class. First prize went to Rathkenty Calypso a two-year-old son of Rathkenty

Beethoven, who was winning for the third consecutive year having taken this class as a hogget ram, as

well as winning here as a ram lamb. Second prize went to another homebred ram of the Lalors

Rathkenty Caesar a two-year-old son of Rathkenty Alabama. Co Kildare breeder John Murphy got on the

scoresheet for the day when sending out the only hogget ram in the class Rathkenty Diamond a son of

Rathkenty Alabama to take the third-place rosette. This ram will be offered for sale at this years Premier


John Murphy then sent out the winner of the second class of the day, the Ram Lamb class, with

Nicholastown Eammon a son of Rathkenty Calypso. This well grown January lamb saw off a competitive

class, and will no doubt have plenty of admirers at the Premier Sale next month. Second prize went to

Athenry and Athlone show winner Tubber Eoin a son of Violethill Derek from Liam and Eoin Dunnes

flock, while the third prize went to Rathkenty Einstein a son of Rathkenty Alabama from the flock of

Richard and John Lalor.

There was a popular local success in the final class of the day when Eunan and Mark Bannon provided

the winner. Their winning ewe lamb is a daughter of Slanemore Hill Champ, a son of Kilmeany Achilles

and was making her first appearance in the show ring. Second place went to Richard and John Lalor

with a daughter of Rathkenty Alabama while third place went to Liam and Eoin Dunne with a daughter of

Cahergal Carly.

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