Belclare Sheep



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 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.

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