All Ireland title win for Wedderlie-bred bull

Overall championship
5 September 2016

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Wedderlie Blackbox J935 rounded off his 2016 show season in some style at the season-ending All-Ireland Aberdeen-Angus championships, sponsored by Univet, claiming the overall supreme championship under judge Alan Morrison.

Senior and overall champion Wedder Lie Black Box

This seven-year old bull, exhibited by Albert and Jennifer DeCogan, Killamuckey, Castlemartyr, Co. Cork and purchased in Stirling from the Tilson family, was praised by judge Alan Morrison of the Drummeer herd, Maguiresbridge, for being “exceptional for his years”. Adding his thoughts, Mr Morrison said: “This bull moves well for his age, he has great body capacity, plates, second thigh and spring of rib. Even for seven years old, he has a lot of work still in him.”

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Blackbox has taken multiple high profile wins on the Irish show circuit this season including the supreme championship at the National Livestock Show, Tullamore just last month. He is sired by Abberton Mr Bionic G441 and stands as the senior stock sire at the 60-cow Mogeely Aberdeen-Angus herd for the DeCogan pair.

Res Senior and Res overall champion Birches Lady Heather

Taking reserve supreme championship honours was the senior cow, Birches Lady Heather M026 exhibited by the Matchett family of Nigel, Gail, Sam and Sarah, Portadown, Co. Armagh. This one is sired by Irish-bred stock bull Carrigroe Fred and was shown with a Beryl Jamey Spring born heifer calf at foot.

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Commenting on his reserve champion, Mr Morrison said: “This cow is another fine example of the breed, showing great body capacity and depth, but still remaining feminine throughout.”

Lady Heather is no stranger to success in the show ring, having previously won the Ulster Provincial Trophy and taken a red ticket at Balmoral, both in the summer of 2014.

In the junior championship it was the young bull calf Goulding Proud Boy exhibited by Matthew and Rita Goulding, Ballyduff, Tralee, Co. Kerry, who emerged as the overall junior champion.

Junior Champion Goulding Proud Boy

This one was born in February 2016 and at just seven months of age has already compiled an impressive haul of prizes this summer, including the reserve supreme championship at the National Livestock Show, Tullamore, last month. This bull calf is sired by Oakchurch Dirk N131 and is out of Goulding Pamela.

Taking the reserve junior championship was Bunlahy Ninja Warrior exhibited by Gerard and Helen Reynolds, Ballinalee, Co. Longford. Born in March 2016, this one is by the popular AI sire Bunlahy John G and is out of a Jeremy Eric of Bridgefoot daughter.

Later in the day the Aberdeen-Angus breed celebrated success under judge John Lynch, by winning the 'Battle of the Breeds' interbreed group competition. Leading the group win was the breed champion Wedderlie Blackbox from the De Cogan family alongside the reserve breed champion Birches Lady Heather from the Matchett family, as well as Knockadrinan Blackbird P599, from Albert and Jennifer De Cogam, and the junior and reserve junior champions, Goulding Proud Boy from Matthew and Rita Goulding and Bunlahy Ninja Warrior exhibited by Gerard and Helen Reynolds, with Leo McEnroe at the halter. 

interbreed winning group

Class Results:

Senior Stockperson (open to boys and girls aged between 17 and 25)

Senior stockperson Sean McEnroe

1, Sean McEnroe, Liss, Oldcastle, Co. Meath

2, Jack Goulding, Ballyduff, Tralee, Co. Kerry

Junior Stockperson (open to boys and girls under the age of 17)

Junior stockperson Conor Craig

1, Conor Craig, Coolarty, Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford

2, John Smyth, Liss, Oldcastle, Co. Meath

3, Sam Matchett, Portadown, Co. Armagh

Bull born before 1st September 2014

1, Albert DeCogan’s Wedderlie Blackbox J935, by Abberton Mr Bionic G441

2, John McEnroe’s Mogeely Lord Harrow M191, by Wedderlie Blackbox J935

3, John McEnroe’s Liss Marty P417, by The Moss Ethelorance L132

4, Leo McEnroe’s Lisduff Red Pat R278, by Flodden Red Beau Laddy K573

Bull born between 1st September 2014 and before 31st August 2015

1, Gerard and Helen Reynolds’ Bunlahy Minto Jimmy, by Bunlahy John G

2, S and S Matchett’s Birches Lord Heath R693, by Beryl Jamey

3, S J Smyth’s Bessiebell Ewan R641, by Cloghogue Evolution

4, S and S Matchett’s Birches Lord Jose R833, by Carrigroe Fred

5, Albert DeCogan’s Mogeely Lord Hock P342, by Rosemead Karona J957

Bull born between 1st September 2015 and before 31st December 2015

Westellan Paulie

1, John and Kate Tait’s Westellen Paulie R780, by Cheeklaw Eirwyn D165

2, John McEnroe’s Liss Bartle R560, by HF Rebel 53Y

3, John and Kate Tait’s Westellen Dazz R787, by Bosullow Elmark G209

4, John Brady’s Lisnafanna Dallas R030, by Bunlahy John G

5, Bernard Kerins’ Kerins Mackemi, by Owenmore Kit 

Bull born between 1st January 2016 and 31st March 2016

1, Matthew Goulding’s Goulding Proud Boy, by Oakchurch Dirk N131

2, Gerard and Helen Reynolds’ Bunlahy Ninja Warrior, by Bunlahy John G

3, William Jones’ Creagh Nigel, by Netherton Americano M703

Cow with calf at foot born before 1st September 2013

1, S and S Matchett’s Birches Lady Heather M026, by Carrigroe Fred

2, Iain Colville’s Arms Jackie Erica J508, by Netherallan Paul Pershore E053

3, Adrian Parke’s Mogeely Lady Hilda N241, by Jerusalem Walk-On K180

4, W and D Jones’ Creagh Petal Catherine M052, by Aynho Rossiter Eric B125

5, John McEnroe’s Liss Biluri J044, by Mosston Muir Lord Ringo F138

Cow with calf at foot born after 1st September 2013

Liss Minree

1, John McEnroe’s Liss Minree M415, by The Moss Ethelorance L132

Heifer born between 1st September 2013 and 28th February 2014

Mogeely Miylo

1, Albert DeCogan’s Mogeely Miylo P291, by Rosemead Karona J957

2, Eustace Burke’s Clontead Prelude N156, by Goulding Extra

Heifer born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015

Knockadrian Blackbird

1, Albert DeCogan’s Knockadrinan Blackbird P599, by Nightingale Dunbar

2, Matthew Goulding’s Goulding Majestic Patriot, by Abberton Eminem M285

3, Anthony Scanlon’s Owenmore Mella, by Owenmore Kit

4, John McEnroe’s Liss Miylo R498, by Carrington Park Time On B7 

Heifer born between 1st September 2015 and 31st December 2015

Goulding Missie 714

1, Matthew Goulding’s Goulding Missie 714, by Clara Keynote

2, Conor Craig and Amanda Bogan’s Millbawn Laura R218, by Ardrossan Admiral A2

3, Joe Kelly’s Glostermin Lady Hazel R010, by Friarstown Ideal Pete K202

4, John and Kate Tait’s Westellen Paula R782, by Cheeklaw Eirwyn D165

5, John McEnroe’s Liss Duchess R570, by HF Rebel 53Y

Heifer born between 1st January 2016 and 31st March 2016

Liss Myrlo

1, John McEnroe’s Liss Myrlo S600, by The Moss Black Angus M150

2, Fintan McKeown’s Home Farm Ebony Stunner S087, by Rosemead Karona J957

3, Adrian Parke’s Coolermoney Lady Hilda S574, by Steil Hero 202

4, Conor Craig and Amanda Bogan’s Millbawn Nancy, Cudlobe Millenium 12M

5, Adrian Parke’s Coolermoney Frances S585, by The Moss Mr Eshton D409 

Bull or heifer born after 1st April 2016

1, Iain Colville’s Glen Cowie Jackie Erica, by Scotsmill Enigma L073

2, Pat and Finbarr Cahill’s Shankill Miner, by Eastfield Black Buddy K155

3, Conor Craig and Amanda Bogan’s Millbawn Narnia, by Ankonian Elixir

4, S J Smyth’s Bessiebell Victoria S685, by Carrigroe Fred

5, John McEnroe’s Liss Minree S626, by Mogeely Lord Harrow M191

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