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16 September 2019

The Connaught/Leinster Aberdeen-Angus Club held its annual herds competition over the weekend. This year’s competition was judged by Jim Borland from Kelso in the Sottish Borders with Mr. Gerry Smyth, Managing Director of Angus Beef Ireland on hand for the presentation of prizes yesterday. Well done to everyone who took part this year and the full results are listed below:

Small Herd:

1, Bernard Kerins’ Kerins Herd

2, Dermot Lynch & Josephine Byrne’s Tomriland Herd

3, John Brady’s Lisnafanna Herd

Medium Herd:

1, Conor Craig & Amanda Bogan’s Millbawn Herd

2, Felicity McGrath’s Gortnalon Herd

3, Louis Byrne’s Tomriland Herd

Large Herd:

1, Malachy Tighe’s Tara Herd

2, Donal Spring’s Aughnamona Herd

3, John McEnroe’s Liss Herd

Best Senior Bull Calf: Pat Cahill

Best Junior Bull Calf: Malachy Tighe

Best Senior Heifer Calf: Bernard Kerins

Best Junior Heifer Calf: John McEnroe

Best Cow Family: Bernard Kerins

Best Stock Bull: Pat Cahill

Photos of each of the winners are included below. For more photography from the awards evening; please visit the Irish Aberdeen-Angus Association social media channels.

Michael Smith receiving the Best Small Herd prize on behalf of Bernard Kerins from judge, Jim Borland and sponsor, Gerry Smyth. Bernard also won the best cow family and best senior heifer calf prize.

Conor Craig receiving the Best Medium Herd prize from judge, Jim Borland and sponsor, Gerry Smyth.

Malachy Tighe receiving the Best Large Herd prize from judge, Jim Borland and sponsor, Gerry Smyth. Malachy also won the prize for the best junior bull calf.

Pat Cahill receiving the prize for Best Stock Bull and Best Senior Bull Calf from judge, Jim Borland and sponsor, Gerry Smyth.

John McEnroe receiving the prize for the Best Junior Heifer Calf from judge, Jim Borland and sponsor, Gerry Smyth.

Club chairman Gerry Lynch making a presentation to major sponsor, Gerry Smyth.

Club chairman Gerry Lynch making a presentation to master judge, Jim Borland.