Irish Angus Cattle Society

Irish Angus Cattle Society  Elite  Sale  -  Saturday  13th December 2014

Judge:  Nigel Matchett, Portadown, Co. Armagh
Auctioneer: M.H. McGowan, Mohill Co. Leitrim

The  Irish Angus Cattle Society Elite Show & Sale was held in Carrick on Shannon on Saturday last. Champion bull of the days was the youngest bull at the show, born December 2013 and sired by Liss Man K1089, this bull was bred by John & Michael Lynch, Portauns, Kilmallock Co. Limerick and sold for €4700 to    Jimmy Vahey, Hollymount Co. Mayo    

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Male   champion Portanes K Black Buster - Bred by John & Michael Lynch, Portauns, Limerick l t r  Richard O'Beirne,  Nigel Matchett Judge, Michael  Cronin President Irish Angus Cattle Society Sold  €4700

Reserve Champion bull was bred by Cathal & JJ McCormack, Steil, Tulsk Castlerea Co. Roscommon,   Steil Kozmo was born  September 2013 and sired by Te Mania Berkley B1. This bull sold for  €4900 to James Bloomer, Dungannon  Co. Tyrone.

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Reserve Male Champion Steil Kozmo  249 l to r Cathal McCormack (breeder) Nigel Matchett (Judge)  Michael Cronin President Irish Angus Cattle Society

Sample of other prices:
Price  €4800 -    Drumcarbin K Pirelli   -   bred by Shane McKiernan, Lacken Lower, Ballinagh, Cavan, Co. Cavan  Sired by Drumcarbin Lord Hugo sold toBrendan Starkey, Downpatrick.

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Drumcarbin K Pirelli Shane McKiernan, Breeder

Price €4600    Clooncarne Kyle   bred by Thomas Mulligan, Currycramp, Dromod Co. Leitrim  Sired by:  Clooncarne Frank and sold to Sam Scott, Newtownards, Co. Down.

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Clooncarne Kyle  -  Sold  for  €4600 Exhibited by Thomas Mulligan, Currycramp, Bornacoola Co. Leitrim

Price: €4400    Corlismore Larry N733   bred by Sean McKiernan, Corlismore Co. Cavan  sired by Netherallan Peter Pershore  sold to Bernard Venney, Downpatrick Co. Down.
Price €4000   Drumcrow Parisian N017 bred by Frank McKiernan, Lacken Lower, Ballinagh, Co. Cavan Sired by Idvies Euris  and sold to N & J Little, Cavetown, Boyle, Co. Roscommon.
Price  €3500    Towra Keith   bred by Jim Dockery Towra, Shinrone Co. Offaly  and sired by Coneyisland Legend  Sold to John Duffy, Fardrum, Athlone Co. Westmeath.
Price  €3000   Caramba Black Moss N129 bred by Tommy Staunton, Kinvara, Co. Galway and sired by The Moss Quebec K027 sold to Michael Kelly, Ballon, Co. Carlow.
Price €3000    Tubridmore Kermit   bred by Denis Twomey, Farran Causeway, Co. Kerry and sired by Goulding Jumbo King sold to Gordan McFarland, Newtownstewart, Co. Tyrone
Price  €2700    Drumcrow Kentucky   bred by Frank McKiernan, Ballinagh, Co. Cavan and sired by Nightingale Dunbar K551 and sold to Michael Gowing, Birr Co. Offaly

Average  Price of Bulls  €3400.

Judge  Nigel  Matchett  selected  Gallaway Joan as his overall female Champion and recipient of the Mary F Smith Memorial Cup.   Gallaway Joan was bred by Pauline McKiernan Augharan, Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim  and sired by Coneyisland Legend.  This heifer sold for €6100 to Gregory Donnelly, Ardamore, Co. Derry

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Elite Female champion Gallaway Joan  -  Sold      6100 L to r Michael Cronin President Irish Angus Nigel Matchett (Judge)   Richard Smith & Patrick Noonan presenting the Mary F. Smith Memorial Cup and Michael McKiernan (Breeder) Carrigallen, Leitrim.

Reserve Champion Heifer Rockville K Passion was bred by Anthony Dockery, Elphin, Co. Roscommon and sired  by Logboy Fergal was unsold on the day.

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Reserve Female Champion Rockville K Passion l t r Anthony Dockery (Breeder,  Nigel Matchett (Judge)  Michael Cronin (President Irish Angus ) Louie Dockery

Sample of other prices
€4300  -  Corlough Karon  bred by Eugene McGovern, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan  sired by Redwood Eiger sold to Eamonn Tubman, Fenagh, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim

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Corlough Karon Sold  €4300 Exhibited by Eugene McGovern, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan

€4200  -  Liscolvin Kris bred by Martin Garvey , Hillstreet, Ck-On-Shannon Co. Roscommon sired by Crussin Mark F207  sold to GA &D Reynolds, Ballinalee, Co. Longford.

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Liscolvin Kris, Bred by Martin Garvey, Hillstreet, Ck-On-Shannon, Roscommon

€4100  -  Aughnamona Jionna  was very kindly  donated by Geraldine Shanley & Donal Spring Bornacoola, Co. Leitrim and was auctioned  for the Irish Cancer Society this heifer was bought by  J.J. Jack, Cavanaleck,Fivemiletown, Co. Tyrone. and raised for €4100 for the Irish Cancer Society.
€3400  -  Carrigroe Jane  bred by John & Frank Appelbe, Carrigroe, Clonakilty Co. Cork sired by Gigginstown House Lord Justice sold  to Jane Mulcair, Lemonfield, Limerick.

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Aughnamona Jionna Charity Heifer  -  Sold to Raise fund for the  Irish Cancer Society   -  sold  for €4100 l t r Jim Jack, Fivemiletown, Co Tyrone (Buyer) Ena Barrett(Irish Cancer Society) May Jack, Michael Cronin President Irish Angus Jimmy Bonniface , Patsy Keenan Secretary Irish Angus, Donal Spring  Bornacoola Co. Leitrim (Donated heifer)

€3300  - Bohey Lady Holly bred by Michael Reynolds, Bohey Drumlish Co. Leitrim sired by Rosemead Karona sold to Eamon Tubman, Fenagh, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim.
€3250  - Caulry K675 Pam  bred by T & A Fitzgerald, Mount Temple Moate Co. Westmeath sired by Netherallan Peter Pershore sold to Clive Jennings, Enniskeane, Co. Cork.

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Caulry K675 Pam Exhibited by T & A Fitzgerald, Moate Co. Westmeath

€3000   - Portauns Marsha N582 bred by John & Michael Lynch , Kilmallock Co. Limerick sired by Liss Man K1089 sold to Peter Fox, Ballymahon, Co. Longford.
€2800  -  Bohey Katie – bred my Michael Reynolds, Bohey Drumlish Co. Leitrim sired by Bohey Foremost sold to Martin Mulcahy, Charleville, Co. Cork.
€2500  - Coolrain Kelly – bred by Nigel Peavoy , Mountrath, Co. Laois sired by Priestown Jupiter sold to Jane Mulcair, Lemonfield, Co. Limerick.
€2500 -  Currycramp Kitty – bred by Gerard Mulligan,Currycramp, Dromod, Co. Leitrim  sired by Clooncarne Frank sold to Norman Richardson, Newtowngore, Co. Leitrim.
€2500  -  Drumcrow Posie N541 bred by Frank McKiernan , Ballinagh, Co. Cavan sired by Idvies Euris B112 sold to Stephen Smyth, Newtownstewart, Co. Tyrone.
€2500  -  Brideswell  Jade  - bred by Patrick Harrisson , Athlone, Co. Westmeath sired by Ballyshannon Eric and sold to Jane Mulcair, Lemonfield, Limerick.
€2500  -  Brideswell Kathleen – bred by Patrick Harrison, Athlone, Co. Westmeath sired by  Ballyshannon Eric and sold to Jane Mulcair, Lemonfield, LimericK
Heifers averaged €2600 .

Elite Show & Sale - Tullamore March 2014

Judge: John Appelbe, Carrigroe, Clonakilty, Co. Cork

Auctioneer:  Thomas J Cox

Great demand for Irish Angus Bulls at the Society Premier Sale in Tullamore with top prices of €4000.  Average  €2800, with a 75% Clearance

Champion bull was lot 5  Turlough Jason  bred and exhibited by Martin McHugh, Turlough, Castlebar Co. Mayo and sold for €3450.  Reserve Champion was lot 24 bred by John & Cathy Farrell, Mountdillon, Curraghroe, Roscommon and sold for €3000.

Sale Price

€4000   - Lot 8   Coolcran Joe -  bred by Michael J Horan, Clooncran Ballina Co. Mayo sold to Billy Neale,     Crettyard, Carlow this bull was sired by Currower Edmund .


€4000  -   Lot 13 – Drummullian John J626   bred by Padraig McGrath, Cloonshannagh, Elphin, Co. Roscommon sold to Michael Twomey,  Fermoyle, Banteer, Co. Cork. This bull was sired by Bohey Jasper.


€3750  -  Lot 15  -   Caltun Juke  - bred by Martin Calvey, Westport Co. Mayo sold to Aidan Kelly, Ballycorick, Ballynacally, Ennis, Co. Clare .  This bull was sired by Luddenmore Fionn


€3450  -  Lot  5  -   (Champion bull) Turlough Jason- Bred by Martin McHugh, Turlough, Castlebar, Co. Mayo sold to John Garry, Ballykeane, Geashill  Co. Offaly. This bull was sired by  Crerogue Ellard G230.


€3300  -  Lot  12  -  Liscolvin Jagger  -   bred  by Martin Garvey, Hillstreet, Ck-On-Shannon, co. Roscommon sold to Michael Lynch, Magowna, Ennis, Co. Clare.  This bull was sired by Luddenmore Fionn.

€3250  -  Lot 28  -    Steil King 237  -  bred by Cathal & JJ McCormack, Steil, Tulsk, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon sold to Derek Ray, Rosemount, Moate, Co. Westmeath. This bull was sired by Kilkelly Graham.

€3000  -  Lot  24  -  (Reserve champion Bull)  Dillon Kevin  -  bred  by  John  & Cathy Farrell, Mountdillon, Curraghroe

Co. Roscommon sold to Patrick Gregory, Dunleer, Co. Louth . This bull was sired by

Coneyisland Legend.

€2600  -  Lot  6   -  Berry Joe  -  bred by Patrick Murphy, Glasson, Athlone, Co. Westmeath sold to Paul Crotty, Dunmore East, Co. Waterford. This bull was sired by Aynho Rossiter Eric.

€2600  -  Lot 26  -  Steil K Agger 236  -  bred by Cathal & JJ McCormack, Steil, Tulsk, Castlerea Co. Roscommon sold to Pat Kennedy, Ballingarry, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary. This bull was sired by Kilkelly Graham.

€2500 -  Lot  4   -   Corocrans Joe – Exhibited by John & Mary Mullooly, Lavally, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon sold to Dermot Frehill, Kiltormer, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway,  This bull was sired by Lawsons Ford Bagatelle.

€2500  -  Lot  9   -  Drummullian John 618  -  bred by Padraig McGrath, Cloonshannagh, Elphin, Co. Roscommon sold to Gerard Grennan, Lismoyney, Clara. Co. Offaly, this bull was sired by Mogeely Joe.

€2500  -  Lot  11  -  Ballinacragga James  -  bred by Aidan Moloney, Church View, Kildysart, Co. Clare sold to Eoin Toohey, Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary.  This bull was sired by Mogeely Joe.

Champion Heifer  Moydrum Kimberly bred by Michael & Oliver Flanagan, Moydrum, Athlone sold for €2400 to James Kingston & Ruth Good, Coolkirky, Riverstick, Co. Cork. The proceeds of this sale are very kindly donated by Michael & Oliver to the Carol Galvin, Lyme Disease fund.


Reserve champion Heifer Brideswell Jade, bred by Patrick Harrison, Brideswell, Athlone was unsold on the day.

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