Tullamore Show 2016 was certainly a day to remember with our junior cow “Clonagh Dora the Explorer” winning her second overall Simmental national show title (one more and she’ll be in line with her daddy T-Rex)! Having come through the junior cow championship she was tapped forward as the overall female and later overall Simmental champion. Dora was shown with her December born bull calf by Clonagh Tiger Gallant.

This year saw a record entry of Simmentals with 160 entries with tremendous quality from start to finish so it was an extra bonus to go all the way with such a number present on the day. Our 16 strong show team did us proud with each animal receiving a rosette! We finished our day with 7 national titles, 4 reserve national titles, 3 thirds in nationals, classes, 2 fourths in national classes and in the younger calf classes 1 first and 2 seconds.

As ever these days don’t come easy, it’s a team effort at Clonagh from Tom and Mary at home, John and Sandra down in Cork minding the boys, our super star show man Cian who also won his first reserve national title at the show with his own heifer, our international hotshot Gayle, star groomer Moses and our two lucky charms Paul and James. On behalf of myself and Lyndsey thank you so much for your time and effort we could not have done it without you. It’s like Christmas it only comes once a year so see you in 363 sleeps!

Clonagh Dora the Explorer Female and Overall Champion

Clonagh Dora the Explorer

Jennalyn Gina Tina: 1st prizewinner December/January heifer calf class (Jennayn Tina X Kilbride Farm Dragoon)

Jennalyn Gina Tina

Jennalyn Gypsy Rose: 4th national weanling heifer final  (Jennayn Eternal Rose X Kilbride Farm Dragoon)

Clonagh Groovie Girl ET: National yearling heifer champion (Corlesmore Willow X Kilbride Farm Dragoon)

Clonagh Groovie Girl

Clonagh Golden Eyes: Reserve national junior heifer champion (Clonagh Darling Eyes X Kilbride Farm Dragoon)

Clonagh Glamorous Posh: 4th national junior heifer final (Cloneygowan Temptress Posh X Kilbride Farm Dragoon)

Clonagh Flare Extrodinaire: 5th national junior heifer final (Corlesmore Willow X Kilbride Farm Dragoon)

Clonagh Fame and Fortune: 3rd national intermediate heifer final (Clonagh Temptation X Kilbride Farm Dragoon)

Jennalyn Ebony Beauty and Hilary Beauty: 3rd national senior heifer final (Jennalyn Scarlet X Banwy T-Rex)

Clonagh Dora the Explorer: National junior cow champion (Clonagh Trixie Kitty X Banwy T-Rex)

Clonagh Darling Eyes: Reserve national senior heifer champion (Milton Senhorita X Banwy T-Rex)

Clonagh Hulk Hogan: 2nd February bull calf class (Vodnanska X Kilbride Farm Dragoon)

Clonagh Horny Tiger G: 2nd December/January calf class (Clonagh Dora the Explorer X Clonagh Tiger Gallant)

Clonagh Goodie 2 Shoes: National yearling bull champion (Knockatee Triffel X Kilbride Farm Dragoon)

Clonagh Goodie 2 Shoes

Clonagh Gentle Giant: 3rd yearling bull final (Clonagh Wanda Star X Kilbride Farm Dragoon)

Clonagh World Class: National senior bull champion (Clonagh Posh Klowna X Kilbride Farm Newry)

Clonagh World Class

Clonagh Goodie 2 Shoes and Gentle Giant: Reserve national junior progeny pairs (Kilbride Farm Dragoon)

Clonagh Dora the Explorer and Darling Eyes: National senior progeny pairs champions (Banwy T-Rex)

Clonagh Dora the Explorer and Darling Eyes

Clonagh Golden Eyes and Flare Extrodinaire: Reserve national senior progeny pairs (Kilbride Farm Dragoon)