Club Committee 2019
|Joint Presidents||Brother William and Jackie Freeney|
|Chairperson||Michael Freeney||087 9684472|
|Secretary||Teresa Roche||083 email@example.com|
|Treasurer||James & Mary Trayers|
|P.R.O||Tommy Cahill||086 8098623|
Club Notes – Winter 2021
The Club had a very successful annual Stock Judging event which made a very welcome return after an absence of two years. Oliver Conneely and family, Sallywood herd, Williamstown, were excellent hosts and club members were delighted with the opportunity to meet up on August 15th last and to renew friendships.
The calibre of stock on display is a great credit to Oliver and family. Oliver’s late father Luke Conneely R.I.P. developed the herd over many years of dedicated breeding. Luke was fondly remembered on the day.
Everyone in attendance was complimentary with praise for the recent building and development work completed on the farm including the milking parlour. Generous hospitality with tasty refreshments rounded off a most enjoyable social afternoon.
We would like to thank our company sponsors ElectroMechAgri, Jim and Gary McClean for their sponsorship.
A special word of thanks to Master Judge Dessie Dunleavy. Dessie and Luke are former colleagues who worked together for many years in the AI business. Dessie and wife Angela made the journey from Drogheda and they really enjoyed catching up with Maureen, Oliver and all the Conneely family on the day.
Stock judging results are as follows;
1st Michael Conneely
2nd Aidan Gunn
3rd Diarmuid Gunn
1st Stephen Laffey
2nd Adam Keegan
3rd Roisin Conneely
18 – 26
1st Megan Boal
2nd Donal Coppinger
3rd Kane Boal
1st Michael Freeney
2nd Thomas Burke
3rd Bernie Farrell / Tommy Screene
Teresa Roche was chosen as the winner of the “Judges Recognition Award” category of the IHFA National Herds Competition 2021. The Judges Recognition Award is a special individual prize awarded at the discretion of the Judge based on all the herds visited over the course of the competition. Dessie Dunleavy, National Herds Competition Judge was fulsome with praise for the quality, calibre and tremendous success of Teresa’s Kylemore Farmhouse cheese and Farmshop enterprise located on the Roche family farm.
We would like to thank all our committee members for their hard work and look forward to 2022.