Galway

Club Committee 2019

Joint Presidents Brother William and Jackie Freeney
Chairperson Michael Freeney 087 9684472
Secretary Teresa Roche 083 8455272 teresaroche1@gmail.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;

Under 12’s

1st         Michael Conneely

2nd       Aidan Gunn

3rd        Diarmuid Gunn

Under 18’s

1st         Stephen Laffey

2nd       Adam Keegan

3rd        Roisin Conneely

18 – 26

1st         Megan Boal

2nd       Donal Coppinger

3rd        Kane Boal

Senior

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.