Limerick Clare

Club Committee 2020

Chairperson Michael Laffan 087 2941615 Michaellaffan@eircom.net
Vice chairman Michael McNamara 086 8163197
Secretary Edward Fitzgerald 087 2254702 Toberfort@hotmail.com
PRO Eoin Horgan 087 9849463 Coshmaholsteins@hotmail.com
Treasurer John Curtin 087 1204334 Johncurtincows@hotmail.com
Child Officer Michael McNamara 086 8163197

Club Notes – Winter 2021

On the last Sunday in August we held our first club event since the Covid pandemic broke out. Our field day was on Danahers farm in Killacolla, the home of the Ballysally herd. It was the first time the club held this event on an afternoon. Spirits were high as Limerick had won the All Ireland the previous week and the weather was fantastic. Tommy Screene from the Windfield herd in Galway was the master judge for the afternoon. Tommy was well acquainted with the Limerick and Clare club this year having previously judged the herds competition during the summer. The Danahers had a great display of milking heifers, junior cows and senior cows for judging. John Kirby from the IHFA addressed the crowd and spoke of classifying how and this can be a valuable tool in making breeding decisions. Mike Danaher also spoke on how the foundations of their Ballysally herd was laid. He told of us of the ideal cow for their herd and gave us a brief outline of how their farm operated and the work that he, Derek and Mary put in with the cows. Everyone was well fed and watered with refreshments kindly sponsored by Paul & Vincent’s feeds. Thanks to everyone who attended the event and anyone who helped out.  A huge thanks to the Danaher family for opening their farm to the club, the entire day was a welcome and most enjoyable social distraction in these difficult times. 

The results of the stock judging competition are as follows. 

U12

1st Colin Burke
2nd Harry Frawley
3rd Davy Sheehan

Junior

1st Daniel Chaplin
2nd Bill Hannan
3rd Michael Frawley

Intermediate

1st Damian Burke
2nd Rachel McNamara
3rd Jane Hannan

Senior

1st Kathleen Neville
2nd Paul Hannan
3rd Des Frawley