Sales Reports 2014

FINAL SPRING SHOW/SALE 24/05/2014

FINAL SPRING SHOW/SALE 24/05/2014
TOP OF €4,600


PRICE RANGE €2,000 – €4,600


65% SOLD


The final Charolais spring sale took place in Tullamore and once again prices held well for the better lots, achieving an average of €2,804 and a clearance of 65%


Top price of €4,600 was paid for the Senior Male Champion KILBLINE INDIGO (ET).  Bred by Noel Sugrue, Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny.  By Oscar and out of a home bred dam by Hermes.  He has the top 5 star rating for carcase weight and a 4.5 star rating for carcase conformation.  He was purchased by Edward McHugh, Barnaderg, Tuam, Co. Galway.


€3,850 was received by Patrick Hillary, Whitepark, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway for 3rd prize winner WHITEPARK IARLA by Cloverfield Excellent and out of a home bred dam by Doonally New.  He was purchased by Maurice Walsh, Ballydangan, Co. Roscommon.  He had a top 5 star rating for carcase weight and conformation.


€3,200 was paid by Liam Maguire, Carratrasna, Derrylin, Co. Fermanagh for NEWTOWN IVAN.  Bred by Joseph Casserly, Cashel, Newtowncashel, Co. Longford, he is by Enfield Hara Kiri and out of a home bred dam by Pirate.   He has a 5 star rating for Daughters milk.


€3,050 was paid for second prize winner DRUMCROW IVAN.  Bred by David Abbott, Drumcrow, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan.  He is by Roughan Callum and out of a home bred dam by Burradon Talisman.  He was purchased by Declan Clavin, Tubrid, Oldcastle, Co. Meath.  He also had the top 5 star rating for carcase weight, conformation  and daughters milk.


Three lots shared the €3,000 price tag –


The first €3,000 went to the Seamus McCann, Bettystown, Co. Meath for Reserve Senior Champion, TOPNOTCH HORATIO.  He is by Grove Victor and out of a home bred dam by Excellent.  He has a 5 star rating for carcase weight.  He was purchased by Christy Conroy, Ballinahemmy, Clonaslee, Co. Laois


The second €3,000 was paid for REDGATE INDIGO.  Bred by Eugene Egan, Deerpark, Ballyfin, Co. Laois he was purchased by Stephen Morrison, Hartwell, Kill, Co. Kildare.  By Blelack Digger and out of a dam by Doonally New.  He had a 5 star rating for Carcase Weight and Daughters Milk and a 4 star rating for Carcase Conformation.


The final €3,000 was received by Basil Bothwell, Dereskit, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan for DERESKIT ISAAC.  He is by Roughan Callum and has a 5 star rating for Carcass Weight and a 4.5 star rating for Carcase Conformation and a 4 star rating for Daughters Milk.  He was purchased by Raymond Gee, Tinweir, Durrow, Co. Laois.


Junior championship went to Kiltananlae Indigo bred by Noel Galvin, Lackenavea, Birdhill, Co. Tipperary.   He is by Balthazar and out of a Major bred dam.


Reserve junior rosette went to Mattie Kelly, Cloughbrack, Newbridge, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway for Cloughbrack Impeccable by Dromiskin Viceroy and out of a home bred dam by Enfield Newlook.


Unfortunately neither the junior champion nor reserve was sold.


Price range was from €2,000 to €4,600 with two bulls being exported to Northern Ireland.

SENIOR CHAMPION – KILBLINE INDIGO
Shown by Joan Sugrue for her son Noel, Kilbline Hse., Bennetsbridge, Co. Kilkenny.
RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION – TOPNOTCH HORATIO
Shown by Gene McCann for his brother Seamus, Bettystown, Co. Meath.
JUNIOR CHAMPION – KILTANALAE INDIGO
Shown by breeder Noel Galvin, Lackenavea, Birdhill, Co. Tipperary.
RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION – CLOUGHBRACK IMPECCABLE
Shown by breeder Mattie Kelly, Cloughbrack, Newbridge, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway.

CHRISTMAS CRACKER – A REAL CRACKER OF A SALE 8/12/2014

CHRISTMAS CRACKER – A REAL CRACKER OF A SALE 8/12/2014
In the bull ring:


Clearance of 90%


Average of €4,529


Top Price €10,200


20 Bulls made €5,000 and over


Fourteen more bulls sold on the year


21 bulls exported to Northern Ireland


8 bulls exported to Scotland


1 bull exported to Wales


Every credit must go to the Charolais breeders who provided one of the best shows of bulls at any sale for many years.  The depth in quality was terrific and there were bulls forward to suit every market.


Leading the way at €10,200 was the Junior Champion, Bostonia Indigo from the newly established herd of Brendan Feeney, Scurmore, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo.  Just 12 months of age he is by Balmyle Vagabond and out of a Padirac bred dam.  He was purchased by Noel Ilwiane, Plumbridge, Co. Tyrone.


Next highest price €9,200 was received by Christopher Marron. Shantonagh, Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan for Mearain Image ET (G.S. Doonally New).


A very well-muscled bull by Dromiskin Viceroy and out of Nevers bred dam he had a muscle score of 129 (top 1% of the breed).   He was purchased by Aidan Murphy, Crossmaglen, Newry, Co. Down.


A bid of €8,800 secured first prize winner Aughavadden Ivan Et for local breeder, Andy McGovern, Gubbs, Cloone, Co. Leitrim.  Bred by Teresa & Michael Dowd, Newtowncashel, Co. Longford he is by Domino and out of a dam by Kilmore Optimist.


Close behind at €8,600 was the Reserve Junior Champion Knockmoyle10 Icarius ET.   Bred by Gerry Lynch, Moymore, Tulla, Co. Clare he is by Texan Gie and out of a Doonally New bred dam. A top prize winner at numerous summer shows including the National show he was purchased by Peadar McKenna, Carbo, Clogher, Co. Tyrone.


Two lots sold for €8,500.


First €8,500 was paid for the Senior Male Champion Flojo Impeccable from John Gallen, Killygordan, Lifford, Co. Donegal.   He is by Thrunton Voldemort and out of a home bred dam by Doonally New. Purchaser is Frank Murphy, Crossmaglen, Newry, Co. Down.


The second €8,500 was received by Co. Longford breeder Noel McGoldrick, Cloonohill, Drumlish for first prize winner Cloonohill Icarius. By Fury Action and out of a home bred dam by Bova Oniraloin he was purchased by Sean Hughes, Jonesborough, Co. Armagh.


The Bostonia Herd, owned by Brendan Feeney had a great outing to their first ever Charolais sale.  Their six bulls grossed €39,900 and averaged €6,650.    As well as securing the Junior Championship and top price of the sale, they also won the Res. Senior Male Championship with Bostonia  Invincible 3rd ET who sold for €8,200 to Welsh breeder, R.O. Williams, Lalanber, Barmouth, Gwynedd, Wales.   He is by Oldstone Egbert and out of a Padirac bred dam.


Bostonia Invincible 2nd ET a full brother and second prize winner from the same class as the reserve senior champion sold for €6,700 to Murray Lyle, Dunblane, Perthshire, Scotland.


The herd also sold:


Bostonia Ice Et for €5,600 to Michael Hannon,  Deerpark, Clonlara, Co. Clare.


Bostonia Impeccable 1st Et  for €5,000 to Michael Rafferty, Ballymote, Co. Sligo, and.


Bostonia Invincible 1s ET for €4,200 to Hugh McCambridge, Carnlough, Co. Antrim.


€7,500 was received by Jim Geoghegan, Streamstown, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath for Lisnagre Innish Mor Et.   By Major and out of Ballydownan Simone he was purchased by Tony Harley, Plumbridge, Omagh, Co. Tyrone.


€7,000 was paid for second prize winner Limkiln Italia.   Bred by Richard Hackett, Coolistigue, Clonlara, Co. Clare he is by Doonally New and out of a home bred dam by Pirate.


€6,400 was received by Michael Healy, Tawnytaskin, Boyle, Co. Roscommon for his second prize winner Caraun Inspector (from the same class as the senior champion).   By Crossmolina Euro he is out of a home bred dam by Pirate and was purchased by Frank Beirne, Ballykenny House, Longford.


€6,200 was paid for first prize winner Rathfeston Ice ET.  Bred by Wayne Mulligan, Rathfeston, Geashill, Co. Offaly he is by Balthazar and out of a home bred dam by Ballydownan Colm.  Purchaser is David Sheedy, Scarriff, Co. Clare.

JUNIOR CHAMPION – SOLD FOR €10,200
BOSTONIA INDIGO ET. Bred by Brendan Feeney, Scurmore, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo. Sire: Balmyle Vagabond. MGS: Padirac
SECOND PRIZE WINNER – MEARAIN IMAGE. SOLD FOR €9,200
Bred by Christopher Marron, Shantonagh, Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan.
FIRST PRIZE WINNER – AUGHNAVADDEN IVAN ET. SOLD FOR €8,800
Shown by breeder Michael Dowd, Newtowncashel, Co. Longford.
RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION – KNOCKMOYLE10 ICARIUS. SOLD FOR €8,600
Shown by breeder Gerry Lynch, Moymore, Tulla, Co. Clare (right of pic) with his wife Margaret and son Eanna.
SENIOR MALE CHAMPION – FLOJO IMPECCABLE. SOLD FOR €8,500
Shown by breeder John Gallen, KIllygordon, Lifford, Co. Donegal (right of pic) with Karol and son Jordan.
CLOONOHILL ICARIUS. SOLD FOR €8,500
Shown by breeder, Noel McGoldrick, Cloonohill, Drumlish, Co. Longford.
RESERVE SENIOR MALE CHAMPION – BOSTONIA INVINCIBLE 3 ET. SOLD FOR €8,200
Bred by Brendan Feeney, Scurmore, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo.
LISNAGRE INNISH MOR ET. SOLD FOR €7,500
Shown by breeder, Jim Geoghegan, Streamstown, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
LIMKILN ITALIA. SOLD FOR €7,000
Shown by breeder Richard Hackett, Coolistigue, Clonlara, Co. Clare with his wife Kate.
BOSTONIA INVINCIBLE 2ND ET. SOLD FOR €6,700
Bred by Brendan Feeney, Scurmore, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo.
RATHFEASTON ICE. SOLD FOR €6,200
Shown by breeder, Wayne Mulligan, Rathfeston, Geashill, Co. Offaly.
ROONAGH INVINCIBLE. SOLD FOR €5,800
Shown by breeder Tony Lyons, Roonagh Point, Westport, Co. Mayo with his son Nathan.
CALTUN ISLAND. SOLD FOR €5,700
Shown by Martin Calvey with his son Ciaran from Knappaghbeg, Westport, Co. Mayo.
FIRST PRIZE WINNER – AUGHNASHEELIN INVINCIBLE. SOLD FOR €5,500
Shown by breeder by Michael McGirl, Drumany, Aughnasheelin, Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim, with his nephew Ben.
GLENREE IDEAL. SOLD FOR €5,200
Shown by breeder, John O’Grady, Creggane, Glenamaddy, C. Galway.
SECOND PRIZE WINNER – CARAUN INSPECTOR. SOLD FOR €6,400
Shown by owner, Michael Healy, Tawnytaskin, Boyle, Co. Roscommon.

CHRISTMAS CRACKER – FEMALES 8/12/2014

CHRISTMAS CRACKER – FEMALES 8/12/2014
In the heifer ring:


Clearance of 70%


Average of €3,545


Top Price €4,600


21 Heifers made €3,000 and over


Five more heifers sold on the year


8 heifers exported to Northern Ireland


Top price €4,600 in the smaller female section went to the Senior Champion Goldstar Harlequin.   Bred by Martin Ryan, Cabra, Thurles, Co. Tipperary she is by Goldstar Echo and out of a home bred dam by Celtic Vichy.  She was purchased by Pat Clohesay, Goldengrove, Drombane, Co. Tipperary.


A bid of €4,440 secured the Reserve Junior Female Champion Rooskeynamona Iris for Alan Shields, Kilrea, Co. Derry.  Bred by Gerry Mulligan, Rooskeynamona, Mohill she is just 13 months of age, by Prime Roberto and out of a home bred dam going back to Domino.


€4,300 was received by Bernadette Dunne, Martinstown, Curragh, Co. Kildare for her 12 months old heifer Crockaun Iced White.  A first prize winner at the National Show and second in her class on the day to the Reserve Junior Female Champion she is by Lisnagre Elite and out of a home bred dam by Dromiskin Bestmate.   She was purchased by Patrick Donegan, Enniskeane, Co. Cork.


€4,200 was paid for Clenagh Honey bred by Michael Quin, Clenagh, Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co. Clare.    By Clonoulty Andraemon and out of a home red dam by Pirate she was purchased by Howard Pollock, Castlederg, Co. Tyrone.


Three lots shared the €4,100 price tag:


First to receive €4,100 was Joe Clancy, Gortreevagh, Oughterard, Co. Galway for Western Heavenly Breeze.   By Pirate she is out of a home bred dam by Excellent. Second in her class to the senior champion she was purchased by Edwin Jones, Keenagh, Co. Longford.


Next €4,100 also went to Joe Clancy for Western Ivory a half-sister to the older heifer.  Ivory is by Prime Roberto and out of the same dam.   She was purchased by Robert Gamble, Rasharkin, Co. Antrim.


The third €4,100 went to Glenn Cooper, Cahir, Coolrain, Portlaoise for his 14 months old heifer Nore Isabelle Et. By Lisnagre Elite and out of a home bred dam by Major she was purchased by Trevor Lyster, Desert, Emyvale, Co. Monaghan.


Three lots also shared the €4,000 price tag:


Vincent Callaghan, Tullinacurra, Swinford, Co. Mayo received the first €4,000 for his second prize winner Tonroe Hippie.   By Liscally Eti and out of home bred dam by Doonally New she was purchased by Gerry McGovern, Kilmore, Fivemilebourne, Co. Leitrim.


€4,000 was also received by John Kingham, Culloville, Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan for his JUnior Female Champion Culla Isabella.   By his stock bull Moorefield Viper and out of a Maerdy Impeccable bred dam she was purchased by Pat Guerin, Ennis, Co. Clare.


The third €4,000 was received by Michael Kiernan, Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim for


his first prize winner Gallaway Imogen.   She is by Cloverfield Excellent and out of a Bova Sylvain bred dam.  Purchaser is Gerry McGovern, Kilmore, Fivemilebourne, Co. Leitrim.


 


The first Charolais Society Show/Sale of 2015 will be held in


Tullamore on Saturday, 14th February.


 

SENIOR FEMALE CHAMPION – GOLDSTAR HARLEQUIN. SOLD FOR €4,600
Bred by Martin Ryan, Copperfield House, Cabra, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
JUNIOR FEMALE CHAMPION – CULLA ISABELLA. SOLD FOR €4,000
Shown by breeder John Kingham, Culloville, Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan
RESERVE JUNIOR FEMALE CHAMPION – ROOSKEYNAMONA IRIS. SOLD FOR €4,440.
Bred by Gerry Mulligan, Rooskeynamona, Mohill, Co. Leitrim.
SECOND PRIZE WINNER – WESTERN HEAVENLY BREEZE. SOLD FOR €4,100
Shown by breeder Joe Clancy with his son Joseph from Gortreevagh, Oughterard, Co. Galway.
SECOND PRIZE WINNER – TONROE HIPPIE. SOLD FOR €4,000
Shown by breeder, Vincent Callaghan, Tullinacurra, Swinford, Co. Mayo.
FIRST PRIZE WINNER – GALLAWAY IMOGEN. SOLD FOR €4,000
Shown by breeder Michael Kiernan with his son Paul from Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim.