“My Girl” scoops the Salers Championship at the Balmoral Show

It was a super week for the Maginn family, Downpatrick when they scooped their first Supreme Breed Championship in the ring at  the Balmoral Show.

Their outstanding home bred two year old heifer Lisnamaul My Girl is sired by Seawell Fitzpatrick and out of Lisnamaul Eimar who is still going strong at 16 years of age.

Standing in Reserve position was the Junior Champion from B & P O’Kane, Greysteel; Lower Bolie Neala was winner in the yearling class and was bred by the O’Kane’s, sired by the French bull Druide.

This pair of animals then joined up with B & P O’Kane’s Brookfields Rosheen, P J Maginn’s Lisnamaul Molly and a young bull Kaimburn Mr Cool from C & S Kennedy to be tapped out runners up in the Continental Team of 5 Championships.

The Reserve Junior championship was awarded to J & EA Elliott, Newtownstewart with their young bull Drumlegah Neptune, who is sired by the multi prize winning home bred bull Drumlegagh Hamish.

The best pair from one exhibitor is always a good class, and this was won by the Maginn family with their Champion Heifer matched with another two year old heifer from the Lisnamaul herd also sired by Seawell Fitzpatrick.

Judging was in the capable hands of Patrick Boyd, who runs the noted Drumaglea Salers herd based in the Isle of Tiree.

Show Results

Cow, in calf or with calf at foot

1st           J & EA Elliott, Drumlegagh Galaxy

Heifer, born on or before 31st December 2017

1st           P Maginn & Sons, Lisnamul My Girl

2nd          B & P O’kane, Brookfields Rosheen

3rd           P Maginn & Sons, Lisnamaul Magic

4th           P Maginn & Sons, Lisnamaul Molly

5th           J & EA Elliott, Drumlegagh Luna

6th           J & EA Elliott, Drumlegagh Lexie

Heifer, born on or after 1st January 2018

1st           B & P O’Kane, Lower Bolie Neala

2nd          J & EA Elliott, Drumlegagh Nikita

3rd           P Maginn & Sons, Ochidee

4th           P Maginn & Sons, Lisnamaul Nancy

5th           P Maginn & Sons, Ondine

Bull, up to 2 years old on day of show

1st           J & EA Elliot, Drumlegagh Neptune

2nd          B & P O’Kane, Brookfields Majestic

Bull over 2 years old on day of show

1st           C & A Kennedy, Kaimburn Mr Cool

2nd          J & EA Elliott, Drumlegagh Hamish

3rd           E Gregg, Ballybollen Moore

 

Salers Show Champion

P Maginn & Sons, Lisnamul My Girl

Salers Reserve Show Champion

B & P O’Kane, Lower Bolie Neala

 

Salers Junior Champion Cup

B & P O’Kane, Lower Bolie Neala

Salers Junior Reserve Champion Cup

J & EA Elliot, Drumlegagh Neptune

 

Wallets Marts Shield for best home bred animal

P Maginn & Sons, Lisnamul My Girl

 

Salers Society Cup for Best Pair of animals

P Maginn & Sons, Lisnamaul My Girl and Lisnamaul Magic

 

The show team took Reserve Champions in the Inter breed Team of Five,

a tremendous results for Salers!