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►Average of €4,917
►Top Price €13,500
►17 Bulls made €6,000 and over
►17 bulls exported to Northern Ireland
►4 bulls exported to Scotland
►Clearance of 80%
Leading the way at €13,500 was the much fancied Junior Champion, Lisnagre Jasper. A very correct bull with lots of style and stars he was male champion at the Tullamore/AIB National Livestock Show last August. Bred by Jim Geoghegan, Lisnagre, Streamstown, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath he is by the well-known easy calving sire “Pirate” and out of a “Major” bred dam. He was purchased by Christy Maye, Dunboden Estate, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
The second highest priced bull in the sale was the €11,000 Mearain Jarvis ET Senior male champion at the 2015 National Calf show. Bred by Christopher Marron, Corbane, Shantonagh, Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan he is by a Doonally New son “Dromiskin Viceroy” and out of Dereskit Ulanda. (His full brother at last year’s sale sold for €9,200.) He was purchased by Glenrinne Farms, Dufftown, Keith, Scotland.
Next highest price €9,500 was received by John Bambrick, Baurnafea, Castlewarren, Co. Kilkenny for his first prize winner Baurnafea Jupitor ET. He is by Goldstar Echo and out of a home bred dam by Ecrin. The third last bull into the ring and just 12 months of age he was purchased by Joseph Kennedy, Weekfield, Roscommon.
The Senior Championship sash went to Richard O’Beirne, Ardour, Cloghans Hill, Tuam, Co. Galway for Doon Just The Job. An 18 months old bull by Inverlochy Ferdie and out of a home bred dam by Doonally New, he sold for €9,000 to Dovea Genetics, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Dovea also purchased first prize winner Clenagh Jasper 2ndfor €6,800 from Michael J. Quin, Clenagh, Newmarket on Fergus, Co. Clare. Jasper is by “Uni” and out of a home bred dam by “Pirate”.
A bid of €8,000 secured Derryolam John for Co. Clare breeder, John Greene, Poulanine, Carron. Bred by Niall McNally, Derryolam, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan he is by Doonally New and out of a home bred dam by Pacha.
€7,800 was received by John Fleury, Coagh, Killyon, Birr, Co. Offaly for his Reserve Junior Champion Drumcullen JJ. By his English bred stock bull “Vexour Granville” he is out of a “Malicieux” bred dam. Purchaser was Michael Phillips, Doon West, Gurteen, Co. Sligo.
€7,800 was also received by Michael J. Quin, Clenagh, Newmarket on Fergus, Co. Clare for Clenagh Jess Et, second in his class to the Junior Champion. A “Domino” son he is out of a home bred dam by “Pirate”. To cap off a great day for the Quin family their third sale offering Clenagh Jackson Et sold for €7,000 to Gordon Davis, Dromore, Co. Tyrone. A son of Texan-Gie he is out of a home bred dam by Roundhill Rocky.
€7,500 was paid by John McQuaid, Killaculla, Tempo, Co. Fermanagh for second prize winner FIRODA JAGURA. Bred by Seamus Nolan, Firoda, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny he is by Doonally New and out of a home bred dam by Doonally Nicefor.
€7,500 was also received by David Erskine, Crosses, Monaghan for his second prize winner Fieldview Jericho by Prime Roberto and out of a home bred dam by Lyonsdemesne Tzar. He was purchased by Martin Lenehan, Liggan, Ballinfull, Co. Sligo.
€7,200 was received by Michael Kiernan, Augharan, Carrigallen P.O. via Cavan for his second prize winner Gallaway Johny Me Man. By the British bred bull “Thrunton Flyingscotsman” he was purchased by Jonathan Wright, Pinmore Mains, Girvan, Ayrshire, Scotland.
A bid of €7,000 secured third prize winner Roughan Jonathan for Hubert Nicholson, Heemskerk Irl, Fennor, Slane, Co. Meath. Bred by Pat McClean, Roughan, Newtowncunningham, Co. Donegal he is by Pat’s French imported stock bull Roughan Echo and out of a home bred dam.
€6,600 secured Williamstown Jeffery Et for David & Janet Rothwell, Bunclody, Co. Wexford. Bred by Aidan Farrell, Boyanna, Moate, Co. Westmeath he is by Doonally New and out of Shalamar UBeauty (Indurain/Domino bloodlines)
Three lots sold for €6,000
First at €6,000 was the Reserve Senior Champion Dereskit Jacob 2nd. Bred by Basil Bothwell Dereskit, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan he is by Victorieux and out of a home bred dam by Hillcrest Rufus. He was purchased by Drew McMurry, Drumhilla, Ballybay, Co. Monaghan.
Next to receive €6,000 was local man Michael Reynolds, Bunnymore, Eslin, Carrick-on-Shannon for Bunnymore Jones by Pirate and out of a Doonally New bred dam. He was purchased by John Feeley, Culleen, Kilteevan,
The third €6,000 went to Aidan Farrell, Boyanna, Moate, Co. Westmeath for his first prize winner Williamstown Joel Et. By Major and out of a dam by Excellent. He was purchased by Francis Annett, Kilkeel, Co. Down.