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Rosemead Clinches All Ireland Aberdeen-Angus Championship

A strong turnout from Aberdeen-Angus exhibitors from the South and North of Ireland greeted the All Ireland Championship judge David Evans of the Tree Bridge herd, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, who commented that this event was one of the best displays of Angus cattle he had seen at a show for some time.

The event, sponsored by Univet/Tulvin Ireland Ltd, holds memories from last year for husband and wife team Albert and Jennifer De Cogan, who last year took the championship with their stock bull Rosemead Karona J957 and did it again this year under Mr Evans.

Albert De Cogan’s senior bull Rosemead Karona secured the senior and overall championship

Rosemead Karona

Having made the journey five and hours plus journey up from Castlemartyr, Co Cork, the De Cogan team we tapped out to take the senior and overall championship. Albert described his win as “a phenomenal result to a great year with Karona”, as he has celebrated the male championship win at Balmoral in May, as well as countless local show breed championships this summer.

Karona was purchased privately in November 2011 from Surrey, England-based Angus Stovold, having had a successful show circuit in England culminating in clinching the breed championship at the National Show at Westmorland. He is by Rosemead Jeronne F673 and is out of the Rosemead Junior Eric D453 daughter Rosemead Karlotta F657.

He is breeding well with semen being sold through Dovea and calves on the ground in Northern Ireland as well. He will head to a few local shows this year before retiring for the year.

Commenting on the bull Mr Evans said: “My champion is an excellent example of the breed. Full of flesh, muscle and character, he moves well and has all the attributes needed including a fabulous tail setting and plates.”

Having clinched the junior championship, Matthew Goulding’s September 2009-born bull calf Goulding Janey Mac went on to stand reserve overall champion. By Nightingale Proud Jake and out of one of the herd’s most prolific females Darima Ester A115, Mint of Liss daughter, this one won his fourth first placing on the bounce and is maternal brother to last year’s All Ireland National Show junior and reserve junior champions.

Janey Mac caught the eye of judge David Evans from the second he entered the ring and David later backed his convictions by purchasing the bull privately for his Tree Bridge herd. Commenting on the bull he said: “There is something special about this bull indeed. He’s exceptionally long, has great confirmation, head and carriage. His pedigree is combined with proven sire and dam breeding so will no doubt do a great job in our herd.”

Securing the reserve senior honours was Alan and Naomi Morrison, Maguiresbridge, with their March 2012-born heifer Drummeer Blackbird M803. This one is a daughter of the prolific Netherallan Peter Pershore E052 and is out of the former show female Knockadrinan Blackbird G400, a Gigginstown House Drew daughter, who was purchased as a calf at four months old. She has previously been heifer calf champion at the Northern Ireland Calf Show in November last year and was reserve female and reserve overall champion at Balmoral in May this year.

Clinching the reserve junior title and adding to a great day’s showing was Albert and Jennifer De Cogan with their September 2009-born Mogeely Junior M207. By the herd’s other senior herd sire Wedderlie Black Box J935, he is out of Duncanziemere Jody F223, a Newcairnie Pastor Z006 daughter who has bred well in the Mogeely herd and has produced Mogeely Joe H979 who has left great calves as well in the herd. Junior has already secured two breed championships this summer and will be offered for sale in the spring.

Class results:

Senior stockperson (17-25 years)
1st Fintan Keown, Co Fermanagh
2nd Graeme Park, Co Strabane
3rd Donal Keown, Co Fermangh

Junior stockperson (under 17 years)
1st Sarah Matchett, Co Armagh
2nd Sam Matchett, Co Armagh
3rd Jack Goulding, Co Kerry

Bull, born before 1st September 2011
1st Albert de Cogan’s Rosemead Karona, by Rosemead Jeronne
2nd John and Ann Henning’s Drumcorn Egghead, by Ballamanugh Estefan

Bull, born between 1st September 2011 and 31st August 2012
1st S and S Matchett’s Birches Lord John, by Carrigroe Fred
2nd Alan and Naomi Morrison’s Drummeer Panache, by Coneyisland Legend
3rd Adrian and Graeme Parke’s Coolermoney Romeo

Bull, born between 1st September and 31st December 2012
1st Matthew Goulding’s Goulding Janey Mac, by Nightingale Proud Jake
2nd Albert De Cogan’s Mogeely Junior, by Wedderlie Black Box
3rd Adrian and Graeme Parke’s Coolermoney Dinah

Bull, born between 1st January and 31st March 2013
1st Shane Murphy’s Mercury Knight, by Friarstown Idol
2nd Adrian and Graeme Parke’s Coltrim Lord Jake
3rd John and Ann Henning’s Drumcorn Lord Indiana

Cow with calf at foot born before 1st September 2010
1st Desmond Martin’s Goulding Jane, by Aynho Rossiter Eric
2nd S and S Matchett’s Carrigroe D Lady Jane, by Loughlynn Ace
3rd Adrian and Graeme Parke’s Coltrim Lady Joy

Heifer, born between 1st March and 31st August 2011
1st Alan Cheney’s Lana Duchess, by Blackhaugh Easypapa
2nd John and Ann Henning’s Drumcorn Lady Ida, Woodvale Total
3rd Eustace Burke’s Wedderlie Princegle, by Wedderlie Princeffie

Heifer, born between 1st September 2011 and 31st August 2012
1st Alan and Naoim Morrison’s Drummeer Blackbird, by Netherallan Peter Pershore
2nd James Porter’s Old Glenort Jewel Erica, by Luddenmore Eclipse
3rd S and S Matchett’s Birches Lady Heather, by Carrigroe Fred

Heifer, born between 1st September 2012 and 31st December 2012
1st Matthew Goulding’s Goulding Ester, by Bussollow Elmark
2nd Freddie Davidson’s Ember Delia, by Hallington Endeavour
3rd John and Kate Tait’s Westellen Black Bunty

Heifer, born between 1st January and 31st March 2013
1st Hazel and Harold Ferguson’s Edgeworthstown Lady Harriet, by Netherton Mr Brazilian
2nd Alan Cheney’s Lana Eira, by Blackhaugh Easypapa

Bull or heifer calf, born on or after 1st April 2013
1st Alan and Naomi Morrison’s Drummeer Persie, by Coneyisland Legend
2nd William Jones’ Creagh Alice, by Netherton Mr Brazilian
3rd Robert J Steenson’s Cavanbellaghy Master, by Old Glenort Knockmore

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