Pics: Cork Summer Show 2016 goes off ‘without a hitch’ (Despite the rain!)

Despite mixed weather conditions, the Munster Agricultural Society’s Cork Summer Show 2016 attracted thousands of show goers from all over the country over the weekend.

With national agricultural competitions including cattle, sheep, goats and horse breeding, as well as the All Ireland Cook Off 2016 (Craft Butchers Association of Ireland) and the National Tug Of War Championships among others, crowds came from 19 counties to participate and experience one of Ireland’s most loved shows.

Supported by Cork County Council, the voluntary committee of the Munster Agricultural Society co-ordinate a show that has attracted audiences as large as 50,000 in the past.

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Best Dressed Lady Competition pictured pictured at Cork Summer. Picture: Clare Keogh

Munster Agricultural Society Chairman Gerard Murphy said that this year’s Cork Summer Show was “exceptionally successful” and that participation across most competitions exceeding previous years’ entries.

“The mammoth event went off without a hitch, with record attendance on Saturday in good weather.

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Gort Na Cloiche of Longford pictured during the national Tug of War Championships held at the Cork Summer Show 2016. Picture: Clare Keogh

“While the wet weather on Sunday wasn’t ideal, the crowds still turned out and spirits certainly weren’t dampened by the persistent drizzle,” he said.

The Chariman also paid tribute to the working committees of the Society and over 250 volunteers and employees, whose work effort ensures the success of the show each year.
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Niamh Dunne awaits results for the Best Dress winner pictured at Cork Summer Show 2016.
Picture: Clare Keogh

Cork Summer Show Results

Cattle/Beef Results

The MAS All Ireland Beef Heifer

  • Beef Heifer Champion: Donal Molloy Ardnacrusha Kit Kate
  • Reserve: Donol Molloy Ardnacrusha Kylie
  • Third: Ryan Family, Gold Star Lulu

Supreme Beef Champion

John McInerney, Drummin J-Lo

Reserve Supreme Beef

Albert de Cogan, Mogeely Mylo

Supreme Dairy Champion

Ricky Barrett (Jersey) Laurelelm Poppy
Reserve Noel & Michelle Murphy, Ballyelan Shuttle Delilah

Overall Holstein Friesian Dairy Champion

Noel and Michelle Murphy, Ballyelan Shuttle Delilah (553)
Reserve Dairy – Michael McGrath, Robinsview Barb

Belgian Blue Champion: Willie Dunne
Belgian Blue Reserve: John Cahalane, Forenaught ICE

Commercial Champion: (723) William R. Gubbins
Commercial Resever: (718) William R. Gubbins

Champion Shorthorn: (568) Philip Salter, Castlehaven Greyline
Champion Reserve: (566) Philip Salter, Castlehaven Tornado

Champion Salers: (709) Declan Bell, Clewbay Kate
Reserve Saler: (711) John Burke, Manusmore Kim

Jersey Champion: Ricky Barrett (536) Laurelelm Poppy
Reserve Jersey: Philip Whitley, (538) Village View Gold Silver

Champion Limousin: John McInerney, Drummin J-Lo (694)
Reserve Limousin: Donal Molony, Ardnacrusha Jaguar (683)

Aberdeen Angus Champion: (609) Albert de Cogan, Mogeely Mylo
Aberdeen Angus Reserve: (615) Albert de Cogan, Weddlerie Blackbof

Hereford Champion: (590) Anthony McCarthy, GEM
Hereford Reserve: (571) Henry Dudley, Lakelodge Joe 16th

Charolans Champion: (626) Martin Ryan, Goldstar Jamaique
Charolans Reserve: Jerry O’Keefe, Jeanie

Simmental Champion: 667, James Brown, Corbally Goddess
Simmental Reserve: 670, Adrian Bateman, Clonagh Willow

National Tug of War Championship Results

600kg Mens Senior
1st. G&B
2nd. The Shop
3rd. Donoughmore

600kg Mens Novice
1st. Ballinastoe
2nd. Gort na Clioche
3rd. Mulcair

425kg Mens 5-a-Side
1st St. Pats
2nd Ballinagh
3rd Killenaule

Ladies405 kg
1st Kiltevna
2nd Ballinagh
3rd Ballinastoe

Ladies 435 kg
1st Kiltevna
2nd Ballinastoe
3rd Ballinagh

Horse Results

Welsh Pony Champion

Champion – John Dineen
Reserve – Aidan Williamson

Mini Championship

Champion – Uppacott Xotica (Lorna Twomey – owner)
Reserve – Fusway Ganymede (Donagh Gilvarry)

Local and Family Pony

Champion – Molly Dot Com
Reserve – Wishfields Missy Moo

Ridden Show Hunter Ponies

Champion – Liam Ruttle’s Bronheulog Sunny Boy
Reserve – Catriona Glynn, Yealand Pilgrim

Working Hunter Ponies

Champion – Lorna Twomey Crecora Angel
Reserve Judy Quirke, Tybroughney Cloud

Connemara Ridden Championship

Champion – Joan Dahill’s Nire Valley Beth
Reserve – Jackie O’Connor, Kilshanny Robert

Champion Inhand Pony

Champion John Dineen, Just a Dream
Reserve – Aidan Williamson, Goldengrove Temptress

Connemara In hand Championship

Champion – Kitty and Liam Cotter, Ardnore Silver Lady
Reserve – Carmel Melody, Nire Valley Breeze

Poultry Championship

Champion – Darren Keohane, Orpington
Reserve – Mulcahy, Crested Duck