Top Price 4,200gns from S Browne

Date: 4th August 2018



Judge: James Rooney, Benwiskin Flock

Delighted sellers and delighted buyers was the theme in Roscrea on Saturday last when the South of
Ireland Branch of the Suffolk Sheep Society held their Premier Show and Sale at Roscrea Mart.
100% clearance on Shearling Ewes; 93 % Clearance of Ewe Lambs: 75% clearance of Ram Lambs;
67% Clearance of Shearing Rams reflected the mood of the day. Buyers from France purchased four
ram lambs and a number of very impressed Northern Ireland buyers were very happy to travel to
Roscrea to invest in their choice of breeding ram lamb for the coming season.

Champion of the Show was selected by Judge Jimmy Rooney “Benwiskin Flock” as AJ & JA Lucas’s of
the “Finnvale Flock” January born Ram lamb sired by Oakbridge Maxiumus. The judge was so
impressed by this lamb that he chose to purchase him at the sale later in the afternoon. This same
lamb was deemed as Male Champion and placed 1st in the open Ram Lamb Class.

Seamus Browne of the Errigal Flock came in as Reserve Champion with a late December born ram
lamb sired by Lakeview Heart of Gold. This lamb also captured the Reserve Male Champion Rosette
as was 1st prize winner in the Recorded Class and 2nd in the Group of Three Rams. Another Ram
Lamb owned by Seamus, also sired by Lakeview Heart of Gold, was placed 2nd in the Open Ram
Lamb Class.

Philip Lynch of the Glyde Flock followed up his success in the 2018 National Championships by
winning the Female Championship for the second time in three years with a Rookery Rodeo sired
Ewe Lamb, born in early January. This lamb won 1st prize in the Ewe Lamb Class as well as in the NSC
in Kilkenny in June and sold for top female price of €1,200 gns. Philip also took 3rd prize in the open
ram class with a Young Burnview the Duke sired lamb and 3rd in the Group of Three Rams; selling to
Greg Rossiter.

Reserve Female Champion of the Show went to another Donegal Breeders Jeffrey & Robert
Thornton of the Killyclug Flock. Their Shearling Ewe sired by Birness Bravado secured the Reserve
Champion Rosette as well as 1st place in the Single Shearling Ewe Class.

Average prices: Shearling Ewes €910.00: Ewe Lambs €605.00: Shearling Rams €700.00:
Ram Lambs €1030.00
High Prices in €gns.
Seamus Browne €4,200 gns; €2,800gns: €2,000gns: €1,900gns; €1,000gns.
Susan O’Keeffe €3,200: €1,600gns.
John A Doherty €3,000gns: €2,600gns.
William R Wilson €2,050gns twice: €1,450gns: €1,200gns.
Thomas Cavanagh €2,000gns.
AJ & JA Lucas €2,000gns: €1,300gns.
Philip Lynch €1,200gns
Philp Byrne €1,200gns
Colin Watchorn €1,100gns twice.
Jeffrey & Robert Thornton €1,000gns
Andrew Wilson €1,000gns.

Class 1 – Single shearling ewe
1 Lot 3 J+R Thornton

PWU:17:03884 by Birness Bravado
2 Lot 2 J+E Gahan

SKW:17:00455 by Rookery Best of the Best
3 Lot 5 M+J O’Neill

DBJ:17:01921 by Ballygarvanstud Bullseye

Class 2 – Single ewe lamb
1 Lot 23 P Lynch

CZK:18:00902 by Rookery Rodeo

2 Lot 18 G Killilea

HOL:18:03298 by Solwaybank Overdrive

3 Lot 10 C Watchorn

PXL:18:00358 by Mountford Classic

Class 3 – Shearling Ram

1 Lot 26 L+A Kirkpatrick

PWW:17:00076 BY Solwaybank Major

2 Lot 28 K Bailey

HDC:17:00914 by Ballygarvanstud Flashdance

3 Lot 24 M Ennett

LZN:17:00729 by Limestone Will Griggs on Fire

Class 4 – Ram Lamb sired by a SOI Bred Ram

1 Lot 106 J Doherty

CFN:18:02731 by Malinhead Viking

2 Lot 118 T Cavanagh

KFR:18:12637 by Gulladuff McGregor

3 Lot 98 P O’Keeffe

NBK:18:05919 by Shannagh Knockout

Class 5–Recorded Class
1 Lot 52 S Browne

PBH:18:01174 by Lakeview Heart of Gold
2 Lot 158 WJ + R Wilson

78A:18:06367 by Lakeview Armani
3 Lot 77 S O’Keeffe

BYD:18:02442 by Muirton One Direction

Class 6 – Novice ram lamb
1 Lot 162 J+R Thornton

PWU:18:03955 by Birness Bacardi

2 Lot 92 J+R Thornton

PWU:18:03956 by Birness Bacardi

3 Lot 116 C Watchorn

PXL:18:00384 by Mountford Classic

Class 7 – Open Ram Lamb
1 Lot 88 AJ + JA Lucas

DWT:18:01017 by Oakbridge Maximus
2 Lot 51 S Browne

PBH:18:01198 by Lakeview Heart of Gold
3 Lot 101 P Lynch

CZK:18:00915 by Burnview the Duke

Class 8- Groups of Three Ram Lambs

 1 Lots 85, 86 & 158 RJ Wilson

78A: 18:06388, 78A: 18:06401 and 78A: 18:06367

  • S Browne
  • P Lynch

Female champion

Lot 23 P Lynch

CZK:18:00902 by Rookery Rodeo

Reserve female champion

Lot 3 J+R Thornton

PWU:17:03884 by Birness Bravado

Male and Supreme Champion

Lot 88 AJ Lucas

DWT:18:01017 by Oakbridge Maximus

Reserve Male and Overall Reserve Champion

Lot 52 S Browne

PBH:18:01174 by Lakeview heart of Gold