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Annual Sale at Roscrea Mart – Saturday 6th September 2014

The Southern Ireland Club had held an Open Day back in August which was very successful with much interest.  This interest paid off with many potential buyers around the ring at this years sale.

The Champion pen of females, which were also the first prize shearling ewes topped the sale.  This pen of five shearling ewes from W & J Tait, County Cork sold for €260/head to James Vance, Ballintra.  Next in the section was the second prize and reserve champion females from O Barry & E Dietvorst, Duncormick which sold for €250/head to James Bryan, Kilbritton.  Messrs Barry & Dietvorst also sold two pen sat €210/head to G Rowe, Milford & M Carroll, Castleconnell.  The 3rd prize pen from Alan McDonald realised €210/head to G Sullivan, Nenagh.

In the ewe lamb section Mary Gordon, Co Sligo topped with the first prize ewe lambs which sold for €160/head to D Beattie, Ballinagh.  Mr Beattie bought another pen from Ms Gordon at €158/head also a pen from B Donnellan, Ballinasloe at €152/head.  B Donnellan sold further pens at €151 and €150 twice.

There was 100% clearance in both the shearling & ewe lamb sections.

The aged ewes had set off well with the days judge selling two year olds at €195/head to J Connor, Moate.  Mr Connar also bought a pen from W Power. Wexford for €165/head.

The rams saw Elizabeth Ovington, County Kildare top when selling Count for €800 to G Sullivan, Nenagh.  Count, a shearling ram was sired by a Dr Gwyn Evans ram out of a Robin & David Darker ewe.  J O’Donoghue, County Kerry sold Con for €500 to P O’Shea, Killarney.  O Barry & E Dietvorst sold a hombred sired shlg ram for €350 to E Wall, Clonmel.


Shearling Ewes to €260 av. €177.29

Ewe Lambs to €160 av. €138.47

Rams to €800 av. €550

Top Prices


B Matthews €195

W Power €165

Shearling Ewes

W & J Tait €260

O Barry & E Dietvorst €250

O Barry & E Dietvorst €210 (x2)

A McDonald €210

O Barry & E Dietvorst €207

O Barry & E Dietvorst €205

W & J Tait €200

Messrs Thomas & D Conway €197

A McDonald €195

Ewe Lambs

Mary Gordon €160

Mary Gordon €158

B Donnellan €152

B Donnellan €151

B Donnellan €150 (x2)

J O’Donogue €139

W Power €130

A McDonald €127

J O’Donogue €124


E Ovington €800

J O’Donoghue €500

O Barry & E Dietvorst €350


Show Results

Judge Brian Matthews, Offaly


Shearling Ewes

1st W & J Tait

2nd O Barry & E Dietvorst

3rd A McDonald

Ewe Lambs

1st M Gordon

2nd B Donnellan

3rd A McDonald


1st W & J Tait (127)

2nd M Gordon (122)

3rd O Barry & E Dietvorst (124)

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