Lleyn Sheep Society Annual Sale at Blessington Mart

Quality sheep found new homes at this years Blessington Sale with other levels of sheep harder to place.  The prize winning stock topped each section with the prices.

The shearling ewes saw B Matthews, Killeigh top with the 1st prize pen of five and champion pen of females.  They realised €175/head. Mr Matthews had a further two pens at €160/head.  Next A McDonald, Killeigh sold his 3rd prize pen for €170/head, he had a further two pens at the same price.  O Barry, Duncormick sold her 4th prize pen of five for €168/head.

The ewe lambs saw strong types picked out with B Matthews once again topping with the 1st prize pen.  The pen of five sold for €175/head.  K McCarthy, Brittas Bay sold pens for €140, €132 (x2) and €130/head.  M Keegan, Enniskerry sold the second prize pen for €120/head.

S Brown, Graiguenamnagh sold the 1st prize ram for the top price.  Ballyogan Galactico (01647/178016B) sired by Incheoch Moral sold for €420.  P Bobbett, Lusk sold Juliasdale Ferdia (02007/160424G) sired by Skilganaban Downtown for €350.  M Keegan and B Matthews both sold rams at €300.


Senior ewes to €50 av. €50 (£44.50)

Shearling ewes to €180 av. €154 (£136.75)

Ewe lambs to €175 av. €100 (£88.80)

Rams to €420 av. €343 (£304.57)


Shearling Ewes

B Matthews €180

A McDonald €170 (x3)

O Barry €168

B Matthews €160 (x2)

D Oliver €158

O Barry €154

O Barry €150

Ewe Lambs

B Matthews €175

K McCarthy €140

K McCarthy €132 (x2)

K McCarthy €130

M Keegan €120

M Keegan €100

M Keegan €85

S Brown €82


S Brown €420

P Bobbett €350

M Keegan €300

B Matthews €300


Judge: Edward Adamson


  1. Simon Brown
  2. David Oliver
  3. Brian Mathews
  4. Willie Galvin
  5. Patrick Bobbett

Shearling ewes

  1. Brian Mathews
  2. David Oliver
  3. Alan McDonald
  4. Orla Barry
  5. David Beattie

Ewe lambs

  1. Brian Mathews
  2. Michael Keegan
  3. Kieran McCarthy
  4. Willie Galvin
  5. James Grainger

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