Roscommon Sale 2022

Roscommon Sale 2022

There was plenty of demand for breeding females at Roscommon on Saturday with only one pen of ewe lambs failing to find a new home.  There was a good turnout with plenty of atmosphere.

The senior ewes set the trade when topping at €310/head twice.  B Matthews, Killeigh sold both pens, first a pen of three year olds to A McDonald, Killeigh and then a pen of two year olds to S Gallagher, Letterkenny.  Mr Matthews sold another pen at €260/head to J O’Sullivan, Sallins.

The shearling ewes saw 100% clearance.  This time topped by A McDonald, Killeigh selling at €310/head to G Deacon, Enniscorthy.  Mr McDonald sold a further two pens at €270/head to PJ Doran, Enfield and W Colton, Tullamore.  F Leonard, Tullamore sold his pen at €280/head to K McCarthy, Brittas Bay.  B Matthews, Killeigh topped at €260/head to J Bobbett, Ashbourne. 

31 pens sold for over the €200 mark.  Many pens found new homes at €180-190 with a handful of smaller sheep changing homes for €150-170.

Ewe lambs were topped by RB Brummitt, Dromard when he sold a pen of six for €180/head to P Rooney, Leckaun.  P Bobbett, Raheny sold for €170/head to K McCarthy, Brittas Bay.  G O’Connor sold the first pen into the ring for €150/head to L Minehane, Kealkil. 

Stronger tupping lambs were changing hands for €130 and above.  A run of smaller running lambs found new homes at €70-105

Ormston Knuckles (01852/2103508) from A McDonald realised the top price of €960.  Sired by a Whitcastles ram he sold to J Corroon, Wooddown.  B Matthews sold Quarrymount Kaiser (01879/21957D) sired by Mileview Hamish for €900 to C Tycusker, Arvagh.  Mr Matthews sold Quarrymount Knockput (01879/219607H) sired by the same ram for €820 to P Bobbett, Raheny.

The rams saw buyers being selective with €400 to €720 been accepted regular away.


Senior ewes to €310 av. €233

Shearling Ewes to €310 av. €213

Ewe lambs to €180 av. 114.50

Ram to €960 av. €573

Top Prices

Senior Ewes

B Matthews (3YO) €310

B Matthews (2YO) €310

B Matthews (3YO) €260

B Matthews (2YO) €210

B Matthews (5YO) €180

G O’Connor (2YO) €170

Shearling Ewes

A McDonald €310

F Leonard €280

A McDonald €270 (x2)

B Matthews €260

S O’Donoghue €250

B Matthew €250 (x2)

F Leonard €250

D Beattie €250

A McDonald €240 (x2)

Ewe Lambs

RB Brummitt €180

P Bobbett €170

G O’Connor €150

M Gordon €150

M Gordon €145

P Bobbett €140

RB Brummitt €140

H & A Reilly €130

M Harney €125


A McDonald (141) €960

B Matthews (134) €900

B Matthews (133) €820

B Matthews (136) €780

D Beattie (124) €730

F Leonard (131) €720

P Bobbett (138) €720

Pre-Sale Show

Judge: Declan Mullen

Pen of 5 Ewe lambs

1.            Patrick Bobbett

2.            Mary Gordan

3.            Malachy Harney

4.            Clifford Richardson

Pen of 5 hoggets

1.            Alan Mc Donald

2.            Fergal Leonard

3.            Brian Matthews

4.            David Beatty

5.            Steven Jones

Ram class

1.            Brian Matthews

2.            Alan McDonald

3.            Fergal Leonard

4.            Clifford Richardson

5.            Sean O’Donoghue


Champion - Alan Mc Donald (pen of hoggets)

Reserve champion - Brian Matthews (hogget ram)

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