This Open Stake was held on Sunday January 6th 2013 on Ilaunmore by kind permission of Mr.Michael Manke. Judges for the day were Mr. Tim Crothers (A), Mr. Tom O’Connor (A) and Mr. Tony O’Brien (C). The Steward of the Beat was Mr. Vincent Kyne who lead us to the shoreline for our day of sport. We were yet again very well supported for the trial by competitors, spectators and our sponsors Massbrook Petfoods. The January pheasants were doing a lot of running and it became increasingly difficult to catch up with them. The winner was presented with the North Tipp. Working Gundog Club Perpetual Cup and the Guns Award. Mick Walsh in second place was also celebrating making his young dog Hollydrive Kurt up to a Field Trial Champion. Congratulations and well done to everyone in the awards.
1st Glenlaggen Gazelle – ESSB – (Excellent)
(F.T.Ch. Cheweky Wolf X Annickview Carina)
Owned and handled by Mr. Jim Warren.
2nd Hollydrive Kurt – ESSD – (Very Good)
(Blueberry Sherbet of Commonshall X Int.F.T.Ch. Poppet Rocket)
Owned by Mrs. Mary Walsh and handled by Mr. Mick Walsh.
3rd Hattonswood Meg – ESSB – (Very Good)
(Int.F.T.Ch. Skronedale Romulus X Skronedale Brigette)
Owned and handled by Mr. Vinnie Cauldwell.
4th Buncrana Flyer – ESSD – (Very Good)
(Buccleuch Fin X Dusk Til Dawn)
Owned and handled by Mr. Francis Barry.
Finno Max – ESSD – Owned and handled by Mr. Christy Hasson.
The following pictures are courtesy of John Daly.