Congratulations to our vice chairman Sean Moriarty and his super spaniel Tearsol Flash on their recent success at the CLA gamefair at Ragley Hall in the UK.
Sean and Leo scored a whopping 115 ex 120 pts, a score that was enough to have Leo crowned Top overall Spaniel at the CLA 2013. (Another best spaniel trophy to add to his collection).
Sean and Leo were up against some of the top names in the spaniel world including British Championship winners Eddie Scott and FTCh Broomfield Rosetta and Davy Lissett with Int. FTCh Becculeuch Jazz. Also hot on Sean’s heels was former Irish team captain Willie Edgar with Int FTCh McGwyn Deallus who came within 1pt of Sean and Leo’s top score.
Ireland also took the honours of best spaniel team with a total score of 526pts out of a possible 600pts. The spaniel team were as follows:
1. Willie Thompson – Clanicker Oliver Hardy
2. Tim Crothers – Scroggwood Cobber
3. Sean Moriarty – Tearsol Flash
4. Willie Edgar – Int.FTCh McGwyn Deallus
5. Mick Walsh – FTCh Hollydrive Theo
Also congratulations to team captain Tommy Hughes and all the Irish gundog team who won the overall team event with a total score of 1063pts. This left them with a cushion of 27pts over runners up England who had a total score of 1036pts.
Well done to all involved, you’ve done Irish gundogs proud!
The victorious Irish Team.