On Sunday 7th December 2014 we made another welcome return to Ilaunmore to run a Novice Trial by kind permission of Mr.Michael Manke. Judges for the day were Norman Blakeney (A) & Matt Fitzgerald (A). Both Judges officiated at our first trial practically 10 years to the day, so the Committee felt it would be appropriate to have them judge this stake. The Steward of the Beat, Vincent Kyne took us to the shoreline as he felt that the birds might be too jumpy in the game crop.
Unfortunately, this trial was not as well supported as other years and with only 11 dogs to look at on the day it didn’t take long for a result to be produced . Our good friends at Massbrook Petfoods kindly came up with our sponsorship again.
At the end of the day the Judges had a pretty quick deliberation and three dogs were called for water. At the water test one dog had a bit of difficulty and was subsequently eliminated. The awards were as follows:
1st Mountemple Teegan – ESSB
(F.T.Ch. Skronedale Remus X Lily of Crowfort)
Owned and handled by Benny Ryan. (Very Good)
2nd Auclum Thrift – ESSD
(Clearmeadow Flash of Countryways X Auclum Teal)
Owned and handled by Mary Anne Onions. (Very Good)