Open Trial 6th January 2019 – Results and Report

This was to be our last Open Stake of the 2018/2019 season. We held it on Sunday January 6th 2019 with very mild Spring like weather conditions for the day. We once again returned to the Ilaunmore Pheasant Shoot, by kind permission of Mr.Michael Manke. Judges for the day were , Paul Carragher (A), John Keeshan (A), Conor Kelly (C) & Ivan McAlister (C).

When everyone who was attending had been ferried over from the mainland, the Hon. Secretary done the introductions and the Steward of the Beat, Mr. Vincent Kyne directed us to the shoreline to the left of the ferry. At this time of year as expected the island was less densely populated and at the start of the trial the game appeared to be running ahead even with the Stops in place. The pheasants were supplemented with a good share of rabbits which were sitting tight all day. The Game was dispatched very safely and accurately by our team of Guns, who were some of the regular Beating team from Illaunmore.

We were very kindly and generously sponsored by Feedwell Dog Foods, who have been on board with us for nearly a year at this stage. As always the Hon. Secretary was encouraging everyone to give Feedwell products consideration the next time they were buying food.

As is the case in a lot of trials some dogs were eliminated for various types of indiscretions and when the Judges came together at the end of the trial to make up their books there were two dogs ahead of the rest of the field. They spoke about these two dogs at length and decided to run them off for first place. In the run off it was evident from the start that Pat Brennan’s bitch was putting in the better performance.

We returned to the cars for the results, where the winner was presented with the North Tipp. Working Gundog Club Perpetual Cup and also The North Tipp Working Gundog Club Guns Award and first , second and third also received a bag of Feedwell Dog Food.


1st        Clodahill Quiv – ESSB – (Excellent)

(Clodahill Jake X F.T.Ch. Clodahill Annie)

Owned and handled by Mr. Pat Brennan.


2nd       F.T.Ch Meadowbeat Neala of Greenbrush – ESSB – (Excellent)

(F.T.Ch. Belvden Collingwood X Llangattock Luna)

Owned and handled by Mr. Raymond Wilson.


3rd       Bishwell Barrett of Commonshall – ESSD – (Excellent)

(Int.F.T.Ch. Hollydrive Kurt X F.T.Ch. Bishwell Beebop)

Owned and handled by Mr. Ronan Gorman.


4th        F.T.Ch. Caolan’s Sunrise at Killyvocca – ESSB – (Excellent)

( Int.F.T.Ch. Hollydrive Theo X Tirkeveney Beauty)

Owned and handled by Mr. Ronan Gorman.



Kilcarra Snowie – ESSD – Owned and handled by Mr. Pat Greene.


Guns Award

Clodahill Quiv – Owned and handled by Mr. Pat Brennan.

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