THE Ulster Ram Breeders’ Association held its presentat-ion of trophies and dinner in Ross Park Hotel, Kells.
Chairman Robert Dick wel-comed everyone and called upon the Vice Chairman Thomas Harkin to say grace before a delicious meal was served.
Robert then read out the winners, while his wife Isabell presented the trophies, assisted by Border Leicester secretary Sonya Smyth, who presented Isabell with a bouquet of flowers as a thank you. Mark Smyth, Blackface secretary, took charge of the raffle and then auctioned vouchers from the Ross Park Hotel and Wallace Clothing Store, Ballymena.
Presentation of Trophies:
Rev RJ McIlmoyle MBE Memorial Perpetual Trophy, presented by Vincent McIlmoyle for the Best Border Leicester Sheep in the Show – Jack Graham
Challenge Cup presented by the Association for the Best Animal Bred in Ireland – Jack Graham
Allam Cup presented by Messrs R J Allam Ltd for the Best Ram Lamb – Jack Graham
John Thompson & Son Shield/Tankard for the Champion – Jack Graham
Shearling Cup presented by the Association for the Best Shearling Ram or Shearling Ewe Bred by a Member of the URBA – James Aiken
Jacob Horner Memorial Cup for the Reserve Champion – Stephen Wallace
Thompson Memorial Cup for the Best Group of 3 Ram Lambs – James Aiken
Anderson Cup for the Best Shearling Ewe or Ewe Lamb – Jack Graham
Farming Life Award, represented in 2021 for the Top Price Sheep at their Show & Sale – William Smeple
The Society of Border Leicester Sheep Breeders 125th Anniversary 2021 Crystal Vase for the Best Ram at the Ballymena Show & Sale – Stephen Wallace.
Perpetual Challenge Cup, presented by Robert L.Orr (MBE) for the Best Ram in the show bred by Exhibitor – Russell & Mark Smyth
Rev. R.J. McIlmoyle (MBE) Memorial Perpetual Trophy for the Best Blackface in the Show – Russell & Mark Smyth
J.B. Kirkpatrick Perpetual Bowl for the Best Irish Bred Ram – Russell & Mark Smyth
Joe Smyth Memorial Cup for the Best Irish Bred Shearling Ram – Russell & Mark Smyth
J. Thompson & Sons Tankard for the Champion Shearling – Russell & Mark Smyth
McMurty Perpetual Challenge Cup for the Class 1 1st Prize Shearling Ram – Russell & Mark Smyth
J A McClelland & Sons Ltd Perpetual Challenge Cup for the Reserve Champion Shearling – Alexander B Carson
Samuel White Memorial Challenge Cup for the Best Pair of Blackface Shearlings – Tom Adams
The Parkmore Perpetual Challenge Cup for the Best Group of 5 Blackface Shearlings – Russell & Mark Smyth
Ulster Wools Farm Suppliers Cup for the Best Group of 5 Irish Bred Blackface Shealings – Russell & Mark Smyth
The John Thompson Cup for the Champion Ram Lamb – Tom Adams
J Thompson & Sons Tankard for the Champion Ram Lamb – Tom Adams
Perpetual Challenge Cup from Associated Agricultural Merchants Ltd, Gracehill for the Reserve Champion Ram Lamb – Conway Brothers
The Coleman Perpetual Challenge Shield for the Class 1 Ram Lamb – P & B McEvoy
Alexander C. Gibson Memorial Perpetual Challenge Cup for the Group of 3 Ram Lambs – Tom Adams
U.R.B.A. Rose Bowl for the Champion of Champions – Tom Adams
Halfway House Bar Rose Bowl for the Reserve Champion of Champions – Russell & Mark Smyth