A Most enjoyable day was had by all, there were large crowds and the weather stayed fine for the Ossory Agricultural Show Society which held its annual show on Sunday, July 22 at the show site of the Mountrath Rd, Rathdowney.
The organisers would like to thank all their sponsors for their invaluable support which makes it possible to enable them to run a show each year. The committee also thanked all the exhibitors, visitors, entertainers and traders on the day. Special thanks were also extended to Laois Partnership for continued support plus their logo.
A special thanks was extended to all who helped in any way and on the day to make it such a success and the committee members who are constantly working to produce a bigger, better and more enjoyable show each year.
The media and press was also thanked for all their coverage, also the special attractions on the day. Noel Bailey, Moynans, Kws, Macra to name but a few.
The main winners from this year were:
Class 59 Gain Feed €1000 All Ireland Heifer Calf Championship- 1st Kane & Megan Boal; 2nd Peter Ging; 3rd Jim Mulhall.
Class 70 Bull any age any breed Sp AIB - 1st Tom Foynes; 2nd M. Ryan.; 3rd David & Grace Wharton.
FBD €1200 Cross Bred Belgian Blue Championship - 1st Johnny Burke, 2nd James Teague, 3rd Maxwell Bros.
Meadow Meats Bullock Class 89 - 1st William R Gubbins, 2nd Maxwell Bros, 3rd Michael & Richard Barron,
Meadow Meats Heifer Class 90 - 1st Erwin Stanley, 2nd Robert & Mark McGivern, 3rd Owen O Neill.
Champion Beltex Ram - 1st Paul McCartney.
Champion Rouge De L’Ouest Ram 1st Malcolm Workman
Supreme Champ Texel 1st Flor Ryan.
Champion Suffock 1st Amy & Laura McCabe.
Ossory Show Working Hunter Championship - 1st Peter O Connell, 2nd Amanda Fahy, 3rd Hannah Bjoremarr Deegan.
Rene Kennedy Tray Class 185 Biscuit cake - 1st Debbie Murray.
Odlums Tray Class 204 All Ireland Qualifier - Vera Savage, Iris Allen, Rosarie Maher. Standard was so high that all three qualified.
Bernie Dunne Perpetual Trophy Class 219A Confined to ICA - 1st Teresa Cuddy.
On Bord Bia All Ireland Potato Championship - 1st Harold Lawlor, 2nd Martin Lawlor.
The Bridge House Collection Of vegetables Qualifier - 1st Colin Lawlor, 2nd Harold Lawlor.
Gain Dog Food All Ireland Qualifier 1st Rhona Quigley. Rocco. Big Dog, 1st Ciara Coughlan Mimi Small Dog.
Lorraine O Sullivan 12 Gash, Castletown, Portlaoise is a finalist to go forward for the draw for Midlands 103 MG Cabriolet. The winners of gate ticket prize for B&B break to Asling Hotel Dublin were William Stanley and Garry McEvoy.