Archive: 2014

Gun Dog Club puts Dogs through their Paces

Gun Dog Club puts Dogs through their Paces

Dalcassian Gun Dog Club ran their 9th Retriever Event on Friday 14th November 2014, a 16 dog open stake kindly sponsored by Connolly’s RED MILLS Engage Dog Food in the…

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Engage sponsors Irish Sleddogs

Engage sponsors Irish Sleddogs

Sled dogs and dryland mushers from the Republic and Northern Ireland descended on Aghrane forest, Ballygar, Co. Galway last weekend for the first race in the Irish Federation of Sleddog…

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RED MILLS Sponsor Grassroots Jumps Series

RED MILLS Sponsor Grassroots Jumps Series

Jockey Club Press Release – Connolly’s RED MILLS “Precision Nutrition” Hurdle Series Connolly’s RED MILLS, one of Ireland’s oldest and most established animal feed companies, has today agreed to expand…

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Bertram Allen Wins Gold at Lanaken

Bertram Allen Wins Gold at Lanaken

RED MILLS Ambassador Bertram Allen and the seven-year-old mare Barnike, have become the first combination in history to score back-to-back wins in at the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young…

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Liam O’Meara Wins Final Round

Liam O’Meara Wins Final Round

The final round of the Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix league at Banteer Gymkhana served up another thrilling competition in the 2014 series, with the result hanging in the…

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Final of Munster Grand Prix League

Final of Munster Grand Prix League

After 14 thrilling rounds held throughout the Munster province, the 2014 Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix league comes to a conclusion this Sunday, as the €20,000 Banteer Gymkhana at…

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Tiggy Wiggy to Bid for First Group 1

Tiggy Wiggy to Bid for First Group 1

Tiggy Wiggy will try to follow up last month’s scintillating Lowther Stakes victory in the Group 1 Connolly’s RED MILLS Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse on Saturday,…

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Ireland Finish on a High

Ireland Finish on a High

Superb performances from all three Irish riders in today’s (Saturday) semi final of the Individual show jumping competition at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy, saw Ireland finish with three…

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Opening Win For Allen

Opening Win For Allen

The Irish Show Jumping team go into today’s (Wednesday) second day of competition at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy in seventh position overall, just under one fence behind leaders…

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Connors Wins at Dualla

Connors Wins at Dualla

Just a day after seeing his lead at the top of the Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix league cut to just four points, Waterford’s Francis Connors scored his sixth…

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Hayes Moves To Within Four Points

Hayes Moves To Within Four Points

Tipperary’s Seamus Hayes scored his sixth win in this years Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix league, at a very tough thirteenth round of the series at Scariff in Clare.…

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Connors and Hayes Dominate Limerick

Connors and Hayes Dominate Limerick

Waterford’s Francis Connors and Tipperary’s Seamus Hayes, once again dominated the latest round of the Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix league, this time at Limerick Show in Patrickswell. Thirty-six…

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Moloney Wins Ninth Round

Moloney Wins Ninth Round

Kilkenny’s Eddie Moloney ensured a local rider took the winners prize, in the 2,000 euro Connolly’s RED MILLS sponsored ninth round of the Leinster Summer Tour (LST) at a packed…

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Munster Grand Prix League Resumes

Munster Grand Prix League Resumes

The twelfth round of the Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix League takes place at Limerick Show in Patrickswell this Sunday, 24 August, with forty-four horses and riders declared on…

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Iverk to Host Round of the Summer Tour

Iverk to Host Round of the Summer Tour

Ireland’s oldest annual agricultural event, The Iverk Show, takes place this Saturday, 23 August at it’s usual venue in Piltown Kilkenny. Founded in 1826, The Iverk Show continues to attract increasing numbers of…

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Cian O’Connor Wins at the RDS

Cian O’Connor Wins at the RDS

Ireland’s Olympic Bronze Medallist Cian O’Connor riding Aramis 573, were crowned 2014 Connolly’s RED MILLS 7 & 8 Year Old International champions, following three thrilling competitions at the Discover Ireland…

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Irish Duo Share Puissance Honours

Irish Duo Share Puissance Honours

Ireland dominated the Puissance competition at the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show on Saturday evening, with Cork’s Billy Twomey and Kilkenny’s Michael Hutchinson sharing the €20,000 pay cheque when they were the only riders…

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Kenny Wins His Second at the RDS

Kenny Wins His Second at the RDS

Ireland’s Darragh Kenny riding Chin Quidam VDL continued their domination of the Connolly’s RED MILLS International class for 7 & 8 year old horses at the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show, by…

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Irish Riders in Form on Opening Day at RDS

Irish Riders in Form on Opening Day at RDS

Irish riders dominated the opening day of the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show, with all three International classes being won by riders wearing the green jacket. Mayo’s Cameron Hanley captured the…

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Kenny Wins Opening Speed Class

Kenny Wins Opening Speed Class

Ireland’s Darragh Kenny beat off the challenge of a top class international field, to win the opening speed class in the Connolly’s RED MILLS International class for 7 & 8 year old…

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Six of World’s Top Ten Confirmed for Horse Show

Six of World’s Top Ten Confirmed for Horse Show

A formidable list of International riders has been confirmed for this week’s Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show at the RDS, including the eight teams who will do battle in Friday’s Furusiyya Nations…

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Cathal Daniels Named In Ireland Squad

Cathal Daniels Named In Ireland Squad

Horse Sport Ireland has confirmed it’s Junior Eventing Squad for the 2014 European Championships in Bishop Burton in Great Britain and included in list is RED MILLS Ambassador Cathal Daniels. The Loughrea, Galway…

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Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show

Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show

After four thrilling qualifiers held at venues across Ireland, one of the main highlights of this year’s Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show, The Connolly’s RED MILLS 7 & 8 Year Old…

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Hayes and Chipolini VM Z Win at Maryville

Hayes and Chipolini VM Z Win at Maryville

Just when it seemed that Francis Connors was building up an unassailable lead at the top of the Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix league table, Seamus Hayes hit back…

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Connors and Diamond Lady Win Again

Connors and Diamond Lady Win Again

Francis Connors extended his lead at the top of the Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix league, by winning the tenth round of the series at a sun-baked Dungarvan Agricultural…

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Connors Wins at Newcastlewest

Connors Wins at Newcastlewest

Waterford’s Francis Connors regained the outright lead at the top of the Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix league table, with a win in the ninth round of the series…

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National Showjumping Championships

National Showjumping Championships

Jennifer Fitzpatrick retained her open derby title at the Connolly’s RED MILLS National Showjumping Championships at Mullingar Equestrian Centre, Westmeath last Sunday. Fitzpatrick, this time riding her 10 year old…

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Hayes Grabs Third Grand Prix Win In-A-Row

Hayes Grabs Third Grand Prix Win In-A-Row

Tipperary’s Seamus Hayes scored his third Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix win in-a-row, after another brilliant performance aboard Tina Mc Dermott’s Chipolini VMZ, this time at Cork Summer Show,…

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Eighth Round of the Munster Grand Prix League

Eighth Round of the Munster Grand Prix League

A massive 67 horses and riders have declared for this Saturday’s eighth round of the Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix league, at Cork Summer Show. All of the main…

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Another Win For Seamus Hayes

Another Win For Seamus Hayes

For the second time in just four day’s, Tipperary’s Seamus Hayes landed a round of the Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix league, this time at Clonmel Show, which hosted…

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Hayes Wins the Sixth Round

Hayes Wins the Sixth Round

Tipperary’s Seamus Hayes captured the sixth round of the Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix league, at Tallow Gymkhana in Waterford, with the Tina McDermott owned Chipolini VMZ. Hayes, who…

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Breen is Hickstead Derby Champion

Breen is Hickstead Derby Champion

RED MILLS Ambassador Trevor Breen is the new Hickstead Derby champion following a thrilling jump-off win with Adventure de Kannan, over last year’s champion, British rider Phillip Miller. Speaking afterwards the Tipperary…

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Statue Unveiled to Commemorate GCT

Statue Unveiled to Commemorate GCT

An incredible and beautiful jumping horse statue has been unveiled at the official launch of the landmark Longines Global Champions Tour of Shanghai event, to be held from the 6 – 8…

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Connors Wins Fifth Round

Connors Wins Fifth Round

For the second time in as many rounds, Waterford’s Francis Connors and the Hilda Anthony owned Uskerty Diamond Lady, grabbed the winners prize in the Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand…

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Charleville Show to Host Fifth Round

Charleville Show to Host Fifth Round

The Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix League moves to Cork this weekend, for the fifth round of the series at Charleville Show in Cork. Forty-five horses and riders have…

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Connors and Diamond Lady Take West Clare Leg

Connors and Diamond Lady Take West Clare Leg

Waterford’s Francis Connors riding the Hilda Anthony owned Uskerty Diamond Lady, landed the fourth round of the Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix league at West Clare Show. Connors, who…

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Greg Broderick Win Barnadown RDS Qualifier

Greg Broderick Win Barnadown RDS Qualifier

Tipperary’s Greg Broderick riding Hitchcock Van Overis, took the winners prize in Barnadown’s third RDS qualifier for this year’s Connolly’s RED MILLS 7 & 8 Year Old International class, to…

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Catriona Fallon Win at Waterford’s Ballinamona

Catriona Fallon Win at Waterford’s Ballinamona

Galway born Catriona Fallon with the Nightfield Equestrian owned Nivitas Charge K, captured a very competitive third round of the Connnolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix league, at the picturesque…

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Waterford’s Ballinamona EC Host’s Third Round

Waterford’s Ballinamona EC Host’s Third Round

Ballinamona Equestrian Centre just outside Waterford City will today (Sunday) play host to round 3 of the Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix league, with 48 horses and riders set…

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Devos Wins as Irish Impress at LGCT Shanghai

Devos Wins as Irish Impress at LGCT Shanghai

The inaugural Longines Global Champions Tour of Shanghai Grand Prix in the shadow of the stunning China Art Palace, was won by Belgium’s Pieter Devos, a new star in China, following a…

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Irish Duo Twomey and Breen Overwhelmed

Irish Duo Twomey and Breen Overwhelmed

Irish duo Billy Twomey and Shane Breen, were both “overwhelmed” with the reaction of the Chinese public, on the opening day of the Longines Global Champions Tour of Shanghai today (Friday), as the country witnessed…

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Millie Dumas Crowned at Tattersalls

Millie Dumas Crowned at Tattersalls

​British rider Millie Dumas has been crowned Connolly’s RED MILLS CCI Two – Star under 25 (CCI** U25) champion at Tattersalls International Horse Trials, Ratoath in Meath. The Somerset based twenty-two…

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Journalists Greet the First Shanghai Horse Flight

Journalists Greet the First Shanghai Horse Flight

The first of two special FedEx horse flights has arrived at Shanghai-Pudong International Airport ahead of the historic, ground-breaking Longines Global Champions Tour of Shanghai event this coming weekend. Over one hundred…

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Diamond and Daniels Best of the Irish

Diamond and Daniels Best of the Irish

British riders dominate the leaderboard following the opening dressage phase of the Connolly’s RED MILLS CCI Two – Star under 25 (CCI** U25) competition at Tattersalls International Horse Trials and Country…

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Under 25 Competition Kicks Off

Under 25 Competition Kicks Off

The Connolly’s RED MILLS CCI Two – Star under 25 (CCI** U25) competition, is one of the highlights today, Friday 30 May, as the Tattersalls International Horse Trials and Country Fair continues…

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Team Take on Four Peaks

Team Take on Four Peaks

A team of four hill-walkers from the Irish thoroughbred industry will participate in next weekend’s Four Peak Challenge in aid of Focus Ireland. The Four Peaks Challenge is the ultimate…

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Showjumping Legend Itot Du Chateau To Retire

Showjumping Legend Itot Du Chateau To Retire

Cevo Itot du Chateau, one of the true legends of modern showjumping, is to retire after a stunning career at the top of the sport. Edwina Tops-Alexander today announced that her…

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Tipperary’s Hayes Dominates Second Round

Tipperary’s Hayes Dominates Second Round

Tipperary’s Seamus Hayes dominated the second leg of the Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix league at Middleton Agricultural Show in Cork, by filling three of the top four places,…

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O’Neill and Hyakari Win Coilog RDS Qualifier

O’Neill and Hyakari Win Coilog RDS Qualifier

Kilkenny’s Ger O’Neill riding the Martin Egan owned gelding Hyakari, won Coilog’s second qualifier for this year’s Connolly’s RED MILLS 7 & 8 Year Old International class, to be held…

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Rider List Confirmed for Longines GCT of Shanghai

Rider List Confirmed for Longines GCT of Shanghai

The full list competitors have been confirmed for the highly-anticipated Longines Global Champions Tour of Shanghai – round four of the 2014 official FEI series. The line-up is full of Olympic, World,…

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Official Horse Feed Supplier for GCT

Official Horse Feed Supplier for GCT

In a ground – breaking development for an Irish owned company, Connolly’s RED MILLS have been announced as the “Official Horse Feed Supplier” for the Shanghai leg of the Longines…

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Low Butterfat in Spring

Low Butterfat in Spring

Currently, many Irish dairy farms have ideal grass growing conditions with rapid regrowth.  These conditions are ideal for growing large quantities of high quality grass but can cause some issues.…

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The Fermanagh Gun Dog Club Working Test

The Fermanagh Gun Dog Club Working Test

The Fermanagh Gun Dog Club Working Test took place on Monday at Aughentaine Estate, Fivemiletown. The weather was brilliant which attracted a large number of competitors again this year. We…

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Dealing with Low Milk Proteins

Dealing with Low Milk Proteins

Currently some Irish dairy farms are dealing with low milk proteins. This will have a negative effect on profitability as most Irish dairy farmers are paid using A+B-C which pays…

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Engage launch New Breeder Rewards Club

Engage launch New Breeder Rewards Club

Dog breeders across the UK will now have the opportunity to buy Engage Premium Country Dog Food at specially discounted breeder prices as Engage launch their extended rewards club to include Dog…

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Feeding the Ewe at Lambing

Feeding the Ewe at Lambing

The summer of 2013 was excellent with record temperatures and limited rainfall of which was great relief for farmers conserving their winter forage requirements. The overall quality of all forage…

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World Cup Success at Lough Key Galway

World Cup Success at Lough Key Galway

The World Cup sleddog racing event held in Lough Key near Boyle in County Roscommon was greeted by the townspeople as they flocked in large numbers to see the spectacle…

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Connolly’s RED MILLS IKC Irish Retriever Championships

Connolly’s RED MILLS IKC Irish Retriever Championships

This year’s IKC Retriever Championship was held on 28th and 29th December 2013 in the beautiful Ballynatray House and Estate in Youghal, Co Cork by kind permission of Mr Henry…

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KICKSTART Your Cows

KICKSTART Your Cows

Do you want your cows to be fitter and healthier in early lactation? NEW 17% KICKSTART Dairy Cubes A blend of novel ingredients that will KICKSTART Your Cows. Designed to…

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Ireland’s Sleddog Racers Descend upon Lough Key

Ireland’s Sleddog Racers Descend upon Lough Key

The Irish Federation of Sleddog Sports has spent months preparing for the World Cup Sleddog Racing event which will take place in Lough Key on the 1st and 2nd of…

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Dalcassian Gun Dog Club’s 2013 Report

Dalcassian Gun Dog Club’s 2013 Report

“Dalcassian Gun Dog Club was founded in 1993 by two spaniel men Mr Declan Mulcahy and Mr Joe Keane and for seven years ran Section Four (Spaniel) events. Dalcassian Gun…

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Annual Curragh Dog Walk

Annual Curragh Dog Walk

The LEADER Dog Food team were at the 5th Annual Curragh Dog Walk last weekend. Although the weather conditions were poor, the turnout to support this event was fantastic. Around…

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