Connolly’s RED MILLS IKC Irish Retriever Championships

February 3, 2014

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 Gwyn-Jones and family.The judges of the Championship were Joe McGivern, Declan McCarthy, Roy Rankin and Ronnie Farrelly


1st Place – Int FT Ch Tweedshot Trimble of Lettergreen handled/ owned by Mr Sean Nolan Labrador Dog DOB: 12.04.09 Sire: Tasco Brimstone Dam: Tweedshot MangoBreeder: Mr S Tweedy

2nd Place – Dorrets Dragonfly handled, owned and bred by Mr David Boyce Labrador Bitch DOB: 31.07.10Sire: FT Ch Copperbirch Zeus of Glenanne Dam: FT Ch Rockenhart Ontario Breeder: Mr David Boyce

3rd Place – Int FT Ch The Newcam Boss handled and owned by Mr Billy Lundy Labrador Bitch DOB: 23.10.10Sire: FT Ch Marranscar Blackcap Dam: Smirnoff Teal Breeder: Mr Billy Lundy

4th Place – Barronstown Angel handled and owned by Mr Alan LeonardDOB: 27.04.08Sire: Int FT Ch Waterford Edward of Tasco Dam: FT Ch Ffynongain Graphic Breeder: Mr Alan Leonard

Diploma’s of Honour

Tirgarve Claire handled/ owned and bred by Mr Eddie Finn

FT Ch Quarrypool Rough Diamond handled/ owned by John Behan

FT CH Watergreen Hunter handled/ owned by Thomas Lowry (and also Gun’s Choice)

Sean Nolan was delighted to have won this years championship with his four year old dog. “I am honoured to have won the recent Irish Retriever Championship.  It is something that everyone starting off in gundogs inspires to do and I am no exception.  I would like to thank everyone involved in organising the event including the host and keeper as well as the sponsors Connolly’s RED MILLS Engage without whom the championship could not happen.”