MUNSTER '15 BEST IN SHOW
At Munster Canine Club Ch Show, held at the Cork Marts in Corrin, near Fermoy, on Saturday, 30th May, BIS judge Bill McEntee (Baysway Cockers), gave the top award to Diane Stewart-Ritchie's GB Sh Ch Gwendariff Whippersnapper; 'Nilsson' who was top Irish Setter in the UK last year and No.2 Gundog overall, now has 14 CCs and 10 Reserves, and here at home had earlier won his third group of the year following on from Banbridge and IKC Celtic Winners where he finished BIS 3. Bill’s choice for Reserve BIS was the Siberian Husky, Ch, GB & Int Ch Bedarra Cold Paws Warm Heart for Leorient, owned by Jimmy Duggan and handled by wife, Anita Foley Duggan. ‘Flint’ taking his second group of the year earlier, and he seven groups last year with three BISs.
MUNSTER '15 BEST IN SHOW
BIS judge Bill McEntee (Baysway Cockers), gave the top award to Diane Stewart-Ritchie's Irish Setter, GB Sh Ch Gwendariff Whippersnapper
MUNSTER '15 BEST BABY PUPPY IN SHOW
Judge Sean Knight chose as Best Baby Puppy in Show Michael Joyce's American Akita, Mr Righttype Gaelforce and as Reserve, Mick & Cathy Cooper's Shar Pei, Confucian Ruby In The Smoke.
MUNSTER '15 CHAMPION STAKES
Sean Knight judged the Champion Stakes, his winner was Triona Ní She's Dobermann, Ch GB Multi Int Ch Farentino Wot A Thriller at Ruholfia and Runner-up Maureen & Brian Carroll's Keeshond, Ch & Int Ch Lyntova Legend Has It.
MUNSTER '15 PUPPY STAKES
In the Puppy Stakes judge Sean Knight picked Christopher, Clifford & Eileen Aiken's Scottish Terrier, Lomondview Cappuccino, Cahill & Kilroy's American Akita, Roycon Raising Hell was runner-up.
MUNSTER '15 VETERAN STAKES
The Veteran Stakes winner under Sean Knight was the English Springer, Sh Ch Reubens Silent Reflection, owned by Mary Downward, and Sally Tonks & Dione Firzsimons' PMD Ch GB & Int Ch Shanlimore Maverick was runner up
MUNSTER '15 TEAM STAKES
The Team Stakes were won by the Pembroke Welsh Corgis owned by Mr & Mrs Bale.
MUNSTER '15 GROUP 1
Val Coghlan judged Group 1 and picked Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Frances Toman’s Ch Whitepoint Stare If You Dare At Manto as his winner, with Paul, Jean and Kelly Lawless’ BSD Groenendael Ch & GB Ch Revloch Figo in second place.
MUNSTER '15 GROUP 2
Ciaran and Anne Marie Donnelly’s Dobermann Pinscher bitch, Ch & GB Ch Tuwos Hrana topped Group 2 under judge, Theresa Owens, with he Miniature Schnauzer, Paul Scanlon and Ashling Connolly's Ch Nujax Johnny Cash runner up.
MUNSTER '15 GROUP 3
Ger and Laura Cox's Bull Terrier, Napier Snow Candy was judge Mr J J Flanagan's winner in Group 3 with Catherine and Tina Broaders' Lakeland Terrier Brookside Aristocrat placed second.
MUNSTER '15 GROUP 4
John Muldoon's pick in the Dachshund group was Gerry McFaul's Long Haired bitch Ch & GB Ch Dachville Special Blend with P & C Wheatland's Russian import Smooth Haired Kaninchen, Ch Zimerbude Eurosouz in runner-up spot.
MUNSTER '15 GROUP 5
Deirdre Dinneen judged Group 5 and her choice as winner was the Siberian Husky, Ch, GB & Int Ch Bedarra Cold Paws Warm Heart for Leorient, owned by Jimmy Duggan and handled by wife, Anita Foley Duggan. In second place was Maureen and Brian Carroll’s Keeshond, Ch & Int Ch Lyntova Legend Has It.
MUNSTER '15 GROUP 6
Barry O’Neill’s Basset Hound, Ch, GB & Int Ch Knockogue Arthurs Legacy was the Group 6 winner under Ned Burke, with in second place going to Louisa and Eddie Casey’s Dalmatian, Ch Buffrey Pop Goes The Weasel.
MUNSTER '15 GROUP 7
The eventual Best In Show winner, Diane Stewart-Ritchie's Irish Setter GB Sh Ch Gwendariff Whippersnapper was the Group 7 winner under Ned Burke. Second place went to Sinead Taggart's Hungarian Vizsla, Sh Ch, GB Sh Ch & Lux Ch Bitcon Card Tricks For Cooley.
MUNSTER '15 GROUP 8
John Muldoon was centre stage for Group 8 and chose Bryant, Nelson & Morris' American Cocker Spaniel, Mycalleys Bartholomew With Nasailleen as his winner, with second place going to Ralph Dunne's Clumber Spaniel, Sh Ch Richley Royale Bond.
MUNSTER '15 GROUP 9
Group 9 under Donal Neally was won by Ashling Connolly's Bichon Frise, Ch & GB Ch Ashmair Double Act, with the runner-up spot going to Sharon O'Brien's BIS winning Tibetan Spaniel, Ch & GB Ch Rosanley The Adonis At Torfness.
MUNSTER '15 GROUP 10
Donal Neally was back in the ring for Group 10 where his choice was Lynda and Colin Matthews Borzoi, Donskoi Blestkiy with in second place the Whippet, Ch Sheol Golden Child, , owned and bred by three generations of the O’Brien family, dad Stevie, daughter Stephanie Robertson, and her daughter, Fiona.