Terriers & Lurchers
IRELAND's LARGEST WORKING DOG WEEKEND : The 30th ANNUAL ALL IRELAND TERRIER, WHIPPET and LURCHER CHAMPIONSHIPS at the IRISH GAME FAIR
24th & 25th JUNE and the ALL IRELAND GAME FAIR FERRET CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 30th Annual All Ireland Terrier & Lurcher Show and Racing Championships is being staged at the Irish Game Fair, Shanes Castle
on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June. It is SPONSORED BY Irish Countrysports and Country Life magazine, CAI - Countryside Alliance Ireland,
Feedwell, Gardiner Bros Jewellers, Barbour, Red Mills, NUTTS, and Jaydee Coats & Whippet Supplies. Working Dog Director: Tom Barry
PLEASE NOTE: Only the Master McGrath Race is pre entry. All other events are enter on the day in order that our All Ireland Champions
can be true Champions of Ireland having beaten ALL COMERS on the day.
RACING SATURDAY 26th June starts 12.00noon with the RED MILLS Master McGrath Final to find the fastest lurcher in the UK and Ireland.
The Master McGrath Challenge for ELITE lurchers (both Over and Under 23") will have qualifiers throughout the UK and Ireland
for a FINAL at Shanes Castle on Saturday 24th June. Prize Structure will be as follows : Winner : £250 plus Bronze Trophy plus Barbour Coat ;
winners cap & Racing Coat Runner Up £100, runners up cap and a CARRIAGE CLOCK plus racing coat. All qualifiers attending the fair get a limited
edition qualifiers cap and a year's subscription to the Irish Countrysports and Country Life magazine
Master McGrath Winner in 2015
Both winner and runner up receive a presentation coat for their dog sponsored by Jaydee Coats and Whippet Supplies.
All qualifiers for the Master McGrath Final must register with David Titterington at Game Fair HQ before 11.00am to get their special qualifiers
limited edition cap
The REDMILLS Master Mc Grath Challenge 12.00 noon followed by
ALL IRELAND RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS sponsored by FEEDWELL
Racing trophies for each race
- Lurcher Pups
- Elite Lurchers Under 21"
- Elite Lurchers Under 23"
- Elite Lurchers Over 23" Elite
- MICK THE MILLER QUALIFIER - SIX dogs to qualify. THIS IS FOR TRADITIONAL LURCHERS which have never run as an ELITE (whether they have
won or not). No 3/4 or above greyhound crosses or whippet x greyhound crosses.
The GREAT GAME FAIRS of IRELAND Master McGrath and Mick The Miller Lurcher Racing Challenges launched at Brownlow House, Lurgan.
- Traditional Lurchers Under 23"
- Traditional Lurchers Over 23"
- Traditional Lurchers (Hairy Dog/Collie Type)
- Bull Cross Lurcher Heavy
- Bull Cross Lurcher Light
- Retired Greyhounds
- Directors Challenge Whippet v Under 21" NOVICE lurcher (A Novice lurcher is one that has NEVER won a race) £25 to the best whippet
and £25 to the best NOVICE lurcher
- Terrier Racing
Please note eligibility to run in a particular race will be decided by the organisers. If there is a challenge to a dog's eligibility a panel will take
a group decision on the dog's eligibility. If in doubt as to your dog's eligibility please speak to the organisers in advance of the Fair and /or racing.
The 30th ALL IRELAND CHAMPION TERRIER, LURCHER & WHIPPET SHOW sponsored by NUTTS Sunday 25th start 12.30 pm with pet show and 1.00 sharp for breed classes.
OVERALL SHOW CHAMPION wins £50 and Rosette and a presentation coat for the dog sponsored by Jaydee Coats and Whippet Supplies.
CHAMPION TERRIER, LURCHER & WHIPPET receive special bronze trophies to keep plus £50 & BAG OF NUTTS & Rosette.
Terrier, Lurcher & Whippet Champion Trophies
The Champion Terrier qualifies for the Red Mills Irish Countrysports and Country Life magazine Five Nations International Terrier Finals at 5.30 at
Shanes Castle in the main arena.
Five Nations Terrier Championships - qualifiers staged throughout the Uk and Ireland for a FINAL at the Shanes Castle Game Fair on the 25th June.
Winner : £250 plus Bronze Trophy plus Barbour Coat ; winners cap & Racing Coat, Runner Up £100, runners up cap & a CARRIAGE CLOCK
plus racing coat. All qualifiers attending the fair get a limited edition qualifiers cap and a subscription to the Irish Countrysports and Country Life
The Champion Whippet qualifies for the Feedwell Five Nations International Championships at 6.00 pm in the main arena at Shanes Castle
Five Nations Whippet Championships - qualifiers staged throughout the UK and Ireland for a FINAL at the Shanes Castle Game Fair on the 25th June.
Winner : £250 plus Bronze Trophy plus Barbour Coat ; winners cap, Racing Coat, and Limited Edition Print Runner Up £100, runners up cap ,
a CARRIAGE CLOCK plus racing coat. All qualifiers attending the fair get a limited edition qualifiers cap and a subscription to the Irish Countrysports and Country
Qualifiers for the Five Nations Whippet & Terrier Championships must register with David Titterington at Fair HQ before 11.00 am on Sunday 25th June
The Champion Lurcher qualifies for the Red Mills Irish Countrysports and Country Life magazine Five Nations International Lurcher Finals at Birr Castle
on the 27th August.
PUPPY CHAMPION: Trophy & £25
IRISH GAME FAIR ALL IRELAND SHOWING CHAMPIONSHIPS Sunday 25th June sponsored by NUTTS ( OPEN TO ALL COMERS)
CLASSIFICATION - Show starts at 12.00noon with children's and gents/ladies handling classes
Each Class Winner receives a quality Trophy plus a Bag of Nutts Dog Food and Rosette (Rosettes 1-4)
Trophy for all class winners
- Any variety terrier dog pup
- Any variety terrier bitch pup
- Jack Russell dog
- Jack Russell bitch
- Patterdale dog
- Patterdale bitch
- Lakeland dog
- Lakeland bitch
- Border dog or bitch
- Crossbred dog or bitch
- Any variety working
Minor Terrier Breeds
- Staff pup dog or bitch
- Staff dog
- Staff bitch
- Bedlington dog or bitch
- Plummer Puppy dog or bitch
- Plummer dog or bitch
Special Trophy for Best Plummer Terrier donated by Paul Pringle as a tribute to the late Brian Plummer who wrote for the magazines associated with the fair.
- Any Variety dog pup
- Any Variety bitch pup
- Under 23 smooth bitch
- Under 23 smooth dog
- Over 23 smooth bitch
- Over 23 smooth dog
- Under 23 rough dog
- Under 23 rough bitch
- Over 23 rough dog
- Over 23 rough bitch
- Collie cross
- Heavy Bull cross
- Light Bull cross
- Dog pup
- Bitch pup
- All pups under 12 months old
- Veterans 7 years and over
- Classes may change due to entries
Family Dog Show:
Any Variety shown by a child under 12 years of age
Any Variety shown by a Lady
Any Variety shown by a Gent
Champion Handling Class from the above classes Receives a Bag of Nutts & Rosette.
PLEASE NOTE: The Game Fair is intended to be a showcase for working dogs and it is expected that all people attending the show will display the
best of sportsmanship and accept judges and line judges decisions without dissent. The organisers reserve the right to ask people disputing decisions to
leave the ground.
THERE WILL BE NO CAMPING ON SITE as the organisers do not have insurance for camping or caravanning.
ALL IRELAND GAME FAIR FERRET SHOWING & RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS organised by Darren Moore
At the Irish Game Fair & Fine food Festival, Shanes Castle, Antrim Sunday 25th June 11.00am in the Countrysports in Action Arena
- Albino Jill
- Albino Hob
- Polecat Jill
- Polecat Hob
- Any Other Colour Jill
- Any Other Colour Hob
Class Prizes : & Rosettes
Best In Show : Cold cast bronze ferret trophy sponsored by Albert & Irene Titterington
Best Racing Ferret : Cold cast bronze ferret trophy sponsored by Albert & Irene Titterington
Additional prizes for racing sponsored by John Bryan www.fourteenacre.co.uk