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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 watch 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
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

  1. Lurcher Pups
  2. Elite Lurchers Under 21"
  3. Elite Lurchers Under 23"
  4. Elite Lurchers Over 23" Elite
  5. 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 osses or whippet x greyhound crosses.
  6. Traditional Lurchers Under 23"
  7. Traditional Lurchers Over 23"
  8. Traditional Lurchers (Hairy Dog/Collie Type)
  9. Bull Cross Lurcher Heavy
  10. Bull Cross Lurcher Light
  11. Retired Greyhounds
  12. 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
  13. 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 27th 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.

Trophies
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 watch plus racing coat. All qualifiers attending the fair get a limited edition qualifiers cap and a subscription to the Irish Countrysports and Country Life magazine.

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 watch plus racing coat. All qualifiers attending the fair get a limited edition qualifiers cap and a subscription to the Irish Countrysports and Country Life magazine.

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 SHOW CLASSIFICATION - Show starts at 12.00noon with children's and gents/ladies handling classes

Each Class Winner Receives a Bag of Nutts Dog Food and Rosette

Rosettes 1-4

Sunday 25th June ALL IRELAND SHOWING CHAMPIONSHIPS sponsored by NUTTS

 

Terriers

  1. Any variety terrier dog pup
  2. Any variety terrier bitch pup
  3. Jack Russell dog
  4. Jack Russell bitch
  5. Patterdale dog
  6. Patterdale bitch
  7. Lakeland dog
  8. Lakeland bitch
  9. Border dog or bitch
  10. Crossbred dog or bitch
  11. Any variety working
  12. Veterans
  13. Pairs

Minor Terrier Breeds

  1. Staff pup dog or bitch
  2. Staff dog
  3. Staff bitch
  4. Bedlington dog or bitch
  5. Plummer Puppy dog or bitch
  6. 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.

Lurchers

  1. Any Variety dog pup
  2. Any Variety bitch pup
  3. Under 23 smooth bitch
  4. Under 23 smooth dog
  5. Over 23 smooth bitch
  6. Over 23 smooth dog
  7. Under 23 rough dog
  8. Under 23 rough bitch
  9. Over 23 rough dog
  10. Over 23 rough bitch
  11. Collie cross
  12. Heavy Bull cross
  13. Light Bull cross
  14. Hare
  15. Fox
  16. Lamping
  17. Veterans
  18. Pairs

Whippets

  1. Dog pup
  2. Bitch pup
  3. Dog
  4. Bitch
  5. Racing
  6. Working
  7. Veterans
  8. Pairs
  • 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

Show Classes

  1. Albino Jill
  2. Albino Hob
  3. Polecat Jill
  4. Polecat Hob
  5. Any Other Colour Jill
  6. 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

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