Irish Shows


Sligo & DCC: Cat Burglar on the prowl in Sligo - Reports by Joyce Crawford-Manton - Photos by Irish Canine Press Sligo and District Canine Club hosted their 18th all breed championship show on Saturday, July 18, with husband and wife team Martin and Ann Marie Skeffington much to the fore as usual, aided and abetted by Stephanie Walsh, Kitty Conlon, Myuki...
Irish LKA: ‘Tyson’ takes the title at LKA - Report by Joyce Crawford-Manton - Photos by Irish Canine Press ANOTHER weekend and another show, this time back to the National Show Centre in Cloghran for the Irish Ladies Kennel Association’s 20th anniversary show.
Bray: ‘Nilsson’ Top of the Pops - Reports by Joyce Crawford-Manton - Photos by Irish Canine Press THE IRISH show scene continued on its hectic pace as we entered the month of July with the first of four consecutive weekends of championship shows, starting with Bray and District’s 69th ch show, held at the National Show Centre at Cloghran.
Kilkenny & DCC: There’s a Special Blend for Kilkenny - Reports by Joyce Crawford-Manton, Photos by Irish Canine Press KILKENNY and District Canine was back at its original venue of St James’ Park for its 41st all-breed championship show, this show and the venue holding many personal memories over the many years it was held here.
Deise CC: ‘Everybody’s Talkin’ about Nilsson - Report Des Manton, Photos Crawford-Manton AFTER the heavy overnight rain following Kilkenny, it was a relief that it cleared and although it started off a bit misty and windy, especially on the high vista overlooking Tramore Bay, Deise Canine Club was graced with a bright and sunny day...
Swords & DCC: It’s the Boxer’s ring at Sunny Swords - Reports by Joyce Crawford-Manton with photos by Irish Canine Press I admit to being total biased where Swords championship show is concerned. A more exhibitor friendly show would be hard to find, and it must count as one of the few really ‘special’ shows on the Irish show calendar.
Munster CA: ‘Nilsson’ cracks the whip at Munster - Reports by Joyce Crawford-Manton - Photos by Irish Canine Press WHIT WEEKEND in Ireland falls at the very end of May/start of June and is usually renowned for its fine weather; indeed many will remember the Euro show in Dublin in 2009 when the sun shone mercilessly all weekend.
Cork & DCC: A champion crossing for Chase - Reports by Joyce Crawford-Manton - Photos by Irish Canine Press AFTER THE overnight deluge of rain, thankfully the skies had cleared when we reached the Mallow GAA Sports Complex in readiness for Cork and District’s 34th championship show.
Newtownards & DCC: Ain’t No Panda at Newtownards - Report and photos Joyce Crawford-Manton The US has its ‘windy city’ – Chicago – but Northern Ireland also has its own little spot where the breeze seems to get up, especially at the start of May, and it’s called Newtownards!
Hibernian All Breed Dog Club: Jackson in a thriller at Hibernian - Report and photos by Joyce Crawford-Manton “Oh, yes, with ever changing sports, we whiled the hours away; the skies were bright, our hearts were light, in the merry, merry month of May.”
Combined CC: Aussie steals win at Combined National Topping the poll at Combined Canine Club’s national championship show was the Australian Shepherd Ch/Lux/Am Gr Ch Bayshore Stonehaven Cat Burglar, his first such award, though he was the group winner at Dublin Dog Show in December, following...
Fermoy CC: Il Divo stars at Fermoy’s birthday show - Reports by Joyce Crawford-Manton - Photos by Irish Canine Press AFTER THE torrential downpours of the previous day, it was a relief to pull back the curtains in the hotel room to look out and see the sun shining over Clonmel, the venue for Fermoy Canine Club’s international championship show.
Skye’s the limit at Banbridge - Report: Des Manton - Photos: Joyce and Des Manton JUST TWO weeks after Combined Canine’s double show and Pup of the Year, it was time for another back-to-back weekend of shows, this time Banbridge and District and Portadown Canine Club, both shows held at the King’s Hall Complex in Belfast.
‘Skye’ is bright again at Portadown - Report and photos: Irish Canine Press Day two of the Banbridge/Portadown back-to-back weekend saw us back at the Kings Hall Complex, this time for the Portadown Canine Club championship show, thankful that at least the two shows were held at the same venue, unlike some of the...
Fibber Magee – It’s No Lie! Reports and photos by Des Manton A WEEK after the Irish Kennel Club Celtic Winners St Patrick’s show, it was off to the US for this intrepid reporter for a judging stint, arriving home, much the worse for wear with an unwanted and unwelcome virus, just in time for the Easter weekend
Jackson triumphs at Irish POTY - Report and photos by Des Manton INTO ITS third decade now running the Irish Pup of the Year contest, the Combined Canine Club is as enthusiastic as ever. It now runs three events on three consecutive days giving the Easter weekend a different meaning in dog terms to that of...
The Celtic Winners show: Honky Tonk hits the right note at Celtic Winners - Report by Des Manton - Photos by Joyce Crawford-Manton I MAKE no apologies for the fact that I am very much an old fashioned traditionalist, something that is more aligned to advancing years than to any other reason, so it still feels funny that the Irish Kennel Club St Patrick’s Day championship show...
The Big Issue due to hit Holland - Reports by Joyce Crawford-Manton - Photos by Irish Canine Press THE FINAL of the Top Irish Showdog Contest took place in the usual venue of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dublin on Saturday evening, February 21, when exhibitors and supporters get a chance to don their glad rags and to wine, dine and dance after...
Champion of Champions - Three out of six for Edbrios at champions final JUST A week after running its all-breed championship show, Dublin Dog Show Society hosted the Champion of Champions final at the Green Isle Hotel on the outskirts of Dublin last Saturday.
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