It was a very hot day to be showing sheep at the Clonmel Agricultural show. Despite the clouds in the sky the sun which shone down intermittently was baking and melting us into the ground.

Very Hot Day to Show Sheep

Very Hot Day to Show Sheep

I arrived late missing some of the classes but just in time to see the end of the Ewe Lamb class. This was being judged by John Rowlands who kindly came over from Wales to judge all the Zwartbles classes.

Zwartbles Ewe Lamb Class Being Judged

Zwartbles Ewe Lamb Class Being Judged

The O’Keeffe Family got first, second and third for their ewe lambs.

1st, 2nd, 3rd for the O'Keeffe's ZSA Flock #00554 Limestone

1st, 2nd, 3rd for the O’Keeffe’s ZSA Flock #00554 Limestone

Limestone Abby won the class, a very smart looking ewe lamb shown by Jim O’Keeffe

1st Place in Ewe Lamb Class Limestone Abby

1st Place in Ewe Lamb Class Limestone Abby

Next class was the Ram Lamb class which was won by the O’Keeffe’s with Noel & Teresa Lally in 2nd and 3rd was Breda Horgan

Breda Horgan's Third Placed Ram Lamb

Breda Horgan’s 3rd Placed Ram Lamb

Family photos are a must when you have a prize winning lamb so all Breda’s children wanted to get into the photo.

Organizing the Photograph

Organizing the Photograph

Next class was the Ram Shearing and upwards this was won by the O’Keeffe’s Limestone Winner.

Alicia O'Keeffe, Limestone Angus, & the Judge John

Alicia O’Keeffe, Limestone Winner, & the Judge John Rowlands

The Championship was won by the O’Keeffe’s ram lamb Limestone Angus with Noel Lally’s Ewe getting the Reserved Championship.

Noel Lally Reserved Champion Ewe & Jim O'Keeffe"s Champion Ram

Noel Lally Reserved Champion Ewe & Jim O’Keeffe”s Champion Ram Lamb

Newspaper photographer getting her photograph which was in the Irish Independent.

Being Photographed for the Newspapers

Being Photographed for the Newspapers

John Rowlands, Noel Lally & Reserved Champion Ewe

John Rowlands, Noel Lally & Reserved Champion Ewe

The Championship winning family then had a photograph taken.

John Rowlands, O'Keeffe Family & Champion Ram Limestone Angus

John Rowlands, O’Keeffe Family & Champion Ram Lamb Limestone Angus

O'Keeffe Family Being Photographed with Champion Ram

O’Keeffe Family Being Photographed with Champion Ram Lamb

Judy Maxwell taking some photographs to go on her Face Book page.

Judy Maxwell Photographing for Her Face Book Page

Judy Maxwell Photographing for Her Face Book Page

Having arrived late I had missed the shearling ewe class which was won by Jim Croke with his ewe Holmlea Wren he also got the 2nd place with Holmea Wild Rose.

Jim With His 1st & 2nd Place Shearling Ewes

Jim With His 1st & 2nd Place Shearling Ewes Flock #00969 Tullamain

Shearling ewe 3rd went to Noel and Teresa Lally.

Noel & Teresa Lally's Prize Winning Pen of Ewes

Noel & Teresa Lally’s Prize Winning Pen of Ewes

After all the showing was done the sheep all got to snooze in the sun for the afternoon.

Relaxing Zwartbles Show Sheep

Relaxing Zwartbles Show Sheep

All the winning owners got their wonderful prizes from Red Mills and Bimed.

Winning Owners With Their Winnings from the Sponsor

Winning Owners With Their Winnings from the Sponsors

Everyone seemed to have a most enjoyable day out despite the melting heat.

Alicia O'Keeffe Red Ribboned Ram Angus

Alicia O’Keeffe with Her Red Ribboned Ram Limestone Winner

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