The Irish Texel Sheep Society
30 August, 2013Raphoe


30th August 2013
Members who are intent on entering stock for the Raphoe sale (30th August 2013) should note that entries close on Thursday 1st August 2013.
Entries should be sent to
David McKane
Co. Donegal
Flock owners are asked to include a contact e-mail address (if they have one) on the entry form.
Members are reminded that no entries will be accepted after 1st August.
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The Irish Texel Sheep Society held their annual show and sale at Raphoe Mart recently with a shearling ram from the Hillcrest flock of William Doherty leading the trade. His second prize ram Hillcrest Turbo a son of Garngour Nobleman out of an Irish Hill Opal dam sold for €1100 to Daryl Duncan.

Next best was the first prize open ram lamb and Male Champion from the Greenhill flock of John & Colm Mc Hugh with HUI 13120 an Annakisha Titan son out of a Zone Oscar dam selling to Brian Williamson for €920. Ronan Gallagher sold his second prize ram lamb GAI 13045 a Milnbank Special One out of a Douganhill Mc Fly daughter that was previously Tullamore Champion in 2011 to Daniel Mc Geever for €880. Shane Mc Hugh sold UJI 13051 a son of Glenside Tomboy out of a Billary Hill ewe by Foundry Nickle for €860 to Andy Dodd. The Speenogue flock of McHugh Bros sold IUI 13020 another Glenside Tomboy son out of a Foundry Nickel for €820 to John L Taylor and John Renahan.

The Silver Hill of Neville Myles then sold two lots at €800, NVI 12033 a Kiltariff Regan son out of a Baileys Ocean dam was the first prize shearling ram and sold to Noel Rooney. While at the same price NVI 12031 the third prize shearling ram another by Regan this time out of a Milestonehill O’Gara dam sold to Andy Dodd. Hillcrest Trojan sold at the same money for William Doherty again by Nobleman this time out of a Blackstown Mr Muscle Dam the purchaser was Nicholas Stevenson. The final lot selling at €800 was GEI 12036 a Fairwater Santander son out of a Glenside King 2 ewe from John Grenne purchaser was Gerry Gallen.

The female Champion and first prize Shearling ewe brought forward by Shane Mc Hugh was sired by Enniscrone Sensational selling to Charlie Tinney for €750. The Reserve Female champion and first prize ewe lamb from Louise Edwards was sired by Fairyglen Tomboy and out of a Millars Napolean dam herself a former sale champion in 2010, purchaser was David Mc Kane. The second prize ewe lamb from the Muckish flock was also sold to David Mc Kane for €600 sired by Milestonehill Toploader and out of a Knock ewe by Larahirl Newsflash.

Donegal Texel Sheep will hold a ram and ewe sale on Friday the 20th of September at Raphoe Mart. There will be a large entry of STAP eligible rams on offer. Show to commence at 5pm followed by the Sale 6.30pm.

The Irish Texel Sheep Society will also be at the Ploughing Championships where they will be giving away a FREE set of Cormac Sheep Weighing Scales. Call over and enter for free at our stand.