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The ROI Terrier, Lurcher & Whippet Championships
Irish Game & Country Fair, Birr Castle

The Great Game Fairs of Ireland are renowned for their Terrier, Lurcher & Whippet events through their hosting of the All Ireland Terrier & Lurcher Championships at Shanes Castle and the ROI Championships at Birr. Although our format has been copied it has never been bettered and this year we have already staged the Irish Countrysports and Country Life magazine/ Red Mills Master McGrath Challenge and the Feedwell Five Nations Whippet Championships and at Birr we will stage the Irish Countrysports and Country Life/Red Mills Five Nations International Lurcher & Terrier Championships; the Feedwell ROI Racing Championships and the NUTTS Pet Foods ROI Terrier, Lurcher and Whippet Showing Championships.

THE FEEDWELL TERRIER, WHIPPET & LURCHER RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS SATURDAY 27th August starting 12.30pm


Lurcher Racing

The Over 23" ROI Lurcher Racing Championships. - Winner €30 sponsored by Countryside Alliance Ireland Plus Trophy & Bag of Feedwell Dog Food; Runner Up & Bag of Feedwell dog Food

The Under 23" ROI Racing Championships . Winner €30 sponsored by Countryside Alliance Ireland Plus Trophy & Bag of Feedwell Dog Food Runner Up & Bag of Feedwell dog.

The Under 21" ROI Racing Championships Winner €30 sponsored by Countryside Alliance Ireland Plus Trophy & Bag of Feedwell Dog Food; Runner Up & Bag of Feedwell dog.

The Whippet ROI Racing Championships Winner €30 sponsored by Countryside Alliance Ireland Plus Trophy & Bag of Feedwell Dog Food; Runner Up & Bag of Feedwell dog

The Terrier Racing Championships Winner €30 sponsored by Countryside Alliance Ireland Plus Trophy & Bag of Feedwell Dog Food; Runner Up & Bag of Feedwell dog

The Directors Challenge

This is restricted to dogs that have not won a race at any event in the UK or Ireland

There will be three sets of heats for dogs classified as follows:

  1. Rough Coated Lurcher Any size Winner Trophy
  2. Bull or Terrier /cross Lurcher Any size Winner Trophy
  3. Smooth Coated Lurcher/Long dog any breeding other than (2) Any size. Winner Trophy

The top two dogs from each classification will run in a six dog final

Winner €30 sponsored by Countryside Alliance Ireland plus Trophy plus a bag of Feedwell Dog Food ; Runner up bag of Feedwell Dog Food.

 

Terrier, Lurcher & Whippet Show SUNDAY 28th August Starts at 12.30 sharp
Rosettes sponsored by Countryside Alliance Ireland & Irish Countrysports and Country Life magazine Dog Food sponsored by Nutts

OVERALL SHOW CHAMPION €50 + Trophy

CHAMPION LURCHER €40 + Trophy + Dog Food. This is the final qualifier for the Red Mills & Irish Countrysports and Country Life Five Nations Lurcher Championship.

CHAMPION TERRIER €40 s + Trophy + Dog Food. This is the final qualifier for the Red Mills & Irish Countrysports and Country Life Five Nations Terrier Championship.

CHAMPION WHIPPET €40 + Trophy + Dog Food

PUPPY CHAMPION Trophy

CHAMPION PET Trophy

Bag of NUTTS PET FOOD for all class winners - Rosettes to fourth place

Terrier Championship Show :

  1. Terrier Pups under 1 year
  2. Terrier under 12".
  3. Best Pair of Terriers
  4. AV Working Terrier
  5. Jack Russell Type Dog over 1 year old
  6. Jack Russell Type Bitch over 1 year old
  7. Lakeland Type Dog over 1 year old
  8. Lakeland Type Bitch over 1 year old
  9. Fell or Patterdale Dog or Bitch over 1 year old
  10. Border Dog over 1 year old
  11. Border Bitch over 1 year old
  12. Plummer Terrier Dog or Bitch
  13. Cross Bred Dog or Bitch over 1 year old
  14. Veteran Dog or Bitch over 7 years of age.

Championship - from unbeaten terriers other than pairs or puppy. Puppy goes forward to the puppy championships.

Lurcher Championships:

  1. Any Variety Lurcher Pup under 1 year old
  2. Whippet/Lurcher Dog or Bitch over 1 year old( NO PURE BRED WHIPPETS)
  3. Best Pair of Lurchers
  4. Any Variety Lamping Lurcher Dog
  5. Any Variety Lamping Lurcher Bitch
  6. Smooth Lurcher Dog over 23" over 1 year old
  7. Smooth Lurcher Bitch over 23" over 1 year old
  8. Rough Lurcher Dog over 23" over 1 year old
  9. Rough Lurcher Bitch over 23" over 1 year old
  10. Rough or Smooth Lurcher Dog under 23" over 1 year old
  11. Rough or Smooth Lurcher Bitch under 23" over 1 year old
  12. Collie Lurcher over 1 year old
  13. Terrier Bred Lurcher over 1 year old
  14. Bull Bred lurcher over 1 year old.
  15. Veteran Lurcher - Any Lurcher over 8 years of age

Championship - from unbeaten Lurchers other than pairs or puppy. Puppy goes forward to the puppy championships.

Whippet Championship

  1. Whippet Puppy Dog under 1 year old
  2. Whippet Puppy Bitch under 1 year old
  3. Whippet Dog over 1 year old
  4. Whippet Bitch over 1 year old
  5. Working Whippet Dog
  6. Working Whippet Bitch
  7. Whippet Pairs
  8. Veteran Whippet

Championship 1st from classes 3,4,5,6

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 Trophy & Rosette.

THE FIVE NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIPS

The FINAL of the RED MILLS /IRISH COUNTRYSPORTS & COUNTRY LIFE FIVE NATIONS TERRIER CHAMPIONSHIP JUDGED BY A THREE JUDGE SYSTEM WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE MAIN ARENA AT 5.00pm. WILL ALL QUALIFIERS REGISTER WITH FAIR HQ BEFORE 12.00 noon.

The FINAL of the RED MILLS /IRISH COUNTRYSPORTS & COUNTRY LIFE FIVE NATIONS LURCHER CHAMPIONSHIP JUDGED BY A THREE JUDGE SYSTEM WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE MAIN ARENA AT 5.30pm. WILL ALL QUALIFIERS REGISTER WITH FAIR HQ BEFORE 12.00 noon.

Last year's winner Jed McDonagh (r) with the runner Up Mark O'Neill, the three judges and the representative of the sponsors RED MILLS

The Winners of the Five Nations Lurcher & Teriier Championship will receive a variety of prizes including €500 and a Trophy and other prizes. Runners Up receive Watches sponsored By Gardiner Bros Jewellers of Belfast

All qualifiers attending receive a special commemorative cap sponsored by www.jointhemigration.com

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