At a recent function in the Hotel Minella, Clonmel, Carrie Acheson, president of the Clonmel Horse Show & Agricultural Society,presented certificates and cheques to the 2013–14 Clonmel Show Bursary Award winners.
The following were successful in this year’s bursary awards scheme -
Shane Gorey St. Johnston, Fethard, towards his study of bovine hoof disorders;
Lisa English, Main Street, Bansha for her development plans for digital temperature recorders for horses & cattle;
Paul Flaherty of Rathronan, Clonmel, who plans to travel to Switzerland to study their dairy industry;
Michael Moclair, Ballinlough, Lisronagh, he plans to further study bovine hoof pairing;
Gavin Delany of Parsonshill, Fethard towards furthering his CIT B.Sc Agric studies;
John O’Donoghue, 34 Silver Springs, Dungarvan, who is developing a slurry gas detector;
Padraig Keating, Castleview, Powerstown, who is studying agriculture, plans to travel to and work in the Sudan;
Andrew Comerford, Ballyneale, Carrick on Suir who plans to continue his veterinary studies into dairy cattle in California;
and Michael Ryan from Farranliney House, Cashel, who plans to study the interaction between S.Tipperary soils and Thoroughbreds
Tom Acheson, who was the initiator and now coordinates these awards, congratulated the prize-winners and wished them success and luck with their studies.
He said that he looked forward to having reports on the various projects featured on a special stand at Clonmel Show.
He also hoped that many of the winners might consider getting involved with the organisation of the annual Show in the future.