Tipp Foxhounds win All-Ireland honours

Following the Puppy Show of Friday. July 5, Tipperary Foxhounds paid another most successful visit to the All-Ireland Master of Foxhounds Association’s ‘All-Ireland Hounds Championship Show’ at Stradbally, Co. Laois, on Sunday, July 7.

Following the Puppy Show of Friday. July 5, Tipperary Foxhounds paid another most successful visit to the All-Ireland Master of Foxhounds Association’s ‘All-Ireland Hounds Championship Show’ at Stradbally, Co. Laois, on Sunday, July 7.

Once again, Tipperary Foxhounds proved one of the most successful packs being amongst the rosettes in almost every class they were eligible to compete in.

They crowned a most successful day having two contestants for the Overall Champion – ‘Chieftan’ who won the dog championship and ‘Sable’ the bitch championship. ‘Chieftan’ was overall champion with ‘Sable’ reserve Champion.

The Tipperary Foxhounds won two first prizes, four seconds, one third, one championship and one reserve champion. Congrats to Huntsman Derry Donegan and Whipper-In Gavin Shorten.

Tipperary results: 2nd in the John Watson Memorial Challenge Cup for the best couple of unentered dog hounds with ‘Chieftan’ and ‘Painter’ walked by John Farrell and Yvonne McClintock; 1st in the Dick Russell Memorial Perpetual Challenge Cup for the best unentered dog hound with ‘Chieftan’ walked by John Farrell; Champion in the Mrs Hall Perpetual Challenge Cup for the best dog hound with ‘Chieftan’ walked by John Farrell; 2nd in the Horse and Hound Perpetual Challenge Cup for the best wcouple of unentered bitches with ‘Charcoal’ and ‘Potion’ walked by Ginny Hutton and Michael Kelly; 2nd in the W.R. Filgate Perpetual Challenge Cup for the best unentered bitch with ‘Potion’ walked by Michael Kelly; 2nd in the Grogan Perpetual Challenge Cup for best couple of entered bitches with ‘Package’ and ‘Larkspur’ walked by Ned Tierney and Lauren Donegan; 3rd in the Evan Williams Perpetual Challenge Cup for the best two couples of entered bitches with ‘Anguish’, ‘Package’, ‘Crunchy’ and ‘Larkspur’ walked by Padraig Kennedy, Ned Tierney, Liam Clancy and Lauren Donegan; 1st in the Waterford Perpetual Challenge Cup for the best brood bitch with ‘Sable’ walked by Edmund Ryan; and Reserve Champion in the Hutchinson Perpetual Challenge Cup for the best bitch hound with ‘Sable’ walked by Edmund Ryan.