2020 Field Trial Calendar
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The Irish Red & White Setter Club
Annual Spring Open Trial
Glencree on the Dublin Mountains
16th February 2020

 


Twenty seven dogs went to the hill on a very cold, windy but dry day.
There was a good showing of grouse and at the end of the trial the judges made the following awards:

1st Excellent: Craigrua Loki (IRWSD) handled by Jim Sheridan
2nd Very Good: Koram Kendal (PD) handled by Michael Houston
3rd Verry Good: Ardclinis Francie Frank (PD) handled by Michael Houston
4th Very Good: Ballydavid Spitfire (IRSD) handled by Mark Adams

The club would like to thank Dano's Petshop in Strabane, Co Tyrone who kindly
sponsored Whistlers Premium Dog Food to the winners.

Judges : Kieran Walsh and Larry Quinn

 

Report by: Raymond Monroe

 

 

 

 


The Irish Kennel Club 2nd Snipe Championship
Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th November 2019



The Trial was held on the Midland Bogs, Co Westmeath by kind permission of the Landowners and
Local Gun Clubs. The judges for the champion stake were Michael Houston, Jim Crotty and Billy Grace
with the gun for the 2 days being Helmut Cywinski who had flown in from Germany for the second
year in a row to be the gun.

At the end of the 2 days the following awards were announced;
Winner: Malstabodarna Embla of Ballydavid (IRSB) handled by Hugh Brady.
2nd: Maodhóg Feochadán (IRSD) handled by Aidan Dunne
3rd: Ballinahemmy Mike (IRSD) handled by Pat Reape
COM's: Benwisken Stinger (IR&WSB) handled by Vincie Flannelly and Lisdovogue Patch (IR&WSD) handled by Larry Quinn

 

 

Photos Thanks to: Heike Sporleder Below


The Ulster Irish Red Setter Club Open Stake for Pointers & Setters
9th November 2019

Held in Strabane by kind permission of the Strabane and Legfordrum Sporting Clubs


The judges for the day were Carol Calvert and Mark Adams.
At the end of the trial the following awards were announced;
1st: Int FTCH Ballydavid Starjet of the Kingdom (IRSB) handled by Hugh Brady.
2nd: Int FTCH Ardclinis Francie Frank (PD) handled by Michael Houston.
3rd: Malstabodarna Embla of Ballydavid (IRSB) handled by Hugh Brady.
4th: Gortinreagh Kimiko (ESB) handled by Gerald Devine
COM's: Brackbawn Wanda (PB) handled by James Coyle & Gortinreagh Jack Duggan (ESD) handled by Gerald Devine




 





Photos & Report by: Raymond Monroe


The Irish Red & White Setter Club
Autumn Grouse Open Trial for Pointers and Setters
Wicklow National Park , Glencree - Sunday 27th October 2019

A full card of 30 dogs took to the mountain in what proved a great day both weather ways and with the
numbers of grouse showing.

Judges Michael Houston and Alan Bartley

1st: IRSB Hunsigo Donard handled by Mark Adams

2nd: IRWSD Craigrua Devin handled by Jim Sheridan

3rd: IRWSD Craigrua Flute handled by Dessie Linton

 

 

 

 

 

Results & Photos Thanks to: Raymond Monroe


Connaught Field Trial Club
26th October 2019
Mountbellew

Judges : Pat Dooley and Larry Quinn

Results 1st exc Paraig Kiely’s GSB Birchvalley Rusty Tipped
2nd exc Hugh Brady’s Malstabodarna Embla IRSB
3rd exc Brian MacDiarmada Oileannoir Tinne. IRSD


Connaught Field Trial Club held its last trial of 2019

 

Report & Photo thanks to Hugh Brady


Ulster Irish Red Setter Club Breed Stake
26th October 2019
Slieveanorra Moor

Judges : Day Dessie Linton and Raymond Monroe


1st: FTCH Hunshigo Donard (IRSB) handled by Mark Adams
2nd: FTCH Ballydavid Spitfire (IRSD) handled by Mark Adams
3rd: Shanrycon Diamond (IRSB) handled by Andy Law 4th: Sheantullagh Djouce (IRSD) handled by Bill Connolly

 

 

Results & Photos Thanks to: Raymond Monroe


The Irish Red Setter Club Derby Stake 18th of October 2019
Moycullen Co. Galway

The Irish Red Setter Club Derby Stake - 18th of October 2019 - Moycullen Co. Galway. Judges :Mr Ray O Dwyer and Mr Jim Sheridan. The trial was run with a solo first round and a braced second round. First : Excellent - Mr Ken Watterson's IRSB Cronkmooar Ola Second :Excellent - Mr. Hugh Brady's IRSB Ballydavid the Morrigan of the Kingdom. Third : Very Good -Ken Wattersin’s Cronkmooar Ness. Photo : Jim Sheridan presenting the winner's trophy to Ken Watterson.


Strabane & District Pointer and Setter Club
5th October 2019

The Strabane & District Pointer and Setter Club ran their Open Stake on Slieveanorra, Co Antrim. Judges for the day were Michael Houston and John Murray. At the end of the trial the following awards were made;

1st: IRSB Shanrycon Diamond handled by Andy Law

2nd: IRSB Ballydavid Gaelforce of the Kingdom handled by Hugh Brady

3rd: IRWSB Granaghburn Nebraska Handled by Raymond Monroe

4th: ESD Ftch Ballyellen Tango handled by Gerald Devine

COM: IRSB Ftch Hunshogo Donard handled by Mark Adams & IRWSD Craigrua Nevin handled by Dessie Linton

Michael Houston presents the winners trophy to Andy Law

 


Dessie Linton (COM), Mark Adams (Com), Hugh Brady (2nd), John Murray (Judge),
Andy Law (1st), Raymond Monroe (3rd) & Gerald Divine


Thanks to Raymond Monroe for the report and photos


Connaught Field Trials 29th September 2019

Connaught field trials today in Athenry. Judges were Messrs Bill Connolly and Jason Benson

Results as follows:

1st exc Hugh Brady’s IRSB FTCH Malstabodarna Idun
2nd exc Hugh Brady’s IRSB Ballydavid The Morrigan
3rd exc Pat Reape’s IRSD FTCH Ballinahemmy Mike
4th EXC Billy Graces FTCH Capparoe Aife COM Joe Tannion’s FTCH Mountbay da Vinci


The Ulster Gundog League 29th September 2019

 

 

 

 

The Ulster Gundog League held an open grouse trial for pointers and setters today Sunday 29th September 2019 on
Glenwherry Moor, Co Antrim. The judges for the day were Meryl Asbury and Sara Chichester. At the end of the trial the

judges made the following awards

1st: IRSB FTCH Hunshingo Donard handled by Mark Adams
2nd: IRSB Shan-Ry-Con Andraid handled by Davy O'Niell
3rd: ESD Ballyellen Duke handled by Gerald Devine
4th: ESD FTCH Ballyellen Tango handled by Gerald Devine
COM: IRSB FTCH Gortinreagh Venus handled by Carol Calvert

 

Report & Photos Thanks to: Raymond Monroe


The Northern Ireland Pointer Club 28th September 2019

The Northern Ireland Pointer Club held an open trial for Pointers and Setters today Saturday 28th September 2019

on Craigs Moss, Glarryford, Co Antrim. Judges for the day were Meryl Asbury and Sarah Chichester.

At the end of the trial the judges made the following awards. 1st: PD IntFTH Ardclinis Frankie Frank handled by

Michael Houston 2nd: IRSB FTCH Hunshingo Donard handled by Mark Adams 3rd: IRSB Ballydavid Gaelforce

of the Kingdom handled by Hugh Brady. On accepting the winners trophy Michael dedicated this win to his great

friend Brendan Coyle who passed away last year. It was very fitting that Michael's great friend and Brendan's

brother James, another great pointer man, presented the winners trophy to the winning handler.

 

Report by: Raymond Monroe


Field Trial Demonstration
At Belfast & District ISC Championship Show
By Hugh Brady


A Little Help from Hugh's son

Thanks to Marie Quinn & Kay Donnelly for the photos


Top Field Trial Dog of the Year

Ft. Ch. Malstabodarna Idun of Ballydavid 
Top Field Trial Dog of the Year for the second year in a row

Owner Hugh Brady celebrates with his family



The Scottish Gundog Association Puppy and Novice Stakes

28th March 2019 on Lochindorb Estate, Scotland


It was a tough day with a cold wind and many furry distractions to tempt the dogs. 
PUPPY Stake 8 puppies ran, two made it through to the second round, but no awards.

NOVICE Stake 28 dogs ran, five and a half brace were brought back for the second round. Some were very unlucky.


1st Carol Calvert‘s ESD Gortinreagh Granite
2nd Susan Stone‘s ISD Pinebay Coppersheen Columbus
3rd Tilly Thomas GSB Chartan Kinky Boots
Gun's choice: Bill Connolly's ISB Sheantullagh Hayley

 

Judges Mr C Forde and Mr Lester Anderson

 

Thanks to Susan Stone for the results & photos


The Scottish Gundog Association held their Open Stake at Lochindorb

27th March 2019



1st Penny Darragh‘s ISB Erinvale Ice Crackle - this win makes her a FT Ch
2nd Bill Connolly‘s ISB Sheantullagh Jessie
Certificate of Merit Andy Law‘s ISB Shanrycon Diamond
Congratulations to all, especially to Penny on making up another FT Champion!
Photo shows Sara Chichester's Dunroon Ginger Storm of Wiscombe

 

Judged by Mr C Forde and Mr L Anderson
40 dogs 

 

Thanks to Susan Stone for the results & photos


Pointer Club Of Scotland, Farr
Novice Stake, Tuesday 26th March 2019


 
Another fabulous day on the moors with brilliant dogs and lovely people 

The awards:
1st Bill Connolly's IRSB Sheantullagh Hayley 
2nd Colin Forde's IRSD Bownard Digger 
3rd Ray O'Dwyer's IRSD Sheantullagh Mungo
4th Ray O'Dwyer's IRSB Sheantullagh Red Berry 
CoM's to 
Ray O'Dwyer's IRSB Sheantullagh Squirt
Mary Whitworth's GSB Wiscombe Fleet of Breightonside

 

Judged by Mr P O‘Driscoll and Mrs T. Tilly Thomas


33 dogs entered.

 

Thanks to Susan Stone for the results & photos


Pointer Club of Scotland, Farr
Monday 25th March 2019 Open Stak


1st Mr L Hild‘s PB Morness Abba handled by Richard McNicol
2nd Rob Gould`s ESB Upperwood Voulez Vous avec Wamilanghaar
3rd Doug Collins ESB Gortinreagh Jemma
4th Penny Darragh‘s GSD FT Ch Zettertjarns Optimal of Ensay
Five CoMs: Wilson Young‘s PD FT Ch Fearn Quark of Burncastle, Jon Kean‘s PD Fearn Questren, Sara Chichester‘s ESD Upperwood Schnapps of Wiscombe, Paul Dale‘s PD Crimson Patch of Bladesdale, Brian Morris‘ IRSD Erinvale Maze

 

Congratulations to all!

 

Judged by Mr P O‘Driscoll and Mrs T. Thomas
40 dogs entered.


Open Stake, 20 March 2019 Northern Counties Pointer and Setter Society, Amulree


40 dogs entered, 13 dogs in a very tough second round (sudden change of weather with cold wind and sleet like rain).

 

Final awards: 


1st Colin Forde's IRSD Bownard Delegator (bred, owned & handled by Colin)
3 Certificates of Merit to:
Brian Morris‘ IRSD Erinvale Mountain
Doug Collins‘ ESB Gortinreagh Imp 
Jon Keane‘s PD Fearn Questren

Congratulations to all in the awards; especially big congrats to Colin Forde on making up his dog to FT Champion! 
Sponsored by Red Mill's Engage thanks to 
William Connolly Red Mills

 

Judges Mr D Hall, Ms L Westron

 

 

 

Thanks to Susan Stone for the results & photos



The Ulster Gundog League Spring Open

Slieveanorra Moor Saturday 2nd March 2019

The trial was judged by Michael Houston and Doug Collins. The judges made the following awards at the end of the trial.

 

1st: IRWSB Granaghburn Nebraska handled by Raymond Monroe

2nd: IRSD FTCH Ballydavid Spitfire handled by Mark Adams

3rd: IRSB Shanrycon Diamond handled by Andy Law

4th: IRSB Shanyrcon Casey handled by Davy O'Neill

COM: IRSB FTCH Hunshigo Donard Handled by Mark Adams

Michael Houston (judge) , winning handler Raymond Monroe and Foug Collins (judge)

 

Left to right : Andy Law 3rd, Michael Houston (judge), Doug Collins ( judge),  Raymond Moore 1st

                   Davy O’Neill 4th,  Mark Adams 2nd & COM

                       


Winning Dog

                     

   

 

 

Thanks to Raymond Monroe for the photos - Report by Kay Donnelly


 

The Strabane & District Setter and Pointer Spring Open Trials

Glenwherry Moor 3rd March 2019

Winner IRSB Int FTCH Ballydavid Starjet of the Kingdom handled by Hugh Brady.

 

At the end of the trial the judges made the following awards;

1st: IRSB Int FTCH Ballydavid Starjet of the Kingdom handled by Hugh Brady.

2nd: IRSD FTCH Hunshigo Donard handled by Mark Adams

COM: ESD Ballyellen Blue Grass handled by Carol Calvert

 

 

 


Report & Photos: Raymond Monroe


Northern Ireland Pointer Club Spring Open Trial

Slieveanorra Moor  23rd February 2019

 

Michael Houston, NIPC Treasurer presents Winners Trophy to Winning Handler Gerald Devine

 

From left. Mark Adams (2nd), Dessie Linton (Judge), Raymond Monroe (Judge), Gerald Devine (1st), Hugh Brady (3rd)

 

1st: FTCH Ballyellen Tango (English Setter Dog) handled by Gerald Devine

2nd: FTCH Ballydavid Spitfire (Irish Red Setter Dog) handled by Mark Adams

3rd: Ballydavid Gaelforce of the Kingdom (Irish Red Setter Bitch) handled by Hugh Brady 

Judges: Dessie Linton & Raymond Monroe

 

Report & photos : Raymond Monroe

 

 

 


Connaught Field Trial - Athenry, Co Galway
16th February 2019


First : Billy Grace with Capparoe Jata ( English Setter)

Second : Joan McGillycuddy with Ballydavid Starjet of the Kingdom (Irish Setter)

Third : Paraig Kiely with Avondale It's Me (Pointer)

Fourth : Pat Reape with Ballinahemmy Red (Irish Setter)

Judges : Alan Bartley & Neil Ryan

 

Photos & Report by: Raymond Munroe


The Irish Red & White Setter Club held its spring Open Trial on the Dublin Mountains.
9th of February 2019

The picture shows from left to right; Hugh Brady with the Craigrua Perpetual Trophy awarded to the

handler of the winning dog, Judge Jim Sheridan, Raymond Monroe handler of second

placed dog and Judge Jason Benson.

 

Judges for the day were Jim Sheridan and Jason Benson.  A total of 111/2 brace took to the hill on a cold breezy day.

At the end of the first round the judges called for 5 brace of dogs back for the second round. Grouse showed in good

numbers today. At the end of the trial the judges made the following awards:

 

* 1st Excellent: IRSB Ballydavid Starjet of the Kingdom handled by Hugh Brady.

2nd Excellent: IR&WSB Rosie Jim handled by Raymond Monroe

3rd Excellent: IRSB Malstabodarna Embla handled by Hugh Brady.

 

Judges: Jim Sheridan & Jason Benson

 

* Starjet has recently had a bad injury and it was thought that her field trial days were over so

it is a fantastic return to the fields for her!


Winner Hugh Brady

 

Photos & Report by: Raymond Munroe

 

Thanks to Kay Donnelly


Pointer and Setter Field Trials Dates 2019  HERE

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Field Training Day - Not To Be Missed

The Pointer Club & English Setter Club Field Trial Training Day Saturday
30th March 2019 8.30am to 4.30pm YAD MOSS MOOR, ALSTON, CUMBRIA

Our training program is specifically for Pointers & Setters - More Info HERE

 

Our Trainers will be a mixture of Field Trial judges, people with experience of shooting over
Pointers and Setters and experienced Field Trial competitors. The day will consist of talks, demonstrations
and discussions together with practical help, advice and tips on handling your dog. This training day is aimed
at the basics requirements needed to reach the minimum standard for working a Pointer or Setter.