Camp Notes – September 2018

Rumours of hurricanes and storms did not put off people from coming to Camp Fair on Tuesday last. Sheep were sold and bargains made from early morning and the Sheep Show, Pet Show and Face Painting in the afternoon drew lots of animals and local children showing off their pets. The entry in the Pet Show and the Sheep Show was very big this year and despite a few showers in the morning, the sun came out in the afternoon ! Mary Casey from Annascaul whose birthday falls on Camp Fair day celebrated with her friends in Camp and Mary who has a beautiful singing voice entertained us again this year in Ashes Pub. And the music, dancing and craic continued until late in all the pubs and the mutton pies were sold out by the end of the day in Upper and Lower Camp. Delicious as always, it wouldn’t be Camp Fair Day, if you didn’t have a pie. Winners of the Sheep Show as follows – The Jack Quirke Memorial Cup was won by Jack Crean, Knockgloss beg for the Traditional Pen. Tom Griffin, Beheenagh won The Maureen and Brendan Denae Memorial Cup for The Traditional Pen of Sheep.
Eoin Farrell from Inch won the John O Shea Memorial Cup for the Overall Champion sheep of the day.
The Martin Crean Memorial Cup for the best scotch ewe lamb 1. Benny Clifford, Keel, 2. Gene Cronin, Killarney, 3 Benny Clifford, Keel, Castlemaine. The Michael O Shea Memorial Cup was presented for the best scotch ram lamb – 1. John Prendiville, Lispole 2 John Prendiville, Lispole, 3 Benny Cifford, Keel. The Tommy Griffin Memorial Cup for best scotch yearling ram was won by – 1. Eoin Farrell, Inch 2. John Joe O Donnell, Duagh, Camp 3. Jason O Donnell. Duagh, Camp.
Best scotch aged ram – 1. Eoin Farrell, Inch 2. Benny Clifford, Keel, 3 Con O Donnell, Slieve, Camp.
Best cheviot ram – 1 Con O Donnell, Slieve, Camp. 2. John Kennedy, Maum, Camp 3. DJ Bukley, Keel, Castlemaine.
A new course of Tai chi will start in October. please let me know if you’re interested.  Friday  morning or afternoon .in the Old School Camp. Kathleen Simmons.
Sympathy is extended to Michael Farrell and family on the death of his brothers,
Sean Farrell, Athenry, Co Galway. Rest In Peace.
Almost 50 years after tasting success himself in the county championship,veteran manager John Lenihan guided his troops to a magificient victory in the Cahill Cup.. Congratulations all. Great photos and report on Facebook.