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2018 North of Ireland Nursery Final

February 18th 2018 saw the North of Ireland Nursery season come to an end. Thank you to Canice and Geraldine McCloskey for hosting the nursery final on their land, and supplying the sheep for the event.


A full report of the nursery final will be available in the March/April 2018 edition of the ISN magazine.


Many thanks go to everybody involved in organising the event, with special thanks to the following:

Judge: Kenny Donald (Scotland)
Time Keeper: Melissa Donald
Course Directors: John McCullough
  Eddie Hawthorne
Report of Event to ISN: Karen McGee

The course consisted of a 300 yard out-run, right hand drive of a 100 yards, the same for the cross-drive, back to the shedding ring and finally the pen.

The sheep were a mixture of Texel and suffolk ewe Lambs.


Top 10 Results:

Position Handler Dog  Points
1 James McCloskey Jess 94
2 Michael Gallagher Bud 93
3 Corny McLaughlin Lexy 92
4 Seamus Gallagher Finn 89 OLF
5 Brian Quigley Ben 89
6 Colin Doherty Moss 86
7 Bernard Hegarty Gem 83
8 Michael Gallagher Coin 82
9 David McMullan Eve 80 OLF
10 Sammy Long Mia 80


Congratulations to all competitors that took part it what appeared to be a very successful nursery final.


Photos courtesey of Seamus O'Kane and Bo Davidson.

For more photos, visit the North of Ireland Sheepdog Society Facebook page.





                            The view from the top of the field, a wonderful turn-out!