Cork Field Trials Association Open Stake for A.V. Spaniels - Sponsored by Engage Dog Food

05 December 2017

On the 26th of November, the Cork Field Trials Association held an Open Stake for A.V. Spaniels at the AWBEG Sports Shoot, Quitrent, Kildorrerey, Co. Cork, by kind permission of Mr. Stuart Greaves. 
The ground was excellent, varying between fields of rushes edged with thick cover of briars and wooded areas, to heavy woods along a river, and up to open fields bordered by ditches, trees, and briars. Partridge and pheasant were plentiful, providing plenty of work for both guns and dogs. The weather, well, it was grey, cold, and a bit rainy, but not unexpected this time of year, and didn't interfere with dogs or competitors. 
After a run-off, Judges Mr. Mick Walsh, Mr. Richie Power, Mr. Kevin Murphy, and Mr. Ed McAuley gave the awards as follows: 
1st Place: Mr. James Casey, with his ESSB FTCh Blackguard Ivy, Sire Hollydrive Theo, Dam Rosbeha Arris. 
2nd Place: Mr. Murt Walsh, with his ESSB FTCh Sharmar Coco, Sire Skronedale Romulus, Dam Bulterstown Zappa.
3rd Place: Mr. Mike White, with his ESSB Sharmar Tweed, Sire Huntsmans Bouncer at Glenavaud, Dam Butlerstown Zappa.
4th Place: Mr. John Keeshan, with his ESSD Balley Clear Flash, Sire FTCh Tearsol Flash, Dam Rosbeha Fieldfare. 
COM: Mr. Trevis Crothers, with his ESSD Carnteel Hozer of Greenbrush, Sire Clodahill Nofler of Carnteel, Dam Slaibh Anie of Carnteel. 
COM: Ms Ieva Grigaite, with her ESSD Weatbourne Rocket, Sire FTCh Greenbrush Iced, Dam Megan of Rolaghbridge. 
Thank you to Mr. Stuart Greaves for providing the excellent ground, to the fine guns, to the Judges, to Hon Sec Mr. Kevin Murphy, to all of the helpers and assistants on the day, and eto Jan Evans for photography from the day. 

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