Show Princess Ellen selected by YFC at Show Dance
Seamus Gunn (front centre) winner of the Farmers' Challenge Trophy for the Champion all-Ireland Dairy Cow at Fermanagh County Show with Show Princess Ellen Bailey; Gary Beacom, Fane Valley Feeds, sponsors; (back row) Steve McLoughlin, handler; Lord Anthony Hamilton, Show President and William Graham, Show Chairman.<
Among early visitors to this year's Fermanagh County Show yesterday, Wednesday was Show Princess Ellen Bailey.
The 18-year-old from Derrygonnelly is studying science at South West College and is due to go into the second year of her A level studies in September.
A member of Derrygonnelly Young Farmers' Club for about five years, Ellen was selected for the 2012 Fermanagh Show Princess title at the YFC dance in Squire's, Enniskillen on Tuesday evening. Although she was surprised when her name was called out, Ellen is delighted to have been chosen and regards it as a lovely honour.
Hailing from a farming background, the teenager says she enjoys helping out on the family farm at home.
A daughter of David and Valerie Bailey, she has a sister Victoria and a brother Blane.
ANY OTHER RECOGNISED PEDIGREE BEEF BREED NOT OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN SCHEDULE
Bull or heifer calf, born in 2012: 1, Raymond Crawford, Maguiresbridge
Champion: Raymond Crawford.
Cow in calf: 1, Gerry O'Donnell; 2, JJ Gunn
Cow in milk: 1, JJ Gunn; 2, Trevor Keatley, Castlederg; 3, Gerry O'Donnell
Group of three Pedigree Holsteins: 1, Gerry O'Donnell; 2, JJ Gunn
Champion Holstein: JJ Gunn; Reserve: Trevor Keatley
ULSTER BANK PERPETUAL CUP: JJ Gunn
UNITED CREAMERIES CHALLENGE CUP: JJ Gunn
FARMERS' MART PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP: Gerry O'Donnell
VAUGHAN TRUST DAIRY CHAMPIONSHIP: 1, JJ Gunn; 2, Gerry O'Donnell
COMMERCIAL BEEF CLASSES
Suckler calf born in 2012: 1, James Alexander, Randalstown; 2 and 3, Alan Veitch Lisbellaw
W & C SCOTT CUP
Commercial Heifer, halter led: 1, Alan Veitch; 2, Gerald Law, Kesh; 3, Clive Hoey, Fivemiletown
THE ULSTER BANK CUP: Alan Veitch
Heifer, Halter Led Class weighing 300KG or under. Born in 2012: 1, Alan Veitch; 2, Clive Hoey.
Heifer, Halter Led Class weighing OVER 300kg: 1a, James Alexander; 2, McIvor Bros, Dungannon. 1, McIvor Bros; 2, Alan Veitch
Bull or Bullock Halter Led Class. Born in 2012 and weighing 400kg or under: 1 James Alexander; 2, Alan Veitch
Bull or Bullock, Halter Led Class weighing over 400kg. To be divided by weight on day of the Show: 1a and 3a, SJ Smyth, Newtownstewart; 2a, James Alexander. 1b, Derek and Alan McCrea, Strabane; 2b, James Alexander.
HEIFER CHAMPIONSHIP: Alan Veitch
BULLOCK CHAMPIONSHIP: Derek and Alan McCrea
ARCHDALE MEMORIAL PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP: James Alexander
SUPREME COMMERCIAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Supreme Commercial Champion: Derek and Alan McCrea; Reserve: James Alexander.
THE JOE LIVINGSTONE TROPHY: Derek and Alan McCrea
NI COMMERCIAL EXHIBTORS CLUB QUALIFIER: 1, Derek and Alan McCrea; 2, McIvor Bros.
This article appeared in Impartial Reporter 09 Aug 12