Friday, December 30, 2011


Yet another great meeting held at Abbeyfeale.   They are never blessed with the best of weather but
first class coursing is still served up with some great hares.

Lots more photos can be seen on this link


There was a good too short to get a good angle of the crowed but both days was packed with hardy coursing supporters.

Going to Slips for the working members.....and about to have a wonderful day!

Michael Murphy slipping the duffers had a great meeting.....when Michael slipped at
Tralee last weekend he was the third generation of the Murphy family to 
Slip at this great meeting. Im sure we will be seeing much more of Michael 
with slips in hand next season

I think he wanted my hat!

Bexhill Eoi x Barrack Court
owned bred and trained by 
Shane and Nial Curtin

Congratulations to the Curtin family on this great win. I saw this lovely bitch win at Loughrea,
I can confirm she is as tough as teak getting plenty of work in the heavy rain and coming back to slips
as fresh as a daisy......this is a very good bitch with a heart to win.
Homebred from the Rith Eile line....that runs Clonmel so well

Trajectory x Carrowkeal Rossa


Bexhill Eoin x Graigue Cascade
owner Michael Ryan

I was very please to see Matey coming back to form.....He was running out of his skin in the early rounds at Glin when a hard hunt put paid to his good form. The kennel is in great form yet again
with four good stake wins in two days

Razor Ashmore Tango Time
Newry Legend is in good form at the moment but some self inflicted hardship by stopping a hare from going home put paid to his chance in the final......could make a big show in the Irish Cup


Bexhill Eoin x Cleanglass Grace
Tom Mulchay
Jack Mulchay

Excellent win by this nice dog who never put a foot wrong all day
shame Tom missed it!

Bexhill Eoin x Bambas Hawkeye
Nice dog from a super litter bred by Peter Mangan......litter brother to the Oaks runner up 


Bexhill Eoin x Denham Darkie
owner Pat McCarthy
bred by John McCarthy

 What a smashing bitch.....put up a good buckle in the final at Castleisland against Oaks fav Fives Treasure . from a litter that contains Trial Stake winners Nikies Rio (Charliville) and Listowel Lady (Ballyheigue) also Tralee runner up Denham Og
Could make a big show at Clonmel

Bexhill Eoin x Bambas Hawkeye
Smashing bitch this.....three times a finalst....bugger!

working members

Killian Sheehan with his working members winner, perhaps a small consolation for 
his dog Captain Dru picking up a muscle tear in the Corn na Feile

Janey Mac Aroo x Longview Ciara
owner Killian Sheeran


Boavista x Waiting to Work


Tynwald Smokey x Leigh Shady



26th december

Parker Harry a puppy running in the nomination of Glen Healy and handled by Alan and Sean Quinn from Dublin was the winner of the Roseberry Open Perpetual Cup sponsored by Donal Monahan over the clubs preserves on St. Stephens Day. In what was a great days hunting after a tardy start this Shelbourne Aston whelp a comrade of this years Liscannor Dog Trial Stake winner over came all the obstacles placed in front of him to emerge as the worthy winner. A very nice feature of this win was that 30 years ago Alan’s dad Kevin Quinn RIP. had the privilege of winning in Roseberry so Alan took extra delight in this fine win of Parker Harry’s.

The first brace of Parker Harry and Offshore Hawk were released behind a racing hare on the stroke off Eleven O clock. On the white collar it looked as if the Hawk with the aid of favour was going to get the opening turn but to Harry’s credit he came around on the outside line to nip it by a length. This pair then mixed it evenly in a good course that lasted 25s before puss left the field.
Trip to Aries had a handy lead up to the first turn as his opponent Nama Rama lost sight on the run up. Aries took the opening two turns before this course ended after 12s to leave her well ahead on the handicap for her second round.

Scrap Man and Garryowen Kate had a ding dong battle after being released up the hill and on approaching the opening turn it was Garryowen Kate that pulled out to lead by a length to the only point scored in this course with Kate progressing to the next round after 10s.
Dingle Call and Large Scotch were sent back to slips after failing to sight their quarry. Placed back in slips a stag of a hare emerged from the beat, with both dogs being released in her slipstream it looked as if Dingle was on line but on hitting a hollow on the run up both dogs again lost sight and in turn the Judge Garry Kelly had no option but to disqualify both contestants.

Drumlynn was best away from slips in her course with Bestlaidplans and with the aid of pronounced favour she took the opening turn by two lengths she also got in for the next before puss crossed the bridge heading back in to the previous beat after 12s.
Lobnamna Shauna led Calypso Dream by one to the first score and with both hounds mixing it pretty evenly they were brought on a tour of the lower half of Farrells field in a course that lasted 30s before this strong puss slipped out under the wire and was last seen heading up Cash’s lane. Lobnama had done enough to progress into the next round.

Hold Up and Lurgan Queen were sent back to slips after failing to spot their quarry. Back in slips they were released behind a racing hare that headed straight towards Murphy’s farm yard. In a pulsating workout that the crowd really enjoyed it was Lurgan Queen that earned the most points to gain the flag after 45s.Both these hounds looked very weary once caught by the handlers.
At ten minutes after midday Liffyside Odson led up by three lengths ahead of Nanas Bluebell. Nanas then got in and proceeded in a very jealous fashion to completely outscore her opponent. When this racing puss made her exit after 50s Nanas very deservingly had gained the judges decision despite being led up to the opener.

On the change of beat we headed into the Cush at 12.55hrs with slipper John Doogue walking Parker Harry and Trip To Aries up the field. Up popped the expected hare and once getting both dogs sighted they were released, again on the outside line it was Parker Harry that took the opening points before this hare went into the adjoining field with both dogs in tow. Harry scored again before Aries got in for a brace, with this buckle beginning to get close on the scoring card it was Harry that then put the result beyond doubt with a brace before puss went out onto the golf course after 22s.

Garryowen Kate was sent back to slips as she failed to spot the first hare up the field. Once slipped again she was brought to the top of the field and then over across the next field before being caught after 32s.
Drumlynn led Lobnama Shauna by a tight length for the opening point and in a punishing evenly contested course that ended out on the golf course with the hare skipping around the pond and thus loosing both dogs after 50s. Drumlynn advanced to the semi’s.
With the stock now coming hard and fast it was a credit to all owners and handles in the manner in which they just caught their dogs and headed straight back to slips if they were still in. This was really brought to the fore when you could see Phil Meaney giving Jimmy Darcy a hand in getting Drumlynn back from the golf course and placing her back in slips.

In between all this happening we had two more buckles decided. Lurgan Queen just held on against Nanas Bluebell to gain the opening points and in a very evenly contested course in which both bitches gave their all it was the Queen that advanced to the Semi Final placing with Drumlynn.
The first semi final pairing of Parker Harry and Garryowen Kate were sent off after a stag of a hare that raced straight up the field. Harry led by three and had the best of the rest before this hare made his way past the previous two courses retrieving parties. Once passing out the ditch after 34s it was clear that Harry was the first finalist.

With plenty of game still in front of the beaters it was the sporting owners of both the second semi finalists Drumlynn and Lurgan Queen that placed both dogs in the hands of John Doogue and within twenty seconds a strong running hare made her way past the slipper shy. To both bitches credit they set off after their prey with Lurgan opening up a two length advantage to take the opening score.This hare then made her way to safety with both hounds following her a fair distance away.

With the beat now just in the finalists were placed in slips, no hare emerged so the beat was reversed to come from the railway end. Once set up again a stag of a hare was risen in the stubble field and made her way out into the coursing field with Jimmy Smyth doing Trojan work in keeping her straight. Once slipped it was Parker Harry that showed he was the freshest left in as the gallant Lurgan Queen was not able to live with this winner who took the course with the opening turn taking place up along the ditch line and then puss headed out of the field with Harry still giving chase. The red handkerchief in favour of Parker Harry was raised by Garry Kelly at 14.15hrs to the echos of his followers and also from the beaters who had done fantastic work over the day to bring this meeting to an end.

Thank You to all who helped make this a great days sport over the Roseberry Countryside.
The Clubs Annual draw was made in the Granary Public House after coursing and resulted as follows. 1st Prize Donal Monahan. 2nd Leo Scully, 3rd Caoimhe Lacey O’ Brien and 4th Alan Kelly.