North Tipperary Macra na Feirme

Tommy Moyles, Munster Vice President of Macra na Feirme attended a recent meeting of North Tipperary Macra held in Moyne

The county round of beef and sheep stock judging took place last Sunday on Padraig Moran’s farm, “Coorevan Farm” near Borrisokane, both the North Tipperary and Offaly rounds of the competition were being contested. In the North Tipp division a strong local showing by the Aglish club led to them winning in all categories.  In the Beef Stock Judging side of the competion Bertie Hough won the senior competition while Eoin Moran was first in the juniors. In the sheep judging competition Olivia McKenna was triumphant despite her ovinophobia and Liam Murphy collected junior Honours.

Visiting macra members from nearby Offaly competed for the privilege of representing their county also, both counties will be sending forward representatives to the national finals to be held at the Macra na Ferime National Conference in Cork at the end of the month. The Offaly results are as follows. In the sheep category, Micahel Stevens won the senior and Michael Kenny the Junior and in the Beef judging Ray Bourke and Kate Ryan go forward as winners also.

North Tipperary Macra would like to thank Padraig Moran for the use of his farm, adjudicating and being such a wonderful host in conjunction with the local Aglish club. We would also like to thank members of both North Tipperary and Offaly Macra na Feirme for turning out to compete in this event.

In upcoming events news, the date and venue for the national semi finals of impromptu debating have been decided. North Tipperary Macra will host the event in Borrisoleigh Community Hall on Saturday the 15th October at 18:30. There will be four teams contesting for a place in the final from Mitchelstown, Limerick City and Dundrum as well as the local Moyne/Templetuohy team. North Tipperary Macra invites anyone interested in this unique form of debating to attend on the evening and would like to wish Maggie, Martin and Barth the best of luck representing their club and county.

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