Filly Inspections ’12 Moycullen, Spiddal

Inspections Moycullen & Spiddal May’12 

At Moycullen Inspection

Finally this Blog got to see some of the young crop of local fillies at Inspection day in Moycullen and Spiddal. The setting in Moycullen for the 17 pony candidates and owners was ideal.  The spacious grounds and arenas of The Parks Cross country course, were set up in the last couple of years by local man Martin McDonagh who originally started out by building some Cross Country jumps in his field to cater for his four pony-mad children, gradually extending into his other fields and ending up with a course of over 50 fences of all varieties and sizes, and the venue for a recent successful Hunter Trials.  

hazelrock flight with Patrick McGrath

Most of these fillies for Inspection by the CPBS were still only 2yr.olds as is Patrick McGrath’s Hazelrock Flight.  She is home-bred by Lucky Rebel X Hazelrock Smokey Native (by Gleann Rua Native). 

Glencarrig Jill with Katie Curran

The Curran brothers, who live locally with their families, had 6 fillies for inspection.  We show here Glencarrig Jill by Bunowen Bobby.  She is out of the Glencarrig Prince mare Glencarrig Ruby and  she was shown for inspection by Katie Curran


Cloon view Maya with Carmel Canavan

Moycullen’s Carmel Canavan, daughter of Jimmy Canavan of Fernville Stud, has moved from home and is  now breeding Connemaras under the Cloon View prefix.  Her new residence is within a stone’s throw of Fernville and the Fernville stallion I Love You Melody is the sire of Carmels 3yr. old Cloon View Maya who is out of Fernville Heather. 

Lissroe Lorraine with Jimmy Mullaney

 Jimmy Mullaney had his 2 yr. old home-bred Lissroe Lorraine who is by Glencarrig Prince out of Proud Native (Loobeen Larry.

Western Lace Nestorina and Mary Tierney

Mary Tierney from Inverin had brought her sister Aine’s 2 yr. old for Inspection.  Western Lace Nestorina is by the Tierney family’s stallion Prince Nestor and out of Griffin Lady (Westside Mirah)     

Hazelrock Reflection and Ciaran McGrath

Hazelrock Reflection, aged 2, is by the McGrath’s own Lucky Rebel out of Smokey Baby (Prince of Thieves), pictured her with Kieran McGrath. 

Flora Star and Gearoid Curran

Gearoid Curran’s  Flora Star is a 2yr old by Glencarrig Prince X Silver Star (Abbeyfort). Pic 9  Unknown by Knockillaree Tomás .   10 her or near top, Family with Bay filly.  

 SPIDDAL    And so across the mountain bog to Spiddal.  

Spiddal Inspections

The ponies were here for Inspection at  Coláiste Connacht which is situated on the Galway side of Spiddal and there was fine space and parking here for all in attendance. This is the venue for the annual Spiddal show but today the Inspection team arrived to a rather rainy and windy venue.  

Parading for the Judges in Spiddal

However Inspectors Gil Glynn, Sean Dunne and Philip Scott with Dermot Power were able to avail of the slight shelter offered by the wall of one of the College’s old outbuildings   

Lusnagh Beatrice and Daragh Waters

Daragh Waters was philosophical about the rain.  He had wanted to acquire a Laerkens Cascade Dawn filly for some time and when the chance came he grabbed it.  Lusnagh Beatrice is a 4yr old by Laerkens Cascade Dawn X  Holiday Corrohue Robin (goes back to Robin Hood).  

Teach Mor Glory with Paraic Folan

The angle of this pic is probably not the best but this 2yr. old Teach Mor Glory by Castle Knight X Brodella Lady of Glory stood out from the crowd.  Her owner is local breeder Paraic Folen.  


2yr old By Tullykyne Prince, Colm O’Toole

Colm and Maryann O’Toole  from near Spiddal were glad the Judges approved their 2yr. old filly by Tullykyne Prince and out of a Murphy Rebel mare. {By now the rain was pelting down and it wasn’t always easy for this blog to get down all details in a soggy notebook so please help out if you have more detail on any pony. Please Email}    

3yr.old by Moy Hazy Cove with Sean McDermott

And last, This three yr. old was bought from  her breeder Carraroe’s Tom Sullivan by returned emigre Sean Mc Dermot.  She is by Moy Hazy Cove and her dam is Cliona Alainn (by Coosheen Storm Boy)  It was now time for this blogger to beat a hasty retreat in out of the rain, so sadly failing to get any more pictures.  See you.

All pics. © Niamh;s Weblog    Click on picture to enlarge.

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