|Event||Day||Date||Show Contact||Telephone||IVSS Contact||Telephone|
|National ChampionshipsAthenry, Co. Galway||Saturday||20th June||Ann Ford||049 8540063||Cheryl O’Brien, Geoff Ashton||086 852 5588 087 977 5627|
|Charleville||Sunday||28th June||Eleanor Fleming||063 89599||Geoff Ashton||087 977 5627|
|Athlone||Sunday||28th June||Oliver Flanagan||090 6472138||Yvonne Johnston||087 266 3020|
|Omagh (N.I.)||Saturday||4th July||Edwin Cartwright||028 82242500||Daryl Moffit||0788 992 5015|
|Clonmel (4 classes)||Sunday||5th July||Sheila Quinn||052 6121413||Cheryl O’Brien||086 852 5588|
|Mullingar||Sunday||12th July||Eileen White||087 997 1306||Yvonne Johnston||087 266 3020|
|Castlewellan (N.I.)||Saturday||18th July||Jackie Fitzpatrick||028 40638087||Daryl Moffit||0788 992 5015|
|Oldcastle * (4 classes)||Sunday||19th July||Michael Gilsenan||087 3500012||Ann Ford||086 023 7721|
|Clogher Valley (N.I.)||Wednesday||29th July||Ruth Montgomery||028 85548883||Daryl Moffit||0788 992 5015|
|Tullamore||Sunday||9th August||Freda Kinnerney||057 9352141||Ciaran Coughlan||086 822 9900|
|Virginia||Wednesday||19th August||Mary Gaynor||049 854 7197||Ann Ford||086 023 7721|
|Limerick||Sunday||23rd August||Angela O’Mara||061 355298||Geoff Ashton||087 977 5627|
|Sunday||6th September||Eileen Redpath||086 735 5557||Mark Crowe||087 285 6203|
* Not eligible for Show Flock Points
Show Flock of the Year
The Show Flock of the Year award will be based on points from each breeder’s eight best shows from the shows listed in this Newsletter. For a class to be eligible, it must have 3 or more entries from 2 or more breeders.
Show Flock of the Year (N.I.)
This trophy has been kindly donated by Ann Ford and will be for all breeders in the 6 Counties who are excluded from showing in the Republic due to Department of Agriculture restrictions.
The criteria will be as above except that, at present, there are only THREE qualifying shows. These are Castlewellan, Clogher Valley and Omagh.
It may not be possible to get classes for Vendéens but if 2 breeders participate in “open” classes – they will still qualify under the present criteria.
Novice Show Flock Competition
This award is in the form of a perpetual trophy kindly sponsored by the “Killeen Vendéen Flock” and is confined to new breeders who have joined the Irish Vendéen Sheep Society within the last three years. Points will be awarded in the same way as the “Show flock of the Year” competition but will be based on the breeder’s best 5 shows of those listed.