Dromara sheepdog trials a success

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Scion Hill, Dromara was the setting for the Dromara and District Annual Sheepdog Trials recently.

Day one saw an entry of 27 Novice Dogs, judged by John McCullough of Portadown.

An entry of 13 dogs in the Intermediate Class and 51 in the open class on day two were judged by David Lyttle of Pettigo.

Thanks go to Mr and Mrs David Ervin, Derek McMillan, Dan Brennan, Rita Fee, Mossvale Equestrian Centre and Dromara Vintage Club; also to sponsors, programme advertisers, the competitors and all who helped in any way. Results Novice Class - 1, Pat Sheelan, MIST, 68pts; 2, Damian McNeill, TROY, 64; 3, Frank Saul, SALLY, 64; 4, Seamus Toner, ROY, 62.

Intermediate Class - 1, Gary Porter, FLY, 77; 2, Damian McNeill, TROY, 74; 3, Rodney McMullanm, RISP, 69; 4, Trevor Henning, GAIL, 66; 5, Daniel McNeill, BONNIE, 59; 6, Eamon McAuley,SERN, 55.

Open Class - 1, JP McFadden, CAP, 97; 2, Dean McAuley, JOE, 96; 3, John Maginn, LAD, 95; 4, Tommy Brennan, GLEN 92; 5, James P McGee, SILVER, 91; 6, John Rooney, TAFF, 90.