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Glenravel & District Working Sheepdog Society Celebrate their 75th Anniversary

John McFadden presents a cheque for £5095 (proceeds of the at the Glenravel & District Working Sheepdog Soeciety 75th anniversary trials at McFadden's Farm) to Susie McKeown (left) and her daughter Cora of the Angel Wishes charity. Included are fellow members of the Glenravel & District Sheepdog Society.

This year’s 2023 trial marked 75 years ofGlenravel & District Working Sheepdog Society .

We believe this trialis the oldest running trial on the island of Ireland .To mark the milestone thecommittee decided to donate all the proceeds of the trial to a localcharity called Angels Wishes .

Friday night kicked off the local novice class with Seamus Gallagher& Dan taking the top spot with JP Mc Fadden & June in a close second .Paudie Mc Killop & Becca took 3rd spot on the evening . The main trial gotunderway on Saturday morning at 8am with Peter Og Morgan in the judging seat .The sheep remained very consistent from the start of the trial to end with themule hoggets proving hard to pen and shed.  Shannon Conn & Rick took top prize in theIntermediate with 61 points with Paudie Mc Killop & Tide taking a close secondon 60 point . James P Mc Kee & Becca put up an excellent run in the OpenTrial scoring 90 points  . Alastair Lyttle then a little later put up thewinning run scoring 93 points to take top spot in the Open trial. Tommy Long& Gem took 3rd on 88 points . Before prize giving John Paul Mc Faddenthanked all the sponsors and everyone who helped make the fundraising trial ahuge success for 2023 . 

Local Novice

1st = S Gallagher & Dan  

2nd = JP Mc Fadden & June  

3rd = P Mc Killop & Becca  


1st = S Conn & Rick 61 pts  

2nd = P Mc Killop & Tide 60 pts 

3rd = K Mc Dowell & Fly  46 pts 


1st = A Lyttle & TWM 93 pts  

2nd = JP Mc Kee & Becca 90 pts  

3rd = T Long & Gem 88 pts OLFD 

4th = L Conn & Tess 88 Pts OLFD  

5th = J Mc Closkey & Dollar 84 pts  

6th = J Maginn & Jess 83 pts  

Special Prizes

Best Outrun lift Fetch = K Mc Cullough & Cap  

Neill Mc Quillian Memorial Cup = P Mc Killop &Tide  

Highest Pointed 2 Dogs = J Mc Closkey  

Highest Co Antrim dog = E Mc Auley & Tam  

Young handler award = S Fegan  

The Roger Crawford Cup = E Mc Auley & Tam  

John Mc Naughton Memorial Cup ( new Cup) A Lyttle& TWM