Sheep Shearing at the Connacht Spring Show 2016

This year we are running the 8th sheep shearing competition, and it is our 7th year at the excellent venue, Ballinrobe race course. We would like to extend a special West of Ireland Welcome to all our overseas shearers.

We are also looking to set a new record for Hand Shearing. 

In attempting to set this new record we will be raising much needed funds for Western Alzheimers in Ballindine Co Mayo. 

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Shearing Schedule: Sunday 15th

All  machine heats will commence  at 8am.

Junior - Intermediate Senior - Open Heats Check In Time: 7.00am.

Check in for blade shearing heats at 9am. Heats will commence after Open Machine heats finish.
 This will be followed by All semi Finals.
 All Finals will take place in the Afternoon.


Entries (to include grades) should be e-mailed to
Not later than 1st May - No shear will be guaranteed to entries after this date
Entry fees must be paid on the day at check in before any shearer can shear in any competition.
For Connacht Competitors you can download entry form and post it to
Caroline Mc Donagh, Pollinore, Corofin Tuam Co Galway
Further details from Peter Mc Donagh 087-2038294 or Paddy Rock 087-2439760

Sheep in Competition will include Mule-Suffock-Texal / Cross & Black Faced Mountain Ewe Hoggetts

Machines for the day will be provided by on behalf of Heiniger.

Come and visit the Highway Shearing trade stand on the 15th of May