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hall of fame awards


Secretary of the society, Meryl Gillespie was honoured by being presented with the “ National Hall Of Fame Award” The award organised by Athone show Committee was presented by Mr. John Shirley, IFJ. The award is given for outstanding service and commitment to the breed.




John Maloney was honoured for his outstanding service to and commitment to the Salers Cattle Society, both as a breeder and as an exhibitor. He has successfully exhibited cattle at all shows. An exhibitor who has had great success in his showing career, winning champion interbreed with his famous Saler cow, Killasser Margo. John is on council since the Irish Society began in 2000.




Congratulations to Brian Halton who was nominated by the Salers Society for the National Hall of Fame Awards 2006, this award was presented by Ray McSherry at an event run by Athlone Show.




John Keating was honoured by being presented with the “ National Hall Of Fame Award” for his outstanding service and commitment to the Salers Cattle Society,both as a breeder and as an exhibitor.John estblished his herd In 1999.The award was presented by Mr. Damien O’Reily,(RTE’s Farm Week presenter)





Brian Hunt with Anna May Mc Hugh NPA




Michelle Gildernew MP MLA,Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development in Northern Ireland presents James Mason with the Irish Salers Hall of Fame award



2012: David Kirrane

David Kirrane established the Carrentubber Salers herd in 2003 with the purchase of a heifer in Ireland. From this small beginning the Carrentubber Pedigree Salers herd has expanded to a 20 cow herd. He has used his knowledge of the breed to great effect when selecting breeding stock in Ireland and France.

David has been a member of the council since 2006 and in 2009 was elected Chairman of the Society where he has held this position to the present day. David’s contribution to the society has been enormous.  His work with the French breed technicians and I.C.B.F. has enabled the breed to make a huge impact in the Irish Suckler herd.

David’s work with the World Salers Federation has lead to Ireland hosting the Salers World Congress in Ireland in August 2012.

David farms part time in Tubbercurry, County Sligo along with his wife Joan and two young sons Luke and Adam.

David Kirrane is a great asset to the society with his wealth of knowledge on Salers breeding, therefore a very worthy recipient of the 2012 Salers Cattle Society National Hall of Fame Award.

hof 2012