The 2012 National Countrysports Fair was held at Moira Demense yesterday Saturday 26th and today Sunday 27th May. And what a 2 day family occassion this was. Moira Game Fair was the venue where the Gilford Lurcher and Terrier club held their 13TH Annual Dog Show, and this year as every other year was a roaring success. I was in the field from 9.30am, and by 11.30am there was very little parking place left.Cars and trailers arrived with dogs and family on board, and in a small space of time the field was buzzing with the laughter of children playing in the beautiful sunshine, parent participating in jovial conversation with friends at the show,and dogs barking all over the place. There was a great mix of Terriers, Lurchers ,Whippets and Strong Dogs in the show. One of the big attractions this year was the high jump, and boy did this generate some interest.It was different, well thought out,and a very successful extra in the show. The following is some Random results from both days. Saturday Simulated Racing Champion 1/ Tom Barry with Lucky Reserve Gary Kane Congratulations and Well done to both men. Childrens Handling Class 1/ Cheyenne Mc Carthy 2/ ? 3/ Megan Tate Sorry, I did not get the 2nd little persons name. We are all very proud of you all, and keep up the good work. Whippet Pups Tracy Gill with Ash Whippet Bitch Janet Duke Whippet Dog Joe Leonard Working Whippet 1/ Davy Boyd 2/ Mickey Quinn 3/ Davy Best Whippet Pairs 1/ Ann Forsyth 2/ John Mc Stay 3/ Rachel Allen Vetern Whippets Margaret Mc Stay Overall Whippet Joe Leonard Reserve Davy Boyd Lurchers Random Hare Cross 1/ Gerard Friel 2/ ? 3/ Ann Forsythe Under 23 Rough 1/ Brian Crothers 2/ Chontelle Mc Meekin Over 23 1/ Chris Angus 2/ Gerard Friel Overall Lurcher 1/ William Mc Keown Reserve Graham Brennan Overall Terriers Conor Gamble with Darkie Reserve Peter Morgan with Tim Overall Best in Show and Supreme Champion William Mc Keown with his deerhound cross lurcher A Big Congratulations to William and all the other winners and any other winners names I did not get. Sundays Racing Under 21" & 23" Straight Racing was Rose McCoy's Zola Under 21" & Diego Under 23" Over 23" Straight Racing Champion Was Fiona Devlin's Maverick Over All Straight Racing Champion Was Rose McCoy's Diego (for the 4th year running) Sundays Terrier Racing Was Won By a great new addition to our shows in Kieran Toner (young man)Well done Kieran, keep up the good work. The High Jump Event was a great success and was won by Darran Connolly's 22 1/2" Whippet/Greyhound cross Paco The maximum height jumped by this dog was 9 1/2 ft. I don't think anyone can dispute that this is a big achievement for a dog of this size. Darren, what an achievement for Paco. A dog in a million. Congratulations Darren. I would give that dog winner of the year. Some stamina. A big thank you to the judges who carried out their remit with precision. Lurchers - John Rooney Whippets - Darran Connolly (Whom Stepped In To Judge At The Last Minute) Terriers - Dave Roberts Strong Dogs - Tom Barry A difficult job, but a job well done. To Bluebell ( Deidre Mc Coy) for the lovely photographs now appearing on this form. Deidre, what would we do without you. You do a great job,we are truly thankful. A big thank you to the directors of the Moira Game Fair. Your Game Fair was a credit to you. I know how much hard work and sleepless nights goes into organising an event so big as this. Over the last 2 days you have brought so many families together, to enjoy family time out with their spouses, partners, and little treasures.Keep up the good work, and may you have many more of these great events in years to come. And finally, I have kept the best to last. Many many thanks to Ian and Justin and their team for all the hard work they put into this dog show. Words could not explain adequately the admiration I have for these 2 men. Each year they work tirelessy to get this dog show under way and what a success it has been. Ian and Justin, they say the sun only shines on Gods people. In my estimation, you 2 are definately at the top of his list.Congratulations on a very successful Dog show and a job well done. I met some lovely people at the show while taking results, but unfortunately could not get all of the results.Too many on the day. If you have a result I did not get pm me and I will gladly put them up for you. Already,really looking forward to this brilliant Game Fair and Dog show next year.