The Irish Kennel Club 39th AV Spaniel Championship was held at Glenarm Estate, Ballymena, Co. Antrim by kind invitation of John Cunningham.
Barry Kelly, Steward of the Beat and his team did an excellent job of preparing the ground, with plenty of game.
Thirty four Springer Spaniels and four Cocker Spaniels were tested over the two days in wet, changeable weather under the watchful eyes of judges Norman Blakeney and Damien Kelly. The Championship proved to be a historic event, with a Cocker Spaniel winning for the first time.
J Heeley's Mallowdale Midge handled by Ian Openshaw (Cocker)
B. Caffery's Gortnacor Daffodil
I. Blair's Clodahill Nofker of Carnteel
Ian Openshaw's INT FTCh Holydrive Kurt
Running time: 116 mins
Filmed and produced by Paul French Video and commentary with Jimmy King