I have been involved with training and competing gundogs in field trials since 1987. Since then I have made up 4 field trial champions and won trials with 4 other dogs. I have represented Ireland in International working tests over 40 times in Ireland and parts of the UK with seven different dogs, having won top retriever on several occasions. I have selected and captained the Irish International Retriever Team for Anglesey Show & Fair in Wales for the past 20 years which we have won a number of times. During the summer months I do gundog demonstrations at the National Country Fairs, North and South of Ireland with my Labradors from my Tealwood Kennels. I am an “A” panel judge for 22 years having judged the Irish Retriever Championship on 4 occasions and the Belgian Retriever Championship also. I have also judged Field Trials and working tests in Hungary, Italy, France, Switzerland, Austria, Holland, Germany and Denmark in which I have enjoyed tremendously as well as training seminars in different parts of Europe. Besides, I have judged three times the IWT, the last one took place in the Czech Republic 2015. In the shooting season I pick up with my dogs two days a week in a local shoot “Irish Duck Shooting” Castledillon unless I am trialing.
I wish all the competitors the best of luck and may the best win.