Irish School of Farriery

IMFA Shoemaking Competition Awards (3 December 2011)

The IMFA shoemaking competitions for 1st, 2nd 3rd and 4th year apprentices and a Master Farrier class were held in the Irish School of Farriery in November. Classes were judged by Liam O'Donovan and Donal Bennett.




Liam O'Donovan, judge, presented Ed Channon with the Irish National Stud Perpetual Trophy for the Master Farrier class


Darren Cooney was presented with the Bord na gCapall Trophy for Best Overall apprentice by Jeremy Stanley, (IMFA Chair)


Ed Channon Jnr recieves his apprentice prize from Jeremy. Ed is apprenticed to Sam Brennan


Donal Bennett, Liam O'Donovan watch as Gary Morgan is presented with his award by Jim O' Leary. Gary is apprentice to Brendan Morgan


Daniel Maher receives his award from Jim. Daniel is apprentice to Ken McLoughlin


Donal Bennett, Liam O'Donovan watch as Ian Worrell is presented with his award by Jim O' Leary. Ian passed his IMFA finals and was awarded his certification earlier in the day. Ian was apprentice to Tom Fahey.


Jim O' Leary who was placed in the Master Farrier class receives his award from Jeremy


Liam, Donal Bennett, (placed in the Master Farrier class), Jeremy Stanley. Donal took time off from judging to compete.


Donal, Liam, Darren Cooney, and Jim


Bryan Mangan, who is apprentice to John Flynn, recieved his award





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