2021 European Championships

2021 European Championship for Irish Red Setters on Grouse

‘A celebration in Ireland of Irish Setters for all enthusiasts’

Look up facebook page ‘European Championship for Irish setters on Snipe’

2021 Championship Results:

European ChampionAidan Dunne’sMoadhog Fraochan
Vice ChampionRay O’Dwyer’sSheantullagh Bolt
3rdRay O’Dwyer’sSheantullagh Red Berry
4th JointPat Reape’sBallynahemmy Mike
Bernard Trubuilt’sLotus des Demons de Gergovie
Bruno Fasoli’sJ’Irlande de Sorciers du Soucy
Day 1Awards
Couple 1 Judges: Larry Quin and Guido Orsan (CHE)
1st EXC CACTBill Connolly’sSheantullagh D’Jouse
2nd EXCBruno FasoliJ’Irlande des Sorciers du Sancy
3rd VGPat Reape’sLisdovouge Lilly
Couple 2Judges: Aidan Dunne and Daniel Provost
1st EXC CACT CACITRay O’Dwyer’sSheantullagh Bolt
2nd VGRay O’Dwyer’sSheantullagh Mungo
3rd VGRay O’Dwyer’sSheantullagh Red Berry
SoloJudges: John Mullins and Kristin Jameson
1st EXC CACTBill Connolly’sBallyellen Borris
2nd EXC RCACTRay O’Dwyer’sSheantullagh Nuance
3rd EXCRay O’Dwyer’sSheantullagh Millier
4th EXCBill Connolly’sSheantullagh Stoat
5th EXCMichael Heuston’sSheantullagh Noble
6th EXCBill Connolly’sSheantullagh Higgins
7th VGPat Reape’sLisdovogue Ciara
8th VGPadraic Kiely’sBallydavid Nike
9th VGMichael Heuston’sDandy Rock
Day 2European Championship Day 1
Couple 1 Judges: Alan Bartley and Daniel Provost
1st EXCAidan Dunne’sMoadhog Feochadan
2nd EXCBruno Fasoli’sJ’Irland des Sorciers du Sancy
3rd VGBill Connolly’sSheantullagh Stoat
4th VGBill Connolly’sSheantullagh Cormac
COMBruno Fasoli’sJean-Peuplu du Clos des Vikings
Couple 2Judges: Jason Benson and Guido Orsan
1st EXC CACT CACITRay O’Dwyer’sSheantullagh Red Berry
2nd EXC CACT RCACITBernard Trubuilt’sLotus des Demons de Gergovie
3rd EXCRay O’Dwyer’sSheantullagh Squirt
4th EXCRay O’Dwyer’sSheantullagh Bolt
5th EXCPat Reape’sLisdovogue Bruno
6th EXCRay O’Dwyer’sSheantullagh Mungo
7th VGPat Reape’sLisdovogue Lilly
SoloJudges Jon Mullins and Kristin Jameson
1st EXC CACTRay O’Dwyer’sSheantullagh Nuance
2nd EXC RCACTBill Connolly’sSheantullagh Higgins
3rd EXCRay O’Dwyer’sSheantullagh Nina
4th VGMichael Heuston’sDandy Rock
5th VGSean Hogan’sKnocknagrainne Sky
Day 3European Championship Day 2
Couple 1 Judges: Alan Bartley and Daniel Provost
1st EXC CACT RCACITPat Reape’sBallinahemmy Mike
2nd EXC RCACTRay O’Dwyer’sSheantullagh Bolt
3rd VGRay O’Dwyer’sSheantullagh Mungo
4th VGPat Reape’sLisdovogue Bruno
Couple 2Judges: Jason Benson and Guido Orsan
1st ECX CACT CACITAidan Dunne’sMoadhog Feochadan
2nd EXC RCACTBill Connolly’sSheantullagh Cormac
3rd EXCBill Connolly’sSheantullagh D’Jouce
4th EXCBruno Fasoli’sJ’Irland des Sorciers du Sancy
SoloJudges: John Mullin’s and Kristin Jameson
1st VGBill Connolly’sSheantullagh Higgins
2nd VGRay O’Dwyer’sSheantullagh Miller
3rd VGMichael Heuston’sSheantullagh Noble



1 – The objective of the European Championship is to provide a competition for dogs who have distinguished themselves in terms of their game finding ability, gait, style, stamina, their readiness to receive and retain training and their potential to breed great field trial and high level hunting dogs.

2 – The European Championship will be run in couples on GROUSE. This competition will be organised according to the FCI general rules and conditions included in the field trial international rules for the classical pointing breeds, under licence from the KC.

3 – The European Championship will be held over 2 days and a CACIT may be awarded each day.

4 – Dogs will represent the origin country of their owners who must have owned their dogs for at least 6 months prior to the date on which the competition is held.  Owners may have their dogs presented by handlers from countries other than their own country.

5 – Participation in the European Championship is open to any Irish Setters who has a field trial award with:

  • an excellent in OPEN AND CONFINED COUPLE COMPETIONS under IKC & FCI Rules
    • a 1st, 2nd, or 3rs in Open and confined competitions under KC rules
    • or a CACT in solo
    • or for Scandinavian countries awards in “Winning Class”

6 – Any dog judged to be inadequate in terms of gait or quartering or who have committed other offences (false setting, refusal to back, barking, chasing etc.) will be eliminated from the competition.

7 – Derogation : Nations with a low rate of working dogs have the possibility to entry a maximum of two dogs either if they not fulfil the above mentioned awards conditions.

Three possibilities:

0 qualified dog = 2 dogs proposed by the official breed club
1 qualified dog = 1 dog proposed by the official breed club
2 qualified dogs = 0 dogs proposed by the official breed club  

8 – Judges will be selected from countries that will award CACIT.  In the case of 2 stakes there will be 2 judges selected from 2 different countries and in case of only one stake there will be 3 judges from 3 different countries.

9 – Points will be granted for each result according to the following schedule:

CACIT             20 Points 1 EXC  12 Points
RCACIT 18 Points 2 EXC 10 Points   
CACT               16 Points       EXC    8 Points
RCACT  14 Points    TB      4 Points

After the 2 days of competition the winner and runner up in the European Championship will be determined on the basis of individual classification and associated points.  Dogs must have at least been awarded an excellent award. In the case of a tie, a barrage will be held. Three judges from three different countries will judge this barrage. The organising country will appoint the senior judge.

10 – Due to the ideal location and the density of wild game the IIRSC has decided that the European Championship will be held in SCOTLAND. The competition may only be held in another country with the approval of the majority of the IIRSC at the meeting of the International Club of the previous year.

11 – Entry Fees for the European Championship will be 20 Euros or Sterling equivalent per dog in 2020 for organisational costs. This amount may be revised at the annual IIRSC meeting for the following year.

13 – The Irish Red Setter Club will collect the financial contribution and entry fees from the other competing countries. The club will also provide secretarial services, programmes, stewards of the beat and meals. Accommodation and meals for judges will also be organised by IRSC for the days on which they officiate. Judges will be provided with bed and breakfast, lunch and dinner on these days.

14 – The organising country will provide cups for the winner and runner up in the European Cup.

15 – Solo trials will be run in conjunction with the Championship, the dogs will be run singly and must be under 5 years of age. If they have an award of excellent in Open or attained a CACT (including RCACT for females) in Solo they are excluded from the Solo trials regardless of age.

Meet Newbridge Social Centre at 8.30 am sharp– see attached Map or look up on the Facebook page. This will be an opportunity for visitors to experience and expose their dogs the ground and game that will be used for the week. Coordinated by John Mullins and Ray O’Dwyer.