An Dhuais Chomhair Award
This is a WTCI achievement award presented to Dog & Handler
who have shown effert and dedication to their training & the club.
This award was first presented in 1984 an was awarded to Bernie Digges & her dog Sam.
The award is presented to the successful winner at the Club AGM. If several people have been nominated then the committee vote with the outcome announced at the AGM.
2016 An Dhuais Chomhair Award Winner
Brenda McCormack & Holly
Holly the Boxer (2yrs and 3mths)
Holly was 6 mths old when she began her training in the puppy class at WTCI with Lorna on 1st February 2015. It went well except for her wrestling with another puppy in her class. That was the beginning.
Holly took up her second term of training on 10th May 2015 at 9 mths of age at level 1 with Michelle. She still had an issue with jumping on her classmates and still wouldn't concentrate.
She took level 1 again on 10th January 2016, this time our trainer was Julie, and the issue this time was meet and greet. I couldn't stop to talk to anyone on our walk because Holly would greet by jumping up on them. I was at my wits end.
By the end of that training term there was a great improvement. Holly was recommended to wear the gentle leader collar and the change in her was remarkable.
On 14th February 2016 Holly began competition obedience with Julie and we have been training every week since. We work very hard and have fun training.
On Sunday 9th October 2016 at the AGM of WTCI Holly and I were awarded for the most improved dog and handler for 2016 a plaque with hers and my name on it along with others going back to 1984 and a Rosette that she keeps trying to eat. I was totally shocked and delighted I wasn't expecting anything like that.
The Boxer who couldn't mind her own business and did only what she wanted to do has turned the corner. She is now a willing pupil and eager to learn with lots of treats, and encouragement and patience from our wonderful trainer Julie.
2015 An Dhuais Chomhair Award Winner
2014 An Dhuais Chomhair Award Winner
Anne Clark and Darcy
Anne and Darcy worked extremely hard over the last year competing in agility, making huge progress and working as a great team together
2013 An Dhuais Chomhair Award Winner
"An Dhuais Chomhair Award"
presented by John O'Sullavan to Rachel Kelly,
This was a first.... as it was awarded to Rachel and both her dogs Jimmy & Pogo !
Rachel has worked extremely hard over the last few years and is presently also training Casper and her rescue whippet Pipa
2012 An Dhuais Chomhair Award Winner
Congratulations to Eimear O Donnell and her dog Chelsea
who were presented with the "An Dhuais Chomhair Award"
at WTCI AGM on the 20th/Oct/2012
presented by John O'Sullavan & Tony Lally
Well done to both...
Eimear is the first to be nominated two years in a row, coming runner up in 2011, Eimear has also completed her "Junior Cert" this year
2010 An Dhuais Chomhair Award
President Tony Lally Presents Mick Byrne & Molly with the An Dhuais Chomhair Award 2010
Nominees for 2010...
Sinead O Donovan & Murph
Mick Byrne & Mollie
Jenny Hale & Tante
Jenny Darmstadter & Mindy Moo
Well done to Mick Byrne and his dog Molly for winning this prestigious award in 2010.
2010 Runners Up
2009 An Dhuais Chomhair Award
Nominees for 2009 ...
Margaret Corrigan and Bell
Jane Corcoran and Katie
Fidelma Ayres and Ellie
David Hollowed and Shar
This years award was presented to Dave Hollowed & Shar
2009 Runners Up
Previous Winners ...