Dunfermline Athletic

2009 MEAT SKILLS NORTHERN IRELAND

Four finalists in each category - Under 22 and Over 22 - contested the finals held on Sunday 6th September in the Castle Upton Suite at the Hilton Hotel, Templepatrick.

Over 200 butchers came along to watch the competition that was very fierce with excellent skills displayed by all.

Frazer Orr from Angus Farm Shop, Greyabbey (above receiving his award from John Proctor of the Meat Training Council Fund), came through to win the Young Butcher title and the overall winner of Meat Skills Northern Ireland was Declan Robinson from O`Kane Meats in Claudy (below).

PICTURES FROM MEAT SKILLS NORTHERN IRELAND

Meat Skills Northern Ireland Finalists
Finalists in the Over 22 category Finalists in the Under 22 category
Declan Robinson,
O`Kane Meats, Claudy.
Aaron Rutledge,
Mr Eatwell`s, Omagh
Clinton Anthony,
Mr Eatwell`s, Omagh
Michael Corbett,
McAufield Butchers, Belfast
Gregory McGlinchey,
Gregory Meats, Ballykelly
Rudi Skester,
Stewarts Family Butchers, Enniskillen
Aidan Tierney,
Swifts Supervalu, Lisnaskea
Frazer Orr,
Angus Farm Shop, Greyabbey

The Over 22 Final entrants were allocated 2 hours starting at 2.30pm to work with:-

Compulsory:- One Leg of Pork (chump and foot on)
Two Chickens (minimum weight 2 kilos.)
Thick Flank of Beef (approx weight 8 kilos)

The Under 22 Final the entrants were allocated 2 hours starting at 11.00am to work with:-

Compulsory:- One Shoulder of Pork (cut between fourth and fifth rib)
Two Chickens (minimum weight 2 kilos.)
One Pair Loins of Lamb (cut between 5th and 6th, chump off.)

BEEF, LAMB AND PORK FOR THE FINALS KINDLY SPONSORED BY NIMEA (Northern Ireland Meat Exporters Association)
POULTRY SUPPLIED BY ROCKVALE POULTRY

The twenty five entrants in the Northern Ireland Meat Skills Competition were judged during the first fortnight in June. Four in each category - Under 22 and Over 22 - progressed to the final held on Sunday 6th September at the Hilton Hotel, Templepatrick.

An experienced and independent judge, George Lees, from the Scottish Borders was invited to judge the heats and select the best entrants to go forward to the final in Templepatrick. Mr Lees was very impressed by the large number of entries for the first ever Meats Skills Northern Ireland competition organized by Scottish Meat Training. All entrants made a very favourable impact on the judge who said:-

`The standard was extremely good especially considering that all entrants were first time competitors in such an event. Every business visited was very helpful and accommodating and no praise would be too high for the enthusiasm and attitude of the entrants demonstrated throughout my two week judging tour of butchers in Northern Ireland .`

PICTURES FROM MEAT SKILLS NORTHERN IRELAND

2009 MEAT SKILLS NORTHERN IRELAND
SPECIALITY SAUSAGE EVALUATION

You think of it butchers made sausages with it in the Speciality Sausage Evaluation held at Meat Skills Northern Ireland event at Templepatrick on Sunday 6th September. Ingredients ranging from Magners to Mango, Guinness to Ginger and Haggis to Honey as butchers blended beef, pork, bacon, lamb, chicken and turkey into some of the most imaginative sausages to come together for some time.

In total 111 entries were evaluated with the judges awarded gold and silver awards to chose that took their fancy and the top award - Diamond went to Stewarts Family Butchers in Enniskillen.

Winner of the Speciality Sausage Competition were Stewart Butchers, Enniskillen for their Irish Herb Sausage. Shane and Aisling received their Diamond Award from Steve Derrick of sponsors Lucas Ingredients.

DIAMOND AWARD - for best Speciality Sausage

Irish Herb Sausage Stewarts Family Butchers of Enniskillen

GOLD AWARDS

Pork & Pepper Sausage Angus Farm Shop Greyabbey
Pork, Honey & Mustard Sausage Angus Farm Shop Greyabbey
Pork & Leek Sausage Burns Butcher Cloughmills
Chilli & Cheese Pork Sausage Clogher Valley Meats
Pork & Caramelised Red Onion Sausage Coffey`s Butchers Belfast
Beef & Cracked Black Pepper Sausage Gerard Wilson Crossgar
Pork & Carmelised Onion Sausage Gregory Meats Ballykelly
Cantonese Pork Sausage Gregory Meats Ballykelly
Smokey Bacon & Leek Pork Sausage Hillstown Farm Shop Randalstown
Aberdeen Angus Steak and Onion Sausage Hillstown Farm Shop Randalstown
Beef Sausage Irwin, Greenmount Farm Portadown
Beef with cracked black pepper Sausage Mr Eatwells Omagh
Indian Pork with Mango Sausage K & G McAtamney Ballymena
Smoked Pork with Sundried Tomato, Bacon & Red Pepper K & G McAtamney Ballymena
Lamb with Rosemary & Garlic Sausage K & G McAtamney Ballymena
Pork, Cheddar & Carmelised Onion Sausage K & G McAtamney Ballymena
Pork & Garlic Sausage L A Richardson Linaskea
Pork Sausage Maze Meats Lisburn
Carmelised ? & Tarragon Beef Sausage McCreery`s Belfast
Lemon Pepper Sausage McCreery`s Belfast
Pork & Homemade Chutney Sausage McMaster, Home Farm Meats Whitehead
Magners Pork Apple & Rosemary Norman Hunter & Son Limavady
Pork & French Garlic Sausage O`Kane Meats Claudy
Pork Sausage Quails Fine Foods Banbridge
Pork & Mango Sausage Quails Fine Foods Banbridge
Beef & Caramelised Onion Sausage Quails Fine Foods Banbridge
Pork, Bacon & Cabbage Sausage McMurray Family Butchers Carrickfergus
Pork, black pudding, white pudding, bacon, onion mushroom & tomato Sausage McMurray Family Butchers Carrickfergus
Premier Steak & Vegetable Sausage John`s Family Butchers Belfast
Pork, Leek & Mustard Sausage Stewarts Family Butchers Enniskillen
Pork & Spring Onion Sausage Williamsons butchers Lisburn
Sweet Chilli Pork Sausage Williamsons butchers Lisburn

SILVER AWARDS

Pork & Bramley Apple Sausage Burns Butcher Cloughmills
Pork, Tomato & cracked Black Pepper Clogher Valley Meats
Pork Sausages with Cranberries & Cracked Black Pepper Coffey`s Butchers Belfast
Pork, Leek & Murphys Stout Sausages Coffey`s Butchers Belfast
Steak Sausage with Sweet Chilli & Cracked Black Pepper Coffey`s Butchers Belfast
Steak, Tomato & Chilli Sausage Gerard Wilson Crossgar
Jane Ross Cabbage & Smoked Bacon Sausage Gregory Meats Ballykelly
Honeycomb Pork Sausage Gregory Meats Ballykelly
Steak & cracked Black Pepper Sausage Gregory Meats Ballykelly
Rare Breed hog & Champion Haggis Sausage Hillstown Farm Shop Randalstown
Rare Breed Pork with Tomato & Onion Sausage Hillstown Farm Shop Randalstown
Pork and Leek Sausage Irwin, Greenmount Farm Portadown
Beef, Pepper & Tomato Sausage Irwin, Greenmount Farm Portadown
Pork Sweet Chilli and Cheese Sausage J S Mr Eatwells Omagh
Chicken with Smoked Bacon & Tarragon Sausage K & G McAtamney Ballymena
Hawaiian Pork Sausage L A Richardson Linaskea
Pork, Leek & Stilton Sausage L A Richardson Linaskea
Carribean Sausage Marquess Meats Muckamore
Pork & Leek Sausage Maze Meats Lisburn
Carmelised Apple & Sage Pork Sausage McCreery`s Belfast
Barbecue Pork Sausage McElroy Brothers Newry
Mushroom & Pepper Pork Sausage Meat Joint Newtonstewart
Pork Cheese & Brown Sauce Sausage Meat Joint Newtonstewart
Traditional Pork Sausage Meat Joint Newtonstewart
Turkey, Apple & Cranberry Sausage O`Kane Meats Claudy
Pork, Pineapple & Mango Sausage O`Kane Meats Claudy
Pork Cabbage & Smoked Bacon O`Kane Meats Claudy
Pork & Leek Sausage Quails Fine Foods Banbridge
Pork & Smokey Bacon Sausage Quails Fine Foods Banbridge
Beef & Thai Curry Sausage R Jones Butcher Carrickfergus
Mexican & Beef Sausage R Jones Butcher Carrickfergus
Pork & Cranberry Sausage R Jones Butcher Carrickfergus
Steak Sausage Ryan Mawhinney Belfast
Le Bordeaux Stewarts Family Butchers Enniskillen

In total there were 33 Golds and 34 Silvers in addition to the one Diamonds. A big thank you to entrants for their support and to sponsors Lucas Ingredients.



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