Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Masterton teen clocks up another country, another win

Masterton teen clocks up another country, another win

Masterton teenager Dylan McGruddy has made a successful start to a Northern Hemisphere shearing career by winning the Balmoral Show’s All Nations intermediate final in Northern Ireland..

It was the third different country in which the 18-year-old McGruddy has won in two years, having won previously one the Taumarunui Jamboree junior final in New Zealand in 2012, the Yallunda Flats intermediate final in South Australia last October, and the Lumsden and Otago intermediate titles in January and February in New Zealand.

He started to learn to shear at the age of nine, and first competed in the famed Golden Shears International Championships in Masterton as a novice grade competitor aged 13.

McGruddy is currently working a few weeks in Lincolnshire, England, but will be competing next week in the Irish All-Nations events which kick-start the 16th Golden Shears World Championships starting in Gorey, Ireland, next Thursday.

McGruddy shore Friday’s six sheep in 8min 11sec, more than a sheep shed of nearest rival James Penney, of Northern Ireland, and while lacking a little in finished quality still won by more than 2pts.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Gold For RNZ: Muslim Post-9/11 Series, Kim Hill Win In New York

The Radio New Zealand podcast series Public Enemy has won a gold award for excellence for its presenter, Mohamed Hassan, at the prestigious New York Festival Radio Awards announced in Manhattan today. RNZ National’s Saturday Morning host, Kim Hill, also received a gold award for Best Radio Personality. More>>

Human Rights Commission: Give Nothing To Racism

A campaign urging New Zealanders to give nothing to racism and refuse to spread intolerance has been launched by some of the country’s most well-known people. More>>

Louis Vuitton Series Win: Emirates Team NZ Will Challenge For The America’s Cup

By beating Artemis 5-2 they now take on Oracle Team USA in the America’s Cup match starting next weekend. More>>

ALSO:

Monterey: Rodger Fox Big Band Invited To Celebrated Festival

The Rodger Fox Big Band has received an invitation to perform at the 2017 Monterey 60th Anniversary Jazz Festival in the USA in September of this year. More>>

AntARTica: Scientist’s Painting Discovered In Antarctic Hut

The New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust has discovered an almost perfectly preserved 118 year old watercolour painting among penguin-excrement, dust and mould covered papers found in an historic hut at Cape Adare, Antarctica. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Set In Stone

Tthere are over a thousand public war memorials scattered around the country, commemorating over 30,000 New Zealanders who have died in wartime, and most of whom are buried overseas. More>>>More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland