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*MIDLAND*

CAT CLUB

It is with regret that we announce that the Midland Cat Club has been disbanded due to lack of experienced personnel to take on Officer roles and a shortage of finances. However, the GCCFI will run a show on 18th February 2024 in Thurles. Watch out for details.

 

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First Bronze Invictus Winner

 

The joint shows in Ballinteer on Sunday 16th April produced our very first Invictus winner when Supreme Hibernian Grand Premier Silverfern French Kiss owned by Claudia Wagner became an Invictus Bronze.

Congratulations to them both.

 

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April 2023

Urgent Appeal

from UCD Veterinary Hospital

Due to an unprecedented increase in numbers of sick cats, the UCD Veterinary Hospital are seeking healthy cats to donate blood to be transfused to sick patients in their ICU. 

Contact: vetblooddonorclinic@ucd.ie

or 01 7166137

 

PLEASE HELP

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*NOTICE*

 

13 Day Rule

Exhibitors please note that the above rule requires 13 days between any cat from the same household being shown not 13 clear days.

 

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British Long Hair

Variants

British Longhair variants, (shorthaired cats with a BLH parent, can now be shown in the equivalent BSH classes as they are identical to BSH who carried a gene for longhair, and all will be judged by the BSH SOP for quality. It is hoped that this will be possible from the Midland shows but is dependant on the IT system being ready.

 

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JUNE 2019

 

All Champion/Grand Champion and Premier/Grand Premier Titles are now automated and you will be informed when one of these titles is achieved.  See the Notice Page and the Form Page for full details.

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GENETIC TESTING

 

New Post re: Genetic Testing on the

Notice Page

 

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ADVICE TO KITTEN BUYERS

There is very important advice and information regarding buying a kitten on our Information Page and we very strongly urge any person considering buying a kitten to read it carefully before proceeding.

 

 

Interim GCCFI Shows Survey Report

Posted on 19th October, 2016

Interim Report

 

The review report is being studied by the Executive and was discussed at the last Council meeting. The following findings were of particular interest:

  • 5% were against having a taster show (being able to enter one show without registering) and 47.5% for.
  • The most important factors in choosing to enter a show are Judges, cost and geographical location
  • The preferred venue was a hotel. Unfortunately many hotels will not allow cats for health & safety reasons.
  • The majority of exhibitors wanted to be in the hall during judging.
  • Exhibitors would like to be able to speak to Judges and wanted feedback during Best in Show.
  • It was felt that the show calendar was badly organised and that we needed to liaise with TICA. We have tried in the past to make contact with them regarding this but have not had a response. A further attempt will be made and the Executive will be looking at our show calendar.
  • Interest expressed in double shows.
  • Training for Judges & Stewards seen to be too long and the Judges’ Panel is currently looking at this.
  • Would like a section for Pedigree Pets and titles for Non Pedigrees.
  • Some wanted on line entry and payment by Pay Pal.
  • Reduction in price for multiple entries.
  • Something to encourage youngsters to become part of the Cat Fancy.

 

 

Further discussion by the Executive & Council is needed but the following will be trialled:

 

  • Exhibitors to remain in the hall, but not the judging area, provided the venue is of sufficient size.
  • An area for speaking to judges will be provided at the Dublin Championship Show. Exhibitors with cats in Best in Show must not discuss these cats, or indicate ownership, to the Judges.
  • Double Shows can be tried for a year, provided the Club wants and is able to manage them. This will continue with the Midland Show in February.
  • A pedigree Pet section will be introduced and further consideration will be given to titles for Non Pedigrees.

 

Some of the suggestions have financial implications so need to be discussed further. We hope everyone will be patient while we consider these and other ideas. Please support the changes we are currently implementing.

 

The GCCFI would like to thank all who have participated in the Show Survey and hope that we can make our shows more enjoyable for you and your cats.

 

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