• Circuit open to all shearers in 32 counties of Ireland,  all shearers MUST be a paid up member of NISSA
  • If membership & entry fees are paid by the Friday of Balmoral Show, results from Donald (if competed) will be calculated. Entries will be accepted after this, but only results from date of payment will count towards your overal placing
  • If not a paid-up member of NISSA, you will not be included regardless of results
  • Points from ‘The Royal Ulster’ will be taken from the international competitions i.e. The Thursday (Junior) & Friday (Intermediate, Senior & Open) of Balmoral
  • In the event of a tie at the final stage, quality marks taken from the pen score at the final eligible competition will take precedence. If still a tie then qualifying positions from the semi-finals, or position in heats if shearers did not make the semi-finals or final
  • Bonus points for board & pen must be within the overall average time and will be the lowest in either heat / semi or final of each class
  • Prize Giving & overall results will be announced at ‘NISSA Shears’ on Saturday 23rd July at Antrim Agri Show
  • Appropriate etiquette of Shearers is expected during presentation of awards


To pay membership, contact Ian Montgomery: 07740 086 137


1st 10 points
2nd 8 points
3rd 6 points
4th 5 points
5th 4 points
6th 4 points

and so on

Bonus points at each competition.
1 for best board score &
1 for best pen score in each class

(within overall average time)

Eligible Competitions

May Donard
11th- 13th May
Check-in opens
9am each day
Royal Ulster International
Entries close early May

Contact: 90 665 225
or enter online via:
Heats 8am
Connacht Championships
Entries close early May

Contact Paddy: 00353 87 243 9760
or download entry form via:
28th May
Heats 4pm
Ballymena Show
Contact Catherine: 07720 827 921
4th June All Ireland Shearing National
Entries close early May
5th June All Ireland International
Entries close early May
3rd July
Heats 11am
Craic In The Brack
Contact Sean: 07746 434 356
23rd July
Check-in 8.30am
NISSA Shears
Entries close 18th July
*£20 late fee
Contact Gerard: 07971 872 704

Prizes 1st – 4th places for
Junior, Intermediate, Senior and Open.
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