The best butchers in Ireland went head to head for the fifth year to gain the title of All Ireland BBQ Champion.  The competition seen 100 entries that were independently judged by Ambassador Chef Liam McEvoy, Chief Executive and Meat Expert Rhonda Montgomery and BBQ Expert and Guest Judge Lester Manley from Trail Blazer.

The competition was held at Aughnacloy Golf Club and the entries were judged for appearance, texture, overall taste and flavour, succulence and creativity. Chairman of Judges; Rhonda Montgomery comments ‘This competition gives our members the opportunity to showcase the best of Irish Meat ahead of the BBQ season and that the local butcher is the place for customers to go to purchase their Meat this summer.’ 

All winners have been announced and our Grand Prix Champion will be revealed at our awards night on Thursday 27th June at Aughnacloy Golf Club at 7.30pm.  The overall winner will go head to head with the Sausage & Burger and Speciality Fine Foods Grand Prix Champions in November at Loughry College.

Results are as follows:

Best Sirloin in Ireland – Class 1

Overall Winner 1st Place

M & W Farm Meats – Sirloin Steak

Runner-Up Winner 2nd

Oran McAtamney & Son – Sirloin Steak

Runner-Up Winner 3rd

Eddie Walsh & Son’s – 40 Day Matured Sirloin

Gold Winners ***

Murphy’s Craft Butchers – Sirloin Steak

Bergin’s Family Butchers – Sirloin Steak

McKay’s Ballycastle – Sirloin Steak

Lisdergan Meats – Sirloin Steak

Silver Winners **

Springisland Coalisland – Sirloin Steak

Mark’s Meats – Sirloin Steak

Angus Farm Shop – 30 Day Aged Irish Molly

William’s Butchers Abbeyleix – Dry Aged Striploin

Bronze Winners *

No Winners

Best Rump Steak in Ireland – Class 2

Overall Winner 1st Place

M & W Farm Meats – Rump Steak

Runner-Up Winner 2nd

Eddie Walsh & Son’s – Rump Picanha Steak Cut In traditional Way across Grain

Runner-Up Winner 3rd

Murphy’s Craft Butchers – Rump Steak

Gold Winners ***

McKay’s Family Butchers – Rump Steak

Williams Butchers Abbeyleix – Dry Aged Rump Steak

Brolly’s Butchers Ballymena – Balsamic Rump Steak

Silver Winners **

Lisdergan Meats – Rump Steak

Springisland Coalisland – Rump Steak

Bronze Winners *

No Winners

Best Fillet Steak in Ireland – Class 3

Overall Winner 1st Place

Murphys’s Craft Butchers – Fillet Steak

Runner-Up Winner 2nd

McKay’s Family Butchers – Fillet Steak

Runner-Up Winner 3rd

Eddie Walsh & Son’s – Beef Fillet Bone In 40 Day Matured

Gold Winners ***

Springisland Coalisland – Fillet Steak

Oran McAtamney & Son – Dry Aged Fillet Steak

Brolly’s Butchers Ballymena – Fillet Steak

Silver Winners **

M & W Farm Meats – Fillet Steak

Bronze Winners *

No Winners

Best T Bone Steak in Ireland – Class 4

Overall Winner 1st Place

Oran McAtamney & Son – T Bone Steak

Runner-Up Winner 2nd

Springisland Coalisaland – T Bone Steak

Runner-Up Winner 3rd

Eddie Walsh & Son’s – T Bone Steak

Gold Winners ***

Murphy’s Craft Butchers – T Bone Steak

Marks Meats – T Bone Steak

Bergin Family Butchers – T Bone Steak

M & W Farm Meats – T Bone Steak

Silver Winners **

Williams Butchers  – Dry Aged T Bone Steak

Hamilton’s Food Hall  – T Bone Steak

Bronze Winners *

No Winners

Best Rack of Ribs In Ireland – Class 5

Overall Winner 1st Place

Eddie Walsh & Son’s – BBQ Pork Ribs

Runner-Up Winner 2nd

Murphy’s Craft Butchers – Short Cut Beef Ribs

Runner-Up Winner 3rd

Lisdergan Meats – BBQ Ribs

Gold Winners ***

Fresh Food Courtyard – Rack of Ribs

Marks Meats – Smokey BBQ Pork Ribs

Silver Winners **

Eddie Walsh & Sons  – BBQ Beef Short Ribs

Bronze Winners *

Mulholland Butchers – BBQ Pork Ribs

Best Brisket In Ireland – Class 6

Overall Winner 1st Place

M & W Farm Meats – Deep South Beef Brisket

Runner-Up Winner 2nd

Eddie Walsh & Son’s – Brisket – Whiskey & Black Pepper

Runner-Up Winner 3rd

Lisdergan Meats – Beef Brisket

Gold Winners ***

Springisland Coalisland – Beef Brisket

Silver Winners **

Murphy’s Craft Butchers  – BBQ Beef Brisket

William’s Butchers Abbeyleix  – BBQ Sweet & Spicy Brisket

Bronze Winners *

No Winners

Best Pulled Pork In Ireland – Class 7

Overall Winner 1st Place

Williams Butchers Abbeyleix – BBQ Smokey Pulled Pork

Runner-Up Winner 2nd

Eddie Walsh & Son’s – BBQ Pulled Pork

Runner-Up Winner 3rd

No Winners

Gold Winners ***

No Winners

Silver Winners **

No Winners

Bronze Winners *

No Winners

Best BBQ Kebab in Ireland – Class 8

Overall Winner 1st Place

M & W Farm Meats – Bursting BBQ Kebab

Runner-Up Winner 2nd

Williams Butchers Abbeyleix – Lamb Kebab

Runner-Up Winner 3rd

Murphy’s Craft Butchers – Lamb Kofta Kebab

Gold Winners ***

Eddie Walsh & Son’s – Philly Style Steak Kebab With Cheese & Bacon

Silver Winners **

Eddie Walsh & Son’s – Chicken & Corndale Farm Chorizo

Hamilton’s Food Hall – Chilli Mango Chicken Skewer

Bronze Winners *

No Winners

Best BBQ Chicken in Ireland – Class 9

Overall Winner 1st Place

Mark’s Meats Galway – Caribbean Spatchcock Chicken

Runner-Up Winner 2nd

Eddie Walsh & Son’s – Curried Chicken Wings

Runner-Up Winner 3rd

William’s Butchers Abbeyleix – BBQ Chicken

Gold Winners ***

No Winners

Silver Winners **

No Winners

Bronze Winners *

No Winners

Best Chicken Wings in Ireland – Class 10

Overall Winner 1st Place

Fresh Food Courtyard – Chicken Wings

Runner-Up Winner 2nd

M & W Farm Meats – Curried Chicken Wings

Runner-Up Winner 3rd

Eddie Walsh & Son’s – Jamaican Jerk Wings

Gold Winners ***

No Winners

Silver Winners **

No Winners

Bronze Winners *

No Winners

Best BBQ Butchers Choice in Ireland – Class 11

Overall Winner 1st Place

Eddie Walsh & Son’s – Smokey Joe Beef Parcel

Runner-Up Winner 2nd

McKay’s Family Butchers – The Real ‘McKay’ Burger

Runner-Up Winner 3rd

Eddie Walsh & Son’s – Maple, Chilli & Orange Lamp Rump

Gold Winners ***

Mulholland Butchers – Smoked Beef Brisket & Caramelised onion Burger

Bergin’s Family Butchers – Sirloin Burger With Peppercorn

Fresh Food Courtyard – Chicken & Sausage Kebab

Fresh Food Courtyard – Classic Lamb Burger

McKay’s Family Butchers – Cheesy Grill Fillet

Morrissey’s Family Butchers – Lamb Burger With Garlic, Herbs, Rosemary & Kale

M & W Farm Meats – Sicilian Burger Stacks

M & W Farm Meats – Italian Style Turkey Parcel

Brolly’s Butchers – Marinated Rump Steak

Murphy’s Craft Butchers – Tomahawk Steak

Silver Winners **

Hamilton’s Food Hall – Smokey Bacon Burger

Hamilton’s Food Hall – Hamilton’s Charcoal Burger

Morrissey’s Family Butchers – Steak, Cheese & Spring Onion Burger

Mark’s Meats – Sirloin Steak Burgers

Murphy’s Craft Butchers – Chicken Kebab

William’s Butchers Abbeyleix – Chilli Cheese & Onion Burger

Bronze Winners *

No Winners

Best Ribeye Steak In Ireland – Class 12

Overall Winner 1st Place

McKay’s Family Butchers – Ribeye Steak

Runner-Up Winner 2nd

M & W Farm Meats – Ribeye Steak

Runner-Up Winner 3rd

Murphy’s Craft Butchers – Ribeye Steak

Gold Winners ***

Eddie Walsh & Son’s – Ribeye Steak

Silver Winners **

No Winners

Bronze Winners *

No Winners