Following the volcanic troubles of the last few weeks in the airline business Ryanair chief Michael O’Leary was no doubt happy to be in the less stressful position of hosting a sale from his Gigginstown House Aberdeen-Angus herd last weekend.

Topping the sale at E3900 was two year old heifer Gigginstown House Extra Smooth. This daughter of Fulham Black Boy, a TC Stockman son, is out of a dam by Ebon Hill Extra Gold.

Then at E2300 was Gigginstown House Lavender Lane, a February 2008-born heifer by 32,000gns sire Penguin Mr Elevate. Another Fulham Black Boy daughter, Gigginstown House Timeless sold at E1850.

Top in the bulls on offer was Gigginstown House Manipulator at E3000. This Aughnamona Lord Hedian son is out of imported dam Mohedian Niamh. And at E2150 was Gigginstown House Black Tie, another by Lord Hedian.

Averages; 11 bulls E1613m 14 heifers E1620.