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2017 IWANE Match Winners  

Left to right:  
Best Adult and Best in Match:  O'Lughs Giddy Up of Aerie (Giddy) owned by Andrea and Mike Dormady and Amy Benjamin.
Best Puppy: Howling Hall's Witness for the Prosecution (Marlene) owned by Pat Scelso and Mike Meyer.

November 2015
Procedures for Judges Selection

A Judges Selection Committee shall be appointed to screen nominations for conformation and sweeps judges for the IWANE Specialty. The committee shall consist of at least three members appointed by the president. Both Regular and Associate Members may serve on the committee.

The committee will select from the nominees at least three but no more than five candidates to be included in the membership vote to be held during the membership meeting at the speciality. The committee will insure that the nominees meet all requirements and make selections based the candidates potential have a positive impact on entries and the overall success of the Specialty.

Conformation Judges
          Nominations from members must be received by the IWANE Judges Selection Committee no later than January 15 for the show to take place two tears in the future. Nominations must be written (email is acceptable) and contain sufficient information to identify and contact the nominee. Nominations will be accepted from all classes of IWANE members.

Nominees must meet the following criteria for consideration:
Must meet AKC requirements.
May not be in provisional status.
May not have judged a specialty the U.S. in 5 years or be scheduled to judge a specialty before judging for IWANE.

Foreign and North American judges will be selected in alternating years.

The Selection Committee will obtain biographies of the candidates to be included in the membership vote. Only those nominees who are willing to judge the specialty and provide a bio in a timely manner will be placed on the ballet.

Final vote at Specialty Meeting – Only regular members may vote.

Selection shall be made by secret ballot. The candidate who receives the most votes will be contacted and offered a contract. If an agreement cannot be reached, the next highest finisher will be contacted.
Recommendations by the board – The board may make recommendations concerning candidates to the membership prior to the vote.

Sweepstakes Judges
          Written nominations for sweepstakes judge will be due to the Selection Committee by January 15 for following year show. Nominations must include sufficient information to identify and contact the nominee.
Criteria – Nominees must meet IWCA criteria. Should the AKC develop criteria for sweeps judges it will govern IWANE selections.

The Selection Committee will obtain bios for those candidates to be included on the ballot. Only candidates who express interest and supply bios will be considered.

The board shall have the same authority to make recommendations prior to voting as with confirmation judges.

Match Judges
The IWANE Board in conjunction with the Match Chair shall be responsible for selection of judges for the match.

Emergency Replacement of Judges
          When it becomes necessary to replace judges due to sickness or other cause which makes the judge unable to meet the judging obligation, the replacement will be selected in accordance with AKC rules without any additional action of the members.

Approved by the membership November 7, 2015.

November 2014
The "Texas 72"

IWANE has sent $10,000.00 to the Irish Wolfhound Foundation to help these IWs.

The Breaking Story:

More News at the IWF:

John Kelly passed away on Sunday, October 12, 2014.

From EIWC:

RIP John Kelly

John Kelly. A legend has left us.. John passed away on Sunday evening. R.I.P. dear John, we all owe so much to you. So many of us are proud to have your hounds in our pedigrees. They will carry on your legacy.

Obituary for Jane Ann Banaszak

Jane Ann Banaszak, of Waukesha, died on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Waukesha Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born on May 28, 1945 the daughter of Harold and Dora (nee Jones) Rubeck. Jane was a graduate of Marquette University where she earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Medical Technology. She worked at Waukesha Memorial Hospital for 25 years as a Medical Technologist. Jane loved Irish Wolfhounds and was very active in the Irish Wolfhound Club of America where she served as treasurer for many years.

She enjoyed playing cribbage and sheepshead, enjoyed sewing, knitting, watching Jeopardy, doing crossword puzzles, fishing up north and traveling with her family. Jane loved the NCAA Basketball Tournament and filling in her brackets and enjoyed attending her daughters’ sporting events. Most of all Jane cherished the time she spent with her family and she will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. 

She will be sadly missed by her husband of almost 35 years, Gregory Banaszak of Waukesha and their daughters, Katie (Tyson) Wenger of Eagle and Laura (Matt) Weimer of Lisbon. She is the proud grandmother of Rylee Wenger and Brayden Weimer. She is further survived by many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents. 

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to many people for their kindness and care provided to Jane including: the nurses and staff of the ICU at Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Dr. Michelle Agnew, Dr. Marci Kessen, the Waukesha Memorial Hospital Outpatient Department and Waukesha Surgical Associates. 

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from 10:00AM until the time of the 12:00 noon funeral Mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 225 S. Hartwell Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186. Father Howard Haase will preside. Private family interment will be held on Thursday at Prairie Home Cemetery.

Memorials in Jane’s name are appreciated to the Irish Wolfhound Foundation, to Waukesha Memorial Hospital Home Care or to St. Mary’s Catholic Church (address above).

Randle- Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit our website at 
www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.

Published in the Chicago Sun-Times on Sept. 4, 2014:

Gwendalee M. Centeno passed away August 31, 2014. Loving daughter of the late Miguel and Gwendolyn (nee Chauncey) Centeno; fond sister of Retired Major Air Force, Faye (Scott Anderson) Centeno; mom to Grand Champion Irish Wolfhound, Connor. Visitation at the Dalcamo Funeral Home, 470 W. 26th St., Chicago, IL on Saturday, September 6, 2014, 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Nativity of our Lord Church at 37th and Union, Chicago, IL.

October 2013
IWANE at the AKC's Meet The Breeds at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT
Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20

Photos courtesy of Karen Eberl

August 2013
On August 24, 2013, IWANE exhibited at the Newport Celtic Rock Festival. Jeanne and Colleen Brown and their dogs Chloe and McKensie joined John Fitzgerald,with his dogs Brae (8) and Lacey (3). John set up the booth with all the information and has been responsible for this event for the past 5 years. We were joined by Diane and Franklin Craig with their dogs Calypso, (7) and Rhys(3), as well as David King and Sandy and their dog, Griffin (1).

There were several thousand peope who walked by us and greeted us. Many had been coming for several years and specfically came back to our booth to see the dogs. Others became new friends. We gave out a lot of informational material. Some people were specifically interested in wolfhounds. The dogs took it all in stride, although McKensie was a little shy. Chloe fit right into the group.

It was a gorgeous day and we were able to listen to the music all day, but still be able to talk and listen to the people. We were there for nearly 8 hours, John even longer. We had a great time.

Colleen Brown

An example of the good work of the IWANE Trust Fund - This is good news that all club members should know, and it supports our 501(c)(3) status as well:

From: Leslie Burke <lburke@broadinstitute.org>
Date: August 16, 2013, 11:59:55 AM EDT
To: mcbell@aol.com, culhain@aol.com, gibber161@yahoo.com, jcbrown09@aol.com
Subject: On behalf of Kerstin Lindblad-Toh

Dear Estelle, Alfred, Colleen and Marc,

Attached, please find a letter from Kerstin Lindblad-Toh who is currently working from her lab in Sweden.

I also want to extend my sincere thanks to you for hosting me and Michele Perloski at the recent specialty show in July. We were so touched by your generosity and by the passion of IWANE members for their four-legged companions. It was really an honor for us to attend. (we both left with a severe case of dog fever: Michele bought her first puppy the very next week!)

I'll be sending Colleen some official acknowledgement documents ASAP.

Thanks again for all that you do.

All best

Leslie J. Burke
Senior Advancement Officer
Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard
7 Cambridge Center, #7017, Cambridge, MA 02142
t: 617-714-7504 e: lburke@broadinstitute.org

 August 2011
The HIggins Armory Museum in Worcester, MA presented "Medieval Hunting Animals 2011" at the museum on Saturday, August 6th. A great time was had by all, staff as well as the general public. From their Facebook page:

Higgins Armory Museum: A huge thank you to Greyhound Friends, Irish Wolf Hound Association of N.E., Wingmasters, Jeffrey Forgeng, and Wolfe Argent (a medieval reenactment group wth Italian Greyhounds) and their amazing animals for a fun, fantastic, and slightly fur filled day! Cannot wait to see you next year.

Caren Carney and Martha represented IWANE. Thanks go to Caren for her commitment to public education about the breed, which is a cornerstone of the club.

 May 2011
IWCA Sportsman of the Year Award

 IWCA President Jacqueline Carswell presents the award to Rosemary Wortman

March 2011
URO1 O'Lugh's Ahoy Morgan O Swansea RN CGC ASCA-CD

URO1 O'Lugh's Ahoy Morgan O Swansea RN CGC
From Colleen Brown:
On March 12, 2011, Morgan obtained his UKC RO1 title (Rally Novice) with 4 4th place finishes (all breed) and scores of 90, 92, 96 and 97 out of 100 points. I believe he is the first Irish Wolfhound in New England to obtain his UKC RO1 title in New England. The UKC established the Rally title program in 2010.

IWANE was represented at the New London CT Irish Parade. The dogs were welcomed by all.

Colleen Brown, Karen Eberl and Rick Eberl (Karen's brother) brought Morgan, Loki and Chance to the New London CT Irish Parade on March 17th. The dogs were loved by all the parade goers.

 February 2011
 DC Carrickaneena Crionnacht Darcy, SC

Best of Opposite Sex
Westminster Kennel Club
February 14, 2011

Watch the breed judging video

photos by Mary O'Malley

January 2011
1/6/2011 - Anthony Killykeen Doyle passed away after an illness at 7:00 PM Irish time this evening.  The breed has lost a great friend and protector.

September 2010

9/2/2010 - Newsletter announcements

May 2010

5/30/2010 - Updates made to 2010 IWANE Specialty page.

5/27/2010 - The "Historical Issue" is in the mail to subscribers. See the Newsletter page.

5/4/2010 - Check the CALENDAR page for the Match flyer and CGC Test Flyer

April 2010

4/23/2010 - Update on the next newsletter - see the Newsletter page

March 2010




Article in The Connecticut Post, 2/25/2010
Deadly parvovirus stalks region's dogs

February 2010
Ch Wolfhaven Aint No Fool To Olugh

Westminster Kennel Club
February 15, 2010
Best of Breed

Watch the breed judging video

Mr. T


2/4/2010  New photo album of IWANE rescues - see the Rescue page


12/5/09   Dr. Wilkes sent a wonderful article with color photos about the rededication

October 2009
DC Carrickaneena Ardri MC

McGuire acheived the title of
Master Courser (AKC)
on Saturday, October10th
at the IWAGS Lure Coursing Trial at North Branch Park, NJ.

 The IWANE Newsletter issue 2009, No. 1 was mailed Tuesday, Oct 20th.  It's a big 64-page issue - see the NEWSLETTER page for the Table of Contents and more information.

  Dr. Wilkes writes that sufficient funds for a complete restoration of Captain
                Graham's grave were received and invites IWANE members to the rededication
                ceremony. See the invitation and the program.

March 2009


February 2009
DC Carrickaneena Slan Leat MC LCX

Westminster Kennel Club
February 9, 2009
Best of Opposite Sex

Watch the
breed judging video

Winnie - Westminster BOS 2009

Read about the proposed restoration of CAPTAIN GRAHAM'S BURIAL SITE and how you can help.

July 2008

New Rally Novice Title

O'Lugh's Ahoy Morgan O Swansea ("Morgan") is pictured winning his Rally Novice RN title at the Hudson Valley Hound Association Show in NY on July 20. He got first place in Rally Novice B with a score of 93 out of 100 points.  This was just before his 1st birthday.


New Champion

Ch. Stoneybrook Keona of Tobitor finishing his championship on July 3, 2008 at the Eastern States Exposition Fairgrounds in West Springfield, MA at the Naugatuck Valley Kennel Club show.  He obtained his championship with four 3-point major wins.

Breeder, Judy Simon
Owner, Sue Orr

February 2008

DC Carrickaneena Ardri SC

Westminster Kennel Club
February 11, 2008
Best of Opposite Sex

Watch the
breed judging video

January 2008

January 14, 2008

DC Carrickaneena Ardri SC

Group Judge, Mrs. R Ellen Fetter

Breeders, Janel Milner & Eileen M &
Eileen B Flanagan
Owners, Evelyn Jimenez, Janel Milner 
& Eileen M & Eileen B Flanagan

Owner-handled by Evie

October 2007


CH. Carrickaneena Ruithneach

Reenie in the Veteran's Class
at 10 years old

"Age is only a state of mind...."

September 2007

September 16, 2007

 "The St. Kieran's Hounds"

3 hounds owned/co-owned by Paul and Dianne Hayes took the top awards at CCKC in September:
BOB: CH Irish Paddy of Nutstown
WD, BOW and New CH: Finbar Corcagh Mor
WB & BOS: Bridie of Shantamon

March 2007

On March 4, 2007, Abbey earned her third leg at the Labrador Retriever Club trial
to obtain her Rally Excellent title.

The judge is Celeste Meade, NH.

Abbey is owned by Colleen Brown.

Congratulations to Abbey & Colleen! 

February 2007

McGuire travels to Westminster
for the very first first time and goes BOS!

November 2006

McGuire gets a BIG hug!

McGuire (DC Carrickaneena Ardri SC), his owner Janel Milner, and Rosey (Carrickaneena Roisin Clancy) and her owner, Pat Reilley, meet the Dog Club students at the Landmark School. The Dog Club members learn all about dogs, their behavior, the different breeds, about treating dogs with respect, and owner responsibility.

They are a wonderfully educated group of students! There should be such a program in ALL schools. These young people know much more about dog ownership and responsibility than do many adults.

Rosey gets lots of petting


May 2006
McGuire is now a Dual Champion!

McGuire is pictured finishing under judge Mrs. R. Ellen Fetter  at Windham County Kennel Club, Inc. on Sunday, May 14, 2006. This was his 3rd major.

April  2006
FC Carrickaneena Ardri, SC

Congratulations to Evie Jimenez, Janel Milner and Eileen M & Eileen B Flanagan!
McGuire is now a Field Champion and has both majors towards his conformation championship.

June 2005
CH Knocknarea Tamsin

Finished her American Championship on June 5, 2005 in Wrentham, MA under judge Michael Canalizo with a three point major. Tamsin was bred by Ika and Uli Pieler and is owned by Pam Murphy.



It has been said that the membership of every organization is made up of four kinds of bones:

The Wish Bones: They wish someone would do something about the problem - but they themselves don't lift a finger.

The Jaw Bones: These do a lot of talking, but little (if any) work.

The Knuckle Bones: They knock everything that anyone tries to do with negative talk (We never did it that way before!  We tried that!  It won't work!).

And then finally there are the ----

Back Bones: They get under the load, carry the burden and do the work.

What kind of bone are YOU?

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