Irish Terrier Club of New York Challenge Trophies

Each year, at our annual specialty show, the ITCNY awards to the Best of Breed, Best of Winners and Best of Opposite winners, highly prized trophies called Challenge trophies. The names of the winners are affixed to the trophy for posterity. There are very specific rules governing the retirement of each one. If a challenge trophy is retired, the winner may chose to re-offer it. This has happened a number of times and as a result, many of these trophies are quite old.


The Teresa Irving Trophy

This is a Sterling Silver loving cup mounted on a wooden base, awarded to the Best of Breed.


The New York Trophy

This is a tri handled Silver Plate tankard with the Irish Terrier Club of America seal on inset copper. It was originally offered for first place in the American Bred class at the 1904 Westminster Kennel Club Show. It also is awarded to the Best of Breed.


The She-Nanigans Trophy

Is a Silver Plate bowl on a wooden stand which is awarded to the Best of Opposite winner.


The Tipperary Trophy

Is a Bronze Irish Terrier sculpture on Crystal with wooden base awarded for Best of Winners.


The Sinn Fein Trophy

Is a Sterling Silver bowl on a wooden base, awarded to Best of Winners.


The Deerfields Cup

Is a Silver Plate chalice in a wooden case, also awarded to the Best of Winners.


The Blazer Trophy

Is a Sterling tri handled bowl awarded to the Winners Dog.


Sean Sceal Trophy

Is a Tri-handled Pewter cup on a wooden base, awarded to Winners Bitch if bred by owner.


The Dungarvin Trophy

The Dungarvin Trophy in memory of Joyce Wilson will be awarded for the first time at the first post Covid-19 show. It is a cast Bronze medallion mounted on a wooden base. It will be awarded to Winners Dog. It was offered but not awarded in 2021

Additionally, a trophy in memory of Patricia Schlegel is planned.