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EAST DOWN COMBINE

with Clifford Browne

EDC 2 Bird Club prize distribution & dinner

The East Down Combine 2bird held their dinner and Prize distribution on Friday the 27th January 2017 in what for the club was a new venue for them the Temple Golf & Country Club.

The evening started with a beautiful meal , the choice being either Roast Beef or Stuffed Chicken & Ham after which the club’s Chairman Francis Gilmore introduced the evening and thanked those involved with the successful running of the club and especially thanked the club’s sponsors Robert & June Kirkwood , H Beattie & son , Wesley Sawyers and Telford Bros . He had a special word of thanks for Secretary Dorothy Smyth for organising the evening and for all the work she put into what is a most successful club. Francis then called on the club President Clifford Browne to present the prizes after which the rest of the evening was spent catching up and chatting with old friends and the evening also included an auction of 2017 young Birds and a ballot was also run .It was a most enjoyable & relaxing evening and the club extends a big thank you to Gerard, the Temple Golf Club manager , and also to their chef John for making everyone feel so welcome and for providing such an excellent meal .

The trophy and Prize winners were as follows:

League A B Hogg &Sons 28 points

League B W McMaster & son 28 points

League C Angus & son & McConkey 28points

League D J Kirk & Sons 30 points

The trophies & cup winners were as follows:

GIBSON CUP J Kirk & Sons

OLD BIRD INLAND AVE Harper & Young

OLD BIRD SKIB CLASSIC Harper & Young

PENZANCE CUP Angus &son & McConkey

ST MALO O/B DERBY CUP S Regan

CHANNEL AVE D Croskery & son

OLD BIRD COMBINED AVE D Croskery & son

OLD BIRD K.O D Croskery & son

OLD BIRD OF THE YEAR D Croskery & son

Fermoy (Derek Wishart) J Patterson

1st SKIBBEREEN Y/B DERBY C&D Smyth & sons

2nd SKIBBEREEN Y/B DERBY K & B McConaghie & son

TALBENNY Y/B DERBY Cowan & McCartney

2nd Thurles YB Gordon Bros & sons

COMBINED AVERAGES Harper & Young

Y/B OF THE YEAR K & B McConaghie & son

YOUNG BIRD AVERAGE K & B McConaghie & son

Best avg o/b & 2y/b derbies not won

The Gold ring winners were:

1st Gordon Bros & sons £105 2nd K & B McConaghie & son £63 3rd Harper & Young £42

         

   

   

My thanks to Dorothy Smyth & family members for the photos and I will have more with the AGM report and just a reminder that this will be held on Monday 13th February 2017 in the War Memorial Hall Crossgar.

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Edith Muckle

I regret to report of the Death of Edith Muckle who had raced in the Millisle & District HPS in partnership with her son Adam for over 30 years and extend sincere condolences to husband David,

son Adam and the whole family circle at this sad time.

 

 

 

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