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East Down Combine 02-10-18

East Down Combine News

with Clifford Browne

Mackey & Lockhart win 2nd Skibbereen

The East Down Combine’s final race of the season was the Ken McConaghie Skibbereen Derby flown on Saturday the 15th of September .This race was named in honour of the late Ken McConaghie who had raced with the Ballylesson Club so it was a fitting tribute that this year the top 5 birds in the result were to members of the Ballylesson club with only some 3 ypm separating these birds the winner on 1742 being to the Partnership of Mackay & Lockhart . Albert Lockhart and his late partner Bill Mackey only race a small team of birds but Albert is very competitive and gets his share of success. A very close second was the partnership of Stephen Casement and son who have 3 good ones at 2nd ,4th and 5th Open with Ken McConaghie’s son in at 3rd with the top 6 in the open being completed by Dundonald’s Mark Foulis with all these being in the West section . Topping the East section at 9th open was D Croskery and son (Annsborough ) followed by R &G Thompson of Portavogie at 12th Open .

Liberated in a SW wind at 9.15am the leaders recorded a velocity of just under a mile a minute . The full open and section result was ;

East Down Combine

15/09/2018 Ken McConaghie Skibbereen YB Derby

Derby / Classic

53 Members Sent: 654 Birds in a South West Wind

Pools

Pos Name Club Velocity Section Pool Total Grand Total

1 W1 Mackey & Lockhart Ballylesson HPS 1742.335 ab n A £92.65 £215.55

2 W2 S Casement & Son Ballylesson HPS 1741.623 £0.00 £58.24

3 W3 K & B McConaghie & Son Ballylesson HPS 1740.462 ab A £55.03 £93.71

4 W4 S Casement & Son Ballylesson HPS 1740.008 £0.00 £29.12

5 W5 S Casement & Son Ballylesson HPS 1739.778 £0.00 £22.60

6 W6 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1735.858 £0.00 £17.60

7 W7 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1735.409 £0.00 £17.60

8 W8 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1734.622 £0.00 £16.08

9 E1 D.Croskery & Son Annsborough HPS 1731.813 A £17.03 £53.28

10 W9 Myles,Kincaid,McCann&A Dundonald HPS 1730.236 ab n ABC N £166.68 £182.76

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11 W10 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1729.605 £0.00 £11.08

12 E2 R & G Thompson Portavogie 1729.302 £0.00 £26.00

13 E3 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1727.150 £0.00 £20.76

14 E4 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1724.839 £0.00 £15.50

15 E5 Cully & Monan Cloughey HPS 1724.538 b £73.80 £87.55

16 W11 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1724.045 £0.00 £11.08

17 E6 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1722.192 £0.00 £13.75

18 W12 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1721.968 £0.00 £11.08

19 E7 R & G Thompson Portavogie 1720.184 £0.00 £13.75

20 W13 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1719.173 £0.00 £9.58

21 W14 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1719.173 £0.00 £9.58

22 W15 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1718.727 £0.00 £9.58

23 W16 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1718.616 £0.00 £9.58

24 W17 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1718.170 £0.00 £9.58

25 W18 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1717.613 £0.00 £9.58

26 W19 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1713.484 £0.00 £8.80

27 E8 Lambert & Stewart Bangor RPC 1713.214 ab n ABC N £154.68 £166.68

28 E9 McComb Bros Killyleagh Central HPS 1713.143 £0.00 £12.00

29 W20 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1713.089 £0.00 £8.80

30 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1709.448 £0.00 £5.00

31 B C T Foulis & Gill Dundonald HPS 1708.743 £0.00 £5.00

32 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1708.089 £0.00 £5.00

33 Myles,Kincaid,McCann&A Dundonald HPS 1708.038 £0.00 £5.00

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34 B C T Foulis & Gill Dundonald HPS 1707.874 £0.00 £5.00

35 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1707.759 £0.00 £5.00

36 Myles,Kincaid,McCann&A Dundonald HPS 1701.877 £0.00 £5.00

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37 E10 D.Croskery & Son Annsborough HPS 1700.658 ab n ABC N £111.90 £123.90

38 J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1700.234 £0.00 £5.00

39 E11 Lambert & Stewart Bangor RPC 1699.895 £0.00 £12.00

40 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1699.458 £0.00 £5.00

Remainder East Section & Pools

E12 J & B Young Portavogie 1695.346 ab ABC £64.24 £71.24

B C T Foulis & Gill Dundonald HPS 1693.435 ab ABC £41.12 £41.12

E13 Cully & Monan Cloughey HPS 1693.162 £0.00 £5.25

E14 Ambrose & Kelly Portavogie 1689.644 a AB £23.34 £28.59

Myles,Kincaid,McCann&A Dundonald HPS 1686.613 ab ABC £33.16 £33.16

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B C T Foulis & Gill Dundonald HPS 1684.507 ab £9.10 £9.10

E15 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1680.218 £0.00 £5.25

E16 Lambert & Stewart Bangor RPC 1679.685 a £8.40 £13.65

E17 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1677.157 ab £31.37 £36.62

E18 Lambert & Stewart Bangor RPC 1676.313 a £5.25 £10.50

E19 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1673.753 £0.00 £4.38

E20 G Lyttle Comber Social 1671.927 ab £13.55 £17.93

S.Regan Ballywalter SPC 1671.129 a £10.49 £10.49

G Lyttle Comber Social 1668.471 ab BC £26.91 £26.91

J. McGreevy Crossgar HPS 1664.190 ab £9.10 £9.10

R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1658.128 b £15.90 £15.90

R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1657.332 b £15.90 £15.90

J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1656.992 ab £9.10 £9.10

Mackey & Lockhart Ballylesson HPS 1655.146 ab £9.10 £9.10

Cully & Monan Cloughey HPS 1651.751 b £8.30 £8.30

Mackey & Lockhart Ballylesson HPS 1651.286 ab £9.10 £9.10

McCartan & Woodsides Crossgar HPS 1597.990 C £5.76 £5.76

McCartan & Woodsides Crossgar HPS 1597.792 C £5.76 £5.76

Myles,Kincaid,McCann&A Dundonald HPS 1581.756 C £5.76 £5.76

uld

W.McMaster & Son Ballywalter SPC 1566.392 C £5.76 £5.76

G Lyttle Comber Social 1509.578 C £5.76 £5.76

West Section

20 Members Sent: 304 Birds in a South West Wind

1 Mackey & Lockhart Ballylesson HPS 1742.335

2 S Casement & Son Ballylesson HPS 1741.623

3 K & B McConaghie & Son Ballylesson HPS 1740.462

4 S Casement & Son Ballylesson HPS 1740.008

5 S Casement & Son Ballylesson HPS 1739.778

6 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1735.858

7 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1735.409

8 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1734.622

9 Myles,Kincaid,McCann&Auld Dundonald HPS 1730.236

10 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1729.605

11 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1724.045

12 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1721.968

13 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1719.173

14 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1719.173

15 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1718.727

16 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1718.616

17 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1718.170

18 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1717.613

19 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1713.484

20 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1713.089

East Section

33 Members Sent: 350 Birds in a South West Wind

1 D.Croskery & Son Annsborough HPS 1731.813

2 R & G Thompson Portavogie 1729.302

3 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1727.150

4 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1724.839

5 Cully & Monan Cloughey HPS 1724.538

6 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1722.192

7 R & G Thompson Portavogie 1720.184

8 Lambert & Stewart Bangor RPC 1713.214

9 McComb Bros Killyleagh Central HPS 1713.143

10 D.Croskery & Son Annsborough HPS 1700.658

11 Lambert & Stewart Bangor RPC 1699.895

12 J & B Young Portavogie 1695.346

13 Cully & Monan Cloughey HPS 1693.162

14 Ambrose & Kelly Portavogie 1689.644

15 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1680.218

16 Lambert & Stewart Bangor RPC 1679.685

17 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1677.157

18 Lambert & Stewart Bangor RPC 1676.313

19 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1673.753

20 G Lyttle Comber Social 1671.927

This week’s Column because of technical IT problems which I am having at present is later and shorter than usual but hope to get this rectified shortly.

From the first Skibbereen Derby Downpatrick Premier members Bob Connolly had an excellent result winning 2nd ,5th & 6th open and East Section with the first bird being a Vandenabeele which was bred down from birds from Paul Kenney, who flies in the Midlands and the other two were bred down from Bob Fenech stock.

 

East Down2bird News

The result of the 1st Skibbereen y/b derby flown on 9/9/18 was ;

1st G Lyttle 1827

2nd * D Croskery & son 1815

3rd * D Croskery & son 1814

4th P & C Mc Comb 1801

5th B C T Foulis & Gill 1760

6th Mc Quaide & Briggs 1759

7th Brown & Mc Connell 1756

8th J Young & ptns 1754

9th Mackey & Lockhart 1737 pools £11 20

10th R Moore & son 1731 pools £8 40

11th S & K Duke 1721

12th B Hogg & sons 1706 pools £5 60

* Congratulations to D Croskery & Son who have both birds in the result .

 

The final league places were :

League A

R Moore & Son 26 points

J McGreevy 24

J Patterson 24

Gordon Bro s & Sons 22

C & D Smyth & sons 22

B Hogg& Sons 20

McComb Bros 20

S & K Duke 18

Brown & McConnell 18

League B

Cowan & McCartney 30

Mackey & Lockhart 26

Harper & Young 24

K & B McConaghie & son 22

S Regan 22

J Young & ptnrs 20

T Horner & son 18

F Gilmore 18

McCartan & Woodsides 16

McQuaide & Briggs 16

League C

H McVeigh 26

W McMaster &Son 24

Gillespie Bros 20

J Kirk & sons 20

J Quinn & son 16

R Irwin 14

B Connolly 14

League D

C Healy 28

R Christie 26

M Foulis 26

Cully & Monan 20

P & C Johnston 20

S Casement & Son 18

J & R Young 16

D & K McCutcheon 16

League E

R McVeigh & son 22

J & S Albert& sons 20

P & C McComb 20

L & R Barr 18

G Lyttle 18

Ambrose & Kelly 18

Palmer & McKey 18

P Lyttle 16

H Ballantyne& son 16

 

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David Chew

It is with great sadness that I report the death of another Combine member David Chew .David racing as D & D Chew won many honours in a long racing career the highlight of which was winning the Millar Gold Cup when winning the EDC Old Bird Derby . Always ready to help fellow fanciers it was many years ago that along with Joe Dunn , David helped us plan the construction of a training trailer for our club . I extend sincere Condolences to his wife Doreen sons David & Brian and the wider family circle .

 

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Well that completes the 2018 racing season but please keep forwarding on EDC club news.