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East Down Combine 01-09-18

 

 

EAST DOWN COMBINE

Reports by Clifford Browne

 

Fermoy Open Dominated by Cloughey

For the 6th Young Bird race the East Down Combine were in Fermoy a flying distance to Bangor ,one of the longest flying clubs , of around 200miles and the birds were released at 9am and with a West North west wind for the birds the West took the leaders out to Cloughey and Portavogie on the East Coast with the lofts of Harper and Young and Gordon Bros & sons taking the Lions share of the Open places with only some 11ypm separating the top 40 birds in the Combine with 1st and 2nd Open being won on the same yard by the Harper & Young lofts on a velocity of 1503 . The lofts which featured in the Open result were all in the East Section with Harper & Young (Cloughey ) having 15 birds in the top 40 ,Gordon bros & Sons (Cloughey ) 19 birds ,J & R Young (Portavogie) 5 birds and Clougheys John Hall & son 1 bird .

The West section was won by Colin & Dorothy Smyth & sons ,followed by S Casement & son (Both lofts Ballylesson) with W & L Robinson (Comber ) 3rd

The full open and Section result was:

East Down Combine

25/08/2018 Fermoy YB

105 Members Sent: 2535 Birds in a West North West Wind

Pos Name Club Velocity

1 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1503.056

2 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1503.056

3 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1502.677

4 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1502.508

5 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1502.398

6 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1502.339

7 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1502.339

8 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1502.288

9 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1502.288

10 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1502.069

11 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1502.000

12 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1501.960

13 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1501.887

14 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1501.775

15 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1501.662

16 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1501.437

17 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1501.324

18 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1501.324

19 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1501.083

20 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1501.083

21 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1501.083

22 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1500.986

23 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1500.986

24 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1500.873

25 J & R Young Portavogie 1500.664

26 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1500.648

27 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1500.536

28 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1500.536

29 J & R Young Portavogie 1500.227

30 J & R Young Portavogie 1499.681

31 J & R Young Portavogie 1499.245

32 J & R Young Portavogie 1498.809

33 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1497.727

34 J.Hall & Son Cloughey HPS 1495.983

35 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1495.847

36 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1495.264

37 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1494.326

38 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1493.676

39 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1493.567

40 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1492.921

West Section 33 Members Sent: 973 Birds in a West North West Wind

1 C & D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1464.187

2 S Casement & Son Ballylesson HPS 1458.658

3 W & L Robinson Comber HPS 1451.146

4 R.Irwin Dundonald HPS 1450.255

5 R.Irwin Dundonald HPS 1450.049

6 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1448.902

7 B C T Foulis & Gill Dundonald HPS 1447.785

8 B C T Foulis & Gill Dundonald HPS 1447.683

9 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1446.705

10 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1446.068

11 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1445.252

12 J Kirk & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1444.802

13 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1443.889

14 R.Irwin Dundonald HPS 1443.681

15 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1443.624

16 B C T Foulis & Gill Dundonald HPS 1441.659

17 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1440.634

18 Gillespie Bros Ballylesson HPS 1439.819

19 B C T Foulis & Gill Dundonald HPS 1439.020

20 R.Irwin Dundonald HPS 1438.789

East Section 72 Members Sent: 1562 Birds in a West North West Wind

1 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1503.056

2 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1503.056

3 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1502.677

4 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1502.508

5 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1502.398

6 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1502.339

7 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1502.339

8 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1502.288

9 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1502.288

10 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1502.069

11 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1502.000

12 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1501.960

13 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1501.887

14 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1501.775

15 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1501.662

16 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1501.437

17 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1501.324

18 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1501.324

19 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1501.083

20 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1501.083

Around the Combine Clubs

Annalong J Trimble & Son 1457.284 , J McCartan 1450.947 , J McCartan 1450.574

Annsborough D Croskery & Son 1449.784 ,D Croskery & Son 1449.554

D Croskery & Son 1413.779

Ballylesson 14 members sent 290 birds , C & D Smyth & sons 1464

S Casement & son 1458 , J Kirk & sons 1444

Ballywalter R Christie 1456.89 ,

R Christie (Nominated ring IHU18N20912 )1435.336

Palmer & McKay (Nominated ring IHU18N20762)1402.58

Bangor Lambert & Stewart 1461.97

Lambert & Stewart (Nominated ring IHU2018N03212 )1460.96

McQuaide & Briggs (Nominated ring IHU2018S080038 )1441.162

Cloughey Harper & Young 1503.056 , Harper & Young 1503.056

Gordon Bros & Sons 1502.677

Comber W & L Robinson (Nominated ring IHU18N21604) 1451.14

G Lyttle 1449.43 , G Lyttle 1430.07

Crossgar S & K Duke 1439.578 ,

S & K Duke (Nominated ring IHU18N16969) 1432.127 ,

J McGreevy 1393.208

Donaghadee A & P Trimble & Sons 1443.958 , A & P Trimble & Sons 1437.544 Ferguson & Wilkinson 1419.07

DownpatrickPremier R Connolly 1459.915 ,

Mrs E Wynn & Dtr (Nominated ring GB18V12667 )1455.057

Telford Bros & S & J Milligan 1448.705

Dundonald R Irwin 1450.255 ,R Irwin 1450.049 , M Foulis 1448.902

Dundrum J Maguire & Ptrs 1396.51 , J Maguire & Ptrs 1389.109 ,

J Maguire & Ptrs (Nominated ring IHU18N13910) 1382.724

Killyleagh Central T Smith 1458.417 , T Smith 1457.861 , T Smith 1448.416

Millisle J Rankin 1372.737 , Bickerstaff & Butler 1327.957 ,

Bickerstaff & Butler 1303.392

Newtownbreda B Hogg & Sons 1446.705 , B Hogg & Sons 1432.463

B Hogg & Sons 1431.543

Portavogie J & R Young 1500.664 ,

J & R Young (Nominated ring GB18F36626 ) 1500.227 ,

J & R Young 1499.681

East Down2bird News

1st Thurles 18/8/18

1st M Foulis 1933 (3RD OPEN EDC)

2nd B Hogg & sons 1927 pools £12 80 (10TH Open)

3rd Mc Quaid & Briggs 1882

4th Mackey & Lockhart 1879 pools £9 60

5th K & B Mc Conaghie & son * 1878 pools £6 40

6th Myles Kinkaid Mc Cann Auld 1877 pools £3 20

7th S Casement & son 1874

8th D Croskery & son 1849

9th K & B Mc Conaghie & son * 1844

10th S & K Duke 1830

11th C & D Smyth & sons 1827

12th P & C Mc Comb 1819

* congratulations to K & B McConaghie & son in having both their entries in the prizes

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John Patterson still a top fancier at 90

Whilst the birds in the various clubs were being raced marked for Fermoy a very special event was taking place in the Ballylesson club which is the Club to which John Patterson belongs , for the members in conjunction with John’s Family had organised a surprise 90th Birthday party for John and asked along some of John’s closest friends from the pigeon world to mark this landmark occasion . John has been racing pigeons since he was 16 and is still at the top of his game ,being the current East Down Fancier of the Year an honour which he has now won 13 times .Already this year he has to his credit 1st Open EDC Mallow. Supper and a very informal evening was the programme for the evening which gave John a chance to spend time with his many friends and reminisce with them which was helped by some anecdotes from Ronnie Johnston all of which were very humorous ,it was a very pleasant evening and I will have more shortly on the long pigeon career of a truly remarkable man in the meantime John, Happy Birthday from all your friends in the Pigeon world near and far .

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