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East Down Combine 27-07-18

East Down Combine news
with Clifford Browne
East Coast Clubs Dominate from Navan 1


The East Down Combine 2018 Young Bird season commenced on the 21st July with the opening race from Navan and as the result shows the Open positions were won mainly along the East Coast with the Cloughey , Portavogie and Donaghadee clubs having the Lion?s Share of the places with Annalong being the other club to secure some open positions . Looking around the clubs there is a vast variation in the velocities with the winning birds about on their time with velocities in the 1300?s given that the convoy was liberated into a North west wind albeit very light . The early birds appear to have come right across to the East coast of the Combine with the first 11 birds to the Cloughey lofts of Harper & Young who dominate the open also winning 14th and then 19th to 24th and 26th to 29th a total of 22 of the top open places . This is another fantastic performance from this loft and consider this there is only 5 ypm between the first and the 11th Bird
Jim and Ronnie Young (Portavogie) continue their good run and follow up their success from St Malo with several in the open result from Navan the best of which was 12th open 11th east Section .

Over in the West section pride of place goes to Barry Murray (Crossgar) followed by 3 to Jim Young & ptnrs ( Dundonald)
The full Open and section result is as below and under the club results where applicable I have listed the 10 bird nominations which are now up and running

East Down Combine
21/07/2018 1st Navan YB1
98 Members Sent: 2959 Birds in a North West Wind
Pos Name Club Velocity
1 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1320.860
2 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1320.635
3 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1320.635
4 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1320.184
5 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1320.184
6 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1319.959
7 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1319.509
8 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1319.284
9 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1319.059
10 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1316.143
11 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1315.919
12 J & R Young Portavogie 1314.084
13 R & G Thompson Portavogie 1312.781
14 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1303.068
15 Cully & Monan Cloughey HPS 1286.495
16 J & R Young Portavogie 1268.601
17 S & K Duke Crossgar HPS 1251.909
18 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1248.806
19 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1230.353
20 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1230.353
21 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1230.353
22 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1229.962
23 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1229.962
24 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1229.766
25 J & R Young Portavogie 1229.459
26 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1229.376
27 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1229.180
28 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1228.790
29 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1225.094
30 J & R Young Portavogie 1223.843
31 J.McCartan Annalong HPS 1223.622
32 J & R Young Portavogie 1223.265
33 J.McCartan Annalong HPS 1222.895
34 J.McCartan Annalong HPS 1222.168
35 Ferguson & Wilkinson Donaghadee RPC 1222.083
36 Ferguson & Wilkinson Donaghadee RPC 1221.902
37 Ferguson & Wilkinson Donaghadee RPC 1221.902
38 Ferguson & Wilkinson Donaghadee RPC 1221.539
39 Ferguson & Wilkinson Donaghadee RPC 1221.358
40 Ferguson & Wilkinson Donaghadee RPC 1220.996

West Section

25 Members Sent: 690 Birds in a North West Wind
1 B Murray Crossgar HPS 1158.443
2 J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1146.883
3 J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1146.711
4 J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1146.538
5 Myles,Kincaid,McCann&Auld Dundonald HPS 1145.441
6 Myles,Kincaid,McCann&Auld Dundonald HPS 1139.937
7 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1137.447
8 Myles,Kincaid,McCann&Auld Dundonald HPS 1123.736
9 Myles,Kincaid,McCann&Auld Dundonald HPS 1123.238
10 J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1120.565
11 J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1095.742
12 S Rea Dundonald HPS 1095.017
13 S Rea Dundonald HPS 1094.224
14 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1094.002
15 Myles,Kincaid,McCann&Auld Dundonald HPS 1093.939
16 Myles,Kincaid,McCann&Auld Dundonald HPS 1093.781
17 K & B McConaghie & Son Ballylesson HPS 1092.384
18 K & B McConaghie & Son Ballylesson HPS 1092.214
19 B C T Foulis & Gill Dundonald HPS 1091.141
20 J. McGreevy Crossgar HPS 1061.103

 

East Section

73 Members Sent: 2269 Birds in a North West Wind
1 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1320.860
2 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1320.635
3 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1320.635
4 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1320.184
5 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1320.184
6 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1319.959
7 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1319.509
8 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1319.284
9 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1319.059
10 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1316.143
11 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1315.919
12 J & R Young Portavogie 1314.084
13 R & G Thompson Portavogie 1312.781
14 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1303.068
15 Cully & Monan Cloughey HPS 1286.495
16 J & R Young Portavogie 1268.601
17 S & K Duke Crossgar HPS 1251.909
18 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1248.806
19 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1230.353
20 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1230.353

 

The Best From Around the Combine Clubs


Annalong J McCartan 1223.622 , J McCartan 1222.895 ,J McCartan 1222.168
Annsborough P Brown & Son 909.914 , D Croskery & Son 902.085
W Hardy & Son 877.18
Ballylesson 11 members sent 229 birds ,K & B McConaghie & Son 1092.384
K & B McConaghie & Son 1092.214
J Patterson (Nominated ring IHU18N04804 )1006.395
Ballywalter W McMaster & Son 1151.549 , W McMaster & Son 1151.381
W McMaster & Son (Nominated ring IHU18N20632 )1151.381
Bangor Lambert & Stewart 1183.588 , Lambert & Stewart 1179.181
D Shaw 1173.189
Cloughey Harper & Young 1320.461 , Harper & Young 1320.235
Harper & Young 1320.235
Comber G Lyttle 1089.92 , G Lyttle 1089.59 , G Lyttle 1088.94
Crossgar S & K Duke(Nominated ring IHU18N16967) 1251.909
J Quinn & Son 1168.67 ,B Murray (Nominated ring IHU18N16510 )1158.443

Donaghadee Ferguson & Wilkinson 1222.082 ,Ferguson & Wilkinson 1221.901 Ferguson & Wilkinson 1221.901
Downpatrick Premier P McCullough & Dtr 1187.614 ,
Telford Bros & S & J Milligan ( Nominated ring IHU18N11887 )1186.876
M Ward (Nominated ring IHU18N11211) 1183.336
Dundonald J Young & Ptnrs 1146.883 , J Young & Ptnrs 1146.711 ,
J Young & Ptnrs 1146.538
Killyleagh Central Gordon Bros & Sons 1208.352 Gordon Bros & Sons 1208.148 Gordon Bros & Sons 1207.944
Millisle R Strain & Son 1106.564 , R Strain & Son 1081.558 ,
R Strain & Son 1076.804
Newtownbreda R & R Lambe 839.669 R & R Lambe 817.418
R & R Lambe 805.198
Portavogie J & R Young 1314.084 , R & G Thompson 1312.781
J & R Young 1268.601


East Down2bird News

St Malo
From the Old Bird Derby three birds were in the 2 bird result ,the winner to Jim and Ronnie Young and the 2 birds of Joe McGreevy ,well done to them the result was ;
1 J & R Young -Portavogie-610.63
2 J McGreevy -Crossgar- 468.013
3 J McGreevy -Crossgar-- 456.668

LEAGUE POSITIONS AT END OF OLD BIRDS
LEAGUE POSITIONS AT END OF OLD BIRDS

League A

R Moore & son 20 points
J McGreevy 16
Brown & McConnell 14
B Hogg & sons 14
C & D Smyth & sons 14
McComb Bros 14
Gordon Bros & sons 12
D & W Carlile &son 10

League B

Cowan & McCartney 18
K & B McConaghie & son 16
McCartan & Woodsides 14
S Regan 14
T Horner & son 12
J Young & ptnrs 12
Harper & Young 12
Mackey & Lockhart 12
F Gilmore 10
A Crawford 10

League C

W McMaster & son 16
H McVeigh 16
J Kirk & sons 14
Gillespie Bros 12
B Young 12
R Irwin 10
J & J Hollinger 10

League D

C Healy 20
M Foulis 16
R Christie 16
D & K McCutcheon 14
P & C Johnston 12
Cully & Monan 10
S Casement & son 10
C Browne 10
A & A Cheevers 10

League E

H Ballantyne & son 18
G Lyttle 16
R McVeigh & Son 16
J Tumelty 14
L & R Barr 10
Palmer & McKay 10
J & S Albert & sons 10
S Dempsey 10
P & C McComb 8

As you can see the competition is very fierce with a lot of lofts in contention which is good to see with the 2 bird club enjoying great support . The following are the Old Bird Trophy winners this year ;
OLD BIRD INLAND AVERAGE : R Moore & son
OLD BIRD SKIBBEREEN CLASSIC : J Young & ptnrs
MALLOW CLASSIC: R Irwin
OLD BIRD CHANNEL AVERAGE: M Foulis
OLD BIRD COMBINED AVERAGE : R Moore & son
PENZANCE : S Regan
St MALO O/BIRD DERBY: J & R Young
Well done everyone and we will have more as the season progresses
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This week it is back to Navan for the second race from there .