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East Down Combine 04-05-18

East Down Combine News
with Clifford Browne

CROMIE & MAGEE & SON WIN COMBINE FROM THURLES


Saturday 28th April saw the East Down Combine birds in Thurles for the 3rd race of the season and it was a lovely morning so the birds were in the air at 9.15am into a light Northerly wind which in contrast to the first two races saw the velocities lower with only the top 9 birds in the Open making over the 1400 ypm mark. This week the leading birds were spread across the Combine with the Ballynahinch partnership of Cromie & Magee & son leading the field on 1413 ypm with Ballylesson?s John Kirk & Sons next on 1408ypm . The Annalong team of K Rooney , son & dtr have the next three and then it?s back to Ballynahinch to Cromie & Magee & son to complete the top six in the Open .
The first two birds in the Open were the first two in the West Section whilst the Rooneys had the top 6 in the East section . Looking through the Combine results I noticed a couple of clubs where all 12 club places were filled by the one loft Reggie & David Moore did it in Bangor and the Rooney family did it Annalong , two lofts in top form . The full Combine result was as follows :

East Down Combine
28/04/2018 Thurles OB

172 Members Sent: 5194 Birds in a Light Northerly Wind

Pos Name Club Velocity
1 Cromie & Magee & Son Ballynahinch HPS 1413.368
2 J Kirk & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1408.031
3 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1405.046
4 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1403.550
5 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1403.550
6 Cromie & Magee & Son Ballynahinch HPS 1402.575
7 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1402.151
8 Cromie & Magee & Son Ballynahinch HPS 1401.157
9 McCartan & Woodsides Crossgar HPS 1400.831
10 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1399.975
11 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1395.383
12 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1394.645
13 R.Irwin Dundonald HPS 1393.235
14 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1390.674
15 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1389.110
16 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1387.555
17 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1387.438
18 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1387.205
19 R. Johnston Comber Social HPS 1386.620
20 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1385.950
21 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1385.829
22 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1384.275
23 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1384.274
24 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1384.154
25 Cromie & Magee & Son Ballynahinch HPS 1381.726
26 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1381.026
27 McCartan & Woodsides Crossgar HPS 1380.119
28 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1378.701
29 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1378.370
30 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1377.752
31 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1377.613
32 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1377.486
33 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1377.376
34 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1377.045
35 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1377.021
36 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1377.021
37 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1376.825
38 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1376.825
39 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1376.548
40 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1375.958

 

West Section

59Members Sent:1823 Birds in a Light Northerly Wind
1 Cromie & Magee & Son Ballynahinch HPS 1413.368
2 J Kirk & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1408.031
3 Cromie & Magee & Son Ballynahinch HPS 1402.575
4 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1402.151
5 Cromie & Magee & Son Ballynahinch HPS 1401.157
6 McCartan & Woodsides Crossgar HPS 1400.831
7 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1395.383
8 R.Irwin Dundonald HPS 1393.235
9 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1389.110
10 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1387.555
11 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1387.438
12 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1387.205
13 R. Johnston Comber Social HPS 1386.620
14 Cromie & Magee & Son Ballynahinch HPS 1381.726
15 McCartan & Woodsides Crossgar HPS 1380.119
16 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1377.752
17 A Cousins & Sons Hillfoot HPS 1374.835
18 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1374.262
19 C & D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1372.965
20 R. Johnston Comber Social HPS 1372.621


 

East Section

113 Members Sent: 3371 Birds in a Light Northerly Wind
1 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1405.046
2 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1403.550
3 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1403.550
4 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1399.975
5 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1394.645
6 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1390.674
7 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1385.950
8 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1385.829
9 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1384.275
10 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1384.274
11 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1384.154
12 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1381.026
13 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1378.701
14 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1378.370
15 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1377.613
16 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1377.486
17 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1377.376
18 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1377.045
19 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1377.021
20 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1377.021

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From Around the Combine Clubs
Annalong K .Rooney,Son & Dtr 1405.046 ,K .Rooney,Son & Dtr 1403.55
K .Rooney,Son & Dtr 1403.55


Annsborough James Cleland 1373.156 , M Croskery 1370.787
M Croskery 1347.32
Ballylesson 14 members sent 360 birds , - J Kirk & sons 1408 ,J Patterson 1395
C & d Smyth & sons 1372

Ballynahinch Cromie & Magee & Son 1413.354 , Cromie & Magee & Son 1402.561 , Cromie & Magee & Son 1401.143

Ballywalter S Regan 1345.793 ,S Regan 1341.007 , R Christie 1338.049
Bangor R Moore & Son 1381.026 , R Moore & Son 1378.701
R Moore & Son 1378.37
Cloughey Gordon Bros & Sons 1385.829 , Gordon Bros & Sons 1384.274 ,
Gordon Bros & Sons 1384.154
Comber R Johnston 1386.62 , R Johnston 1372.62 , R Johnston 1372.39
Crossgar McCartan & Woodsides 1400.831 , McCartan & Woodsides 1380.119
J Quinn & Son 1372.595
Donaghadee A & P Trimble & Sons 1336.354 , D & K McCutcheon 1323.867
D & K McCutcheon 1323.665
DownpatrickPremier P McCullough & Dtr 1364.336 , S Milligan & Dtr 1351.683 Mrs E Wynn & Dtr 1333.977
Dundonald R Irwin 1393.235 , Cowan & McCartney 1389.11
S Brown & McConnell 1387.555


Dundrum E & A Rogan 1344.697 , E & A Rogan 1323.777
R McVeigh & Son 1318.888
Hillfoot A Cousins & Sons 1374.835 , A Cousins & Sons 1357.202
A Cousins & Sons 1332.145
Killyleagh Central Gordon Bros & Sons 1385.95 , Gordon Bros & Sons 1384.275 Gordon Bros & Sons 1375.958
Millisle J Rankin 1343.778 , J.& J Hollinger 1337.172 ,J Rankin 1334.575
Newtownbreda B Hogg & Sons 1402.151 , B Hogg & Sons 1377.752 ,
R & R Lambe 1369.963
Portavogie J & R Young 1364.603 , R & G Thompson 1363.209
Ambrose & Kelly 1362.755

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East Down2bird News
Tullamore -------22/4/18
1st C & D Smyth & sons 1695 pools £ 12 80
2nd C& D Smyth & sons 1686 pools £ 9 60
3rd M Foulis 1683
4th R Moore & son 1670 pools £ 6 40
5th Brown & Mc Connell 1657
6th J Tumelty 1651
7th J Kirk & sons 1641 pools £ 3 20
8th S Casement & son 1639.061
9th Brown & Mc Connell 1639.055
10th J Young & ptr 1625
11th B Hogg & sons 1621
12th J Patterson 1620
Don?t Forget East Down Combine 2 bird gold ring from Fermoy this week --prizes are;
1st £ 150 ,2nd £90 3rd ,£60

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This week the Combine moves on to Fermoy and as mentioned two bird members have the added attraction ,if entered , of competing for the Gold Ring prizes .