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East Down Combine 18-05-18

East Down Combine News
with Clifford Browne

DOUBLE SUCCESS FOR JOHN PATTERSON


There are probably very few fanciers in the country who don?t know the name and the record of John Patterson of Ballylesson who at 90+ years young is still right at the top of the tree in the world of pigeon racing and he is the current EDC Fancier of The Year (2017) a title which he won for the 13th time . I remind readers of this because on Saturday May12th the East Down Combine held a double event from Mallow (Co. Cork ) and the winner of both events was none other than John Patterson . He was 1st Open in this race in 2017 as well so how?s about that for Consistency .


The birds were due to be race marked on the evening of the 11th May a day which most will remember for being more like a winter?s day than a day in mid May, wet & windy so the Combine weather committee held back making a decision on race marking until the Friday Morning when the most up to date weather information was available and based on this a decision to go on Friday evening was made as Saturday morning was forecast to be good with plenty of sunshine and light variable winds .


The convoy was released at 8am into a light wind and an excellent race ensued with the Annalong team of Kevin Rooney, son Christopher & daughter Keeva taking the next five places after John Patterson and winning the top six places in the East section with Roy Irwin (Dundonald) coming in at 7th Open 2nd West section .The Downpatrick Premier members Philip & daughter Courtney have 3 together for 10th, 11th & 12th Open ,7th ,8th & 9th East section and they are followed at 13th to 21st Open by Gordon Bros & sons who are also 10th to 18th East section .


East Down Combine
12/05/2018 Mallow OB5
160 Members Sent: 3976 Birds in a Light Variable Wind
Pos Name Club Velocity

1 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1669.314
2 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1657.982
3 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1657.835
4 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1657.249
5 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1656.369
6 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1656.223
7 R.Irwin Dundonald HPS 1656.192
8 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1655.930
9 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1653.879
10 P McCullough & Dtr Downpatrick Premier 1651.445
11 P McCullough & Dtr Downpatrick Premier 1651.445
12 P McCullough & Dtr Downpatrick Premier 1651.181
13 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1649.457
14 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1649.330
15 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1649.330
16 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1649.078
17 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1648.952
18 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1648.952
19 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1648.700
20 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1648.574
21 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1648.071
22 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1647.073
23 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1646.714
24 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1645.623
25 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1645.603
26 R & G Thompson Portavogie 1644.490
27 J. Tumelty Newtownbreda HPS 1643.619
28 C & D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1643.290
29 R & R Lambe Newtownbreda HPS 1638.134
30 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1636.246
31 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1633.032
32 B C T Foulis & Gill Dundonald HPS 1632.610
33 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1632.426
34 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1631.790
35 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1631.301
36 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1630.912
37 F Gilmore Comber Social 1629.656
38 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1629.522
39 Myles,Kincaid,McCann&Auld Dundonald HPS 1629.014
40 W & L Robinson Hillfoot HPS 1628.798


 

West Section

52Members Sent: 1456 Birds in a Light Variable Wind

1 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1669.314
2 R.Irwin Dundonald HPS 1656.192
3 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1653.879
4 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1645.623
5 J. Tumelty Newtownbreda HPS 1643.619
6 C & D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1643.290
7 R & R Lambe Newtownbreda HPS 1638.134
8 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1633.032
9 B C T Foulis & Gill Dundonald HPS 1632.610
10 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1632.426
11 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1631.301
12 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1630.912
13 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1629.522
14 Myles,Kincaid,McCann&Auld Dundonald HPS 1629.014
15 W & L Robinson Hillfoot HPS 1628.798
16 A. Crawford Ballylesson HPS 1627.896
17 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1625.765
18 J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1624.658
19 R.Irwin Dundonald HPS 1624.536
20 A Bradley Ballynahinch HPS 1623.018

East Section

108 Members Sent: 2520 Birds in a Light Variable Wind

1 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1657.982
2 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1657.835
3 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1657.249
4 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1656.369
5 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1656.223
6 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1655.930
7 P McCullough & Dtr Downpatrick Premier 1651.445
8 P McCullough & Dtr Downpatrick Premier 1651.445
9 P McCullough & Dtr Downpatrick Premier 1651.181
10 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1649.457
11 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1649.330
12 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1649.330
13 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1649.078
14 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1648.952
15 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1648.952
16 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1648.700
17 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1648.574
18 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1648.071
19 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1647.073
20 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1646.714


Around the Combine Clubs Mallow


Annalong K .Rooney,Son & Dtr 1657.982 , K .Rooney,Son & Dtr 1657.835 ,
K .Rooney,Son & Dtr 1657.249
Annsborough P McCartan 1607.527 , D Croskery & Son 1594.614 ,
D Croskery & Son 1594.486
Ballylesson 13 members sent 270 birds J Patterson 1669 , J Patterson 1653
C & D Smyth & sons 1643
Ballynahinch A Bradley 1623.016 , A Bradley 1622.889 , R Hunter 1616.515
Ballywalter S Regan 1551.416 , W McMaster & Son 1547.723 ,
D W Carlile & Son 1530.667
Bangor R Moore & Son 1647.073 , R Moore & Son 1646.714 ,
R Moore & Son 1631.79
Cloughey Gordon Bros & Sons 1649.457 , Gordon Bros & Sons 1649.33 ,
Gordon Bros & Sons 1649.078
Comber F Gilmore 1629.65 , G Lyttle 1628.61 , G Lyttle 1618.64
Crossgar McCartan & Woodsides 1607.79 McCartan & Woodsides 1593.042 , McCartan & Woodsides 1592.311
Donaghadee D & K McCutcheon 1603.57 , E D & K Allan & Sons 1596.835 ,
D & K McCutcheon 1596.634
DownpatrickPremier P McCullough & Dtr 1651.445 ,
P McCullough & Dtr 1651.445 , P McCullough & Dtr 1651.181
Dundonald R Irwin 1656.192 , Cowan & McCartney 1645.623 ,
Cowan & McCartney 1633.032
Dundrum E & A Rogan 1578.243 , E & A Rogan 1576.471
E & A Rogan 1575.082
Hillfoot W & L Robinson 1628.798 ,W & L Robinson 1596.275 ,
W & L Robinson 1567.193
Killyleagh Central Gordon Bros & Sons 1649.33 , Gordon Bros & Sons 1648.7 ,
J & P Rice 1605.859
Millisle R Strain & Son 1613.762 , J.& J Hollinger 1600.87 ,
J.& J Hollinger 1599.74
Newtownbreda J Tumelty 1643.619 , R & R Lambe 1638.14 ,
B Hogg & Sons 1631.301
Portavogie R & G Thompson 1644.49 , W & N Cully 1591.302 ,
R & G Thompson 1570.063

Club Details of early birds in the Derek Wishart Mallow race with a full result to follow were;

Around the Combine Clubs --Derek Wishart (Mallow)


Annalong K .Rooney,Son & Dtr 1657.982 , K .Rooney,Son & Dtr 1656.369 ,
K .Rooney,Son & Dtr 1655.93
Annsborough P McCartan 1607.527 , D Croskery & Son 1594.486 ,
M Croskery 1568.089
Ballylesson J Patterson 1669 ,J Patterson 1653 ,C & D Smyth & sons 1643

Ballynahinch A Bradley 1623.018 , R Hunter 1616.515 ,
Cromie & Magee & Son 1615.098

Ballywalter W McMaster & Son 1529.784 ,W McMaster & Son 1521.436 ,
S Regan 1515.47
Bangor R Moore & Son 1647.073 , R Moore & Son 1646.714 ,
R Moore & Son 1631.78
Cloughey Gordon Bros & Sons 1649.33 , Gordon Bros & Sons 1648.071 ,
Harper & Young 1645.603
Comber G Lyttle 1628.61 , G Lyttle 1618.64 , R Johnston 1609.56
Dundonald R Irwin 1656.192 , Cowan & McCartney 1645.623 ,
Cowan & McCartney 1633.032
Dundrum E & A Rogan 1576.471 J Maguire & Ptrs 1438.609
Hill foot W & L Robinson 1628.798
Killyleagh Central Gordon Bros & Sons 1649.3 , Gordon Bros & Sons 1648.7 , McComb Bros 1599.428
Millisle J Rankin 1576.92 R Strain & Son 1572.68
Newtownbreda J Tumelty 1643.619 ,B Hogg & Sons 1631.301 ,
B Hogg & Sons 1625.765
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East Down2bird News

2 bird club Fermoy 5/5/18
1st Brown & Mc Connell 1902 (16th Open EDC)
2nd J Patterson 1848 pools £16
3rd B Hogg & sons 1846 pools £12
4th J Young & pts 1842
5th M Foulis 1839
6th J & S Albert & sons 1824.44 pools £8
7th Mackey & Lockhart 1824.36 pools £4
8th Gillespie bros 1799
9th J & J Hollinger 1796
10th R Irwin 1794
11th M Foulis 1790
12th C Healy 1789

East Down Combine 2Bird gold ring prize money --£300
The winners were:
1st A Crawford 1915 £150 (8th Open EDC)
2nd M Foulis 1911 £90 (11th open EDC)
3rd R Moore & son 1884 £60 (23rd open EDC)
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The season is now well underway and this week sees the first of this year?s classic races with the Joe Ringland Skibbereen Classic due to be flown on 19th May details are as per the entry form . Result will be in next week?s column and if the winners could forward details of their birds, photos etc I would be very grateful .