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East Down Combine 20-04-18

East Down Combine News
with Clifford Browne


DUNDONALD LOFTS TOP OPEN FROM MULLINGAR

The East Down Combine’s 2018 season began on Saturday April 14th as scheduled but the weather leading up to the Saturday had been very poor which resulted in less training than usual and the forecast initially for the Saturday was not very promising all of which resulted in a smaller entry than usual with some fanciers and clubs opting to give their birds another week of preparation . However those who were competing actually enjoyed a very nice start to the season with leading velocities in the 1500’s . Mullingar was the race point and the race committee held the birds until 12.15 to get the best of the weather and they were released into a SSE wind which saw the clubs to the West side of the Combine get the early birds with Dundonald, Ballylesson and Bangor dominating but it was Dundonald which had the 5 best velocities with Mark Foulis having the top two followed by Cowan & McCartney who were 3rd and 5th & 8th open with the partnership of Myles ,Kincaid ,McCann & Auld also Dundonald 4th & 7th Open and Ballylesson’s Alex Crawford 6th Open with all of these lofts being in the West Section .

 

In the East Section it was Bangor and Cloughey with Bangor’s Reggie & David Moore 1st ,2nd 5th 6th & 7th . T & S Phillips were 3rd section with Burgess & Brennan 4th & 8th it was then over to Cloughey with the Partnerships of Harper &Young and Gordon Bros & sons dominating in Cloughey , and you can see that several of the lofts taking the top positions have several other birds following on behind also taking Open and section places. The Full result Open and Section was :

East Down Combine


14/04/2018 Mullingar OB

92 Members Sent: 2253 Birds in a South South East Wind

Pos Name Club Velocity

1 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1585.556
2 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1583.103
3 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1570.922
4 Myles,Kincaid,McCann&Auld Dundonald HPS 1570.607
5 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1568.770
6 A. Crawford Ballylesson HPS 1563.499
7 Myles,Kincaid,McCann&Auld Dundonald HPS 1562.965
8 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1559.038
9 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1554.044
10 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1551.856
11 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1551.471
12 T & S Phillips Bangor RPC 1546.102
13 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1545.798
14 C & D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1545.650
15 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1545.564
16 C & D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1544.884
17 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1544.864
18 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1544.631
19 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1544.631
20 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1542.535
21 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1539.241
22 Burgess & Brennan Bangor RPC 1538.243
23 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1536.924
24 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1536.038
25 Myles,Kincaid,McCann&Auld Dundonald HPS 1534.730
26 R. Johnston Comber Social HPS 1534.453
27 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1534.143
28 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1534.143
29 Myles,Kincaid,McCann&Auld Dundonald HPS 1531.757
30 Myles,Kincaid,McCann&Auld Dundonald HPS 1531.757
31 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1529.852
32 A. Crawford Ballylesson HPS 1529.765
33 Burgess & Brennan Bangor RPC 1529.617
34 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1529.568
35 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1529.113
36 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1528.432
37 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1528.205
38 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1527.978
39 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1526.125
40 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1525.690

West Section

35 Members Sent: 946 Birds in a South South East Wind

1 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1585.556
2 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1583.103
3 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1570.922
4 Myles,Kincaid,McCann&Auld Dundonald HPS 1570.607
5 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1568.770
6 A. Crawford Ballylesson HPS 1563.499
7 Myles,Kincaid,McCann&Auld Dundonald HPS 1562.965
8 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1559.038
9 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1551.471
10 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1545.798
11 C & D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1545.650
12 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1545.564
13 C & D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1544.884
14 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1544.864
15 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1544.631
16 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1544.631
17 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1542.535
18 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1539.241
19 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1536.038
20 Myles,Kincaid,McCann&Auld Dundonald HPS 1534.730

East Section

57 Members Sent: 1307 Birds in a South South East Wind
1 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1554.044
2 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1551.856
3 T & S Phillips Bangor RPC 1546.102
4 Burgess & Brennan Bangor RPC 1538.243
5 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1536.924
6 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1534.143
7 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1534.143
8 Burgess & Brennan Bangor RPC 1529.617
9 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1526.125
10 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1525.690
11 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1524.169
12 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1521.396
13 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1521.167
14 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1521.137
15 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1520.939
16 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1520.711
17 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1520.711

Around the Combine Clubs


Annalong 1 J McCartan 1417.808 2 J Trimble & Son 1409.78 3 J McCartan 1403.693


Ballylesson 1 A Crawford 1563.499 2 C & D Smyth & Sons 1545.65 3 C & D Smyth & Sons 1544.884
Ballywalter 1 W McMaster & Son 1431.206 2 D W Carlile & Son 1396.239 3 R Christie 1395.123
Bangor 1 R Moore & Son 1554.044 2 R Moore & Son 1551.856 3 T & S Phillips 1546.102


Cloughey 1 Harper & Young 1526.125 2 Harper & Young 1525.69 3 Harper & Young 1524.169

Comber 1 R Johnston 1534.45 2 R Johnston 1506.03 3 F Gilmore 1494.11
Crossgar 1 McCartan & Woodsides 1509.358 2 McCartan & Woodsides 1509.358 3 McCartan & Woodsides 1506.91


Donaghadee 1 D & K McCutcheon 1513.655 2 A & P Trimble & Sons 1484.821 3 A & P Trimble & Sons 1467.588


Downpatrick Premier 1 F Black & Sons 1403.255 2 Mrs E Wynn & Dtr 1339.659 3 F Black & Sons 1325.337
Dundonald 1 M Foulis 1585.556 2 M Foulis 1583.103 3 Cowan & McCartney 1570.922


Hillfoot 1 A Cousins & Sons 1462.025 2 W & L Robinson 1445.604 3 A Cousins & Sons 1444.049
Killyleagh Central 1 Gordon Bros & Sons 1494.719 2 Gordon Bros & Sons 1487.918 3 McComb Bros 1487.045
Millisle 1 R Strain & Son 1452.33 2 J Rankin 1451.983 3 R Strain & Son 1448.361
Newtownbreda 1 B Hogg & Sons 1507.068 2 J Tumelty 1497.828 3 J Tumelty 1496.473
Portavogie 1 R & G Thompson 1476.544 2 W & N Cully 1474.372 3 W & N Cully 1470.329

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Breeder/Buyer Birds make £3,000


The East Down Combine held their 2018 breeder/buyer sale in the Temple Golf & Country club on Friday the 30th March 2018 and a big thanks is due to the team who organised and ran this event ,the team being Dorothy Smyth, Colin Smyth, Doley Croskery who auctioned the birds ,& John Kirk. Thanks to all who put birds in and all who bought and thanks to the Temple Golf & Country club for the use of their premises which once again proved an ideal venue for a Combine event A total of 55 birds were auctioned off making the impressive total of £3,015 to be raced for in the 1st Skibbereen Young Bird Derby . There will again be four prizes as follows :


1st breeder £753-- 1st buyer £753
2nd breeder £376 -- 2nd buyer £ 376
3rd breeder £226 --3rd buyer £226
4th breeder £150 --4th buyer £ 150


The buyer must race the bird to their loft and birds ring number cannot be changed under any circumstances. All breeder/ buyer birds timed must be claimed on the Derby envelope for that race ---,good luck to all EDC members .


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East Down2bird News


Entry Forms for the 2 bird club Old Bird Gold Ring Race from 1st Fermoy need to be returned by 21st April as per form , .5 rings , £10 .the race to be flown on May 5th .

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Dundrum New Loft nears Completion


The new loft of Dundrum fancier Sammy Foster whose lofts and birds were destroyed in the fire at Christmas is nearing completion as the photo shows and Sam is very grateful to all those who have helped him to get re-established and who helped him in any way .We look forward to hearing how your Ybs go later in the year Sam .


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Well that is the season underway , this week the birds move on to Tullamore .