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East Down Combine News 18-09-16

 

 

EAST DOWN COMBINE

with Clifford Browne

 

1st & 2nd Open for Combine Secretary

 

The final race of the 2016 EDC programme was flown from Skibbereen on Saturday September 10th when the entry of 720 birds were liberated at 10am into a light SW wind which favoured the convoy and another fast race was on the cards .

The first two birds home taking 1st and 2nd open lit together to Combine Financial Secretary Sam Duke racing with the Crossgar club . Sam who moved house quite recently to Killyleagh didn’t rear a young bird team but had a team gifted from various local fanciers . Both 1st and 2nd open are on the same velocity one being a pencil blue hen and the other a blue cheq pied hen . Both were darkened young birds and Sam’s young birds were racing to the perch only being separated the week before the Skibbereen race . They were extensively trained going every day in the weeks leading up to the race 20 to 30 miles and this

certainly stood to them .

The pencil blue hen was reared by fellow club members Joe McGreevy and is down off a son of Joe’s 2013 Penzance classic winner . The blue cheq pied hen was also reared by Crossgar members ,the partnership of McCartan & Woodsides and Sam would like to thank not only Joe ,Paul & Darren but all those who so kindly enabled him to have a team of Young birds for 2016 and enabled him to finish the season in style .

The next two birds ,again on the same yard were to the Annsborough partnership of Dominic & Doley Croskery who have had another superb year’s racing and I will be featuring more on this partnership in the very near future and this was coupled with Doley’s first season as Race Controller ,a job which he along with his team, carried out conscientiously ,given the changeable nature of our weather . .5th Open went another Annsborough fancier P McCartan with the top 6in the open and also the East section being completed by the very consistent Gordon bros &Sons .

First Bird in the West section was to Ronnie Johnston at 7th open very closely followed by Ballylesson’s Mackey & Lockhart .

 

The full result was :

East Down Combine

10/09/2016 Ken McConaghie Skibbereen YB Derby

60 Members Sent: 720 Birds in a Light South West Wind

Pools

Pos Name Club Velocity Section Pool Total Grand Total

1 E1 S & K Duke Crossgar HPS 1685.301 £0.00 £131.95

2 E2 S & K Duke Crossgar HPS 1685.301 £0.00 £75.56

3 E3 D.Croskery & Son Annsborough HPS 1683.829 £0.00 £59.17

4 E4 D.Croskery & Son Annsborough HPS 1683.599 £0.00 £42.78

5 E5 P McCartan Annsborough HPS 1682.463 ABC N £146.00 £176.65

6 E6 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1676.988 AB £50.32 £70.97

7 W1 R. Johnston Comber Social HPS 1675.890 £0.00 £32.05

8 W2 Mackey & Lockhart Ballylesson HPS 1675.365 a A £29.37 £57.01

9 E7 Lambert & Stewart Bangor RPC 1675.202 a N £47.00 £67.65

10 W3 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1674.061 £0.00 £23.23

11 W4 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1671.670 £0.00 £16.82

12 E8 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1669.242 ab n AB N £128.40 £144.92

13 W5 Mackey & Lockhart Ballylesson HPS 1655.042 ab A £36.22 £51.57

14 W6 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1651.216 £0.00 £15.35

15 W7 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1648.259 £0.00 £15.35

16 W8 S Casement & Son Ballylesson HPS 1648.009 ab n ABC £75.60 £89.48

17 W9 S Casement & Son Ballylesson HPS 1646.873 ab n ABC £56.72 £70.60

18 W10 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1646.059 a £4.24 £18.12

19 W11 K & B McConaghie & Son Ballylesson HPS 1646.026 ab A £14.81 £28.69

20 W12 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1645.549 £0.00 £13.88

21 W13 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1645.045 £0.00 £9.41

22 W14 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1644.611 £0.00 £9.41

23 W15 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1642.638 £0.00 £9.41

24 W16 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1642.303 £0.00 £9.41

25 W17 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1638.878 £0.00 £9.41

26 W18 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1638.675 £0.00 £9.41

27 E9 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1634.569 a A £18.68 £32.20

28 E10 D.Croskery & Son Annsborough HPS 1631.929 £0.00 £13.52

29 E11 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1631.745 ab n ABC £78.08 £91.60

30 E12 Angus&Son&McConkey Donaghadee RPC 1630.984 £0.00 £13.52

31 W19 J. McGreevy Crossgar HPS 1627.132 £0.00 £8.68

32 W20 W Hayes & Son Ballynahinch HPS 1625.490 £0.00 £8.68

33 W Hayes & Son Ballynahinch HPS 1625.490 £0.00 £5.00

34 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1617.052 £0.00 £5.00

35 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1616.664 £0.00 £5.00

36 E13 McCormick & Muckle Millisle & District HPS 1616.661 £0.00 £11.39

37 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1616.528 a £2.65 £7.65

38 E14 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1614.836 £0.00 £11.39

39 E15 Angus&Son&McConkey Donaghadee RPC 1613.343 a A £12.80 £24.19

40 W.White & Son Newtownbreda HPS 1607.744 £0.00 £5.00

Remainder East section and Pools

E16 P McCartan Annsborough HPS 1605.726 £0.00 £6.39

E17 K Ambrose Portavogie 1602.490 ab £25.62 £32.01

E18 McCormick & Muckle Millisle & District HPS 1594.411 £0.00 £6.39

E19 Angus&Son&McConkey Donaghadee RPC 1592.344 £0.00 £5.33

E20 D.Croskery & Son Annsborough HPS 1591.405 £0.00 £5.33

Mackey & Lockhart Ballylesson HPS 1591.108 a A £7.61 £7.61

W.McMaster & Son Ballywalter SPC 1581.581 ab BC £36.24 £36.24

Mackey & Lockhart Ballylesson HPS 1567.590 a £2.65 £2.65

J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1554.288 a £2.65 £2.65

Mackey & Lockhart Ballylesson HPS 1553.000 b £5.76 £5.76

Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1550.109 ab BC £29.14 £29.14

Lambert & Stewart Bangor RPC 1550.036 ab BC £24.70 £24.70

W.McMaster & Son Ballywalter SPC 1549.356 ab BC £24.70 £24.70

K & B McConaghie & Son Ballylesson HPS 1547.682 B £6.88 £6.88

K & B McConaghie & Son Ballylesson HPS 1547.499 B £6.88 £6.88

T. Horner & Sons Crossgar HPS 1541.831 C £5.52 £5.52

D.Croskery & Son Annsborough HPS 1541.204 b C £12.92 £12.92

C & D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1508.065 b C £9.12 £9.12

C McManus & Dtr Tyrella HPS 1499.083 b £7.40 £7.40

R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1493.347 b £7.40 £7.40

C & D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1445.023 b £3.60 £3.60

Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1439.097 C £5.52 £5.52

Gillespie Bros Ballylesson HPS 1390.574 b £3.60 £3.60

Gillespie Bros Ballylesson HPS 1293.479 b £3.60 £3.60

Gillespie Bros Ballylesson HPS 1253.706 b £3.60 £3.60

Any objection to the above Result must be made in writing to the East Down Combine Secretary within seven days

Around the Combine Clubs

Annsborough 1st D Croskery & Son 1683.829 2nd D Croskery & Son 1683.599

3rd P McCartan 1682.463

 

Ballylesson 1st Mackey & Lockhart 1675.36 2nd Mackey & Lockhart 1655.04

3rd S Casement & son 1648.00

Ballynahinch 1st W Hayes & Son 1625.49 2nd W Hayes & Son 1625.49

Ballywalter 1st W McMaster & Son 1581.581 2nd J Orr & Son 1561.004

3rd W McMaster & Son 1549.356

Bangor 1st Lambert & Stewart 1675.293 2nd R Moore & Son 1669.241

3rd R Moore & Son 1634.56

Cloughey 1st Gordon Bros & Sons 1676.988 2nd Gordon Bros & Sons 1631.745

3rd Gordon Bros & Sons 1614.836

Comber 1st R Johnson 1675.89 2nd R Johnson 1567.999

Crossgar 1st S & K Duke 1685.301 2nd S & K Duke 1685.301 3rd J McGreevy 1627.132

 

Donaghadee 1st Angus&Son;& McConkey 1630.974 2nd Angus&Son;& McConkey 1613.333 3rd Angus&Son;& McConkey 1592.334

 

Dundonald 1st Cowan & McCartney 1674.061 2nd Cowan & McCartney 1671.67

3rd M Foulis 1651.216

Millisle 1st McCormick & Muckle 1616.661 2nd McCormick & Muckle 1594.133 .

Newtownbreda 1st B Hogg & Sons 1648.259 2nd B Hogg & Sons 1642.638

3rd B Hogg & Sons 1638.878

Portavogie 1st K Ambrose 1602.724 2nd J & R Young 1502.215 3rd J & R Young 1450.597

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Newcastle from the Young Bird Grand National Flown from Penzance the only bird timed was R MC Veigh & Son 589 .

Well done to Ronan and Connaire on clocking on the second morning just missing out on the open result .

East Down 2 bird News

2nd Thurles result 4/9/16

1st Gordon Bros & sons 1492 pools £12

2nd Harper & Young 1491 pools £9

3rd K& B Mc Conaghie &son 1486

4th Gordon Bros & sons 1484 pools £6

5th J Patterson 1473 pools £3

6th W Mc Master & son 1465

7th Harper & Young 1451

8th D Shaw 1438

9th R Moore & son 1431

10th McCartan & Woodsides 1427

11th B Hogg & son 1420

12th S Regan 1417

EDC Gold Ring winners

1st Gordon Bros & Sons 1490.01 £105

2nd K &B McConaghie & son 1486.88 £63

3rd Harper & Young 1486.53 £42

 

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Trophies Please Reminder

Would All holders of trophies won in 2015 please have them returned to Dorothy Smyth by the next Committee meeting on the first Tuesday in October

to have them prepared for awarding to the 2016 winners at the Annual Dinner in November .

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William (Billy ) Albert

We end this week with the sad news of the death of Billy Albert of Ballywalter the father of John Albert who is Secretary of the Ballylesson club .

Billy himself raced for many years as W&W Albert in Ballywalter and can I along with the officials and members of The Ballylesson club

extend my sympathy to John and the rest of family circle at this sad time .

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Well that is the Combine racing over for 2016 we now enter the off season with shows ,Dinners etc and we will report on these throughout the coming weeks ,.