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East Down Combine News 28-04-16

 

 

East Down Combine News

with Clifford Browne

 

McComb Bros enjoy a super Saturday

For the 3rd race of the season the EDC were in Thurles and the convoy of over 5,000 birds were released at 11.15am into a light Northerly wind which was fresher along the East Coast and my thanks to the lofts winning the open for the photos they have been sending each week .

Leading Combine bird this week was to McComb Bros of Killyleagh Central on 1325 ypm and what a great days racing this partnership enjoyed for in addition to winning the club and Combine they were 2nd 3rd 4th 10th 12th club, 3rd 8th 29th open in the EDC 1st 3rd 7th East Section EDC and in addition in the NIPA they were 1st 2nd 3rd 6th 7th 10th club 168th 172nd 183rd open 2nd 3rd 4th 14th 15th 18th 38th section F Roscrea. The pigeon winning the EDC is of the Greg Bros and McCandless lines that they have. Whilst the birds in section F are of the Adair/Croskery lines and all the birds were racing Roundabout.

Crossgar’s Sidney McLoughlin was 2nd open with a second bird in at 11th open and won 1st and 2nd Club, 2nd and 10th East Section .

The West section was won by the Ballylesson partnership of Gillespie Bros with Crossgar’s Joe McGreevy in 2nd place. Looking down the result the Open winners of the first two weeks are in fine form featuring well up the open result again this week. The top open and section places were:

 

East Down Combine Open

23/04/2016 Thurles OB

193 Members Sent: 5386 Birds Wind Light Northerly

Pos Name Club Velocity

1 McComb Bros Killyleagh Central HPS 1325.291

2 Sidney McLoughlin Crossgar HPS 1324.795

3 McComb Bros Killyleagh Central HPS 1324.171

4 S Milligan & Dtr Tyrella HPS 1315.024

5 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1309.722

6 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1308.518

7 Gillespie Bros Ballylesson HPS 1308.174

8 McComb Bros Killyleagh Central HPS 1307.479

9 Burgess & Brennan Bangor RPC 1307.100

10 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1303.302

11 Sidney McLoughlin Crossgar HPS 1303.285

12 S Milligan & Dtr Tyrella HPS 1300.412

13 K.Rooney,Son & Dtr Annalong HPS 1299.051

14 P McCullough & Dtr Downpatrick Premier 1298.708

15 J Rankin Millisle & District HPS 1298.483

16 D.Croskery & Son Annsborough HPS 1298.140

17 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1295.331

18 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1295.226

19 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1294.703

20 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1293.659

 

West Section 60 Members Sent: 1938 Birds Wind Light Northerly

1 Gillespie Bros Ballylesson HPS 1308.174

2 J. McGreevy Crossgar HPS 1285.285

3 W Hayes & Son Ballynahinch HPS 1279.983

4 K & B McConaghie & Son Ballylesson HPS 1279.512

5 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1278.291

6 Gillespie Bros Ballylesson HPS 1276.396

7 C & D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1275.514

8 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1272.637

9 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1270.180

10 J. Tumelty Newtownbreda HPS 1269.820

11 A. Crawford Ballylesson HPS 1269.773

12 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1269.378

East Section 133 Members Sent: 3448 Birds Wind Light Northerly

1 McComb Bros Killyleagh Central HPS 1325.291

2 Sidney McLoughlin Crossgar HPS 1324.795

3 McComb Bros Killyleagh Central HPS 1324.171

4 S Milligan & Dtr Tyrella HPS 1315.024

5 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1309.722

6 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1308.518

7 McComb Bros Killyleagh Central HPS 1307.479

8 Burgess & Brennan Bangor RPC 1307.100

9 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1303.302

10 Sidney McLoughlin Crossgar HPS 1303.285

11 S Milligan & Dtr Tyrella HPS 1300.412

12 K.Rooney,Son & Dtr Annalong HPS 1299.051

 

Around the Combine Clubs

Annalong 1st K .Rooney,Son & Dtr 1299.051 2nd K .Rooney,Son & Dtr 1285.877 3rd K .Rooney,Son & Dtr 1264.667

Annsborough 1st D Croskery & Son 1298.1 2nd D Croskery & Son 1263.5 3rd G & P Brown 1262.4

Ballylesson 12 members sent 380 birds 1st Gillespie bros 1308 2nd K&B Mc Conaghie & son 1279 3rd Gillespie bros 1276

Ballynahinch 1st W Hayes & Son 1279.983 2nd W Hayes & Son 1255.456 3rd W Hayes & Son 1248.62

Ballywalter 1st and 3rd Winston and Hugh McMaster , the winner winning for the second week in a row a two year old Strawberry Mealy hen, vels 1266 x 1223. Junior Orr is second on 1231 with a yearling pied cock .

Bangor 1st R Moore & Son 1308.518 2nd Burgess & Brennan 1307.1 3rd R Moore & Son 1289.483

Cloughey 1st Gordon Bros & Sons 1309.722 2nd Harper & Young 1303.302 3rd Gordon Bros & Sons 1295.331

Comber 1st R Johnson 1264.57 2nd R Johnson 1254.83 3rd R Johnson 1238.95

Crossgar 1st Sid McLoughlin 1324.795 2nd Sid McLoughlin 1303.285 3rd J McGreevy 1285.285

Donaghadee 1st Angus&Son;& McConkey 1289.069 2nd Angus&Son;& McConkey 1288.213 3rd Angus&Son;& McConkey 1270.585

Downpatrick Prem 1st P McCullough & Dtr 1298.708 2nd P McCullough & Dtr 1292.037 3rd P McCullough & Dtr 1278.357

Dundonald 1st Cowan & McCartney 1278.291 2nd Cowan & McCartney 1269.052 3rd B C T Foulis & Gill 1265.824

Dundrum 1st J Maguire & Ptrs 1255.201 2nd J Maguire & Ptrs 1254.54 3rd J Maguire & Ptrs 1190.97

Hillfoot 1st D Brennan 1227.939 2nd D Brennan 1208.05

Killyleagh Central 1st McComb Bros 1325.291 2nd McComb Bros 1324.171 3rd McComb Bros 1307.479

Millisle 1st J Rankin 1298.483 2nd J Rankin 1278.818 3rd J Rankin 1251.188

Newcastle 1st R McVeigh & Son 1178.071 2nd E & A Rogan 1163.209 3rd E & A Rogan 1134.577

Newtownbreda 1st B Hogg & Sons 1270.18 2nd J Tumelty 1269.814 3rd B Hogg & Sons 1269.378

Portavogie 1st B Young 1267.074 2nd R & G Thompson 1253.317 3rd B & J Donnan 1249.629

Tyrella 1st & 2nd S Milligan & Dtr 1315.024, 1300.412. 3rd . P Byrne & Son 1276.945

                

 

East Down2bird News

   

2 Bird Result 1st Tullamore

1st B Hogg & sons Newtownbreda hps 1619 (2nd West Section)

2nd F Gilmore Comber soc hps 1610 pools £14

3rd R Moore & son Bangor rpc 1604 pools £10

4th J Mc Greevy Crossgar hps 1588

5th Harper & Young Cloughey hps 1587 pools £7 20

6th Mc Comb bros Killyleagh central 1575 pools £3 60

7th R&C Clifford Killyleagh central 1572

8th B Hogg & sons Newtownbreda hps 1564

9th R Moore & son Bangor rpc 1557

10th A &A Cheevers Crossgar hps 1563

11th Cowan & Mc Cartney Dundonald hps 1555

12th H Mc Veigh Killyleagh central 1541

Congratulations to B Hogg & sons and R Moore & son on timing both their entries in the prizes .

 

East Down Combine Open Result

16/04/2016 2nd Tullamore OB

158 Members Sent: 3943 Birds Wind North North West

Pos Name Club Velocity

1 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1447.347

2 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1447.181

3 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1447.181

4 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1446.849

5 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1446.517

6 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1445.853

7 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1443.304

8 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1443.146

9 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1440.780

10 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1429.223

11 McComb Bros Killyleagh Central HPS 1414.198

12 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1408.007

13 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1408.007

14 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1407.857

15 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1407.707

16 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1407.556

17 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1407.453

18 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1407.453

19 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1407.453

20 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1407.453

West Section 53 Members Sent: 1329 Birds Wind North North West

1 B C T Foulis & Gill Dundonald HPS 1368.053

2 R & R Lambe Newtownbreda HPS 1366.247

3 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1365.573

4 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1365.428

5 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1364.285

6 R Hunter Ballynahinch HPS 1363.550

7 R Hunter Ballynahinch HPS 1362.591

8 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1362.478

9 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1362.328

10 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1354.377

11 R. Johnston Comber Social HPS 1353.146

12 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1352.918

East Section 105 Members Sent: 2614 Birds Wind North North West

1 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1447.347

2 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1447.181

3 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1447.181

4 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1446.849

5 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1446.517

6 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1445.853

7 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1443.304

8 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1443.146

9 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1440.780

10 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1429.223

11 McComb Bros Killyleagh Central HPS 1414.198

12 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1408.007

 

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This week the East Down race is from Fermoy.