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Harper &young Finish Season As They Started In No1 Spot

 

 

EAST DOWN COMBINE

Reports by Clifford Browne

 

East Down Combine News

 

with Clifford Browne

 

 

HARPER &YOUNG FINISH SEASON AS THEY STARTED

In No1 Spot

 

The Final race in the 2015 East Down Programme was the Ken McConaghie Derby from Skibbereen flown on September 12th. The convoy was liberated at 9am into a Westerly wind which again saw the winning bird out on the East Coast with a winning velocity of 1901 ypm and a well fancied bird, it also won the 2 bird club . As this was the last race of the EDC 2015 season I hope to feature over the next few weeks some of the outstanding winners of 2015 . This Skibbereen winner was to the Cloughey partnership of Drew Harper & Martin Young which meant that this partnership closed the season in the same manner in which they had opened it ,at first Open for you will recall that way back in April from the first Old Bird race of the season from Tullamore they won the top three places in the open ..

Never far from the top throughout the season they also took the top two places from the Old Bird Inland classic also from Skibbereen ,all in all , an excellent season was enjoyed by this partnership .

The next three places from the Ken McConaghie Skibbereen race went to The Newtownbreda partnership of B Hogg & Sons and as mentioned last week this loft has had a super Young Bird season .

Next was the Dundonald partnership of Cowan & McCartney and they also have had a great season ..

Good to see Ken McConaghie’s Son Geoff and Geoff’s mum Betty in at 17th Open 11th West Section in this race ..

The full result with pools etc was :

 

East Down Combine

 

12/09/2015 2nd Skibbereen YB Derby 2015

59 Members 721 Birds in Wind Westerly

Pools

Pos Name Club Velocity Section Open Pool Total Grand Total

1 E1 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1901.877 bc n £77.40 £207.48

2 W1 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1898.137 £0.00 £83.30

3 W2 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1898.001 £0.00 £59.44

4 W3 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1896.506 N £47.50 £92.08

5 W4 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1889.265 £0.00 £34.72

6 W5 A Cousins & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1871.230 £0.00 £23.10

7 W6 S Casement & Son Ballylesson HPS 1870.567 £0.00 £23.10

8 W7 C & D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1869.975 b B £51.80 £74.90

9 E2 S.Regan Ballywalter SPC 1863.878 £0.00 £38.82

10 E3 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1862.050 £0.00 £32.87

11 W8 W.White & Son Newtownbreda HPS 1862.009 £0.00 £16.48

12 W9 B C T Foulis & Gill Dundonald HPS 1856.990 n £16.80 £33.28

13 W10 A. Crawford Ballylesson HPS 1853.283 b £13.05 £29.53

14 E4 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1849.440 £0.00 £21.91

15 E5 D Shaw Bangor RPC 1847.073 £0.00 £19.93

16 E6 W.McMaster & Son Ballywalter SPC 1842.075 b n B £55.61 £75.54

17 W11 K & B McConaghie & Son Ballylesson HPS 1840.307 b £10.88 £27.36

18 E7 McCormick & Muckle Millisle & District HPS 1838.720 abc BCD £137.60 £157.53

19 W12 McCartan & Woodsides Crossgar HPS 1829.403 abc n BCD N £137.36 £153.84

20 E8 M.Croskery Annsborough HPS 1823.921 £0.00 £17.94

21 E9 Palmer & McKay Ballywalter SPC 1822.870 b £13.10 £28.04

22 W13 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1817.880 £0.00 £11.86

23 E10 D.Croskery & Son Annsborough HPS 1813.002 £0.00 £14.94

24 W14 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1809.890 £0.00 £11.86

25 W15 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1809.403 bc N £45.63 £57.49

26 W16 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1807.702 bc £21.10 £32.96

27 W17 Mackey & Lockhart Ballylesson HPS 1806.496 b £4.35 £16.21

28 W18 W.White & Son Newtownbreda HPS 1805.800 £0.00 £11.86

29 E11 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1804.465 £0.00 £14.94

30 E12 K.Rooney,Son & Dtr Annalong HPS 1803.492 £0.00 £14.94

31 W19 W & L Robinson Hillfoot HPS 1802.487 £0.00 £11.05

32 W20 T. Horner & Sons Crossgar HPS 1793.535 £0.00 £11.05

33 E13 D Shaw Bangor RPC 1792.124 £0.00 £12.96

34 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1786.828 £0.00 £7.00

35 B C T Foulis & Gill Dundonald HPS 1784.162 £0.00 £7.00

36 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1783.632 £0.00 £7.00

37 B C T Foulis & Gill Dundonald HPS 1783.451 £0.00 £7.00

38 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1782.997 £0.00 £7.00

39 W.White & Son Newtownbreda HPS 1782.821 £0.00 £7.00

40 W.White & Son Newtownbreda HPS 1782.821 abc BCD £65.66 £72.66

 

Remainder Pools and East Section

 

B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1778.964 C £12.96 £12.96

E14 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1777.867 bc BC £45.78 £51.74

Mackey & Lockhart Ballylesson HPS 1777.808 b £4.35 £4.35

E15 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1777.066 bc BC £38.65 £44.61

E16 Cully & Monan Cloughey HPS 1773.773 £0.00 £5.96

C & D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1771.347 bc B £23.00 £23.00

E17 M Adair & Sons Cloughey HPS 1770.559 £0.00 £5.96

McCartan & Woodsides Crossgar HPS 1767.030 bc BC £26.03 £26.03

McCartan & Woodsides Crossgar HPS 1766.909 abc BCD £42.71 £42.71

E18 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1763.271 b B £13.43 £19.39

E19 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1762.676 c £11.55 £16.51

E20 F Gilmore Comber Social 1762.666 £0.00 £4.96

P.Brown & Son Annsborough HPS 1762.352 abc BCD £51.91 £51.91

Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1759.354 bc £14.25 £14.25

McCormick & Muckle Millisle & District HPS 1758.181 abc B £36.88 £36.88

McCormick & Muckle Millisle & District HPS 1757.844 abc BCD £45.61 £45.61

C & D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1756.031 B £6.88 £6.88

McCartan & Woodsides Crossgar HPS 1755.709 a c CD £24.86 £24.86

Mackey & Lockhart Ballylesson HPS 1753.179 c £6.70 £6.70

R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1752.820 bc C £20.73 £20.73

Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1751.605 c £6.70 £6.70

D.Croskery & Son Annsborough HPS 1748.009 a c CD £29.03 £29.03

Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1731.224 c £7.70 £7.70

Angus&Son&McConkey Donaghadee RPC 1723.283 a CD £17.10 £17.10

P Byrne & Son Downpatrick HPS 1714.931 a C £12.78 £12.78

K & B McConaghie & Son Ballylesson HPS 1714.422 c £6.70 £6.70

P Byrne & Son Downpatrick HPS 1703.456 a £6.30 £6.30

S. McLoughlin Crossgar HPS 1702.026 a c D £15.55 £15.55

Angus&Son&McConkey Donaghadee RPC 1690.283 a D £10.62 £10.62

F Gilmore Comber Social 1675.099 a D £10.62 £10.62

P Byrne & Son Downpatrick HPS 1590.133 a £6.30 £6.30

A McNamara & Ptrs Dundrum HPS 1570.669 a £6.30 £6.30

C & D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1534.958 a D £7.65 £7.65

J Maguire & Ptnrs Dundrum HPS 1519.046 D £4.32 £4.32

T. Horner & Sons Crossgar HPS 1510.636 a D £7.65 £7.65

 

West Section 20 Members 324 Birds in Wind Westerly

1 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1898.137

2 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1898.001

3 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1896.506

4 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1889.265

5 A Cousins & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1871.230

6 S Casement & Son Ballylesson HPS 1870.567

7 C & D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1869.975

8 W.White & Son Newtownbreda HPS 1862.009

9 B C T Foulis & Gill Dundonald HPS 1856.990

10 A. Crawford Ballylesson HPS 1853.283

11 K & B McConaghie & Son Ballylesson HPS 1840.307

12 McCartan & Woodsides Crossgar HPS 1829.403

13 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1817.880

14 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1809.890

15 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1809.403

16 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1807.702

17 Mackey & Lockhart Ballylesson HPS 1806.496

18 W.White & Son Newtownbreda HPS 1805.800

19 W & L Robinson Hillfoot HPS 1802.487

20 T. Horner & Sons Crossgar HPS 1793.535

 

East Section 39 Members 397 Birds in Wind Westerly

1 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1901.877

2 S.Regan Ballywalter SPC 1863.878

3 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1862.050

4 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1849.440

5 D Shaw Bangor RPC 1847.073

6 W.McMaster & Son Ballywalter SPC 1842.075

7 McCormick & Muckle Millisle & District HPS 1838.720

8 M.Croskery Annsborough HPS 1823.921

9 Palmer & McKay Ballywalter SPC 1822.870

10 D.Croskery & Son Annsborough HPS 1813.002

11 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1804.465

12 K.Rooney,Son & Dtr Annalong HPS 1803.492

13 D Shaw Bangor RPC 1792.124

14 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1777.867

15 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1777.066

16 Cully & Monan Cloughey HPS 1773.773

17 M Adair & Sons Cloughey HPS 1770.559

18 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1763.271

19 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1762.676

20 F Gilmore Comber Social 1762.666

 

Around the Combine Clubs

 

Annalong 1st K .Rooney,Son & Dtr 1803.492

Annsborough 1st M Croskery 1823.921 2nd D Croskery & Son 1813.002

Ballylesson 1st S Casement & Son 1870 2nd C&D Smyth & Sons 1867 3rd A Crawford 1853

Ballywalter 1st Sam Regan 1863with a Cattrysse/Lambrecht Blue Cock winning his second race of 2015.2nd Winston and Hugh McMaster 1842 with a darkness Blue Cock and 3rd Adam Palmer and Rodney with another Blue Cock on 1822

Bangor 1st D Shaw 1847.073 2nd R Moore & Son 1804.465

Cloughey 1st Harper & Young 1901.887 2nd Gordon Bros & Sons 1862.05 3rd Gordon Bros & Sons 1849.44

Crossgar 1st McCartan & Woodsides 1829.409 2nd T Horner & Sons 1793.53 3rd J McGreevy 1778.22

Dundonald 1st Cowan & McCartney 1891.655 2nd B C T Foulis & Gill 1856.99 3rd M Foulis 1817.757

Dundrum 1st S Foster Connor & Parry 1672.315 2nd A McNamara & Ptrs 1640.465 3rd A McNamara & Ptrs 1570.669

Hillfoot 1st A Cousins & Sons 1871.106 2nd W & L Robinson 1802.487

Millisle 1st McCormick & Muckle 1838.72

Newtownbreda 1st B Hogg & Sons 1898.013 2nd B Hogg & Sons 1898.013 3rd B Hogg & Sons 1897.605

 

East Down 2 Bird News

 

The result of the 2nd Clonmel was

1st F Gilmore 1198 pools £9 60 11th Open EDC

2nd H Mc Veigh 1183 20th Open EDC

3rd K&B Mc Conaghie & Son 1175 pools £7 20

4th K&B Mc Conaghie & Son 1148 pools £4 .80

5th C Healy 1116

6th H Mc Veigh 1097

7th S & K Duke 1081.

8th Mc Comb Bros 1072.04

9th McCormick & Muckle 1072.03 £2.40

10th C & D Smyth & Sons 1065

11th Mc Cartan & Woodsides 1064

12th J&J Hollinger 1043

Again a number of lofts picked their 2 birds with accuracy and had them both in the result ,these were --Herbie McVeigh, K & B McConaghie & son & McCartan & Woodsides .

 

From the East Down Combine 2Bird Gold Ring from 2nd Clonmel

 

Saturday 5th September

1st D Croskery £125 2nd Mackey & Lockhart £75 3rd J Patterson £50


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EDC 2 Bird Club 2nd Skibbereen Y/B Derby

 

1st Harper & Young 1901 (1st Open EDC )

2nd A Cousins & Sons 1871

3rd S Regan 1862

4th R Moore & Son 1777

5th Gordon Bros & Sons 1763

6th McCormick & Muckle 1757

7th McCartan & Woodsides 1755

8th Mackey & Lockhart 1753

9th F Gilmore 1743

10th S McLoughlin 1701

11th F Gilmore 1675

Congratulations To Drew Harper & Martin Young on not only winning the Derby but also the 2 bird club with the same bird . Also well done to Francis Gilmore for having both birds in the result .

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John & Viv Abernethy of Harmony lofts ran their Gold ring race in conjunction with the INFC Skibbereen Young Bird National and the following was the result ;

 

HARMONY - GOLD RING RESULT. SAT. 19 - 9 15. SKIBBEREEN NAT.


The Top prize Winners were the LARKIN BROS Partnership who fly in the Portadown /Drumcree Club. Mark Laffin of the Lisburn Club had a great race to Win 2nd & 6th Gold ring.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS and MANY THANKS to all the FANCIERS for their fantastic support.


FULL RESULT.


1st Larkin Bros £500
2nd Mark Laffin £275
3rd Tommy McKinstry £200
4th M & T Griffiths £150
5th Jim & Jim McAlorum £100
6th Mark Laffin £75
7th A McEwen £50
8th A McEwen £50
9th Tom Cairns £50
10th Gary McKenna £50



Also attached is a picture of John and Viv presenting £500 1st prize to the very happy Larkin brothers


National Success for Ardglass Fanciers

 

I am always glad to hear of individual successes and one recent success was to the partnership of Paddy Byrne & son of Ardglass , who belong to the Downpatrick club and who came 18th North Section 25th open 1st East Down Combine in the recent INFC YB National from Penzance which was a very testing race this year . Paddy and his son PJ timed a bird of Tom Marshall bloodlines ,Tom is a good friend of Paddy’s and Paddy says he is also his Mentor . Well done to you and PJ.

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Well that is it for the present , as the season is now over I will be looking for more details , photos ,methods of preparing etc the early birds from this season’s races in the meantime my thanks to all who have supplied news ,photos etc during the season ..