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Mccartan & Woodsides Win The 2nd Skibbereen Derby

 

 

EAST DOWN COMBINE

Reports by Clifford Browne

McCartan & Woodsides win the 2nd Skibbereen Derby

  

The final race in the 2014 East Down programme was the Ken McConaghie 2nd Skibbereen Derby flown on September 13th. With the period of settled weather that we have had recently and an easterly wind it was not surprising that liberation was not possible early in the morning as the Race Controller had to wait until the mist burnt off so it was 11.30am before the convoy of just over 700 birds were liberated and the velocities reflect the wind direction.

On a velocity of 1342 the winning pigeon was to the Crossgar lofts of MCCartan & Woodsides followed by two to the ever consistent Cloughey lofts of Gordon Bros & Sons with Harper & Young next. These lofts have enjoyed very consistent racing all season and looking at the overall results for the year the McCartan & Woodsides team are holding on to their 2013 title of Combine Fanciers of the Year but we will have more on this over the next weeks and months now that racing for the season is complete  The full result from Skibbereen was:

East Down Combine Open

13/09/2014 2nd Skibbereen YB Derby

59 Members 733 Birds Wind Easterly

1 W1 McCartan & Woodsides Crossgar HPS 1342.332 £0.00 £132.85

2 E1 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1331.268 n N £66.70 £142.13

3 E2 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1331.201 £0.00 £60.34

4 E3 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1330.127 £0.00 £45.26

5 E4 W.McMaster & Son Ballywalter SPC 1325.132 abc n £59.80 £94.97

6 W2 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1297.093 abc n ABCD N £200.90 £241.54

7 W3 W.White & Son Newtownbreda HPS 1291.970 n N £31.80 £66.53

8 W4 G Lyttle Comber Social 1291.765 a A £12.60 £41.42

9 W5 C & D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1290.441 abc £48.08 £74.93

10 W6 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1289.102 £0.00 £26.85

11 W7 M & A Johnston Ballylesson HPS 1287.431 abc ABCD £95.92 £115.77

12 E5 D.Croskery & Son Annsborough HPS 1286.475 abc ABCD £82.08 £100.56

13 W8 J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1284.939 £0.00 £17.88

14 W9 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1282.425 £0.00 £17.88

15 W10 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1281.059 £0.00 £17.88

16 W11 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1281.006 £0.00 £17.88

17 W12 Mackey & Lockhart Ballylesson HPS 1275.867 bc BC £48.70 £66.58

18 W13 C & D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1274.997 abc £24.60 £40.51

19 W14 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1274.835 £0.00 £15.91

20 W15 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1274.561 abc ABCD £42.44 £58.35

21 W16 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1272.577 £0.00 £13.91

22 W17 S.Brown & Sons Dundonald HPS 1272.558 £0.00 £13.91

23 W18 S.Brown & Sons Dundonald HPS 1272.498 £0.00 £13.91

24 W19 S.Brown & Sons Dundonald HPS 1268.180 £0.00 £12.93

25 W20 McCartan & Woodsides Crossgar HPS 1265.066 £0.00 £12.93

26 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1264.597 £0.00 £8.00

27 J. Scates & Son Hillfoot HPS 1263.655 £0.00 £8.00

28 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1262.623 £0.00 £8.00

29 McCartan & Woodsides Crossgar HPS 1261.225 £0.00 £8.00

30 T. Horner & Sons Crossgar HPS 1260.818 £0.00 £8.00

31 J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1260.500 £0.00 £8.00

32 S & K Duke Crossgar HPS 1260.141 £0.00 £8.00

33 McCartan & Woodsides Crossgar HPS 1259.437 abc ABCD £38.30 £46.30

34 G Lyttle Comber Social 1258.551 a A £4.50 £12.50

35 E6 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1255.947 £0.00 £16.48

36 J.Abernethy Ballynahinch HPS 1253.293 abc £16.40 £24.40

37 C & D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1253.236 abc £16.40 £24.40

38 B C T Foulis & Gill Dundonald HPS 1253.195 £0.00 £8.00

39 E7 P McCartan Annsborough HPS 1253.166 £0.00 £16.48

40 E8 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1252.685 £0.00 £14.78

Remainder Pools and East Section

E9 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1250.213 £0.00 £6.78

J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1246.025 bc BC £26.90 £26.90

E10 D.Croskery & Son Annsborough HPS 1245.119 £0.00 £6.78

E11 T.Smith Killyleagh Central HPS 1244.958 £0.00 £6.78

E12 Ferguson & Wilkinson Donaghadee RPC 1241.940 £0.00 £6.78

T Marshall & Son Newtownbreda HPS 1238.863 abc £16.40 £16.40

M & A Johnston Ballylesson HPS 1237.986 abc ABCD £38.30 £38.30

E13 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1237.120 £0.00 £5.09

E14 D.Croskery & Son Annsborough HPS 1230.956 £0.00 £5.09

J. Scates & Son Hillfoot HPS 1223.823 BC £10.20 £10.20

S & K Duke Crossgar HPS 1223.483 ABCD £18.90 £18.90

McCartan & Woodsides Crossgar HPS 1223.251 ABCD £18.90 £18.90

E15 W.McMaster & Son Ballywalter SPC 1219.577 b £10.63 £15.72

E16 McCormick & Muckle Millisle & District HPS 1217.663 £0.00 £5.09

E17 J Rankin Millisle & District HPS 1215.723 abc £27.25 £32.34

J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1214.858 BC £10.20 £10.20

E18 B & J Donnan Portavogie 1213.243 b B £10.74 £15.83

J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1209.508 ABCD £17.52 £17.52

E19 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1209.308 £0.00 £4.24

G Lyttle Comber Social 1208.899 B £4.36 £4.36

E20 T.Smith Killyleagh Central HPS 1206.413 £0.00 £4.24

Ferguson & Wilkinson Donaghadee RPC 1205.102 abc £19.25 £19.25

B C T Foulis & Gill Dundonald HPS 1203.360 A CD £13.16 £13.16

J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1198.853 A C £7.64 £7.64

M & A Johnston Ballylesson HPS 1195.458 A £1.80 £1.80

B & J Donnan Portavogie 1187.917 b £4.25 £4.25

G Lyttle Comber Social 1179.396 A £1.80 £1.80

W.McMaster & Son Ballywalter SPC 1175.803 b £4.25 £4.25

W.McMaster & Son Ballywalter SPC 1172.713 b £4.25 £4.25

C & H & B Cully Cloughey HPS 1169.915 c £9.15 £9.15

Ferguson & Wilkinson Donaghadee RPC 1165.983 ab £6.35 £6.35

J Rankin Millisle & District HPS 1165.973 abc £11.75 £11.75

McCormick & Muckle Millisle & District HPS 1163.926 abc D £17.27 £17.27

C & H & B Cully Cloughey HPS 1152.576 c £6.10 £6.10

S & K Duke Crossgar HPS 1147.509 D £5.52 £5.52

J Rankin Millisle & District HPS 1125.667 a c £7.50 £7.50

J Rankin Millisle & District HPS 1110.306 a c £7.50 £7.50

W.McMaster & Son Ballywalter SPC 1092.953 a c £7.50 £7.50

J Keenan & Sons Portavogie 1086.751 c £6.10 £6.10

Palmer & McKay Ballywalter SPC 1036.870 a £1.40 £1.40

Palmer & McKay Ballywalter SPC 1027.886 a £1.40 £1.40

McCormick & Muckle Millisle & District HPS 1021.686 D £5.52 £5.52

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

West Section

1 McCartan & Woodsides Crossgar HPS 1342.332

2 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1297.093

3 W.White & Son Newtownbreda HPS 1291.970

4 G Lyttle Comber Social 1291.765

5 C & D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1290.441

6 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1289.102

7 M & A Johnston Ballylesson HPS 1287.431

8 J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1284.939

9 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1282.425

10 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1281.059

11 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1281.006

12 Mackey & Lockhart Ballylesson HPS 1275.867

13 C & D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1274.997

14 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1274.835

15 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1274.561

16 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1272.577

17 S.Brown & Sons Dundonald HPS 1272.558

18 S.Brown & Sons Dundonald HPS 1272.498

19 S.Brown & Sons Dundonald HPS 1268.180

20 McCartan & Woodsides Crossgar HPS 1265.066

East Section

1 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1331.268

2 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1331.201

3 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1330.127

4 W.McMaster & Son Ballywalter SPC 1325.132

5 D.Croskery & Son Annsborough HPS 1286.475

6 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1255.947

7 P McCartan Annsborough HPS 1253.166

8 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1252.685

9 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1250.213

10 D.Croskery & Son Annsborough HPS 1245.119

11 T.Smith Killyleagh Central HPS 1244.958

12 Ferguson & Wilkinson Donaghadee RPC 1241.940

13 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1237.120

14 D.Croskery & Son Annsborough HPS 1230.956

15 W.McMaster & Son Ballywalter SPC 1219.577

16 McCormick & Muckle Millisle & District HPS 1217.663

17 J Rankin Millisle & District HPS 1215.723

18 B & J Donnan Portavogie 1213.243

19 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1209.308

20 T.Smith Killyleagh Central HPS 1206.413

Best Birds Around the Combine Clubs

Annalong 1st J Newell 1200.781 2nd K. Rooney, Son & Dtr 1182.87 3rd K. Rooney,Son & Dtr 1075.875

Annsborough 1st D Croskery & Son 1286.475 2nd P McCartan 1253.166 3rd D Croskery & Son 1245.119

Ballylesson 1st C&D Smyth & Sons 1290 2nd M &A Johnston 1287 3rd Mackey & Lockhart 1275

Ballynahinch 1st J Abernethy 1253.293

Ballywalter 1st, 2nd & 3rd W. McMaster and son 1325, 1219, 1175

Cloughey 1st Gordon Bros & Sons 1331.268 2nd Gordon Bros & Sons 1331.201 3rd Harper & Young 1330.127

Comber 1st G Lyttle 1291.765 2nd G Lyttle 1258.551

Crossgar 1st McCartan & Woodsides 1342.332 2nd McCartan & Woodsides 1265.006 3rd McCartan & Woodsides 1261.225

Donaghadee 1st Ferguson & Wilkinson 1241.94 2nd Ferguson & Wilkinson 1205.102

Dundonald 1st M Foulis 1297.093 2nd J Young & Ptnrs 1284.939 3rd Cowan & McCartney 1281.059

Hillfoot 1st J Scates & Son 1263.655

Killyleagh Central 1st T Smith 1244.958 2nd T Smith 1206.413 3rd T Smith 1206.413

Millisle 1st McCormick & Muckle 1217.663 2nd J Rankin 1215.723

Newtownbreda 1st W White & Son 1291.97 2nd B Hogg & Sons 1289.102 3rd B Hogg & Sons 1282.425

Portavogie 1st B & J Donnan 1213.243 2nd B Young 1199.713 3rd B & J Donnan 1187.917

East Down2bird News - 2nd MOUNT CHARLES

1st Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughy 1265

2nd D Croskery & Son Annsborough 1250

3rd Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughy 1244

4th J Patterson Ballylesson 1242

5th R Johnston Comber soc 1233

6th C&D Smyth& Sons Ballylesson 1230

7th Mc Cormick & Muckle Millisle &dist 1209

8th Mc Cormick & Muckle Millisle &dist 1206

9th S Brown & Sons Dundonald 1202

10th S Brown & Sons Dundonald 1200

11th R Moore & Son Bangor 1193

12th C & D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson 1188

EDC Gold Ring 2nd Mount Charles

1st Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughy hps vel 1265 £105

2nd Mc Cartan & Woodsides Crossgar hps vel 1255 £63

3rd Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughy hps vel 1252 £ 42


E.D.C 2 BIRD CLUB 2ND SKIBBEREEN Y/B DERBY

1st W Mc Master & Son Ballywalter spc 1325,13

2nd D Croskery & Son Annsborough hps 1286.47

3rd Mackey & Lockhart Ballylesson hps 1275 86

4th Mc Cartan & Woodsides Crossgar hps 1250.43

5th C&D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson hps 1253,23

6th S Brown& Sons Dundonald hps 1248.70

7th J Young & pts Dundonald hps 1246.07

8th J Patterson Ballylesson hps 1209.50

9th G Lyttle Comber soc 1201.91

10th S&K Duke Crossgar hps 1170.57

11th McCormick & Muckle Millisle & Dist 1170.28

12th Mc Comb Bros Killyleagh Central 1170.16 

Sam Regan reports From Around The Ards Peninsula

1st Skibbereen Young Bird Derby

Following a one day holdover the first young bird Derby with the East Down Combine saw the birds released on the last Sunday of August into a helping South to Southeast wind. Top loft sending with the Peninsula clubs goes to the longest amalgamation racers, the Donaghadee club partnership of Angus and son and McConkey getting their first Peninsula Amalgamation win this year with their young bird team racing into lofts North of Donaghadee. They had an excellent result taking the first two and adding a further three birds on the sheet and well done on this success.

Full result:

1st, 2nd, 5th, 9th & 12th. Angus & son & McConkey 1705 x 2, 1667, 1636, 1610.

3rd. R.N.L.Brown 1668.

4th & 13th. Ferguson & Wilkinson 1667, 1609.

6th, 8th, 10th, 11th. Harper & Young 1659, 1642, 1611, 1610.

7th, J.Rankin 1652.

14th. J.Orr & son 1601.

3 Bird Club:

1st. Angus & son & McConkey A.B.C. 1598

2nd. Angus & son & McConkey C 1579

3rd. J.Orr & son A.B.C. NOM 1560

Remainder of pools B&J.Donnan B.C. 1435.

Double For Donaghadee Loft

The annual young bird channel Derby race was flown from Talbenny in South Wales on the same day as the Skibbereen race and the same loft won both races. Winning again goes to the Angus and McConkey team from the ‘Dee club and the winning pigeon also won first East section and 4th Open and they got a second bird in fourth position to complete a great days racing for the lads with two High Gloss performances and very well flown.

Result:

1st, 4th. Angus & so & McConkey 1196, 1074.

2nd x 5th. J.Orr & son 1176, 932.

3rd. J.Rankin 1172.

6th. Harper & Young 845.

3 Bird - only one bird for J.Orr & son (B,C.)

Next race sees a return to Mount Charles for our second last race of the 2014 season so best wishes to all readers.

Amalgamation members please note that a meeting of the Peninsula Amalgamation will take place on Tuesday evening 7th. October 2014 in Portavogie Club rooms with a 7.00 p.m. start. Agenda - arranging Annual Amalgamation Show and Prize Day for the recently ended 2014 season

All Amalgamation members are very welcome to attend.

Harmony Lofts Hot Spot Result Weekend 13/09/14 - Our final Hot Spot for 2014

Saturday saw a light east wind with overcast conditions which made for difficult flying. With the N.I.P.A in Rosscarberry, U.F. and E.D.C. in Skibbereen and close liberation times all the birds had an equal chance. Dennis Irvine from our own Harmony H.P.S. Club clocked a good bird with a vel of 1325 Ring no. 10512 to finish 26th Section D and 154th Open and wins £50. Bingham & Seaton clocked their Grizzle cock 10404 Vel 1300 for 39th Section C. The boys collect another £30 to add to their excellent season with our birds. E.D.C. partnership of Cowan & McCartney had a good race clocking bird 10325 for 18th Section and 23rd Open to win £20.
Viv and I would like to thank all the fanciers who purchased young birds from us for the 2014 season. Many top performance results have been achieved. Of course they don't all win as young birds. My best racing pigeon ever was never on the clock as a young bird, put him on Widowhood and bingo!
p.s. Don't forget we pay out Hot Spots for old birds as well.

East Down Combine Moot

The East Down Combine Will Hold a Moot in Magee's Lounges Crossgar on Friday Night 24th October at 8pm. Panel to Include Ron Mc Kelvey, Peter Martin, Owen Markey, Chairman Wesley Sawyers. There will also be a sale of pigeons from leading fanciers. Light supper will be served. All proceeds to the E.D.C Bereavement Fund. Admission £5. Everyone Welcome.

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Well that is the final race of 2014 for the East Down Combine and my thanks to all those who have faithfully sent results, photos etc throughout the season and my thanks also to all those who have enquired regularly concerning my health, for as many know my young bird season had to be greatly curtailed because of an intensive period of daily radiotherapy treatment and I regret that this column may not have been as detailed as usual. Anyhow, hopefully we are back on track now.

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