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Show Season at Ballylesson

 

EAST DOWN COMBINE

Reports by Clifford Browne

December 20th 2013

Show Season at Ballylesson

The Ballylesson club have started their 2013 Show season with 3 classes for Old Cocks Through the Wires, Handled and Eyesign and the cards were awarded as follows:


Old cocks through the wires

1st J Patterson, 2nd A Cousins & Sons, 3rd A Cousins& Sons, 4th C&D Smyth & sons.
Reserve Mackey & Lockhart, (V H C) A Cousins & Sons, (HC) A Cousins&Sons, (C) P&C Johnston.


Old cocks handled

1st A Cousins & Sons, 2nd A Cousins & Sons, 3rd C & D Smyth & Sons, 4th A Cousins & Sons.
Reserve C&D Smyth & Sons, (V H C) M & A Johnston, (H C) J Patterson, (C) C&D Smyth & Sons.

Old cocks eye-sign

1st C&D Smyth &Sons, 2nd J Patterson, 3rd J S Albert, 4th Mackey & Lockhart.

Reserve M&A Johnston, (V H C) S Casement, (H C). A Cousins &Sons, (C) J Patterson.

 

The Ballylesson club wish to thank the judges from Doagh - John Wilson and B & M Gilmore.

Before leaving Ballylesson the members send best wishes to John Patterson who is not too well at present. Get well soon John.

 

East Down 2bird News

The winners in the 2 bird club for 2013 were as follows starting with the leagues:

LEAGUE A Gordon bros & sons 28 points

LEAGUE B S & K Duke 26 points

LEAGUE C R Moore & Son 30 points

LEAGUE D McCartan & Woodsides 30 points

LEAGUE E R & G Thompson 24 points

LEAGUE F F Gilmore 26 points

This means that the Gibson cup for the league winners will be shared this year between McCartan & Woodsides and R Moore & son, both lofts scoring 30 points.

Other trophy winners were:

OLD BIRD INLAND AVERAGE - McCartan & Woodsides

OLD BIRD SKIB CLASSIC - M Croskery

PENZANCE CUP - R McDowell & son

ST.MALO CUP - S Brown & sons

CHANNEL AVERAGE - McCartan & Woodsides

OLD BIRD COMBINED AVG - McCartan & Woodsides

OLD BIRD KNOCKOUT - McCartan & Woodsides

OLD BIRD OF THE YEAR - M Croskery

1ST SKIBBEREEN YB - F Gilmore

2ND SKIBBEREEN YB - S Regan

TALBENNY YB DERBY - K & B McConaghie & son

2ND Mt. CHARLES - B Young

COMBINED AVGS - K & B McConaghie & son

YB of THE YEAR - M Croskery

BEST AVG OB DERBY AND 2 YB DERBIES - S Brown & sons

YB AVERAGE - Gordon Bros & sons

We will have more on these winners after the 2 bird dinner on February 21st 2014 and this is followed by the 2 bird AGM the following week.

Bangor Open Show 28th December

The Bangor club as mentioned in last week’s column are holding an Open New Year Show in the Portavogie clubrooms on December 28th 2013. Entry fee is £1 per bird and there will be the usual classes for Old, Young and Eyesign. Prizes for all classes plus a selection of 2014 YBs for auction. Birds penned from 1pm judging starts 3pm. See you there.

New Loft Manager for Newcastle partnership

The Newcastle partnership of Ronan McVeigh and son after a successful 2013 season have appointed a new loft manager in Ronan’s granddaughter Maisie who from our picture looks as if she is getting ready for the 2014 season.

On that happy note we bring 2013 to a close and can I wish all readers at home and abroad a very happy Christmas and a great 2014.