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E Ast Down Combine 28-07-17

East Down Combine News

with Clifford Browne

CLOUGHEY MEMBERS BEST FROM NAVAN 2

The EDC held their 2nd Young Bird race on Saturday 22nd of July and again the race point was Navan . This race was complicated by the fact that one of the two transporters was still off the road awaiting a part and this in turn necessitated the Combine having to impose a 20 bird limit per loft to ensure that the lorry was not over loaded ,the good news is that the transporter has been repaired and collection times etc will revert back to normal with one change -the Committee felt that for this week because of the previous weeks disruption a change of race point from the original was in order so instead of Tullamore this week we are going to Mullingar which is some 25 miles shorter than Tullamore in order to allow fanciers to start birds which they may have been unable to get away last week .

Returning to the Navan race the birds were liberated at 9.30 into a light ENE wind so a steady race was on the cards but the top twelve birds still managed to achieve velocities in the 1400’s and all but one of these top twelve were into the Cloughey club, positions being shared between the lofts of Cully & Monan and that of Harper & Young with the Cully and Monan team just out in front on 1409ypm closely followed by Harper & Young on 1408 ypm and these were the top two in the East Section . The West Section was won by Walter & Gareth White of Newtownbreda at 8th open with John Davis of Ballylesson next in that section at 14th open .

Before looking at the open and section results in their entirety I would like to take this opportunity of wishing Ronnie Johnston a return to full health after his stay in hospital and the accompanying surgery . Ronnie had been racing exceptionally well but has not been able to compete since Bude . A tireless ambassador for pigeon racing for as long as I can remember (which is quite a long time ) he is the current Patron of the INFC ,is well known for his PRO work and loft write ups and for his skill at pigeon auctioneering . Ronnie on behalf of your many friends from within the sport we wish you a speedy recovery and look forward to hearing you are back doing what you love , racing your birds .

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The Open & section results for 2nd Navan were :

East Down Combine Open & Section

22/07/2017 2nd Navan YB

Light East North East Wind

Pos Name Club Velocity

1 Cully & Monan Cloughey HPS 1409.057

2 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1408.831

3 Cully & Monan Cloughey HPS 1408.801

4 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1408.574

5 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1408.574

6 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1406.782

7 Cully & Monan Cloughey HPS 1405.479

8 W.White & Son Newtownbreda HPS 1404.660

9 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1403.720

10 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1402.956

11 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1402.193

12 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1401.432

13 C J Healy Killyleagh Central HPS 1394.245

14 J.Davis Ballylesson HPS 1393.743

15 J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1393.633

16 K Ambrose Portavogie 1392.651

17 C & D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1391.320

18 J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1389.819

19 C & D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1389.314

20 J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1389.059

21 J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1389.059

22 W.White & Son Newtownbreda HPS 1387.953

23 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1386.676

24 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1386.262

25 J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1386.026

26 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1385.331

27 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1384.392

28 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1383.901

29 B C T Foulis & Gill Dundonald HPS 1383.603

30 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1383.593

31 B C T Foulis & Gill Dundonald HPS 1383.350

32 B C T Foulis & Gill Dundonald HPS 1383.097

33 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1383.060

34 B C T Foulis & Gill Dundonald HPS 1382.844

35 B C T Foulis & Gill Dundonald HPS 1382.844

36 K.Rooney,Son & Dtr Annalong HPS 1382.769

37 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1382.528

38 Cully & Monan Cloughey HPS 1382.166

39 R.Irwin Dundonald HPS 1382.134

40 B C T Foulis & Gill Dundonald HPS 1381.832

West Section

Light East North East Wind

1 W.White & Son Newtownbreda HPS 1404.660

2 J.Davis Ballylesson HPS 1393.743

3 J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1393.633

4 C & D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1391.320

5 J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1389.819

6 C & D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1389.314

7 J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1389.059

8 J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1389.059

9 W.White & Son Newtownbreda HPS 1387.953

10 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1386.676

11 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1386.262

12 J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1386.026

13 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1385.331

14 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1384.392

15 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1383.901

16 B C T Foulis & Gill Dundonald HPS 1383.603

17 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1383.593

18 B C T Foulis & Gill Dundonald HPS 1383.350

19 B C T Foulis & Gill Dundonald HPS 1383.097

20 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1383.060

East Section

Light East North East Wind

1 Cully & Monan Cloughey HPS 1409.057

2 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1408.831

3 Cully & Monan Cloughey HPS 1408.801

4 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1408.574

5 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1408.574

6 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1406.782

7 Cully & Monan Cloughey HPS 1405.479

8 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1403.720

9 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1402.956

10 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1402.193

11 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1401.432

12 C J Healy Killyleagh Central HPS 1394.245

13 K Ambrose Portavogie 1392.651

14 K.Rooney,Son & Dtr Annalong HPS 1382.769

15 Cully & Monan Cloughey HPS 1382.166

16 K.Rooney,Son & Dtr Annalong HPS 1381.441

17 K.Rooney,Son & Dtr Annalong HPS 1378.351

18 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1377.238

19 D.Hamilton & Son Bangor RPC 1368.156

20 R & G Thompson Portavogie 1365.074

Around the Combine Clubs

Annalong 1st K .Rooney,Son & Dtr 1382.769 2nd K .Rooney,Son & Dtr 1381.441

3rd K .Rooney,Son & Dtr 1378.351

Annsborough 1st M Croskery 1333.021 2nd M Croskery & Son 1323.034

3rd D Croskery & Son 1321.102

Ballylesson 13 members sent 225 birds 1st J Davis 1393.743

2nd C & D Smyth & Sons 1391.32 3rd C & D Smyth & Sons 1389.314

Ballynahinch 1st Cromie & Magee & Son 1361.582 2nd J & V Abernethy 1352.596 3rd J & V Abernethy 1351.712

Ballywalter 1st W McMaster & Son 1348.203 2nd W McMaster & Son 1346.821

3rd S Regan 1295.678

Bangor 1st D Hamilton & Son 1368.156 2nd Lambert & Stewart 1361.253

3rd Lambert & Stewart 1345.901

Cloughey 1st Cully & Monan 1409.057 2nd Harper & Young 1408.831

3rd Cully & Monan 1408.801

Comber 1st C Hutchinson 1347.11 2nd G Lyttle 1315.86 3rd C Hutchinson 1304.56

Crossgar 1st T Horner & Sons 1331.419 2nd J Quinn & Son 1311.275

3rd T Horner & Sons 1284.486

Donaghadee 1st Angus&Son;& McConkey 1312.352 2nd E D & K Allan & Sons 1308.881

3rd E D & K Allan & Sons 1308.477

DownpatrickPremier 1st R Connolly 1325.168 2nd P Flanaghan & Dtr 1324.161

3rd J Crossan 1323.727

Dundonald 1st J Young & Ptnrs 1393.633 2nd J Young & Ptnrs 1389.819

3rd J Young & Ptnrs 1389.059

Hillfoot 1st D Brennan 1339.202 2nd A Cousins & Sons 1338.817 3rd D Brennan 1337.448

Killyleagh Central 1st C J Healy 1394.245 2nd C J Healy 1325.627 3rd T Smith 1325.519

Millisle 1st R Strain & Son 1346.91 2nd J Rankin 1313.09 3rd J Rankin 1312.672

Newtownbreda 1st W White & Son 1404.688 2nd W White & Son 1387.98

3rd B Hogg & Sons 1386.262

Portavogie 1st K Ambrose 1392.651 2nd R & G Thompson 1365.074

3rd R & G Thompson 1365.074

East Down 2 bird News

Don’t forget the closing date for the Young Bird Gold ring race is the 5th of August 2017 with the race being flown from the 2nd Thurles race on the 26th of August .
Nomination is for 5 rings at a cost of £10 .

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Brian Hogg

I end this week with the sad news of the death of Brian Hogg from Moneyreagh who raced with the Newtownbreda club as B Hogg & Sons . Brian was one of the old school of fancier and a real gentleman who had raced with great distinction and success over many years ,latterly with his grandson Jack who had taken on many of the management duties .To his sons Richard, Thomas, Alan & Brian and their families I extend my deepest sympathy at this sad time .

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That is it for another week, Mullingar this weekend .