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EDC News. Harper & Young best from Fast Mallow

East Down Combine News

 with Clifford Browne

Harper & Young best from Fast Mallow

The EDC birds were in Mallow for the 4th race of the season on the weekend of the 27th /28th June. The race had been scheduled for Saturday 27th June but again forecasts were so poor for the Saturday that a decision was made to go on Saturday night for a possible Sunday release but the forecasts were so disappointing for that whole weekend that many lofts decided to give the race a miss altogether and this is reflected in the total birdage . I must admit Sunday was far from promising with strong winds and periods of rain but it appears that a narrow window of opportunity appeared and birds were away at 12noon into a Westerly wind saw the birds making velocities in excess of 2000ypm (around 70 mph) with the birds coming in high.

Harper Young

Winning the open was the Cloughey loft of Harper and Young out on the East Coast with Dundonald’s BCT Foulis & Gill in 2nd place and these two lofts were the East and West Section winners, respectively. The Open winner I believe is a Mealy cock which the Cloughey partnership got from Bangor’s R Moore & son.

B Foulis

It was back to Cloughey for 3rd open to the lofts of C & H Cully and the next four birds in the open were to Ballylesson’s John Patterson followed by Bangor’s R Moore & son.

cully

The weather committee ,and all involved in the race are to be congratulated on making what must have been a some very difficult decisions over that weekend and I suspect given the current weather pattern there will be more difficult decisions in the weeks ahead . The results of Mallow Open, Section and Nominated were:

East Down Combine Open & Sections

28/06/2020 Mallow OB

102 Members Sent: 2288 Birds in a Westerly Wind

Pos

Name Club Velocity

1 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 2078.410

2 B C T Foulis & Gill Dundonald HPS 2065.688

3 C & H Cully Cloughey HPS 2062.095

4 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 2055.155

5 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 2053.779

6 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 2053.779

7 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 2053.189

8 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 2052.359

9 J. Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 2051.721

10 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 2051.246

11 M. Foulis Dundonald HPS 2047.055

12 M. Foulis Dundonald HPS 2042.667

13 C & H Cully Cloughey HPS 2040.834

14 Angus & Son & McConkey Donaghadee RPC 2039.631

15 B C T Foulis & Gill Dundonald HPS 2039.531

16 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 2038.711

17 Angus & Son & McConkey Donaghadee RPC 2036.002

18 R & G Thompson Portavogie 2034.856

19 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 2032.913

20 R Christie Ballywalter SPC 2032.222

21 Cousins McConaghie & Albert Ballylesson HPS 2029.385

22 D & K McCutcheon Donaghadee RPC 2029.275

23 C & H Cully Cloughey HPS 2028.695

24 C & H Cully Cloughey HPS 2028.509

25 Angus & Son & McConkey Donaghadee RPC 2021.258

26 J Rankin Millisle & District HPS 2016.668

27 G Lyttle Comber Social 2015.792

28 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 2012.568

29 J Kirk & Sons Ballylesson HPS 2012.245

30 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 2009.930

31 Myles, Kincaid, McCann & Auld Dundonald HPS 2006.715

32 M. Foulis Dundonald HPS 2002.176

33 M. Foulis Dundonald HPS 2001.445

34 C & H Cully Cloughey HPS 2000.143

35 Angus & Son & McConkey Donaghadee RPC 1999.537

36 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1998.535

37 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1998.353

38 J Kirk & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1998.192

39 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1998.008

40 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1997.468

West Section

37Members Sent:880 Birds in a Westerly Wind

1 B C T Foulis & Gill Dundonald HPS 2065.688

2 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 2055.155

3 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 2053.779

4 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 2053.779

5 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 2053.189

6 J. Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 2051.721

7 M. Foulis Dundonald HPS 2047.055

8 M. Foulis Dundonald HPS 2042.667

9 B C T Foulis & Gill Dundonald HPS 2039.531

10 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 2032.913

11 Cousins McConaghie & Albert Ballylesson HPS 2029.385

12 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 2012.568

13 J Kirk & Sons Ballylesson HPS 2012.245

14 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 2009.930

15 Myles, Kincaid, McCann & Auld Dundonald HPS 2006.715

16 M. Foulis Dundonald HPS 2002.176

17 M. Foulis Dundonald HPS 2001.445

18 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1998.535

19 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1998.353

20 J Kirk & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1998.192

East Section

65 Members Sent: 1406 Birds in a Westerly Wind

1 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 2078.410

2 C & H Cully Cloughey HPS 2062.095

3 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 2052.359

4 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 2051.246

5 C & H Cully Cloughey HPS 2040.834

6 Angus & Son & McConkey Donaghadee RPC 2039.631

7 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 2038.711

8 Angus & Son & McConkey Donaghadee RPC 2036.002

9 R & G Thompson Portavogie 2034.856

10 R Christie Ballywalter SPC 2032.222

11 D & K McCutcheon Donaghadee RPC 2029.275

12 C & H Cully Cloughey HPS 2028.695

13 C & H Cully Cloughey HPS 2028.509

14 Angus & Son & McConkey Donaghadee RPC 2021.258

15 J Rankin Millisle & District HPS 2016.668

16 G Lyttle Comber Social 2015.792

17 C & H Cully Cloughey HPS 2000.143

18 Angus & Son & McConkey Donaghadee RPC 1999.537

19 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1998.008

20 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1997.468

Open (Nominated)

Position

Member

Club

Velocity

Points

1

B C T Foulis & Gill

IHU19N04888

Dundonald HPS

2065.6

20

2

J Patterson

IHU18S149972

Ballylesson HPS

2055.1

19

3

J Patterson

IHU19N12846

Ballylesson HPS

2053.7

-

4

J Patterson

IHU18N04830

Ballylesson HPS

2053.1

-

5

R Moore & Son

IHU15N12067

Bangor RPC

2052.3

18

6

M Foulis

IHU19N04414

Dundonald HPS

2047.0

17

7

B C T Foulis & Gill

GB19D33224

Dundonald HPS

2039.5

-

8

C & H Cully

IHU19N02440

Cloughey HPS

2028.6

16

9

J Patterson

IHU19N12943

Ballylesson HPS

2012.5

-

10

M Foulis

IHU19N04420

Dundonald HPS

2001.4

-

11

C & H Cully

IHU18N13523

Cloughey HPS

2000.1

-

12

Harper & Young

IHU19N02472

Cloughey HPS

1998.0

15

13

Harper & Young

IHU18N13586

Cloughey HPS

1997.4

-

14

J Kirk & Son

IHU19N12847

Ballylesson HPS

1997.0

14

15

R & G Thompson

IHU19N00913

Portavogie

1996.5

13

16

Myles,Kincaid, McCann & Auld;

GB19D28914

Dundonald HPS

1991.6

12

17

McCartan & Woodsides

IHU18N17020

Crossgar H P S

1990.6

11

18

R & G Thompson

IHU19N00934

Portavogie

1980.

-

19

Gordon Bros & Sons

GB18C12347

Killyleagh Central HPS

1980.1

10

20

J McGreevy

IHU19N06873

Crossgar H P S

1979.4

9

East (Nominated)

Position

Member

Club

Velocity

Points

1

R Moore & Son

IHU15N12067

Bangor RPC

2052.35

10

2

C & H Cully

IHU19N02440

Cloughey HPS

2028.69

9

3

C & H Cully

IHU18N13523

Cloughey HPS

2000.14

-

4

Harper & Young

IHU19N02472

Cloughey HPS

1998.00

8

5

Harper & Young

IHU18N13586

Cloughey HPS

1997.46

-

6

R & G Thompson

IHU19N00913

Portavogie

1996.55

7

7

R & G Thompson

IHU19N00934

Portavogie

1980.32

-

8

Gordon Bros & Sons

GB18C12347

Killyleagh Central HPS

1980.18

6

9

R Moore & Son

IHU18N03020

Bangor RPC

1976.37

-

10

Young & McCormick

GB19H19341

Portavogie

1955.50

5

West (Nominated)

Position

Member

Club

Velocity

Points

1

B C T Foulis & Gill

IHU19N04888

Dundonald HPS

2065.68

10

2

J Patterson

IHU18S149972

Ballylesson HPS

2055.15

9

3

J Patterson

IHU19N12846

Ballylesson HPS

2053.77

-

4

J Patterson

IHU18N04830

Ballylesson HPS

2053.18

-

5

M Foulis

IHU19N04414

Dundonald HPS

2047.05

8

6

B C T Foulis & Gill

GB19D33224

Dundonald HPS

2039.53

-

7

J Patterson

IHU19N12943

Ballylesson HPS

2012.56

-

8

M Foulis

IHU19N04420

Dundonald HPS

2001.44

-

9

J Kirk & Son

IHU19N12847

Ballylesson HPS

1997.03

7

10

Myles,Kincaid, McCann & Auld;

GB19D28914

Dundonald HPS

1991.60

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Around the Combine Clubs

Annalong

R McKibben 1960.297, J McCartan 1955.248, J McCartan 1951.332

Annsborough B Cowan 1958.498, B Cowan 1934.663, B Cowan 1934.283

Ballylesson 9 members sent 204 birds, J Patterson 2055 .155, J Patterson 2053 .779

J Patterson 2053. 779

John Patterson

Ballywalter

R Christie 2032.223, S Regan 1929.69, S Regan 1902.442

Bangor

R Moore & Son (IHU15N12067)2052.359, R Moore & Son 2051.246

R Moore & Son 2038.711

Belmont B Anderson (IHU19N18656) 1949.19, R & J Conlane 1945.11

R & J Conlane 1943.55

Cloughey

Harper & Young 2078.41, C & H Cully 2062.095

C & H Cully 2040.834

Comber

G Lyttle 2015.791, G Lyttle (IHU19N06837) 1883.341, G Lyttle 1877.637

Crossgar McCartan & Woodsides 1995.783,

McCartan & Woodsides (IHU18N17020 1990.634)

McCartan & Woodsides 1981.547

Donaghadee

Angus&Son; & McConkey 2039.631,

Angus&Son; & McConkey 2036.002,

D & K McCutcheon 2029.274

 

Dundonald B C T Foulis & Gill (IHU19N04888)2065.688

J Young & Ptnrs 2051.721

M Foulis (IHU19N04414)2047.055

Killyleagh Central Gordon Bros & Sons (GB18C12347)1980.183

McComb Bros 1973.502, Gordon Bros & Sons 1959.861

Millisle J Rankin 2016.668, R Strain & Son 1981.516, J.& J Hollinger 1941.307

Newtownbreda B Hogg & Sons 2032.913, T Marshall & Son 1909.506

B Hogg & Sons 1904.199

Portavogie R & G Thompson 2034.856

R & G Thompson (IHU19N00913) 1996.552

R & G Thompson (IHU19N00934) 1980.322

 

East Down2bird News

2nd Tullamore

JIM Tumelty

1st J Tumelty 1067 (11th Open EDC)

2nd J Patterson 1053 pools £24

3rd Mr & Mrs S Brown 1041

4th Gordon Bros & sons 1038 pools £18

5th R Irwin 1017 pools £12

6th K& B Mc Conaghie & son 1014 pools £6

7th T Smith 1013

8th Cowan & Mc Cartney 985

9th N Lynas 976

10th D Hamilton & son 971

11th H Ballantyne & son 959

12th A Gregg 955

Horse & Jockey

Mark Foulis

1st M Foulis 1831.793 (9th open EDC)

2nd K&B Mc Conaghie & son 1831.561 pools £21 60 (10th open EDC)

3rd M Mc Cabe 1830

4th B Hogg & sons 1808 pools £16 20

5th G Lyttle 1802

6th Cousins Mc Conaghie & albert 1793 pools £10 80

7th P Wylie 1766 pools £5 40

8th C&D Smyth & sons 1751

9th D Shaw 1746

10th Mackey & Lockhart 1744

11th H Mc Veigh 1743 .92

12th D K Mc Cutcheon 1743.28

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This weekend the Combine have two races scheduled the Skibbereen Classic and the first cross channel race from Talbenny but once again the weather forecast is far from promising. However, the Young Bird programme is planned to go ahead as scheduled commencing on July 25th which means it will be one week later than the original schedule but hopefully will be able to go ahead unhindered.