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East Down Combine News - 22-07-21

East Down Combine News  

with Clifford Browne 

HARPER & YOUNG START YB SEASON IN STYLE

The 2021 young bird season got underway on July 17th with the first race from Navan on what turned out to be a record day temperature wise with the hottest temperature in the UK being in the East Down Combine area at the now famous Ballywatticock not too far from the clubs on the NE coast of the Combine and it was to one of these clubs, Cloughey ,that the Open winners were recorded .

With very high temperatures expected the Combine officials had the birds away into a very light NW wind at 7am before the heat built up and whilst the leading birds were recording velocities in the 1500’s some of the later arrivals came in later in the day when it was not quite so warm.

The East Section coastal clubs had all the early positions ,in fact the East section took all the Open places with Cloughey’s Harper & Young taking the top 7 Open places plus 10th open

Harper Young 22 07 21

with the Portavogie partnership of Robert & Glenn Thompson 8th & 9th open

glenn Thompson 22 07 21

with Jim & Ronnie Young having the next 3 at 11th ,12th & 13th open .

Jim Ronnie Young 22 07 21

With the East section claiming the open places the best of the West went to the Killyleagh Central partnership of P & C McComb

P C McComb 22 07 21

followed by B Hogg & Sons with Belmont’s Albert Gregg having a particularly good race .

The full Open ,section & nominated results was :

East Down Combine

17/07/2021 1st Navan YB1

76 Members Sent: 2509 Birds in a Light North West Wind

Pos

Name Club Velocity

1 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1523.436

2 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1522.537

3 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1522.237

4 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1521.340

5 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1521.041

6 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1520.742

7 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1520.443

8 R & G Thompson Portavogie 1518.350

9 R & G Thompson Portavogie 1518.350

10 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1514.492

11 J & R Young Portavogie 1514.065

12 J & R Young Portavogie 1514.065

13 J & R Young Portavogie 1513.180

14 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1502.671

15 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1502.391

16 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1499.816

17 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1499.525

18 J & R Young Portavogie 1499.456

19 J & R Young Portavogie 1499.456

20 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1497.679

21 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1497.330

22 C & H Cully Cloughey HPS 1496.043

23 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1487.414

24 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1486.762

25 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1485.563

26 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1480.522

27 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1478.204

28 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1477.899

29 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1477.865

30 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1476.974

31 J Trimble & G/Son Annalong HPS 1475.404

32 J Trimble & G/Son Annalong HPS 1474.381

33 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1471.432

34 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1470.429

35 Ambrose & Kelly Portavogie 1469.193

36 Ambrose & Kelly Portavogie 1468.352

37 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1465.933

38 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1460.969

39 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1459.980

40 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1458.499

West Section

26 Members Sent: 722 Birds in a Light North West Wind

1 P & C McComb Killyleagh Central HPS 1390.299

2 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1370.796

3 Albert Greg Belmont RPC 1364.143

4 Albert Greg Belmont RPC 1363.645

5 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1363.023

6 Albert Greg Belmont RPC 1362.401

7 Albert Greg Belmont RPC 1362.153

8 Albert Greg Belmont RPC 1359.180

9 Albert Greg Belmont RPC 1358.932

10 Albert Greg Belmont RPC 1358.438

11 W & R Evans & Leahy Belmont RPC 1351.401

12 W & R Evans & Leahy Belmont RPC 1350.175

13 S Casement & Son Newtownbreda HPS 1350.075

14 R & J Conlane Belmont RPC 1347.736

15 R & J Conlane Belmont RPC 1334.924

16 R & J Conlane Belmont RPC 1334.684

17 C & D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1330.160

18 B Anderson Belmont RPC 1323.607

19 Albert Greg Belmont RPC 1321.674

20 Albert Greg Belmont RPC 1321.440

East Section

50 Members Sent: 1787 Birds in a Light North West Wind

1 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1523.436

2 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1522.537

3 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1522.237

4 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1521.340

5 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1521.041

6 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1520.742

7 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1520.443

8 R & G Thompson Portavogie 1518.350

9 R & G Thompson Portavogie 1518.350

10 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1514.492

11 J & R Young Portavogie 1514.065

12 J & R Young Portavogie 1514.065

13 J & R Young Portavogie 1513.180

14 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1502.671

15 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1502.391

16 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1499.816

17 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1499.525

18 J & R Young Portavogie 1499.456

19 J & R Young Portavogie 1499.456

20 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1497.679

Open (Nominated)

Position

Member

Club

Velocity

Points

1

J & R Young

IHU21N19046

Portavogie

1514.065

20

2

J Trimble & G/Son

IHU21N16707

Annalong HPS

1475.404

19

3

Ambrose & Kelly

IHU21N19359

Portavogie

1468.352

18

4

K .Rooney,Son & Dtr

GB21A22622

Annalong HPS

1459.98

17

5

J Newell

IHU21N16513

Annalong HPS

1397.927

16

6

W McMaster & Son

IHU21N15668

Ballywalter SPC

1368.852

15

7

D Shaw

IHU21N05778

Bangor RPC

1362.465

14

8

A Gregg

IHU21N02440

Belmont

1358.93

13

9

S Regan

IHU21N07327

Ballywalter SPC

1355.784

12

10

R & J Conlane

IHU21N10701

Belmont

1347.73

11

11

R & J Conlane

IHU21N10702

Belmont

1334.92

-

12

J Orr & Son

IHU21N15881

Ballywalter SPC

1334.883

10

13

A Gregg

IHU21N02417

Belmont

1321.44

-

14

W & R Evans & Leahy

GB21H24552

Belmont

1310.02

9

15

R & J Conlane

IHU21N10703

Belmont

1294.3

-

16

W McMaster & Son

IHU21N15667

Ballywalter SPC

1291.653

-

17

J Orr & Son

IHU21N15892

Ballywalter SPC

1291.292

-

18

T Horner & Sons

IHU21N12733

Crossgar H P S

1285.233

8

19

T Horner & Sons

GB21P30641

Crossgar H P S

1282.499

-

20

Cowan & McCartney

IHU21N11637

Dundonald HPS

1272.91

7

East (Nominated)

Position

Member

Club

Velocity

Points

1

J & R Young

IHU21N19046

Portavogie

1514.065

10

2

J Trimble & G/Son

IHU21N16707

Annalong HPS

1475.404

9

3

Ambrose & Kelly

IHU21N19359

Portavogie

1468.352

8

4

K .Rooney,Son & Dtr

GB21A22622

Annalong HPS

1459.98

7

5

J Newell

IHU21N16513

Annalong HPS

1397.927

6

6

W McMaster & Son

IHU21N15668

Ballywalter SPC

1368.852

5

7

D Shaw

IHU21N05778

Bangor RPC

1362.465

4

8

S Regan

IHU21N07327

Ballywalter SPC

1355.784

3

9

J Orr & Son

IHU21N15881

Ballywalter SPC

1334.883

2

10

W McMaster & Son

IHU21N15667

Ballywalter SPC

1291.653

-

West (Nominated)

Position

Member

Club

Velocity

Points

1

A Gregg

IHU21N02440

Belmont

1358.93

10

2

R & J Conlane

IHU21N10701

Belmont

1347.73

9

3

R & J Conlane

IHU21N10702

Belmont

1334.92

-

4

A Gregg

IHU21N02417

Belmont

1321.44

-

5

W & R Evans & Leahy

GB21H24552

Belmont

1310.02

8

6

R & J Conlane

IHU21N10703

Belmont

1294.3

-

7

T Horner & Sons

IHU21N12733

Crossgar H P S

1285.233

7

8

T Horner & Sons

GB21P30641

Crossgar H P S

1282.499

-

9

Cowan & McCartney

IHU21N11637

Dundonald HPS

1272.91

6

10

P & C McComb

GB21S22140

Crossgar H P S

1248.821

5

 

 

Around the Combine Clubs

Annalong

K .Rooney,Son & Dtr 1480.522 ,K .Rooney,Son & Dtr 1476.974

J Trimble & G/Son IHU21N16707 1475.404

Ballylesson 4 members sent 54 birds C & D Smyth & sons 1330.160

C & D Smyth & sons 1239.056 , C & D Smyth & sons 1191.156

Ballywalter W McMaster & Son, IHU21N15668 1368.852

S Regan IHU21N07327 1355.784 , S Regan 1355.101

Bangor

D Shaw IHU21N05778 1362.465 , Lambert & Stewart 1353.867

D Shaw 1338.954

Belmont A Gregg 1364.14 , A Gregg 1363.64 , A Gregg 1362.4

Cloughey

Harper & Young 1523.448 , Harper & Young 1522.549

Harper & Young 1522.249

Comber

G Lyttle 1300.589 , G Lyttle 1251.625 , F Gilmore 1201.889

Crossgar P & C McComb 1390.299 , T Horner & Sons IHU21N12733 1285.233

T Horner & Sons 1284.984

Donaghadee

A & P Trimble & Sons 1376.201 , D & K McCutcheon 1339.446

D & K McCutcheon 1338.811

DownpatrickPremier F Black & Sons IHU21N15041 1268.857

F Black & Sons 1140.681 , D McNabb & Ptrs 1130.771

Dundonald J Young & Ptnrs 1314.966 ,J Young & Ptnrs 1314.966

J Young & Ptnrs 1313.379

Dundrum S Foster Connor & Parry 1225.185 , S Foster Connor & Parry 1215.93 S Foster Connor & Parry 1212.428

Killyleagh Central Gordon Bros & Sons 1502.391 ,

Gordon Bros & Sons 1497.679 ,Gordon Bros & Sons 1487.414

Millisle A & E Muckle IHU21N14570 1193.93 , A & E Muckle 1193.76 ,

A & E Muckle 1072.84

Newtownbreda B Hogg & Sons 1370.796 , B Hogg & Sons 1363.023

S Casement & Son 1350.075

Portavogie R & G Thompson 1518.35 , R & G Thompson 1518.35

J & R Young IHU21N19046 1514.065

 

East Down2bird News

At the end of the old Bird season the Old Bird trophy winners are.

OLD BIRD INLAND AVERAGE J Patterson

O/B SKIBBEREEN CLASSIC Lambert & Stewart

MALLOW CLASSIC Cowan & McCartney

1ST CHANNEL RACE K Rooney &son & dtr

2ND CHANNEL RACE Mr& Mrs S Brown

3RD CHANNEL RACE McLoughlin Bros

O/B CHANNEL AVERAGE McLoughlin Bros

O/B COMBINED AVERAGE Mr & Mrs S Brown

O/B OF THE YEAR R Moore & son

ST.MALO O/B DERBY McLoughlin Bros

O/B K/O McLoughlin Bros

Congratulations to all on their 2 bird success .

Points positions in the various leagues at the end of the Old Bird racing was;

LEAGUE A R MOORE & SON 14 POINTS

B HOGG& SONS 12 POINTS

R IRWIN 12 POINTS

I A COUSINS & M ALBERT 10 POINTS

M FOULIS 10 POINTS

J KIRK & SONS 10 POINTS

D L JACKSON&DTRS 8 POINTS

COWAN & MCCARTNEY 8 POINTS

J TRIMBLE &G/SON ZACK 6 POINTS

 

LEAGUE B M/M S BROWN 12 POINTS

S & K DUKE 10 POINTS

MCLOUGHLIN BROS 10 POINTS

C HEALY 10 POINTS

J YOUNG & PTNRS 10 POINTS

PALMER,MCKAY&GRAHAM 10 POINTS

GILLESPIE BROS 8 POINTS

G LYTTLE 8 POINTS

YOUNG MCCORMICK &ANGUS 8 POINTS

C&D SMYTH& SONS 6 POINTS

C&H CULLY 6 POINTS

LEAGUE C J T`PALMER 12 POINTS

R J CONLANE 12 POINTS

A & A CHEEVERS 12 POINTS

J GALBRAITH & SON 10 POINTS

MYLES,KINCAID,AULD &

MCCANN 10 POINTS

J & J HOLLINGER 10 POINTS

J & R YOUNG 8 POINTS

F GILMORE 8 POINTS

L & R BARR 6 POINTS

K ROONEY,SON & DTR 6 POINTS

A GREGG 6 POINTS

LEAGUE D J MCGREEVY 12 POINTS

P WYLIE 12 POINTS

R RUSSELL & SON 10 POINTS

T SMYTH 8 POINTS

T HORNER& SONS 8 POINTS

B CHRISTIE 8 POINTS

C BROWNE 6 POINTS

D & N CARLILE 6 POINTS

 

Racing continues this week with the second race from Navan and again temperatures are to be high ,although slightly lower than the record breaking temperatures of the past week .