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East Down Combine News - 06-08-21

East Down Combine News

with Clifford Browne 

GORDONS TAKE TOP 9 FROM TULLAMORE

Saturday 31st July saw the East Down Combine in Tullamore for the 3rd Young Bird race of the season and it was the East coast clubs of Cloughey and Portavogie which had the Lion’s share of the early places . That said a look around the club results shows a wide range of velocities and such was the erratic nature of the race that for this week as I write this the Combine Committee have opted to go to the slightly shorter racepoint of Mullingar instead of the scheduled Tullamore, but back to last weeks race . The birds were released at 9.15am into a NW wind and it was Cloughey’s Gordon Bros & Sons who took the first 9 Open and East section places with the birds arriving together . The winner is A Mealy Cock winning 1st open EDC and he is Dirk van den Bulck bloodlines of OLYMPIC KITTEL 006.

06 08 21 1st Open Tullamore

The Blue wf hen. was 3rd open EDC , and she was also 17th open Navan. Also in the first 3 races she has won 2x1st and 1x3rd in the EDC 2 bird club, and 3 times winner of single bird nom. She is a granddaughter of Leo Heremans 030.

06 08 21 3rd Open Tullamore

Harper & Young also Cloughey were 10th open with the Rooney family in Annalong slipping in one for 11th before Harper & Young had 5 more arrive to take the next five places.

06 08 21 Drew Harper

The Belmont club have enjoyed a great season with the Combine and it was the loft of D & L Jackson & dtrs which topped the West section followed by Jim Young & ptnrs of Dundonald with Newtownbreda’s Tom Marshall & son 3rd The full result was;

East Down Combine

31/07/2021 1st Tullamore Open

100 Members Sent: 3367 Birds in a North West Wind

Pos

Name Club Velocity

1 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1397.981

2 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1397.671

3 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1397.207

4 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1396.433

5 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1396.278

6 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1396.278

7 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1396.124

8 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1396.124

9 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1395.815

10 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1382.479

11 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1357.506

12 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1339.363

13 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1339.227

14 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1338.955

15 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1337.868

16 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1337.190

17 Ambrose & Kelly Portavogie 1335.236

18 Ambrose & Kelly Portavogie 1335.236

19 Ambrose & Kelly Portavogie 1334.829

20 M Adair & Sons Cloughey HPS 1331.961

21 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1325.126

22 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1321.924

23 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1320.846

24 C & H Cully Cloughey HPS 1316.843

25 P Byrne & Son Crossgar HPS 1311.111

26 P Byrne & Son Crossgar HPS 1306.262

27 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1302.320

28 C & H Cully Cloughey HPS 1301.000

29 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1299.994

30 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1299.726

31 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1299.458

32 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1299.324

33 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1299.324

34 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1299.299

35 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1298.923

36 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1298.789

37 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1297.705

38 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1294.785

39 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1294.499

40 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1294.366

West Section

37 Members Sent:1242 Birds in a North West Wind

1 D & L Jackson & Dtrs Belmont RPC 1252.865

2 J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1250.415

3 T Marshall & Son Newtownbreda HPS 1248.952

4 S Casement & Son Newtownbreda HPS 1246.827

5 K & B McConaghie & Son Ballylesson HPS 1244.476

6 K & B McConaghie & Son Ballylesson HPS 1243.711

7 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1242.366

8 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1221.026

9 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1220.416

10 P & C Johnston Ballylesson HPS 1206.465

11 A & A Cheevers Crossgar HPS 1200.158

12 P & C McComb Killyleagh Central HPS 1198.283

13 Ian Hawthorne Dundonald HPS 1186.797

14 T Horner & Sons Crossgar HPS 1185.032

15 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1180.861

16 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1178.353

17 Myles,Kincaid,McCann&Auld Dundonald HPS 1174.664

18 Myles,Kincaid,McCann&Auld Dundonald HPS 1172.945

19 T Marshall & Son Newtownbreda HPS 1169.828

20 J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1169.166

East Section

63 Members Sent: 2125 Birds in a North West Wind

1 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1397.981

2 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1397.671

3 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1397.207

4 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1396.433

5 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1396.278

6 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1396.278

7 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1396.124

8 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1396.124

9 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1395.815

10 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1382.479

11 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1357.506

12 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1339.363

13 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1339.227

14 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1338.955

15 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1337.868

16 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1337.190

17 Ambrose & Kelly Portavogie 1335.236

18 Ambrose & Kelly Portavogie 1335.236

19 Ambrose & Kelly Portavogie 1334.829

20 M Adair & Sons Cloughey HPS 1331.961

Open (Nominated)

Position

Member

Club

Velocity

Points

1

Ambrose & Kelly

IHU21N19318

Portavogie

1335.236

20

2

P Byrne & Son

GB21A22597

Crossgar H P S

1311.111

19

3

Ambrose & Kelly

IHU21N19360

Portavogie

1293.075

-

4

Mrs E Wynn & Dtr

GB21V27529

Downpatrick Premier

1271.834

18

5

M Reid

GB21D00956

Portavogie

1234.629

17

6

J Keenan & Sons

IHU21N19365

Portavogie

1222.709

16

7

P & C Johnston

IHU21N00814

Ballylesson HPS

1206.465

15

8

D Shaw

IHU21N05762

Bangor RPC

1204.626

14

9

D Shaw

IHU21N05778

Bangor RPC

1188.805

-

10

Ambrose & Kelly

IHU21N19355

Portavogie

1185.124

-

11

T Horner & Sons

GB21P30678

Crossgar H P S

1185.032

13

12

J Orr & Son

IHU21N15898

Ballywalter SPC

1181.459

12

13

A&A Cheevers

IHU21N02907

Crossgar H P S

1162.539

11

14

J Young & Ptnrs

IHU21N06658

Dundonald HPS

1153.918

10

15

F Gilmore

IHU21N07004

Comber Social HPS

1134.194

9

16

P Wylie

IHU21N06620

Belmont

1124.85

8

17

P Trimble & G/Son

IHU21N16819

Annalong HPS

1116.752

7

18

L McCavery

IHU21N16903

Annalong HPS

1107.084

6

19

Mackey & Lockhart

IHU21N00019

Ballylesson HPS

1098.241

5

20

J T Palmer

IHU21N15812

Ballywalter SPC

1075.058

4

East (Nominated)

Position

Member

Club

Velocity

Points

1

Ambrose & Kelly

IHU21N19318

Portavogie

1335.236

10

2

P Byrne & Son

GB21A22597

Crossgar H P S

1311.111

9

3

Ambrose & Kelly

IHU21N19360

Portavogie

1293.075

-

4

Mrs E Wynn & Dtr

GB21V27529

Downpatrick Premier

1271.834

8

5

M Reid

GB21D00956

Portavogie

1234.629

7

6

J Keenan & Sons

IHU21N19365

Portavogie

1222.709

6

7

D Shaw

IHU21N05762

Bangor RPC

1204.626

5

8

D Shaw

IHU21N05778

Bangor RPC

1188.805

-

9

Ambrose & Kelly

IHU21N19355

Portavogie

1185.124

-

10

J Orr & Son

IHU21N15898

Ballywalter SPC

1181.459

4

West (Nominated)

Position

Member

Club

Velocity

Points

1

P & C Johnston

IHU21N00814

Ballylesson HPS

1206.465

10

2

T Horner & Sons

GB21P30678

Crossgar H P S

1185.032

9

3

A&A Cheevers

IHU21N02907

Crossgar H P S

1162.539

8

4

J Young & Ptnrs

IHU21N06658

Dundonald HPS

1153.918

7

5

P Wylie

IHU21N06620

Belmont

1124.85

6

6

Mackey & Lockhart

IHU21N00019

Ballylesson HPS

1098.241

5

7

Mackey & Lockhart

IHU21N14381

Ballylesson HPS

930.203

-

8

Mackey & Lockhart

IHU21N14352

Ballylesson HPS

851.627

-

9

H Ballantyne & Son

IHU21N17588

Ballylesson HPS

775.659

4

10

Bailie & Smyth

IHU21N17578

Ballylesson HPS

748.982

3

Around the Combine Clubs

Annalong

K .Rooney,Son & Dtr 1357.506 , K .Rooney,Son & Dtr 1321.924

J Trimble & G/Son 1292.267

06 08 21 Rooney smyth

Annsborough Melville & Son 1007.328 , J Melville & Son 917.205 ,

J Melville & Son 887.354

Ballylesson 8 members sent 209 birds, P & C Johnston 1206

Mackey & Lockhart 1098 ,Mackey & Lockhart 930

Ballywalter S Regan 1197.705 , J Orr & Son IHU21N15898 1181.459

J & J Hollinger 1113.352

06 08 21 2020 winner    06 08 21 2021 winner

Bangor D Shaw IHU21N05762 1204.626 , D Shaw IHU21N05778 1188.805

Lambert & Stewart 1178.537

Belmont D & L Jackson & Dtrs 1252.86 , P Wylie 1158.52

W & R Evans & Leahy 1142.77

Cloughey

Gordon Bros & Sons 1397.981 , Gordon Bros & Sons 1397.671

Gordon Bros & Sons 1397.207

Comber F Gilmore IHU21N07004 1134.194 , J Crockard & Son 1132.747

J Crockard & Son 1090.639

Crossgar P Byrne & Son GB21A22597 1311.111 , P Byrne & Son 1306.262

P Byrne & Son 1249.28

Donaghadee

D & K McCutcheon 1253.707 , Ferguson & Wilkinson 1221.585

A & P Trimble & Sons 1198.064

DownpatrickPremier R Connolly 1284.698 , R Connolly 1284.276

Mrs E Wynn & Dtr GB21V27529 1271.834

Dundonald J Young & Ptnrs 1250.415 , Cowan & McCartney 1242.366

I Hawthorne 1186.797

Dundrum S Foster Connor & Parry 1281.775 , S Foster Connor & Parry 1229.868 S Foster Connor & Parry 1128.769

Killyleagh Central Gordon Bros & Sons 1299.299 ,

Gordon Bros & Sons 1294.499 , Gordon Bros & Sons 1294.366

Millisle A & E Muckle 1057.325 ,R Strain & Son 974.253

R & S Malcomson 936.587

Newtownbreda 1 T Marshall & Son 1248.949 2 S Casement & Son 1246.827

K & B McConaghie & Son 1244.476

Portavogie Ambrose & Kelly IHU21N19318 1335.236

Ambrose & Kelly 1335.236 3 Ambrose & Kelly 1334.829

06 08 21 Ken Ambrose

East Down2bird News

2nd Navan

40 members sent 80 birds

1st Gordon bros & sons 1268 .042 pools £10 nom £30

2nd C & H Cully 1235.399 pools £7 50

3rd C & H Cully 1235.202 pools £5

4th Myles Kincaid Mc Cann & Auld 1213.370 pools £2 50

5th R Moore & son 1187.310

6th J Mc Greevy 1145.691

7th R J Conlane 1140.88

8th P Wylie 1123.62

9th R Moore & son 1079.275

10th R Christie 1074.839

11th J Trimble & g/son 1065.590

12th A Gregg 1056.90

Good selecting by C& H Cully who got both their entries together for 2nd & 3rd also R Moore & son who have both their birds in the top twelve .

SAM REGAN AND SAM DUKE WIN THE 2021 MERITORIOUS AWARDS

In 2020 Ballywalter’s Sam Regan won the cocks Meritorious award for Talbenny , Bude and Penzance this year he won the Hen’s award with Combine Secretary Sam Duke winning the medal for the cock bird . Sam Regan has forwarded on some details of his two winners Both pigeons have had the same channel club performances each winning Talbenny and Bude and second from Penzance and are home bred in Sam’s Shoreline lofts they are Cattrysse cross and include Lambrecht blood which came from his very good friends of many years David and Eirlys Jones from Llandudno in North Wales and Sam extends his thanks to them both for the many great pigeons he has received from them over this time. Also Sam extends his congratulations to Sam and Karen Duke on winning the 2021 award for the cock bird . Sam is the East Down Combine 's very hard working Secretary and also treasurer , a great worker for the organisation and a worthy winner.

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Well that’s it for this week as I said at the start a programme change this week to Mullingar and the weather looks set to be changeable this week end.