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East Down Combine News 04-10-19

East Down Combine News

with Clifford Browne

East Down2bird News


The East Down 2bird club concluded another successful season in 2019 and the following were the prize winners for the season, and we will have more on this at the Dinner & Prize-giving which will be held once again in the Temple Golf Club and the date is Friday 31/1/2020 .

Starting with the league winners who were,

League A Mc Comb Bros 30 Points

League B Harper & Young 26 Points

League C K & B Mc Conaghie & Son Points 26

League D Mackey & Lockhart Points 30

League E Cowan & Mc Cartney Points 32 with the points cup (Gibson Cup )


The other Cups and Trophies were won as follows;

Old Bird Inland Avg.- Cowan & Mc Cartney

Old Bird Skibbereen Derby -G Lyttle

Mallow Classic -Harper & Young

Old Bird Channel Ave- Ambrose & Kelly

Old Bird Combine Avg.-Cowan & Mc Cartney

1st Channel Race Cup -Mackey & Lockhart

2nd Channel Race Cup- Mc Cartan & Woodsides

Penzance Cup -J Trimble & Son

St Malo O/B Derby -H Ballantyne & Son

O/B of the year- R Moore & Son

O/B Bird K/O -Ambrose & Kelly

1st Skibbereen Y/B Derby -J Young & Ptrs

2nd Skibbereen Y/B Derby - Cowan & Mc Cartney

Talbenny Y/B Derby -J Patterson

2nd Thurles -Gillespie Bros

50th Anniversary Cup -R Moore & Son

Young Bird Avg- Cousins Mc Conaghie & Albert

Y/B of the year -J Trimble & Son

Combine Avg -Cowan & Mc Cartney

Best Avg O/B Derby & 2Y/B Derbies -K&B Mc Conaghie & Son



EDC 2Bird O/B Gold Ring Fermoy

1st R Moore & Son £40

2nd J&R Young £24

3rd R Moore & Son £16

EDC 2Bird Y/B Gold Ring Fermoy

1st Cowan & Mc Cartney £80

2nd Myles Kincaid Mc Cann & Auld £48

3rd Brown & Mc Connell £32

Congratulations to all the winners and as I said we will have more on this after the dinner and prize distribution .The other date for the diary is that of the 2 bird AGM which is on Monday 10/2/2020 in the war Memorial Hall Crossgar .


Bill Millen

Once again it is my sad duty to report the death of another stalwart of the East Down Combine Bill Millen who raced in the Ballylesson club in partnership with his brother as Millen Brothers . To his brother and Bill’s daughters and the wider family circle we extend our deepest sympathy at this sad time .