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East Down Combine Skibereen 28-05-19

 

 

EAST DOWN COMBINE

Reports by Clifford Browne

 

Gordons 1st Open Skibbereen Derby

 

The East Down Combine birds competing in the Joe Ringland Skibbereen Classic left for Skibbereen on Friday 17th May with the race scheduled for Saturday May 18th which saw the weather in the East of the country unsuitable for a race so the birds were held until Sunday morning when they were released at 8am into a light NW wind.

 

The Cloughey lofts of Gordon Bros & Sons are enjoying a great season and follow on from their recent successes by winning the Skibbereen Derby with a blue chq cock which 2 weeks previously had won 11th open EDC Fermoy and was racing on roundabout. As a young bird he won 39th open Roscrea 7021 birds. He is from the Gordons Wynants pigeons and is a grandson on their NO1 pair.

 

The runners up from Skibbereen are the Annalong partnership of John Trimble & Son who also win 6th open and this is another loft in top form having already been 4th open Mallow again being runners up to the Gordons, 14th open Fermoy and 3rd open Thurles.

 

 

In 3rd spot it is the Killyleagh partnership of P & C McComb who top the West section and for comparative newcomers are making their presence felt whilst at 4th open and 2nd West section it is the Newtownbreda partnership of T Marshall & son.

 

 

 

The top six is completed by Downpatrick’s Phillip & Courtney McCullough.

 

The following is the full result of Skibbereen:

 


East Down Combine
18/05/2019 Skibbereen Classic Derby / Classic 76 Members Sent: 927 Birds in a Light North West Wind

Pools

Pos Name Club Velocity Section Pool Total Grand Total

1 E1 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1339.102 £0.00 £134.13

2 E2 J Trimble & Son Annalong HPS 1335.833 a A £97.50 £183.84

3 W1 P & C McComb Killyleagh Central HPS 1330.529 £0.00 £86.60

4 W2 T Marshall & Son Newtownbreda HPS 1326.661 £0.00 £69.28

5 E3 P McCullough & Dtr Downpatrick Premier 1322.771 £0.00 £49.76

6 E4 J Trimble & Son Annalong HPS 1313.339 a A £68.20 £106.37

7 W3 McCartan & Woodsides Crossgar HPS 1312.982 £0.00 £46.96

8 E5 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1310.416 ab AB £178.60 £214.58

9 E6 McComb Bros Killyleagh Central HPS 1304.868 £0.00 £35.98

10 W4 McCartan & Woodsides Crossgar HPS 1304.669 AB £64.20 £103.84

11 E7 R & G Thompson Portavogie 1303.985 £0.00 £28.98

12 E8 P McCullough & Dtr Downpatrick Premier 1297.578 £0.00 £26.78

13 E9 G Lyttle Comber Social 1295.634 ab ABC £160.22 £187.00

14 E10 R & G Thompson Portavogie 1295.006 £0.00 £26.78

15 W5 W & L Robinson Hillfoot HPS 1285.075 £0.00 £30.20

16 W6 McCartan & Woodsides Crossgar HPS 1284.179 ab n ABC N £200.11 £230.31

17 W7 R.Irwin Dundonald HPS 1283.359 a A £29.06 £59.26

18 E11 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1282.489 £0.00 £26.78

19 W8 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1282.290 £0.00 £27.76

20 E12 McComb Bros Killyleagh Central HPS 1278.111 £0.00 £26.78

21 W9 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1275.270 £0.00 £19.76

22 W10 C & D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1274.116 a £16.38 £36.14

23 E13 R.Strain & Son Millisle & District HPS 1268.265 £0.00 £16.95

24 W11 R.Irwin Dundonald HPS 1267.686 a A £19.70 £39.46

25 W12 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1267.640 ab ABC £85.78 £105.54

26 E14 McComb Bros Killyleagh Central HPS 1267.074 £0.00 £16.95

27 W13 J Kirk & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1263.476 £0.00 £17.32

28 W14 McCartan & Woodsides Crossgar HPS 1262.836 ab ABC £63.09 £80.41

29 E15 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1261.452 £0.00 £16.95

30 W15 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1260.390 £0.00 £17.32

31 E16 Cully & Monan Cloughey HPS 1260.156 b £34.16 £49.11

32 E17 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1259.620 ab n AB N £116.80 £131.75

33 W16 B C T Foulis & Gill Dundonald HPS 1259.310 £0.00 £15.32

34 W17 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1258.336 N £20.00 £35.32

35 W18 J Kirk & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1257.936 £0.00 £15.32

36 W19 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1257.785 £0.00 £14.10

37 E18 J Crossan Downpatrick Premier 1256.265 ab £29.02 £43.97

38 E19 Cully & Monan Cloughey HPS 1253.391 b n £31.40 £44.89

39 E20 C McManus & Dtr Crossgar HPS 1252.624 £0.00 £13.49

40 W20 J Kirk & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1247.975 A £8.00 £22.10

 

Remainder Pools

S & K Duke Crossgar HPS 1245.489 b B £22.60 £22.60

B & J Donnan Portavogie 1245.378 a £9.50 £9.50

F Gilmore Comber Social 1245.111 ab £21.70 £21.70

McCartan & Woodsides Crossgar HPS 1239.381 B £10.40 £10.40

S Casement & Son Ballylesson HPS 1234.536 ab n B £42.65 £42.65

R.Irwin Dundonald HPS 1231.768 b B £21.28 £21.28

Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1229.537 ab BC £45.96 £45.96

W & N Cully Portavogie 1228.599 ab £21.70 £21.70

Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1228.242 ab £12.65 £12.65

S Casement & Son Ballylesson HPS 1224.696 ab £12.65 £12.65

McCartan & Woodsides Crossgar HPS 1223.254 ab C £20.57 £20.57

Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1221.662 b £6.80 £6.80

Mrs E Wynn & Dtr Downpatrick Premier 1220.222 C £7.92 £7.92

Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1190.359 C £7.92 £7.92

W & N Cully Portavogie 1185.692 C £7.92 £7.92

S Casement & Son Ballylesson HPS 1184.665 b £6.80 £6.80

McCartan & Woodsides Crossgar HPS 1171.886 C £7.92 £7.92

W & L Robinson Hillfoot HPS 1168.513 C £7.92 £7.92

W & L Robinson Hillfoot HPS 1153.976 C £7.92 £7.92

 

Open (Nominated)

Position

Member

Club

Velocity

Points

1

P McCullough & Dtr

IHU18N10923

Downpatrick Premier

1297.5

20

2

G Lyttle

IHU17N20632

Comber Social HPS

1295.4

19

3

R & G Thompson

IHU18N10147

Portavogie

1295.0

18

4

M Foulis

IHU17N08014

Dundonald HPS

1282.2

17

5

McComb Bros

IHU17N24645

Killyleagh Central HPS

1278.1

16

6

R Irwin

IHU16N05723

Dundonald HPS

1267.6

15

7

McCartan & Woodsides

IHU18N17079

Crossgar H P S

1262.8

14

8

Cowan & McCartney

IHU18N18356

Dundonald HPS

1260.3

13

9

Cully & Monan

IHU18N13745

Cloughey HPS

1260.2

12

10

Cully & Monan

IHU18N13520

Cloughey HPS

1253.4

-

11

J Kirk & Son

IHU16N09177

Ballylesson HPS

1247.9

10

12

B & J Donnan

IHU15N10519

Portavogie

1245.4

9

13

F Gilmore

IHU17N20347

Comber Social HPS

1245.1

8

14

McCartan & Woodsides

IHU17N04052

Crossgar H P S

1239.3

-

15

S Casement & Son

GB18H36004

Ballylesson HPS

1234.5

6

16

J Newell

IHU18N01805

Annalong HPS

1233.1

5

17

McComb Bros

GB16R10941

Killyleagh Central HPS

1230.9

-

18

W & N Cully

GB18A08684

Portavogie

1228.5

3

19

Cousins McConaghie & Albert

GB18H41796

Ballylesson HPS

1223.9

2

20

McCartan & Woodsides

IHU16N16010

Crossgar H P S

1223.2

-

 

East (Nominated)

Position

Member

Club

Velocity

Points

1

P McCullough & Dtr

IHU18N10923

Downpatrick Premier

1297.57

10

2

G Lyttle

IHU17N20632

Comber Social HPS

1295.44

9

3

R & G Thompson

IHU18N10147

Portavogie

1295.00

8

4

McComb Bros

IHU17N24645

Killyleagh Central HPS

1278.11

7

5

Cully & Monan

IHU18N13745

Cloughey HPS

1260.21

6

6

Cully & Monan

IHU18N13520

Cloughey HPS

1253.44

-

7

B & J Donnan

IHU15N10519

Portavogie

1245.43

4

8

F Gilmore

IHU17N20347

Comber Social HPS

1245.11

3

9

J Newell

IHU18N01805

Annalong HPS

1233.12

2

10

McComb Bros

GB16R10941

Killyleagh Central HPS

1230.94

-

 

West (Nominated)

Position

Member

Club

Velocity

Points

1

M Foulis

IHU17N08014

Dundonald HPS

1282.29

10

2

R Irwin

IHU16N05723

Dundonald HPS

1267.68

9

3

McCartan & Woodsides

IHU18N17079

Crossgar H P S

1262.83

8

4

Cowan & McCartney

IHU18N18356

Dundonald HPS

1260.39

7

5

J Kirk & Son

IHU16N09177

Ballylesson HPS

1247.91

6

6

McCartan & Woodsides

IHU17N04052

Crossgar H P S

1239.38

-

7

S Casement & Son

GB18H36004

Ballylesson HPS

1234.53

4

8

Cousins McConaghie & Albert

GB18H41796

Ballylesson HPS

1223.95

3

9

McCartan & Woodsides

IHU16N16010

Crossgar H P S

1223.25

-

10

Cowan & McCartney

GB17D42426

Dundonald HPS

1222.16

-

Around the Combine Clubs

With Skibbereen being a Derby race not all clubs record a top twelve as not everyone returns their clocks, those that I have are:

Annalong J Trimble & Son 1335.833, J Trimble & Son 1313.339,

J Newell (IHU18N01805 )1233.123

Annsborough 1 D Croskery & Son 1223.199

Ballylesson C& D Smyth & sons 1274, J Patterson 1267 J Kirk & sons 1263

Ballywalter S Regan 1220.029, S Regan 1106.861,

W McMaster & Son 1075.253

Bangor R Moore & Son 1310.416, R Moore & Son 1259.62

Cloughey Gordon Bros & Sons 1339.102, Harper & Young 1282.546,

Harper & Young 1261.507

Comber G Lyttle (IHU17N20632) 1295.444, W & L Robinson 1285.075,

F Gilmore (IHU17N20347 )1245.111

 

Crossgar McCartan & Woodsides 1312.982, McCartan & Woodsides 1304.669 McCartan & Woodsides 1284.179

Downpatrick Premier P McCullough & Dtr 1322.771,

P McCullough & Dtr (IHU18N10923 )1297.578,

J Crossan 1256.88

Dundonald R Irwin 1283.359, M Foulis (IHU17N08014 ) 1282.29

R Irwin (IHU16N05723 )1267.686

Killyleagh Central P & C McComb 1330.529, McComb Bros 1304.868 McComb Bros (IHU17N24645 )1278.111

Millisle R Strain & Son 1268.265

Newtownbreda T Marshall & Son 1326.661, B Hogg & Sons 1275.27

B Hogg & Sons 1246.293

 

Portavogie R & G Thompson 1303.985

R & G Thompson (IHU18N10147 1295.006)

B & J Donnan (IHU15N10519 1245.432)

 

 

East Down2bird News

Mallow 11/5/19

1st Gordon bros & sons 1358 pools £18

2nd R Moore & son 1329 pools £13 50

3rd Mc Cartan & Woodsides 1315

4th Brown & Mc Connell 1312

5th R Moore & son 1304 pools £9

6th D Shaw 1303 pools 4 50

7th B Hogg & sons 1302

8th B C T Foulis & Gill 1290

9th Cully & Monan 1288

10th B Hogg & sons 1286

11th P & C Mc Comb 1280

12th Cowan & Mc Cartney 1269

 

Congratulations to the Bangor partnership of Reggie & David Moore who for a second time this year had both of their entries in the top 12 prizes in the 2-bird club. The Newtownbreda partnership of B Hogg & sons also had both their entries in the prizes.

IDEAL CONDITIONS FOR TULLAMORE COMEBACK EVENT

The Combine held a midweek comeback race from Tullamore on Wednesday 22nd May when the birds were released at 10am into a light SW wind on a perfect racing day and it was an ideal start for birds which had not had a race so far this year. The Open result and the Open and Section nominated birds were as follows:

 

 

Open

Position

Member

Club

Velocity

Points

1

A Bradley

Ballynahinch HPS

1551.8

40

2

J Crossan

Downpatrick Premier

1547.8

39

3

J Crossan

Downpatrick Premier

1547.6

-

4

J Crossan

IHU18N11526

Downpatrick Premier

1547.4

-

5

J Crossan

Downpatrick Premier

1547.2

-

6

J Crossan

Downpatrick Premier

1547.0

-

7

J Crossan

Downpatrick Premier

1546.4

-

8

T Smith

Killyleagh Central HPS

1542.9

33

9

T Smith

Killyleagh Central HPS

1542.9

-

10

T Smith

Killyleagh Central HPS

1540.3

-

11

A Bradley

Ballynahinch HPS

1540.2

-

12

A Bradley

Ballynahinch HPS

1539.8

-

13

A Bradley

Ballynahinch HPS

1539.4

-

14

A Bradley

Ballynahinch HPS

1539.4

-

15

A Bradley

Ballynahinch HPS

1538.3

-

16

A Bradley

Ballynahinch HPS

1538.1

-

17

A Bradley

Ballynahinch HPS

1537.3

-

18

T Smith

Killyleagh Central HPS

1536.7

-

19

J Crossan

Downpatrick Premier

1534.7

-

20

Mrs E Wynn & Dtr

Downpatrick Premier

1534.2

21

21

J Crossan

Downpatrick Premier

1533.5

-

22

J Crossan

Downpatrick Premier

1533.5

-

23

T Smith

Killyleagh Central HPS

1532.8

-

24

T Smith

Killyleagh Central HPS

1532.6

-

25

J Crossan

Downpatrick Premier

1530.5

-

26

J Crossan

Downpatrick Premier

1528.0

-

27

C McManus & Dtr

Crossgar H P S

1525.3

14

28

A Bradley

Ballynahinch HPS

1523.3

-

29

M McClure

Newtownbreda HPS

1522.9

12

30

J & R Young

Portavogie

1522.6

11

31

D Shaw

IHU2018N03297

Bangor RPC

1522.1

10

32

T Smith

Killyleagh Central HPS

1521.9

-

33

McCartan & Woodsides

Crossgar H P S

1519.7

8

34

Ambrose & Kelly

Portavogie

1518.6

7

35

Ambrose & Kelly

Portavogie

1515.6

-

36

J & P Rice

Killyleagh Central HPS

1515.6

5

37

J Patterson

Ballylesson HPS

1513.0

4

38

Cousins McConaghie & Albert

Ballylesson HPS

1512.2

3

39

P Lyttle

Bangor RPC

1510.0

2

40

A Bradley

Ballynahinch HPS

1509.8

-

 

Open (Nominated)

Position

Member

Club

Velocity

Points

1

D Shaw

IHU2018N03297

Bangor RPC

1522.16

20

2

J & R Young

IHU18S080282

Portavogie

1501.90

19

3

B Tremlett

IHU17N17510

Annalong HPS

1500.07

18

4

Ambrose & Kelly

NEHU18GF4683

Portavogie

1495.65

17

5

J Quinn & Son

IHU17N04264

Crossgar H P S

1493.8

16

6

D Shaw

GB2018H34530

Bangor RPC

1493.41

-

7

Cousins McConaghie & Albert

GB18H41772

Ballylesson HPS

1484.92

14

8

A Crawford

GB18H34798

Ballylesson HPS

1481.53

13

9

J Trimble & Son

IHU17N17121

Annalong HPS

1480.64

12

10

R & G Thompson

IHU17N05907

Portavogie

1479.96

11

11

L Young

GB13P26232

Portavogie

1479.27

10

12

G Coffey

IHU18N10659

Portavogie

1478.57

9

13

A Crawford

GB17C02549

Ballylesson HPS

1476.84

-

14

P Lyttle

IHU2016N10648

Bangor RPC

1472.18

7

15

B Tremlett

IHU17N17529

Annalong HPS

1470.80

-

16

R Christie

IHU18N20943

Ballywalter SPC

1465.45

5

17

S Regan

IHU18N20684

Ballywalter SPC

1462.05

4

18

J Maguire & Ptrs

IHU18N13915

Dundrum HPS

1447.37

3

19

Myles,Kincaid, McCann & Auld;

GB18D33110

Dundonald HPS

1402.36

2

East (Nominated)

Position

Member

Club

Velocity

Points

1

D Shaw

IHU2018N03297

Bangor RPC

1522.162

10

2

J & R Young

IHU18S080282

Portavogie

1501.902

9

3

B Tremlett

IHU17N17510

Annalong HPS

1500.075

8

4

Ambrose & Kelly

NEHU18GF4683

Portavogie

1495.657

7

5

J Quinn & Son

IHU17N04264

Crossgar H P S

1493.8

6

6

D Shaw

GB2018H34530

Bangor RPC

1493.412

-

7

J Trimble & Son

IHU17N17121

Annalong HPS

1480.646

4

8

R & G Thompson

IHU17N05907

Portavogie

1479.96

3

9

L Young

GB13P26232

Portavogie

1479.275

2

10

G Coffey

IHU18N10659

Portavogie

1478.579

1

West (Nominated)

Position

Member

Club

Velocity

Points

1

Cousins McConaghie & Albert

GB18H41772

Ballylesson HPS

1484.92

10

2

A Crawford

GB18H34798

Ballylesson HPS

1481.53

9

3

A Crawford

GB17C02549

Ballylesson HPS

1476.84

-

4

Myles,Kincaid, McCann & Auld;

GB18D33110

Dundonald HPS

1402.36

7

Around the Combine Clubs

Annalong B Tremlett (IHU17N17510 )1500.075

J Trimble & Son (IHU17N17121)1480.646, J Trimble & Son 1472.142

Ballylesson 1 J Patterson 1513.04 2 Cousins McConaghie & Albert 1512.212 3 A Crawford 1500.245

Ballynahinch 1 A Bradley 1551.805 2 A Bradley 1540.27 3 A Bradley 1539.854

Ballywalter 1 R Christie (IHU18N20943) 1465.455

S Regan (IHU18N20684 )1462.056

R Christie 1447.962

Bangor D Shaw (IHU2018N03297) 1522.162, P Lyttle 1510.034

P Lyttle 1502.652

Crossgar C McManus & Dtr 1525.368 McCartan & Woodsides 1519.771

J Quinn & Son 1509.786

Donaghadee A & P Trimble & Sons 1503.397, A & P Trimble & Sons 1502.741 Angus & Son & McConkey 1493.05

DownpatrickPremier J Crossan 1547.868, J Crossan 1547.664 J Crossan 1547.461

Dundonald R Irwin 1495.561 R Irwin 1475.4

Myles,Kincaid, McCann & Auld; 1442.765

Dundrum E & A Rogan 1497.508, J Maguire & Ptrs 1497.494, J Maguire & Ptrs 1491.755

Killyleagh Central T Smith 1542.99, T Smith 1542.99, T Smith 1540.348

Newtownbreda M McClure 1522.911, M McClure 1476.757,

M McClure 1476.583

Portavogie J & R Young 1522.6, Ambrose & Kelly 1518.637 ,

Ambrose & Kelly 1515.661

This week’s race is from Talbenny in Wales the first of the 3 cross channel events and the following week it is a return to Fermoy. EDC news as usual to tel. no 028 9146 5273 or e-mail me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or write to 29 West burn Crescent, Bangor. BT20 3RN