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East Down Combine 10-09-18

East Down Combine News

with Clifford Browne

John Patterson is tops from 2nd Thurles

The East Down Combine were back to Thurles on Saturday September 1st with a convoy of 2,205 birds and with a light Southerly wind the leading velocities were in the 1500’ s . Liberation was at 11.15am and the result saw a close finish with less than 10ypm separating the top ten in the Open . Once again Ballylesson’s John Patterson proved what an exceptional fancier he is having the Open and West section winner giving him another 1st Open Combine(and a nice Birthday Present ) to add to the 1st Open from Mallow earlier in the year and as I have mentioned a number of times he is the current Fancier of the Year in the Combine for 2017 and is presently in 3rd place in this year’s competition .

The next three birds in the Open were to Dundonald members with Mark Foulis with two together for 2nd and 3rd Open followed very closely by the Brown & McConnell partnership with these first four being West section birds .

Leading the East Section it was Bangor’s Reggie & David Moore and they were 5th open with this one with their 2nd bird at 3rd East Section 7th open .Completing the top ten in the open were the ever present Cloughey team of Harper & Young at 6th ,8th ,9th and 10th open .

The full open and Section result was :

East Down Combine

01/09/2018 2nd Thurles YB

98 Members Sent: 2205 Birds in a Light South Wind

Pos Name Club Velocity

1 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1573.494

2 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1571.487

3 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1571.337

4 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1570.809

5 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1570.030

6 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1569.265

7 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1569.171

8 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1567.044

9 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1566.010

10 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1565.567

11 S & K Duke Crossgar HPS 1562.904

12 J & R Young Portavogie 1561.503

13 J & R Young Portavogie 1559.747

14 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1559.563

15 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1559.131

16 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1559.131

17 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1559.131

18 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1558.979

19 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1558.827

20 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1558.676

21 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1558.676

22 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1558.524

23 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1557.616

24 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1557.162

25 B C T Foulis & Gill Dundonald HPS 1556.913

26 B C T Foulis & Gill Dundonald HPS 1556.913

27 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1556.580

28 A. Crawford Ballylesson HPS 1556.419

29 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1556.104

30 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1555.544

31 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1555.403

32 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1555.263

33 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1555.263

34 Lambert & Stewart Bangor RPC 1554.158

35 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1553.667

36 Lambert & Stewart Bangor RPC 1551.061

37 J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1550.806

38 J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1550.806

39 J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1550.660

40 R.Irwin Dundonald HPS 1549.625

West Section

31Members Sent: 814 Birds in a Light South Wind

1 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1573.494

2 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1571.487

3 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1571.337

4 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1570.809

5 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1559.563

6 B C T Foulis & Gill Dundonald HPS 1556.913

7 B C T Foulis & Gill Dundonald HPS 1556.913

8 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1556.580

9 A. Crawford Ballylesson HPS 1556.419

10 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1553.667

11 J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1550.806

12 J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1550.806

13 J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1550.660

14 R.Irwin Dundonald HPS 1549.625

15 T Marshall & Son Newtownbreda HPS 1546.851

16 S Casement & Son Ballylesson HPS 1546.121

17 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1545.170

18 K & B McConaghie & Son Ballylesson HPS 1543.667

19 S Casement & Son Ballylesson HPS 1543.114

20 J Kirk & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1540.458

East Section

67 Members Sent: 1391 Birds in a Light South Wind

1 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1570.030

2 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1569.265

3 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1569.171

4 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1567.044

5 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1566.010

6 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1565.567

7 S & K Duke Crossgar HPS 1562.904

8 J & R Young Portavogie 1561.503

9 J & R Young Portavogie 1559.747

10 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1559.131

11 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1559.131

12 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1559.131

13 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1558.979

14 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1558.827

15 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1558.676

16 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1558.676

17 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1558.524

18 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1557.616

19 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1557.162

20 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1556.104

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10 BIRD NOMINATION CREATES AN INCENTIVE FOR ALL

This Young Bird season saw the Combine introduce a 10bird nomination ,open to all at no cost to the fancier with members nominating 10 young birds before the commencement of racing . The idea behind this was to give everyone an opportunity to compete on an equal playing field with a separate Open and section ,and a points results would be run each week with Championships Open and Section , with Diplomas for both Open and Section .Now all this took time to get up and running but this week I have the Nominated ring result for the 2nd Thurles and members can check the website for their championship position but I can tell you that at present the Open &East Section no1 loft is that of Harper & Young with Sam Rea (Dundonald) leading in the West section .

Now that this is up and running it is hoped that for the 2019 season everyone will enter their 10 birds so that every loft will be able to compete in this competition on an equal footing .

The 2nd Thurles Nominated Ring Result was :

Open (Nominated)

Position          Member          Club     Velocity           Points

1          J Patterson   IHU18N04806           Ballylesson HPS        1573.49          20

2          Harper & Young   IHU18N13561           Cloughey HPS          1569.26          19

3          Gordon Bros & Sons  GB18C12308            Cloughey HPS          1559.13          18

4          B C T Foulis & Gill   GB18V62148            Dundonald HPS        1556.91          17

5          S Brown & McConnell  IHU18N18259           Dundonald HPS        1556.58          16

6          R Moore & Son  IHU2018N03012        Bangor RPC    1555.54          15

7          J Young & Ptnrs  GB18D23604            Dundonald HPS        1550.80          14

8          Cully & Monan  IHU18N13528           Cloughey HPS          1545.31          13

9          R & G Thompson  IHU18N10150           Portavogie      1545.06          12

10        S Casement & Son  GB18H36012            Ballylesson HPS        1543.11          11

11        Lambert & Stewart  IHU2018N03205        Bangor RPC    1542.    10

12        Harper & Young  IHU18N13572           Cloughey HPS          1542.30          -

13        Gordon Bros & Sons  NWHU18L7358         Cloughey HPS          1540.25          -

14        R Irwin  IHU18N18088           Dundonald HPS        1540.14          7

15        A Crawford  IHU18N04612           Ballylesson HPS        1537.78          6

16        R Connolly  IHU18N11112           Downpatrick Premier           1535.69          5

17        McQuaide & Briggs  IHU2018S080038      Bangor RPC    1533.04          4

18        S Rea  IHU18N18321           Dundonald HPS        1518.93          3

19        J McCartan  GB18D12392            Annalong HPS          1518.03          2

20        W McMaster & Son  IHU18N20632           Ballywalter SPC        1510.23          1

 

 

East (Nominated)

Position          Member          Club     Velocity           Points

1          Harper & Young  IHU18N13561           Cloughey HPS          1569.265        10

2          Gordon Bros & Sons  GB18C12308            Cloughey HPS          1559.131        9

3          R Moore & Son  IHU2018N03012        Bangor RPC    1555.544        8

4          Cully & Monan  IHU18N13528           Cloughey HPS          1545.319        7

5          R & G Thompson  IHU18N10150           Portavogie      1545.063        6

6          Lambert & Stewart  IHU2018N03205        Bangor RPC    1542.957        5

7          Harper & Young  IHU18N13572           Cloughey HPS          1542.309        -

8          Gordon Bros & Sons  NWHU18L7358         Cloughey HPS          1540.257        -

9          R Connolly  IHU18N11112           Downpatrick Premier           1535.695        2

10        McQuaide & Briggs  IHU2018S080038      Bangor RPC    1533.044        1

 

West (Nominated)

Position          Member          Club     Velocity           Points

1          J Patterson  IHU18N04806           Ballylesson HPS        1573.49          10

2          B C T Foulis & Gill  GB18V62148            Dundonald HPS        1556.91          9

3          S Brown & McConnell  IHU18N18259           Dundonald HPS        1556.58          8

4          J Young & Ptnrs  GB18D23604            Dundonald HPS        1550.80          7

5          S Casement & Son  GB18H36012            Ballylesson HPS        1543.11          6

6          R Irwin  IHU18N18088           Dundonald HPS        1540.14          5

7          A Crawford  IHU18N04612           Ballylesson HPS        1537.78          4

8          S Rea  IHU18N18321           Dundonald HPS        1518.93          3

9          Myles,Kincaid, McCann & Auld;  GB18D33103            Dundonald HPS        1502.22          2

10        S Rea  IHU18N18318           Dundonald HPS        1476.46          -

 

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Around the Combine Clubs

Annalong J McCartan 1520.354 , J McCartan (GB18D12392) 1518.039

J Newell 1506.311

Annsborough M Croskery 1504.44 , M Croskery 1488.072

M Croskery 1458.191

Ballylesson 14 members sent 230 birds J Patterson 1573 ,A Crawford 1556

S Casement & son 1546

Ballywalter W McMaster & Son (IHU18N20632 ) 1510.232

Palmer & McKay (IHU18N20743 )1504.98 , S Regan 1492.065

Bangor R Moore & Son 1570.03 , R Moore & Son 1569.171

R Moore & Son (IHU2018N03012 )1555.544

Cloughey Harper & Young (IHU18N13561 )1569.265 ,Harper & Young 1567.044 Harper & Young 1566.01

Comber W & L Robinson 1529.85 , G Lyttle 1512.71 ,G Lyttle 1496.001

Crossgar S & K Duke 1562.904 , J Quinn & Son 1511.317 , J McGreevy 1502.53

Donaghadee E D & K Allan & Sons 1517.94 , A & P Trimble & Sons 1500.093

E D & K Allan & Sons 1496.9

DownpatrickPremier 1 R Connolly (IHU18N11112 )1535.695 R Connolly 1525.969 Telford Bros & S & J Milligan 1521.395

 

Dundonald M Foulis 1571.487 , M Foulis 1571.337 ,

S Brown & McConnell 1570.809

Dundrum J Maguire & Ptrs 1461.307 J Maguire & Ptrs (IHU18N13910 )1436.471

R McVeigh & Son 1419.194

Killyleagh Central Gordon Bros & Sons 1559.131

Gordon Bros & Sons 1558.979 , Gordon Bros & Sons 1558.827

Millisle J Rankin 1448.23 J Rankin 1409.52 J Rankin 1399.4

Newtownbreda B Hogg & Sons 1559.563 , T Marshall & Son 1546.851

B Hogg & Sons 1545.17

Portavogie J & R Young 1561.503 , J & R Young 1559.747

J & R Young 1545.697

East Down2bird News

Fermoy - 25/8/18

1st Harper & Young * 1502 pools £ 12 80

2nd Harper & Young * 1502 pools £ 9 60

3rd J & R Young 1498

4th J Trimble & son 1457

5th R Christie 1456

6th D Croskery & son 1449

7th Brown & Mc Connell 1445

8th M Foulis 1443.8

9th R Irwin 1443.6

10th Cully & Monan 1434 pools £6 40

11th B Hogg & sons 1425 pools £3 20

12th S Casement & sons 1419

 

* Harper & Young took 1st and 2nd in the two bird club getting both their entries together and were 4th and 5th Open with them ,excellent selecting .

This weekend is Derby week with scheduled races from Talbenny ( Wales) and Skibbereen (Ireland) ,in addition the INFC are scheduled to hold the Young Bird Penzance National so can I wish Good Flying to all Competing.