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East Down Combine 14-08-18

East Down Combine News
with Clifford Browne

More success for Harper & Young


Saturday the 4th August saw the East Down Combine birds in Tullamore for the first of the two races from there and liberation took place at 10am into a light Westerly wind and claiming their 2nd open win of this year?s young bird season it was the Cloughey partnership of Harper & Young who had two together for 1st and 2nd open and section , the next three birds were then into the West section to the Ballylesson lofts of John Patterson and S Casement and son and then it was down to Annalong to John Trimble & son for 6th open .The next 17 open places were then shared with the lofts of Harper & Young and Gordon bros & sons . After three young Bird races a pattern of where the early birds are is emerging and there is still a notable variation in winning velocities across the various Combine clubs . The full Open and section result for Tullamore was :


East Down Combine
04/08/2018 1st Tullamore YB3
126 Members Sent: 3887 Birds in a Light Westerly Wind
Pos Name Club Velocity
1 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1564.750
2 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1564.564
3 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1558.837
4 S Casement & Son Ballylesson HPS 1555.151
5 S Casement & Son Ballylesson HPS 1550.204
6 J Trimble & Son Annalong HPS 1549.103
7 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1542.778
8 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1542.237
9 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1535.651
10 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1535.090
11 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1534.903
12 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1534.343
13 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1534.343
14 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1533.970
15 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1533.970
16 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1533.804
17 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1533.783
18 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1533.783
19 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1533.597
20 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1533.447
21 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1533.410
22 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1533.410
23 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1533.224
24 J.Hall & Son Cloughey HPS 1532.852
25 Cully & Monan Cloughey HPS 1530.525
26 Cully & Monan Cloughey HPS 1529.815
27 T.Smith Killyleagh Central HPS 1528.606
28 T.Smith Killyleagh Central HPS 1528.207
29 T.Smith Killyleagh Central HPS 1527.608
30 T.Smith Killyleagh Central HPS 1527.408
31 J & R Young Portavogie 1526.356
32 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1522.673
33 M Adair & Sons Cloughey HPS 1522.401
34 R Connolly Downpatrick Premier 1522.339
35 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1522.122
36 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1521.415
37 J.McCartan Annalong HPS 1521.387
38 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1521.064
39 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1521.020
40 B & J Donnan Portavogie 1512.414


West Section

40 Members Sent:1179 Birds in a Light Westerly Wind
1 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1558.837
2 S Casement & Son Ballylesson HPS 1555.151
3 S Casement & Son Ballylesson HPS 1550.204
4 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1499.583
5 C & D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1497.267
6 McCartan & Woodsides Crossgar HPS 1490.951
7 J S Albert & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1490.199
8 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1475.672
9 J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1469.897
10 T Marshall & Son Newtownbreda HPS 1468.418
11 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1462.688
12 McCartan & Woodsides Crossgar HPS 1460.485
13 Massey Bros Ballylesson HPS 1460.185
14 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1457.844
15 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1456.982
16 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1453.884
17 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1452.511
18 McCartan & Woodsides Crossgar HPS 1452.034
19 R.Irwin Dundonald HPS 1451.946
20 McCartan & Woodsides Crossgar HPS 1451.141

East Section

86 Members Sent: 2708 Birds in a Light Westerly Wind
1 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1564.750
2 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1564.564
3 J Trimble & Son Annalong HPS 1549.103
4 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1542.778
5 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1542.237
6 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1535.651
7 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1535.090
8 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1534.903
9 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1534.343
10 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1534.343
11 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1533.970
12 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1533.970
13 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1533.804
14 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1533.783
15 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1533.783
16 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1533.597
17 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1533.447
18 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1533.410
19 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1533.410
20 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1533.224

Around the Combine Clubs

Annalong J Trimble & Son 1549.103 ,J McCartan 1521.387
J Trimble & Son 1499.27
Annsborough D Croskery & Son 1468.241 , B Jennings 1399.169
M Croskery & Son 1394.523
Ballylesson 14 members sent 266 birds ,J Patterson 1558 , S Casement & son 1555
S Casement & son 1550

Ballynahinch E McLaughlin 1416.854 ,J Gillespie & Sons 1401.566
J Gillespie & Sons (Nominated ring IHU18N00373 )1400.372
Ballywalter R Christie 1474.442 , R&R Graham,Gnynne&Whitla; 1456.651
R Christie 1446.562
Bangor R Moore & Son 1487.395 , D Hamilton & Son 1478.175
McQuaide & Briggs 1462.187
Cloughey 1 Harper & Young (Nominated ring IHU18N13576 )1564.75
Harper & Young 1564.564 , Harper & Young 1542.778
Comber J Crockard & Son 1386.13 , K Tompsett 1383.2 , K Tompsett 1292.69


Crossgar McCartan & Woodsides 1490.951 , J Quinn & Son 1479.675
McCartan & Woodsides 1460.485
Donaghadee A & P Trimble & Sons 1460.998 , Mr & Mrs Gardiner 1443.189
A & P Trimble & Sons 1442.191
DownpatrickPremier R Connolly 1522.339 ,P McCullough & Dtr 1488.011
Telford Bros & S & J Milligan 1454.827
Dundonald J Young & Ptnrs 1469.897 , M Foulis 1462.688 , R Irwin 1451.946
Dundrum 1 E & A Rogan 1461.667
R McVeigh & Son (Nominated ring GB18D12742) 1399.162
E & A Rogan 1291.124
Killyleagh Central Gordon Bros & Sons 1534.903 , Gordon Bros & Sons 1533.97 Gordon Bros & Sons 1533.97
Millisle A & E Muckle (Nominated ring GB18C31786 )1330.462
A & E Muckle (Nominated ring IHU18N07105 )1291.097
A & E Muckle (Nominated ring IHU18N07066 )1281.047
Newtownbreda T Marshall & Son 1468.418 , B Hogg & Sons 1442.493
B Hogg & Sons 1429.058
Portavogie J & R Young 1526.356
B & J Donnan (Nominated ring IHU18N10336 )1512.414
Ambrose & Kelly (Nominated ring NEHU18GF4681) 1510.974

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East Down2bird News
1st Navan 21/7/18
1st Harper & Young 1228 pools £11 20
2nd J & R Young 1180
3rd J & R Young 1180
4th Cully & Monan 1175.61 pools £8 40
5th Gordon bros & sons 1175.43 pools £5 60
6th L Mc Cavery 1150
7th J Young & pts 1120
8th Mc Quaide & Briggs 1073
9th Mc Comb bros 1032
10th R Christie 1000
11th W Mc Master & son 997
12th Myles, Kincaid, Mc Cann & Auld 961 pools £2 80

This week sees the Combine back in Tullamore and already the forecast for the weekend is not looking promising .