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East Down Combine 25-05-18

East Down Combine News
with Clifford Browne

?JO-JO 04? wins Skibbereen Classic for C& D Smyth & Sons


The Joe Ringland Skibbereen Classic was flown on Saturday May19th and with a Southerly wind the leading birds made light work of the trip with the winner being well clear of the next bird . The convoy was released at 8.45am and the winner recorded a speed of just short of 70mph well clear of the next bird .The top 12 in the open were ;

1 C & D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson HPS 2051.012
2 J Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1955.8 39
3 M Foulis Dundonald HPS 1919.066
4 M Foulis Dundonald HPS 1892.024
5 M Foulis Dundonald HPS 1891.624
6 W McMaster & Son Ballywalter SPC 1887.807
7 A Bradley Ballynahinch HPS 1886.752
8 J Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1886.288
9 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1878.399
10 R Irwin Dundonald HPS 1876.786
11 D Croskery & Son Annsborough HPS 1876.57
12 J Kirk & Son Ballylesson HPS 1 865.973

East Section

1 W McMaster & Son Ballywalter SPC 1887.807
2 D Croskery & Son Annsborough HPS 1876.57
3 D Croskery & son Annsborough HPS 1865.644
4 J Crossan Downpatrick Premier 1865.607
5 K Rooney ,son & dtr Annalong HPS 1859.222
6 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1856.245

West Section

1 C & D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson HPS 2051.012
2 J Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1955.8
3 M Foulis Dundonald HPS 1919.066
4 M Foulis Dundonald HPS 1892.024
5 M Foulis Dundonald HPS 1891.624
6 A Bradley Ballynahinch HPS 1886.752

The winners were the Ballylesson lofts of Colin & Dorothy Smyth and sons who timed a blue Busschaert hen on Roundabout and which has been christened ?JO-JO 04? the Jo Jo part of the name being for Joe Ringland who the Skibbereen classic is held in memory of , Joe having been a former long serving Secretary to the East Down Combine .The next four birds were on up the line into Dundonald with Jim Young having the first of these and then three to Mark Foulis . The next bird was out on the East Coast to Winston & Hugh McMaster of the Ballywalter club . The top birds in the various clubs were ;

Skibbereen -Around the Combine Clubs
Annalong K .Rooney,Son & Dtr 1859.222 ,L McCavery 1752.402 ,
K .Rooney,Son & Dtr 1744.289
Annsborough D Croskery & Son 1876.57 , D Croskery & Son 1856.644 ,
James Cleland 1820.122
Ballylesson C & D Smyth & sons 2051 ,J Patterson 1878
J Kirk & sons 1865
Ballynahinch A Bradley 1886.752 ,A Bradley 1822.46 , A Bradley 1767.176
Ballywalter W McMaster & Son 1887.807 , Palmer & McKay 1812.049 ,
J Orr & Son 1798.103


Bangor R Moore & Son 1856.245 , Lambert & Stewart 1855.357 ,
Lambert & Stewart 1849.875
Cloughey Gordon Bros & Sons 1824.617 , Gordon Bros & Sons 1824.366 ,
Gordon Bros & Sons 1815.987
Crossgar McCartan & Woodsides 1855.916 , McCartan & Woodsides 1831.893 , McCartan & Woodsides 1831.893
DownpatrickPremier J Crossan 1865.607 ,J Crossan 1770.964 ,
J Crossan 1768.526
Dundonald J Young & Ptnrs 1955.8 , M Foulis 1919.066 ,
M Foulis 1892.024


Killyleagh Central McComb Bros 1823.058
Portavogie Ambrose & Kelly 1844.808 , B & J Donnan 1800.064 ,
W & N Cully 1773.57

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The full result of the Mallow Derek Wishart classic is now complete and as reported last week the winner was John Patterson who had his second bird at 5th . As this event was held in conjunction with the EDC Mallow club event it was a case of just doubling up some of these birds and entering them in the classic . The runners up next to John were the Rooney family who are enjoying another great season and were 2nd 3rd , Gordon bros & sons also enjoying a great season have 4 together for 6th to 9th . Roy Irwin was 4th and Reggie & David Moore were 10th and 11th with Cowan & McCartney 12th

East Down Combine
12/05/2018 Derek Wishart Classic
D Wishart Classic
68 Members Sent: 541 Birds in a Light Variable Wind
Pos Name Club Velocity Open Pool Total Grand Total
1 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1669.314 ABC £148.25 £275.25
2 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1657.982 £0.00 £90.00
3 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1656.369 £0.00 £80.00
4 R.Irwin Dundonald HPS 1656.192 ABC N £160.81 £230.81
£60.00
5 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1653.879 A £23.92 £58.92
6 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1649.330 £0.00 £35.00
7 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1649.330 £0.00 £35.00
8 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1648.700 £0.00 £35.00
9 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1648.071 £0.00 £35.00
10 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1647.073 ABC N £107.57 £132.57
11 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1646.714 AB £36.08 £61.08
12 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1645.623 £0.00 £25.00
13 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1645.603 AB £23.60 £48.60
14 J. Tumelty Newtownbreda HPS 1643.619 AB N £40.64 £65.64
15 C & D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1643.290 A £7.36 £32.36
16Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1633.032 £0.00 £25.00
17 B C T Foulis & Gill Dundonald HPS 1632.610 ABC £34.34 £59.34
18 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1631.790 AB £16.64 £41.64
19 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1631.301 £0.00 £25.00
20 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1630.912 £0.00 £10.00
21 W & L Robinson Hillfoot HPS 1628.798 ABC £29.03 £39.03
22 G Lyttle Comber Social 1628.611 A £7.36 £17.36
23 A. Crawford Ballylesson HPS 1627.896 B £9.28 £19.28
24 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1625.765 £0.00 £10.00
25 J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1624.658 BC £16.36 £26.36
26 R.Irwin Dundonald HPS 1624.536 £0.00 £10.00
27 A Bradley Ballynahinch HPS 1623.018 £0.00 £10.00
28 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1622.254 BC £16.36 £26.36
29 J Kirk & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1622.154 C £7.08 £17.08
30 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1621.764 £0.00 £10.00
31 R.Irwin Dundonald HPS 1618.757 C £7.08 £17.08
32 G Lyttle Comber Social 1618.648 £0.00 £10.00
33 J. Tumelty Newtownbreda HPS 1618.164 £0.00 £10.00
34 R Hunter Ballynahinch HPS 1616.502 £0.00 £10.00
35 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1616.443 C £7.08 £17.08
36 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1616.098 £0.00 £10.00
37 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1616.001 £0.00 £10.00
38 Cromie & Magee & Son Ballynahinch HPS 1615.085 £0.00 £10.00
39 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1612.020 C £7.08 £7.08
40 P McCartan Annsborough HPS 1607.527 C £7.08 £7.08

East Down2bird News
Mallow -12/5/18
1st R Irwin 1656 (7th Open EDC)
2nd Gordon bros & sons 1648
3rd R Moore & son 1647 pools £14 40
4th Cowan & Mc Cartney 1645.623
5th Harper & Young 1645.603 £10 80
6th J Tumelty 1643
7th B C T Foulis & Gill 1632
8th B Hogg & sons 1631 pools £7 20
9th M Foulis 1630
10th G Lyttle 1628
11th J Young & pts 1624
12th J Patterson 1622 pools £3 60

Derek Wishart Mallow Classic -12/5/18
1st R Irwin 1656 (4th EDC)
2nd Gordon bros & sons 1648
3rd R Moore & son 1647 pools £8
4th Cowan & Mc Cartney 1645
5th B C T Foulis & Gill 1632
6th B Hogg & sons 1631 pools £6
7th M Foulis 1630
8th J Young & pts 1624
9th J Patterson 1622 pools £4
10th J Kirk & sons 1622 pools £2
11th G Lyttle 1618.6
12th R Irwin 1618

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This week the birds are back in Fermoy and then the following week the cross channel events start with a race from Talbenny in Wales .