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Eastdowncombinenews 01-06-18

East Down Combine News

with Clifford Browne

 

Roy Irwin 1st Open 2nd Fermoy

The East Down Combine were back to Fermoy on May 26th for the 2nd race from there this year . The wind this time had swung round to the East North East so it was going to be a much slower race than anything we had had so far this year . The convoy were in the air at 11am and the Open winner averaged just under 40 mph for the flight home with later birds returning up to near dark .

This week’s winner is Dundonald’s Roy Irwin clinching a 2nd x 1st Open win for the season but what a contrast in the two races ,Roy winning the Tullamore race on 1700 ypm showing his birds can perform well in differing conditions . The Newtownbreda partnership of R & R Lambe were in 2nd place with Ballylesson’s Alex Crawford 3rd and Bangor’s Reggie & David Moore at 4th open and with the first three all being West section birds Reggie & David also take 1st East Section ahead of Killyleagh’s McComb bros who were 5th open 2nd East Section with John Patterson 4th West Section 6th open . The full Open and section result was ;

East Down Combine

26/05/2018 2nd Fermoy

170 Members Sent: 4126 Birds in a East North East Wind

Pos Name Club Velocity

1 R.Irwin Dundonald HPS 1167.808

2 R & R Lambe Newtownbreda HPS 1165.715

3 A. Crawford Ballylesson HPS 1156.216

4 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1134.775

5 McComb Bros Killyleagh Central HPS 1134.364

6 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1133.499

7 McCartan & Woodsides Crossgar HPS 1133.033

8 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1132.922

9 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1130.518

10 J Crossan Downpatrick Premier 1130.449

11 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1128.612

12 James Cleland Annsborough HPS 1128.207

13 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1127.815

14 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1127.414

15 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1126.923

16 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1126.737

17 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1126.483

18 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1126.283

19 J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1122.759

20 Angus&Son&McConkey Donaghadee RPC 1122.594

21 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1121.731

22 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1121.404

23 C & D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1121.076

24 C & D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1117.626

25 Cromie & Magee & Son Ballynahinch HPS 1117.561

26 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1116.947

27 R.Irwin Dundonald HPS 1116.748

28 P Lyttle Bangor RPC 1116.564

29 R & R Lambe Newtownbreda HPS 1115.130

30 Gillespie Bros Ballylesson HPS 1114.669

31 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1113.884

32 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1110.195

33 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1108.366

34 McCartan & Woodsides Crossgar HPS 1105.832

35 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1104.854

36 James Cleland Annsborough HPS 1103.954

37 C & D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1103.537

38 A. Crawford Ballylesson HPS 1102.679

39 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1101.616

40 G Young Dundonald HPS 1101.429

 

West Section

56 Members Sent:1477 Birds in a East North East Wind

1 R.Irwin Dundonald HPS 1167.808

2 R & R Lambe Newtownbreda HPS 1165.715

3 A. Crawford Ballylesson HPS 1156.216

4 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1133.499

5 McCartan & Woodsides Crossgar HPS 1133.033

6 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1130.518

7 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1128.612

8 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1127.815

9 J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1122.759

10 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1121.731

11 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1121.404

12 C & D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1121.076

13 C & D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1117.626

14 Cromie & Magee & Son Ballynahinch HPS 1117.561

15 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1116.947

16 R.Irwin Dundonald HPS 1116.748

17 R & R Lambe Newtownbreda HPS 1115.130

18 Gillespie Bros Ballylesson HPS 1114.669

19 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1113.884

20 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1110.195

 

East Section

114 Members Sent: 2649 Birds in a East North East Wind

1 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1134.775

2 McComb Bros Killyleagh Central HPS 1134.364

3 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1132.922

4 J Crossan Downpatrick Premier 1130.449

5 James Cleland Annsborough HPS 1128.207

6 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1127.414

7 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1126.923

8 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1126.737

9 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1126.483

10 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1126.283

11 Angus&Son&McConkey Donaghadee RPC 1122.594

12 P Lyttle Bangor RPC 1116.564

13 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1104.854

14 James Cleland Annsborough HPS 1103.954

15 R.Strain & Son Millisle & District HPS 1100.099

16 D & K McCutcheon Donaghadee RPC 1099.557

17 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1094.473

18 Burgess & Brennan Bangor RPC 1094.081

19 Burgess & Brennan Bangor RPC 1090.070

20 Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Central HPS 1090.020

 

Around the Combine Clubs

Annalong K .Rooney,Son & Dtr 1073.2 , K .Rooney,Son & Dtr 1072.462 ,

K .Rooney,Son & Dtr 1059.031

Annsborough James Cleland 1128.207 ,James Cleland 1103.954

James Cleland 1087.679

Ballylesson 16 members sent 340 birds , A Crawford 1156 , J Patterson 1133

C & D Smyth & sons 1121

Ballynahinch Cromie & Magee & Son 1117.561 ,

Cromie & Magee & Son 1060.78 3 ,Cromie & Magee & Son 1044.945

Ballywalter W McMaster & Son 1083.189 ,Palmer & McKay 1023.041 ,

Palmer & McKay 1014.273

Bangor R Moore & Son 1134.775 , R Moore & Son 1127.414 , P Lyttle 1116.564

Cloughey Gordon Bros & Sons 1126.706 , Gordon Bros & Sons 1126.452 ,

Harper & Young 1126.283

Comber G Lyttle 1075.1 ,G Lyttle 1074.64 , R Johnston 1068.44

 

Crossgar McCartan & Woodsides 1133.033 , McCartan & Woodsides 1105.832 ,

J McGreevy 1094.183

Donaghadee Angus&Son;& McConkey 1122.594 ,D & K McCutcheon 1099.556 ,

D & K McCutcheon 1084.328

DownpatrickPremier J Crossan 1130.449 , P McCullough & Dtr 1073.066 ,

P McCullough & Dtr 1072.101

Dundonald R Irwin 1167.808 , Cowan & McCartney 1127.815 ,

J Young & Ptnrs 1122.759

Dundrum R McVeigh & Son 1052.342 , R McVeigh & Son 1020.552 ,

R McVeigh & Son 1012.151

Hillfoot W & L Robinson 1025.133 , A Cousins & Sons 1019.182 ,

W & L Robinson 1018.601

Killyleagh Central McComb Bros 1134.364 , Gordon Bros & Sons 1132.922 ,

Gordon Bros & Sons 1126.923

Millisle R Strain & Son 1100.099 , J Rankin 1053.446 , J Rankin 1015.391

Newtownbreda R & R Lambe 1165.704 , B Hogg & Sons 1130.518 ,

B Hogg & Sons 1128.612

Portavogie R & G Thompson 1089.416 , B & J Donnan 1088.383 ,

B Young 1049.041

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This week ,as we have come to the end of the Old Bird Inland racing for 2018 it is a good time to draw readers attention to some loft performances from around the Combine and this week I feature the performances this year so far of two such lofts and as I said a few weeks ago please forward me any such information ,photos etc which are always welcome . The first of these is;

Jackie Crossan ---Downpatrick Premier

Jackie is a former King’s Cup winner having won the coveted trophy in 1985 when we flew the North Road ,the race point that year being Lerwick when Jackie’s winner recorded a velocity of 605ypm . The Crossan lofts most recent success comes last week from the 2nd Fermoy on May 26th when Jackie was 1st Club ,10th open and 4th East Section EDC. This being a home bred pigeon from his own family .

The previous week from the Joe Ringland Skibbereen Classic he was again 1st club ,3rd Crossgar Centre ,14th open 4th East Section EDC with a pigeon bred by England’s John Wheatcroft

The loft was also 1st Club Tullamore and has had many other club places so far this season .He is pictured here at his home loft at Ardenlee with his granddaughter Emma.

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R & G Thompson --Portavogie

Another loft enjoying their share of success this year is that of Glenn Thompson ,racing as R & G Thompson in the Portavogie club and their latest success was also from 2nd Fermoy where they won the club making it their 4th club win of the season having already won 1st club Mullingar, 1st Club 1st Fermoy and 1st club Mallow where they were 26th open .In addition they were 2nd club from both Tullamore and Thurles as well as 1st Fermoy . They are certainly having a great old bird inland season and our photograph shows Glenn Thompson with daughters Charlotte and Maisie .

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East Down2bird News

Skibbereen classic 19/5/18

1st J Young & ptnrs 1886 (8th open EDC )

2nd Harper & Young 1847 pools £12 80

3rd Cowan & McCartney 1846

4th R Moore & son 1843 pools £9 60

5th J Kirk & sons 1841 pools £ 6 40

6th Harper & Young 1833 £ 3 20

7th J Kirk & sons 1812

8th McComb bros 1805

9th B Hogg & sons 1802

10th L& R Barr 1791

11th J Patterson 1763

12th B Young 1761

Some good selecting here with both the lofts of Harper & Young and J Kirk& sons having both their entries in the prizes .


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The Complete result of the Joe Ringland Skibbereen Classic was :

East Down Combine

19/05/2018 Skibbereen Classic

Derby / Classic

95 Members Sent: 1332 Birds in a Southerly Wind

Pools

Pos Name Club Velocity Section Pool Total Grand Total

1 W1 C & D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson HPS 2051.012 a £23.75 £195.28

2 W2 J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1955.800 £0.00 £132.82

3 W3 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1919.066 £0.00 £114.62

4 W4 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1892.024 £0.00 £96.41

5 W5 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1891.624 ab n ABC N £235.20 £318.88

6 E1 W.McMaster & Son Ballywalter SPC 1887.807 AB £57.80 £176.68

7 W6 A Bradley Ballynahinch HPS 1886.752 £0.00 £73.68

8 W7 J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1886.288 ab AB £76.94 £150.62

9 W8 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1878.399 ab AB £58.62 £129.56

10 W9 R.Irwin Dundonald HPS 1876.786 ab n ABC N £110.14 £181.08

11 E2 D.Croskery & Son Annsborough HPS 1876.570 a A £38.58 £125.68

12 W10 J Kirk & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1865.973 £0.00 £50.94

13 E3 D.Croskery & Son Annsborough HPS 1865.644 a A £29.48 £104.81

14 E4 J Crossan Downpatrick Premier 1865.607 £0.00 £63.55

15 W11 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1862.807 £0.00 £50.94

16 W12 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1862.628 £0.00 £50.94

17 W13 A Cousins & Sons Hillfoot HPS 1862.484 £0.00 £43.21

18 E5 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1859.222 £0.00 £54.63

19 W14 T Marshall & Son Newtownbreda HPS 1856.944 £0.00 £43.21

20 E6 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1856.246 a A £24.28 £78.91

21 W15 McCartan & Woodsides Crossgar HPS 1855.916 £0.00 £28.21

22 E7 Lambert & Stewart Bangor RPC 1855.357 £0.00 £39.63

23 W16 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1852.084 £0.00 £28.21

24 W17 J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1851.886 £0.00 £28.21

25 W18 R & R Lambe Newtownbreda HPS 1851.108 £0.00 £28.21

26 W19 J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1850.612 £0.00 £26.84

27 E8 Lambert & Stewart Bangor RPC 1849.876 £0.00 £35.70

28 E9 Lambert & Stewart Bangor RPC 1849.131 £0.00 £35.70

29 E10 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1848.387 a £13.00 £48.70

30 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1848.353 £0.00 £26.84

31 E11 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1847.756 ab n £64.30 £90.00

32 R & R Lambe Newtownbreda HPS 1846.818 ab ABC N £68.05 £78.05

33 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1846.705 £0.00 £10.00

34 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1846.452 £0.00 £10.00

35 E12 Ambrose & Kelly Portavogie 1844.530 £0.00 £25.70

36 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1844.335 £0.00 £10.00

37 E13 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1843.978 ab AB £44.22 £66.00

38 E14 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1843.239 ab n ABC £68.66 £90.44

39 J Kirk & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1841.746 a ABC £29.69 £39.69

40 E15 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1841.519 £0.00 £21.78

41 E16 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1840.782 a £6.50 £28.28

42 E17 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1833.488 ab BC £33.90 £55.68

43 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1833.008 £0.00 £10.00

44 McCartan & Woodsides Crossgar HPS 1831.893 £0.00 £10.00

45 McCartan & Woodsides Crossgar HPS 1831.893 £0.00 £10.00

46 R & R Lambe Newtownbreda HPS 1827.819 £0.00 £10.00

47 E18 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1824.617 £0.00 £21.78

48 E19 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1824.366 £0.00 £19.81

49 E20 McComb Bros Killyleagh Central HPS 1823.058 ab £17.22 £37.03

50 A Cousins & Sons Hillfoot HPS 1822.560 £0.00 £10.00

51 A Bradley Ballynahinch HPS 1822.460 £0.00 £10.00

52 Cully & Monan Cloughey HPS 1821.751 £0.00 £10.00

53 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1821.643 £0.00 £10.00

Remainder Pools

R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1815.495 b B £14.22 £14.22

J Kirk & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1812.203 ab BC £24.15 £24.15

J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1811.275 a £4.75 £4.75

C & D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1805.300 a £4.75 £4.75

McComb Bros Killyleagh Central HPS 1805.289 b £6.70 £6.70

R.Irwin Dundonald HPS 1804.694 b C £11.88 £11.88

Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1804.237 b £6.70 £6.70

R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1793.218 b £6.70 £6.70

R.Irwin Dundonald HPS 1790.936 b £5.40 £5.40

A. Crawford Ballylesson HPS 1777.731 b £5.40 £5.40

Myles,Kincaid,McCann&A Dundonald HPS 1774.999 b C £11.88 £11.88

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W & L Robinson Hillfoot HPS 1774.061 C £6.48 £6.48

W & N Cully Portavogie 1772.934 b £6.70 £6.70

J Crossan Downpatrick Premier 1768.526 C £6.48 £6.48

J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1763.118 C £6.48 £6.48

 

West Section

36 Members Sent: 547 Birds in a Southerly Wind

1 C & D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson HPS 2051.012

2 J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1955.800

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

7 J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1886.288

8 J Patterson Ballylesson HPS 1878.399

9 R.Irwin Dundonald HPS 1876.786

10 J Kirk & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1865.973

11 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1862.807

12 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1862.628

13 A Cousins & Sons Hillfoot HPS 1862.484

14 T Marshall & Son Newtownbreda HPS 1856.944

15 McCartan & Woodsides Crossgar HPS 1855.916

16 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1852.084

17 J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1851.886

18 R & R Lambe Newtownbreda HPS 1851.108

19 J.Young & Ptnrs Dundonald HPS 1850.612

20 Cowan & McCartney Dundonald HPS 1848.353

 

East Section

59 Members Sent: 785 Birds in a Southerly Wind

1 W.McMaster & Son Ballywalter SPC 1887.807

2 D.Croskery & Son Annsborough HPS 1876.570

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 1856.246

7 Lambert & Stewart Bangor RPC 1855.357

8 Lambert & Stewart Bangor RPC 1849.876

9 Lambert & Stewart Bangor RPC 1849.131

10 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1848.387

11 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1847.756

12 Ambrose & Kelly Portavogie 1844.530

13 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1843.978

14 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1843.239

15 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1841.519

16 R Moore & Son Bangor RPC 1840.782

17 Harper & Young Cloughey HPS 1833.488

18 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1824.617

19 Gordon Bros & Sons Cloughey HPS 1824.366

20 McComb Bros Killyleagh Central HPS 1823.058

 

This week the Combine is scheduled to hold the first Cross Channel race of the year with a race from Talbenny in Wales but here the weather,

always a factor, is of paramount importance