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East Down Combine 11-06-18

 

East Down Combine News

with Clifford Browne

Talbenny - J Kirk &Sons Top The Combine

Saturday June 1st saw the EDC have an entry of some 2000 birds in Talbenny (Wales ) for the first of this year’s Cross Channel races and although we have had a tremendous spell of weather it had sparked off big thunder showers especially around the area of Wales and across the South of Ireland plus the fact that it also was misty at times so the decision was made to Holdover until Sunday morning when the birds were released on a beautiful morning into a light variable wind .

The Open winners this week are the partnership of John Kirk & Sons who race with the Ballylesson club and whose winner a blue hen recorded a velocity of 1507 also winning 1st West Section . This loft has been racing very well and this win follows on from their 2nd Open from Mallow a couple of weeks previously .

It was to the Dundrum club then for 2nd Open to the partnership of E &A Rogan who win the East Section . Dundonald’s Stephen Brown and Tom McConnell were 3rd open followed by W & L Robinson of Hillfoot with the Rooney Family of Annalong 5th open and A Cousins & sons of Hillfoot completing the top 6 .The full open and section results were:

East Down Combine

02/06/2018 Talbenny OB

134 Members Sent: 2007 Birds in a Light Variable Wind

Pos Name Club Velocity

1 J Kirk & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1507.263

2 E & A Rogan Dundrum HPS 1495.942

3 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1493.858

4 W & L Robinson Hillfoot HPS 1466.677

5 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1443.780

6 A Cousins & Sons Hillfoot HPS 1443.262

7 B C T Foulis & Gill Dundonald HPS 1439.459

8 W & L Robinson Hillfoot HPS 1434.908

9 R Hunter Ballynahinch HPS 1417.457

10 Mackey & Lockhart Ballylesson HPS 1414.742

11 J & P Rice Killyleagh Central HPS 1412.506

12 K Rooney,Son& Dtr Annalong HPS 1408.730

13 T Marshall & Son Newtownbreda HPS 1408.361

14 T Marshall & Son Newtownbreda HPS 1408.165

15 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1405.127

16 J & P Rice Killyleagh Central HPS 1403.012

17 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1401.956

18 R & G Thompson Portavogie 1394.694

19 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1393.470

20 A. Crawford Ballylesson HPS 1392.809

21 C & D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1392.173

22 Mackey & Lockhart Ballylesson HPS 1390.816

23 Mackey & Lockhart Ballylesson HPS 1390.535

24 Massey Bros Ballylesson HPS 1390.471

25 M.Croskery Annsborough HPS 1389.832

26 G Lavery & Son Downpatrick HPS 1389.725

27 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1384.779

28 Ambrose & Kelly Portavogie 1381.817

29 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1380.950

30 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1380.585

31 Burns Bros Comber Social 1379.651

32 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1378.926

33 G Hillen & Ptnrs Ballynahinch HPS 1378.648

34 A Cousins & Sons Hillfoot HPS 1378.626

35 Massey Bros Ballylesson HPS 1378.118

36 L Young Portavogie 1377.682

37 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1377.478

38 D.Croskery & Son Annsborough HPS 1375.947

39 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1374.683

40 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1374.321

 

West Section

44Members Sent:801Birds in a Light Variable Wind

1 J Kirk & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1507.263

2 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1493.858

3 W & L Robinson Hillfoot HPS 1466.677

4 A Cousins & Sons Hillfoot HPS 1443.262

5 B C T Foulis & Gill Dundonald HPS 1439.459

6 W & L Robinson Hillfoot HPS 1434.908

7 R Hunter Ballynahinch HPS 1417.457

8 Mackey & Lockhart Ballylesson HPS 1414.742

9 T Marshall & Son Newtownbreda HPS 1408.361

10 T Marshall & Son Newtownbreda HPS 1408.165

11 B. Hogg & Sons Newtownbreda HPS 1401.956

12 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1393.470

13 A. Crawford Ballylesson HPS 1392.809

14 C & D Smyth & Sons Ballylesson HPS 1392.173

15 Mackey & Lockhart Ballylesson HPS 1390.816

16 Mackey & Lockhart Ballylesson HPS 1390.535

17 Massey Bros Ballylesson HPS 1390.471

18 M.Foulis Dundonald HPS 1384.779

19 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1380.950

20 Brown & McConnell Dundonald HPS 1380.585

East Section

90 Members Sent: 1206 Birds in a Light Variable Wind

1 E & A Rogan Dundrum 1495.942

2 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1443.780

3 J & P Rice Killyleagh Central HPS 1412.506

4 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1408.730

5 K Rooney,Son&Dtr Annalong HPS 1405.127

6 J & P Rice Killyleagh Central HPS 1403.012

7 R & G Thompson Portavogie 1394.694

8 M.Croskery Annsborough HPS 1389.832

9 G Lavery & Son Downpatrick HPS 1389.725

10 Ambrose & Kelly Portavogie 1381.817

11 L Young Portavogie 1377.682

12 D.Croskery & Son Annsborough HPS 1375.947

13 J T Palmer Ballywalter SPC 1369.515

14 J.& J. Hollinger Millisle & District HPS 1368.388

15 G Lyttle Comber Social 1364.744

16 W & N Cully Portavogie 1364.674

17 M.Croskery Annsborough HPS 1363.210

18 J & R Young Portavogie 1360.739

19 J.McNally & Son Annsborough HPS 1353.243

20 C Browne Bangor RPC 1349.439

Around the Combine Clubs

 

Annalong K .Rooney,Son & Dtr 1443.78 , K .Rooney,Son & Dtr 1408.73

K .Rooney,Son & Dtr 1405.127

Annsborough M Croskery 1389.832 , D Croskery & Son 1375.947

M Croskery 1363.21

Ballylesson 14 members sent 222 birds J Kirk & sons 1507 ,

Mackey & Lockhart 1414 , A Crawford 1392

Ballynahinch R Hunter 1417.454 , G Hillen & Ptnrs 1378.63 ,

Graham Bros 1374.315

Ballywalter J T Palmer 1369.515 , W McMaster & Son 1295.575

S Regan 1274.861

Bangor C Browne 1349.439 , D Shaw 1331.74 ,Burgess & Brennan 1321.614

Cloughey Harper & Young 1277.948 , Harper & Young 1261.249

Harper & Young 1236.113

Comber Burns Bros 1379.65 , G Lyttle 1364.74 , R Johnston 1358.001

Crossgar J McGreevy 1338.49 , J McGreevy 1338.219 , J McGreevy 1333.267

Donaghadee E D & K Allan & Sons 1288.3 , A & P Trimble & Sons 1257.794

A & P Trimble & Sons 1230.122

DownpatrickPremier G Lavery & Son 1389.725 , J Crossan 1324.73

G Lavery & Son 1312.162

Dundonald S Brown & McConnell 1493.858 , B C T Foulis & Gill 1439.459

S Brown & McConnell 1393.47

Dundrum E & A Rogan 1495.942 , R McVeigh & Son 1306.528

E & A Rogan 1285.662

Hillfoot W & L Robinson 1466.677 , A Cousins & Sons 1443.262

W & L Robinson 1434.908

Killyleagh Central J & P Rice 1412.506 ,J & P Rice 1403.012

McComb Bros 1321.916

Millisle J.& J Hollinger 1368.388 , R Strain & Son 1328.56

R Strain & Son 1309.791

Newtownbreda T Marshall & Son 1408.361 , T Marshall & Son 1408.165

B Hogg & Sons 1401.956

Portavogie R & G Thompson 1394.694 , Ambrose & Kelly 1381.817

L Young 1377.682

 

East Down2bird News

2nd Fermoy--- 26th May 2018

1st R Irwin 1167 pools £16 --1st Open EDC

2nd Gordon bros & sons 1126 pools £12

3rd Angus & son & McConkey 1122 pools £8

4th C & D Smyth & sons 1121 pools £4

5th C & D Smyth & sons 1117

6th Gillespie bros 1114

7th R Moore & son 1104

8th J Mc Greevy 1094

9th Mc Cartan & Woodsides 1091

10th Mackey & Lockhart 1088

11th A Crawford 1083 .37

12th W McMaster & son 1083.18

Congratulations to Roy Irwin for winning 1st in the 2 bird club with the Open winner and also C & D Smyth & sons for having both their birds in the 2 bird result .

 

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One of the attractions of the 2 bird club are the Leagues and the current league points positions at present are as follows :

 

 

League A 

R Moore & son 12 points

J McGreevy 12 points 

J Patterson 10 points 

Gordon bros & sons 10 points

B Hogg & sons 10 points

Brown & McConnell 10 points

C & D Smyth & sons 8 points

Mc Comb bros 8 points

D & W Carlile & son 6 points

League B

Cowan & Mc Cartney 12 points

J Young & ptnrs 10 points

Mc Cartan & Woodsides 10 points

Mackey & Lockhart 8 points

S Regan 8 points

K & B Mc Conaghie & son 8 points

T Horner & sons 8 points

F Gilmore 6 points

Harper & Young 6 points

A Crawford 6 points

League C

B Young 12 points

H Mc Veigh 10 points

Gillespie bros 10 points 

W Mc Master & son 10 points

J Kirk & sons 8 points

R Irwin 8 points

Muir & Mc cann 6 points

 League D

C Healy 12 points

D & K Mc Cutcheon 12points

M Foulis 10 points

R Christie 10 points.

J & R Young 8 points

Cully & Monan 8 points

P & C Johnston 6 points

S Casement & son 6 points

C Browne 6 points

Mc Loughlin bros 6 points

League E

H Ballantyne 10 points

L & R Barr 10 points

G Lyttle 10 points

J Tumelty 8 points

J & S Albert & sons 8 points

R Mc Veigh & son 8 points

P & C Mc comb 8 points

L Mc Cavery 6 points

Palmer & Mc Kay 6 points

S Dempsey 6 points

P Lyttle 6 points

 

Old bird Inland avg R Moore & son

Old bird Skibbereen classic J Young & ptnrs

Derek Wishart Classic ( Mallow ) R Irwin

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This week the EDC are in Bude (Cornwall ) for the first of two races from there so again we are looking for good weather for this event .