FEELING THE HEAT: Sunday racing from Pilmore Beach and Thurles
All the Northern Ireland based organizations suffered yet more liberation misery at the weekend. With all three held over, with the NIPA and EDC in Pilmore Beach and the Ulster Federation in Thurles. Having been in Dublin early on Saturday morning and traveling home about lunch-time it was very evident by the darkening clouds and very low lying mist that Saturday just wasn’t for happening. As I progressed further North the visibility was some what better as was the brightness, but wise move to hold over by all three. Sunday seen a delay once again with the mist and haze taking some time to burn off, it did eventually burn off enough for the liberations to take place with the East Down Combine liberating in Pilmore Beach at 11.45am in a light variable wind, this was followed at 12.45 with the Ulster Federation in Thurles and finally the NIPA liberating in Pilmore at 1.00pm. Allow the haze hadn’t totally cleared and with a slight North/North East wind all liberators reported good clearings by all that were liberated. As I traveled around the Clubs on Sunday night it was evident just how good a day we had weather wise as it just wasn’t the haze that took a burning but some fanciers also. This week will see the first major race of the O/B campaign heading off on Thursday evening for the NIPA Rosscarbery O/B Inland National.
NIPA Section A & Section A West Clubs
Coalisland & District 16/240 - 1st W Bleeks & Son 1371, 2nd M McPhillips 1366, 3rd M McPhillips 1364, 4th J Devlin 1361, 5th M & R Hamilton 1351, 6th M & R Hamilton 1347, 7th G Stringer 1345, 8th H McLaughlin 1343, 9th K Carolan 1342, 10th W Bleeks & Son 1342.
Cookstown Social 11/311 – J Campbell 1365, Marshall & Harkness 1362, G & S Smith 1359, Marshall & Harkness 1357, J Campbell 1353, Marshall & Harkness 1351, 1350, S & G Smith 1347, G & S Smith 1346, Marshall & Harkness 1343.
Castledawson HPS 6/151- 1st T & S Dawson 1348, 2nd T Leacock & Son 1338, 3rd M Lynn 1334, 4th T Leacock & Son 1326, 5th Gilmour & Watson 1319.
Coleraine & County Derry 13/209 - 1st T McCrudden 1332, 2nd T McCrudden 1328, 3rd T McCrudden 1326, 4th W Murdock 1290, 5th A Tosh 1278, 6th G Mitchell 1272, 7th D Platt 1237.
Coleraine Premier - 1st J L Madden 1326, 2nd R Callaghan & Son 1320, 3rd Diamond Bros 1307, 4th Diamond Bros 1296, 5th J L Madden 1292.
Windsor Social HPS 14/231- 1st Horner & Scott 1324, 2nd F McIlreavy 1309, 3rd T Stewart 1303, 4th Horner & Scott 1298, 5th G Donaghy, Son & G/Son 1292, 6th G Donaghy, Son & G/Son 1284, 7th C Morrow & Son 1280, 8th J Fulton 1271, 9th K Glass 1266, 10th Horner & Scott 1265. J Fulton 1258, R & J Parke 1251, W Henry 1242, R McAlary 1233, J & S Brennan 1229, A Newton 1212, J Allen 1141. Once again Willie Horner wins the DTW with his good yearling cheq hen flying on Roundabout competing in Sect B. This year, she has won 3 x 1st Club from Navan, Clonmel and Pilmore Beach as well as 3rd Club from Roscrea. As a youngster, she won 2 x 1st Club from Roscrea and Pilmore Beach. Her breeding is Camphuis & Beverdam, with the parents coming from Robert Callaghan & Son, Bushmills.
Omagh & District 8/154 - 1st A Hall 1312, 2nd T Taggart 1306, 3rd S Grimes 1303, 4th A Hall 1290, 5th A Hall 1289, 6th A Kelly 1282.
Limavady RPS 6/112 - 1st J McCool 1283, 2nd R McIlmoyle 1276, 3rd R Witherow 1273, 4th R Witherow 1273, 5th R Witherow 1269, 6th R McIlmoyle 1269.
Strabane RPC 10/78- 1st Quinn & Harper 1220, 2nd T McBride 1209, 3rd T McAteer 1208, 4th B Gamble 1207, 5th T Ferguson & Son 1203, 6th B Gamble 1166.
Coleraine Triangle Pilmore Beach (1) - T McCrudden Co Derry 1332, T McCrudden 1328, A & R McAuley Ballymoney 1328, T McCrudden 1326, J L Madden Coleraine Prem 1326, Horner & Scott Windsor Soc 1324, R Callaghan & Son Coleraine Prem 1320, F McIlreavy Windsor Soc 1309, Diamond Bros Coleraine Prem 1307, T Stewart Windsor Soc 1303, Horner & Scott 1298, Diamond Bros 1296, G Donaghy Son & Grandson Windsor Soc 1292, J L Madden 1292, W Murdock Co Derry 1290.
After a one day holdover the NIPA liberated at
1.00pm in Pilmore beach a distance of 215 miles to local flyers
in Derry City. With the wind mainly from the east a difficult
race was on the cards for the 75 members competing with 655 birds
in the Federation. Making it back to back City of Derry Fed wins
is the widowhood loft of Mr & Mrs Paul Maxwell. There is no
doubt that "Picka" has mastered the art of widowhood racing and
it will be no surprise if his results continue in the weeks ahead.
This loft also takes 18th spot. 2nd and 15th positions go to Stephen
Barker who will be well pleased with this performance .Tommy McDaid
is in for 3rd & 20th with Kevin Payne also in the frame in
for 4th. The ever present Anthony McCrudden of the Foyle takes
5th & 19th Fed.
Londonderry RPS – N Murray 1223, A Funston 1221, D Wick 1211, A Funston 1192, L Flanagan 1179, N Murray 1172, L Flanagan 1167, T Cassidy 1165, L Flanagan 1152, D Wick 1152, T M S Gallagher 1148, J & D Kelly 1146.
City of Derry Federation Pilmore Beach (1) 75/655 – M/M Maxwell Foyle 1268, S Barker Foyle 1258, T McDaid Foyle 1253, K Payne Foyle 1234, A McCrudden Foyle 1227, M Concannon Maiden City 1226, Dunne & Quigley Maiden City 1225, N Murray Londonderry 1223, A Funston Londonderry 1221, P & M Healy Maiden City 1218, B & K Reid Foyle 1217, D Wick Londonderry 1211, B & K Reid 1211, J Houston & Son Maiden City 1210, S Barker Foyle 1210, A Lyle Maiden City 1193, A Funston Londonderry 1192, M/M Maxwell 1189, A McCrudden 1187, T McDaid Foyle 1186.
The best bird in the local Mid Antrim area was timed by George and Ann Eagleson from the Grove Road at 5.36pm recording velocity 1379 for the 216 miles and winning 1st & 2nd in Broughshane & Dist. George lost a bit of time this week again, this hen racing Roundabout lost her mate and sat out 8 minutes previous and still won 3rd Club. She is a direct daughter of his good France Cock, a half sister of the lofts second bird. This one had 2 x 2nds last year including Skibbereen YB Nat and this year has been clocked every week winning 2 x 2nd, 1 x 4th, 1 x 5th Club etc. Both the birds are bred from the late W J Workman stock, a bird purchased at his Entire Clearance Sale for £12. Although this race bird is a hen George has named her Willie John, I like your style George. Surgenor Bros stay at the top in Kells & Dist and R Service & Son take 1st Club in Harryville HPS. It was a close finish in Ballymena & Dist with W & J Smyth just ahead of Richmond Bros and Gary Gibson has 1st Cullybackey HPS.
Some local information now regarding the arrangements for the first big race of the year the OB Inland Nat to be flown from Rosscarbery on Sat 17th May. Cullybackey will be open between 8.30pm and 9.30pm Wednesday for collection of club entries etc, race marking is in Cullybackey Centre on Thursday 15th May between 4.00pm and 6.30pm. Collections for Pilmore Beach next week are one hour earlier.
Mid Antrim Combine Pilmore Beach (1) 130/2992 – G & A Eagleson Broughshane 1379, Surgenor Bros Kells 1365, R Service & Son Harryville 1363, G & A Eagleson 1362, W & J Smyth Ballymena 1361, Richmond Bros Ballymena 1358, G Gibson Cullybackey 1352, J & M Milliken Rasharkin 1350, D Dixon Rasharkin 1348, Scott & Clements Kells 1346, T McMillan Randalstown 1345, Russell Bros Cullybackey 1345, Young McManus & Sons Ahoghill 1344, J & N Simpson Broughshane 1340, W McFetridge Rasharkin 1339, S Millar Randalstown 1339, H Boyd Kells 1338, Surgenor Bros 1338, Balmer Young & Sons Ahoghill 1337, Reid Bros & McCloy Cullybackey 1336, H Smyth & Son Broughshane 1336, D Mairs Rasharkin 1336, T & G Cotter Ahoghill 1336, J Millar Randalstown 1335, R Alexander & Son Harryville 1335, K & K Kernohan & Sons Harryville 1334, T Shanks & Son Kells 1333, J & N Simpson 1333, H Boyd Kells 1333, G & A Eagleson 1333.
It was the fourth week of the Old Bird Champions League and the leading positions are as follows. Sect A: 1st Tom McMillan (Randalstown) 61 Points, 2nd Surgenor Bros (Kells 53 Points, 3rd Gary Gibson (Cullybackey) 49 Points, 4th K & K Kernohan & Sons (Harryville) 47 Points, 5th Milliken & Barkley (Rasharkin) 27 Points and 6th J Devlin (Ballymena) 1 Point. Sect B: 1st Davy Houston & Son (Broughshane) 55 Points, 2nd Stewart Bros (Randalstown) 35 Points, 3rd Harry Boyd (Kells) 29 Points, 4th D Dixon (Rasharkin) 19 Points, 5th Allen McBride (Harryville) 17 Points and 6th Young McManus & Sons (Ahoghill) 15 Points. Sect C: 1st George McDowell (Kells) 52 Points, 2nd J & N Simpson (Broughshane) 44 Points, 3rd R H Clements (Harryville) 37 Points, 4th T & G Cotter (Ahoghill) 26 Points, 5th Des Robinson (Cullybackey) 22 Points, and 6th John Millar (Randalstown) 4 Points. Sect D: 1st G & A Eagleson (Broughshane) 58 Points, 2nd Alan Darragh (Cullybackey) 26 Points, 3rd T & M Morrow (Kells) 23 Points, 4th J Millar & Son (Harryville) 22 Points, 5th Richmond Bros (Ballymena) 22 Points and 6th Christopher Tweed (Rasharkin) 3 Points.
Best bird in the Antrim area from Pilmore Beach was John White of Nutts Corner he had 1st & 2nd in Muckamore and will be well placed in the NIPA Sect C. His winner was timed at 4.58pm and records velocity 1385. Best for the NIPA Sect B are Tommy Patterson & Son followed by Jim Sinton and Amanda Mitchell. George Grant has the top three birds in Crumlin, the winner doing velocity 1380, Fleming Bros are best in Sect B with two birds doing velocity 1334. Surgenor Bros are best in Kells & Dist for the second week (1365) and Tommy McMillan has another 1st Randalstown HPS (1345), what a season to date for this loft having moved from Chimney Corner.
NIPA Sect B Clubs Pilmore Beach (1)
Muckamore HPS 16/371 – J White 1385, 1375, T Patterson & Son 1362, J Sinton 1361, A Mitchell & Son 1353, M/M A & E Bell 1348, A Mitchell & Son 1344, M/M A & E Bell 1333.
Crumlin & District 13/307 – G Grant 1380, 1370, 1345, Fleming Bros 1334, 1334, G F Lindsay 1323, J & A Galloway 1323, J Scott 1321, J & A Galloway 1320, 1320.
Broughshane & District 13/273 – G & A Eagleson 1379, 1362, J & N Simpson 1340, H Smyth & Son 1336, J & N Simpson 1333, H Smyth & Son 1325, D Houston & Son 1325, 1322. Race sponsored by T & E Service.
Kells & District HPS 16/310 – Surgenor Bros 1365, Scott & Clements 1346, H Boyd 1338, Surgenor Bros 1338, T Shanks & Son 1333, H Boyd 1333, 1328, G McDowell 1323. Winning Minute (36).
Harryville HPS 18/349 – R Service & Son 1363, R Alexander & Son 1335, K & K Kernohan & Sons 1334, J Millar & Son 1332, R H Clements 1331, J Rock 1331, J Millar & Son 1330, K & K Kernohan & Sons 1326, B Ramsey 1324, W McIlveen & Son 1322, R H Clements 1319, K & K Kernohan & Sons 1318. Chairman Robert Service timed his winner at 4.36pm flying 213 miles. Sent sitting on eggs five days the Blue hen was just having her third race and was un-raced as a young bird. Sire was a Busschaert from Ron Williamson while the dam a big race winner was on loan from Roy Clements. Again all the best Williamson bloodlines.
Ballymena & District 11/257 – W & J Smyth 1361, Richmond Bros 1358, W & J Smyth 1323, Richmond Bros 1322, G Barr 1319, 1311, B O’Rawe 1302, J Harris 1297, R Graham & Son 1291, J Harris 1289. Third win for W & J Smyth and Richmond Bros making a move forward prior to the big races.
Ballymoney HPS 29/821 – A & M Boyle 1361, D & H Stuart 1356, D Dixon 1348, D & H Stuart 1344, A & M Boyle 1341, A & R McAuley 1328, D Dixon 1326, R J Elliott 1324, 1313, S Thompson 1310, J Connolly 1309, D Devenney 1304.
Dervock IPS 10/367 - A & M Boyle 1361, D & H Stuart 1356, 1344, A & M Boyle 1341, R Callaghan & Son 1320, S Thompson 1310, D Devenney 1304, D & G McMullan 1303, D Devenney 1299, W & L McCaw 1286.
Cullybackey HPS 22/593 – G Gibson 1352, Russell Bros 1345, Reid Bros & McCloy 1336, G Gibson 1331, H & R McCloy 1329, 1327, Des Robinson 1326, Russell Bros 1326, B Herbinson 1325, E Davidson 1322, W Elliott 1317, S Steele 1312. The £50 sponsorship by the Bridge Garage will be flown in the Inland Pilmore Beach on 24th May. Secretary Edrick Davidson has the ring numbers should members require them, and cards must be returned inside one week from the date of the race.
Rasharkin & District HPS 15/307 – J & M Milliken 1350 Nom & DTW, W McFetridge 1339, D Mairs 1336, J & M Milliken 1318, J & D Surgenor 13123, D Mairs 1304, H Cubitt 1303, L Davidson 1293. D Dixon 1348, 1326. Race sponsored by Express Scaffolding Rasharkin.
Randalstown HPS 11/326 – T McMillan 1345, S Millar 1339, J Millar 1335, S Millar 1332, Stewart Bros 1329, J McNeill & Son 1327.
Ahoghill Flying Club 15/434 – Young McManus & Sons 1344, Balmer Young & Sons 1337, T & G Cotter 1336, W Greer 1332, Young McManus & Sons 1328, 1323, D Lowry & Sons 1321, G Dickey 1318, C Young 1315, D Lowry & Sons 1315. Brooke Supplies 2 Bird – Balmer Young & Sons 1337, Young McManus & Sons 1328. This 3yo Chew hen was sent on eggs, was winning for the third time. Sire is a son of the good Koopman stock cock and the Van Den Pasche hen that also has bred many winners.
Ballymoney West Combine 10/229 - 1st R J Elliott 1324, 2nd J McDowell & Sons 1300, 3rd L Neill 1294, 4th D Gage 1293, 5th W Blair 1292, 6th J Hutchinson & Son 1274, 7th A Hill 1261, 8th D Laverty 1258, 9th J McErlain & Son 1253, 10th B & I Stewart 1244. First win of the year for Robbie Elliott.
Bushmills Invitation – Horner & Scott 1324, R Callaghan & Son 1320, P Stewart 1303, Horner & Scott 1298, T & J McDonald 1280. Horner & Scott have won for the 4th time in the local Windsor Soc. This good Beverdam hen is winning for the third time this year to add to two wins as a young bird. Not many of those around.
New Antrim Amalgamated 9/143 – M/M F Clarke 1320, 1317, R McFall & Son 1311, 1309, M/M F Clarke 1306, McFall & McManus 1303, D Jackson & Son 1302, 1300, C Magill 1298, G McStravick 1298. The members are sad to learn that Gerald Magill the father of Monty has passed away after a period of illness in hospital. Not sure if he ever had birds himself, but I remember the family well from the Brooke Park days in Harryville. Three generations of the Magill Family are currently involved in the sport and they will keep the name to the fore for years to come. Sincere condolences to the entire family circle at this sad time.
Loughview Combine Pilmore Beach (1) 58/1236 – Bingham & Seaton 1382, Gregg Bros & McCandless, Gregg Bros & McCandless, M & T Griffith 1379, Kirk & Dowie & Sons 1377, R Francey 1377, Bingham & Seaton 1375, D & J Campbell & Bigger 1374, M & A Pearson 1374, R J & K Campbell 1374, Bingham & Seaton 1371, W Campbell 1371, D & J Campbell & Bigger 1370, D & J Campbell & Bigger 1370, D & J Campbell & Bigger 1370.
NIPA Sect C Clubs Pilmore Beach (1)
Muckamore HPS 16/371 – J White 1385, 1375, T Patterson & Son 1362, J Sinton 1361, A Mitchell & Son 1353, M/M A & E Bell 1348, A Mitchell & Son 1344, M/M A & E Bell 1333.
Ligoniel & District 39/758 – Bingham & Seaton 1382, Kirk Dowie & Sons 1377, Bingham & Seaton 1375, R J & K Campbell 1374, Bingham & Seaton 1371, W Campbell 1371, Bingham & Seaton 1370, T & T Davison 1369, R Gordon & Sons 1368, Pursley & Collins 1364, T & T Davison 1364, McMurray & Anderson 1361.
Eastway HPS 12/339 – M & T Griffith 1379, R Francey & Son 1377, J Burrows 1376, M & A Pearson 1374, J Burrows 1370, Grattan Bros 1359. The winner is a three year old Gaby Vandenabeele widowhood cock. In 2006 it was 1st Eastway, 2nd Section C and 11th Open in the Rosscarbery Old Bird Inland National.
Kingsmoss 13/319 – R McMeekin 1377, 1367, J Graham 1354, Cully & Cosby 1348, J Graham 1346, P R Wilson 1337, 1324.
Glengormley HPS 6/126 – D & J Campbell & Bigger 1374, 1370, G & M Atcheson 1318, G & C Lowry 1315, 1302, G & M Atcheson 1299, T Cairns & Sons 1293, R Johnston 1250.
Ballynure & District 8/188 - 1st Rea & Magill 1367, 2nd B Rowney 1343, 3rd Davidson & Milroy 1339, 4th Rea & Magill 1338. The winner is out of direct P Valk pigeons and was flown on widowhood. Well done, any visit yet????
Ballyclare & District 20/592 - 1st R Duddy 1365, 2nd B & M Gilmore 1352, 3rd B & M Gilmore 1352, 4th Horner Bros & Son 1341, 5th S Rodney & Son 1338, 6th A Agnew 1338, 7th P R Wilson 1337, 8th Mr & Mrs C Hayes 1331, 9th J & R Blair 1330, 10th G McNeilly 1329.
Carrick Social RPC 29/564 – D & J Armstrong & Son 1367, 1338, J McIlheron 1335, G & K Hill & Sons 1331, D Hill 1329, J & A Rankin 1325, T Peel 1322, M/M Robinson 1321, J McMaw 1319, M McMurtry 1319, R S Jackson & Son 1318, W R McClean 1316.
Carrick & District HPS 20/375 – D & J Armstrong & Son 1367, D Stevenson 1340, D & J Armstrong & Son 1338, Elliott Bros 1333, J & A Rankin 1325, T Creighton Sons & Welch 1323 ABCDEF, M/M K Laverty 1320, J McMaw 1319, D Stevenson 1317, T Creighton Sons & Welch 1317, D & J Armstrong & Son 1315, D & J Armstrong & Son 1315ABCDEF. J McMaw Nom. Winning Minute (34) won by Mrs M Lavery. D & J Armstrong & Son Special won by D & J Armstrong & Son.
Springvale Social 8/182 – Montgomery & Kirk 1362, R Davidson & Son 1354, W Drennan 1341, I Horner 1340, R Scott & Son 1379, A C McGrugan 1335, R Davidson & Son 1325, R Scott & Son 1325, A C McGrugan 1321. Race sponsored by David Kirk. Vice President Mr Robert Todd has passed away and the members send condolences to his wife Roberta and the family circle. Robert and family were very good supporters of the club and he will be sadly missed.
Larne & District HPS 44/770 - 1st Beggs & Hall 1358, 2nd R Mills & Son 1353, 3rd R Mills & Son 1353, 4th Beggs & Hall 1351, 5th Marshall & Wilson 1351, 6th B McCammon 1350, 7th Beggs & Hall 1349, 8th R Fenton 1347, 9th Marshall & Wilson 1346, 10th N Ferguson & Son 1345.
Horseshoe HPS 21/412 – Hamilton & Clements 1355, R Mills & Son 1353, 1353, D & P Harvey 1352, Marshall & Wilson 1351, C Campbell & Son 1347, Marshall & Wilson 1346, R Mills & Son 1342, 1342, Marshall & Wilson 1338. Hamilton & Clements takes the Red Card this week from Pilmore Beach. Raymond timed a Van Reet/Soontjen yearling hen, sent sitting 7 days on eggs. Both Sire and Dam were bred by Louella Pigeon World.
Ballycarry & Dist 12/282 – B McCammon 1350, Lynch Bros & Thompson 1337, J C Reid 1337, 1336, M Delaney 1336, N Arthurs 1331, J C Reid 1331, B McCammon 1324, Arthurs & George 1323, 1323.
Doagh & District HPS 17/307 - 1st A & N Lewis 1346, 2nd J & A Wilson & sons 1344, 3rd A & n Lewis 1337, 4th Smyth & McConnell 1336, 5th Mr & Mrs Suitters 1332, 6th S & A Leitch 1332, 7th W Cowan 1324, 8th S & A Leitch 1324, 9th Mr & Mrs B McNeilly 1322, 10th F Simpson 1321. "Back with a bang" Anthony & Norman take the red card this week. Their cheq W/Hood cock was clocked at 17.34, sire is Le Premier 1st sec Lamballe, Le Premier is also sire to Le Grand 1st sec Lamballe last year. Well done lads
Glenarm & District 9/224 – G McWhirter 1332, 1327, N O’Boyle 1319, G McWhirter 1304, N O’Boyle 1303, O O’Neill & Son 1298, G McWhirter 1297, G Ferguson & Daughter 1290.
Cushendall HPS – McNaughten & McKillop 1313, 1279, G McClafferty 1267, L McKeegan 1260, McNaughten & McKillop 1257, D McAllister 1256, L McKeegan 1251, McNaughten & McKillop 1250, K McNaughten 1243, L McKeegan 1242. Winning Minute (10) Half Pot winner F O’Boyle.
NIPA Section D Clubs
Dromore HPS 13/360 - 1st Doonan & McGuinness 1397, 2nd J Kelly & Sons 1392, 3rd P & J Boal 1384, 4th B & A Brown & S & W Shaw 1378, 5th N & H Hodgen 1377, 6th B & A Brown & S & W Shaw 1375, 7th B & M McCorriston 1375, 8th Brown & Burns 1373, 9th B & M McCorriston 1366, 10th P & J Boal 1361.
Lisburn & District HPS 25/600 - 1st Spence Bros 1391, 2nd H F Browne 1384, 3rd R Topping & Son 1381, 4th H F Browne 1378, 5th H F Browne 1373, 6th A Galloway 1359, 7th J McKernan & Son 1358, 8th S McAllister & Sons 1354, 9th Spence Bros 1350, 10th H F Browne 1348.
Glenavy & District HPS 17/352 - 1st P McGarrity 1382, 2nd D & M Shimmons 1380, 3rd D & M Shimmons 1376, 4th D & M Shimmons 1372, 5th D & M Shimmons 1369, 6th D & M Shimmons 1366, 7th D & M Shimmons 1361, 8th D & M Shimmons 1361, D Coulter 1357, 10th P McGarrity 1354. Very Well done to Paddy McGarrity who makes it three wins on the trot in the very competitive Glenavy Club, this week he timed a Yearling Blue Widowhood Cock at 5.13 flying 198 miles the breeding is down from Soontjens obtained from Rab Mills of Larne when mated to a Van De Ree bought from Sparkes and Hurst, this weeks performance is after topping Section D of the NIPA last week once again with a pigeon of the same breeding. This is only Paddy’s 3rd full season back into pigeons and is racing this year with only 16 widowhood cocks.
Colin HPS 9/159 – J Gregory & Sons 1381, 1372, 1370, 1363, 1353, 1351, M/M G Braniff 1347, O & M Monaghan 1338, D McParland 1331, P Elliott & Sons 1270.
Dromara HPS 11/351 - 1st D McCandless 1378, 2nd D McCandless 1362, 3rd Mr & Mrs Stevenson 1361, 4th Russell Bros 1357, 5th N Black 1356, 6th McKinstry Bros 1354.
Derriaghy HPS 9/226 - 1st Ian Kennedy 1373, 2nd I Gibb & Sons 1371, 3rd Ian Kennedy 1371, 4th Ian Kennedy 1368, 5th R & M McAleenan 1367, 6th R & M McAleenan 1365. Well done to Ian Kennedy who clocked his FVW Yearling Blue cock to take the red card clocking at 5.14pm flying 198 miles.
Largymore Inv 16/308 – Milligan & McCartney 1372 ABCD, Nom & DTW, S & A Hanna 1352, 1343, 1339, D Clements 1332, A T & J Houston 1331, Milligan & McCartney 1331, J McCleary 1330, Milligan & McCartney 1329, D Irvine 1328.
Kingswood HPS 22/300 – D Jackson & Son 1368, J Galbraith & Sons Jun 1344, E Burton 1342, D Jackson & Son 1341, R & J Conlane 1340, J Galbraith & Sons 1340, C & J Long & Son 1334, 1331, D Jackson 1323, E Salmon 1320.
Williamson & Calvin Training every Tuesday and Thursday from Ardee and Slane Castle. Birds can be hampered night before and up to 7.45am morning of toss at 23 Farra Road. Tel: (028) 38 339320 or Mobile: 07841 762399. Same collection points as usual Annaghmore Clubrooms 8.00am, Ballyoran Hill 8.20am, Edgarstown 8.40am, Laurelvale Clubrooms 9.00am, Markethill Corner 9.30am and Armagh Clubrooms 9.50am.
NIPA Section E Clubs
Bondhill Social – R Williamson 1422, 1414, 1406, 1404, 1400, 1400, 1393, 1393, W Neill 1391, 1388, R Williamson 1387, 1384.
Charlemont HPC 10/241 - 1st Patrick Grew 1416, 2nd Patrick Grew 1404, 3rd Patrick Grew 1399, 4th Eamon Grew1398, 5th E Grew 1379, 6th Patrick Grew 1377, 7th Kieran Shannon 1376, 8th Kieran Shannon 1375, 9th Kieran Shannon 1368, 10th E Grew 1367.
Lurgan Social – J Curran 1414, 1398, Higginson & Johnston 1383, J Curran 1370, Higginson & Johnston 1362, Furphy Bros 1350.
Edgarstown HPS 16/311 - 1st M Hughes 1409, 2nd T & A Ford 1396, 3rd T & A Ford 1383, 4th D Parr 1378, 5th E Matchett & son 1365, 6th T & A Ford 1364, 7th O Forde 1359, 8th D Parr 1358, 9th T & A Ford 1354, 10th BBC 1351.
Gilford & District HPS - 1st T Wilson 1407, 2nd J Adamson 1398, 3rd T Wilson 1378, 4th S S Cairns 1378, 5th T Wilson 1370, 6th T Wilson 1370, 7th S O’Dowd 1365, 8th S O’Dowd 1364.
Annaghmore HPS 15/407 - 1st G Buckley & Son 1400 , 2nd P Boyd 1400, 3rd R Telford 1399, 4th W G Neil 1398, 5th H Cordner 1395, 6th Calvin & Calvin 1391, 7th Calvin & Calvin 1391, 8th G Buckley & Son 1391, 9th G Buckley & Son 1389, 10th G Buckley & Son 1387.
Lurgan Amateur – G & F Hall 1398, D McBride 1377, 1372, G & F Hall 1363, D McBride 1356.
Loughgall – N Weir 1399, S Corrigan 1392, N Weir 1391, 1390, 1368, W Corrigan 1359.
Portadown Inv 12/264 - 1st M Livingstone 1395, 2nd A Fearon 1382, 3rd R & G & G Donaldson 1380, 4th E McKnight 1372.
Monaghan HPS 10/206 - 1st B Corley 1389, 2nd S O’Brien 1378, 3rd P Coughlin 1375, 4th S O’Brien 1373, 5th S O’Brian 1366, 6th Cooney Bros 1365.
Drumnavaddy HPS 12/212 - 1st J Smyth & Sons 1386, 2nd L,F & B McGrath 1382, 3rd J Smyth & Sons 1380, 4th L,F & B McGrath 1375, 5th J Smyth & Sons 1369, 6th J Smyth & Sons 1362, 7th L,F & B McGrath 1361, 8th L,F & B McGrath 1358.
Moira HPS 11/282 - 1st Turner Bros 1384, 2nd E Russell 1378, 3rd Turner Bros 1372, 4th Turner Bros 1369, 5th G & E Cartney1368, 6th R Kennedy 1367.
Markethill HPS 7/155 - 1st Muldrow & Cummings 1384, 2nd B & P Baird 1369, 3rd M McDowell & Son 1362, 4th B & P Baird 1360.
Orchard Combine CC Pilmore (1) – P Grew Charlemont 1416, P Grew 1404, R Parkes & Son Armagh 1402, P Grew 1399, N Weir Loughgall 1399, E Grew Charlemont 1398, S Corrigan Loughgall 1392, N Weir 1391, N Weir 1390, B Corley Monaghan 1389, Muldrew & Cummings Markethill 1384, E & M Curran Armagh 1384, E & M Curran 1383, S Fields & Sons Armagh 1380, E Grew 1379, S O’Brien Monaghan 1378, S Fields & Sons 1378, P Grew 1377, P Coughlin Monaghan 1375, D & C McArdle Armagh 1374.
NI Channel Federation Pilmore Beach (1) - Donnelly Bros 1392, Donnelly Bros 1387.5, G Buckley & Son 1387.02 ABCDN, Sloan & Reid & Sons 1380 ABCD, Higgins & Johnston 1379 ABCD, Toland & Lynch 1374, G & C Simons 1373, Thompson Bros & Jameson Bros 1372, D Carville & Son 1366, B & K Douglas 1364.7, T A Ford 1364.6, T & K Mawhinney 1362, B Creaney 1352, D Carville & Son 1351, J Serplus 1348, J Douglas & Son 1340, M Brown 1336.7, Furphy Bros 1336.4, J & C Topley 1310, A Gittins 1307. Congratulations to Donnelly Bros of Newry, winning 1st & 2nd Northern Ireland Channel Fed.
NIPA Section F Clubs
Downpatrick HPS - 1st Jackie Crossan 1356, 2nd P Lue & Sons 1354, 3rd Jackie Crossan 1330, 4th Jackie Crossan 1329.
Corrigs & District HPS 7/193 - 1st R Shaw 1346, 2nd R Shaw 1336, 3rd B Houston 1294, 4th A Murray & Son 1293, 5th Benson Bros 1285, 6th C McManus 1284, 7th C McManus 1280, 8th A Murray & Son 1279, 9th B Houston 1277, 10th Benson Bros 1270.
Ards HPS 14/253 - 1st McGimpsey Bros 1344, 2nd McGimpsey Bros 1328, 3rd McGimpsey Bros 1326, 4th McGimpsey Bros 1317, 5th Plunkett, Pollock & Nelson 1316, 6th McGimpsey Brothers 1314, 7th Plunkett, Pollock and Nelson 1312.
Comber Central 13/237 – Massey Bros 1344, 1339, 1332, A D Crawford 1328, 1318, Alex Crawford 1315, W Gabbey 1297, P & C Johnston 1296, D George 1292, A D Crawford 1289.
Portavogie HPS 25/483 - 1st L Young 1322, 2nd W & N Cully 1320, 3rd W & N Cully 1315, 4th W & N Cully 1315, 5th R & R McMaster & Son 1314, 6th R Thompson & J Bailey & Son 1309, 7th W & N Cully 1309, 8th W & N Cully 1308, 9th G Coffey 1306, 10th J & R Young & Sons 1306.
Millisle & District 15/292 – J & J Hollinger 1315, A & W Dorrian 1285, M & T Ferris 1283, J & J Hollinger 1277, R McCormick 1275, R Strain & Son 1273, J & J Hollinger 1272, A Brown 1271, 1269, J & J Hollinger 1268.
NIPA Section G Clubs
Banbridge Social 10/137 – T Lennon & Son 1409, C McArdle 1399, 1392, D Robinson 1389, T Lennon & Son 1386, D Winters 1384, J Beck 1378, E McAlinden 1376, C McArdle 1374, M Conlon 1363.
Newry & District HPS 18/398 - 1st J F McCabe 1400, 2nd R McKelvey 1395, 3rd J F McCabe 1383, 4th R McKelvey 1383, 5th R McKelvey 1377, 6th R McKelvey 1373, 7th M Maguire & Son 1372, 8th L Falloon & Son 1368, 9th B woods & Son 1367, 10th Mark Maguire & Son 1364.
Millvale HPS 17/421 - 1st Malachy Maguire & Son 1396, 2nd Aiden Curran 1393, 3rd Mr & Mrs R & M Mulholland 1388, 4th Mr & Mrs R & M Mulholland 1388, 5th Malachy Maguire & Son 1386, 6th Mr Billy Jones 1385, 7th Mr Aiden Curran 1377, 8th Mr Aiden Curran 1377, 9th Mr Noel Murtagh 1363, 10th Mr Noel Murtagh 1360.
North South Federation Pilmore Beach (1) – Donnelly Bros Newry City 1407, Donnelly Bros 1400, J F McCabe Newry & Dist 1400, Mal Maguire & Son Millvale 1396, R McKelvey Newry & Dist 1395, A Curran Millvale 1393, Donnelly Bros 1393, Donnelly Bros 1392, R & M Mulholland Millvale 1388, R & M Mulholland 1388, Donnelly Bros 1387, V Henning Newry City 1386, Donnelly Bros 1386, Mal Maguire 1386, W Jones Millvale 1385, V Henning 1383, J F McCabe 1383, R McKelvey 1383, A Curran 1377, A Curran 1377.
The Fanciers Combine Roscrea 30.4.08 66 Members
sent 1934 Birds.
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ULSTER FED SUCCESS FOR ALEC BENSON
The Ulster Federation were back in Thurles for the fourth race of the old bird season, some 150 miles into Belfast. With bad weather in Southern Ireland a liberation was not possible on Saturday and the birds were held over till Sunday AGAIN! The strings were finally cut at 12.30pm and the birds released into a Light Northerly wind. With all the results in its many congratulations to Alec Benson of the Lagan Valley RPC in Lisburn. This loft tops the Ulster Fed Open doing velocity 1421, making it two wins on the trot in the high flying Lagan Valley. Runner-up doing velocity 1418 is Mr Consistent of the South Belfast HPS – Rab Fear had a super race for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The Grosvenor loft of P Farrelly & Son will finish 3rd Open doing 1418, Peter Pablo must have taken a few hints from Big Owen. Another loft having a fantastic start to the season is 4th, J Lindores son & Nicolson record velocity 1417 followed by clubmates just a yard back Mawhinney Biddles & Morrison then F Robinson & Son. Its 4th, 5th & 6th Open for West Belfast HPS. Over to the Alexandra HPS for 7th Open won by Hamilton & Davison doing 1411, the break from training must have worked wonders Matt! J Gibson Son & Tosh have 1st Shankill & Dist and finish 8th Open followed by the Wheatfield winner D & G Ferguson doing velocity 1406. The Grosvenor loft of G McGowan & Son complete the Top 10 doing 1399. Looking down the results I see the Dream Team hit top spot in Fortfield Martin & Tabb on 1379, welcome back Peter. Big Jimmy McGann has the top four places in Britannia with the winner doing 1372 and Frankie Mudd has 1st, 2nd and 3rd in East End. Thanks to PO Joe Flood.
Ulster Federation Club Results Thurles (1)
Lagan Valley RPC - 1st A Benson 1421, 2nd I Gibb & Sons 1392, 3rd Spence Bros 1389, Spence Bros 1387.
South Belfast 13/163 - st R Fear 1418, 2nd R Fear 1378, 3rd R Fear 1376, 4th Paul McNally 1371, 5th Keery & Falloon 1370.
West Belfast HPS 22/376 - 1st J Lindores son & Nicolson 1417, 2nd Mawhinney Biddles & Morrison 1416, 3rd F Robinson & Son 1415.
Grosvenor HPS 38/730 - 1st P Farrelly & Son 1418, 2nd G McGowan & Son 1399, 3rd P & K McCarthy 1394, 4th P & K McCarthy 1394, 5th J Ward & Son 1385, 6th P & K McCarthy 1383, 7th P & K McCarthy 1383, 8th P & K McCarthy 1382, 9th T Kearney 1380, 10th J Ward & Son 1380. P Farrelly & Son take top spot this week with a Blue van reet widowhood cock,sire was bred from their own van reet lines and the dam was bought at Blackpool by young Pete from Rene Van Reet. The gentle giant is in 2nd place with Paul & Kathleen having a super race with 3rd,4th,6th,7th & 8th, the Dermott Hill Destroyer is 5th & 10th with Tucker Kearney in 9th spot.
Alexandra - 1st Hamilton & Davison 1411, 2nd J McCree 1377, 3rd Reynolds & McCafferty 1376.
Shankhill & District HPS 19/349 - 1st J Gibson & Son & Tosh 1410, 2nd J Gibson & Son & Tosh 1380, 3rd Smyth & Townsly 1378, 4th Smyth & Townsley 1374, 5th J O’Boyle 1373, 6th Smyth & Townsley 1372, 7th A Taylor & Son 1371, 8th W Gilmore 1368, 9th Smyth & Townsley 1366, 10th J Gibson & Son & Tosh 1366.
Wheatfield HPS - 1st D & G Ferguson 1406, 2nd J & D Braniff 1383, 3rd S Magill & Son 1381, 4th D & G Ferguson 1376, 5th J & D Braniff 1374, 6th J & D Braniff 1373, 7th J & D Braniff 1372, 8th J & D Braniff 1372.
Glen Invitation - 1st J Dillon & Son 1386, 2nd S & F O’Neill 1373, 3rd McManus & Rea 1372.
Fortfield HPS 18/280 - 1st Martin & Tabb 1379, 2nd P Phillips 1378, 3rd Mr & Mrs Flood 1376, 4th P Morgan & Son 1372, 5th C Carson 1368, 6th Mr & Mrs Flood 1367, 7th K Doherty 1365, 8th R McCullough 1362, 9th Martin & Tabb 1361, 10th Mr & Mrs Flood 1359.
Andersonstown RPC 15/236 - 1st P Elliott & Son 1374, 2nd J Kennedy & Son 1363, 3rd A O’Hanlan 1362, 4th Bap Carson 1361, 5th Johnston Bros 1354, 6th A O’Hanlan 1352.
Britannia - 1st McGann Bros 1372, 2nd McGann Bros 1368, 3rd McGann Bros 1364, 4th McGann Bros 1362.
East End HPS - 1st F Mudd & Sons 1359, 2nd F Mudd & Sons 1358, 3rd F Mudd & sons 1356, 4th W Willis 1341, 5th F Mudd & Sons 1340, 6th F Mudd & Sons 1339, 7th W Willis 1335, 8th F Mudd & sons 1333, 9th F Mudd & Sons 1329, 10th F Mudd & Sons 1328
Sydenham HPS - 1st J Carson 1354, 2nd J & J Scates 1334, 3rd J & J Scates 1332, 4th J & J Scates 1327, 5th J & J Scates 1315, 6th J & J Scates 1312, 7th J & J Scates 1293, 8th R & S Scates 1261.
EAST DOWN COMBINE NEWS UPDATE
This week seen the East Down Combine in Pilmore Beach and with the weather in the North of Ireland something similar to what you would expect on the beach, unfortunately the South was much blacker and with low lying mist it was decided to hold over on Saturday, with Sunday looking better, but not by much.
As Sunday morning approached, the low lying mist that had caused the problems the previous day was still lingering about but with an North Easterly wind and brighter and stronger sunshine, the combine new that come lunch - time their was a very good possibility that the strong sun would burn up most of the low lying mist and haze, looking at some fanciers on Sunday evening also the sun played its part with them, all in all worth holding them over with most lofts reporting 100% returns.
East Down Combine Results Pilmore Beach
Ballylesson HPS 13/299 - 1st John Patterson 1369, 2nd A Cousins & Son 1362, 3rd C & D Smyth 1355, 4th C & D Smyth 1340, 5th A Crawford 1336, 6th A Cousins & Son 1335, 7th A Cousins & Son 1334, 8th C & D Smyth 1328, 9th A Crawford 1325, 10th John Patterson 1322.
Dundonald 6/203 - 1st S Brown & Sons 1364, 2nd S Brown & Sons 1363, 3rd S Brown & Sons 1361, 4th B & E Foulis & Gill 1355, 5th M Foulis 1330, 6th S Brown & Sons 1326, 7th J Young & Partners 1326, 8th L McKinstry 1323, 9th J Young & Partners 1321, 10th M Foulis 1321.
Annsborough 513 Birds - 1st Paddy Brown 1356, 2nd Mickey Croskery 1346, 3rd Mickey Croskery 1344, 4th Mickey Croskery 1341, 5th Mickey Croskery 1339, 6th Mickey Croskery 1337, 7th Mickey Croskery 1334, 8th D Crockery & Son 1333, 9th D Crockery & Son 1329, 10th R J Keown 1323.
Hillfoot 11/164 - 1st D & T Brennan 1355, 2nd R Irwin 1345, 3rd R Irwin 1322, 4th M McClure 1319, 5th R Irwin 1318, 6th H Flynn 1316, 7th D & T Brennan 1315, 8th H Flynn 1306, 9th D & T Brennan 1295, 10th H Flynn 1281.
Crossgar HPS 13/428 - 1st McGiverns & Adairs 1350, 2nd B Palmer & Son 1347, 3rd A & A Cheevers 1345, 4th McGiverns & Adairs 1341, 5th McGiverns & Adairs 1336, 6th McGovern & Adairs 1336, 7th McCartan & Woodsides 1336, 8th McCartan & Woodsides 1334, 9th S & K Duke 1328, 10th S & K Duke 1326.
Drumaness Mills HPS - 1st M Flynn 1343, 2nd G Morrison & Daughter 1337, 3rd G Morrison & Daughter 1331, 4th M Flynn 1329, 5th G Morrison & Daughter 1327, 6th C Lavery 1325, 7th G Morrison & Daughter 1323, 8th F Valentine 1323, 9th M Flynn 1323, 10th G Morrison & Daughter 1321.
Ballynahinch Social - 1st J Gillespie & Sons 1323, 2nd S & P Logan 1314, 3rd H Wallace 1310, 4th S & P Logan 1296, 5th J Gillespie & Sons 1286, 6th M Roberts 1278, 7th S & P Logan 1269, 8th S & P Logan 1262, 9th M Roberts 1261, 10th S & P Logan 1261.
Annalong HPS 17/272 - 1st K Rooney & Son 1312, 2nd K Rooney & Son 1299, 3rd K Rooney & Son 1298, 4th K Rooney & Son 1285, 5th K Rooney & Son 1276, 6th Donnelly Bros 1274, 7th S Ferguson & Son 1274, 8th K Rooney & Son 1273, 9th McLoughlin Bros 1262, 10th J Newell 1246.
Dundrum 7/167 - 1st A McNamara & Partners 1311, 2nd A Murray & Son 1309, 3rd B Chambers 1307, 4th A Murray & Son 1300, 5th J Maguire & Partners 1295, 6th A Murray & Son 1294, 7th J Maguire & Son 1289, 8th A Murray & Son 1287, 9th B Chambers 1286, 10th A Murray & Son 1285.
South Down Federation - 1st Paddy Brown 1356, 2nd Mickey Croskery 1346, 3rd Mickey Croskery 1344, 4th Mickey Croskery 1341, 5th Mickey Croskery 1339, 6th Mickey Croskery 1337, 7th Mickey Croskery 1334, 8th D Crockery & Son 1333, 9th D Crockery & Son 1329, 10th R J Keown 1323
East Coast Federation Pilmore Beach
Newtown/Kilpedder RPC 10/140 - 1st Martin Daly 1341, 2nd Eric Kennedy & Son 1328, 3rd Eric Kennedy & Son 1325, 4th Eric Kennedy & Son 1290, 5th Sean Shannon 1280, 6th Martin Daly 1275.
North/South Federation Clonmel
1st T Mooney & Sons Millvale 1895, 2nd G Hughes 1879, 3rd Mark Maguire & Sons Newry & Dist 1876, 4th Mark Maguire & Sons 1876, 5th Cowan Bros Bessbrook 1874, 6th A Curran Millvale 1873, 7th B Woods & Sons Newry & Dist 1870, 8th P McAteer Millvale 1869, 9th V Henning Newry City 1886, 10th Donnelly Bros Newry City 1866, 11th A Curran Millvale 1866, 12th J F McCabe Newry City 1865, 13th R & M Mulholland Millvale 1857, 14th Mal Maguire & Sons 1855, 15th P McAteer & Sons Millvale 1854, 16th V Henning 1850, 17th Donnelly Bros 1849, 18th R McKelvey Newry & Dist 1848, 19th R McKelvey 1848.
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