MAC – Roscrea 10/08/13

MAC – Roscrea 10/08/13
Jeff Surgenor from Kells, 1st MAC Roscrea with nestmate of last weeks 1st MAC Tullamore.

Jeff Surgenor from Kells, 1st MAC Roscrea with nestmate of last weeks 1st MAC Tullamore.

For race four of the young bird season the local birds were in Roscrea in County Tipperary, liberation was at 9.00am in a helping South, South West wind. Change of race point but no change to result, the best local bird as the week previous was timed by Jeff  Surgenor of the Kells & Dist HPS. He timed at 11.29am to record velocity 1726 for the 146 miles, to take 1st Combine, 1st Sect B and a good 19th Open NIPA where 24,500 birds were competing. This latest winner is the nest-mate of last week’s 1st MAC Tullamore, breeding is Hartog & Busschaert. Kells & Dist had the best local birds, runner up a second bird for Surgenor Bros, followed by Harry Boyd and George McDowell. Mr & Mrs Sempey had the best bird in the town for 1st Ballymena & Dist (1667) and Lexie Mullan had 1st Harryville (1658).

Mid Antrim Combine Roscrea 105/2,520 – Surgenor Bros Kells 1726, Surgenor Bros 1713, H Boyd Kells 1675, G McDowell Kells 1670, M/M M Sempey Ballymena 1667, L Mullan Harryville 1658, McFall & McManus Ballymena 1658, G McDowell 1653, McFall & McManus 1648, D Craig Ballymena 1644, M/M M Sempey 1644, Houston Bros Randalstown 1644, Tully Lofts Kells 1642, Blair & Rankin Ballymena 1642, A Darragh Cullybackey 1642, T Kaczynski Rasharkin 1641, G McDowell 1641, Russell Bros Cullybackey 1640, S Millar Randalstown 1639, S Millar 1638, S Millar 1638, J Ramsey Harryville 1638, J Harris Ballymena 1638, H & R McCloy Cullybackey 1635.

Mid Antrim Combine Clubs Roscrea –

Kells & District HPS 13/285 – Surgenor Bros 1726, 1713, H Boyd 1675, G McDowell 1670, 1653, Tully Lofts 1642, G McDowell 1641, H Turkington 1618. Sizzlers 2 Bird Club – G McDowell 1653, Gregg Bros 1604, G McDowell 1575, Scott & Clements 1533, M Smyth 1524.

Ballymena & District HPS 16/330 – M/M M Sempey 1667, McFall & McManus 1658, 1648, D Craig 1644, M/M M Sempey 1644, Blair & Rankin 1642, J Harris 1638, M/M M Sempey 1633, 1633, D Craig 1606. Ballymena 2 Bird Club – 1st M/M Sempey 1378, 2nd McFall & McManus 1543.

Ballykeel Inv – M/M M Sempey 1667, 1644, 1633, 1633, 1603, 1596, 1595, K & K Kernohan 1578.

Harryville HPS 16/355 – L Mullan 1658, J Ramsey 1638, J Millar & Son 1622, J Rock 1622, J Ramsey 1619, 1618, R H Clements 1609, R Service & Son 1609, A McBride 1609, J Ramsey 1607, 1607, T Johnston & Son 1604.

Randalstown HPS 12/306 – Houston Bros 1644, S Millar 1639, 1638, 1638, 1633, F & J & G Dickey 1632, S Millar 1628, 1628, 1627, 1626.

Cullybackey HPS 18/481 – A Darragh 1642, Russell Bros 1640, H & R McCloy 1635, Russell Bros 1635, A Darragh 1635, S Steele 1632, 1631, C McDowell 1620, A Darragh 1616, 1616, 1615, Reid Bros & McCloy 1613, Gibson & Dickey 1609, W Scott 1604, Reid Bros & McCloy 1604. Alan Darragh back on top after being knocked back last week by the new flyers Gibson & Dickey.

Rasharkin & District 10/289 – Tomasz Kaczynski 1641, Steele & McNeill 1635, 1627, A C & T Tweed 1619, Tomasz Kaczynski 1610, H Cubitt 1608, J & D Surgenor 1598, 1598, J & M Milliken 1596, W & J McLean 1593. First win goes to new member Tomasz Kaczynski. Tomasz timed a Janssen/Klak at 11.39 flying 148 miles, Steele & McNeill take second and third. Danny Dixon: 1599.611,1599.452. Race sponsored by Stevenson’s Mace, Kilrea.

Ahoghill Flying Club 13/375 – D Lowry 1606, C Young 1601, Young McManus & Sons 1594, J Smyth & Son 1582, Young McManus & Sons 1579, 1563, 1561, J Smyth & Son 1559, Young McManus & Sons 1558, A & N Young 1557. Congratulations to Davy who takes the top spot this week timing at 11.37am for the 144 mile fly.

Broughshane & Dist 7/99 – A Purvis 1582, D Houston & Son 1574, T & E Service 1572, J & N Simpson 1571, 1570, Mrs Smyth 1553. Winner of Breeder/Buyer Mrs M Smyth.

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About the author

Willie Reynolds

Covering the sport in Ireland for several years, scribe for both BHW & RP and a number of local newspapers including the News Letter (Farming Life Supplement) each Wednesday. Secretary of Ballymena & District for a number of years and currently PO for the Mighty NIPA. Watch out for the many articles/news items penned by HOMER.

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