MAC – Fermoy 24/08/13

MAC – Fermoy 24/08/13
Dennis Craig from Ballymena & Dist, 1st MAC from Fermoy.

Denis Craig from Ballymena & Dist, 1st MAC from Fermoy.

Race six for the young birds was another good one with liberation in Fermoy on Saturday 24th August at 9.00am in a helping West SW wind over the route. The early birds were timed in the Ballymena & Dist who had most members competing. Denis Craig had two birds just before 1.00pm and Mr & Mrs Sempey had three birds on the hour, flying 200 miles. Denis just started racing young birds last season and won 1st MAC in his first race, doing velocity 1486 with his Blue hen he takes 1st MAC with just under 2,000 birds and runner-up as well, followed by M/M Sempey who have been consistent all year. Simon Millar had a top card including 1st Randalstown (1472), Paddy McManus has another 1st Ahoghill (1467), Sammy Steele wins Cullybackey for the second week (1461) as does Brian Swann & Son in Kells (1455), and Roy Clements has 1st Harryville (1452).

Mid Antrim Combine Fermoy 93/1,963 – D Craig Ballymena 1486, D Craig 1482, M/M M Sempey Ballymena 1477, M/M M Sempey 1475, S Millar Randalstown 1472, Young McManus & Sons Ahoghill 1467, M/M M Sempey 1464, S Steele Cullybackey 1461, S Steele 1461, S Millar 1461, B Swann & Son Kells 1455, B Swann & Son 1454, R H Clements Harryville 1452, McFall & McManus Ballymena 1452, Reid Bros & McCloy Cullybackey 1451, D Dixon Rasharkin Rasharkin 1449, J Ramsey Harryville 1448, D Craig 1447, J Millar & Son Harryville 1447, J Ramsey 1446, J Rock Harryville 1445, G McDowell Kells 1445, W & J Smyth Ballymena 1445, W & J Smyth 1444.

Mid Antrim Combine Clubs Fermoy –

Ballymena & District HPS 18/307 – D Craig 1486, 1482, M/M M Sempey 1477, 1475, 1474, McFall & McManus 1452, D Craig 1447, W & J Smyth 1445, 1444, G & A Eagleson 1429.

Ballykeel Invitation – M/M M Sempey 1477, 1475, 1474, K & K Kernohan 1438, 1416, 1405, L Magill 1402.

Randalstown HPS 10/232 – S Millar 1472, 1461, 1440, 1440, 1423, 1423, 1422, 1421, 1421, D Logan & Son 1417.

Ahoghill Flying Club 12/267 – Young McManus & Sons 1467, 1428, 1427, J Smyth & Son 1416, Young McManus & Sons 1415, 1407, 1400, 1393, J Smyth & Son 1392, D Stevenson 1377.

Cullybackey HPS 14/431 – S Steele 1461, 1461, Reid Bros & McCloy 1451, A Darragh 1441, 1440, 1440, Gibson & Dickey 1435, D Robinson 1431, Reid Bros & McCloy 1429, A Darragh 1423, 1423, Reid Bros & McCloy 1515, Russell Bros 1413, H & R McCloy 1407, Gibson & Dickey 1398, J & J Greer 1376.

Kells & District HPS 9/149 – B Swann & Son 1455, 1454, G McDowell 1445, 1441, Surgenor Bros 1441, 1441, B Swann & Son 1430, Surgenor Bros 1425. Sizzlers 2 Bird Club – G McDowell 1441, Surgenor Bros 1393, B Swann & Son 1357, H Boyd 1313, T Shanks & Son 1078.

Harryville HPS 13/267 – R H Clements 1452, J Ramsey 1448, J Millar & Son 1447, J Ramsey 1446, J Rock 1445, J Ramsey 1442, 1441, A McBride 1439, K & K Kernohan 1438, D Mitchell 1428.

Rasharkin & District 10/222 – Thomasz Kaczynski 1432, 1425, Steele & McNeill 1406, 1402, J & M Milliken 1401, W & J McLean 1377, H Cubitt 1370, 1369, McGowan & Maternaghan 1361, W McFetridge 1354. Win number two for new member Tomasz Kaczynski also taking second. Danny Dixon: 1449.589, 1438.408. Race sponsored by Stevenson’s Mace, Kilrea.

Broughshane & District 7/88 – A Purvis 1428, Mrs M Smyth 1405, J & N Simpson 1389, Mrs M Smyth 1388, J & N Simpson 1383, J Getty 1380, A Purvis 1373, D Houston & Son 1313. 1279, C Kennedy 1227.

Talbenny National Race Marking – The race entry fees etc. will be collected on Wednesday 28th August from 8.30pm to 9.30pm at Cullybackey Clubrooms. Birds will be race marked in Cullybackey on Thursday 29th August from 4.00 pm to 6.30 pm. Clocks ready after transporter leaves centre. Clubs should send two members to assist at both race marking and clock checking.

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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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