MAC – Penzance YB National 04/09/13

MAC – Penzance YB National 04/09/13
William McFetridge from Rasharkin. Timed his two birds to finish 1st & 3rd MAC Penzance YB Nat.

William McFetridge from Rasharkin. Timed his two birds to finish 1st & 3rd MAC Penzance YB Nat.

Mid Antrim Update – The Blue Riband YB Nat was flown on Wednesday 4th September, some 2,600 birds from across Ireland were liberated in Penzance at 8.45am in a helping SE wind. The Mid Antrim area done very well and what a result for William McFetridge of Rasharkin & Dist two birds sent and both timed inside 15 minutes. The first bird at 15.31hrs recorded velocity 1456 for the 336 miles to finish 1st MAC and the second bird finished 3rd MAC. At time of writing the McFetridge loft is placed 5th Open INFC. Reid Bros & McCloy had 1st Cullybackey HPS (1445) and we had a very close finish in Ballymena & Dist, 1st Blair & Rankin (1411) a yard ahead of Mr & Mrs Sempey.

Mid Antrim Combine Penzance YB Nat – W McFetridge Rasharkin 1456, Reid Bros & McCloy Cullybackey 1445, W McFetridge 1412, Blair & Rankin Ballymena 1411, M/M M Sempey Ballymena 1410, A Darragh Cullybackey 1409, D Dixon Rasharkin 1396, D Dixon 1380, Reid Bros & McCloy 1371, M Graham Ballymena 1360, D Dixon 1352, J Smyth & Son Ahoghill 1345, MDC Magill Ballymena 1343, D Dixon 1335, D Dixon 1332, D Craig Ballymena 1318, J & M Milliken Rasharkin 1306, D Dixon 1303, W Scott Cullybackey 1289, Russell Bros Cullybackey 1259, Reid Bros & McCloy 1247, A Darragh 1221, A Darragh 1195, T Johnston & Son Harryville 1179, D Dixon 1177, D Dixon 1167, W & J Smyth Ballymena 1165, A Darragh 1157, H Cubitt Rasharkin 1111, A Darragh 1110.

Mid Antrim Combine Clubs

Rasharkin & Dist – W McFetridge 1456, 1412, J & M Milliken 1306, H Cubitt 1111. Danny Dixon – 1396, 1380, 1352, 1335, 1332, 1303, 1177, 1167. William McFetridge wins 1st and 2nd Club, 1st and 3rd Mid Antrim Combine and 5th Open in the INFC Young Bird National from Penzance.

Cullybackey HPS – Reid Bros & McCloy 1445, A Darragh 1409, Reid Bros & McCloy 1371, W Scott 1289, Russell Bros 1259, Reid Bros & McCloy 1247, A Darragh 1221, 1195, 1157, 1110, Reid Bros & McCloy 1072, 995, 986, 975, 864.

Ballymena & District HPS 8/29 – Blair & Rankin 1411, M/M M Sempey 1410, M Graham 1360, MDC Magill 1343, D Craig 1318, W & J Smyth 1175, MDC Magill 1175.

Ahoghill Flying Club – J Smyth & Son 1345.

Harryville HPS – T Johnston & Son 1179.

 

 

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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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