MAC – Rosscarbery YB Nat 14/09/13

MAC – Rosscarbery YB Nat 14/09/13
Danny Dixon from Dunloy, super Race Card from Rosscarbery, top five places in MAC.

Danny Dixon from Dunloy, super Race Card from Rosscarbery, top five places in MAC.

On a perfect day in a Lt NW wind the NIPA birds enjoyed the final race of the young bird season, birds for the Rosscarbery Inl Nat had been released at 10.00am. Best Card locally for the second week was Danny Dixon of Dunloy, a bunch of birds together fill 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th MAC – a super result for Ballymacaldrick Lofts.

Alan Darragh was next best with the top bird in the Cullybackey Centre followed by Surgenor Bros Kells & Dist and New Kid on the Block Sammy Steele.

Mid Antrim Combine Rosscarbery 43/310 – D Dixon Rasharkin 1318, 1318, 1318, 1317, 1313, A Darragh Cullybackey 1300, Surgenor Bros Kells 1289, D Dixon 1283, S Steele Cullybackey 1278, S Steele 1276, D Dixon 1270, M/M M Sempey Ballymena 1270, M/M M Sempey 1268, S Millar Randalstown 1268, D Dixon 1263, A Darragh 1263, S Millar 1262, A Darragh 1260, S Millar 1260, S Millar 1259, A Darragh 1258, Reid Bros & McCloy Cullybackey 1256, B Swann & Son Kells 1255, J Ramsey Harryville 1255,

Mid Antrim Combine Clubs Rosscarbery –

Cullybackey 4/65 – A Darragh 1300, S Steele 1278, 1276, A Darragh 1263, 1260, 1258, Reid Bros & McCloy 1256, A Darragh 1248, 1244, S Steele 1239, Reid Bros & McCloy 1235, 1235.

Kells & District 4/25 – Surgenor Bros 1289, B Swann & Son 1255, G McDowell 1251, 1239, 1234, B Swann & Son 1224, H Turkington 1221, B Swann & Son 1204, Surgenor Bros 1190, G McDowell 1139. Sizzlers 2 Bird Club – Surgenor Bros 1289, G McDowell 1239, B Swann & Son 1224, H Turkington 1221, 1113.

Ballymena & District 7/43 – M/M M Sempey 1270, 1268, 1252, 1237, Blair & Rankin 1223, B O’Rawe 1183, D Craig 1171, G & A Eagleson 1164, 1157, D Craig 1145.

Ballykeel Invitation – M/M M Sempey 1270, 1268, 1252, 1237.

Randalstown 4/24 – S Millar 1268, 1262, 1260, 1259, F G & J Dickey 1252, 1237, S Millar 1228, 1189, 1161, D Logan & Son 1151.

Harryville HPS 8/49 – J Ramsey 1255, J Rock 1240, 1239, 1199, T Johnston 1198.

Rasharkin & Dist 6/44 – Steele & McNeill 1250, H Cubitt 1204, Steele & McNeill 1202, Thomasz Kaczynski 1199, A C & T Tweed 1191, H Cubitt 1136, Thomasz Kaczynski 1115. Anothe Red Card for Steele & McNeill with another of their Lambrechts. Steele & McNeill win Young Bird Knock-Out Cup. Danny Dixon: 1318.322, 1318.259, 1318.133, 1317.944, 1313.987, 1283.587, 1270.517, 1263.936, 1263.820, 1261.334. Race sponsored by Stevenson’s Mace Kilrea.

Broughshane & District 3/13 – J & N Simpson 1246, A Purvis 1216, 1207, 1202, J & N Simpson 1127, D Houston & Son 1023. This race Rosscarbery National was sponsored by Hollies Sports Clinic, Room 27, Ballymena Showgrounds.

Ahoghill Flying Club 7/39 – Young McManus & Sons 1235, 1230, J Orr & Son 1214, Young McManus & Sons 1207, J Orr & Son 1203, J Smyth & Son 1187, Young McManus & Sons 1172, 1166, J Orr & Son 1131, Young McManus & Sons 1098.

Mid Antrim Combine Secretary George McDowell has requested claims for the season’s cups and trophies, winners from last season should return same as soon as possible to allow time for engraving etc. Old Bird Inland Ave, Cross Channel Average, OB Average, B Eagleson Memorial (1st 3 cross channel races), YB Average, Combined Average O/B & Y/B, Bird of the Year. All claims to George before Saturday 28th September, and do please return all cups, write to 14 Shankbridge Road, Ballymena BT42 3DJ.

Kells & Dist HPS have another Social Evening planned to take place in the Dunsilly Hotel, Antrim on Friday 26th October, pay at the door. Prior to the main event the Kells & Dist HPS will present the prizes for the year. More details later.

At the end of the season members need to claim for the various awards, deadline is two weeks after the final race flown last weekend from Rosscarbery, that is on or before Sat 28th September, no late claims will be entertained. Bookings now being taken for tickets to the Annual Ladies Night to be held at the Templeton Hotel in Templepatrick on Friday 8th November. NIPA Secretary Fred Russell has requested that all cups and trophies are returned ASAP, and in a clean condition.

Cullybackey Centre Rosscarbery 42/285 – A Darragh Cullybackey 1300, Surgenor Bros Kells 1289, S Steele Cullybackey 1278, S Steele 1276, M/M M Sempey Ballymena 1270, M/M M Sempey 1268, S Millar Randalstown 1268, A Darragh 1263, S Millar 1262, A Darragh 1260, S Millar 1260, S Millar 1259, A Darragh 1258, Reid Bros & McCloy Cullybackey 1256, B Swann & Son Kells 1255, J Ramsey Harryville 1255, F Dickey Randalstown 1252, M/M M Sempey 1252, G McDowell Kells 1251, Steele & McNeill Rasharkin 1250, A Darragh 1248, J & N Simpson Broughshane 1246, A Darragh 1244, J Rock Harryville 1240, J Rock 1239, S Steele 1239, G McDowell 1239, F Dickey 1237, M/M M Sempey 1237, Reid Bros & McCloy 1235.

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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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