Carrick Advertiser – Larne & Ballyclare Gaz 01/08/13
The East Antrim lofts with the exception of Ligoniel & Dist were competing from Mullingar at the weekend, the second week of Area Liberations. No problems next week, the NIPA will be having a mass release in Tullamore. In Mullingar the convoy of 3,500 birds were released at 10.25am in a helping Lt South Easterly wind. The top loft was M & T Griffith of the Eastway HPS recording velocity 1518 and a yard ahead of the best in Carrickfergus Hall & George of the Carrick Social. Edmund McAlule broke Novice Status in the big Larne & District, they had a massive 1,015 birds competing, some work getting that lot away. M & T Griffith have had a good couple of weeks, club winners from Navan the loft finished 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th Open NIPA. The igoniel & Dist birds were in Tullamore with Sect D, just pipped for the top honours by H Mackin & Son of the Lisburn & Dist. For Ligoniel Bingham & Seaton were 2nd & 4th, G & M Atcheson 3rd & 6th and McClurkin & McCoubery 5th.
Larne & District HPS will host the Complete Clearance Sale (Health Reasons) for Marshall & Wilson in the local clubrooms on Thursday 8th August at 8.00pm, birds on view from 7.00pm. Birds are mostly Van Loon from B McNeice & Sons from Lurgan, no paper-work due to the owner’s illness. When racing, Marshall & Wilson were a class act.
NIPA Sect C Mullingar 150/3,537 – Lib 10.25am, wind Lt South Easterly
M & T Griffith Eastway 1518, Hall & George Carrick Soc 1517, E McAuley Larne & Dist 1514, E McAuley 1514, N Ferguson & Son Larne & Dist 1514, M/M G Robinson Carrick Soc 1514, C Campbell & Son Larne & Dist 1514, E McAuley 1513, C Campbell & Son 1513, N Ferguson & Son 1513, C Campbell & Son 1513, J McIlheron Carrick Soc 1513, M/M G Robinson 1513, M/M G Robinson 1512, J Burrows Eastway 1512, D & J Armstrong & Son Carrick Soc 1511, D & P Harvey Larne & Dist 1511, J Burrows 1511, D & P Harvey 1511, D & J Armstrong & Son 1511.
East Antrim Sect C Clubs Mullingar –
Eastway HPS 10/230 – M & T Griffith 1518, J Burrows 1511, J Dawson & Son 1511, J Burrows 1510, J Dawson & Son 1510, 1510.
Carrick Social 18/450 – Hall & George 1517, M/M G Robinson 1514, J McIlheron 1513, M/M G Robinson 1513, 1512, D & J Armstrong & Son 1511, 1511, 1510, J McIlheron 1474, W R McClean 1472.
Larne & District HPS 40/1015 – E McAuley 1514, 1514, N Ferguson & Son 1514, C Campbell & Son 1514, E McAuley 1513, C Campbell & Son 1513, N Ferguson & Son 1513, C Campbell & Son 1513, D & P Harvey 1511, 1511. The NIPA moved on to Mullingar for the second young bird race with 40 Larne & District members sending 1015 pigeons. Winning the McLaughlin Cup and taking the top two positions is E McAuley. In a very close finish Edmund came out in top with his first pigeon a Lambrecht hen bred by Leslie Madden of Coleraine, named Alix in memory of his late father. Second club was bred by one of Larne’s top fanciers Crawford & Robinson, fifth club is from good friends A S McNaghten and Robert Mills bloodlines. Larne 2 Bird Club – 1st C Campbell & Son, 2nd Rea Bros. Weekly Sale Bird – 1st R Maxwell, 2nd J & D McWhirter.
Kingsmoss 12/295 – J Dawson & Son 1510, 1498, J & S Graham 1496, Knowles & Hill 1490, A C McGrugan 1485, Knowles & Hill 1483, J & S Graham 1480, P R Wilson 1468, D J Connor 1463, W Gault & Son 1462. Jackie & Trevor have a good card taking 1st & 2nd in their first young bird race. Rodney Wilson wins the Nom.
Doagh & District – M/M B McNeilly 1507, 1506, J & R Scott 1502, 1502, D & R Turkington 1502, F Simpson 1493, 1493, J & A Wilson & Sons 1492, W McClelland 1488, D & N Smyth & Daughter 1485. This week’s winner are Brian and Elaine McNeilly with their Leo Van Rijn family. Their winner is a half-sister to the bird that won 2nd North Section & 2nd Open INFC Sennen Cove Yearling National. Doagh Golden Ring Nom reminder – The ring numbers have to be with Don Smyth by NO LATER than Monday evening, he can be contacted on Tel: 07849 581516.
Horseshoe HPS 10/218 – K & D Hagans 1506, K & F Hagans 1496, 1496, 1496, 1495, 1485, K & D Hagans 1485, 1484, 1484, S Spence 1479.
Ballyclare & District 15/310 – D McClelland 1492, G & R Lawrie 1489, 1481, P R Wilson 1479, V Thompson 1474, Horner Bros & Son 1473, P R Wilson 1468, A Agnew 1466, A Gault 1463, V Thompson 1456.
Springvale Social 2/40 – A C McGrugan 1485, I Horner 1435, 1426, 1425, 1425.
Carrick & District 10/175 – M/M R Reid 1476, S Beattie & Daughters 1464, M/M R Reid 1458, 1446, Elliott Bros 1445, Degnan & McKee 1434, 1433, D McAtamney 1429, T Creighton & Son 1427, M/M R Reid 1425.
Ballycarry & District – J Parke 1475, A Cooke 1456, 1456, 1456, 1455, 1455, Lynch Bros 1455, 1452, 1451, 1451. Congratulations to Jim Parke on breaking Novice Status, Andy Cooke had 11 drop together and had five in the Top 6.
Glenarm & District – G McWhirter 1468, 1466, 1463, O O’Neill & Son 1452, K S McCloy 1450, O O’Neill & Son 1446.
Ligoniel & District 22/554 – Bingham & Seaton 1595, G & M Atcheson 1594, Bingham & Seaton 1594, McClurkin & McCoubery 1593, G & M Atcheson 1593, Bingham & Seaton 1590, 1589, McClurkin & McCoubery 1579, Calderwood & Waite 1572, Bingham & Seaton 1568. The Ligoniel birds were in Tullamore.