Carrick Advertiser – Larne, & Ballyclare Gazette 20/06/13
Eastway loft best in East Antrim –
Last weekend the local birds were in Rosscarbery a last minute change when the NIPA decided to cancel the cross channel event from Bude due to poor weather conditions, rain in County Cork delayed the liberation until 11.20am in a fresh SW wind. Despite the poor conditions at the home end the winning birds made very good time. The high flying D & J Campbell & Bigger team from Eastway recorded velocity 1751 and top the NIPA Sect C finishing a good 3rd Open NIPA with 8,600 birds competing. They were followed by the top two in Ligoniel & Dist McManus & Mullan and N & G Townsley & Son. Rea & Magill of the Horseshoe were best in Larne and D & J Armstrong & Son best in Carrickfergus, both lofts are having fantastic racing seasons.
East Antrim Sect C Clubs Rosscarbery –
Eastway HPS – D & J Campbell & Bigger 1751, Whiteside Bros 1737, D & J Campbell & Bigger 1727, Whiteside Bros 1721, M & T Griffith 1721, 1704.
Ligoniel & District 27/296 – McManus & Mullan 1749, N & G Townsley 1744, McMurray & Anderson 1735, Bingham & Seaton 1721, W O’Boyle 1720, G & M Atcheson 1718, N & G Townsley 1715, G & M Atcheson 1715, Calderwood & Waite 1707, T Longman 1702.
Carrick Social RPC 12/141 – D & J Armstrong & Son 1729, T Peel 1694, D & J Armstrong & Son 1694, J McMaw 1685, J Millar & Son 1685, T Peel 1684, J Millar & Son 1678, D & J Armstrong & Son 1676, T Peel 1669, J McMaw 1664.
Doagh & District 14/166 – J & A Wilson & Sons 1716, 1716, S & A Leitch 1689, B & M Gilmore 1682, S & A Leitch 1650, B & M Gilmore 1644, J & R Scott 1622, F Simpson 1617, 1610, A & N Lewis 1606.
Horseshoe HPS 8/110 – Rea & Magill 1714, 1684, B Smyth 1682, 1668. Another big result for Rea & Magill, best bird in Larne again. Show Specials won by K & F Hagans.
Larne & District 32/389 – Crawford & Robinson 1707, 1707, G Mills 1696, Crawford & Robinson 1696, J & D McWhirter 1694, G K & I Moxham 1693, 1692, D & P Harvey 1660, R & M Robinson 1659, J & D McWhirter 1651. The NIPA were back in Rosscarbery with 32 Larne & Dist members sending 389 pigeons. Making it back to back victories and taking the top two positions was the inform loft of Crawford & Robinson. Crawford & Robinsons latest winner is a Leo Van Rijn hen which was 2nd club from Talbenny (1) and sister to a previous winner. Larne 2 Bird Club – 1st Crawford & Robinson, 2nd A S McNaghten. Show Specials – 1st Crawford & Robinson, 2nd J & D McWhirter, 3rd A McAuley.
Carrick & District 9/107 – M/M R Reid 1684, T Creighton & Son 1680, Elliott Bros 1674, 1674.
Ballyclare & District 12/132 – Horner Bros & Son 1677, 1638, A Thompson 1638, 1625, Turkington & Robinson 1620, C & L Woodside 1617, Turkington & Robinson 1605, G & R Lawrie 1603, L Houston 1599, S Hargan & Son 1599. Big season so far for Horner Bros & Son, the latest winner a Blue hen is the best Soontjen & Van Herk bloodlines.
Ballycarry & District – Lynch Bros 1667, Arthurs & George 1664, J Parke 1658, N J Arthurs 1651, J C Reid 1635, Loughridge & Sons 1613, Arthurs & George 1598, Loughridge & Sons 1597, J C Reid 1595, Lynch Bros 1579.
Glenarm & District – G McWhirter 1616, 1596, McMullan Bros 1589, G McWhirter 1576, 1571, McMullan Bros 1570.
Springvale Social 1/6 – I Horner 1614, 1543.
The Fermoy 5 Bird had an early liberation at 8.00am in a fresh Westerly wind and the birds returned home a lot faster than the later race from Rosscarbery. Bingham & Seaton from Ligoniel had the best local bird recording velocity 2033ypm the loft finish 1st Sect C & 7th Open NIPA with 1,789 birds competing. Next best were the early birds in Eastway, M & T Griffith followed by D & J Campbell & Bigger. G K & I Moxham were best in Larne and Mr & Mrs Reid best in Carrickfergus.
Larne Centre Fermoy 5 Bird – G K & I Moxham 2007, Beggs & Hall 1999, G K & I Moxham 1996, L & S O’Neill & Sons 1977, Rea & Magill 1942, M/M R Reid 1928, Rea & Magill 1913, C Campbell & Sons 1756, Beggs & Hall 1752, Rea & Magill 1749.
Muckamore Centre Fermoy 5 Bird – Fleming Bros Crumlin 1976, J White Muckamore 1972, Fleming Bros 1969, K Galloway Crumlin 1910, A & E Bell Muckamore 1888, SJG Bones Muckamore 1751, Thompson Bros Crumlin 1724, SJG Bones 1708, A & E Bell 1700, Fleming Bros 1692, A & E Bell 1669, T Patterson & Son Muckamore 1593, J & N Lamb Crumlin 1514, A & E Bell 1319, C Close & Son Muckamore 1092.
East Antrim Sect C Clubs Fermoy –
Eastway HPS – M & T Griffith 2015, D & J Campbell & Bigger 2013, M & T Griffith 2013, Whiteside Bros 2002, M & T Griffith 2001, Whiteside Bros 2000.
Larne & District 8/28 – G K & I Moxham 2007, Beggs & Hall 1999, G K & I Moxham 1996, L & S O’Neill & Sons 1977, C Campbell & Son 1756, Beggs & Hall 1752, R Glass 1748, 1720, Beggs & Hall 1489, R Glass 1480.
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