Skibbereen (2) YB Derby - 10/09/22

The East Down Combine was formed in 1967 and caters for pigeons fanciers within the County of Down in Northern Ireland. There are currently 22 clubs with approx 200 members sending a birdage of up to 5,000 pigeons each week. The Combine is currently spilt into 2 Section with a line running North to South creating an East to West Section. The membership currently race for 40 Open positions and 20 Section positions on a weekly basis. The Combine is affiliated to The Irish Homing Union Regulating and Promoting the Sport of Pigeon Racing in Ireland since 1895. Click here for all the latest news and results from the East Down Combine. Weekly reports penned by Clifford Browne.
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Skibbereen (2) YB Derby - 10/09/22

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A 4th open win for Newtownbreda Partnership

The final race of the EDC 2022 programme was the Ken McConaghie Skibbereen Young Bird Derby which was flown on the 10th September and is named for the late Ken McConaghie who had been the Combine chairman for many years and it is hard to believe that this was the 10th anniversary of this race and to mark this landmark a very big thank you to Ken’s Son Geoff who very kindly donated a special prize of £100 for the best 2 bird average in the race, to be calculated on time and distance . The race itself saw the convoy being released at 9.47am ,after a 2 minute silence had been observed as a mark of respect for Queen Elizabeth 11
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The winning blue pigeon ,and the only bird to make over the 1300ypm mark was to the partnership of I &A Cousins & Albert of the Newtownbreda club giving them their 4th EDC Open win of the season the others being 1st open Talbenny 1 in the old birds ,1st Open Navan 2 & 1st open 2nd Gowran Park with Skibbereen giving them a fitting close to a great season .

2nd open was Dundonald’s M/M Stephen Brown & son and they also have had a great season and from this race they had a further 8 birds in the result with two together at 7th & 8th open followed by 2 more together for 13th &14th Open and then a further four birds to win 15th ,16th ,24th & 25th Open .

At 3rd open another loft needing no introduction that of Mark Foulis from Dundonald and he too had further birds in the result at 6th, 9th ,10th 11th & 22nd Open with Ballynahinch’s Abernethy & Turner in at 5th open . The first 25 birds in the open were into the West Section with the 1st East section bird being to Comber Social’s Gary Lyttle at 26th open with 2nd And 3rd East section to the Cloughey partnership of C & H Cully .
The result in full is :


Open (Nominated)
Position Member Club Velocity Points
1 M Foulis
IHU22N02241 Dundonald HPS 1255.96 20
2 Mr & Mrs S Brown & Son
IHU22N02827 Dundonald HPS 1239.1 19
3 D & L Jackson & Dtrs
GB22C37214 Belmont 1228.45 18
4 S Casement & Son
GB2022D65341 Newtownbreda HPS 1226.41 17
5 D & L Jackson & Dtrs
GB22C37202 Belmont 1221.26 -
6 Mr & Mrs S Brown & Son
IHU22N02853 Dundonald HPS 1212.85 -
7 Mackey & Lockhart
IHU22N07475 Ballylesson HPS 1210.31 16
8 D & L Jackson & Dtrs
GB22C37201 Belmont 1209.64 -
9 M Foulis
IHU22N02305 Dundonald HPS 1183.24 -
10 B & H Marshall
IHU2022N13330 Newtownbreda HPS 1157.87 15
11 C & D Smyth & Sons
IHU22N07024 Ballylesson HPS 1144.07 14
12 D Shaw
IHU22N03401 Bangor RPC 1083.19 13
13 M Reid
IHU22N13129 Portavogie HPS 1042.03 12
14 M Foulis
IHU22N02303 Dundonald HPS 1032.71 -
15 McLoughlin Bros
IHU22N10311 Annalong HPS 1031.30 11
16 S Regan
IHU22N11834 Ballywalter SPC 1022.42 10
17 Mr & Mrs S Brown & Son
IHU22N02840 Dundonald HPS 976.266 -
18 J Keenan & Sons
IHU22N05385 Portavogie HPS 972.658 9
19 C McManus & Dtr
IHU22N00800 Crossgar HPS 959.878 8
20 M Foulis
IHU22N02311 Dundonald HPS 908.786 -


East (Nominated)
Position Member Club Velocity Points
1 D Shaw
IHU22N03401 Bangor RPC 1083.191 10
2 M Reid
IHU22N13129 Portavogie HPS 1042.036 9
3 McLoughlin Bros
IHU22N10311 Annalong HPS 1031.308 8
4 S Regan
IHU22N11834 Ballywalter SPC 1022.423 7
5 J Keenan & Sons
IHU22N05385 Portavogie HPS 972.658 6
6 C McManus & Dtr
IHU22N00800 Crossgar HPS 959.878 5
7 S Regan
IHU22N11830 Ballywalter SPC 791.222 -


West
Position Member Club Velocity Points
1 I & A Cousins & M Albert Newtownbreda HPS 1306.3 20
2 Mr & Mrs S Brown & Son Dundonald HPS 1286.5 19
3 M Foulis Dundonald HPS 1283.9 18
4 I & A Cousins & M Albert Newtownbreda HPS 1271.0 -
5 M Foulis Dundonald HPS 1268.6 -
6 Abernethy & Turner Ballynahinch HPS 1268.5 17
7 Mr & Mrs S Brown & Son Dundonald HPS 1256.2 -
8 Mr & Mrs S Brown & Son Dundonald HPS 1256.2 -
9 M Foulis
IHU22N02241 Dundonald HPS 1255.9 -
10 M Foulis Dundonald HPS 1255.7 -



Around the Combine Clubs

Annalong J Trimble & G/Son 1051.833 , J Trimble & G/Son 1051.41
J Trimble & G/Son 1031.881

Annsborough G & P Brown 1118.971 , G & P Brown 1051.908

Ballylesson Mackey & Lockhart IHU22N07475 1210.312
C & D Smyth & Sons IHU22N07024 1144.075 ,C & D Smyth & Sons 1068.59

Ballynahinch Abernethy & Turner 1268.533

Ballywalter S Regan 1096.022 , S Regan 1038.177 ,
S Regan IHU22N11834 1022.423

Bangor D Shaw 1193.595 , D Shaw IHU22N03401 1083.191
Burgess & Brennan 1010.003

Belmont D & L Jackson & Dtrs GB22C37214 1228.45 ,
D & L Jackson & Dtrs GB22C37202 1221.26
D & L Jackson & Dtrs GB22C37201 1209.64

Cloughey C & H Cully 1206.807 , C & H Cully 1199.378 , C & H Cully 1187.389

Comber G Lyttle 1211.951

Crossgar J McGreevy 1185.615 , J McGreevy 1113.261 ,
L & R Barr 1109.303

Donaghadee D & K McCutcheon 1194.016

Dundonald Mr & Mrs S Brown & Son 1286.551 , M Foulis 1283.945
M Foulis 1268.66

Dundrum S Foster Connor & Parry 854.553

Killyleagh Central N.W Hagen & Son 926.748

Newtownbreda I & A Cousins & M Albert 1306.36 ,
I & A Cousins & M Albert 1271.092
S Casement & Son GB2022D65341 1226.411

Portavogie Ambrose & Kelly 1096.467 R & G Thompson 1047.833
M Reid IHU22N13129 1042.036


East Down2bird News


2nd Skibbereen Derby

From the final race of the year the 2 bird club saw 20 members enter 40 birds with the following result;

1st Mr & Mrs S Brown & son 1286.551 (2nd Open EDC)
2nd M Foulis 1255.862 pools £6
3rd Mr & Mrs S Brown & son 1239.10
4th D & L Jackson& dtrs 1221 pools £4
5th C & D Smyth & sons 1144.078
6th J McGreevy 1097.889
7th S McLoughlin 1088.742
8th C & D Smyth & Sons 1068.59
9th S Regan 1038.177
10th B Hogg& sons 1013.154
11th W McMaster & son 1007.296
12th R L Barr 984.423

Congratulations to Dundonald’s Mr & Mrs Stephen Brown & son for winning the 2 bird club with the pigeon which also won 2nd Open in the race but they also had their other 2 bird entry finish at 3rd in the 2bird club 14th open EDC .
Ballylesson’s C & D Smyth & sons also had both their 2bird entry in the 2 bird result at 5th & 8th .
With the conclusion of the season the following are the club’s Cup, Trophy & League winners for the 2022 season ;

League A J PATTERSON 26 POINTS
League A M FOULIS 26 POINTS

League B A &A CHEEVERS 28 POINTS

League C J Mc GREEVY 30 POINTS

League D R &J CONLANE 30 POINTS


GIBSON CUP J McGreevy & J R CONLANE

O/B inland avg J Patterson
O/B Skibbereen derby J Patterson
Mallow Classic M Foulis
1st channel race M Foulis
2nd channel race Mackey & Lockhart
Penzance cup J Mc Greevy
O/B Channel avg M Foulis
O/B Combine avg J Patterson
O/B of the Year M Foulis
O/B Derby St Malo J Trimble & G/son
Talbenny y/b Derby J Patterson
1st Skibbereen y/b Derby B Hogg & Sons
2nd Skibbereen y/b Derby Mr & Mrs s Brown & Son
2nd Gowran Park S & K Duke
50th anniversary cup 4th & 5th y/b & 5th & 6th o/b J Patterson
Y/B Ave J Young & ptrs
Y/B of the year M Foulis
Best Ave O/B & 2 Y/B Derbies Mackey & Lockhart
Combine Ave J Patterson
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Well that’s racing over for another season but EDC club news etc can be as usual sent to me at tel. no 028 9146 5273 or e-mail me at cliff.browne2@tiscali.co.uk. Or write to 29 West burn Crescent ,Bangor . BT20 3RN

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Re: Skibbereen (2) YB Derby - 10/09/22

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Ken McConaghie Skibbereen YB Derby Anniversary Prize Winners

Geoff McConaghie kindly donated 100 pounds prizemoney for the best 2 bird average in the Ken McConaghie Skibbereen YB Derby.

The winners are I & A Cousins & M Albert Newtownbreda velocity 1288.5

Many thanks to Geoff for this kind donation to mark the 10th Anniversary of the Ken McConaghie Skibbereen YB Derby.
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