Carrick Advertiser, Larne/Ballyclare Gaz – 05/12/13
T & K Mawhinney are BIS at Larne –
Larne Monster Show was held in the local clubrooms at Glenarm Road on Saturday 30th November, over 400 birds were penned for the judges who had travelled from Belfast, Tandragee and Dromore. Classes were Old Cock, Old Hen, Young Cock, Young Hen and Eye-sign. Fresh from success in both Dublin & Carlow the T & K Mawhinney team travelled up from County Down to make it a Best in Show treble. The East Antrim team of D & R Turkington had Best Opposite Sex, this winner a young Blue hen was bred by Timmy Mawhinney and gifted to Robert. Results: Young Cock (65 Birds) – 1st, VHC & HC D & R Turkington, 2nd & 4th T & K Mawhinney, 3rd D & P Harvey, Commended Brown & Shaw. Judge Paddy O’Neill (Grosvenor). Young Hens (71 Birds) – 1st & 4th & D & R Turkington, 2nd & HC T & K Mawhinney, 3rd & Commended A Neill, VHC D & P Harvey. Judge Darren Thompson (Tandragee). Old Cocks (65 Birds) – 1st, 4th & VHC T & K Mawhinney, 2nd Brown & Shaw, 3rd C & L Woodside, HC J & D Surgenor, Commended C Shaw. Judge Joey Vage (Dromore). Old Hen (66 Birds) – 1st, 2 & 4th C Shaw, 3rd & HC V Montgomery, VHC & Commended T & K Mawhinney. Judge Alan Craig (Tandragee). Old Bird Eye-sign (91 Birds) – 1st, 2nd, 4th & Commended Russell Bros, 3rd & VHC D & R Turkington, HC Blair & Rankin. Judge Jimmy O’Hara (Britannia). Young Bird Eye-sign (78 Birds) – 1st, 2nd & Commended D & R Turkington, 3rd, 4th, VHC & HC Russell Bros. The Red Card winners were D & R Turkington (Doagh & Dist) all three Young Bird Classes, T & K Mawhinney (Donaghcloney) Old Cocks, Christopher Shaw (Dromore) Old Hen and Russell Bros (Cullybackey) Old Bird Eye-sign. Larne & District President Owen Donnelly thanked all those involved with the show, congratulated all the winners and thanked the sponsors including Robert Kirkwood Gem Supplements & Corn Mixtures (Lisburn). I had a word with Robert and he is making steady progress from recent illness, and nice to have a quick chat with Ryan Barr of (Pigeon Diagnostics) who was busy all day.
Carrick & District Open Show –
The Carrick & Dist Open Show will be held on New Year’s Day in their own clubrooms, that’s Wednesday 1st January 2014. Penning of birds is from 1pm – 2pm. Usual classes with prizes for all card winners, plus BIS & BOS awards. There will also be a Breeder/Buyer sale with the race to be flown from 2nd Fermoy. For those interested to participate and enter a youngster please contact Mr R Reid Tel: (028) 93 362051. All fanciers very welcome.
Doagh Open Show – An Open Show 3 in 1 for Old Birds is taking place in the Doagh Orange Hall on Saturday 21st December penning from 12.00pm until 2.00pm at £2 per pen. Top National judges are in attendance, tea, sandwiches etc. and all proceeds to the Doagh Cultural Society for the Building Fund. Lot of prizes for the winners, keep this date free.
18.55.33 – Best in Show at Larne Timmy Mawhinney (r) with Robert Turkington from Doagh BOS.
18.40.42 – Christopher Shaw won Old Hens, with judge Alan Craig.
18.52.10 – Len Russell (l) won the Old Bird Eye-sign, with one of the judges Joey Vage.
19.01.11 – The team of judges at the Larne Monster Show included, J O’Hara, P O’Neill, J Vage, D Thompson and A Craig.