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) – 1sssss 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.