Ballymoney's Davy scoops '˜Best Bird' title
Best bird locally from Penzance was Davy Devenney from Ballymoney who timed his winner at 6.51pm following liberation at Noon to record velocity 1485, winner in both Ballymoney and Dervock.
Danny Coyles & Son were best in Coleraine back to back channel wins for the top channel loft in the Coleraine Premier of Danny Coyles and son Bobby. Their winning pigeon is a yearling blue cock of Wildemeersch breeding and is off lines purchased from top fancier Danny Dixon. This cock finished 3rd Section in the Talbenny young bird national for the channel specialists from Portrush. Had the privilege of handling this cock this morning in our yard and he was in super condition and a credit to the lads. Big well done on another super channel performance. By the way they had him pooled in the club and take home £42 in club pools.
Section A 40/308 – D Coyles & Son Coleraine Prem 1473, J L Madden Coleraine Prem 1401, K Carolan Coalisland 1398, G & S Smith Cookstown 1396, K Murphy Coalisland 1391, T McCrudden Coleraine & County Derry 1387, W Bleeks & Son Cookstown 1383, W & W Murdock Windsor Soc 1381, R Corey Coalisland 1378, Hanson & Harpur Coleraine Prem 1363.
Coleraine Triangle Penzance - D Coyles & Son Coleraine Prem 1473, J L Madden Coleraine Prem 1401, T McCrudden Coleraine & County Derry 1387, W & W Murdock Windsor Soc 1381, Hanson & Harpur Coleraine Prem 1363, D Coyles & Son 1352, T Stewart Windsor Soc 1341, Diamond Bros Coleraine Prem 1340, D Coyles & Son 1320, S Gage Windsor Soc 1311, T McCrudden 1311, T Stewart 1309.
Ballymoney and Coleraine results:
Ballymoney HPS 14/137 – D Devenney 1485, J Connolly 1476, D Dixon 1408, A & M Boyle 1356, D Devenney 1351, S McCook 1350, D Dixon 1331, S McCook 1313, R J Elliott 1312, S McCook 1306.
Dervock 5/63 – D Devenney 1485, A & M Boyle 1356, D Devenney 1351, A & M Boyle 1261, D & H Stuart 1144, 1132, W & L McCaw 1044.
Coleraine Premier HPS 32/152 – D Coyles & Son 1473, J L Madden 1401, Hanson & Harpur 1363, D Coyles & Son 1352, Diamond Bros 1340, D Coyles & Son 1320, 1299, Diamond Bros 1278, Hanson & Harpur 1271, A McDonnell 1244.
Rasharkin & District 6/71 – J & M Milliken 1411, J & D Surgenor 1380, J & M Milliken 1316, T Kaczynski 1309, A C & T Tweed 1307, T Kaczynski 1287. D Dixon 1408, 1331.
Coleraine & County Derry – T McCrudden 1387, 1311, 1300.
Windsor Social 9/45 - W & W Murdock 1381, T Stewart 1341, S Gage 1311, T Stewart 1309, R & J Parke 1295, 1216, T Stewart 1196, S Gage 1180, R & J Parke 1164, 1109.
Mid Antrim Update – Penzance had the final of the seasons Champions League with Frank Dickey and J & M Milliken contesting the final for the first time, the Milliken team have been having a dream season so far and win the club on velocity 1411. In the Dixon Contractors sponsored competition, Rasharkin & Dist win £100 and Rasharkin & Dist £50. Clubs will soon be collecting the £10 entries for the YB Gold Ring Races which will be NIPA Talbenny and INFC Skibbereen. Four rings maximum per loft. Is there any interest in having a young bird race from Navan on Saturday 9th July? do let me know. Jimmy Orr won 1st MAC timing his Blue yearling hen at 6.27pm flying 328 miles, club-mate Willie Livingstone had 1st MAC in the mid-week Yearling National.
MAC Penzance - J Orr & Son Ahoghill 1493, McFall & McManus Ballymena & Dist 1474, M/M Robinson Ahoghill 1465, M/M Robinson 1465, J & W & J Smyth 1363, G Gilmour Ballymena & Dist 1359, Balmer Young & Son 1356, M Milliken Rasharkin 1411, D Dixon Rasharkin 1408, McAlonan Bros Ballymena & Dist 1394, J & D Surgenor Rasharkin 1380, Balmer Young & Son Ahoghill 1372, W & J Smyth Ballymena 1371, Stewart Bros Randalstown 1366, McAlon Bros 1347.
Section B 85/733 – J Orr & Son Ahoghill 1493, A Darragh Cullybackey 1486, D Devenney Ballymoney 1485, J Connolly Ballymoney 1476, McFall & McManus Ballymena & Dist 1474, MDC Magill Harryville 1471, A Darragh 1469, M/M Robinson Ahoghill 1465, M/M Robinson 1465, A Darragh 1443.