Darren Tosh is the winner as pigeons race home from Fermoy in Co Cork

FOR Race Six of the NIPA young bird season the local birds were in Fermoy in County Cork.

They were released on Saturday 24th August at 9am with a helping West SW wind on the route home. The best bird locally was timed in the Coleraine & County Derry club by Darren Tosh recording velocity 1426 and taking 1st Coleraine Triangle and 10th Sect A.

His Chequer cock was bred from a bird off one of the NCC sales, off a Blue hen of Wayne Doonan from his good Herman Ceusters, and a Van Loon cock off John McConaghie.

J L Madden had 1st Coleraine Prem (1408), ahead of Diamond Bros, Russell McAlary and Jimmy Hanson and G Donaghy, Son & Grandson had 1st Windsor Social (1363).

Coleraine Triangle Fermoy 34/650 – D Tosh Coleraine & Co Derry 1426, J L Madden Coleraine Prem 1408, Diamond Bros Coleraine Prem 1406, R McAlary Coleraine Prem 1403, Hanson & Harpur Coleraine Prem 1402, Hanson & Harpur 1392, T & J McDonald Coleraine Prem 1378, Hanson & Harpur 1375, T & J McDonald 1373, Diamond Bros 1368, D Dysart Coleraine & Co Derry 1367, G Donaghy Son & Grandson Windsor Soc 1363.

Coleraine & County Derry RPS 8/141 – D Tosh 1426, D Dysart 1367, T McCrudden 1353, R J McKinney 1284, D Tosh 1241. Very sincere condolonces to Terence McCrudden on the death of his mother and to the McCrudden family at this sad time. Darren Tosh wins the Breeder/Buyer with his own entry, Russell McAlary was runner up a youngster bred by Micky Bowler of Westport.

Ballymoney HPS 12/344 – J Connolly 1466, D Dixon 1449, 1438, J Hutchinson & Son 1434, 1434, J Connolly 1406, J McDowell & Sons 1400, 1383, D Devenney 1375, S & C McCook. John Connolly is out in front from Fermoy, the dam of his winning Blue hen is from Ian Gibb (Lisburn) and the sire is from A & R McAuley (Coleraine).

Ballymoney West Combine 3/102 – J Hutchinson & Son 1434, J McDowell & Sons 1400, Curry & Gilmore 1297.

Dervock RPS 5/119 – J Hutchinson & Son 1434, 1434, D Devenney 1375, D & H Stuart 1355, R McIntyre 1334, S Laverty 1333, D & H Stuart 1317, R McIntyre 1307, S Laverty 1288.

Rasharkin & District 10/222 – Thomasz Kaczynski 1432, 1425, Steele & McNeill 1406, 1402, J & M Milliken 1401, W & J McLean 1377, H Cubitt 1370, 1369, McGowan & Maternaghan 1361, W McFetridge 1354. Win number two for new member Tomasz Kaczynski also taking second. Danny Dixon: 1449.589, 1438.408. Race sponsored by Stevenson’s Mace, Kilrea.

Mid Antrim Combine Fermoy 93/1,963 – D Craig Ballymena 1486, D Craig 1482, M/M M Sempey Ballymena 1477, M/M M Sempey 1475, S Millar Randalstown 1472, Young McManus & Sons Ahoghill 1467, M/M M Sempey 1464, S Steele Cullybackey 1461, S Steele 1461, S Millar 1461, B Swann & Son Kells 1455, B Swann & Son 1454, R H Clements Harryville 1452, McFall & McManus Ballymena 1452, Reid Bros & McCloy Cullybackey 1451, D Dixon Rasharkin Rasharkin 1449, J Ramsey Harryville 1448, D Craig 1447, J Millar & Son Harryville 1447, J Ramsey 1446, J Rock Harryville 1445.