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.