Pigeons: Start of Young Birds

Danny Dixon holding his France birds that scored from St Malo and Quimper.INBM30-12 9056F
Danny Dixon holding his France birds that scored from St Malo and Quimper.INBM30-12 9056F

The local birds were released at the weekend from Tullamore for the start of the young bird season, liberation time was earlier than expected at 8.00am in a helping SW wind. Danny Dixon had 1st & 2nd in Ballymoney (1497), and Steele & McNeill had the top three birds into Rasharkin. Horner & Scott from the Windsor Social (1563) were best in the Coleraine Triangle.

NIPA Sect B Clubs

Ballymoney 9/247 – D Dixon 1497, 1496, J Connolly 1445, 1374, R J Elliott 1374, A & M Boyle 1282, R McIntyre 1272, 1230, D Devenney 1166, W Blair 1165. Danny starts off the young bird season with another first, his winner this week from Tullamore is a Grizz cock off his Van Den Brande bloodlines.

Ballymoney West Combine – R J Elliott 1374, W Blair 1165.

Dervock RPS 4/99 – A & M Boyle 1282, R McIntyre 1272, 1230, D Devenney 1166, D & H Stuart 1107, 1091, A & M Boyle 946.

Rasharkin & District 7/128 – Steele & McNeill 1493, 1486, H Cubitt 1454, Milliken & Barkley 1399, 1382, H Cubitt 1354, J & D Surgenor 1272, A C & T Tweed 1225.

First young bird of the season goes to Steele & McNeill with a Van Loon also taking second from H Cubitt in third. Nom: Harold Cubitt. Danny Dixon: 1497.112, 1496.952, 1481.648, 1428.792.

Mid Antrim Combine Tullamore (1) 61/1585 - D Craig Ballymena 1541, D Craig 1509, A Darragh Cullybackey 1505, D Dixon Rasharkin 1497, D Dixon 1496, Steele & McNeill Rasharkin 1493, Steele & McNeill 1486, Steele & McNeill 1486, D Dixon 1481, A Purvis Broughshane 1480, J W Reynolds Ballymena 1479, Surgenor Bros Kells 1478, D & H Kirkpatrick Cullybackey 1464, Magowan & Maternaghan New Antrim 1459, J Smyth & Son Ahoghill 1456, J Smyth & Son 1456, H Cubitt Rasharkin 1454, J & N Simpson Broughshane 1448, Stewart Bros Randalstown 1445, Scott & Clements Kells 1443, Houston Bros Randalstown 1436, A Darragh 1436, Blair & Rankin Ballymena 1432, D Dixon 1428, Surgenor Bros 1427, D Craig 1424, Surgenor Bros 1423, Blair & Rankin 1422, D Stevenson Ahoghill 1414, G & A Eagleson Ballymena 1412.

NIPA Sect A Clubs

Coleraine Premier 12/457 – L & R Hanson 1518, D Coyles & Son 1494, 1455, Diamond Bros 1426, Hanson & Harpur 1399, J L Madden 1384, Diamond Bros 1375, S Harpur 1374, Hanson & Harpur 1373, 1372.

Coleraine & County Derry – J Mullan 1356, 1355, D Knox 1325, 1308.

Windsor Social 5/171 – Horner & Scott 1563, K Glass 1486, 1472, R McCann 1459, Horner & Scott 1431, R & J Parke 912.

Limavady 8/171 – R Witherow 1322, 1321, 1318, W McIlmoyle 1318, R Witherow 1316.

Coleraine Triangle Tullamore (1) – Horner & Scott Windsor Soc 1563, L & R Hanson Coleraine Prem 1518, D Coyles & Son Coleraine Prem 1494, K Glass Windsor Soc 1472, R McCann Windsor Soc 1459, D Coyles & Son 1455, Horner & Scott 1431, Diamond Bros Coleraine Prem 1426, Hanson & Harpur Coleraine Prem 1399, J L Madden Coleraine Prem 1384, Diamond Bros 1375, S Harpur Coleraine Prem 1374, Hanson & Harpur 1373, 1372.