Hanson and Harpur make it four wins in a row in a close finish from Fermoy in the Coleraine Premier.
Jimmy Hanson makes it a magical four straight wins with his good Leo van Rijn hen who has now won 4 x 1st in the big club.
She won 1st Section from Rosscarbery before in an east wind and Jimmy fancied her on these same conditions as she was his all pooled and won the pools also of £64.
Leslie Madden pushed him very close and was beaten into second by decimals with one of his secret lines.
Both these birds will be well up in the Nipa Open result.
Coleraine Triangle Fermoy (2) - Hanson & Harpur Coleraine Prem 1322, J L Madden Coleraine Prem 1322, J L Madden 1298, G Donaghy Son & Grandson Windsor Soc 1298, T & J McDonald Coleraine Prem 1298, D Coyles & Son Coleraine Prem 1297, R & J Parke Windsor Soc 1296, D Coyles & Son 1296, R & J Parke 1296, T McCrudden Coleraine & Co Derry 1295, J L Madden 1293, Bond & Diamond Coleraine Prem 1291, J L Madden 1290, D Coyles & Son 1286, Newton & Quinn Coleraine Prem 1280.
Section A 66/2016 – Hanson & Harpur Coleraine Prem 1322, J L Madden Coleraine Prem 1322, G & S Smith Cookstown 1316, G & S Smith 1304, K Murphy Coalisland 1302, J L Madden 1298, S Marshall Cookstown 1298, G Donaghy Son & Grandson Windsor Soc 1298, D Coyles & Son Coleraine Prem 1297, D Coyles & Son 1296.
Section B 127/3645 – J & M Milliken Rasharkin 1323, T & J McDonald Coleraine Prem 1297, R & J Parke Windsor Soc 1296, R & J Parke 1296, S Gage Windsor Soc 1293, J Hutchinson & Son Ballymoney 1292, A & M Boyle Ballymoney 1292, J Hutchinson & Son 1286, D Devenney Ballymoney 1286, D Devenney 1285.
Ballymoney & Coleraine Clubs Fermoy (2)
Rasharkin & Dist 12/302 – J & M Milliken 1323, T Kaczynski 1275, J & M Milliken 1268, A C & T Tweed 1261, 1261, T Kaczynski 1253, Steele & McNeill 1246, J & D Surgenor 1245. Danny Dixon – 1249, 1248.
Coleraine Premier 21/727 – Hanson & Harpur 1322, J L Madden 1322, 1298, T & J McDonald 1298, D Coyles & Son 1297, 1296, J L Madden 1293, Bond & Diamond 1291, J L Madden 1290, D Coyles & Son 1286.
Windsor Social 19/431 – G Donaghy Son & Grandson 1298, R & J Parke 1296, 1296, S Gage 1293, K Glass 1263, B & R Watton 1258, A & M Boyle 1251, T Scott & Son 1248, B & R Watton 1231, S Gage 1224. Bag corn won by Kenny Glass. Pools C Morrow.
Ballymoney HPS 22/759 – A & M Boyle 1292, J Hutchinson & Son 1292, 1286, D Devenney 1286, 1285, D & H Stuart 1277, L Neill 1276, J Connolly 1271, 1261, L Neill 1257. The officers and members deeply regret the passing of long time member Jack McDowell after a short spell in hospital. The partnership of Jack and sons John and Jeremy had great success going back for as long as I can remember. Last season the team had two early birds and took 1st & 2nd Open in the NIPA Talbenny YB National, I set up a special photo just a few weeks back. Sincere condolences to the family at this very sad time.
Ballymoney West Combine 10/324 – J Hutchinson & Son 1292, L Neill 1276, Brown & Stewart 1252, D Laverty 1232, D Gage 1212, W Blair 1206, R J Elliott 1143, J McConaghie 1129.
Mid Antrim Combine birds were back in Fermoy for the 5th race of the old bird season, liberation was delayed until Sunday at 14.50hrs in a Lt SE wind. Winning birds were taking under 5 hours but many did not make it on the day. Rasharkin and J & M Milliken in particular were best again, they timed a yearling hen on total widowhood at 19.27hrs to record velocity 1323 for the 208 miles. The breeding was one of their long distance Dutch stock, Sjaak Buwalda remember that name.
MAC Fermoy (2) – J & M Milliken Rasharkin 1323, T Kaczynski Rasharkin 1275, M/M Robinson Ahoghill 1274, J & M Milliken 1268, J & M Milliken 1267, J & M Milliken 1264, D Lowry Ahoghill 1262, A C & T Tweed Rasharkin 1261, A C & T Tweed 1261, J & M Milliken 1258, T Kaczynski 1253, D Dixon Rasharkin 1249, D Dixon 1248, McAlonan Bros Ballymena 1246, Steele & McNeill Rasharkin 1246.