Ballymena loft has top result in Mid-Antrim in Penzance race

Best in Ballymena from Penzance W & J Smyth (l) with Mr & Mrs Sempey.

Best in Ballymena from Penzance W & J Smyth (l) with Mr & Mrs Sempey.

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The NIPA birds were in Penzance recently for the final cross channel event prior to France, where fog delayed the liberation.

They eventually liberated in Penzance on the Sunday at 8.10am in a light westerly wind with blue sky and sunshine.

Ballymena had the big local result with Penzance experts W & J Smyth best with two birds followed by Mr & Mrs Sempey.

Mid Antrim Combine Penzance 70/560 – W & J Smyth Ballymena 1226, D Dixon Rasharkin 1205, W & J Smyth 1196, M/M M Sempey Ballymena 1196, G & A Eagleson Ballymena 1187, D Dixon 1179, A McBride Harryville 1159, R H Clements Harryville 1156, A Darragh Cullybackey 1151, W & J Smyth 1147, A Darragh 1147, A Darragh 1146, R H Clements 1144, D Dixon 1144, Stewart Bros Randalstown 1132, Russell Bros Cullybackey 1128, A Darragh 1127, MDC Magill Harryville 1118, A McBride 1116.

Mid Antrim Clubs Penzance

Ballymena & District 14/119 – W & J Smyth 1226, 1196, M/M Sempey 1196, G & A Eagleson 1187, W & J Smyth 1147, J Eagleson & Sons 1094, 1072, T R Alexander & Son 932, G & A Eagleson 918, R McFall & Son 883.

Harryville 9/64 – A McBride 1159, R H Clements 1156, 1144, MDC Magill 1118, A McBride 1116, R H Clements 1094, J Rock 1073, A McBride 1033, MDC Magill 995, R H Clements 903, G Price 852, J & C Letters 843, J Rock 693.

Cullybackey HPS 8/88 – A Darragh 1151, 1147, 1146, Russell Bros 1128, A Darragh 1127, T Picken & Son 1114, A Darragh 1094, 1035, 1021, Russell Bros 1010, A Darragh 994, 969, 966.

Randalstown 10/79 – Stewart Bros 1132, W & W Gilbert 1112, F Kelly 1054, D Logan & Son 1046, 1042, Stewart Bros 1035, H Boyd 1023, F Kelly 968, Percy Son & Murphy 960, Stewart Bros 933.

New Antrim Amal – MDC Magill 1118, 995, R McFall & Son 883.

Kells & District 8/73 – T & M Morrow 1108, Scott & Clements 1104, 1102, 1100, J Millar & Son 1099, B Swann & Son 965.

Ahoghill Flying Club 12/89 – Young McManus & Sons 1092, J Balmer 1075, J Smyth & Son 1008, Balmer Young & Sons 888, A & N Young 877, J Smyth & Son 846.