Birds make short work of long trip from Cork

Winners in Ballymena & Dist, Billy Smyth (l) and Tom McAlonan.
Winners in Ballymena & Dist, Billy Smyth (l) and Tom McAlonan.

The Rosscarbery OB Inland Nat was flown last weekend, with birds making light work of the 260 odd miles from County Cork.

Steele & McNeill timed “Champion 02” to win 1st MAC and 1st in the NIPA Section B.

He was followed by Alan Darragh who had the top 6 in Cullybackey, other top winners included Percy Son & Murphy 1st Randalstown (1558), Paddy McManus 1st Ahoghill (1552) and Jimmy Scott 1st Kells & Dist (1550).

Mid Antrim Combine Rosscarbery Nat 76/600 - Steele & McNeill Rasharkin 1590, A Darragh Cullybackey 1563, A Darragh Cullybackey 1562, A Darragh Cullybackey 1562, A Darragh Cullybackey 1562, A Darragh Cullybackey 1562, Percy Son & Murphy Randalstown 1558, A Darragh Cullybackey 1555, Young McManus & Sons Ahoghill 1552, Percy Son & Murphy Randalstown 1551, T Kaczynski Rasharkin 1551, Stewart Bros Randalstown 1551, Scott & Clements Kells 1550, Young McManus & Sons Ahoghill 1550, M/M Robinson Ahoghill 1547.

Cullybackey HPS 12/110 – A Darragh 1563, 1562, 1562, 1562, 1562, 1555, 1545, D Robinson 1540, A Darragh 1537, 1535, 1518, J & J Greer 1516.

Randalstown 7/80 – Percy Son & Murphy 1558, 1551, Stewart Bros 1551, Houston Bros 1531, J Millar 1527, Stewart Bros 1514, J Millar 1513, Percy Son & Murphy 1511, F J & G Dickey 1506, Stewart Bros 1501.

Ahoghill Flying Club 7/47 – Young McManus & Sons 1552, 1550, M/M Robinson 1547, Young McManus & Sons 1532, 1505, C Young 1499, Young McManus & Sons 1497, T Young & Son 1490, Young McManus & Sons 1488, 1484. Brooke Supplies 2 Bird Club – M/M Robinson 1547, Young McManus & Sons 1532.

Kells & District 9/76 – Scott & Clements 1550, G McDowell 1529, Scott & Clements 1529, G McDowell 1523, T & M Morrow 1520, J Millar & Son 1517, 1512, B Swann & Son 1511. Sizzlers 2 Bird Club – T & M Morrow 1520, J Millar & Son 1517, A Barkley & Son 1509, B Swann & Son 1488, Scott & Clements 1488.

Harryville HPS 9/67 – A McBride 1527, L Mullan 1524, J Rock 1518, A McBride 1515, J Rock 1502, 1500, R H Clements 1498, MDC Magill 1489, T Johnston & Son 1489, MDC Magill 1489.

Ballymena & District 16/127 – W & J Smyth 1525, G Connolly 1516, 1510, M/M Sempey 1510, McAlonan Bros 1509, G Connolly 1507, 1506, M/M Sempey 1503, B O’Rawe 1503, J Eagleson & Sons 1501.

Ballykeel Invitation – M/M M Sempey 1510, 1503.

Broughshane & District 5/18 – Mrs M Smyth 1500, J Simpson 1494, D Houston & Son 1467, J Simpson 1466, J Getty 1450, Mrs M Smyth 1406.