Familiar outcome as old bird season commences

Harryville HPS members prior to their annual sponsored walk. Submitted pic.
Harryville HPS members prior to their annual sponsored walk. Submitted pic.

The local birds were in Tullamore for the opening race of the old bird season, liberation in the County Offaly venue was delayed until 12 Noon.

As expected the Rasharkin & Dist dominated the result, and we had another top performance for the Champions of last season with Steele & McNeill sitting proudly at the top.

Mid Antrim Combine Tullamore 95/2304 – Steele & McNeill Rasharkin 1394, McAlonan Bros Ballymena 1391, D Dixon Rasharkin 1390, D Dixon 1376, A C & T Tweed Rasharkin 1375, D Dixon 1374, Steele & McNeill 1374, Steele & McNeill 1371, D Dixon 1368, T Kaczynski Rasharkin 1367, W & J McLean Rasharkin 1364, Reid Bros & McCloy Cullybackey 1363, D Dixon 1362, D Dixon 1362, T Kaczynski 1361, T Kaczynski 1360, D Dixon 1360, J & J Greer Cullybackey 1360, T Kaczynski 1359, J & M Milliken Rasharkin 1356, McFall & McManus Ballymena 1354, D Dixon 1354, MDC Magill Harryville 1352, A C & T Tweed 1349.

Ballymena & District 18/489 – McAlonan Bros 1391, McFall & McManus 1354, G Connolly 1347, 1346, Blair & Rankin 1337, 1336, J Eagleson & Sons 1334, Blair & Rankin 1327, W & J Smyth 1321, G Connolly 1314.

Ballykeel Inv 2/53 – J W Reynolds 1313, M/M M Sempey 1295.

Cullybackey HPS 14/423 – Reid Bros & McCloy 1363, J & J Greer 1360, A Darragh 1336, Reid Bros & McCloy 1335, A Darragh 1327, Russell Bros 1323, 1314, J & J Greer 1312, N & S Anderson 1311, H & R McCloy 1309.

New Antrim Amal 4/109 – McFall & McManus 1354, MDC Magill 1352, 1340, 1325, 1308, 1307, 1307, K Wilkinson & Son 1307, McFall & McManus 1303, 1302.

Harryville HPS 11/287 – MDC Magill 1352, 1340, 1325, T Johnston & Son 1321, A McBride 1317, L Mullan 1313, 1311, A McBride 1310, J Rock 1310, A McBride 1309.

Ahoghill Flying Club 10/251 – W Livingstone 1346, M/M Robinson 1328, 1327, 1311, J Smyth & Son 1309, D Stevenson 1300, J Smyth & Son 1296, 1294, J Balmer 1284, 1279.

Brooke Supplies 2 Bird Club – T & G Balmer 1261, M/M Robinson 1248.

Kells & District 14/299 – Surgenor Bros 1341, 1341, Scott & Clements 1337, 1327, G McDowell 1319, Scott & Clements 1316, B Swann & Son 1309, G McDowell 1299.

Sizzlers 2 Bird Club – Scott & Clements 1337, G McDowell 1319, B Swann & Son 1291, A Barkley & Son 1241, Surgenor Bros 1239.

Randalstown HPS 11/245 – Stewart Bros 1325, 1323, 1302, D Logan & Son 1300, Percy Son & Murphy 1295, Houston Bros 1291, D Logan & Son 1285, J Millar 1281, F & G & J Dickey 1272, Houston Bros 1270.

Broughshane & Dist 6/85 – Mrs Smyth 1286, J & N Simpson 1275, Mrs Smyth 1269, A Purvis 1264, 1259, J & N Simpson 1254, J Getty, D Houston & Son, D Houston & Son, J Getty.