First bird home perfect birthday gift for Charlie

The McFall & McManus team best in Ballymena from Pilmore Beach.
The McFall & McManus team best in Ballymena from Pilmore Beach.

Pilmore Beach was brought forward one week and was the 5th race of the old bird season, liberation was in a Westerly wind.

Best bird locally was Ballymena fancier Charlie McManus who just recently celebrated his birthday.

Mid Antrim Combine Pilmore Beach 98/2619 – McFall & McManus Ballymena 1582, Surgenor Bros Kells 1581, Scott & Clements Kells 1577, Scott & Clements 1573, A Darragh Cullybackey 1564, A Darragh 1562, B Swann & Son Kells 1558, J Eagleson & Sons Ballymena 1553, D Dixon Rasharkin 1553, A McBride Harryville 1552, W & J Smyth Ballymena 1549, Young McManus & Sons Ahoghill 1549, M/M Sempey Ballymena 1549, H Boyd Kells 1549, A Darragh 1547, Young McManus & Sons 1545, J & D Surgenor 1544, Young McManus & Sons 1545, Scott & Clements 1543, D Dixon 1543, G Connolly Ballymena 1543, Houston Bros Randalstown 1541.

Ballymena & District HPS 21/517 – McFall & McManus 1582, J Eagleson & Sons 1553, W & J Smyth 1549, M/M M Sempey 1549, G Connolly 1543, McFall & McManus 1532, Blair & Rankin 1531, M/M M Sempey 1530, G Connolly 1529, J Eagleson & Sons 1526.

New Antrim Amal – McFall & McManus 1582, MDC Magill 1532, McFall & McManus 1532, MDC Magill 1512, 1512, 1511, K Wilkinson & Son 1504, MDC Magill 1499, McFall & McManus 1496, R McFall & Son 1490.

Kells & District HPS 13/360 – Surgenor Bros 1581, Scott & Clements 1577, 1573, B Swann & Son 1558, H Boyd 1549, Scott & Clements 1543, T & M Morrow 1538, Scott & Clements 1534. Sizzlers 2 Bird Club – Surgenor Bros 1581, H Boyd 1549, Scott & Clements 1543, 1534, B Swann & Son 1528.

Cullybackey HPS 18/562 – A Darragh 1564, 1562, W Scott 1533, J & J Greer 1531, D Robinson 1515, Russell Bros 1514, 1512, Gibson & Dickey 1502, Reid Bros & McCloy 1503, 1502.

Broughshane & District 5/75 – J Simpson 1552, Mrs M Smyth 1551, J Simpson 1541, Mrs M Smyth 1530, D Houston & Son 1499, 1490.

Ahoghill Flying Club 10/281 – Young McManus & Sons 1549, 1545, 1545, M/M Robinson 1540, 1534, Young McManus & Sons 1530, 1520, 1515, J Smyth & Son 1514, T & G Balmer 1508. Brooke Supplies 2 Bird Club – M/M Robinson 1540, J Smyth & Son 1514.

Harryville HPS 10/276 – A McBride 1552, 1534, MDC Magill 1532, G Price 1527, J Rock 1522, 1514, MDC Magill 1512, 1512, 1511, G Price 1511.

Randalstown HPS 10/272 – Houston Bros 1541, Percy Son & Murphy 1522, 1522, Stewart Bros 1520, Percy Son & Murphy 1518, J Millar 1516, Houston Bros 1510, H Boyd 1505, Houston Bros 1503, W & W Gilbert 1502.