It’s George the first in Roscarberry race

George McDowell from Kells had best local bird in the Rosscarbery Ylr Cock Nat.

George McDowell from Kells had best local bird in the Rosscarbery Ylr Cock Nat.

The NIPA Yearling Nat from Rosscarbery was re-arranged for the same weekend as Bude, flown at the same stage in the old bird programme as last year.

As usual we had a separate race for the Cocks and Hens.

Best bird in the local area was timed by George McDowell of Kells, he timed at 14.48hrs flying 252 miles for velocity 1276 also 1st Sizzlers 2 Bird Club. Danny Dixon was 1st in the Mid Antrim Combine.

Cullybackey Centre Rosscarbery Ylr Cock Nat 44/174 – G McDowell Kells 1276, Steele & McNeill Rasharkin 1250, Surgenor Bros Kells 1229, T & M Morrow Kells 1226, A & N Young Ahoghill 1225, Surgenor Bros 1220, A Darragh Cullybackey 1219, Steele & McNeill 1213, B Swann & Son Kells 1209, G McDowell 1202.

Section B 61/286 – G McDowell Kells 1276, D Dixon Ballymoney 1273, J Connolly Ballymoney 1272, Steele & McNeill Rasharkin 1250, J Connolly 1246, D Dixon 1234, Surgenor Bros 1229, T & M Morrow Broughshane 1226, A & N Young Ahoghill 1225, Surgenor Bros 1220.

MAC Rosscarbery Ylr Cock Nat - D Dixon Ballymoney 1273, Steele & McNeill Rasharkin 1250, D Dixon 1234, A & N Young Ahoghill 1225, D Dixon 1219, Steele & McNeill 1213, Steele & McNeill 1202, Percy Son & Murphy Randalstown 1196, A C & T Tweed Rasharkin 1195, Steele & McNeill 1192, F & G & J Dickey Randalstown 1189, J & M Milliken Rasharkin 1183, F & G & J Dickey 1174, Young McManus & Sons Ahoghill 1174, J & M Milliken 1168.

Best bird locally in the Yearling Hens Nat from Rosscarbery was Robert Service & Son of Harryville timing the winner at 14.47hrs flying 253 miles to Drumtara, the partners also won 1st Club in the Cocks Nat a very good day. Young McManus & Son from Ahoghill was 1st in Mid Antrim Combine.

Cullybackey Centre Rosscarbery Ylr Hens Nat 44/174 – R Service & Son Harryville 1283, Young McManus & Sons Ahoghill 1247, J Simpson 1237, A & N Young 1235, T Kaczynski Rasharkin 1229, Young McManus & Sons 1227, A Darragh 1212, J Millar & Son Kells 1209, Surgenor Bros Kells 1209, G McDowell Kells 1202.

Section B 60/258 – R Service & Son Harryville 1281, Young McManus & Sons Ahoghill 1247, J Simpson Broughshane 1237, R & J Parke Windsor Soc 1236, A & N Young Ahoghill 1235, T Kaczynski Rasharkin 1229, Young McManus & Sons 1227, J Hutchinson & Son Ballymoney 1222, A Darragh Cullybackey 1212, J Millar & Son Kells 1209.

MAC Rosscarbery Ylr Hen Nat - Young McManus & Sons Ahoghill 1247, A & N Young Ahoghill 1235, T Kaczynski Rasharkin 1229, Young McManus & Sons 1227, K Wilkinson & Son New Antrim 1202, M/M Robinson Ahoghill 1198, Young McManus & Sons 1195, J Eagleson & Sons Ballymena 1188, K Wilkinson & Son 1172, D Dixon Rasharkin 1164, Percy Son & Murphy R’town 1160.