McManus team remains loft to beat in Ahoghill

Top award winners during racing in 2014 in Ahoghill Flying Club.
Top award winners during racing in 2014 in Ahoghill Flying Club.

Ahoghill Flying Club presented the prizes for the 2014 racing season at a recent function.

Chairman Tom Young was assisted in the presentation by brother Albert the hard working long time Secretary who had the paperwork complete including diplomas won.

Young McManus & Sons remain the loft to beat, collecting a fantastic 18 x 1sts, 15 x 2nds and 16 x 3rds plus numerous other positions in the Top 6, followed by Jimmy Smyth & Son, John Balmer, Chris Moore, Mr & Mrs Robinson, T & G Balmer, Charlie Young, J Orr & Son, A & N Young, William Livingstone and Balmer Young & Sons.

Paddy McManus had most cups and trophies and record Top Prize-winner 22 seasons on the trot, included with that 2 x 1sts in Mid Antrim Combine and 2 x 1st NIPA Sect B.

Young McManus & Sons had 3rd Roscrea 94/2359, 1st Bude 76/706 plus 1st Sect B & 19th Open NIPA 727/8754, 2nd Truro 42/819 winning velocity here was 894. In young birds the loft scored 2nd & 3rd Tullamore plus 14th & 15th Open NIPA 126/3349, 1st & 2nd Tullamore (2) plus 1st Sect B in the NIPA, 2nd Roscrea 87/2419.

William Livingstone had the only bird in the hard Old Bird Nat from St Malo, timing on the second day to finish 10th Sect & 73rd Open NIPA on velocity 474.

Jimmy Smyth & Son had the best club bird in the Talbenny YB National. Racing with INFC A & N Young, M/M Robinson and Charlie Young finished 2nd, 3rd & 6th MAC in Yearling Nat Sennen Cove. Young McManus & Sons also won the Top Prize-winner in the sponsored Brooke Supplies 2 Bird Club.