Pigeon fraternity mourns passing of Ahoghill club stalwart Albert

The late Albert Young (right) with Ahoghill ace racer Paddy McManus. Chairman Tom Young, brother of Abbey, is on left.
The late Albert Young (right) with Ahoghill ace racer Paddy McManus. Chairman Tom Young, brother of Abbey, is on left.

The local fancy were shocked last Saturday to learn that Ahoghill Flying Club stalwart Albert Young had passed away suddenly at home.

Long-time fancier and Financial Secretary Abbey was the main man at Ahoghill, he had been involved in the sport for as long as I can remember, involved in everything that was going on.

He had a great love for the distance racing but sent to most races including those arranged by the INFC. He had good success over the years racing as A & N Young, he never changed the name after his wife passed away several years ago.

He attended all the meetings and would have supported every single event in the Pigeon Scene including the Sales and the Shows.

He had many friends in the sport and will be missed big time, on behalf of the fancy sincere condolences to brothers Tom and Charlie and the big pigeon related family circle.

‘Homer’.