Randalstown loft have top Mid-Antrim bird from Roscrea

Johnston Eagleson had a great card in Ballymena, including 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

Johnston Eagleson had a great card in Ballymena, including 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

Mid Antrim Combine birds were in Roscrea for the third race of the old bird season and for the second week on the trot they had a headwind.

Stewart Bros who fly in Randalstown had the big early bird flying to The Grange just outside Ahoghill.

Their 2 year old Blue Pied hen was a Causeway bred Staf van Reet, the hen was timed at 13.40hrs flying 140 miles.

Next best were J Eagleson & Sons who won Ballymena & District and had another fantastic card followed by Young McManus & Sons, Paddy has won all three races in Ahoghill. Teams for the Champions League are as follows. Ballymena & Dist – Blair & Rankin, W & J Smyth, George Connolly and McFall & McManus. Ahoghill – Young McManus & Sons, C Moore, M/M Robinson and J Smyth & Son. Randalstown – Stewart Bros, F & G & J Dickey, Hugh Boyd and D Logan & Son. Rasharkin – Danny Dixon, Steele & McNeill, J & M Milliken and J & D Surgenor. Don’t forget the Eye-sign sale for the late Len Russell will be in Chimney Corner this Thursday at 8.00pm, more information contact Auctioneer Ken Wilkinson Tel: 07701 000652.

Mid Antrim Combine Roscrea – Stewart Bros Randalstown 1296, J Eagleson & Sons Ballymena 1275, J Eagleson & Sons 1273, Young McManus & Sons Ahoghill 1266, J Eagleson & Sons 1263, Young McManus & Sons 1258, McFall & McManus New Antrim 1258, Young McManus & Sons 1255, Young McManus & Sons 1255, A C & T Tweed Rasharkin 1252, T Kaczynski Rasharkin 1251, J & D Surgenor Rasharkin 1251, Young McManus & Sons 1249, J & M Milliken Rasharkin 1248, Young McManus & Sons 1248.

Mid Antrim Combine Clubs Roscrea

Randalstown HPS 11/347 – Stewart Bros 1296, 1243, 1242, Houston Bros 1238, F & G & J Dickey 1237, 1236, Percy Son & Murphy 1236, 1233, 1229, Houston Bros 1209. Stewart Bros win with a Causeway bred Staf van Reet, their 2yo Blue Pied hen was timed at 13.40hrs flying 140 miles.

Ballymena & District HPS 19/501 – J Eagleson & Sons 1275, 1273, 1263, McFall & McManus 1258, Blair & Rankin 1246, J Eagleson & Sons 1238, 1238, McFall & McManus 1233, 1231, J Eagleson & Sons 1227. This week we were in Roscrea and 19 members sent 501 birds. For the second week J Eagleson & Sons won. Today they timed at 1.52pm with a velocity 1275.939 the bird is a Dark Chequered cock and race using the Roundabout System.

The winning bird has already had 2 x 2nds, 3rd and a 5th. The sire is pure Eagleson Busschaert from storming Norman and White Cheeks, the dam is a Boxford Busschaert bought from Louella Pigeon World.

Ahoghill Flying Club 13/455 – Young McManus & Sons 1266, 1258, 1256, 1255, 1249, 1248, J Smyth & Son 1219, 1219, M/M Robinson 1208, D Lowry 1208. Brooke Supplies 2 Bird Club – J Smyth & Son 1219, M/M Robinson 1208.

New Antrim Amalgamated – McFall & McManus 1258, 1233, 1231, 1217, R McFall & Son 1214, K Wilkinson & Son 1190.