Rasharkin loft claims Fermoy honours

Best in Ballymena from Fermoy, neighbours George Connolly (left) and George Eagleson.
Best in Ballymena from Fermoy, neighbours George Connolly (left) and George Eagleson.

Fermoy in County Cork was the venue for the sixth race of the young bird season, birds were released at 9.00am in a south westerly wind.

Locally the result was dominated by lofts in the Rasharkin Area and what a result it was for J & M Milliken who had The Card of The Day with their winner recording velocity 1612ypm to top MAC, 1st Sect B & 1st Open NIPA 743/21,871.

Mid Antrim Combine Fermoy (1) 90/2548 – J & M Milliken Rasharkin 1612, Steele & McNeill Rasharkin 1580, D Dixon Rasharkin 1577, J & M Milliken 1575, D Dixon 1575, J & M Milliken 1575, Stewart Bros Randalstown 1572, Steele & McNeill 1571, J & M Milliken 1568, A C & T Tweed Rasharkin 1566, J & M Milliken 1563, G Connolly Ballymena 1562, J & M Milliken 1562, J & M Milliken 1562, G & A Eagleson Ballymena 1560, Stewart Bros 1559, J & D Surgenor Rasharkin 1556, J & M Milliken 1553, J & D Surgenor 1553, J & M Milliken 1552.

Mid Antrim Clubs Fermoy (1)

Randalstown HPS 6/217 – Stewart Bros 1572, 1559, F & G & J Dickey 1527, Percy Son & Murphy 1519, 1514, F & G & J Dickey 1501, Percy Son & Murphy 1491, Houston Bros 1490, H Boyd 1489, F & G & J Dickey 1484.

New Antrim Amalgamated – K Wilkinson & Son 1562, 1558, 1557, 1531, 1526, McFall & McManus 1523, 1515, 1511.

Ballymena & District 17/423 – G Connolly 1562, G & A Eagleson 1560, Blair & Rankin 1531, McFall & McManus 1523, W & J Smyth 1517, M/M Sempey 1516, McFall & McManus 1515, G Connolly 1512, McFall & McManus 1511, Blair & Rankin 1507.

Ballykeel Invitation – K & K Kernohan 1537, 1526, M/M Sempey 1516, J W Reynolds 1506, M/M Sempey 1500, 1500, K & K Kernohan 1484, 1478, J W Reynolds 1472.

Cullybackey HPS 18/586 – Gibson & Dickey 1539, Reid Bros & McCloy 1531, 1513, A Darragh 1509, 1508, J & J Greer 1504, 1493, D Robinson 1469, S Steele 1468, D Robinson 1468, S Steele 1448, W Scott 1442.

Harryville HPS 13/292 – K & K Kernohan 1537, R H Clements 1531, K & K Kernohan 1526, T Johnston & Son 1513, 1513, D Craig 1511, G Price 1506, A McBride 1505, 1494, D Craig 1493.

Kells & District HPS 8/173 – J Millar & Son 1535, H Turkington 1524, J Millar & Son 1521, 1520, Tully Lofts 1516, Surgenor Bros 1512, B Swann & Son 1512, H Turkington 1505. Sizzlers 2 Bird Club – H Turkington 1524, Surgenor Bros 1499, Tully Lofts 1459, A Barkley & Son 1449, J Millar & Son 1407.

Broughshane & District 7/161 – J Simpson 1511, 1511, Scott & Clements 1503, M Neilly 1487, Mrs M Smyth 1482, 1476, D Houston & Son 1453, 1450, A Purvis 1447, 1443.

Ahoghill Flying Club 11/338 – Young McManus & Sons 1487, 1478, M/M Robinson 1451, D Lowry 1440, Young McManus & Sons 1434, 1428, 1428, 1428, M/M Robinson 1419, J Orr & Son 1412. Brooke Supplies 2 Bird Club – M/M Robinson 1451, J Orr & Son 1398.