From Talbenny in South Wales the best Mid-Antrim bird was timed once again by J & M Milliken of Rasharkin, having a fantastic season.
Their Blue yearling cock racing widowhood was a Willie Greer Krauth on the sire side and the dam is down from Ron Williamson’s Lady Helen lines. This one was indeed bred for the job keeping the loft up at the top of the NIPA with 1st MAC, 1st Sect B & 7th Open with 11,384 birds competing.
Mid Antrim Combine Talbenny (1) – J & M Milliken Rasharkin 1410, M/M Robinson Ahoghill 1389, J & M Milliken 1375, Stewart Bros Randalstown 1373, T Kaczynski Rasharkin 1372, D Dixon Rasharkin 1372, W & J Smyth Ballymena 1362, R H Clements Harryville 1361, M Graham Ballymena 1359, A McBride Harryville 1359, T Kaczynski 1354, H Cubitt Rasharkin 1353, J Eagleson & Sons Ballymena 1353, R H Clements 1352, M/M Robinson 1351.
Quarter-Final draw for the Champions League to be flown from 2nd Talbenny. Stewart Bros Randalstown v F & G & J Dickey Randalstown. Steele & McNeill Rasharkin v Young McManus & Sons Ahoghill. J & M Milliken Rasharkin v W & J Smyth Ballymena. C Moore Ahoghill v M/M Robinson Ahoghill.
Cullybackey Centre – Arrangements for Fermoy 5B are as follows. Money lifted on Wednesday 25th May between 8.30pm and 9.30pm at Cullybackey. Birds race marked in Cullybackey on Friday 27th May from 3.00pm until 5.00pm.
Mid Antrim Combine Club results
Ahoghill Flying Club 12/205 – M/M Robinson 1389, 1351, D Lowry 1351, J Balmer 1344, M/M Robinson 1329, 1317, 1316, Young McManus & Sons 1308, J Balmer 1308, 1303. Brooke Supplies 2 Bird Club – J Balmer 1344, M/M Robinson 1329.
Randalstown HPS 9/150 – Stewart Bros 1373, 1341, 1341, F & G & J Dickey 1332, Percy Son & Murphy 1298, 1289, J Millar 1277, Percy Son & Murphy 1273.
Ballymena & Dist 11/175 – W & J Smyth 1362, M Graham 1359, J Eagleson & Sons 1353, McAlonan Bros 1344, Blair & Rankin 1341, J Eagleson & Sons 1336, W & J Smyth 1324, 1324, G Bell 1310, J Eagleson & Sons 1306.
New Antrim Amalgamated – K Wilkinson & Son 1308, 1228, McFall & McManus 1222, 1217.