Mid Antrim Combine birds were back in Fermoy for the 5th race of the old bird season, liberation was delayed until Sunday.
Winning birds were taking under 5 hours but many did not make it on the day.
Rasharkin and J & M Milliken in particular were best again, they timed a yearling hen on total widowhood at 19.27hrs to record velocity 1323 for the 208 miles.
The breeding was one of their long distance Dutch stock, Sjaak Buwalda remember that name.
MAC Fermoy (2) – J & M Milliken Rasharkin 1323, T Kaczynski Rasharkin 1275, M/M Robinson Ahoghill 1274, J & M Milliken 1268, J & M Milliken 1267, J & M Milliken 1264, D Lowry Ahoghill 1262, A C & T Tweed Rasharkin 1261, A C & T Tweed 1261, J & M Milliken 1258, T Kaczynski 1253, D Dixon Rasharkin 1249, D Dixon 1248, McAlonan Bros Ballymena 1246, Steele & McNeill Rasharkin 1246.
Mid Antrim Combine Clubs Fermoy (2)
Rasharkin & Dist 12/302 – J & M Milliken 1323, T Kaczynski 1275, J & M Milliken 1268, A C & T Tweed 1261, 1261, T Kaczynski 1253, Steele & McNeill 1246, J & D Surgenor 1245. Danny Dixon – 1249, 1248.
Ahoghill Flying Club 11/380 – M/M Robinson 1274, D Lowry 1262, J Balmer 1239, C Moore 1238, Young McManus & Sons 1220, T & G Balmer 1220, Young McManus & Sons 1219, C Moore 1216, M/M Robinson 1213, A & N Young 1212. Brooke Supplies 2 Bird Club – A & N Young 1212, J Orr & Son 1210.
Ballymena & Dist 15/382 – McAlonan Bros 1246, W & J Smyth 1231, G Bell 1218, Blair & Rankin 1214, W & J Smyth 1212, 1211, Blair & Rankin 1209, W & J Smyth 1204, Blair & Rankin 1202, J Eagleson & Sons 1200.
New Antrim Amalgamated – K Wilkinson & Son 1225, 1198, R McFall & Son 1192, McFall & McManus 1186.
Randalstown HPS 9/240 – Stewart Bros 1219, F & J & G Dickey 1216, 1198, Percy Son & Murphy 1188, F & J & G Dickey 1188, Stewart Bros 1181, Percy Son & Murphy 1177, J McNeill & Son 1170, Stewart Bros 1168, H Boyd 1165.
Arrangements at Cullybackey Centre for Rosscarbery OB Inland Nat due to be flown on Saturday 14th May.
Entry fees etc. will be collected in Cullybackey Clubrooms on Wednesday 11th May between 8.30pm and 9.30pm.
Race marking in Cullybackey on Friday 13th May from 14.00hrs until 16.30hrs, all ETS Systems must be cleared of last race. All clocks ready after lorry leaves Cullybackey.
Harryville HPS will present a Diploma to the winning pigeon of the Cullybackey Centre in all the Classic and National races. Well done to them, more rewards for top performance.