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.