Paddy rules the roost in Ahoghill with eighth straight win

ANOTHER mad weekend, races, races and more races. Danny Dixon had the big result best in the Coleraine Centre and winning the Mid Antrim Combine for the 4th time in eight races, a loft in top form.

Monday, 24th May 2010, 10:32 am
Updated Monday, 24th May 2010, 11:07 am

Young McManus & Sons were best in the Cullybackey Centre from Rosscarbery, also won from Clonmel and that’s eight races won on the trot, an all time record in the club. Well done to both lofts, a result of total dedication. Allen McBride of Harryville wins MAC from Clonmel, another loft with numerous 1sts this year.

The Champions League is complete after Rosscarbery, the Knock-Out part starts this weekend at Talbenny, birds remember are race marked on Thursday. The eight matches to watch out for are Scott & Clements v A Purvis, J & N Simpson v Surgenor Bros, D Dixon v A Darragh, Stewart Bros v W & J Smyth, Young McManus & Sons v C Magill, A McBride v A & N Young, H Boyd v H Smyth & Son, G McDowell v M Graham.

Hilltop Challenge: Neal Adams has supplied the most recent winners, competition is strong at Hilltop Feeds on Old Ballymoney Road, Ballymena. Clonmel (1) won by Young McManus & Sons (Ahoghill FC), Clonmel (2) won by Danny Dixon (Rasharkin & Dist), Fermoy won by Conor Magill (New Antrim).

Mid Antrim Combine Rosscarbery Nat 87/659 - D Dixon Rasharkin 1471, D Dixon 1462, Young McManus & Sons Ahoghill 1449, D Dixon 1420, D Dixon 1414, D Dixon 1414, J Millar Randalstown 1401, J & D Surgenor Rasharkin 1396, Surgenor Bros Kells 1392, A Purvis Broughshane 1391, G McDowell Kells 1389, M Graham Ballymena 1388, G Connolly Broughshane 1387, Service & Crawford Harryville 1386, Stewart Bros Randalstown 1384, W & J Smyth Ballymena 1383, G Connolly 1380, A Darragh Cullybackey 1375, Surgenor Bros 1375, J & N Simpson Broughshane 1373, J Letters Harryville 1371, Steele & McNeill Rasharkin 1371, Surgenor Bros 1371, G Connolly 1369, H Smyth & Son Broughshane 1369, H Boyd Kells 1367, A Darragh 1367, Houston Bros Randalstown 1366, J Harris Ballymena 1365, H & R McCloy Cullybackey 1365.

Ahoghill FC 11/66 – Young McManus & Sons 1449, A & N Young 1362, Young McManus & Sons 1339, 1337, 1335, T & G Balmer 1334, Young McManus & Sons 1334, J Smyth & Son 1328, J Balmer 1326, Young McManus & Sons 1326.

Brooke Supplies 2 Bird Club – T & G Balmer 1334, J Balmer 1326.

Randalstown 9/87 – J Millar 1401, Stewart Bros 1384, Houston Bros 1366, Stewart Bros 1354, Houston Bros 1345, Stewart Bros 1344, Houston Bros 1334, S Millar 1334.

Kells & Dist – Surgenor Bros 1392, G McDowell 1389, Surgenor Bros 1375, 1371, H Boyd 1367, 1365, T & M Morrow 1365, Scott & Clements 1363. Sizzlers 2 Bird Club – G McDowell 1389, Surgenor Bros 1371.

Broughshane & Dist 11/64 – A Purvis 1391, G Connolly 1387, 1380, J & N Simpson 1373, G Connolly 1369, H Smyth & Son 1369, D Houston & Son 1358, J & N Simpson 1353.

Ballymena & District HPS 8/47 – M Graham 1388, W & J Smyth 1383, J Harris 1365, B O’Rawe 1337, McAlonan Bros 1334, W & J Smyth 1330, J Harris 1313, Richmond Bros 1305, B O’Rawe 1294, M Graham 1292.

Harryville HPS 13/200 – R Service & Son 1386, J & C Letters 1367, R H Clements 1357, J Millar & Son 1352, K & K Kernohan & Sons 1349, A McBride 1339, J & C Letters 1335, J Millar & Son 1328, K & K Kernohan & Sons 1322, J Millar & Son 1321.

Cullybackey – A Darragh 1375, 1367, H & R McCloy 1365, A Darragh 1362, 1356, Russell Bros 1351, Des Robinson 1342, 1337, A Darragh 1335, 1335.

New Antrim Amal 4/27 – C Magill 1321, 1315, 1292, C Moore 1242, 1223.

NIPA Sect B Rosscarbery 124/832 – 1st D Dixon Ballymoney 1471 ABCDEFG & Nom 304, 2nd D Dixon 1462 D 83, 3rd Young McManus & Sons Ahoghill 1449 49, 4th M & B McConville Crumlin 1446 ABCD 78, 5th G Magill Muckamore 1443 D 49, 6th S Laverty Ballymoney 1427 33, 7th D Dixon 1420 33, 8th A & M Boyle Ballymoney 1420 33, 9th D Dixon 1414 33, 10th Hanson & Harper Coleraine Prem 1413 33, 11th D Dixon 1411 ABCDEFG 165, 12th J McDowell & Sons Ballymoney 1410 12, 13th Fleming Bros Crumlin 1406 12, 14th J Hutchinson & Son Ballymoney 1401 12, 15th J Millar Randalstown 1401 12, 16th Fleming Bros 1400 12, 17th Fleming Bros 1394 ABC 28, 18th Surgenor Bros Kells 1392 12, 19th A Purvis Broughshane 1391 12, 20th G McDowell Kells ABCE 49, 21st Hanson & Harper 1388 12, 22nd M Graham Ballymena 1388 12, 23rd Hanson & Harper 1388 ABCD 34, 24th G Connolly Broughshane 1387 12, 25th R Service & Son Harryville 1386 12, 26th Fleming Bros 1386 12, 27th Stewart Bros Randalstown 1384 12, 28th W & J Smyth Ballymena 1383 12, 29th J Connolly Ballymoney 1381 12, 30th G Connolly 1380 12, 31st Fleming Bros 1378 ABCD 31, 32nd A Darragh Cullybackey 1375 12, 33rd Surgenor Bros Kells 1375 12, 34th J & N Simpson Broughshane 1373 ABCDE & Nom 58, 35th J Letters Harryville 1371 12, 36th Steele & McNeill Rasharkin 1371 12, 37th Surgenor Bros 1371 12, 38th G Connolly 1369 12, 39th H Smyth & Son Broughshane 1369 12, 40th M & B McConville 1368 12, 41st H Boyd Kells 1367 12. End of Prizes. Scott & Clements Kells 1363 EFG 64.