2019 Season about to commence

3rd January 2019


    Let me start by wishing all readers a very Happy New Year and I hope you had a good Christmas .The 2019 season is just around the corner and already many  will have the 2019 crop of Ybs  underway . The Combine’s new season commences on January 12th with the AGM which is being held  once again in the War Memorial Hall Crossgar ,starting at 2pm sharp and by now all members should have received their copy of the Agenda and I would encourage everyone to attend as this is your opportunity to have a say in the 2019 race programme etc. 
    In addition to the usual items of business with the various reports and election of officers there are a number of proposals which members should give some thought to and these include a proposal for 3 comeback races during the season, one for Old birds and two for young birds to be held on Wednesdays from Tullamore . Then there are the proposals for the 2019 race programmes some of which would include new race points for the EDC if successful , so why not come along and have your say .

        Ballylesson Show results 

    The Ballylesson Club held shows on the 15th Dec 2018 and 29th Dec 2018 and the weather on the 15th was absolutely atrocious and the club extends a huge thanks to judges Colin Watson ,Tony Smith, Herbie McVeigh and Patsy Rice for travelling up to Ballylesson in such terrible weather and the results were :

OLD COCKS T/W  1st  J Patterson ,2nd  C& D Smyth & sons ,3rd  Mackey & Lockhart 4th, J Kirk & sons, reserve C & D Smyth & sons , v.h.c J Patterson h.c, C& D Smyth & sons ,commended Mackey & Lockhart 

OLD COCKS HANDLED  1st  C & D Smyth & sons, 2nd  J Kirk & sons ,3rd  J Patterson, 4th  C & D Smyth & sons ,reserve J Patterson v.h.c Mackey & Lockhart h.c Mackey & Lockhart, commended J Kirk & sons 

OLD HENS T/W 1st  C& D Smyth & sons, 2nd  C & D Smyth & sons, 3rd  J Kirk & sons, 4th  C & D Smyth & sons, reserve J Patterson, v.h.c J Kirk & sons, h.c Mackey & Lockhart ,commended J Patterson 

OLD HENS HANDLED  1st  C & D Smyth & sons, 2nd  J Patterson ,3rd  J Kirk & sons ,4th  C & D Smyth & sons ,reserve J Patterson ,
v.h.c C & D Smyth & sons ,h.c J Kirk & sons ,commended Mackey & Lockhart
 
YOUNG COCKS T/W 1st  Gillespie bros ,2nd  Cousins Mc Conaghie Albert ,3rd  Gillespie bros, 4th  J Kirk & sons, reserve Cousins Mc Conaghie Albert ,
v.h.c Cousins Mc Conaghie Albert ,h.c C & D Smyth & sons ,commended J Patterson 

YOUNG COCKS HANDLED  1st  Gillespie bros ,2nd  Mackey & Lockhart ,3rd  C& D Smyth & sons ,4th  J Kirk & sons ,reserve Gillespie bros ,
v.h.c K & B Mc Conaghie & son, h.c Mackey & Lockhart ,commended Cousins Mc Conaghie Albert 

YOUNG HENS T/W 1st  Cousins Mc Conaghie Albert ,2nd  Gillespie bros, 3rd  Cousins Mc Conaghie Albert, 4th  Gillespie bros, reserve 
Cousins Mc Conaghie Albert v.h.c J Kirk & sons h.c J Kirk & sons commended Cousins Mc Conaghie Albert 

YOUNG HENS HANDLED  1st  Mackey & Lockhart, 2nd  J Kirk & sons, 3rd  C & D Smyth & sons, 4th  Gillespie bros, reserve J Patterson ,
v.h.c J Patterson ,h.c Gillespie bros, commended J Patterson 


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    Ballylesson hps held their New Year show  on Saturday 29/12/18  and thanks to the judges Sam Regan & Bob Christie (Ballywalter spc ) and Jim Stewart and son Robert 

OLD COCKS HANDLED 1st  C & D Smyth & sons, 2nd  C& D Smyth & sons ,3rd  Mackey & Lockhart, 4th  C & D Smyth & sons, reserve C& D Smyth & sons ,
vhc H Ballantyne & son ,hc P & C Johnston ,commended J Patterson 

OLD COCKS T/W 1st  P & C Johnston ,2nd  C & D Smyth & sons ,3rd  C & D Smyth & sons, 4th  C & D Smyth & sons, reserve Mackey & Lockhart ,
vhc Mackey & Lockhart ,hc J Patterson ,commended P & C Johnston 

OLD HENS HANDLED  1st  C & D Smyth & sons, 2nd  J Patterson ,3rd  J Patterson, 4th  C & D Smyth & sons ,reserve H Ballantyne & son ,
vhc Mackey & Lockhart ,hc Mackey & Lockhart, commended C & D Smyth & sons 

OLD HENS T/W 1st  Mackey & Lockhart ,2nd  C & D Smyth & sons ,3rd  C & D Smyth & sons ,4th  C & D Smyth & sons ,reserve P & C Johnston ,
vhc Mackey & Lockhart, hc Mackey & Lockhart ,commended P & C Johnston 

YOUNG BIRDS HANDLED  1st  J Patterson ,2nd  Gillespie bros ,3rd  Mackey & Lockhart ,4th  Gillespie bros, reserve Mackey & Lockhart, 
vhc J Patterson, hc C & D Smyth & sons ,commended P&C Johnston 

YOUNG BIRDS T/W 1st  Mackey & Lockhart, 2nd  J Patterson, 3rd  J Patterson, 4th  Mackey & Lockhart ,reserve Gillespie bros, vhc Gillespie bros ,hc C & D Smyth & sons ,commended Mackey & Lockhart 

EYESIGN 1st  P & C Johnston, 2nd  Mackey & Lockhart, 3rd  P & C Johnston, 4th  C & D Smyth & sons, reserve C & D Smyth & sons ,vhc C & D Smyth & sons ,hc C & D Smyth & sons ,commended J Patterson 

BEST IN SHOW P & C Johnston 
BEST OPPOSITE SEX J Patterson 

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Clifford Browne 

    

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