Yearling hen wins St Malo Derby for Gary Lyttle

17th July 2021


    The final race in the EDC Old Bird programme is the Old Bird Derby from France which again this year was flown from St.Malo on July 1st when 72 members entered 269 birds in what proved a testing event with just 13 birds recorded in race time .Liberation was at 11.30am into a light NW wind which saw no birds home on the first day of this 3 day event . Next day the winning bird was timed to Comber Social  member Gary Lyttle  who was declared the winner of this race in 2020 but a problem at one of the centres on that occasion led to some delay as to the final result.  This year Gary  timed a blue cheq yearling  hen now christened “Maggie” on the second morning and as she is only a yearling she had never been further than Talbenny in Wales which she flew this year as well as having flown 5 inland races . For the St. Malo race she was sitting eggs 10days .
    The bloodlines of “Maggie” are on the dam’s side she is off a daughter of Sam Duke’s Triple Crown winner when paired to a cock from former King’s Cup winner Allan McDonald down from a double Penzance winner of Allan’s .
    Gary exercises his birds twice a day but nearer to the Derby they were given an open Loft combined with a 25 mile training toss most nights .  Congratulations to Gary Lyttle on his success and Gary thanks  both Sam and Allan for their part in his success. 
    With only 13 birds in race time there were three lofts which recorded two birds each in the result ,the first of these was the Ballynahinch loft of Colin Lavery & Son who were runners up to Gary Lyttle  and then had a second bird in at 6th .
    The first of Colin’s and placed 2nd open was a 3yo blue pied Hen sent to the race feeding an 8 day old youngster .Already this year this hen had flown Bude and had had 2 races up Ireland .Sire of  this hen is a James Cleland cock which Colin got through Hugh Burns and the dam Colin bought at Gavin Morrison’s sale and the bloodlines are Mickey Croskery and Tom Marshall .
    Colin’s 2nd bird at 6th Open was a 3 yo blue cheq cock who went to the race on 12 day eggs and already he and 2 of his sisters had several positions to their credit the cock himself having been 2nd club Skibbereen in 2020 whilst one of his sisters had a 1st club Talbenny whilst another sister had been 2nd club 26th open Penzance in 2019 . The Sire of this cock is again of the James Cleland bloodlines through Hugh Burns while the dam is of L Magee & son bloodlines and this hen  was  1st club 2nd open Bude in 2016 and  1st club 4th open Bude in 2017 . Colin trains his birds from about 15miles regularly  .
   3rd Open was to the Annsborough partnership of Geraldine and Packi (Paddy) Brown who timed a 2yo Red cock which had been in every race this season and went to St.Malo on eggs 10days The sire is of Tom Marshall bloodlines and the dam is from Annalong’s Kevin Rooney and anyone following this year’s results will have noticed that the Loft of G & P Brown have been enjoying a great season . The birds here are trained regularly from Castle Bellingham and Balbriggan .
    4th Open was the Millisle loft of Jackie Rankin who featured last year from this race when he recorded 6 of his 7 birds entered in the open result and it was the first of these which had been 10th open which is in at 4th This year . This is a 3 yo Blue cheq hen which last year had been the first bird into the Portavogie centre and which this year was the only bird into that centre in race time . The sire of this hen is C & L Woodside  and Brockamp  whilst the dam is of Euro Diamond Bloodlines .
    Annsborough’s B Jennings was the 2nd loft to record 2 home at 5th and 8th open . Then it was the Annalong lofts of  McLoughlin Bros at 7th followed by 2 to the lofts of P Trimble &Grandson at 9th & 10th .     Congratulations to all who were successful and the full Combine result of this difficult race was :


    East Down Combine
    01/07/2021    St Malo O/B Derby
    Derby / Classic
    72    Members Sent:    269    Birds in a    Light North West
    47    EAST Members Sent:  175    Birds    25    WEST Members  94    Birds
    Pools
Pos    Name    Club    Velocity    Section      Pool Total    Grand Total
1     E1    G Lyttle    Comber Social    643.259     ab                   £108.75    £249.51
2     W1    C. Lavery & Son    Ballynahinch HPS    578.234                          £0.00    £96.45
3     E2    G & P Brown    Annsborough HPS    565.494                          £0.00    £91.00
4     E3    J Rankin    Millisle & District HPS    548.034     ab  n     ABC        £440.16    £515.91
5     E4    B Jennings    Annsborough HPS    536.196                          £0.00    £60.50
6     W2    C. Lavery & Son    Ballynahinch HPS    533.988                          £0.00    £36.28
7     E5    McLoughlin Bros    Annalong HPS    524.192     ab  n     ABC  N     £403.46    £437.21
8     E6    B Jennings    Annsborough HPS    501.728                          £0.00    £33.75
9     E7    P Trimble & G/Son    Annalong HPS    472.750     ab        AB         £130.89    £164.64
10    E8    P Trimble & G/Son    Annalong HPS    410.233     ab        AB         £102.03    £134.03
11    E9    James Cleland    Annsborough HPS    371.509                          £0.00    £32.00
12    E10    B.Cowan    Annsborough HPS    325.697     ab        ABC  N     £212.73    £244.73
13    W3    McCartan & Woodsides    Crossgar HPS    320.948                          £0.00    £33.46

Open (Nominated)
Position    Member    Club    Velocity    Points
1    G Lyttle
IHU20N07508    Comber Social HPS    643.259    20


East (Nominated)
Position    Member    Club    Velocity    Points
1    G Lyttle
IHU20N07508    Comber Social HPS    643.259    10

 


        Around the Combine Clubs
    
Annalong  McLoughlin Bros 524.192 , P Trimble & G/Son 472.75 
            P Trimble & G/Son 436.729

 Annsborough   G & P Brown 565.402 , B Jenning & Son 536.19 
             B Jenning & Son 501.722

  Ballynahinch  C Lavery & Son 578.234 , C Lavery & Son 533.988

Comber   G Lyttle IHU20N07508 643.259

 Crossgar  McCartan & Woodsides 320.948

  Millisle    J Rankin 548.034
     

        East Down2bird News 


PENZANCE ---32 members sent 64 birds 

1st  Mc Loughlin Bros                1315 
2nd  M Foulis                     1306 pools £12
3rd  Palmer Mc Kay & Graham         1215 
4th  M Foulis                     1214 pools £9
5th  S Regan                     1212 pools £6 
6th  A & A Cheevers                 1202 
7th  Myles Kincaid Mc Cann & Auld         1199 pools £3
8th  S & K duke                 1186 
9th  R J Conlane                 1182
10th  F Gilmore                 1172 
11th  G Lyttle                     1157 
12th  Cowan & Mc Cartney             1149 

    Congratulations to Mcloughlin Bros on winning the 2 bird club from both Penzance and St.Malo and to Mark Foulis for having both his birds in the Penzance result 

St. Malo 1/7/2021 ----30 members sent 60 birds 

1st  Mc Loughlin bros     524.192 


                ***********************

    The full result of the Penzance Classic saw Annalong with the top 4 places with John Trimble and Zack 1st & 3rd and McLoughlin Bros 2nd & 4th .

    East Down Combine
    02/07/2021    Penzance Classic
    Penzance 
    72    Members Sent:    553    Birds in a    Light South Wind
Pos    Name    Club    Velocity    Pools    Pool     Grand Total
    1    J Trimble & G/Son    Annalong HPS    1356.416     AB         £175.00    £279.50
    2    McLoughlin Bros    Annalong HPS    1351.604     AB         £131.25    £211.25
    3    J Trimble & G/Son    Annalong HPS    1316.382     AB         £109.38    £179.38
    4    McLoughlin Bros    Annalong HPS    1315.965     AB         £87.50    £147.50
    5    M.Foulis    Dundonald HPS    1306.897     AB       £213.23    £253.23
    6    M.Foulis    Dundonald HPS    1306.845                £0.00    £25.00
    7    James Cleland    Annsborough HPS    1300.004     AB       £142.15    £167.15
    8    J Trimble & G/Son    Annalong HPS    1292.459     AB         £43.75    £68.75
    9    P Trimble & G/Son    Annalong HPS    1287.891     AB         £43.75    £68.75
    10    M.Foulis    Dundonald HPS    1284.509     AB         £43.75    £68.75
    11    Gillespie Bros    Ballylesson HPS    1284.017                £0.00    £15.00
    12    J Maguire & Ptnrs    Dundrum HPS    1281.912     AB         £43.75    £58.75
    13    Joe McGreevy    Crossgar HPS    1281.726                £0.00    £15.00
    14    P.Brown & Son    Annsborough HPS    1280.140     AB         £43.75    £58.75
    15    J Kirk & Sons    Ballylesson HPS    1277.730     A          £16.75    £31.75
    16    K Rooney,Son&Dtr    Annalong HPS    1275.873                £0.00    £15.00
    17    Cowan & McCartney    Dundonald HPS    1272.394                £0.00    £15.00
    18    J Crossan    Downpatrick Premier    1271.112      B         £27.00    £42.00
    19    C McManus & Dtr    Crossgar HPS    1270.182                £0.00    £15.00
    20    C McManus & Dtr    Crossgar HPS    1263.986                £0.00    £15.00
    21    J Galbraith & Son    Belmont RPC    1262.946                £0.00    £10.00
    22    J Crossan    Downpatrick Premier    1262.245                £0.00    £10.00
    23    Cowan & McCartney    Dundonald HPS    1259.771                £0.00    £10.00
    24    K Rooney,Son&Dtr    Annalong HPS    1241.349                £0.00    £10.00
    25    M Reid    Portavogie    1239.263                £0.00    £10.00
    26    B Anderson    Belmont RPC    1235.273                £0.00    £10.00
    27    Joe McGreevy    Crossgar HPS    1233.018                £0.00    £10.00
    28    J Trimble & G/Son    Annalong HPS    1226.366                £0.00    £10.00
    29    D Shaw    Bangor RPC    1225.903                £0.00    £10.00
    30    D. & J. Caskey    Bangor RPC    1216.909                £0.00    £10.00
    31    Palmer,McKay & Graham    Ballywalter SPC    1215.843                £0.00    £10.00
    32    M.Foulis    Dundonald HPS    1214.712                £0.00    £10.00
    33    A & P Trimble & Sons    Donaghadee RPC    1214.310                £0.00    £10.00
    34    P Wylie    Belmont RPC    1213.350                £0.00    £10.00
    35    S.Regan    Ballywalter SPC    1212.221                £0.00    £10.00
    36    K Rooney,Son&Dtr    Annalong HPS    1207.794                £0.00    £10.00
    37    K Rooney,Son&Dtr    Annalong HPS    1207.194                £0.00    £10.00
    38    Joe McGreevy    Crossgar HPS    1205.107                £0.00    £10.00
    39    A &  A Cheevers    Crossgar HPS    1202.231                £0.00    £10.00
    40    Cowan & McCartney    Dundonald HPS    1201.914                £0.00    £10.00
    
        
        PENZANCE CLASSIC    

Open (Nominated)
Position    Member    Club    Velocity    Points
1    McLoughlin Bros
IHU19N13421    Annalong HPS    1351.59     20
2    McLoughlin Bros
IHU19N13445    Annalong HPS    1315.96    -
3    M Foulis
GB19A29151    Dundonald HPS    1306.89    19
4    J Kirk & Son
IHU19N12974    Ballylesson HPS    1277.73    18
5    J Galbraith & Son
GB20X28245    Belmont    1262.94    17
6    K .Rooney,Son & Dtr
GB19A34781    Annalong HPS    1241.34    16
7    Palmer & McKay & Graham
GB20X26978    Ballywalter SPC    1215.84    15
8    M Foulis
IHU20N03151    Dundonald HPS    1214.71    -
9    A&A Cheevers
IHU20N11124    Crossgar H P S    1202.23    14
10    McLoughlin Bros
IHU17N17492    Annalong HPS    1194.82    -
11    J Young & Ptnrs
IHU20N03343    Dundonald HPS    1193.91    13
12    S & K Duke
IHU18N16982    Crossgar H P S    1186.75    12
13    H Ballantyne & Son
IHU20N08567    Ballylesson HPS    1186.309    11
14    C & D Smyth & Sons
IHU20N09026    Ballylesson HPS    1182.549    10
15    R & J Conlane
GB19X19012    Belmont    1182.27    9
16    Ambrose & Kelly
IHU19N01033    Portavogie    1169.71    8
17    J Patterson
IHU20N08651    Ballylesson HPS    1157.01    7
18    J Galbraith & Son
GB20X28261    Belmont    1154.55    -
19    R & J Conlane
GB20X28045    Belmont    1152.25    -
20    I Hawthorne
GB16D38106    Dundonald HPS    1151.65    6


East (Nominated)
Position    Member    Club    Velocity    Points
1    McLoughlin Bros
IHU19N13421    Annalong HPS    1351.59    10
2    McLoughlin Bros
IHU19N13445    Annalong HPS    1315.96    -
3    K .Rooney,Son & Dtr
GB19A34781    Annalong HPS    1241.34    9
4    Palmer & McKay & Graham
GB20X26978    Ballywalter SPC    1215.84    8
5    McLoughlin Bros
IHU17N17492    Annalong HPS    1194.82    -
6    S & K Duke
IHU18N16982    Crossgar H P S    1186.75    7
7    Ambrose & Kelly
IHU19N01033    Portavogie    1169.71    6
8    S & K Duke
IHU20N11026    Crossgar H P S    1147.14    -
9    G Lyttle
IHU20N07504    Comber Social HPS    1111.17    5


West (Nominated)
Position    Member    Club    Velocity    Points
1    M Foulis
GB19A29151    Dundonald HPS    1306.897    10
2    J Kirk & Son
IHU19N12974    Ballylesson HPS    1277.73    9
3    J Galbraith & Son
GB20X28245    Belmont    1262.94    8
4    M Foulis
IHU20N03151    Dundonald HPS    1214.712    -
5    A&A Cheevers
IHU20N11124    Crossgar H P S    1202.231    7
6    J Young & Ptnrs
IHU20N03343    Dundonald HPS    1193.915    6
7    H Ballantyne & Son
IHU20N08567    Ballylesson HPS    1186.309    5
8    C & D Smyth & Sons
IHU20N09026    Ballylesson HPS    1182.549    4
9    R & J Conlane
GB19X19012    Belmont    1182.27    3
10    J Patterson
IHU20N08651    Ballylesson HPS    1157.01    2

 


        Around the Combine Clubs
    
Annalong  J Trimble & G/Son 1356.416  McLoughlin Bros IHU19N13421 1351.599              J Trimble & G/Son 1316.382

 Annsborough   James Cleland 1300.004 , P Brown & Son 1280.14 
                P Brown & Son 1186.683

  Ballylesson     Gillispie Bros 1284.017 , J Kirk & Son IHU19N12974 1277.73 
         H Ballantyne & Son IHU20N08567 1186.309

  Ballywalter  Palmer & McKay & Graham GB20X26978 1215.843 
         S Regan 1212.221 , J & J Hollinger 1048.947

Bangor   D Shaw 1225.903 ,D & J Caskey 1216.909 , R Russell & Son 1138.771

Belmont   J Galbraith & Son GB20X28245 1262.94 
         B Anderson 1235.27 , P Wylie 1213.39

 Cloughey  Harper & Young 1188.356 , Harper & Young 1170.738 
             Agar Bros 1160.182

Comber   G Lyttle 1157.755 , W & L Robinson 1134.201 , Burns Bros 1133.053
 Crossgar   J McGreevy 1281.726 , C McManus & Dtr 1270.182 
             C McManus & Dtr 1263.986

 Donaghadee   A & P Trimble & Sons 1214.309 , D & K McCutcheon 1113.307 
             A & P Trimble & Sons 1068.267

  DownpatrickPremier   J Crossan 1271.112 , J Crossan 1262.245 
                 F Black & Sons 1193.03

 Dundonald   M Foulis GB19A29151 1306.897 , M Foulis 1306.845 
                     M Foulis 1284.509

 Dundrum   J Maguire & Ptrs 1281.912 , J Ringland & Son 1134.033 
             J Ringland & Son 1054.897

 Newtownbreda   T Marshall & Son 1026.183 ,S Casement & Son 1005.735 
             K & B McConaghie & Son 891.749

 Portavogie  M Reid 1239.263 , Ambrose & Kelly IHU19N01033 1169.71 ,
                 G Coffey 1157.654


    East Down Combine
    02/07/2021    Penzance O/B9
    3 Bird Channel Championship
    47    Members Sent:    138    Birds in a    Light South Wind
Pos    Name    Club    Velocity    Pools    Total Money
    1    McLoughlin Bros    Annalong HPS    1315.909     A          £22.25
    2    M.Foulis    Dundonald HPS    1306.897     AB         £52.52
    3    James Cleland    Annsborough HPS    1300.004     AB         £38.74
    4    J Crossan    Downpatrick Premier    1271.112     AB         £29.34
    5    J Galbraith & Son    Belmont RPC    1262.946                £0.00
    6    B Anderson    Belmont RPC    1235.361                £0.00
    7    Joe McGreevy    Crossgar HPS    1233.018                £0.00
    8    Palmer,McKay & Graham    Ballywalter SPC    1215.843                £0.00
    9    M.Foulis    Dundonald HPS    1214.712     AB         £21.72
    10    S.Regan    Ballywalter SPC    1212.221     AB         £16.13
    11    K Rooney,Son&Dtr    Annalong HPS    1207.794     AB         £11.75
    12    A &  A Cheevers    Crossgar HPS    1202.231     A          £4.45
                                     Remainder Pools
        Myles,Kincaid,McCann&A    Dundonald HPS    1200.939     AB         £11.75
        McLoughlin Bros    Annalong HPS    1194.831     A          £4.45
        R & J Conlane    Belmont RPC    1182.278      B         £7.30
        Mr & Mrs S Brown    Dundonald HPS    1176.131      B         £7.30
        R & J Conlane    Belmont RPC    1152.334      B         £7.30

                                                                  *********
This completes the 2021 old bird season with the young birds starting on the 17th July from Navan.

Clifford Browne

H. Beattie & Son
Marshall Animal & Bird Foods
Bluesky Pigeon