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Willie and Jean have St Malo Old Bird National winner

Shaun Oneill

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Shaun Oneill

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sport@ballymenaguardian.co.uk

WILLIE and Jean McLean from Rasharkin had the winner from St Malo Old Bird National, timed early on the second day to record 1st Club, 1st MAC, 1st Sect A & 11th Open NIPA.

The bird was raced on Roundabout then went to St Malo on 10 day eggs.

It was one of a kit of youngsters bought in 2015 for racing from club-mates Steele & McNeill. Breeding is Aad van Berkel, and is a half-sister to Steele & McNeill’s 2014 Mid Antrim Combine Old Bird of the Year “Super Mario”.

At the end of the second day just a handful of birds were recorded, J & N Lamb from Crumlin won 1st Sect B & 9th Open NIPA, followed by Henry Teukington from Kells and birds in Cullybackey for Alan Darragh and Tom McAlonan, McConville Bros from Crumlin timed late on the second day and Frank Dickey had the only bird in Randalstown, timed 3rd morning at 5.21am flying 468 miles.

NIPA Section B St Malo – J & N Lamb Crumlin & Dist 660, H Turkington Kells & District HPS 546, A Darragh Cullybackey 492, McAlonan Bros Cullybackey 465, McConville Bros Crumlin & Dist 425.

MAC St Malo – W & J McLean Rasharkin & Dist 652, F & G & J Dickey Randalstown.

Antrim & Ballymena Clubs St Malo

Crumlin & District HPS – J & N Lamb 660, McConville Bros 425.

Rasharkin & District – W & J McLean 652.

Kells & District HPS – Henry Turkington 546.

Cullybackey HPS – A Darragh 492, McAlonan Bros 465.

Randalstown HPS - F & G & J Dickey.

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