McMurray and Anderson top Section C from Clonmel

Gordon and Ian Moxham (GK&I Moxham) were Larne and District winners in Saturday's Old Bird race from Clonmel.
Gordon and Ian Moxham (GK&I Moxham) were Larne and District winners in Saturday's Old Bird race from Clonmel.

The NIPA were in Clonmel on Saturday for the fourth Old Bird race of the season. The birds were liberated at noon into a south-westerly wind.

The race itself turned out to be one of the most testing in recent years with many empty perches by nightfall. The top bird in Section C belongs to Ligoniel partnership of McMurray and Anderson.

Section C local results:

Ballycarry: 1st, NJ Arthurs 1579; 2nd, 3rd, 4th, JC Reid 1577, 1498, 1473.

Ballyclare HPS: (20/481) 1st, G and R Lawrie 1641; 2nd, A Thompson 1575; 3rd, A Agnew 1508; 4th, J and R Blair 1504.

Carrick and District HPS: 1st, S Beattie and Dtrs 1600; 2nd, R McIlroy and Son 1539; 3rd, T Creighton and Son 1523.

Carrick Social: (13/301) 1st, Mr and Mrs Robinson 1622; 2nd, J Millar and Son 1570; 3rd, T Peel 1531; 4th, D and J Armstrong and Son 1519.

Cushendall: 1st, A McNaghten 1217; 2nd, 3rd, 4th, D McAlister 1166, 1129, 1118.

Doagh and District HPS: (17/409) 1st, F Simpson 1634; 2nd, 3rd, Mr and Mrs B McNeilly 1590, 1510; 4th, J and R Scott 1497.

Eastway HPS: (17/411) 1st, 2nd, 3rd, D and J Campbell and Bigger 1621, 1605, 1576; 4th, L Savage 1563.

Glenarm and Dist HPS: (6/119) 1st, McKillop and McKinley 1564; 2nd, O. O’Neill and Son 1541; 3rd, 4th, G McWhirter 1501, 1480.

Horseshoe HPS: (12/280) 1st, K and D Hagans 1615; 2nd, J Morrison 1579; 3rd, L Agnew 1488; 4th, K and F Hagans 1472.

Kingsmoss: 1st, Knowles and Hill 1577; 2nd, 3rd, J and S Graham 1560, 1548.

Larne and District HPS: (37/924) 1st, 2nd, GKI Moxham 1631, 1622; 3rd, L and S O’Neill and Sons 1619; 4th, R and M Robinson 1554. Thirty-seven Larne and District members sent 924 birds to Clonmel. Past National winners G,K and I Moxham took top spot. The Moxham team timed a yearling hen, which finished fifth in Section C.

Show Specials: 1st, 3rd, C Campbell & Son; 2nd, Crawford and Robinson.