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Wicklow People (Arklow) - - NEWS -

Ark­low United Rac­ing Pi­geon Club mem­bers had their birds away at Kin­sale race point re­cently for young bird race num­ber nine on the sea­sons race cal­en­dar with the top club po­si­tions dom­i­nated by loft part­ner­ships.

Lead­ing the pele­ton home in this 125-mile event to take the che­quered flag and score their first young bird suc­cess of the year were the mother and son race team of Marie and Paul Byrne.

The first in the win­ner’s en­clo­sure cov­ered the 125 miles in two hours 20 min­utes on the but­ton to reg­is­ter a ve­loc­ity of 1,571.92ypm with the part­ner­ship also lift­ing sec­ond place.

Re­sults: First and sec­ond – Marie and Paul Byrne; third and fifth – Cullen, Burke and O’Reilly; fourth, sixth, ninth and 10th – Leonard, Derid­der and Callo; sev­enth and eighth – Gary and Mark Doyle.

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