Father and son team take lead­ing spots

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

THE part­ner­ship of Leonard, Derid­der and Callo were knocked off the top perch in the young bird pro­gramme from last Satur­day’s Owe­nahin­cha race, as yet an­other part­ner­ship tak­ing the spoils.

In a help­ing wind, the birds made light work of the 146 miles dis­tance from West Cork with Gary and Mark Doyle claim­ing the hal­lowed top prize. The father and son team had a great race, tak­ing five of the top-ten spots in­clud­ing the first four places on the result sheet. The birds sim­ply skated home with the first in the win­ner’s en­clo­sure clock­ing an av­er­age speed of al­most 76 mph over the race dis­tance.

The pre­vi­ous lead­ing loft, the part­ner­ship of Leonard, Derid­der and Callo, had to set­tle for fifth and sixth place.

The Owe­nahicha race formed part of the prepa­ra­tions for the Bar­l­ey­cove event.

This week­end’s race from Bar­l­ey­cove in South Cork is the Ark­low United Pi­geon Club’s fur­thest land event com­ing in at a dis­tance of al­most 180 miles. It is also the South Le­in­ster Fed­er­a­tion Derby race and dou­bles as the club’s ea­gerly awaited land breeder and buyer event.

The re­sults from Owe­nahicha were as fol­lows; first, sec­ond, third, fourth and tenth, Gary and Mark Doyle; fifth and sixth Leonard, Derid­der and Callo; sev­enth Joe Magh­ery and eighth and ninth Danny O’Neill.

Twin brothers Ben and Brian Fen­nell with Jade Kelly and Abbie Mol­loy at the Ark­low CBS debs ball.

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