Father and son team take leading spots
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.