Pigeons round-up by Homer

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BIRDS for the INFC Penzance were race marked one day late due to an unfavourable weather forecast, liberation for the Blue Riband YB event and Old Hens was Thursday 9th September at 8.30am in a Lt North West wind.

A hard race was expected, 487 members sent 2,432 birds competing for 20,828 and in the Old Hens Nat 102 members sent 291 birds competing for 1,738.

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Gregg Bros & McCandless timed their old hen at 15.20hrs flying 311 miles to be best in the Muckamore Centre, next best Danny Dixon had the best young bird timed at 16.05hrs flying 339 miles. Both birds did in fact top the Open Result for 1st National. For Gregg Bros & McCandless it was a dream winning the race for the second year on the trot, I believe this bird was 6th Open last season and what about Danny Dixon.

He is still coming to terms with this latest success and joins a select few that have won both YB Nat events with the INFC, his bird had flown well all year and was in Talbenny. Danny has had a best ever race season that includes 2nd Open NIPA on two occasions and a record number of 1sts covering his local club Ballymoney, Mid Antrim Combine and the NIPA Section B. More detailed reports will follow.

The final NIPA race of the season was flown on Saturday from Rosscarbery birds were released at 8.00am in a Westerly wind. It turned out to be another very good decision considering the weather and the fact both the ISRF and ECF in Dublin decided to race mark on Saturday evening for a Sunday race.

At the end of the season members need the race results to claim for the various awards, deadline is two weeks after the final race flown last weekend. All race results are listed in the NIPA Board on the Discussion Forum at www.pigeonnetwork.com, if u find anything missing just send me an e-mail.

There is usually a slight delay in posting the last results, they need done first. Claims for all the RPRA Awards in the Irish Region should be with Secretary Robert Reid before Saturday 25th September.

Race Results 11/9/2010

N.I.P.A. Rosscarbery YB National

NIPA Section B:

Ballymoney 12/151 - 1stthru5th D Dixon 1457,1437,1432,1419,1419, 6th J Connolly 1416, 7th D Dixon 1411, 8th A&M Boyle 1406, 9th J Connolly 1405, 10th J Hutchinson&Son 1403. No one can stop Danny Dixon, he wins again and takes the first five. His winning cheq cock is a Willy Jacobs&Lambrecht cross and also wins the Coleraine Centre.

Dervock 6/83 - 1st A&M Boyle 1406, 2nd J Hutchinson&Son 1403, 3rd&4th A&M Boyle 1390,1378, 5th D&H Stuart 1354, 6th J Hutchinson&Son 1353, 7th D&H Stuart 1353, 8th J Hutchinson&Son 1352, 9th S Laverty 1349, 10th W&L McCaw 1322.

Rasharkin&Dist 7/72 - 1st H Cubitt 1406, 2nd J&D Surgenor 1389, 3rd H Cubitt 1368, 4th J&D Surgenor 1360, 5th Steele&McNeill 1306, 6th Milliken&Barkley 1300, 7th Steele&McNeill 1256, 8th T Simpson 1253, 9th W McFetridge 1126. Another win got Harold Cubitt topping off a great young bird season. Nom H Cubitt. Race sponsored by LECK Scaffolding N.I. (Ballymoney). The members would like to congratulate clubmate Danny Dixon on winning 1st Open in this weeks INFC YB National from Penzance, also club Prseident Tony Simpson on 8th Open in same race.

Ballymoney West Combine - 1st J Hutchinson&Son 1403, 2nd B&I Stewart 1347, 3rd Curry&Gilmore 1298, 4th W Blair 1281.