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NIPA & AROUND

BY ADIE

EXCELLENT RESULT FOR THE BOAL BROTHERS OF DROMORE

Champion flyers of Dromore Philip and Joe Boal winners of Section D this week from Pilmore beach.

Pilmore Beach was the liberation site this week for the mighty NIPA after a one day hold over the first of the Young Bird Season. Liberated at 9.00am on Sunday morning in a westerly wind the wining birds homed in close to 4 hours on the wing with the top loft in Section D that again of  Philip & Joe Boal.


I predicted just a couple of weeks ago that the Boal Brothers would win more Sections this season and true to my word they haven't let me down. The brothers are also responsible for my own 1st Club successes  in the Largymore INV HPS over the last two weeks with the same pigeon, bred down from a Van Herck hen lent to me at the end of last season. I must also praise Phillip for all his advice after a poor start to my own season he wasn't long in sorting it out as the results would prove only racing 12 youngsters. Very few fanciers have ever heard tell of Willy Van Herck but as reported last year in a loft report I compiled on the brothers they and indeed the pigeons will come to prominence over the next couple of  seasons so take my advice get in early. Philip I hear just over the last couple of weeks purchased Willy Van Herck's No 1  pair for a vast sum of money, further proof that this is the family of the future.   DROMARA HPS   1st N.Black & Sons 1442, 2nd N. Black &sons 1438, 3rd D.McCandless 1411, 4th D. McCandless 1375. This week sees N. Black & Sons take over at the top with 2 good birds ,both birds are gifted  from Jos Rielly from Dublin and are bred from direct Janssen stock. 3rd & 4th this week Don McCandless with a son and daughter off the old Greenaway cock.   DROMORE HPS 10/278   1st J Vage & Son 1441, 2nd P & J Boal 1424, 3rd J Vage & Son 1403, 4th J Vage & Son 1377, 5th H Edgar 1372, 6th J Kelly 1354, 7th J Kelly 1348, 8th B & M McCorriston 1344, 9th B & M McCorriston 1342, 10th J Kelly 1340. Very well done to the two Joe's for  recording another 1st Club in the Dromore HPS, the father and son partnership are going increasingly well. Philip and Joe Boal timed a trainer recording a velocity of 1449.8 which will see them win the Section yet again and high hopes of a very high Open position within the NIPA. This cheq hen (33) is a Grand daughter of the Noah 96, her nest mate (32) just two weeks ago recorded 1st club, 6th Section D and 25th Open 25,456 Birds. I wouldn't be surprised if this weeks winner is in the top five of the NIPA Open. What a nest pair.

Junior Smyth and Eddie Adams topped the Lisburn & District HPS from Pilmore Beach

LISBURN & DISTRICT HPS 16/316   1st Smyth & Adams 1436, 2nd H F Browne 1433, 3rd McKibben & Magee 1430, 4th S McAllistar & Son 1428, 5th H F Browne 1428, 6th Smyth & Adams 1418, 7th L Magee & Son 1417, 8th L Magee & Son 1417, 9th Spence Bros  1417, 10th Spence Bros 1415. Well done to Junior Smyth and Eddie Adams who finally made it to the top after knocking on the door for a few weeks.  
DUNEDIN HPS 6/112   1ST Paul McClean 1433, 2nd Pau lMcClean 1424, 3rd Myles McConnell 1415, 4th Paul McClean 1410, 5th Paul McClean 1395, 6th S Burgess 1388. Many thanks to Ian Hawthorne who has did a wonderful job all season covering the Dunedin results.  
COLIN HPS   1st J Gregory & Sons 1432, 2nd J Gregory & Sons 1422, 3rd J Gregory & Sons 1421, 4th Mr & Mrs G Braniff 1411, 5th J Gregory & Sons 1397, 6th J Gregory & Sons 1396, 7th Mr & Mrs G Braniff 1381, 8th Mr & Mrs G Braniff 1379, 9th Mr & Mrs G Braniff 1369, 10th Mr & Mrs G Braniff 1366. Well done to the Gregory boys John Senior and Junior also Eamon and Steven and indeed the husband and wife team of who between the two partnership clean the result. The Memebers would like to congratulate Joe Neeson who topped the NIPA Open from the 2nd Area Liberation.   LARGYMORE INV HPS 13/175   1st McCormick & Reynolds 1431, 2nd Milliken & McCartney 1403, 3rd S & A Hanna 1397, 4th S & A Hanna 1383, 5th S & A Hanna 1380, 6th McCormick & Reynolds 1368, 7th D Irvine 1350, 8th A T & J Houston 1344, 9th S Dowds 1341, 10th D Irvine 1339, 11th McCormick & Reynolds 1336 and winner with this bird of the Largymore Gold Ring. This weeks race was gratefully sponsored by the Smithfield House.  McCormick & Reynolds ABCD and Loft Nom Young Bird Knock out and Gold Ring. Milliken & McCartney 2 Bird. Adie and Homer are at the top for the second week on the trot with the same Blue Hen of Philip Boal breeding when mated to a Blue cock purchased at W Steenson Partners of Newtownards Clearence sale a couple of seasons ago this cock himself was also a multiple prize winner. I would like to thank all my fellow Club members, Eddie Luke, Jean & Jimmy, Philip Boal whose advice and stock you can't put a price on, and everybody who has congratulated me on our recent achievements when work seemed to be taking its toll many thanks.

Jeff Greenaway takes the first three postions in the Hills & Maze HPS

HILLS & MAZE HPS   1st J Greenaway 1424, 2nd J Greenaway 1422, 3rd J Greenaway 1413, 4th A & R Milliken 1407, 5th J & L Milliken 1399, 6th D & M Shimmons 1394, 7th C Lyons 1391, 8th D & M Shimmons 1391, 9th J Greenaway 1390, 10th A & R Milliken 1385. Well done to Jeff Greenaway who  takes the top three in the very competitive Hills & Maze. Once again many thanks to Lawrence Milliken who supplied the result.   DROMORE WEST END 7/111   1st G McEvoy 1421, 2nd M & F Russell 1421, 3rd M & F Russell 1418, 4th R Chambers 1418, 5th G McEvoy 1415, 6th G McEvoy 1410, 7th M & F Russell 1409, 8th J Vage & Son 1405, 9th Doonan & McGuinness 1378. Greggory McEvoy gets his just rewards for knocking on the door for many consecutive weeks well done. Martin & Fred Russell had a trainer that would have won the Club doing 1424 but will be their abouts in the Section D result.   GLENAVY HPS   1st G Parker & Son 1418, 2nd D & M Lilly & Withers 1399, 3rd D & M Lilly & Withers 1384, 4th G Parker & Son 1382, 5th C Harbinson 1377, 6th G Parker & Son 1375. Gordon Parker is having a wonderful season and doesn't seem to be letting up.   DERRIAGHY HPS 8/120   1st Ian Kennedy 1413, 2nd McAlennan & Patton 1383, 3rd Myles Taylor 1362, 4th Myles Taylor 1343, 5th W Ringland & Son 1334, 6th Myles Taylor 1291, 7th Roy Benson 1289, 8th Moles Bros 1262, 9th Roy Benson 1261, 10th Belshaw & Anderson 1248. Ian Kennedy is tops again this season  with a 30 yard lead.   
  

NIPA Sect A & A West Clubs Pilmore Beach

COALISLAND & DISTRICT 15/425 W Bleeks & Son 1387, K Carolan 1384, M & R Hamilton 1378, W Bleeks & Son 1374, K Carolan 1371, H McLaughlin 1369, 1368, W Bleeks & Son 1366, M/M Larmour 1362, K Carolan 1358.

CASTLEDAWSON HPS 4/88 C Young 1362, 1360, 1357, 1355, 1353, 1351, T Leacock & Son 1349, 1344, 1322, 1316.

COLERAINE PREMIER HPS 11/210 R Callaghan & Son 1355, J L Madden 1342, R Callaghan & Son 1340, 1338, 1336, T & J McDonald 1332, I Frame 1313, Nevin Bros 1309, Diamond Bros 1261, Hanson & Harper 1218.

Robert Callaghan & Son the longest flying members of the NIPA holding their big winners from the last two weeks. The Coleraine Premier HPS loft won 1st & 4th Open NIPA Tullamore followed by 1st NIPA Sect B from Thurles. Best in Coleraine Triangle again this week from Pilmore Beach and last weekend from Fermoy, this time in a westerly wind, most unfavourable. See text.

COLERAINE & Co DERRY 6/50 S Thompson 1338, W & W Murdock 1297, W Henry 1221, A McCorriston & Son 1216, S McCormick 869.

DUNGANNON * DIST 5/67 K Shannon 1322, 1316, 1315, 1286, A Donaghy 1256, K Shannon 1183.

WINDSOR SOCIAL 6/72 G Donaghy Son & Grandson 1298, C Morrow & Son 1254, 1240, R & J Parke 1237, K Glass 1230, 1213, 1201, F McIlreavy 1196, R & J Parke 1185, C Morrow & Son 1164, R McAlary 1138.

FOYLE RPS 14/104 P Maxwell 1276, M Harkin 1233, C McConomy 1150, P Hegarty & Son 1146, J & G Ramsey 1143, J Diamond 1139, P Hegarty & Son 1128, J McDaid 1104.

OMAGH & DISTRICT 5/56 A Kelly 1235, A Hall 1173, 1166, 1161, A Kelly 1126.

STRABANE RPC 5/30 D Farrell 1215, H McNulty 1156, T Ferguson & Son 1092, T McAteer 1071, B Gamble 948, D Farrell 932.

MAIDEN CITY 3/67 P & M Healy 1200, 1199, 1178, 1140, 1094, 1090, P Creggan 1067.

LIMAVADY RPS 5/67 W McIlmoyle 1195, 1191, D Johnston 1184, R McIlmoyle 1152, 1146, H Crawford 1126, 1111, R Witherow 1061.

Poor weather conditions in Ireland delayed the weekend liberation in Pilmore Beach, the NIPA finally released on Sunday at 9.00am in a west, north-west wind. Winning birds again made good time and most birds were home before the end of the day. It turned out a good decision to wait the extra day, especially with the major races imminent and Talbenny Nat next. In Mid Antrim the early bird was timed in Kells & Dist by the Mid Antrim Combine Secretary George McDowell. His Staf Van Reet Blue cock racing on Darkness was timed at 13.31hrs to record velocity 1397 for the approx 212 miles. He is a half brother to the good £1,000 cock which was direct from Amber Magic, the dam was from Record x Priceless. This line has bred numerous winners over many season's, the sire has now bred 2 x 1st Combine winners. In the past the McDowell loft has won the Northern Ireland Fancier of the Year award.      

MID ANTRIM COMBINE Pilmore Beach 92/1,615 G McDowell Kells 1397, A McBride Harryville 1395, R H Clements Harryville 1386, D Logan Randalstown 1383, R H Clements 1382, M Graham Ballymena 1376, G Connolly Broughshane 1375, Young McManus & Sons Ahoghill 1374, Young McManus & Sons 1374, Young McManus & Sons 1373, R H Clements 1372, G Gibson Cullybackey 1367, Surgenor Bros Kells 1366, D Dixon Rasharkin 1366, G Gibson 1365, G Dickey Ahoghill 1360, D Mitchell Harryville 1360, Russell Bros Cullybackey 1357, Young McManus & Sons 1356, G Gibson 1356, J & N Simpson Broughshane 1354, Surgenor Bros 1354, J Balmer Ahoghill 1351, G Gibson 1351, G Dickey 1351, E Davidson Cullybackey 1349, A McBride 1344, A Barkley & Son Kells 1340, T Galbraith & Son Harryville 1340, Stewart Bros Randalstown 1340,

D Dixon 1337, J Ramsey Harryville 1332, B Swann & Son Kells 1332, T Crawford Ballymena 1332, T Galbraith & Son 1331, J Orr & Son Ahoghill 1331, J Smyth & Son Ahoghill 1329, G McDowell 1329, D Dixon 1328, R H Clements 1328, K & K Kernohan & Sons Harryville 1327, J & D Surgenor Rasharkin 1327, T Galbraith & Son 1327, W Davidson Rasharkin 1324, Steele & McNeill Rasharkin 1323, J & N Simpson 1323, D Dixon 1320, H Boyd Randalstown 1319, G Barr Ballymena 1316, C Shaw Randalstown 1316,

D Lowry & Sons Ahoghill 1315, W Owens & Son Ballymena 1314, McFarlane & Agnew Kells 1314, D Stevenson Ahoghill 1312, J Eagleson Ballymena 1311, R H Clements 1310, L Mullan Harryville 1309, D Stevenson 1309, K & K Kernohan & Sons 1307, J Millar Randalstown 1307, A McBride 1307, J Ramsey 1306, S Millar Randalstown 1303, T Simpson Rasharkin 1303, W Owens & Son 1302, J Millar 1301, L Mullan 1301, C Tweed Rasharkin 1300, W & J Smyth Ballymena 1300, J Ramsey 1299.

NIPA Sect B Clubs Pilmore Beach

CRUMLIN & DISTRICT 7/163 J & A Galloway 1408, M & B McConville 1400, 1391, J & N Lamb 1377.  

CHIMNEY CORNER HPS T McMillan 1405, A Mitchell & Son 1402, 1394, T McMillan 1389, McDonald & Wilkinson 1380, 1375, T Yates 1339, J Hann 1334, 1312, T Yates 1291.

KELLS & DISTRICT HPS 10/147 G McDowell 1397, Surgenor Bros 1366, 1354, A Barkley & Son 1340, B Swann & Son  1332, G McDowell 1329, McFarlane & Agnew 1314, 1278. Gold Minute (27) won by Jeff Surgenor. Surgenor Bros win YB Knock-Out Cup.

HARRYVILLE HPS 13/203 A McBride 1395, R H Clements 1386, 1382, 1372, D Mitchell 1360, A McBride 1344, T Galbraith & Son 1340, J Ramsey 1332, T Galbraith & Son 1331, R H Clements 1328, K & K Kernohan & Sons 1327, T Galbraith & Son 1327.

RANDALSTOWN HPS 7/168 D Logan 1383, Stewart Bros 1340, H Boyd 1319, C Shaw 1316, J Millar 1307, S Millar 1303, J Millar 1301.

BALLYMONEY HPS 16/340 J Hutchinson & Son 1380, D Dixon 1366, A & M Boyle 1358, D Dixon 1337, A & M Boyle 1330, 1330, D Dixon 1328, A & M Boyle 1328, S Laverty 1326, D & H Stuart 1321, D Dixon 1320, A & M Boyle 1314.  

NEW ANTRIM AMALGAMATED 6/80 M/M F Clarke 1378, R McFall & Son 1350, McFall & McManus 1337, M/M F Clarke 1328, R McFall & Son 1319, 1309, G McStravick 1271, 1270, 1254, 1252.

BALLYMENA & DISTRICT HPS 11/153 M Graham 1376, T Crawford 1332, G Barr 1316, W Owens & Son 1314, J Eagleson 1311, W Owens & Son 1302, W & J Smyth 1300, G Barr 1286, Richmond Bros 1240, 1238.

BROUGHSHANE & DISTRICT 9/80 G Connolly 1375, J & N Simpson 1354, 1323, H Smyth & Son 1292, T & E Service 1255, C Kennedy 1253, W Workman 1238, D Houston & Son 1215.

AHOGHILL FLYING CLUB 14/289 Young McManus & Sons 1374, 1374, 1373, G Dickey 1360, Young McManus & Sons 1356, J Balmer 1351, G Dickey 1351, J Orr & Son 1331, J Smyth & Son 1329, D Lowry & Sons 1315. BROOKE SUPPLIES 2B G Dickey 1292, J Orr & Son 1282. £100 Nom Race 1st G Dickey, 2nd J Orr & Son, 3rd Balmer Young & Sons. Breeder & Buyer from Fermoy won by A & N Young.

CULLYBACKEY HPS 16/382 G Gibson 1367, 1365, Russell Bros 1357, E Davidson 1349, Ross Bros 1298, J Greer 1292, Reid Bros 1289, H & R McCloy 1282, S Herbinson & Son 1254, Glass & Weir 1253, A Greenwood 1246, D Robinson 1236.

DERVOCK IPS 7/162 A & M Boyle 1358, 1330, 1330, 1328, S Laverty 1326, D & H Stuart 1321, A & M Boyle 1314, 1310, J Connolly 1308, A & M Boyle 1306.

RASHARKIN & DISTRICT 12/193 J & D Surgenor 1327, W Davidson 1324, Steele & McNeill 1323, T Simpson 1303, C Tweed 1300, Milligan & Barkley 1297, W McFetridge 1287, T Simpson 1287. T Simpson NOM. D Dixon 1366, 1337, 1328, 1320. Race sponsored by Leck Scaffolding (Ballymoney).

Best reported into East Antrim is in Carrickfergus where J & A Rankin timed their Cheq Pied hen at 13.19hrs to record velocity 1449 for the 213 miles. The loft take 1st in both Carrick social and Carrick & Dist HPS and look favourite to top the NIPA Sect C. Hall & George were runner-up in the Carrick Social followed by D & J Armstrong & Son who finished 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th in Carrick & Dist. All the top birds in Carrickfergus will be well place in the NIPA.  

NIPA Sect C Clubs Pilmore Beach

CARRICK SOCIAL RPC 24/366 - J & A Rankin 1449 ABCD, Hall & George 1447, D & J Armstrong & Son 1447, J McIlheron 1447, J Millar & Son 1444 D & J Armstrong & Son 1436, J Millar & Son 1418 ABCD & NOM, J Millar & Son 1416, D & J Armstrong & Son 1416, B Thompson 1413, J McAllister 1412, D & J Armstrong & Son 1411. Weekly Sale Bird won by J & A Rankin. Special won by Jeff McMaw. Winning Minute (19).

CARRICK & DISTRICT HPS 16/200 J & A Rankin 1449, D & J Armstrong & Son 1447, 1436, 1416, 1411, J McMaw 1409, Elliott Bros 1403, W Degnan 1379, J & A Rankin 1379 ABCDE, T Creighton Sons & Welch 1373, 1372, J McMaw 1366 ABCDEF & NOM. Winning Minute (19) won by Elland Collier.

EASTWAY HPS 11/221 G McKenna 1442, J Burrows 1439, Grattan Bros 1438, J Burrows 1424, R Francey & Son 1423, G McKenna 1422, J Dawson 1421, Grattan Bros 1418.

BALLYCARRY & DISTRICT 10/197 Lynch Bros & Thompson 1440, George & Hall 1435, Lynch Bros & Thompson 1434, A Cooke 1421, B McCammon 1408, Lynch Bros & Thompson 1408 ABCDE, Arthurs & George 1407, A Cooke 1393, B McCammon 1384, G & K Hill & Sons 1379, Arthurs & George 1378, A Cooke 1360 ABCDE & NOM. Its four wins on the trot for Lynch Bros & Thompson, a Staf Van Reet hen off stock from J Greenaway of Dromore.

KINGSMOSS 8/114 J Graham 1435, R McMeekin 1431, 1422, Cully & Cosbie 1413, P R Wilson 1405, 1402, T Lillie 1383.

HORSESHOE HPS 17/313 J Morrison 1433, Marshall & Wilson 1429, 1422, Beggs & Hall 1420, R Mills & Son 1416, Hamilton & Clements 1413, R & M Robinson 1413, D & P Harvey 1411, J Morrison 1405, 1401. Joe Morrison had the first bird into the Larne area timing a Blue Verschelde hen at 13.31. Hamilton & Clements collected the Gold Ring while Joe Morrison collected the pools.

LARNE & DISTRICT HPS 41/527 Marshall & Wilson 1429, Beggs & Hall 1423, Marshall & Wilson 1422, R Mills & Son 1416, R & M Robinson 1413, W & S Gray 1405, Beggs & Hall 1404, C McClintock & Son 1404, Rea Bros & Partners 1420, R Fenton 1394, N Ferguson & Son 1392, Beggs & Hall 1392. Blackpool Sale Bird best velocity so far Mark Witherspoon.

DOAGH & DISTRICT HPS 13/165. A & N Lewis 1413, 1387, J Blair 1385, M/M McNeilly 1372, D Tweedie 1367, M/M D Suitters 1363, Smyth & McConnell 1361, S & A Leitch 1354. Race sponsored by W Tweedie.

SPRINGVALE SOC 6/92 R Scott & Son 1411, A C McGrugan 1407, R Scott & Son 1403, 1402, 1400, A C McGrugan 1367, G Andrew 1360, A C McGrugan 1356, Turkington Bros 1343, Montgomery & Kirk 1292. Race sponsored by Sizzlers Chip Shop Kells.  

GLENARM & DISTRICT 8/104 O O'Neill & Son 1385, R Robinson & Son 1360, O O'Neill & Son 1339, R Robinson & Son 1346, G McWhirter 1334, W & D O'Neill 1326, R Robinson & Son 1325, W & D O'Neill 1323. The O'Neill team collect the Red Card after finishing runner-up at least seven times. 

ORCHARD COMBINE Pilmore Beach G & A Campbell 1424, N Weir 1414, 1398, S Corrigan 1398, M Hughes 1396, B & M Curran 1390, M Hughes 1390, 1376, N Weir 1374, M Weir 1373, N Weir 1372, M Weir 1371, P Coughlan 1367, R Mulligan 1366, N Weir 1366, M Weir 1363, S Corrigan 1354, R Mulligan 1346, B & M Curran 1345, P Coughlan 1340. 

NIPA Sect E Clubs Pilmore Beach

PORTADOWN INV 9/180 R & G & G Donaldson 1450, 1433, 1429, M Livingstone 1427, A McDonald 1420, E McKnight 1410. 2 Bird Club A McDonald 1420, 1358.

MONAGHAN HPS 9/190 P Coughlin 1367, R Mulligan 1366, 1348, P Coughlin 1340, 1335, H Gormley & Son 1333.

CHARLEMONT HPS P Grew 1332, 1320, 1318, B & A Beattie & Son 1313, 1303, P Grew 1302, E Grew 1299, P Grew 1295, E Grew 1293, D Beattie 1285. 

NIPA Sect F & G Clubs Pilmore Beach

NEWRY & DISTRICT HPS 11/171 G Hughes 1449, 1434, J F McCabe 1417, T Hughes 1417, R McKelvey 1403, 1402, B Woods & Son 1374, J McParland 1369, B woods & Son 1365, K Byrne & Sons 1358.

ARDS 12/192 D Griffiths 1406, W Cleland 1393, Plunkett & Orr 1392, W Cleland 1388, McGimpsey Bros 1383, M/M McPeake 1361, Plunkett & Orr 1352, McGimpsey Bros 1351, Plunkett & Orr 1350, 1349.

BESSBROOK 8/82 M Fegan & Son 1403, R Cromwell 1358, M/M Mallen 1317, Hamilton & Hanna 1296.

CLOUGHEY HPS Leckey Bros & Davies 1390.

ULSTER FEDERATION Clubs Fermoy (1) Lib 10.00am

 WHEATFIELD 14/329 D & G Ferguson 1598, 1586, 1580, J & D Braniff 1579.

GROSVENOR HPS 30/669 P & K McCarthy 1596, J & L McGrath 1594, J Maguire 1593, J & L McGrath 1588, P & K McCarthy 1587, J McAlorum 1586, P & K McCarthy 1586, 1584, W Carson 1581, P & K McCarthy 1571.

FORTFIELD HPS 11/193 K Doherty 1574, 1564, R McCullough 1547, M/M Flood 1547, P Martin 1547, M/M Flood 1542, 1541, Magauley & Braniff 1537, O'Hara Bros 1537, K Doherty 1537.

EAST END HS F Mudd & Sons 1572, J Rainey & Son 1568, D Jackson & Son 1568, A Gillespie & Son 1554, H & DJ Bell & Sons 1554, J Rainey & Son 1550, A Gillespie & Sons 1540, D Jackson & Son 1540, 1537, 1536.

SYDENHAM HPS 9/129 J Galbraith & Son 1566, W Willis 1564, J & C English 1555, J Galbraith & Son 1547, J & C English 1545, J Galbraith & Son 1537, W Willis 1532, J & J Scates 1531, H Patton 1525, W Willis 1524.

(Due to the hold over these were the only results received by 9.30am on Monday)

TOP - B & D Grieves of the Killyleagh & District HPS. They topped the NIPA from Kilkenny OB and won the NIPA Section F Fancier of the Year in 2005.   MIDDLE - Officials of the Killyleagh & Dist, from (l) Kevin Murray Treasurer, Paddy Murray Secretary and J & P Rice Chairman.   BOTTOM - The high flying McCartan & Woodside team who compete with both the NIPA and East Down Combine.From (l) Darren Woodside, Paul McCartan and Liam Woodside.

Members please note that all RPRA (Irish Region) Merit Award Claims re Mileage, Best Old Bird, Best Young Bird etc must be in the hands of the Secretary Robert Reid on or before the last Saturday in September. This will be a final date for these awards, a meeting of the General & Appeals Committee will be held in Lisburn on Sat 30th September. The NIPA Talbenny YB Nat will be flown from Talbenny in South Wales on Saturday 26th August, birds will be race marked on Thursday. The INFC Sennen Cove YB National and the Old Hens Nat will be flown on Wednesday 6th September with the birds race marked in Lisburn on Monday 4th September between 3.00pm and 7.00pm.   Mervyn Eagleson of the Kells & Dist is to take a break from the sport and has a number of stock birds for sale, all the top Busschaert bloodlines of the J Eagleson & Sons partnership sons and daughters of White Cheeks, Northern Lass, Precious Memories, T66 etc. Tel: 07817 420952. Shaw Bros of Grosvenor are moving house and will be selling their Double Decker loft 16 x 6, in excellent condition. Tel: 90 293981.   Eric McLaughlin from Dunmurry has moved house and will have a Complete Clearance Sale due to ill health. Venue will be Newtownbreda in early October, watch press for further details.   Adie McCormick email :- celestiallofts@aol.com tel :- 028 92604778  

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