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Cork Area News 20-12-17

Cork Area News

The Cork Racing Pigeon Federation was formed in 1967, 50 years this year.  The late Michael Dennehy played a big part in the formation of the Fed by allowing the race birds to be marked in his store which was appreciated by the Fed members. 

Michael and Kitty Dennehy

He also persuaded the late Paddy Callaghang to be Secretarty to get the Fed up and running and the late Billy Cunneen was Chairman. 

Paddy O Callaghan and his sister he was the 1st Cork Fed secretary

The Dennehy Family was very involved in the game of soccer as well as pigeon.

Presentation outside Con O Donovans Bar

  The late Miah Dennehy (nephew of Michael) was the first player to score 3 goals in a FAI Cup Final.  He also played international football of Ireland.  Michael's son Liam as well as being a wonderful singer played League of Ireland football with Cork Celtic. 

Liam Dennehy

Michael Junior as well as being a good pigeon fancier was an execellant footballer so the Dennehy Family  were a very talented one.

Michael Crean And Nicholas Crean Waiting on arrivals.

The Fed raced the North Road in those days, when the goods trains were stopped carrying and conveying the birds were done by trasnporter.Nowdays France and southern English racepoints has also seen some great cork performances including a few national wins.

Gerry O Neill and Michael Crean

Congratulations to all who played a part in the success of the federation and heres to the next decade to come.

 

Mick Crean.