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I N F C Grand National Kings Cup 01-08-18

St Allouestre Grand National Kings Cup


The seasons Blue Riband Grand National for the INFC was another fantastic event flown as planned from St Allouestre on Friday 6th July with liberation at 8.30am in a Lt North West wind. No birds were timed on the day of release, we had 54 pigeons timed from early morning on the second day and a final total of 72 birds at the end of the race. From that lot we had a Gold Medal won by A McAteer & Sons from Ballyholland in Newry for bird four times in the result and Hall of Fame Diplomas for birds three times in the result were won by McKeown & McEvoy of Castlebellingham, also this year 1st South Sect & 1st ECF, Fintan Moran of Malahide also winning the Joe Doheny Cup for the Single Bird Challenge, and Noel Lusty of Muckamore.

Fintan Moran (r) from Malahide wins the Single Bird Challenge and Joe Doheny Cup congratulated by the master himself, and club-mate Joe Doheny.

A list of positions won are as follows: A McAteer & Son of Ballyholland in Newry City from St Allouestre 2015 107th, 2016 27th, 2017 162nd and 2018 47th. On the top of that Hall of Fame Diplomas for a bird 3 times in the result were won by three lofts. McKeown & McEvoy from Castlebellingham in 2016 38th, 2017 116th and 2018 5th. Fintan Moran from Malahide & Dist had 2016 35th, 2017 107th and 2018 9th. Finally Noel Lusty from Muckamore had 2016 55th, 2017 104th and 2018 29th and again all races were from St Allouestre. I got a nice photo of Fintan and Joe Doheny at the Friendship Nat race marking and Joe told me he got his Hall of Fame bird on the 4th morning just missing out on one of the few awards the loft has never won.

Michael Fitzpatrick proudly displays his Kings Cup winner ?Champion Wee Lilly? Photo Banbridge Chronicle.

Long-time fancier Robbie Elliott from Ballymoney had the honour of having the leading bird in the Muckamore Station, followed by the best bird into East Antrim timed by Lynch Bros of Ballycarry & District. Ulster Federation would like to wish huge congratulations to O & M Monaghan on their fabulous pigeon that was the 1st Ulster Federation bird home and clocked at 12.58hrs on the second day from the Kings Cup flying 481 miles finishing 15th North Sect & 19th Open INFC. This hen is a Van Loon / Van Wildermeesch. She raced in Andersonstown RPC and was 1st Club & 9th Fed Talbenny and then 1st Club & 13th Fed this year from Bude, with the Ulster Federation. She also has other club prizes from previous years and she flew a very hard Friendship National last year, but out of St race time when only 16 birds were clocked in 3 days from Lamballe. L & H Fields of Hillfoot had the best bird in the East Down Combine finishing 10th North Sect & 13th Open INFC, it?s a yearling timed around 11.00am flying 479 miles out of S & K Duke & C & D Smyth birds.

Yet another super result for Martin Graham of Ballymena & District from Saint Allouestre Kings Cup, clocking two birds on the third morning at 8.45am and 9.1am to win 1st & 2nd Club and 1st & 2nd Mid Antrim Combine flying 504 miles. The first bird timed was a blue yearling cock sent sitting 12 days on eggs. This cock was Martins first bird timed from Penzance two weeks previous winning 3rd club, 30th section and 172nd open in the Classic event. Martin said the Penzance race brought the cock in to great form prompting him to send it to the National. Sire is "Treble One" a son of the "Big Hen" and dam is a daughter of Danny Dixon's YB INFC winner "Dixie Chick" Martins second bird which is closely related to the first one is a two year old blue cock sent sitting 16 days on eggs. It flew Bude as a yearling and was earmarked from the start of the season for the Kings Cup. Sire is from the No.1 stock hen the ?Big Hen? when paired to a cock he purchased from Ronnie Williamson which was off his Golden Pair. Dam is a daughter of Golden Boy when paired to a daughter of ?Norma? which is the dam of the ?Big Hen?. This result comes fresh from his 1st Open INFC Sennen Cove Yearling National win a few weeks ago with ?Denman?. Mervyn Eagleson PO.

Gerry O?Reilly from Malahide won the Kings Cup in 2012 from Plaudren with his Champion ?Riverview Red? and had another great result in 2018 timing three arrivals. I got some info on the most recent winners. First bird timed was a 2 year old Cheq hen (Cheetham x S Buwalda), it had flown the channel as a yearling and had a 5th Club Talbenny position. Birds trained private before France, this one finished 3rd ECF, 3rd South Sect & 12th Open INFC Kings Cup on velocity 697 at 413 miles. Second bird was a 4 year old Cheq cock (Cheetham from James Anderson) had a 1st Club, 3rd ECF and 21st INFC Quimper in 2016 and one year later 12th Club Malahide in the Kings Cup St Allouestre. This year the cock finished 5th ECF, 6th South Sect & 36th Open INFC Kings Cup on velocity 542. Final bird timed was similar bloodlines to the first one was, 4 year old Cheq cock flew the channel as a yearling and from St Allouestre this season finished 8th ECF, 13th South Sect & 70th Open INFC Kings Cup on velocity 333.

Three birds in the Kings Cup result for former winner Gerry O?Reilly of Malahide & District.

?Riverview Red? the Kings Cup winner in 2012 for G O?Reilly & Son from Malahide.

                                           

Winner 3rd South Sect & 12th Open INFC Kings Cup for G O?Reilly.                                   Winner 6th South Sect & 36th Open INFC Kings Cup for G O?Reilly.

Winner 13th South Sect & 70th Open INFC Kings Cup for G O?Reilly.

Well done to everyone who clocked in the Kings Cup, especially Pat and Mel Lambert of Arklow who clocked two of their entries on Saturday, a week after they clocked one of only 8 birds on the day from St Malo, Brilliant flying, and a week to remember.

This article is to fill out the spaces after my initial early update and Top 10 Report on the race, members should ensure to forward info and any relevant photos to Homer to be included here.

North Sect St Allouestre O Fitzpatrick & Son Gilford 837, T McClean Annaghmore 804, J & D Coburn & Sons Hills & Maze 795, M Robinson Bondhill 774, A McDonald Portadown & Drumcree 769, Mal Maguire & Son Millvale 740, G & C Topley Laurelvale 734, P Campbell & Sons Armagh 701, J Waring & Son Lisburn & Dist 700, L & H Fields Hillfoot 689, C McArdle & Sons Banbridge 685, M Ewbanks Banbridge 684, C O?Hare & Son Ballyholland 680, G & C Simmons Edgarstown 653, O & M Monaghan Andersonstown 631, G Steenson Markethill 620, C & L Fryers Dromara 615, Mal Maguire & Son 613, N Black & Son Dromara 601, J Greenaway Bondhill 599.

Harry Fields of Hillfoot in Belfast had the best bird in the East Down Combine, 10th North Sect & 13th Open INFC.

Sorry to see Harry going out of the sport for he is a true sportsman.

South Sect St Allouestre McKeown & McEvoy Castlebellingham 774, F Moran Malahide & Dist 714, G O?Reilly Malahide & Dist 697, A Smyth Castlebellingham 640, J Cullen Bray Inv 586, G O?Reilly 542, E E & S Kavanagh Arklow Utd 539, J Sharkey Castlebellingham 456, P Lambert Arklow Utd 443, P Lambert 393, K O?Brien & Son Malahide & Dist 391, T Cahill Northern FC Cork 352, G O?Reilly 333.

Muckamore Station St Allouestre R J Elliott Ballymoney 595, Lynch Bros Ballycarry & Dist 587, Jimmy Burrows Eastway 585, Noel Lusty Muckamore 584, Jeff McMaw Carrick Social RPC 512, D & R Turkington Doagh & Dist 481, R Johnston Kingsmoss 423, M Graham Ballymena 411, M Graham Ballymena 405, R Liddle Horseshoe 399.

East Antrim Combined St Allouestre - Lynch Bros Ballycarry & Dist 587, Jimmy Burrows Eastway 585, Noel Lusty Muckamore 584, Jeff McMaw Carrick Social RPC 512, D & R Turkington Doagh & Dist 481, R Johnston Kingsmoss 423, R Liddle Horseshoe 399.

Mid Antrim Combine St Allouestre Martin Graham Ballymena & Dist 411, Martin Graham Ballymena & Dist 405.

NIPA St Allouestre - O Fitzpatrick & Son Gilford 837, T McClean Annaghmore 804, J & D Coburn & Sons Hills & Maze 795, M Robinson Bondhill 774, A McDonald Portadown & Drumcree 769, Mal Maguire & Son Millvale 740, G & C Topley Laurelvale 734, P Campbell & Sons Armagh 701, J Waring & Son Lisburn & Dist 700, C McArdle & Sons Banbridge 685, M Ewbanks Banbridge 684, C O?Hare & Son Ballyholland 680, G & C Simmons Edgarstown 653, G Steenson Markethill 620, C & L Fryers Dromara 615, Mal Maguire & Son Millvale 613, N Black & Son Dromara 601, J Greenaway Bondhill 599, R J Elliott Ballymoney 595, Lynch Bros Ballycarry 587.
East Coast Federation St Allouestre McKeown & McEvoy Castlebellingham 774, F Moran Malahide & Dist 714, G O?Reilly Malahide & Dist 697, A Smyth Castlebellingham 640, G O?Reilly 542, J Sharkey Castlebellingham 456, K O?Brien & Son Malahide & Dist 391, G O?Reilly 333.

INFC Clubs St Allouestre

Gilford & District O Fitzpatrick & Son 837.

Annaghmore Tom McClean 804.

Hillsborough & Maze J & D Coburn & Sons 795, J & D Coburn & Sons 516, Milne Mairs 367, Milne Mairs 349.

Bondhill Social Malcolm Robinson 774, John Greenaway 599, Ron Williamson 415.

Castlebellingham McKeown & McEvoy 774, A Smyth 640, J Sharkey 456.

Portadown & Drumcree A McDonald 769.

Millvale Mal Maguire & Son 740, Mal Maguire & Son 613.

Laurelvale G & C Topley 734.

Malahide & District F Moran 714, G O?Reilly 697, G O?Reilly 542, K O?Brien & Son 391, G O?Reilly 333.

Armagh HPS P Campbell & Sons 701.

Lisburn & District J Waring & Son 700, G Benson 557, J Waring & Son 316

At Lisburn Marking Station few years back from (l) Anthony McDonnell former Kings Cup winner, Ronnie Nevin former OB Derby winner and Robbie Elliott from Ballymoney.

Hillfoot L & H Fields 689.

Banbridge C McArdle & Sons 685, Mark Ewbanks 684, Rev T A B Sawyers & Son 513, Rev T A B Sawyers & Son 451, Mark Ewbanks 412.

Ballyholland C O?Hare & Daughter 680, A McAteer & Sons 493.

Edgarstown HPS 9/45 G & C Simmons 653, Jim Robinson 422, Paul Dunlop 340. Great win for Simmons team from a very hard and testing race!! Partners chuffed to bits with the performance of this cock timed, he was clocked last year in the same race and this year finishes 1st Club, 17th Open & 14th North Section and a Merit Award for good measure. Also well done to all who clocked, in a very hard race.

G & C Simmons time the winner in Edgarstown HPS, great win for Simmons team from a very hard and testing race!!

Having been placed in the result in 2017 they now collect a Merit Award.

 

Andersonstown O & M Monaghan 631.

Best in the Ulster Federation, for O & M Monaghan of Andersonstown, 15th North Sect & 19th Open INFC Kings Cup.

Markethill G Steenson 620.

Dromara C & L Fryers 615, N Black & Son 601, N Black & Son 563, C & L Fryers 538,

Ballymoney HPS 11/56 R J Elliott 595.

Ballycarry & District Lynch Bros 587.

Bray Invitation James Cullen 586.

Eastway Jimmy Burrows 585, Davy McElhone 556, Davy McElhone 410.

Muckamore Noel Lusty 584.

Newry & District M Gillan 554.

Crossgar HPS B Palmer & Son 550.

Arklow United RPC E E & S Kavanagh539, Pat Lambert 443, Pat Lambert 393.

Annsborough James Cleland 531, Pritchard Bros 477.

Loughgall W Corrigan 529, W Corrigan 526.

Newtownbreda T Marshall & Son 524.

Grosvenor HPS M Black 512.

Carrick Social Jeff McMaw 512.

Doagh & District D & R Turkington 481.

Kingsmoss R Johnston 423.

Ballymena & District HPS Martin Graham 411, Martin Graham 405.

Martin Graham of Ballymena timed the only two birds in the Mid Antrim Combine.

Lagan Valley Smyth & Adams 400.

Horseshoe HPS R Liddle 399.

Newry City Paul Swindell 399.

Northern FC Cork T Cahill 352.

I.N.F.C / B.H.W
SINGLE BIRD CHALLENGE -PROVISIONAL RESULT
Flown from Saint Allouestre, 6th July 2018

1st Fintan Moran, Malahide - Vel. 714, (9th Open) Joe Doheny Trophy, Framed Diploma, £500

2nd P. Campbell & Sons, Armagh - Vel 701, (10th Open) Framed Diploma, £300

3rd Cormac O?Hare & Son, Ballyholland - Vel 680, (16th Open) Framed Diploma, £200

4th Noel Lusty, Muckamore - Vel 584, (29th Open) £100

5th E. Murtagh & Sons, Individual North - Vel 572, (30th Open) £80

6th E. E. & S. Kavanagh, Arklow - Vel 539, (37th Open) £50

7th Rev. Tab Sawyers & Son, Banbridge - Vel 513, (44th Open) £50

8th A. McAteer & Sons, Ballyholland - Vel 493, (47th Open) £50

9th D. & R. Turkington, Doagh & Dist - Vel 481, (48th Open) £50

10th Paul Dunlop, Edgarstown - Vel 340, (69th Open) £50

Other Challenge birds timed in the Open result were J. Waring & Son, Lisburn - Vel 316, (71st Open). Objections to the Secretary Trevor Topping, within 7 days.

City of Derry Combine - Overall Old Bird averages result

Congratulations to Paul Maxwell of the Foyle RPS on being crowned the overall winner of the 5 local clubs combine/fed. The Foyle Hill lofts were on top form in the last 5 weeks of the old bird programme, clocking up numerous positions within the Top 20 result and gaining a clear lead on the points. Going into the last few weeks he was near untouchable. There has not been much of an update on the result after the second week but at this point I must congratulate Concannon Bros of the Maiden City on their win from Penzance and John McLaughlin from Amelia Earhart with his super wee bird who won a very tough St Malo OB Nat from France.


The overall points for the Top 20 where: Paul Maxwell Foyle 350, Leo Flanagan Londonderry 292, J & G Ramsey Derry & District 268, Anthony McCrudden Derry & District 181, M Rabbett Amelia Earhart 146, Billy Houston Londonderry 111, John McLaughlin Amelia Earhart 105, Rory Gallagher Derry & District 103, Sean Malone Foyle 101, Concannon Bros Maiden City 92, R & G Martin Maiden City 86, Eamonn Quigley Amelia Earhart 77, William McCloskey Amelia Earhart 75, Billy Page Foyle 75, Cooley Bros Derry & District 62, P & M Healy Maiden City 61, Lexi McCloskey Amelia Earhart 57, Mickey Jones Derry & District 52,

M Fahy Derry & District 50, Danny Canning Derry & District 49.


The Top 3 in each local club are as follows:
Foyle Rps - Paul Maxwell, Sean Malone, Billy Page
Londonderry - Leo Flanagan, Billy Houston, Bob Freeman
Amelia - M Rabbett, John McLaughlin, Eamon Quigley
Derry & District - J & G Ramsey, Anthony McCrudden, Rory Gallagher
Maiden City - Concannon Bros, R & G Martin, P & M Healy

Averages for the young birds will commence starting the first Mass Liberation. M Rabbett PO.

NIPA Update -
For the weekend of the NIPA 2nd Area Liberations and poor weather forecast for Saturday, it was decided to delay collections until Saturday for a possible liberation on Sunday. We had a month worth of rain during Saturday afternoon and with many roads flooded and in the interests of safety, collections and the proposed races were cancelled. Its better safe than sorry and the loss of a racing weekend will soon be forgotten, in the meantime a meeting of NIPA Committee has been arranged and this will sort out the way forward. The prizemoney for all old bird Nationals and Classics etc. is now ready and can be picked up in the office if you require it otherwise we will endeavour to send it out on transporters over the next week or so but would be more advisable if you could pick it up.


Willie Reynolds - INFC Press Officer
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