IHUNFC. Bude National 2017.
The IHU. NFC held their third National race of the season from Bude in Cornwall last Saturday June 3rd.
Marking went off well at all the marking stations and the committee would like to thank the officials presiding at the stations for all their help.
The birds were transported to the race point by the NIPA, many thanks to them for looking after the birds so well.
Liberation was at six thirty am, into a west south westerly breeze, so a good early start for them.
With the west in the wind and the drag towards the north it was not surprising that the leading birds would be clocked further up the country and so it turned out to be, with the provisional top three positions going to the Dublin area.
Section A. Alan Knowles. Dublin. 1570ypm.
Paddy Rock &son. Dublin. 1543ypm.
Paddy Rock &son. Dublin. 1529ypm.
Section C John Higgins. Naas 1293ypm.
Patsy Dowling Kilenny 1265ypm.
Connie Farrell Newbridge 1194ypm.
Section D Martin o Connor. Waterford. 1107ypm.
Joe Flynn Waterford. 937ypm.
Mick Mullcathy. Dungarvan. 934ypm.
Making up the rest of the provisional top ten open positions were.
Matthewes & Kelly, Sallynoggin. 1516ypm.
M Daley Newtownkilpeddar. 1506ypm.
P Jones & son Dublin. 1506ypm.
Paddy Rock &son. Dublin.. 1504ypm.
D White Dublin. 1494ypm.
Paddy Rock &son. Dublin. 1493ypm.
Molloy & Dunphy Dublin. 1493ypm.
Best of the rest, provisionally, were.
B McCann Bray 1453ypm.
Tony Hobbs Arklow 1397ypm.
T Kavanagh Wicklow 1336ypm.
J Whittaker Gorey 1323ypm.
Corcoran & Keegan Carlow 1023ypm.
Harry Lupton Galway 982ypm.
Georgie Guilfoyle Ennis 980ypm.
J o’Mahony Thurles 751ypm.
Well done to all competing members and thanks for your support.
83 year old Mick Mullcathy Dungarvan RPC. clocks yet another good pigeon for provisional 3rd section D in the recent Bude race - Dylan Helen and Connie Farrell Provisional 3rd section C from Bude - Martin o Connor of the Holden and O Connor partnership from Waterford holding his provisional 1st section D winner from Bude
Patsy Dowling Kilkenny RPC. provisional 2nd section C in the recent Bude race - John Higgins Provisional 1st section C from Bude - The hen that won provisional 1st section C for John Higgins - The yearling Cheq cock raced by Holden and O'Connor Waterford
Next race is Penzance on June 17th.
Could any fancier clocking in the first 3 of their section or in the first ten in the open in future races please get in contact as soon as possible after the race, with some info on your bird and maybe a photo, so as we can get
a provisional result and race report away to the weeklies asap.