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North Coast Classic 2020 -

NCC are the only OLR who give your pigeons back after the Final. We also take no Admin Fees out of Pools. Best ratio prize money/entries. Best Ratio entries that compete in the final year on year. Best ratio returns from Final year on year. We are the one of the smallest but not overshadowed by any worldwide.

After another successful year Sean would like to thank each and every one who supported us this year. Our bonus ball providers, bonus ball buyers and to everyone that entered a pigeon,your support is greatly appreciated.

FINAL UPDATE 2020 AT 16 00 14\9\20

14th September 2020 4:12 pm | By: NCC AUTHOR - Adrian

Youngsters liberated at 8 15am in little or no wind with good sunshine , cleared instantly - Good luck to all competing

cur.no. fancier foot ring elec. ringno. arrival time speed [yd/min] ACE-points

1 THE PORT GB 20B 21809 3732EB5A00 12.09.20 12:45:48:12 .0000 100.00

NCC1

“The Port” Champion in 2020, bred by Jeff Greenaway and entry for Bobby Coyle from Portrush in County Antrim.

NCCpres3

Sean Diamond (r) presents Bobby Coyle with awards.

2 TOM GORMAN IHU 20S 007114 B26093C900 12.09.20 12:45:48:57 .0000 98.65

NCC2

2nd Open NCC 2020.

3 WILLIAM MILLS GB 20V 63072 3732F17200 12.09.20 12:45:53:91 .0000 97.31

NCC3

3rd Open NCC 2020.

4 MOSSVIEW LOFTS GB 20V 76308 3732B30700 12.09.20 12:45:56:27 .0000 95.96

NCC4

4th Open NCC 2020.

5 CLOVELLY LOFTS GB 20D 32402 3732F2DB00 12.09.20 12:46:04:08 .0000 94.61

NCC5

5th Open NCC 2020.

6 CLOVELLY LOFTS GB 20D 32414 3732894D00 12.09.20 12:46:28:42 .0000 93.27

NCC6

6th Open NCC 2020.

7 DREAM ALLIANCE GB 20F 16117 3732FDA300 12.09.20 12:46:40:10 .0000 91.92

NCC7

7th Open NCC 2020.

8 ALANNA GB 20H 40823 3732E3AD00 12.09.20 12:48:46:20 .0000 90.57

NCC8

8th Open NCC 2020.

9 O’BARRS GB 20B 24379 3732E58D00 12.09.20 12:49:16:64 .0000 89.23

NCC9

9th Open NCC 2020.

10 J&V SYNDICATE GB 20H 34466 3779D5FA00 12.09.20 12:49:21:09 .0000 87.88

NCC10

10th Open NCC 2020.

11 TEAM ETTRICK SU 20SB 602 37B438E800 12.09.20 12:49:55:30 .0000 86.53

12 TOM GORMAN IHU 20S 007113 3779CBC700 12.09.20 12:49:56:21 .0000 85.19

13 MOSSVIEW LOFTS GB 20V 76317 3732F29F00 12.09.20 12:51:14:94 .0000 83.84

14 CHARLIES ANGELS S GB 20C 21770 373237D800 12.09.20 12:51:24:46 .0000 82.49

15 H & F GB 20B 18253 3732F2CC00 12.09.20 12:51:28:92 .0000 81.15

16 TADHG KELLY GB 20C 11712 37B44EB500 12.09.20 12:52:26:75 .0000 79.80

17 RAINHILL ROCKETS IHU 20S 084845 3732CD3A00 12.09.20 12:54:38:83 .0000 78.45

18 BUSHWACKERS GB 20H 34516 37B4882400 12.09.20 12:54:44:97 .0000 77.11

19 TEAM IRELAND IHU 20S 121313 3732B18100 12.09.20 12:54:45:33 .0000 75.76

20 HUNTERS HEROES GB 20H 34517 B210BE4D00 12.09.20 12:54:45:58 .0000 74.41

21 DENIS GREGG GB 20C 21836 B210940700 12.09.20 12:54:47:53 .0000 73.07

22 TAXI MUSH IHU 20S 084812 3732E1FA00 12.09.20 12:54:48:22 .0000 71.72

23 BLUES BROS SU 20 1110 37B4557200 12.09.20 12:54:50:17 .0000 70.37

24 TEAM SPIRIT GB 20P 11116 37329BB400 12.09.20 12:54:50:17 .0000 69.03

25 TAXI MUSH IHU 20S 084820 3732E55000 12.09.20 12:54:53:68 .0000 67.68

26 TOWN & COUNTRY IHU 20N 18030 3732A39E00 12.09.20 12:54:59:76 .0000 66.33

27 TEAM RAINBOW IHU 20N 18025 3732D8D500 12.09.20 12:55:01:10 .0000 64.99

28 TEAM DON GB 20R 02346 B2210C0600 12.09.20 12:55:02:94 .0000 63.64

29 DEREK O’SHEA IHU 20S 094100 3732C42400 12.09.20 12:55:41:39 .0000 62.29

30 OWEN MARKEY GB 20B 28644 3779E0C200 12.09.20 12:58:00:17 .0000 60.95

31 GEORGE & THE GIRAFFE GB 20C 21718 3732EF0B00 12.09.20 12:58:04:34 .0000 59.60

32 FRAN CULLEN IHU 20S 103803 B260FB6A00 12.09.20 12:58:05:95 .0000 58.25

33 BLUES BROS SU 20 1118 37B4D23C00 12.09.20 12:58:08:59 .0000 56.91

34 DEGYS TEAM GB 20C 11159 B210AC6900 12.09.20 12:58:17:80 .0000 55.56

35 MARKEYS MARVELS GB 20B 28664 37B4347300 12.09.20 12:58:23:63 .0000 54.21

36 DENIS GREGG GB 20F 05649 3732F05500 12.09.20 13:00:24:19 .0000 52.87

37 DENIS GREGG GB 20R 17315 3732BF2900 12.09.20 13:01:05:66 .0000 51.52

38 ARMOY ARMADA GB 20B 25782 3732A1EB00 12.09.20 13:01:32:29 .0000 50.17

39 MARKEYS MARVELS GB 20B 28673 37B452EE00 12.09.20 13:01:32:81 .0000 48.83

40 UNCLE TOMS IHU 20S 049149 3732F78B00 12.09.20 13:02:08:36 .0000 47.48

41 TONY TOBIJANSKI GB 20C 13510 3732A5C900 12.09.20 13:02:14:08 .0000 46.13

42 BLUES BROS SU 20 1120 B21061FA00 12.09.20 13:04:16:02 .0000 44.79

43 COMMONVIEW LOFTS WHU 20B 39238 3732987B00 12.09.20 13:04:30:33 .0000 43.44

44 O’BARRS IHU 20N 10349 3732E86C00 12.09.20 13:04:43:68 .0000 42.09

45 J0E MERNAGH IHU 20S 007230 B2107D7700 12.09.20 13:04:52:55 .0000 40.75

46 TOWN & COUNTRY IHU 20N 18035 3732F2F900 12.09.20 13:05:12:75 .0000 39.40

NCCAce Bird 2020

Ace Pigeon NCC 2020.

47 ROCHE BYRNE&GRANDSON IHU 20S 058039 37329E0C00 12.09.20 13:06:21:22 .0000 38.05

48 CAUSEWAY ROCKETS GB 20C 25612 B210E8C600 12.09.20 13:06:27:98 .0000 36.71

49 GREGORY McAVOY GB 20F 06112 3732A8D500 12.09.20 13:06:47:95 .0000 35.36

50 T & M RACING GB 20C 08081 3732988A00 12.09.20 13:06:49:63 .0000 34.01

51 THE PORT GB 20D 21938 3732C35200 12.09.20 13:08:22:44 .0000 32.67

52 G & R REILLY IHU 20S 111113 3732F41500 12.09.20 13:08:35:42 .0000 31.32

53 BUSHWACKERS GB 20C 25567 3732AD6700 12.09.20 13:08:48:92 .0000 29.97

54 FINN’S GIRL GB 20H 34817 3732D1AF00 12.09.20 13:09:18:20 .0000 28.63

55 TEAM ETTRICK SU 20SB 604 B260CEEC00 12.09.20 13:09:30:67 .0000 27.28

56 TONY TOBIJANSKI GB 20C 13544 3732AB4B00 12.09.20 13:09:34:39 .0000 25.93

57 SEAN OG DREAM TEAM IHU 20N 06937 377DCCC300 12.09.20 13:09:35:55 .0000 24.59

58 BUSHWACKERS IHU 20S 117091 3732E85D00 12.09.20 13:09:35:69 .0000 23.24

59 TEAM NILEDA GB 20C 13594 3732B27100 12.09.20 13:09:53:35 .0000 21.89

60 SEAN OG DREAM TEAM IHU 20N 06936 37B47A2200 12.09.20 13:09:58:04 .0000 20.55

61 DENIS GREGG NWHU 20A 2668 37329BF000 12.09.20 13:10:00:84 .0000 19.20

62 MALABOY FARM GB 20B 24368 3732E87B00 12.09.20 13:10:11:18 .0000 17.86

63 RAINHILL ROCKETS GB 20B 24263 376F8BF800 12.09.20 13:10:32:12 .0000 16.51

64 JOHNSTON/STERIO BROS GB 20C 19686 3732E98900 12.09.20 13:10:34:98 .0000 15.16

65 BLUES BROS SU 20 1128 37B1B02700 12.09.20 13:11:24:62 .0000 13.82

66 BLUES BROS SU 20 1108 37B4C95300 12.09.20 13:12:07:97 .0000 12.47

67 MOSSVIEW LOFTS GB 20V 76311 3732E32500 12.09.20 13:13:58:60 .0000 11.12

68 B & D PIGEONS GB 20C 02174 37329CD100 12.09.20 13:15:05:86 .0000 9.78

69 T & M RACING GB 20R 02079 3732B3AD00 12.09.20 13:15:37:70 .0000 8.43

70 DARREN TOSH GB 20B 24370 3732EC4A00 12.09.20 13:15:43:23 .0000 7.08

71 THE GIRLS GB 20C 13586 3732C0DD00 12.09.20 13:15:46:90 .0000 5.74

72 SHOWMAN GB 20C 13502 3732ACFF00 12.09.20 13:17:26:17 .0000 4.39

73 J&V SYNDICATE GB 20H 34530 374178FC00 12.09.20 13:19:43:00 .0000 3.04

74 FRAN CULLEN IHU 20S 103808 37B4463500 12.09.20 13:19:45:46 .0000 1.70

75 SHALIMAR LOFTS IHU 20N 06098 B210868D00 12.09.20 13:22:12:76 .0000 0.35

76 ROUND TOWERS IHU 20S 098098 3732DC1D00 12.09.20 13:28:19:19 .0000 0.00

77 BLUES BROS SU 20 1133 37B1682F00 12.09.20 13:28:45:41 .0000 0.00

78 ROUND TOWERS IHU 20S 098097 373290BF00 12.09.20 13:30:03:57 .0000 0.00

79 SUAIIMHNEAS LOFTS IHU 20S 048550 3732B69B00 12.09.20 13:33:22:43 .0000 0.00

80 CHARLIES CHAMPIONS IHU 20S 082101 3732FEC000 12.09.20 13:33:30:20 .0000 0.00

81 COOL CARROT GB 20Z 02863 377E659C00 12.09.20 13:41:39:47 .0000 0.00

82 TADHG KELLY GB 20B 24378 3732D7E500 12.09.20 13:43:41:70 .0000 0.00

83 TEAM ETTRICK SU 20SB 603 B260868A00 12.09.20 13:50:26:00 .0000 0.00

84 JIM SMITH GB 20L 40758 377DDE7600 12.09.20 13:51:11:88 .0000 0.00

85 CHARLIES ANGELS GB 20C 21702 3732C23500 12.09.20 13:51:15:65 .0000 0.00

86 DARREN TOSH GB 20B 24353 3732EF1A00 12.09.20 13:55:15:80 .0000 0.00

87 BUSHWACKERS GB 20H 34597 37B4572500 12.09.20 13:59:09:23 .0000 0.00

88 SUAIIMHNEAS LOFTS IHU 20S 048556 3732C83F00 12.09.20 13:59:56:21 .0000 0.00

89 TWO MICKS GB 20C 19624 3732F27100 12.09.20 14:07:39:93 .0000 0.00

90 WILLIAM MILLS GB 20V 63068 3732EB7800 12.09.20 14:09:33:38 .0000 0.00

91 SUAIIMHNEAS LOFTS IHU 20S 048554 3732A81100 12.09.20 14:15:47:00 .0000 0.00

92 ANGUS SMYTH IHU 20S 110523 3732EAB500 12.09.20 14:15:57:23 .0000 0.00

93 CHARLIES CHAMPIONS IHU 20S 082102 3732A6C800 12.09.20 14:23:05:63 .0000 0.00

94 SUAIIMHNEAS LOFTS IHU 20S 048564 3732C7A900 12.09.20 14:24:11:69 .0000 0.00

95 LINNEY LOFTS GB 20C 21714 3732FFFC00 12.09.20 14:33:25:74 .0000 0.00

96 TEAM ETTRICK SU 20SB 607 3779D07700 12.09.20 14:35:33:36 .0000 0.00

97 CHARLIES ANGELS GB 20C 21704 3732D34300 12.09.20 14:41:29:39 .0000 0.00

98 HARMONY LOFTS GB 20H 34588 37B1823400 12.09.20 14:44:51:73 .0000 0.00

99 TEAM ANDREA IHU 20S 049251 37B4592300 12.09.20 14:51:16:02 .0000 0.00

100 UNCLE TOMS IHU 20S 049274 3732EA2E00 12.09.20 14:51:21:81 .0000 0.00

101 RAINHILL ROCKETS IHU 20S 084833 37329D6700 12.09.20 15:03:29:03 .0000 0.00

102 WILLIAM MILLS GB 20V 63018 373238D700 12.09.20 15:03:47:30 .0000 0.00

103 MARKEYS MARVELS GB 20C 12870 3732BD4900 12.09.20 15:04:07:99 .0000 0.00

104 TONY TOBIJANSKI GB 20C 13504 3732ED0D00 12.09.20 15:08:03:00 .0000 0.00

105 DEGYS TEAM GB 20C 11130 B2108C2D00 12.09.20 15:08:06:41 .0000 0.00

106 DEREK O’SHEA IHU 20S 094042 3732EA0000 12.09.20 15:08:49:60 .0000 0.00

107 GEORGE & THE GIRAFFE GB 20C 21708 3732E36100 12.09.20 15:28:39:88 .0000 0.00

108 CHARLIES CHAMPIONS IHU 20S 082104 3732A2EA00 12.09.20 15:34:48:28 .0000 0.00

109 BUSHWACKERS GB 20C 25590 3732F7D600 12.09.20 15:54:09:10 .0000 0.00

110 TAXI MUSH IHU 20S 084840 3732DA3D00 12.09.20 16:00:07:77 .0000 0.00

111 GREGORY McAVOY GB 20B 38440 3732F69B00 12.09.20 16:03:40:41 .0000 0.00

112 TEAM SPIRIT GB 20L 24421 3732E8C600 12.09.20 16:03:49:57 .0000 0.00

113 G & J DOUGLAS GB 20B 53021 37329EA200 12.09.20 16:04:09:89 .0000 0.00

114 TEAM WAIRE IHU 20N 06379 3732CA3D00 12.09.20 16:06:57:78 .0000 0.00

115 TEAM NILEDA GB 20C 13593 3732A12700 12.09.20 16:23:14:49 .0000 0.00

116 ED MAXWELL GB 20C 13542 3732E31600 12.09.20 16:29:54:82 .0000 0.00

117 J McALORUM GB 20B 24385 3732F64000 12.09.20 16:33:05:08 .0000 0.00

118 MALABOY FARM GB 20B 24376 3732F0CE00 12.09.20 16:57:20:69 .0000 0.00

119 SAMMY THOMPSON GB 20B 24318 373293BC00 12.09.20 17:23:26:79 .0000 0.00

120 WHITEROCK ROCKETS IHU 20N 11436 37328A7900 12.09.20 17:23:32:94 .0000 0.00

121 HUNTERS HEROES GB 20H 34591 B210AB3D00 12.09.20 17:31:31:42 .0000 0.00

122 JOHNSTON/STERIO BROS GB 20C 19620 3732F46000 12.09.20 17:32:26:83 .0000 0.00

123 RON FEWINGS GB 20B 24330 3732D1EB00 12.09.20 17:32:38:70 .0000 0.00

124 BUSHWACKERS GB 20C 25566 3732FF6500 12.09.20 17:37:47:19 .0000 0.00

125 ED MAXWELL NWHU 20A 2641 37329F9200 12.09.20 17:47:32:85 .0000 0.00

126 WILLIAM MILLS GB 20V 63070 3732BD8500 12.09.20 17:47:42:49 .0000 0.00

127 AUGHAFATTEN LOFTS GB 20B 15326 37B17EDE00 12.09.20 19:58:40:60 .0000 0.00

128 ROUKE & CONNELLY GB 20B 24439 37B4AFB700 13.09.20 08:37:24:82 .0000 0.00

129 SEAN OG DREAM TEAM IHU 20N 06939 37B43C0200 13.09.20 08:39:40:46 .0000 0.00

130 G & J DOUGLAS GB 20X 30122 3732BAE200 13.09.20 08:41:47:29 .0000 0.00

131 TADHG KELLY GB 20C 11703 B210B46100 13.09.20 08:51:50:75 .0000 0.00

132 M’CONVILLE & COOKE GB 20C 07959 3732A38F00 13.09.20 08:53:08:28 .0000 0.00

133 RAINHILL ROCKETS IHU 20S 084852 3732E03700 13.09.20 08:53:24:91 .0000 0.00

134 JOHN WHEATCROFT GB 20L 40145 3.73E+305 13.09.20 08:53:47:84 .0000 0.00

135 PAT MAHER GB 20H 34964 3732E1DC00 13.09.20 10:15:55:72 .0000 0.00

136 BUSHWACKERS IHU 20S 117090 3732C7C700 13.09.20 10:17:09:51 .0000 0.00

137 TOM GORMAN IHU 20S 007111 B221565C00 13.09.20 10:17:39:29 .0000 0.00

138 THE PORT GB 20C 14051 3779BA9B00 13.09.20 10:21:38:37 .0000 0.00

139 NORFOLKNGOOD GB 20C 24792 3732E0CE00 13.09.20 10:32:05:29 .0000 0.00

140 JIM SMITH GB 20B 24180 3732EBB400 13.09.20 10:32:48:21 .0000 0.00

141 DREAM ALLIANCE GB 20F 16115 3732CE8400 13.09.20 10:51:28:24 .0000 0.00

142 SHALIMAR LOFTS IHU 20N 06119 37B43E6A00 13.09.20 10:54:51:94 .0000 0.00

143 BLUES BROS SU 20 1130 37B49BD900 13.09.20 11:08:51:20 .0000 0.00

144 THE PORT GB 20C 14050 377270CE00 13.09.20 11:10:48:49 .0000 0.00

145 MALABOY FARM GB 20B 24374 3732FDFE00 13.09.20 11:33:01:18 .0000 0.00

146 SHALIMAR LOFTS IHU 20N 06149 37B4664400 13.09.20 11:47:37:34 .0000 0.00

147 WHITEROCK ROCKETS IHU 20N 11435 3732EF8300 13.09.20 12:02:57:23 .0000 0.00

148 WILLIAM MILLS GB 20V 63037 3732BDB200 13.09.20 12:18:27:10 .0000 0.00

149 RAINHILL ROCKETS GB 20B 24278 37B48ED600 13.09.20 12:33:45:14 .0000 0.00

150 TOWN & COUNTRY GB 20B 24386 373297C700 13.09.20 12:59:01:02 .0000 0.00

151 CHARLIES ANGELS GB 20C 21743 3732F8C600 13.09.20 12:59:53:02 .0000 0.00

152 GEORGE & THE GIRAFFE GB 20C 21727 3732EB6900 13.09.20 13:01:36:34 .0000 0.00

153 THE GIRLS GB 20H 02040 B210DE3A00 13.09.20 13:33:08:96 .0000 0.00

154 O’BARRS IHU 20N 10361 3732A16300 13.09.20 13:55:20:17 .0000 0.00

155 R & G MARTIN GB 20E 06966 3732F20800 13.09.20 14:23:52:85 .0000 0.00

156 RAINHILL ROCKETS IHU 20S 084809 3732BEA200 13.09.20 14:27:48:80 .0000 0.00

157 KNOWLES & LUCAS IHU 20S 128061 3732EA7900 13.09.20 14:55:04:96 .0000 0.00

158 CHARLIES ANGELS GB 20C 21720 3732C9C500 13.09.20 15:34:21:25 .0000 0.00

-159 GREGORY McAVOY GB 20B 39141 3732D8C600 13.09.20 15:53:10:60 .0000 0.00

160 CHARLIES ANGELS GB 20C 21710 3732930700 13.09.20 16:17:26:50 .0000 0.00

161 GREGORY McAVOY GB 20B 45215 3732E5F600 13.09.20 16:45:36:23 .0000 0.00

162 OWEN MARKEY GB 20B 28631 37B436AE00 13.09.20 17:00:28:93 .0000 0.00

163 TEAM SPIRIT GB 20F 05627 3732B6E600 13.09.20 17:26:37:86 .0000 0.00

164 ARMOY ARMADA GB 20B 25780 3732B0FB00 13.09.20 18:32:35:43 .0000 0.00

165 JOHN WHEATCROFT GB 20L 40131 3732E48E00 13.09.20 19:52:00:70 .0000 0.00

166 ROCHE BYRNE&GRANDSON IHU 20S 058043 3732C2F900 14.09.20 07:51:15:15 .0000 0.00

167 JOHNSTON/STERIO BROS GB 20C 19623 37328CB300 14.09.20 09:09:18:64 .0000 0.00

168 TEAM WAIRE IHU 20N 06360 3732F31600 14.09.20 11:24:33:82 .0000 0.00

Reminder on NCC Prize Money

North Coast Classic Final Prize Fund for 2020 -

1st £10,000, 2nd £3,000, 3rd £2,000, 4th £1,000, 5th £900, 6th £800, 7th £700, 8th £600, 9th £500, 10th £400, 11th £300, 12th £250, 13th £250, 14th £200, 15th £150, 16th £125,17th £125, 18th £125, 19th £125, 20th Free Entry 2021. Bonus Ball winner £1000, Ace Pigeon £500

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Champion at NCC 2018.                                     Champion at NCC 2019.

Two Bird Average £500. Hotspot Prize money - 1st £100, 2nd £50, 3rd £50, 4th £25, 5th £25.

 

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Eamonn Curran of the Armagh HPS holding his two 1st Sect winners from Fermoy.

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Geoff Douglas from Wilton Cross (Lurgan) collecting his sponsorship prizes from Beattie’s Bird & Pet Foods in the Fermoy 5 Bird.

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Stacey Trimble of Frazer Animal Feeds (Banbridge) presenting vouchers for 2 bags of corn to individual 1st Sect winners in the 5 Bird Fermoy to NIPA Vice President Diamond Carson.

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NIPA Secretary Fred Russell (l) collecting the 5 Bird sponsorship from Jeffrey Beattie of Beattie’s Bird & Pet Foods, Tandragee.

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Lurgan Soc Chairman Kevin Henderson presents gift on behalf of the club members to Keelie Wright for her help all season at the race marking and checking.

Around NI Update -

I am confirming the decision of the management committee at tonight’s meeting.

The young bird national to be flown from Skibbereen has been officially cancelled. This was based on information from the NI Assembly and it will be that information from the same source that will determine arrangements for racing and training come April 2021. Fanciers in the South of Ireland were able to continue with racing and got a great day on Saturday 26th September (in a head wind) and intend to finish the race season this Saturday from Skibbereen North.

Any one requiring forms to claim for N.I.P.A. awards please contact me by email and I can forward them on to you. Click on the download below, or see John Conlane post on Facebook. 

The final date for claims to be received is 17th October 2020.

Regards Fred Russell NIPA Secretary.

N.I.P.A. Claim for Old Bird Channel.pdf

N.I.P.A. Claim for Old Bird Inland.pdf

N.I.P.A. Claim for Young Bird.pdf

N.I.P.A. Claim for Champion Old Bird.pdf

N.I.P.A. Claim for Old Bird Inland Section Fancier of the Year 2020

N.I.P.A. Claim for Old Bird Channel Section Fancier of the Year 2020

N.I.P.A. Claim for Young Bird Section Fancier of the Year 2020

IRISH REGION TROPHY N.I.P.A. Claim for Champion Young Bird 2020

THE J. MORELAND MEMORIAL TROPHY N.I.P.A. Claim for Champion Old Bird 2020.

Over the next number of weeks and months I intend to fill out the pigeon column including Homer’s Odyssey with a few Loft Features, look back at the racing season in various clubs and who won what, cover show results if there are any and go through my vast collection of archive material going back over the last 50 years.

For Sale – Stock Loft 10ft x 6ft in the Ballymena Area, includes perches and nest boxes. Tel: 028 2564 7175.

Drumnavaddy Inv HPS - Breeder/Buyer update.

Due to the cancellation of this weekend’s NIPA Skibbereen YB Nat the Club has decided to run their Breeder/Buyer race from the NIPA Skibbereen Yearling Nat in  2021 season. We like to thank all the competing pigeon’s fanciers - breeder/ buyers off the pigeons. Lastly the above club members would like to say please stay safe and we see you all in 2021 season.

I had posted a few weeks back that Herbie McVeigh of Killyleagh was still racing successfully at the ripe young age of 89. However, due to failing health Herbie has decided to make this past year his last, and he has given me all the birds and loft equipment “to do with whatever I please” as he put it. At present Herbie isn’t too well, he had a heavy cold which has taken time to clear and he needs bed rest. The family would appreciate it if telephone calls could be kept to a minimum. If you want to know anything about the birds, I have them and you can call or message me.

My number is Tel: 07526 535890. When I’ve decided what to do with the birds, I’ll post details. Many thanks, Colin Watson.

Ballymena Show Series planned -

Ballymena & District HPS plan to run a show series of 5 weekly shows. Starting 2nd November and then 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th. Penning will be 7 to 8pm and all classes will be through Wires to minimise contact with pigeons due to the current covid restrictions. Birds will be 50p per bird.

Classes will be as follows: Old cocks & old hens, Yearling cocks & hens, Young cocks & hens, Old pairs & young fancy, Young pairs & old fancy.

Due to current Covid 19 restrictions we will be letting one person in at a time to pen birds and again to collect. When we know how many are showing we can give each fancier a time slot to pen birds. When your birds are penned you must leave the club rooms and when we are writing the cards you will be texted one at a time to collect your birds. We also plan to video the birds before and after judging with pictures of the winners being added to social media, local papers and sent to those with Facebook, WhatsApp etc.

We have to follow strict Covid 19 guidelines with PPE being available in the clubrooms but we would appreciate if members would wear a face covering when in the club. We will also be taking your temperature and keeping records of all those in attendance in case of track and trace purposes.

If any government changes come into force for NI or Mid and East Antrim Council, the shows may need to be cancelled at short notice.
Yours in Sport William Gilbert Show Secretary, Ballymena & District.

HOMER. Willie Reynolds

Tel/Fax: (028) 256 44683

Mobile: 07538 238364

Twitter: willie reynolds@homerbhw>

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