NIPA Report by Homer - Section A, B, E & H
Third series of Area Liberations with the NIPA birds competing from Mullingar, Tullamore and Roscrea. All were delayed due to unfavourable conditions but release for all took place around lunchtime. Result was the same as the previous two weeks with many birds still missing at the clock checking, Area Liberations could have reached the end of the line. This week will be the first mass liberation, many lofts will be sending for the first time.
Area Lib (3) Saturday 31st July 2021 – Mullingar, Tullamore and Roscrea, wind Lt West NW
Area (3) Liberation Results
Section D & Sect G Area Lib (3) Roscrea 87/3166 liberated at 1.55pm in a Lt West wind – Ron Williamson Newry & District 1410, 1410, Chloe Chambers Newry & District 1409, Owen Markey Ballyholland 1407, 1407, Sands & Rice Ballyholland 1402, 1401, 1401, Owen Markey 1378, C O’Hare & Daughter Ballyholland 1371.
Section F Area Lib (3) Mullingar 38/1046 liberated at 12.15pm in a Lt West wind – McComb Bros Killyleagh Central 1357, C Healy Killyleagh Central 1369, D Grieves Killyleagh & District 1360, P Byrne & Son Crossgar 1322, T Smyth Killyleagh Central 1319, 1318, C Healy 1305, 1305.
Section B, Sect C & Part Sect A Area Lib (3) Tullamore 205/5259 liberated at 12.50pm in Lt West wind – P & M Travers Wheatfield 1365, J & D Braniff Wheatfield 1358, 1355, D & J Armstrong & Son Carrick Social 1350, D M G Ferguson Wheatfield 1347, Mr & Mrs R Reid & Son Carrick Social 1346, D M G Ferguson 1344, 1343, J & D Braniff 1342, McMurray & Anderson Ligoniel 1339.
Section E & Part Sect A Area Lib (3) Tullamore 60/2471 liberated at 1.10pm in Lt West wind – Paul Duffy Armagh 1341, Nelson Weir Loughgall 1328, 1328, 1328, 1327, 1327, 1326, 1326, 1325, 1325.
Part Section E Area Lib (3) Roscrea 58/2210 liberated at 1.30pm in a Lt West wind – S Roycroft Edgarstown 1284, S & E Buckley Edgarstown 1284, A Craig Laurelvale 1283, Allan McDonald Portadown & Drumcree 1282, A Craig 1282, D Love Edgarstown 1268, C J & B Ferris Lurgan Social 1263, A Feeney & Son Gilford 1257, 1257, D & B Lyness Lurgan Social 1252.
Section H Area Lib (3) Tullamore 80/1965 liberated 12.10pm in Lt West wind –
A Kelly Omagh & Dist 1165, 1153, 1162, David Booth Mourne & District HPS 1161, 1161, 1161, 1161, 1161, 1161, 1161.
NIPA Sect A Clubs
Coleraine Premier HPS 14/465 – J McSeveney 1113, L Hanson &Son 1111, 1111, Jimmy Hanson 1108, 1107, 1106. Winner from yesterday for Jimmy McSeveney. Sire gifted to me from my good friend Terence McCrudden and dam coming through best of Danny Dixon Frans van Wildemeersch bloodlines.
Coleraine Premier HPS winner for the loft of Jimmy McSeveney.
Coleraine & County Derry 5/99 – Kenny Darragh 1117, David Platt 1109, Bridget McCrudden 1060.
Kenny Darragh from the Coleraine & County Derry RPS, winner of the Coleraine Triangle in the Area Lib (3) from Tullamore.
Cookstown Social – W Bleeks & Son 1221, J Campbell & Son 1187, W Bleeks & Son 1172, 1171, 1155, 1134. Congratulations W Bleeks Cookstown Tullamore area lib well done William Bleeks
Windsor Social 6/300 – A & M Boyle 1113, R & J Parke 1101, 1100, 1093, 1070, A & M Boyle 1068.
NIPA Sect H Clubs
Amelia Earhart 7/113 – J Quigley & Son 1031, Ray McMonagle 1011, 1010, 981, N & C Doherty 978, Ray McMonagle 951. Well done Jimmy on a hard day.
Derry & District 15/413 – A McCrudden 1054.041, A McCrudden 1053.869, A McCrudden 1048.318, A McCrudden 1042.321, A McCrudden 1019.806, A McCrudden 1019.726. Brilliant!!! Flying Anthony.
Foyle RPS 14/319 – Barry Hart 1024, 1018, 1018, Paul Maxwell Jun 1018, Billy Page 1011, Harry McNulty 998. Well done Barry Hart 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
Londonderry PRS 4/98 – L Flanagan & Son 1099, N Murray 1009, L Flanagan & Son 1005, 1002, 1002, N Murray 980. 2 horse race in the Waterside club this week with Leo edging the top spot taking first position. Well done to Leo and a good card. .
Maiden City10/197 – F Ramsey 1040, 1031, 1030, P McLaughlin 1017, F Ramsey 1016, P McLaughlin 1014. Very well done to Frankie Ramsay with 5 in the Top 10 in what turned out to be a very tough race for this year’s youngsters.
Mourne & District – David Booth 1161, 1161, 1161, 1161, 1161, 1161.
Omagh & District –A Kelly 1165, 1163, 1162, 1145, 1139 1129.
Strabane & District – R McBride 1119, Jay Walsh 1057, 1038, R McBride, R McBride, Jay Walsh. Well done to Raymond mc bride yesterday winning a very hard young bird racing from Tullamore.
NIPA Sect B Clubs
Ahoghill Flying Club 10/301 – J Smyth & Son 1208, 1174, M/M Robinson 1131, J Smyth & Son 1128, Young McManus & Sons 1114, 1101. Brooke Supplies 2 Bird Club – T & G Balmer 1035, M/M Robinson 863.
Ballymena & District 10/292 – C & D Jackson 1213, 1202, 1201, R Service & Son 1191, C & D Jackson 1181, J Eagleson & Sons 1180. Big Davy Jackson had his first win in his new club and took the top three positions. His winning blue cock timed at 15.49pm to the loft's, in Cross Hill View in Kells was Soontjen x Lambrecht. Both parents were bred by Derek Parr of Portadown.
Davy Jackson first time winner in Ballymena & District HPS.
Ballymoney HPS 10/309 – D Dixon 1235, 1235, J McDowell & Sons 1176, 1124, Young & Gibson 1043, S Lavery 1019.
Broughshane & District 4/51 – Smyth & Wylie 1029, M Neilly988, 981, Smyth & Wylie 882.
Dervock RPS – S Lavery 1019, 1009.
Cullybackey HPS 5/153 – Gary Gibson 1154, 1145, 1111, N & S Anderson 1050, A Darragh 1049, R Bamber 1019. Good result for Gary Gibson 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
Crumlin & District 6/185– Fleming Bros 1321, 1308, 1253, 1235, 1235, Sefton Thompson 1231.
Harryville HPS 12/286 – A McBride 1228, 1192, J Rock 1190, A McBride 1185, D Craig 1184, A McBride 1184. Well done Allan winning on a very difficult day.
Allen McBride was 1st, 2nd and 4th in Harryville HPS.
Kells & District 6/127 – Surgenor Bros 1221, 1219, 1219, H Turkington 1181, H Boyd 1170, H Turkington 1117. Sizzlers 2 Bird Club –Surgenor Bros 1099, A Barkley & Son 1087, McFarlane & Agnew 1063.
Muckamore HPS 3/89 – D J Thompson 1173, 1139, 1035, R Bethel & Son and D Young 1000, A Steele 997, R Bethel & Son and D Young 962. Well done to Dessie topping Muckamore from Tullamore.
Randalstown HPS 5/122 – J Millar 1230, 1225, 1222, Stewart Bros 1120, N Percy & Son 1088, Stewart Bros 1064. Good 1st, 2nd and 3rd for Secretary John Millar.
Rasharkin & District HPS 11/243 – R J & W J Reid 1129, F Barkley 1124, 1084, J & M Milliken 1083, 1079, R J & W J Reid 1074. Danny Dixon – 1235, 1235, 1235, 1235, 1233, 1233, 1227.
Robert Reid topped Rasharkin & Dist in the Area Lib from Tullamore.
NIPA Sect E Clubs
Annaghmore – 3rd Tullamore J & E Calvin 1322, R Buckley 1309, R Buckley 1307, J & E Calvin 1292, T McClean 1289, T McClean 1288. Congratulations again to Jinkie and Eileen Calvin on winning 3 in a row making it their Hat-Trick in Annaghmore HPS. A special thanks to their loft manager TOP MAN Maurice Young. Jinkie and Eileen said they couldn't do this without the guidance of Maurice Young who keeps a special eye on detail and training advice.
Armagh HPS 5/185 – P Duffy 1341, D C & P McArdle 1308, 1307, 1306, 1305, P Duffy 1300. Big congratulations to Paul Duffy on winning 1st in his Section E Area Lib against almost 2,500 birds. It’s a 1st Section win into his new loft and hopefully not the last , also congratulations to Nelson Weir on taking the next 9 in the same section result, you know you've a good one when your beating Nelson.
Bondhill Social – David Calvin 1287, 1287.
Edgarstown 9/400 – Roscrea 1st S Roycroft 1284.4, 2nd S & E Buckley 1284.3, 3rd D Love 1268, 4th R Bell & sons 1224, 5th P Hope 1223, 6th A&R Neill 1218.
Steven Roycroft and daughter Lucy holding their 1st Section E winner from Roscrea Area Lib, it’s only his 1st year and 2nd race back into pigeons after a lengthy break. It’s been a very good two weeks for the Roycroft lofts taking the top spot in Edgarstown HPS two weeks in a row well done mate. Simmo.
Well done Steven on another win that makes it 2 for the season a photo finish to take the spoils, also well done to all in result. Side bet - 1st D Love, 2nd S Roycroft. Congratulations to club mate Steven Roycroft winning the section area lib yesterday from Roscrea.. Happy with are result finishing 2nd in the area lib with a John Abernethy bird. S E Buckley.
Gilford & District 7/287 – A Feeney & Son 1257, T Wilson 1245, Moody Bros 1230, 1230, 1230, A Feeney & Son 1229. Well done Alan Feeney.
Laurelvale – Alan Craig 1283, 1282, 1252, 1249, 1249, 1249.
Loughgall – Nelson Weir 1329, 1328, 1328, 1327, 1327, 1326.
Lurgan Social 17/636 – C J & B Ferris 1263, D B Lyness 1252, K Henderson & Son 1242, 1237, J Douglas & Son 1237, R Adamson 1236. Lurgan Social HPS Rosscrea. Well done Barry and all on the result.
Markethill 6/213 – R McCracken 1303, 1302, 1302, J & H Muldrew & McMurray 1299, 1282, 1282. Well done Richard with the first three and also to John Muldrew and John McMurray on a super card of pigeons.
Monaghan 9/398 – W Walker & Son 1203, Cooney Bros 1189, W Walker & Son 1160, K Allister 1156, R Mulligan 1147, 1136. Congratulations to Billy walker on taking the honours today in a difficult race for the young birds.
Portadown & Drumcree – Roscrea - 1. A McDonald 1282, 2. J Whitten & Son. 1235, 3. J Sterritt. 1234, 4. A McDonald. 1224, 5. Larkin bros. 1222. 6. J Gordon. 1206
Allen McDonald from Portadown & Drumcree 1st Club from Roscrea.
2 Bird Club - 1. J Sterritt, 2. B Creaney. Nom J Gordon. A big well done to Allan McDonald for winning a very difficult race today from Roscrea, and well done to Jonathan Sterritt for winning the 2 Bird Club. Well done to all members in the Top 10.
Wilton Cross 3/104 – Toman & Hamill 1232, 1212, Ryan Magill 1196, 1153, Donald Fegan 1110, Ryan Magee 1109. Congratulations to Ramie on the win today in what was a tough race.
Hard race again for Mid Antrim Lofts from Tullamore -
For the third race for the local birds, we had a third Area Liberation, weather conditions delayed all the NIPA Liberations including Mid & East Antrim in Tullamore, overall result was another very testing event, with the majority of birds, especially in the longer flyers lofts still missing at the clock checking. Area Liberations are not producing the results they were intended when first introduced, maybe it’s time to go back to Mass Liberations from week one, starting, if necessary, an optional event from Navan for the longer flyers. Our birds go too far too soon, the young bird programme needs sorted, the sooner the better. Birds for our local liberation in Tullamore Co Offaly were released at 12.50pm in a Lt Westerly wind, East Antrim lofts dominated this result, best in the NIPA Sect B was in Crumlin & District with Fleming Bros who had a good card recording velocity 1321. In Mid Antrim Danny Dixon had the Card of the Day, winning locally for the third race on the trot, he had seven birds together recording velocity 1235 and took the Top 6 in Mid Antrim Combine. First trapped of seven birds out of Saturday's race from Tullamore, it's mother is Red Lightning when paired to Red Gert, the second bird was on the same second and it was a Rudy Van Reeth. Randallstown Secretary John Millar was well placed, and other local winners included Allan McBride who had 1st in Harryville, Surgenor Bros who had the top three in Kells, Jimmy Smyth won Ahoghill and C & D Jackson had their first win in Ballymena. Homer.
Danny Dixon Top 6 in Mid Antrim Combine from Tullamore Area Lib (3).
Mid Antrim Combine Area Lib (3) Tullamore 50/1264 – D Dixon Rasharkin 1235, 1235, 1235, 1235, 1233, 1233, J Millar Randalstown 1230, A McBride Associate 1228, D Dixon 1227, J Millar 1225, J Millar 1222, Surgenor Bros Kells 1221, 1219, 1219, C & D Jackson Ballymena 1213, J Smyth & Son Ahoghill 1208, C & D Jackson 1202, 1201, A McBride 1192, R Service & Son Ballymena 1191.
Coleraine Triangle Area Lib (3) Tullamore – K Darragh Coleraine & County Derry 1117, J McSeveney Coleraine Prem 1115, A & M Boyle Windsor Soc 1113, L Hanson & Son Coleraine Prem 1111, 1111, D Platt Coleraine & County Derry 1109, Jimmy Hanson Coleraine Prem 1108, 1107, 1106, 1106, B & D Coyle Coleraine Prem 1105, 1105, 1105, 1104, R & J Parke Windsor Soc 1101, 1100, M & J Howard & Son 1098, R & J Parke 1093, J McSeveney 1087, L Hanson & Son 1087. See photo of Kenny Darragh, the winner of yesterday's race from Tullamore in the Coleraine & Co Derry RPS. The bird was the best in the Coleraine Triangle area. The Breeding is Hereman-Ceuster off birds from his good friend, Alan Kelly, Omagh.
Foyle Valley Combine Area Lib (3) Tullamore 63/1406 –
R McBride (Strabane) 1119.923, L. Flanagan & Son (Lderry) 1099.939, J Walsh (sSrabane) 1057.241, A McCrudden (D&D) 1054.041, A McCrudden (D&D) 1053.869, A McCrudden (D&D) 1048.318, A McCrudden (D&D) 1042.321, F Ramsay (MC) 1040.771, F Ramsay (MC) 1031.649, J Quigley & Son (Aem) 1031.113, F Ramsay MC) 1030.510, B Hart (Foyle) 1024.822, A McCrudden (D&D) 1019.806, A McCrudden (D&D) 1019.726, A McCrudden (D&D) 1018.922, B Hart (Foyle) 1018.836, J Walsh (Strabane) 1018.457, B Hart (Foyle) 1018.439
D Canning (D&D) 1018.427, P Maxwell Jnr (Foyle) 1018.031.
City of Derry Federation Area Lib (3) Tullamore - L Flanagan & Son Londonderry 1099, Anthony McCrudden Derry & District 1054, 1053, 1048, 1042, Frankie Ramsey Maiden City 1040, 1031, J Quigley & Son Amelia Earhart 1031, Frankie Ramsay 1030.5, B Hart Foyle 102 4, Anthony McCrudden 1019, 1019, 1018, B Hart 1018, 1018, D Canning Derry & Dist 1018, P Maxwell Jnr Foyle 1018.
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