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All Posts by Willie Reynolds

Sands & Rice 1st Open NIPA Corrin 775/20,013 –

Newry City dominated the result for the second week, birds were collected on Friday and released in the changed point of Corrin in County Cork at 9.15am in a Light North NW wind. In the sixth


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Owen Markey 1st Open NIPA Fermoy –

      Fermoy in County Cork was the venue for the fifth old bird race, 22,200 birds were liberated at 10.30am in a light North Westerly wind and great conditions over the route. All the


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Whitten Loft 1st Open NIPA Gowran Park –

Gowran Park racecourse in County Kilkenny was the venue for the fourth old bird race, just short of 19,000 birds were released at 10.30am in a northerly wind. A bit of sun and blue sky over


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D Coyle & Son, Coleraine Prem 1st Open Roscrea –

Last weekend the NIPA birds were transported to Roscrea in preference to Gowran Park which it was thought might take the birds out over Dublin Airport in the high winds forecast for Saturday. As it turned


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F McCabe of Newry & Dist – 1st Open Tullamore

NIPA Open Tullamore 738/19,155 – 1-1G F McCabe Newry & Dist 1631, 2-2G J F McCabe & Son Newry & Dist 1630, C O’Hare & Daughter Ballyholland 1625, 4-4G C O’Hare & Daughter 1625, 5-5G J


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Coyle Bros Maiden City, 1st Open NIPA Mullingar –

Maiden City Loft takes 1st Open NIPA Mullingar – For the opening old bird race of 2019 the weather was the main concern and a lot of lofts decided to not take any chances and wait


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VISION. FUTURE. REVOLUTION. by Mark Lyford

VISION. FUTURE. REVOLUTION. Mark Lyford A Bit About Me I was 12 years old. I became hooked by racing pigeons. Properly hooked! I found it so amazing that a little yearling hen flew 512 miles from


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NIPA Club Collections 2019 –

2019 club collection times Limavady 5 pm , Londonderry 6 pm , Amelia Earhart 6.15 pm , Maiden City 6.30 pm , Derry & Dist 6.45 pm , Foyle 7 pm , Strabane 7.40 pm ,


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NIPA 75th Anniversary coming up –

As the NIPA are approaching their 75th Anniversary of our inauguration which took place on November 4th 1944 we thought you might like to read some of the minutes of meetings held in days gone by


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Mid Antrim Combine – AGM 13/03/19

Mid Antrim Combine AGM will be in the Ballymena Clubrooms on Wednesday 13th March at 8.00pm. Only club delegates can vote on business of the meeting. I intend, and I have mentioned this ages ago, to


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INFC Skibbereen OB Nat 2012 Report –

IRISH NATIONAL FLYING CLUB – SKIBBEREEN OLD BIRD NATIONAL by Brendan McLoughlin PO. The Irish National Flying Club had their first race of the 2012 season when the birds were liberated in Skibbereen on Wednesday 23


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P & J Boal loft feature by Adie –

PHILIP & JOE BOAL DROMORE ~ NORTHERN IRELAND With many more 1st’s, top NIPA Section & Open Positions plus 4 x RPRA Awards since my last visit back in 2009 I thought it about time to


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Friendship National 2012 Report –

IRISH NATIONAL FLYING CLUB FRIENDSHIP NATIONAL The Irish National Flying Club Friendship National for 2012 was flown from Quimper in France. Scheduled for Friday 13th July the race was brought forward to Tuesday 10 July due


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RPRA – AGM 2019 – Agenda & Report

The 123rd Annual General Meeting of the Royal Pigeon Racing Association will be held at the Novotel Hotel, Long Eaton, Nottingham, on Friday 22nd February 2019 (9.00am), followed by a Council Meeting at 3.00pm. Members wishing to


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INFC – AGM Lisburn 02/03/19

The INFC Annual Meeting will take place on Saturday 2nd March 2019 at 2.00pm  in the Lagan Valley Leisure-plex, Governor’s Road, Lisburn BT28 1LP. The Agenda for the meeting will include proposed changes to race points,


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