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All Posts by Willie Reynolds

NIPA Awards – Claim before 17/10/20

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. Any one requiring forms to claim for N.I.P.A. awards please contact


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RPRA Meeting Guidance @ 15/09/20

ROYAL PIGEON RACING ASSOCIATION COVID-19 MEETING GUIDANCE FOR AFFILIATED ORGANISATIONS. Version 1 – 15th September c2020 Introduction Now that the racing season is coming to an end attention is being turned to meetings. This document will


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North Coast Classic 2020 –

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


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Rafferty & Toman 1st YB Nat Talbenny 2020 –

Syndicate Lofts bloodlines win Talbenny for Rafferty & Toman – The Premier YB National for the NIPA was flown as arranged on Saturday 12th September, liberation in Talbenny in Pembrokeshire was at 8.00am in a Lt


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Drumnavaddy Charity Presentation –

Fanciers & Friends donate £7,300 to NI Air Ambulance Charity and others – Members off Drumnavaddy Inv HPS have just donated a magnificent £2,300 to the Air Ambulance NI Charity. The fanciers and their family members,


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Wild Atlantic Way 2020 –

The grand final of the Wild Atlantic Way One Loft Race (Dublin) was flown from Valentia on Sunday 30th August another great success for Sean Hunt & Family. Overall winners were from Wales while the runner-up


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RPRA (Irish Region) Awards 2020 –

RPRA Awards for 2020 – With a restricted old bird programme and with the Penzance birds returned to Ireland for a liberation in Fermoy the Individual Bird Performance in the various NIPA Sections will be the


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Millar Gold Cup 2020 –

Hip hip hooray the Miller Gold Cup is winging it’s way to the Arklow United RPC partnership of Cullen, Burke & O’Reilly The partnership are the provisional winners of this prestigious award from yesterday’s Saint Malo


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Mid Antrim Combine Awards 2019 –

MAC Cups & Trophies in 2019 – To be presented in conjunction with prize night for Ballymena & District prior to the Blackpool Show January 2020. Claims for awards should be made to Secretary Willie Reynolds.


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NIPA St Malo OB Nat 2020

In a season of many ups and downs and a late start to racing the NIPA managed a restricted programme that included cross channel events from Talbenny and Bude and ended the season at the end


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Alan Darragh – 6 x 1st INFC

My National Memories by Alan Darragh. First published in the BHW. BHWMay2020-1 BHWMay2020-2 BHWMay2020-3 BHWMay2020-4   Click on Alan Darragh website http://pigeonnetwork.com/client/Swallowbrae/index.html


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RPRA – Rules during Covid-19 restrictions

RPRA RULES DURING COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS 27 May 2020 The RPRA acknowledges that – under the current restrictions – certain rules may be difficult to implement. Therefore, the attached document outlines where clubs may wish to suspend


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RPRA – Race clock striking guidance

RACE CLOCK STRIKING GUIDANCE 27 May 2020 The RPRA has produced guidance on race clock striking, which you can download below. Please note the guidance currently relates solely to England, and is based on the principles


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Northern Ireland racing update –

N.I.P.A. Update Wednesday 27th May 2020. Posted on May 27, 2020 by trevor Latest information from the Northern Ireland Assembly on Wednesday 27th May 2020 is that legislation is now in place to permit pigeon racing within Northern Ireland. This legislation


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Training now permitted in NI – 21/05/2020

We are pleased to announce that training is now permitted in Northern Ireland, and racing is currently under consideration. This follows hard work and commitment from NIPA, Ulster Federation and East Down Combine, with support from


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