Gibb & Byrne

Browsing: News Items

Import of Pigeons to NI –

Import of birds into Northern Ireland – I must bring the following to your attention regarding the importation of pigeons into Northern Ireland. There is strong evidence that pigeons are being imported into Northern Ireland without


Read More
Loft Feature T McLoughlin & sons –

This week I spoke with Thomas to compile his article on there fantastic 2020 racing season and also to highlight some great past performances from this great loft in dublin .this partnership consist of thomas his


Read More
Bird Flu confirmed at Clough, Co Antrim and Maghaberry

Note info and map, Clough is just North of Ballymena and some local lofts will be in this area. 2 Jan 21 DECLARATION TCZ Hi everyone A further update from DAERA  GIVING US A MORE DETAILED


Read More
Northern Ireland Continental Club –

Welcome everyone. Hopefully this will be a constructive group, with one objective. To promote Long distance racing into Ireland. We all know how good Northern Irish long distance pigeons are, lets strive to promote them in


Read More
RPRA Update Bird Flu –

Following the latest outbreaks of Avian Influenza and the requirement to keep all captive birds indoors from 14th December 2020 I have met with DEFRA today (10th December 2020) to  discuss the impact on racing pigeons.


Read More
News Items Requested –  Seasons Reports etc

I would be sure I am going to have a lot of space available for the pigeon column over the next number of weeks and months and I will be looking articles of top winners, I


Read More
NIPA Awards – 2020 Season

Northern Ireland Provincial Amalgamation of Racing Pigeon Societies Awards 2020 – Old Bird Trophy winners 2020: G F Whiteside Cup (Tullamore) – R Williamson, Newry & Dist Vel 1539; Gilmour & Beattie Cup (Gowran Park) –


Read More
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


Read More
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


Read More
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


Read More
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,


Read More
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


Read More
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


Read More
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


Read More
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


Read More