The NIPA held their monthly meeting on Wednesday 4th February, among the items discussed was the proposed race programme for 2015. The new one and the one flown last year will be put out immediately to member clubs for voting, to be returned before 21st February. Release areas marked with * are currently being sought and the race point will be confirmed when more information is available. The intention is to pick new sites in the designated area.
If you require any clarification on any of the race programmes please contact Secretary Fred Russell. The General Committee also require each club to carry out a stock check of Aluminium Crates in hand and please advise the number held in your club as of February 2015. Fees confirmed are Club Fee £24, Administration Fee £22 per loft. No confirmation yet on Transport Fees.
Programme (1) Old Birds: 11th April Tullamore, 18th April Roscrea/Thurles Area *, 25th April Roscrea/Thurles Area *, 2nd May Clonmel, 9th May Fermoy, 16th May Rosscarbery Inl Nat, 16th May Roscrea/Thurles Comeback *, 23rd May Talbenny, 30th May Bude, 30th May Rosscarbery Y/H & Y/C Nat, 6th June Truro, 6th Jine Fermoy 5 Bird Championship, 13th June Penzance Classic, 13th June Fermoy, 20th June Penzance, 20th June Roscrea Comeback *, 26th June St Malo Nat (France).
Programme (2) Old Birds: 11th April Tullamore, 18th April Tullamore, 25th April Roscrea/Thurles Area *, 2nd May Fermoy, 9th May Fermoy, 16th May Rosscarbery Inl Nat, 16th May Tramore Area, 23rd May Pilmore Beach, 30th May Talbenny, 6th June Penzance Classic 6th June Rosscarbery Area, 13th June Bude, 13th June Rosscarbery Y/H & Y/C Nat, 20th June Penzance, 20th June Fermoy 5 Bird Championship, 26th June St Malo Nat (France), 26th June Roscrea/Thurles Area *.
Programme (3) Young Birds: 18th July Area Liberations, 25th July Area Liberations, 1st August Tullamore Mass Lib, 8th August Roscrea/Thurles *, 15th August Roscrea/Clonmel *, 22nd August Fermoy, 29th August Talbenny Nat, 29th August Roscrea/Thurles Comeback *, 5th September Fermoy, 5th September Fermoy 5 Bird Championship, 12th September Rosscarbery Nat.
Programme (4) Young Birds: 18th July Mullingar Area Lib (Top of A, B, C & H), 18th July Tullamore Area Lib (Bottom A, D, E, F & G), 25th July Mullingar Area Lib (Top of A, B, C & H), 18th July Tullamore Area Lib (Bottom A, D, E, F & G), 1st August Roscrea/Thurles Mass Lib *, 8th August Roscrea/Thurles *, 15th August Fermoy, 22nd August Pilmore Beach, 29th August Talbenny Nat, 29th August Roscrea/Thurles Comeback *, 5th September Fermoy, 5th September Fermoy 5 Bird Championship, 12th September Rosscarbery Nat.
The NIPA are accepting applications for the following positions: Race Contoller, Convoyer and Lorry Drivers. In all the above positions excluding Convoyer a good working knowledge of Racing Pigeons is desired, in the case of the Convoyers position this can only be awarded to a long time racing pigeon fancier with a detailed knowledge of the transportation and welfare of racing pigeons. Applications with current CV and References to the NIPA Secretary at 108 Hillsborough Road Dromore, Co Down, BT25 1QW, before 28th Feb 2015.
Agenda & Secretary Report
Race Programme for club voting