NIPA – Delayed start update

The NIPA season is due to start again 18th April weekend with a race from Tullamore in County Offaly. The transporter team will have three new drivers and they join three from last season, the collections came under close scrutiny and it has been necessary to make some changes on some routes. The plan is to have each transporter as full as possible on arrival in Dromore to cut down on the amount of crates needing changed. The new Convoyer is Paddy McNeice from the Craigavon area and Ivan Mawhinney returns as Race Controller. Drug tests will also be carried out over the season, as soon as possible after each race is flown. Same procedure for results as last season, fax or e-mail a copy of result before 10.20pm on the day of the race. NIPA Fax: (028) 92 693913, E.Mail: nipapigeons@hotmail.co.uk

It’s important to meet the deadline to be included in the Club Winners Section on the NIPA Website and for the result to be included in the Total Result produced for each race and available usually before lunch-time on Sunday. These are the results used in the NIPA publicity. The two Press Officers will cover clubs as previous Steve McGarry Sect C, D, F & G while Homer will cover Sect A, B, E & H. Both scribes have a result service operating on their own websites, info on the winner and a photo if possible would be appreciated. It’s best if info comes from a Club PO, other than that from someone who has been appointed to look after the news on the clubs behalf. I have said it many times before, its dead simple, supply the news and we will endeavour to have the lot published. Pay attention to the various deadlines, if details are late chances are they will not be used.

The NIPA management committee have decided to delay the start of the 2015 season by one week.

The decision was taken due to the poor weather we are having at present for training in preparation for racing.

The race planned for the 11th April is now taken off the programme.

Racing will now commence (weather permitting) on

Saturday 18th April from Tullamore.

Fred Russell NIPA Secretary.

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About the author

Willie Reynolds

Covering the sport in Ireland for several years, scribe for both BHW & RP and a number of local newspapers including the News Letter (Farming Life Supplement) each Wednesday. Secretary of Ballymena & District for a number of years and currently PO for the Mighty NIPA. Watch out for the many articles/news items penned by HOMER.

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