Irish Region (RPRA) Awards 2015 –
The Irish Region (RPRA) awards for the 2015 season were confirmed at a meeting held in the Templeton Hotel in Templepatrick last Saturday afternoon. Secretary Robert Reid had all the claims in order and awards were confirmed both for the NIPA Meritorious Awards and the Mileage Awards for Adult and Junior Fanciers. The Merit Awards are for Individual Bird performance over two cross channel races namely Talbenny and Penzance. Congratulations to Ron Williamson of Newry & District who won the Overall Award for the best velocity. As far as the Mileage Awards are concerned the various winners can now look forward to the judging at RPRA National level and hopefully add to the many awards won over the last number of seasons, these will be presented during the Blackpool Show weekend in January next year. The local awards will be presented as usual at the NIPA Ladies Night.
Irish Region Awards 2015 – Talbenny & Penzance
Sect A – Diamond Bros Coleraine Premier Vel 1259, Sect B – D Dixon Ballymoney Vel 1276, Sect C – D & J Campbell & Bigger Eastway Vel 1265, Sect D – J Greenaway Dromore Vel 1280, Sect E – No Claim, Sect F – McGimpsey Bros Ards Vel 1211, Sect G – R Williamson Newry & District Vel 1292, Sect H – A Hall Omagh & District Vel 1111. Overall Winner – R Williamson Vel 1292.
Irish Region Mileage Awards 2015
0-250 Miles P & J Boal, Dromore; 251-450 Miles Mal Maguire & Son, Millvale; Over 450 Miles Speirs & Campbell, Cookstown. Best OB Performance – R Williamson, Newry & Dist; Best YB Performance Bingham & Seaton, Ligoniel.
Young Fancier Mileage Awards 2015
0-250 Miles A & S Swindell, Newry City; 251-450 Miles T Booth, Mourne & District; Over 450 Miles A & S Swindell, Newry City. RPRA (Irish Region) Young Fancier of the Year – Ellie Marshall, Comber. R/U Troy Booth, Mourne & District, A & S Swindell, Newry City.