Mighty NIPA AGM 11/02/17

The 72nd Annual General Meeting for the NIPA took place in the Protestant Hall, Glenavy, on Saturday 11th February commencing at 2.00pm sharp.

As usual the votes were counted for the season’s race programmes just at the start and for old birds following the withdrawal of Programme No 1 and No 3 that just left the one Race Programme No 2 submitted by Newry & Dist.

8th April Tullamore, 15th April Roscrea, 22nd April Corrin, 29th April Corrin, 6th May Pilmore Beach, 13th May Rosscarbery Inl Nat, 13th May Fermoy, 20th May Talbenny (1), 27th May Talbenny (2), 27th May Fermoy 5 Bird Championship, 3rd June Bude, 3rd June Rosscarbery Ylr Hen/Cock Nationals, 10th June Penzance & Penzance Classic, 17th June Pilmore Beach, 23rd June St Malo.

The Penzance site is not available from 4th – 10th June it will either have to be a change of race point or change around the races for 10th and 17th June.

Voting for the young birds saw almost 500 votes cast for Race Programme 4 which was the one flown in 2016. This had more votes than the other two put together.

Young Bird Race Programme No 4 – (Last year’s programme)

15th July Area Liberations, 22nd July Area Liberations, 29th July Tullamore (Mass Lib), 5th August Roscrea, 12th August Gowran Park, 19th August Fermoy, 26th August Talbenny Nat, 26th August Roscrea Comeback, 2nd September Fermoy & Fermoy 5 Bird Championship, 9th September Rosscarbery Inl Nat.

Full AGM Report click here!

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Meeting Update 15/02/17 – to be completed

DISTANCES/ LOFT LOCATIONS

A reminder to all club sec’s that loft locations distances must be redone via Google Earth and forwarded to the NIPA before the start of the Old Bird season, otherwise the club will not be competing. The NIPA require a copy of each Latitude & Longitude Certificate for each loft as issued by RPRA and Distances for all members which are going on to the NIPA computer.

Pilmore Beach has been brought forward one week to 10th June with Penzance and OB Classic flown on 17th June.

Race Control Committee – Jim Ramsey  (Derry & Distict), Ken Wilkinson (New Antrim), Gary Hughes (Newry).

CRATE CHARGES 2017: Inland – £10.00, Cross Channel -£11.00.

The old bird race programme to be flown will be.

Old Birds – 8th April Mullingar, 15th April Tullamore, 22nd April Gowran Park, 29th April Corrin, 6th May Corrin, 13th May Rosscarbery Inl Nat, 13th May Fermoy, 20th May Talbenny (1), 27th May Talbenny (2), 27th May Fermoy 5 Bird Championship, 3rd June Bude, 3rd June Rosscarbery Ylr Hen/Cock Nationals, 10th June Corrin, 17th June Penzance/Penzance Classic, 23rd June St Malo.

Young Birds -15th July Area Liberations, 22nd July Area Liberations, 29th July Tullamore (Mass Lib), 5th August Roscrea, 12th August Gowran Park, 19th August Fermoy, 26th August Talbenny Nat, 26th August Roscrea Comeback, 2nd September Fermoy & Fermoy 5 Bird Championship, 9th September Rosscarbery Inl Nat.

 

 

 

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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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