NIPA Race/Date – Rosscarbery OB Inl Nat 17/05/13
NIPA Open Rosscarbery OB Inl Nat 672/6,212 –
The NIPA Old Bird Inland National was flown from Rosscarbery last Friday, one day earlier than planned due to the bad weather forecast for Saturday. It turned out a great decision and a fantastic race with early arrivals over the entire country and fairly good returns. Winners from Lurgan were Ronnie Higginson and partner Gregory Johnston and they have now named the bird, a 2 year old Blue w/f cock “Hollywood Spartacus”. Ronnie writes “The sire is one of the top sons from my foundation Hofkens pair, Witneus 128 and Blue Pearl which are responsible for 10 generations of winners all over the UK and Ireland. The Dam is a Verheye, a gift bird to me from my good friend, Paul Hope of Edgarstown bred from his old lines. Spartacus was sent to the OB National racing on widowhood, already a winner having many other prizes, and our first bird home from Clonmel the previous week. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my mentor, Mr Brian Keegan, whose friendship and guidance over the years made this possible. Also a big thanks to Brian Wall of Gem Supplements, and his advice on using the Gem products.Many thanks from Ronnie Higginson and Gregory Johnston, Hollywood Lofts, Ireland”.
1-1E Higginson & Johnston Lurgan Amat 1239, 2-2E G Douglas Wilton Cross 1238, 3-1G Donnelly Bros Newry City 1237, 4-1D I Rollins & Son Hills & Maze 1236, 5-2G G Hughes & Son Newry & Dist 1234, 6-3G R Cromwell & Son Bessbrook 1234, 7-1C M & T Griffith 1232, 8-4G M Maguire & Son Newry & Dist 1230, 9-2D P & J Boal Dromore 1230, 10-2C J Burrows Eastway 1229, 11-3C D & J Campbell & Bigger Eastway 1226, 12-4C Arthurs & George Ballycarry 1226, 13-5C D & J Armstrong & Son Carrick Soc 1226, 14-3D J Kelly & Son Dromore 1225, 15-6C W Campbell Ligoniel 1225, 16-4D P & J Boal 1225, 17-3E J Dowey & Sons Laurelvale 1225, 18-7C Rea & Magill Horseshoe 1224, 19-8C L & S O’Neill & Sons Larne & Dist 1224, 20-5D A T & J Houston Lisburn & Dist 1223.
Best in each NIPA Section –
Sect A 44/418 – G & S Smith Cookstown 1211, H McLaughlin Coalisland 1207, S Hughes Coalisland 1175,
Sect B 90/757 – Fleming Bros Crumlin 1201, J & N Simpson Broughshane 1201, Fleming Bros 1199.
Sect C 130/1242 – M & T Griffith Eastway 1232, J Burrows Eastway 1229, D & J Campbell & Bigger Eastway 1226.
Sect D 67/631 – I Rollins & Son Hills & Maze 1236, P & J Boal Dromore 1230, J Kelly & Son Dromore 1225.
Sect E 144/1492 – Higginson & Johnston Lurgan Amat 1239, G Douglas Wilton Cross 1238, J Dowey & Sons Laurelvale 1225.
Sect F 32/266 – Gordon Bros & Sons Killyleagh Cent 1184, B & D Grieves Killyleagh & Dist 1181, Gordon Bros & Sons 1173.
Sect G 61/609 – Donnelly Bros Newry City Inv 1237, G Hughes & Son Newry & Dist 1234, R Cromwell & Son Bessbrook Pigeon Club 1234.
Sect H 54/199 – A Kelly Omagh & Dist 1118, A Kelly 1105, A Hall Omagh & Dist 1103.
I have 5 Nat Centre results out of a possible 16, hard to spread the news in those circumstances. The 1st Section winner each race should be contacting their area scribe for the NIPA with bird detail, and where possible a photo. Not a lot to ask?
Muckamore Centre Rosscarbery – A & E Bell Muckamore 1213, Fleming Bros Crumlin 1201, Fleming Bros 1199, Fleming Bros 1198, Fleming Bros 1178, Fleming Bros 1175, M McErlean Castledawson 1162, F Todd Muckamore 1154, A & E Bell 1152, D J Thompson Muckamore 1144, K Galloway Crumlin 1134, McConville Bros Crumlin 1133, Thompson Bros Crumlin 1131, McConville Bros 1127, A & E Bell 1122, McConville Bros 1120, G Grant Crumlin 1117, F Todd 1116, J Scott Crumlin 1110, McConville Bros 1109.
Loughgall Centre Rosscarbery – D Calvin Bondhill 1211, 1208, 1207, 1202, G & A Campbell Armagh 1195, E & M Curran Armagh 1194, R G & G Donaldson Blackwatertown 1191, D Parr 1191 Annaghmore, J Greenaway 1184 Bondhill, R G & G Donaldson 1181.
Cullybackey Centre Rosscarbery 70/579 – J & N Simpson Broughshane 1201, A Darragh Cullybackey 1188, G McDowell Kells 1187, W & J Smyth Ballymena 1187, T& M Morrow Kells 1186, J & N Simpson 1183, B Swann & Son Kells 1178, D & H Kirkpatrick Cullybackey 1172, Stewart Bros Randalstown 1172,K & K Kernohan Harryville 1172, Young McManus & Sons Ahoghill 1161, W & J Smyth 1160, A Darragh 1160, Young McManus & Sons 1158, G Gilmour Ballymena 1158, A Darragh 1158, Steele & McNeill Rasaharkin 1157, B Swann & Son 1157, B Swann & Son 1156, J Millar & Son Harryville 1155, A Darragh 1154, J Millar Randalstown 1153, A Darragh 1151, H Boyd Randalstown 1147, Reid Bros & McCloy Cullybackey 1146, M/M M Sempey Ballymena 1143, Reid Bros & McCloy 1142, A Darragh 1141, Stewart Bros 1139, Young McManus & Sons 1137.
Coleraine Centre Rosscarbery – D Dixon Ballymoney 1181, D Dixon 1162, W & W Murdock 1156, D Dixon 1154, Bond & Diamond Coleraine Prem 1146, T McCrudden Coleraine & Co Derry 1146, W & W Murdock 1145, P O’Connor Coleraine Prem 1142, D & G McMullan Ballymoney 1141, A & M Boyle Ballymoney 1140, A & M Boyle 1139, Curry & Gilmore Ballymoney 1135, D Dixon 1134, Hanson & Harpur Coleraine Prem 1133, Diamond Bros Coleraine Prem 1133, Hanson & Harpur 1129, Diamond Bros 1127, T McCrudden 1127, D & H Stuart Ballymoney 1126, D Dixon 1126.
Derry Centre Rosscarbery 19/251 – Concannon Bros Maiden City 1051, P Maxwell Foyle 1048, J & G Ramsey Derry & Dist 1029, P & M Healy Maiden City 1029, J Cassidy Londonderry 1020, B Page Maiden City 995, N Murray Londonderry 978, L Flanagan & Son Londonderry 868, W & D Hamilton Amelia Earhart 967, N & S McGrotty Foyle 960, T Conway Strabane 958, E Quigley Amelia Earhart 955, P Maxwell 951, B Hart Foyle 944, Concannon Bros 944, J Cassidy 943, B Hart 933, T Mullan & Son Derry & Dist 931, Fox & Hegarty 925, T Conway 922.
Mid Antrim Combine Rosscarbery 72/620 – J & N Simpson Broughshane 1201, A Darragh Cullybackey 1188, G McDowell Kells 1187, W & J Smyth Ballymena 1187, T& M Morrow Kells 1186, J & N Simpson 1183, D Dixon Rasharkin 1181, B Swann & Son Kells 1178, D & H Kirkpatrick Cullybackey 1172, Stewart Bros Randalstown 1172,K & K Kernohan Harryville 1172, D Dixon 1162, Young McManus & Sons Ahoghill 1161, W & J Smyth 1160, A Darragh 1160, Young McManus & Sons 1158, G Gilmour Ballymena 1158, A Darragh 1158, Steele & McNeill Rasaharkin 1157, B Swann & Son 1157, B Swann & Son 1156, J Millar & Son Harryville 1155, D Dixon 1154, A Darragh 1154.