For the start of the young bird season the NIPA as usual had a series of Area Liberations, by all accounts it was a far from perfect start and a lot of birds missing. Birds were released in Navan, Mullingar and Tullamore on Saturday 21st A large number of members were not ready for the opening race, it’s the same every season, maybe this time they were lucky. A lot of complaints about the possibility of clashing hence the reason we were looking for just a top and bottom divide for one Area Lib each. At the weekend we had 10 separate liberations for Northern Ireland birds, is that part of the problem?
Sect E & Part Sect A Tullamore (1) Area Lib 12.15pm – K Henderson & Son Lurgan Soc 1319, K Henderson & Son 1319, D & B Lyness Lurgan Soc 1317, D & B Lyness 1316, D & B Lyness 1316, T Furphy Wilton Cross 1313, A Craig Laurelvale 1313, O Fitzpatrick & Son Gilford 1313, A Craig 1312, O Fitzpatrick & Son 1312.
Sect D Mullingar (1) Area Lib 11.45am 30/798 – M McClure Harmony 1318, Johnston Bros Colin 1317, B Walsh Colin 1317, B Walsh 1317, R & J Conlane Kingswood 1316, S Rice Colin 1316, J Gregory & Sons Colin 1316, M McClure 1315, O & M Monaghan Colin 1315, O & M Monaghan 1314.
Sect B & Part Sect A Mullingar (1) Area Lib 9.45am 92/2698 – A C & T Tweed Rasharkin 1251, J & M Milliken Rasharkin 1249, F Barkley Rasharkin 1249, D Devenney Ballymoney 1246, J & M Milliken 1245, W & J McLean Rasharkin 1226, M/M McSeveney & Son Coleraine Prem 1223, W & J McLean 1223, D Dixon Rasharkin 1220.
Sect C Mullingar (1) Area Lib 10.45am – M/M G Robinson Carrick Soc 1234, M/M G Robinson 1234, M & T Griffith Dromore WE 1230, M & T Griffith 1230, M & T Griffith 1229, N J Arthurs Ballycarry 1228, N J Arthurs 1226, McDowell & Crawford Carrick Soc 1223, McDowell & Crawford 1223, Gracey Bros Eastway 1222.
Sect G Tullamore (1) Area Lib 11.45am 23/927 – O Markey Ballyholland 1190, Sands & Rice Ballyholland 1177, J Murtagh & Son Ballyholland 1170, J Murtagh & Son 1168, C O’Hare & Daughter Ballyholland 1157, N Murtagh Millvale 1114, N Murtagh 1110, W & J Chambers Newry & Dist 1089, C O’Hare & Daughter 1088, C O’Hare & Daughter 1087.
Sect F Navan (1) Area Lib 10.15am – J Hall & Son Harmony 1167, H McVeigh Killyleagh Cent 1125, McComb Bros Killyleagh Cent 1106, McComb Bros 1105, C Healy Killyleagh Cent 1104, McComb Bros 1104, T & C Kilpatrick Killyleagh & Dist 1104, H McVeigh 1104, C Healy 1104, T & C Kilpatrick 1104.
Sect H Mullingar (1) Area Lib 10.15am – S Quigley Son & Grandson Maiden City 992, D Kelly Londonderry 983, R Lyle Maiden City 974, G Kearney Limavady 946, R Witherow Limavady 944, G Quinn Strabane 942, G Quinn 941, P & M Healy Maiden City 941, P & M Healy 940, G Kearney 940.
Area Liberations Navan, Mullingar and Tullamore – Saturday 21/07/18
Results & Reports by HOMER – pigeonnetwork.com/spam/new_forums/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=3983&sid=837fb40da3c8f67c0c183949c4d15de2