Fermoy in County Cork was the venue for the fifth old bird race, 22,200 birds were liberated at 10.30am in a light North Westerly wind and great conditions over the route. All the early arrivals were in Newry City, another 1st Open NIPA for Owen Markey of Ballyholland doing velocity 1387 followed by Mal Maguire & Son 1st Millvale and R Williamson 1st Newry & District. Owen said he was delighted with this one yesterday and now named after his father. Rockview “Superstar Seamie” a proud winner of 1st Club, 1st Section G and 1st Open NIPA 820/22,210.
NIPA Fermoy Open 820/22,210 – 1-1G O Markey Ballyholland 1387, 2-2G M Maguire & Son Millvale 1385, 3-3G R Williamson Newry & Dist 1384, 4-4G R Williamson 1383, 5-5G N Murtagh Millvale 1380, 6-6G G Murphy Ballyholland 1370, 7-7G R Williamson 1378, 8-8G W & J Chambers Newry & Dist 1378, 9-1C D & J Campbell Eastway 1377, 10-1D N Smyth Drumnavaddy 1377, 11-2D N Edgar & Son Dromara 1376, 12-9G R Williamson 1376, 13-10G R Williamson 1376, 14-11G Cowan Bros Millvale 1376, 15-3D Cromie & Magee & Son Dromara 1375, 16-12G G Murphy 1374, 17-13G G Murphy 1374, 18-4D S G Briggs Lisburn & Dist 1373, 19-14G R Williamson 1373, 20-15G R Williamson 1373.
Best in each NIPA Section:
Section A 60/1597 – B Morgan Coalisland 1316, K Carolan Coalisland 1311, G & S Smith Cookstown 1308.
Section B 122/3381 – S Maginty Muckamore 1342, A Steele Muckamore 1335, Surgenor Bros Kells 1313.
Section C 160/3923 – D & J Campbell Eastway 1377, N Armstrong Ligoniel 1368, J & D Braniff Wheatfield 1366.
Section D 103/2885 – N Smyth Drumnavaddy 1377, N Edgar & Son Dromara 1376, Cromie & Magee & Son Dromara 1375.
Section E 146/4984 – J Whitten & Son Portadown & Drumcree 1348, A Craig Laurelvale 1348, J Whitten & Son 1347.
Section F 48/1010 – McCartan & Woodsides Killyleagh & Dist 1368, McCartan & Woodsides 1366, McCartan & Woodsides 1356.
Section G 81/3183 – O Markey Ballyholland 1387, M Maguire & Son Millvale 1385, R Williamson Newry & Dist 1384.
Section H 100/1247 – D Booth Mourne & District 1265, D Booth 1243, D Booth 1227.
Fermoy 11/05/19 – Lib 10.30am in a Lt NW wind