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McDowell Bros – Twice winners of Kings Cup

A McDowell & Son of Newtownards are twice winners of the INFC Blue Riband Kings Cup, 1953 from Redon and 1973 from Nantes – see articles below McDowellBros Article by Irish Rover of the Racing Pigeon


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Loft Feature T McLoughlin & sons –

This week I spoke with Thomas to compile his article on there fantastic 2020 racing season and also to highlight some great past performances from this great loft in dublin .this partnership consist of thomas his


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Northern Ireland Continental Club –

Welcome everyone. Hopefully this will be a constructive group, with one objective. To promote Long distance racing into Ireland. We all know how good Northern Irish long distance pigeons are, lets strive to promote them in


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News Items Requested –  Seasons Reports etc

I would be sure I am going to have a lot of space available for the pigeon column over the next number of weeks and months and I will be looking articles of top winners, I


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NIPA Awards – 2020 Season

Northern Ireland Provincial Amalgamation of Racing Pigeon Societies Awards 2020 – Old Bird Trophy winners 2020: G F Whiteside Cup (Tullamore) – R Williamson, Newry & Dist Vel 1539; Gilmour & Beattie Cup (Gowran Park) –


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RPRA Meeting Guidance @ 15/09/20

ROYAL PIGEON RACING ASSOCIATION COVID-19 MEETING GUIDANCE FOR AFFILIATED ORGANISATIONS. Version 1 – 15th September c2020 Introduction Now that the racing season is coming to an end attention is being turned to meetings. This document will


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North Coast Classic 2020 –

FINAL UPDATE 2020 AT 16 00 14\9\20 14th September 2020 4:12 pm | By: NCC AUTHOR – Adrian Youngsters liberated at 8 15am in little or no wind with good sunshine , cleared instantly – Good


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RPRA (Irish Region) Awards 2020 plus video –

RPRA Awards for 2020 – With a restricted old bird programme and with the Penzance birds returned to Ireland for a liberation in Fermoy the Individual Bird Performance in the various NIPA Sections will be the


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NIPA St Malo OB Nat 2020

In a season of many ups and downs and a late start to racing the NIPA managed a restricted programme that included cross channel events from Talbenny and Bude and ended the season at the end


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Alan Darragh – 6 x 1st INFC

My National Memories by Alan Darragh. First published in the BHW. BHWMay2020-1 BHWMay2020-2 BHWMay2020-3 BHWMay2020-4   Click on Alan Darragh website http://pigeonnetwork.com/client/Swallowbrae/index.html


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INFC Awards for 2019 –

Irish National Flying Club – Trophy and Award Winners 2019  King George V Challenge Cup Saint Allouestre Grand National old bird race winner – J. Murtagh & Son, Ballyholland HPS. Vel. 1145. Gilliland Cup Saint Allouestre


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Mid Antrim Combine – AGM 13/03/19

Mid Antrim Combine AGM will be in the Ballymena Clubrooms on Wednesday 13th March at 8.00pm. Only club delegates can vote on business of the meeting. I intend, and I have mentioned this ages ago, to


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NIPA (France) Diplomas –

The first Gold Medal & Diploma was won in 2000 by Murphy & Martin of Cookstown with Billy’s Pride, followed in 2001 by Speirs & Campbell of Cookstown with Tommie Girl and Alan Darragh with Golden


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