Gibb & Byrne

Browsing: featured

Owen Markey 1st Open NIPA Fermoy –

      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


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Whitten Loft 1st Open NIPA Gowran Park –

Gowran Park racecourse in County Kilkenny was the venue for the fourth old bird race, just short of 19,000 birds were released at 10.30am in a northerly wind. A bit of sun and blue sky over


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D Coyle & Son, Coleraine Prem 1st Open Roscrea –

Last weekend the NIPA birds were transported to Roscrea in preference to Gowran Park which it was thought might take the birds out over Dublin Airport in the high winds forecast for Saturday. As it turned


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F McCabe of Newry & Dist – 1st Open Tullamore

NIPA Open Tullamore 738/19,155 – 1-1G F McCabe Newry & Dist 1631, 2-2G J F McCabe & Son Newry & Dist 1630, C O’Hare & Daughter Ballyholland 1625, 4-4G C O’Hare & Daughter 1625, 5-5G J


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Coyle Bros Maiden City, 1st Open NIPA Mullingar –

Maiden City Loft takes 1st Open NIPA Mullingar – For the opening old bird race of 2019 the weather was the main concern and a lot of lofts decided to not take any chances and wait


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VISION. FUTURE. REVOLUTION. by Mark Lyford

VISION. FUTURE. REVOLUTION. Mark Lyford A Bit About Me I was 12 years old. I became hooked by racing pigeons. Properly hooked! I found it so amazing that a little yearling hen flew 512 miles from


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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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INFC Single Bird Challenge 2018 –

BHW/INFC 2018 Single Bird Challenge The single bird challenge was first ran back in 2002 when I invited 16 people to enter a single bird to compete in that year’s King’s Cup, unbelievably two of the


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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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NIPA Champion Birds –

NIPA Champion Birds O/B & Y/B – Having had the Champion Bird operating in the NIPA for a number of seasons with the award presented each season for Champion Old Bird and Champion Young Bird, a


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