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J F McAllister wins Harkness Rose Bowl –

Fancier brings top honour to Ballymena – Ballymena and its surrounding district has always had a big following when it comes to pigeon racing, and recently a fancier from the Borough brought to it for the


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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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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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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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Kings Cup – Johnny Murtagh 1st Open INFC

Saint Allouestre King’s Cup Update Friday 23.45 – Posted on July 5, 2019 Saint Allouestre Grand National King’s Cup – Sponsored by Frazers Animal Feeds. Update Friday 5th July 2019 @ 23.45 Provisional top fifteen in


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INFC Yearling National – 1st Joey McLoughlin

The Yearling Nat for the INFC was delayed for several days due to severe weather conditions, race marking was in Lisburn last Friday and liberation in Sennen Cove on Sunday at 6.00am in a Lt South


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INFC Skibbereen OB Nat – 28/05/19

Skibbereen Old Bird Inland National – Sponsored by Bamfords Top Flight. Provisional result which is subject to correction.  South Section – 1 Dobbs Bros. Blackwater R.P.C. 1521.4, 2 Dobbs Bros. Blackwater R.P.C. 1521.2, 3 Bolger Family


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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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National Celebrations 2018 –

National Celebrations at Stormont Hotel in Belfast –  Fanciers and friends from across Ireland celebrated the racing season at the annual presentation of prizes for the Irish National Flying Club held at the top class Stormont


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INFC Awards 2018 –

The Trophy and Award Winners for 2018 can now be viewed in the Trophy and Awards section. Any better claims to the secretary within seven days. Could any members with trophies from 2017 please return as


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INFC Skibbereen YB Nat – 24/09/18

Excellent INFC YB Nat from Skibbereen – The Irish National Flying Club final race of the 2018 season was delayed due to poor weather conditions, one day its perfect and the next hopeless. The race was


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INFC Penzance YB Grand Nat – 09/09/18

The Irish National Flying Club Blue Riband Young Bird National was held on Sunday 9th September with the birds liberated in Penzance at 7.45am in a light south westerly wind. The race was once again sponsored


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Friendship Nat Lamballe

Local birds timed in INFC Friendship National – Early Update The final race from France was the Friendship National which was flown from Lamballe due to difficulties with the authorities at the release site in Brest. 


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INFC Kings Cup Grand Nat – 06/07/18

Saint Allouestre King’s Cup Liberation Friday. Friday 6th July 2018. Saint Allouestre King’s Cup – Sponsored by Frazers Animal Feeds. 674 members have entered 2827 pigeons in the race and are competing for £35,940 in pools and


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