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INFC Gold Medal – History by Irish Rover

INFC Gold Medal – The history of the INFC Gold Medal is a story waiting to be told. At the AGM in 1979 Willie Reynolds proposed that the INFC present a Gold Medal to any pigeon


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A Top National Loft – The Benson’s of Lisburn

RP Column 27/12/13 A Top National Loft – The Benson’s of Lisburn The Irish National Flying Club annual dinner was held recently in the Stormont Hotel, Belfast. Willie McCaw of Ballymoney won the coveted Single Bird


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Blast from the past –

RP Column 13/12/13 Malcolm Robinson of Bondhill has more than made his mark at National level, his season is geared towards the Derby, Classic and National races. The winning of the INFC Kings Cup is always


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McClurkin & McCoubrey, Ligoniel –

RP Column 06/12/13 A fortnight ago I had to make a journey to Ligoniel in North Belfast, and on my way reflected on the various loft visits I made many years ago in the same area,


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NIPA France Diplomas 2013 –

NIPA Diploma Winners in 2013 – The NIPA French Diploma Awards were introduced around 20 years ago and in that time just a small number of birds have achieved repeated success at the distance. The awards


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Lyndon Boyle 90th Birthday –

Click here for full report and photos http://www.pigeonnetwork.com/spam/new_forums/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=2080&p=2709#p2709 RP Column 15/11/13 I had the pleasure of attending two very evenings recently, the first in Banbridge British Legion Hall to celebrate the 90th Birthday of NIPA Patron Lyndon


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INFC – Gold & Silver Medals

INFC Gold Medal – One of the most coveted awards within the INFC is the Gold Medal awarded to any pigeon four times an Open Prize-winner from the Kings Cup Grand National. Over a period of


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INFC Quimper – The final old bird race for the INFC was the Friendship Nat flown from Quimper. The birds were liberated at 6.15am wind Lt NE and it was to prove a very difficult race.


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INFC Awards 2013  The 2013 Kings Cup saw Harold Elliott of Lisburn a senior Nat flyer enter four birds and have all four home. The Hall of Fame Diploma has a long history having been


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Jeff Greenaway, Dromore HPS  It has been my pleasure to have featured this loft several times before and the sheer consistency since my last visit several years ago has been out of the top drawer.


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Chris & Gerry Quinn, Milltown & District -  The 2012 Kings Cup flown from Vannes turned out a very hard race with only 71 birds in race time (three days). The Milltown partnership of Chris &


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Rev TAB Sawyers & Son, Banbridge - Rev T A B Sawyers & Son, Banbridge - This is a partnership that has made a major breakthrough at the highest level over the past number of years.


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INFC Gold Medal - Members of the Irish National Flying Club can claim to fly the hardest route in Europe from France into Ireland, the coveted Gold Medal is awarded to any pigeon that has been


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Andy Cooke Ballycarry & Dist - Andy Cooke of Ballycarry & District  During the 2012 season I kept seeing the name Andy Cooke of Ballycarry at the top of his club results week after week


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Gerry O’Reilly & Sons – Kings Cup 2012 Gerry OReilly & Sons of Malahide & District The most prestigious race in Ireland is the INFC Grand National flown in 2012 from Vannes. After three very successful


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