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Wayne Doonan holding his 2 year old Widowhood Blue Cock winner of 1st Club, 1st Section 7th Open Pilmore Beach & 1st Club, 3rd Section 8th Open O/B National Rosscarbery.
A quick shot of the winning loft 72ft long with 8 Sections erected by Wayne himself in 1994.It’s A Wayne’s World !
Wayne Doonan holding his 2 year old Widowhood Blue Cock winner of 1st Club, 1st Section 7th Open Pilmore Beach & 1st Club, 3rd Section 8th Open O/B National Rosscarbery.
A quick shot of the winning loft 72ft long with 8 Sections erected by Wayne himself in 1994.It’s A Wayne’s World !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some fanciers wait a life time to win their Section or Federation, many never have the feeling of disbelief as wins such as Open’s or National’s, for Wayne Doonan he has done it all. In 1994 he was the youngest ever person at the tender age of 19 racing within the mighty Irish National Flying Club to win a National, that having been the Yearling National from Sennen Cove in Cornwall.

How times have changed Wayne tells me in them days their were a few good consistent fanciers about every Section of the NIPA (Northern Ireland Provincial Amalgamation) but now you have them at Club level that’s how the pigeon game has changed in recent years it is by far more competitive. Asking Wayne how he keeps on par with the competition his answer was endless hard work and introducing a new face or two every year. In this day and age you can not expect your present winning family to keep you to the fore for the next 20 years, you must continuously add to your stock loft. The consistent Philip Boal ( P & J Boal ) who all so races in Dromore and is a cousin of Wayne’s had told me some time ago that Wayne has always had an eye for a good pigeon.

With one National win, one NIPA Open win in 2000 from Tramore and a half brother of the Open winner collecting the RPRA Mileage award 2 years ago for the best average Talbenny and Penzance not forgetting no less than eight 1st Section D wins.
In my own opinion Wayne is setting a very high racing standard within Section D of the NIPA having to take his age into consideration.
No secrets in this loft or special supplements, plain and simple is Wayne’s motto feeding is Henery Beattie’s no bean mixture and nothing added to the water except Garlic 2 or 3 times a week. With Wayne working in the building game the birds are out most mornings at 6.30 or before to enable him to get to his work for 7.30 with the building game coming to life in the Spring/Summer season he is most nights not back in the Garden until after 6.00pm and guess what does the birds before his dinner.

My visit to this fantastic fancier was to see a pigeon that has had a terrific couple of weeks racing within the NIPA and also to add one more fancier to my Section D winning loft profile column within the BHW. A 2 year old Blue cock his best performance last year was a 7th Club from Kilkenny, this year he has had every race finishing 7th Club Mullingar, 1st Club, 1st Section D 7th Open Pilmore Beach and in the NIPA O/B National the following week from Rosscarbery the cock finished 1st Club, 3rd Section 8th Open collecting £490 for his trouble. And not forgetting were talking about thousands and in most cases tens of thousands of pigeons competing on a weekly basis.

Wayne admits his father has been a huge influence to him over the years. Rowan Doonan (Wayne’s father) also races in partnership with John McGuiness (Doonan & McGuinness) in the Dromore West End Club and are themselves no strangers to success . Praise also has to go to Philip Boal who I mentioned earlier in this report Wayne told me that if he did anything wrong or their was advice to be given Philip would be the first to offer.

My congratulations go to this young man on his tremendous achievements so far and I wish him every success for the future.

Some fanciers wait a life time to win their Section or Federation, many never have the feeling of disbelief as wins such as Open’s or National’s, for Wayne Doonan he has done it all. In 1994 he was the youngest ever person at the tender age of 19 racing within the mighty Irish National Flying Club to win a National, that having been the Yearling National from Sennen Cove in Cornwall.

How times have changed Wayne tells me in them days their were a few good consistent fanciers about every Section of the NIPA (Northern Ireland Provincial Amalgamation) but now you have them at Club level that’s how the pigeon game has changed in recent years it is by far more competitive. Asking Wayne how he keeps on par with the competition his answer was endless hard work and introducing a new face or two every year. In this day and age you can not expect your present winning family to keep you to the fore for the next 20 years, you must continuously add to your stock loft. The consistent Philip Boal ( P & J Boal ) who all so races in Dromore and is a cousin of Wayne’s had told me some time ago that Wayne has always had an eye for a good pigeon.

With one National win, one NIPA Open win in 2000 from Tramore and a half brother of the Open winner collecting the RPRA Mileage award 2 years ago for the best average Talbenny and Penzance not forgetting no less than eight 1st Section D wins.
In my own opinion Wayne is setting a very high racing standard within Section D of the NIPA having to take his age into consideration.
No secrets in this loft or special supplements, plain and simple is Wayne’s motto feeding is Henery Beattie’s no bean mixture and nothing added to the water except Garlic 2 or 3 times a week. With Wayne working in the building game the birds are out most mornings at 6.30 or before to enable him to get to his work for 7.30 with the building game coming to life in the Spring/Summer season he is most nights not back in the Garden until after 6.00pm and guess what does the birds before his dinner.

My visit to this fantastic fancier was to see a pigeon that has had a terrific couple of weeks racing within the NIPA and also to add one more fancier to my Section D winning loft profile column within the BHW. A 2 year old Blue cock his best performance last year was a 7th Club from Kilkenny, this year he has had every race finishing 7th Club Mullingar, 1st Club, 1st Section D 7th Open Pilmore Beach and in the NIPA O/B National the following week from Rosscarbery the cock finished 1st Club, 3rd Section 8th Open collecting £490 for his trouble. And not forgetting were talking about thousands and in most cases tens of thousands of pigeons competing on a weekly basis.

Wayne admits his father has been a huge influence to him over the years. Rowan Doonan (Wayne’s father) also races in partnership with John McGuiness (Doonan & McGuinness) in the Dromore West End Club and are themselves no strangers to success . Praise also has to go to Philip Boal who I mentioned earlier in this report Wayne told me that if he did anything wrong or their was advice to be given Philip would be the first to offer.

My congratulations go to this young man on his tremendous achievements so far and I wish him every success for the future.

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Article by: Adie

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