It was a perfect day for the final NIPA race from Rosscarbery in County Cork, liberation was at 10.00am in a Lt NW wind. Best East Antrim bird was in Eastway with the high flying D & J Campbell & Bigger recording velocity 1388 to finish 1st Sect C & a good 6th Open NIPA Rosscarbery 407/3,655 plus £450. Next best the top bird into Larne for Beggs & Hall to finish 2nd Sect C & 12th Open NIPA. They were followed by Mr & Mrs George Robinson had the top bird into Carrickfergus finishing 3rd Sect C & 21st Open NIPA. .
NIPA Sect C Rosscarbery 92/818 – D & J Campbell & Bigger Eastway 1388, Beggs & Hall Larne & Dist 1363, M/M G Robinson Carrick Social 1345, J & A Wilson & Sons Doagh & District 1341, McClurkin & McCoubery Ligoniel 1340, M/M G Robinson 1339, G & C Lowry Kingsmoss 1331, Hall & George Carrick Social 1331, M & T Griffith Eastway 1330, Grattan Bros Eastway 1330.
NIPA East Antrim Clubs Rosscarbery National –
Eastway HPS 7/65 – D & J Campbell & Bigger 1388, M & T Griffith 1330, Grattan Bros 1330, D & J Campbell & Bigger 1329, Whiteside Bros 1322, Grattan Bros 1306.
Larne & District HPS 20/204 – Beggs & Hall 1363, A S McNaghten 1318, D & P Harvey 1318, R Maxwell 1316, D & P Harvey 1312, A S McNaghten 1312, R Glass 1308, G K & I Moxham 1308, 1308, D & P Harvey 1297.
Larne’s Top Partnership Does It Again – The NIPA finished off the season with the Young Bird Inland National from Rosscarbery, with 20 Larne & District members sending 204 pigeons. Staying at the top was Larne’s top partnership of Beggs & Hall. Adrian and Loft Manager Marie timed a Van De Brande hen to claim her second win of the season having won from the come-back Tullamore and finishes 2nd Section C 12th Open NIPA Rosscarbery. Breeding again from the formidable partnership of A & R McAuley breeding and the Beggs & Hall racing. Larne 2 Bird Club – 1st R Maxwell, 2nd R Glass. Weekly Sale Bird – 1st Beggs & Hall, 2nd R Maxwell. Young Bird Knock Out – N Ferguson & Son, Young Bird Averages- Crawford & Robinson, Best Average Talbenny & Rosscarbery and Two Bird Average Rosscarbery- D & P Harvey, Combined Inland Averages- A S McNaghten, Combined Averages and Best Average All National Races- B McCammon. Points Cup Winner – Beggs & Hall 142, Crawford & Robinson 123, A S McNaghten 96, D & P Harvey 85, R Mills & Son 64, L & S O’Neill & Sons 60.
Carrick Social 11/80 – M/M G Robinson 1345, 1339, Hall & George 1331, M/M G Robinson 1314, Hall & George 1311, M/M G Robinson 1306, Hall & George 1297, J McIlheron 1296, D & J Armstrong & Son 1289, J McMaw 1277. Top spot and big result for Mr & Mrs George Robinson, 1st, 2nd, 4th and 6th, also winning YB National Sale Bird and the pools.
Doagh & District 9/82 – J & A Wilson & Sons 1341, A & N Lewis 1329, B & M Gilmore 1318, A & N Lewis 1318, J & A Wilson & Sons 1274, F Simpson 1266, B & M Gilmore 1261, S & A Leitch 1231, F Simpson 1227, S & A Leitch 1200. For two weeks on the trot John and Andrea win the club doing velocity 1341. The winners sire has bred 14 x 1st prize winners and it is bred by good friends D & J Campbell & Bigger. The dam is bred by P & J Boal and is Van Herk and she is the dam of 3 x 1sts prizes.
Ligoniel & District – McClurkin & McCoubery 1340, W Wickings 1326, Ed Healy & Son 1322, G & M Atcheson 1321, W Wickings 1316, G & M Atcheson 1305, Ed Heany & Son 1305, W Wickings 1305, W O’Boyle 1302, W Wickings 1288.
Kingsmoss 9/66 – G & C Lowry 1331, J Dawson & Son 1305, G & C Lowry 1304, Knowles & Hill 1301, J Dawson & Son 1290, J & S Graham 1270, P R Wilson 1258, A C McGrugan 1244, Connor Bros 1244, T Lillie 1230. Gerry & Chris collect the Red Card followed by last week’s winners J Dawson & Son who also lift the Nomination. This latest winner is a son of last season’s Rosscarbery OB & TB winners, both sire and dam bred by Harmony Lofts (Ballynahinch).
Ballycarry & District – Andy Cooke 1322, 1322, 1318, 1301.
Ballyclare & District 5/22 – G & R Lawrie 1306, D McClelland 1296, V Thompson 1284, G & R Lawrie 1278, D McClelland 1276, A Thompson 1274, P R Wilson 1258, V Thompson 1207, P R Wilson 1179, A Thompson 1035.
Glenarm & District – McMullan Bros 1248, G McWhirter 1157, McMullan Bros 1108, G McWhirter 1105, 1080, McMullan Bros 1057.
Carrick & District – D McAtamney 1247, T Creighton & Son 1243, Degnan & McKee 1230, T Creighton & Son 1200, S Beattie & Daughters 1150, T Creighton & Son 1135, M/M R Reid 1107, T Creighton & Son 1105, 1102, S Beattie & Daughters 1093.
Kells & Dist HPS have another Social Evening planned to take place in the Dunsilly Hotel, Antrim on Friday 1st November, pay at the door. Prior to the main event the Kells & Dist HPS will present the prizes for the year. More details later.
At the end of the season members need to claim for the various awards, deadline is two weeks after the final race flown last weekend from Rosscarbery, that is on or before Sat 28th September, no late claims will be entertained. Bookings now being taken for tickets to the Annual Ladies Night to be held at the Templeton Hotel in Templepatrick on Friday 8th November. NIPA Secretary Fred Russell has requested that all cups and trophies are returned ASAP, and in a clean condition.
Campbell & Bigger of Eastway, 1st Sect C & 6th Open NIPA Rosscarbery YB National.
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