Due to the weather the NIPA race from Penzance was delayed for the second year, as last time the birds were race marked on Saturday evening for a race on Monday. Other Irish Organizations released early but the NIPA delayed released until 10.45am in a Lt North Westerly wind and got a good race although a number of birds were missing on the day. Six x 1st Sect winners fill the Top 6 positions, overall winner the Newry & Dist loft of J J McCabe doing velocity 1330. Their yearling Blue Cheq hen has been named “Champion Leecroft Belter” bred from a Kevin Carlolan Busschart crossed with a Paddy Lue Luc van Coppernolle, both bought at Hospice Sale in Ballyholland 2011. The duplicate Old Bird Classic was won by Jeff Greenaway of Dromore, this loft has raced well all season. As usual we would like the details of all the 1st Sect winners and where possible a photo, either through the club PO or Admin person, or from the winners themselves. To ensure the winners get deserved coverage every club should have a member looking after publicity.
NIPA Penzance Open 814/9,235 –
1-1G J J McCabe Newry & Dist 1330, 2-1F J & R Quinn Killyleagh & Dist 1312, 3-1C D & J Campbell & Bigger Eastway 1306, 4-1A K Carolan Coalisland 1305, 5-1D J Greenaway Dromore 1303, 6-1E B Creaney Portadown & Drumcree 1296, 7-2C J White Muckamore 1296, 8-3C D & J Campbell & Bigger 1293, 9-2E E & M Curran Armagh 1291, 10-3E H Cordner Annaghmore 1291, 11-2D I Donaghy Derriaghy 1290, 12-4E M Milligan & Son Laurelvale 1289, 13-3D J Kelly & Son Dromore 1288, 14-4D M & F Russell Dromore WE 1287, 15-2G S Ogle Drumnavaddy 1283, 16-5E Furphy Bros Lurgan Soc 1283, 17-6E S & N Lester Laurelvale 1282, 18-1B Surgenor Bros 1281, 19-2B W & J Smyth 1279, 20-7E CJ & B Ferris Wilton Cross 1279.
Best in each NIPA Section:
Sect A 67/751 – K Carolan Coalisland 1305, B Morgan Coalisland 1273, S McConnell Dungannon 1272.
Sect B 129/1398 – Surgenor Bros Kells & Dist 1281, W & J Smyth Ballymena 1279, K Carson Crumlin 1279.
Sect C 169/1803 – D & J Campbell & Bigger Eastway 1306, J White Muckamore 1296, D & J Campbell & Bigger 1293.
Sect D 86/1218 – J Greenaway Dromore 1303, I Donaghy Derriaghy 1290, J Kelly & Son Dromore 1288.
Sect E 162/2054 – B Creaney Portadown & Drumcree 1296, E & M Curran Armagh 1291, H Cordner Annaghmore 1291.
Sect F 69/743 – J & R Quinn Killyleagh & Dist 1312, T & C Kilpatrick Killyleagh & Dist 1275, G & P Brown Corrigs 1240.
Sect G 92/1097 – J J McCabe Newry & District 1330, S Ogle Drumnavaddy 1283, N Murtagh Millvale 1271.
Sect H 40/171 – A Hall Omagh & Dist 1218, A Hall 1213, A Hall 1175.
See NIPA Open & Section results.