For the second year the NIPA opening race from Mullingar was topped by a local loft, last season it was T & J McDonald 1st Open for Coleraine Prem and this same bird was well placed again. The Ballymoney loft of J Hutchinson & Son timed their winner at 1.59pm flying 114 miles to record velocity 1685. Liberation of the NIPA in Mullingar was at Noon in a Lt South East wind.
Billy Hutchinson said I have called the bird ‘Patricia’ after my mum. The Blue hen is a 2 year old Hartog raced on Roundabout. Both parents were supplied from Glen Smith of G & S Smith Cookstown. I would also like to thank all the fanciers who texted or rang to congratulate me on my success, well done Billy.
NIPA Open Mullingar 635/15,559 –
1-1B J Hutchinson & Son Ballymoney 1685, 2-1A R McCannWindsor Soc 1683, 3-2B T Scott & Son Windsor Soc 1681, 4-3B J Hutchinson & Son 1679, 5-1H D Booth Foyle 1676, 6-4B T & J McDonald Coleraine Prem 1667, 7-5B Gibson & O’Neill Cullybackey 1667, 8-6B R & J Parke Windsor Soc 1665, 9-7B K Glass Windsor Soc 1663, 10-8B J Connolly Ballymoney 1663, 11-9B J McDowell & Sons Ballymoney 1663, 12-2A Newton & Quinn Coleraine Prem 1662, 13-10B Gibson & O’Neill 1662, 14-2H D Booth 1662, 15-3H D Booth 1662, 16-11B Young McManus & Sons Ahoghill 1660, 17-12B J Connolly 1659, 18-13B D Devenney Ballymoney 1659, 19-3A Hanson & Harpur Coleraine Prem 1658, 20-4A Hanson & Harpur 1658.
Best in each Section:
Sect A 41/1248 – R McCann Windsor Social 1683, Newton & Quinn Coleraine Premier 1662, Hanson & Harpur Coleraine Premier 1658.
Sect B 107/2812 – J Hutchinson & Son Ballymoney 1685, T Scott & Son Windsor Social 1681, J Hutchinson & Son Ballymoney 1679.
Sect C 134/2995 – D & P Harvey Larne & Dist 1637, W McWhirter Larne & Dist 1635, A McNaughton Cushendall 1579.
Sect D 64/1706 – I Rollins & Son Hills & Maze 1547, I Rollins & Son Hills & Maze 1545, D Irvine Harmony 1540.
Sect E 114/2961 – G & P Lavery Hills & Maze 1574, N Weir Loughgall 1562, N Weir Loughgall 1559.
Sect F 53/984 – McGimpsey Bros Ards 1484, McGimpsey Bros Ards 1478, J Orr Ards 1473.
Sect G 47/1545 – Delaney & McCambridge Harmony 1558, M/M G Delaney Dromore 1537, M/M G Delaney Dromore 1526.
Sect H 75/130 – D Booth Foyle 1676, D Booth Foyle 1663, D Booth Foyle 1662.
Photos and some detail on the 1st Sect winners would be appreciated.
Mullingar 08/04/17 – Lib 12.00 – Wind Lt SE
NIPA Open & Sect Result Mullingar O Bird 8th April 2017
NIPA Clubs Mullingar – Mullingar-OB-Club-Results-2017
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