The first big race of the old bird season was the Rosscarbery Inland National, due to be flown last Saturday it was delayed for one day due to weather problems, with the convoy liberated in Co Cork on Sunday at 7.45am in a helping South West wind. Overall winner was Owen Markey from the Ballyholland HPS in Newry. A lot of the results will not meet the publication deadlines but the full reports and results are listed as usual at www.pigeonnetwork.com
Rosscarbery Old Bird National 14th May 2017
533 Members sent 5373 birds – Liberated at 7.45am in a light Southwest wind
Sect A 37/347, Sect B 74/678, Sect C 102/1101, Sect D 52/689, Sect E 120/1333, Sect F 37/259, Sect G 50/578, Sect H 41/183.
Rosscarbery Nat Open 533/5373 –
1-1G O Markey Ballyholland 2124, 2-1D I Rollins & Son Hills & Maze 2108, 3-1E G & P Lavery Hills & Maze 2094, 4-1C Bingham & Seaton Ligoniel 2084, 5-2C M/M B McNeilly Doagh & Dist 2083, 6-3C A & N Lewis Doagh & Dist 2078, 7-4C Grattan Bros Eastway 2078, 8-2E A Craig Laurelvale 2075, 9-2D Cromie & Magee & Son Dromara 2071, 10-5C M/M B McNeilly 2067, 11-6C C Campbell & Son Larne & Dist 2065, 12-3D Doonan & McGuinness Dromore 2055, 13-7C Crawford & Robinson Larne & Dist 2053, 14-1B K Glass Windsor Soc 2050, 15-4D J Greenaway Dromore 2048, 16-2B F & G & J Dickey Randalstown 1046, 17-5D J Gregory & Sons Colin 2045, 18-2G R Williamson Newry & Dist 2044, 19-8C A Cooke Ballycarry 2039, 20-9C J Burrows Eastway 2039.
Best in each NIPA Section-
Sect A – Newton & Quinn Coleraine Prem 2015, J Devlin Coalisland 1980, Bond & Diamond Coleraine Prem 1971.
Sect B – K Glass Windsor Soc 2050, F & G & J Dickey Randalstown 2046, J Rock Harryville 2029.
Sect C – Bingham & Seaton Ligoniel 2084, M/M B McNeilly Doagh & Dist 2083, A & N Lewis Doagh & Dist 2078.
Sect D – I Rollins & Son Hills & Maze 2108, Cromie & Magee & Son Dromara 2071, Doonan & McGuinness Dromore 2055.
Sect E – G & P Lavery Hills & Maze 2094, A Craig Laurelvale 2075, D Mawhinney & Son Beechpark Soc 2030.
Sect F – McGimpsey Bros Ards 2007, McComb Bros Killyleagh Cent 2003, McCartan & Woodsides Killyleagh & Dist 2001.
Sect G – O Markey Ballyholland 2124, R Williamson Newry & Dist 2044, Delaney & McCambridge Harmony 3029.
Sect H – G Quinn Strabane 1917, J & G Ramsey Derry & Dist 1895, D Booth Foyle 1869.
It would be appreciated if all NIPA Centres supplied the Top 10 in the Nat & Classic events to be included in race reports. Remember photos as well for all 1st Sect winners.
NIPA Result – Rosscarberry-Old-Bird-National-14th-May-2017
Report & Results by HOMER