Three big races in the last week almost completed the young bird racing season, the NIPA had National events from Talbenny and Rosscarbery and the Irish Nat FC held their Annual Grand National from Penzance on Wednesday. The final race from Skibbereen will be flown this weekend for the members of the INFC. Many congratulations to Capper Bros of Bondhill 1st Open NIPA Talbenny Nat, from the same club Malcolm Robinson won 1st Open INFC Penzance and then at the weekend A S McNaghten from Larne & Dist won 1st & 4th Open NIPA in the Rosscarbery Nat.
NIPA Rosscarbery YB Nat 365/3499 –
1-1C A S McNaghten Larne & Dist 1694, 2-2C Crawford & Robinson Larne & Dist 1692, 3-3C D & J Campbell Eastway 1686, 4-4C A S McNaghten 1685, 5-5C A Cooke Ballycarry 1683, 6-6C G & M Atcheson Ligoniel 1683, 7-1D M/M Stevenson Dromora 1683, 8-2D M/M Stevenson 1682, 9-1G Delaney & McCambridge Harmony 1682, 10-3D J Greenaway Dromore 1682, 11-7C Gregg Bros & McCandless Titanic 1680, 12-2G Lyons & Kennedy Hills & Maze 1680, 13-4D I Rollins & Son Hills & Maze 1670, 14-8C D & J Campbell 1670, 15-5D S Grainger & Son Hills & Maze 1668, 16-1E D C & P McArdle Armagh 1668, 17-9C Grattan Bros Eastway 1667, 18-10C Grattan Bros 1667, 19-3G Donnelly Bros Newry City 1667, 20-2E G & P Lavery Hills & Maze 1664.
Muckamore Centre Rosscarbery 9/66 – Thompson Bros Crumlin 1653, Thompson Bros 1653, K Wilkinson & Son New Antrim 1591, Thompson Bros 1570, Thompson Bros 1570, K Wilkinson & Son 1552, G Grant Crumlin 1540, K Wilkinson & Son 1531, T Patterson & Son Muckamore 1504, T Patterson & Son 1445.
Coleraine Centre Rosscarbery – D Dixon Ballymoney 1640, D Dixon 1628, T McCrudden Coleraine & Co Derry 1622, Diamond Bros Coleraine Prem 1581, D Dixon 1574, 1573, 1570, 1566, 1557, J Hutchinson & Son Ballymoney 1547.
Cullybackey Centre Rosscarbery 39/269 – A Darragh Cullybackey 1615, J & M Milliken Rasharkin 1609, W McFetridge Rasharkin 1605, A Darragh 1602, J & M Milliken 1594, Young McManus & Somns Ahoghill 1588, A Darragh 1584, B Swann & Son Kells 1577, R H Clements Harryville 1573, J Ramsey Harryville 1567.
Foyle Centre Rosscarbery – N Doherty Amelia Earhart 1553, N McGrotty Derry & Dist 1476, Devine & Harpur Strabane 1421, R Monteith 1233, P Maxwell Foyle 1172, P Maxwell 1101, J & G Ramsey Derry & Dist 1080, N McGrotty 1068, P Maxwell 1066, S & P Campbell 1005.
The RPRA (Irish Region) details are listed in the recent BHW, all claims by 2nd October. Mileage Awards are as usual – 0-250 Miles, 251-450 Miles, Over 450 Miles, Best Single Bird Performance OB or YB, Young Fancier for any of the above 8-16yrs racing on own. Finally Club Secretary to submit claims for Single Bird Performance Talbenny (2) & Penzance. Application Forms available from Region Secretary with SAE to M/M Reid, 131 North Road, Carrickfergus, Co Antrim. BT38 7QJ.
Claims for all the NIPA Average Cups and various awards must be made inside 14 days from the final race.
UK & ROI Golden Duif Competition – Ace racers should take note of this new competition. With the season now drawing to a close we are sending out entry forms for this year’s UK & ROI Golden Duif Awards. If you would like an entry form please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org and I will reply with it attached. We already have some excellent entries from across the UK and ROI so don’t be left out, very easy to complete.
Secretary of Mid Antrim Combine Willie Reynolds must have all claims and trophies by 30th September. Old Bird Inland Average, Cross Channel Average, Old Bird Ave, B Eagleson Memorial Cup best average Talbenny (1) & (2), Bude and Penzance, Old Bird of the Year, Young Bird Ave, New North Cup best average Bude & Talbenny YB, Combine Average, and Young Bird of the Year.
NIPA Result click here! – Roscarberry-Y-B-Nat-2016
Local reports & Results click here!