Skibbereen OB Nat - 29/05/18

It was in 1932 that His Majesty King George V presented a new cup to the Irish National Flying Club to be known as The King George V Challenge Cup and was to be awarded to the winner of the OB Grand National.

The 1932 Grand National race was flown from Les Sables at a distance of some 600 miles and the race was won by R Hawthorn from Ligoniel in North Belfast.This race was flown under IHU rules and it was not until 1948 that the Kings Cup was flown under IHU and RPRA rules.The race in 1948 was won by Sammy Robinson from Belfast.

The Irish National Flying Club have a six race programme for the 2018 season which enables its members to compete in the inland Nationals or over the channel at the very highest level. I hope you will enjoy using the website as it will be a source of information through out the season. Good luck to all members competing in this years Nationals. Ronnie Johnston Patron INFC.

The INFC has 2,100 members across Ireland. The 6 Race Programme includes the famous Kings Cup from France. Friendship Nat is also France, Ylr Nat Sennen Cove, YB Nat Penzance and OB and YB Nat from Skibbereen. Numerous other awards including Gold Medal, Hall of Fame Diploma, Triple Championship, Single Bird Challenge, 3 Bird Championship, Merit Awards etc. Results, Reports, Latest News etc. See Website http://www.irishnationalflyingclub.com or http://www.infc.co.uk

Skibbereen OB Nat - 29/05/18

Postby willie reynolds » Sun May 27, 2018 2:21 pm

RESULTS - Please call back for updates

E-Mail all results to homerbhw@gmail.com

The Top 5 in each Section should send bird info and a photo if possible to Willie Reynolds PO.


Skibbereen Old Bird Inland National - Sponsored by Bamfords Top Flight

Provisional top five in each section. (Subject to change).

South Section - 1 P. J. Nangle Carlow & District 1308, 2 D. Begley Carlow & District 1259, 3 S. O’Hara Monasterevin R.P.C 1258, 4 J. Hamilton & Sons Leinster Premier 1256, 5 P. Quirke Wexford North & South 1255.

Middle Section - 1 D. Tierney Sarsfield R.P.C. 1264, 2 D. Tierney Sarsfield R.P.C. 1250, 3 Keegan & Darling Donnycarney R.P.C. 1238, 4 G. Cully Finglas R.P.C. 1237, 5 McCabe & Byrne Dublin North County 1232.

North Section - 1 Ronnie Williamson Newry & District 1226, 2 Mark Maguire & Son Millvale 1224.5, 3 Jeff Greenaway Dromore 1224.4, 4 I. Rollins & Son Hillsborough & Maze 1218, 5 D. Mawhinney & Son Beech Park 1213.1.

Wicklow Station Skibbereen – P Quirke 1255, B Cullimore 1247, A Duffy 1217, S Leonard & De Ridder 1213, 1212, T Moorehouse 1211, R Fewings 1211, S Leonard & De Ridder 1196, B Cullimore 1177, P Quirke 1174.

Balbriggan Station Skibbereen – Keegan & Darling 1238, George Cully 1237, McCabe & Byrne 1232, McCabe & Byrne 1216, Liam Donnelly 1198, Keegan & Darling 1188, Tommy Nelson 1183, Josh Reilly 1179, Josh Reilly 1179, Gerry O’Mara & Family 1175, D Rainey 1174, Gerry O’Mara & Family 1157, McCabe & Byrne 1152, McCabe & Byrne 1151, J Hanley & Mthr 1151, Liam Donnelly 1148, Stafet Duran 1145, M/M J McMahon 1142, C K Emmett & Sons 1138, Jos Reilly 1135.

Muckamore Station Skibbereen – D Dixon Ballymoney 1206, J Ward Fortfield 1183, S & A Leitch Doagh & Dist 1183, G & R Lawrie Ballyclare 1175, G & R Lawrie 1170, G & R Lawrie 1166, S & A Leitch 1164, McMurray & Anderson Ligoniel 1160, J Braniff Fortfield 1159, D Dixon 1153.

Mid Antrim Combine Skibbereen – D Dixon Rasharkin 1206, J & M Milliken Rasharkin 1155, D Dixon 1153, 1145, J & M Milliken 1116, J Millar Randalstown 1107, D Dixon 1101, W Ramsey Ballymena 1071, M Graham Ballymena 1063, D Dixon 1047, 1039, 1013, 1005. Additional velocities required for this result.

INFC Club Results Skibbereen

Carlow & District – P J Nangle 1308, Donal Begley 1259, 1252, 1247, 1241, 1204, P J Nangle 1194, Donal Begley 1174.
Sarsfield RPS – D Tierney 1264, 1250.
Monasterevin RPC – Shane O’Hara 1258, 1218, 1196, 1190, 1183.
Wexford North & South – Packie Quirke 1255, B Cullimore 1247, 1177, Packie Quirke 1174.
Leinster Premier Championship – J Hamilton & Son 1247, 1206, 1205, John Power 1205, 1202.
Donnycarney – Keegan & Darling 1238, 1188, 1121, G Daly & Son 1118, Keegan & Darling 1114.
Finglas – George Cully 1237, Liam Donnelly & Son 1198, 1148, C K Emmett & Sons 1138, Liam Donnelly & Son 1105, George Cully 1098.
Dublin North County RPC – McCabe & Byrne 1232, 1216, 1152, 1151, 1120, 1120, 1119, 1089.
Newry & District – Ron Williamson 1226, Ron McKelvey 1192, John F McCabe & Son 1188, Ron McKelvey 1148, Ron Williamson 1148, John F McCabe & Son 1147, G Hughes & Son 1146, Ron Williamson 1144, G Hughes & Son 1135, John F McCabe & Son 1133, Ron Williamson 1111, 1106.
Millvale – Mark Maguire & Son 1224, Donnelly Bros 1203, Noel Murtagh 1190, B Havern 1177, Mal Maguire & Son 1162, 1122, Mark Maguire & Son 1107, Gary Murphy1103.
Dromore HPS – Jeff Greenaway 1224, J Vage & Son 1209, Jeff Greenaway 1205, 1186, 1149, P & J Boal 1146, 1146, 1142, J Kelly & Sons 1125, 1125, P & J Boal 1119, J Kelly & Sons 1115, Jeff Greenaway 1114, Brown & Shaw 1113, P & J Boal 1111, J Vage & Son 1108.
Barrow Valley RPC – Corcoran & Keegan 1220.
Hillsborough & Maze – I Rollins & Son 1218, Lyons & Kennedy 1189, I Rollins & Son 1141, 1124.
Wicklow South Road – A Duffy 1217.
Arklow United RPC – Leonard, De Ridder & Calio 1213, 1212, 1196, 1173.
Beechpark Social – D Mawhinney & Son 1213, Dando & Bennett 1145, K Downey 1107, D Mawhinney & Son 1102.
Wheatfield – J & D Braniff 1213, 1167, 1113.
Rathnew 4/50 – T & T Moorehouse & G/sons 1211, R FEwings 1211, Gregory Bros 1167, 1167, R Fewings 1155, Gregory Bros 1152.
Ballymoney HPS 7/75 – D Dixon 1206, 1153, 1145, L Neill 1124, D Dixon 1101, J Hutchinson & Son 1086, D & H Stuart 1079, D Dixon 1047, 1039, 1013, 1005.
Newbridge RPC – C & D Farrell 1205, 1118.
Ballylesson – John Patterson 1205.
Annaghmore – W G Neill 1200, P Boyd 1175, T McClean 1158, 1118, W G Neill 1113, G Buckley & Son 1106.
Fortfield – J Ward & Son 1193, J Braniff 1159.
Wilton Cross – C & J & B Ferris 1193, G Douglas 1175, C & J & B Ferris 1146, 1141, 1129, T Fitzpatrick 1127, W Millar 1115, T Furphy 1109.
Corrigs 4/25 - G & P Brown 1190, Toner Bros 1079, Benson Bros 1077, Sam Brown 625, 477.
Barrow Valley RPC – Damien Maher 1188, 1173.
Three Counties RPC – T & S McNally 1187, T & E Kelly 1180.
Edgarstown HPS 4/60 - M Hughes 1187, R Bell & Sons 1171, P Hope 1152, R Bell & Sons 1148, R Bell & Sons 1140, M Hughes 1081. Well done Mark on your first win of the season, also to all in result.
Colin HPS – J Gregory & Sons 1185, 1115.
Doagh & District HPS – S & A Leitch 1183, 1164.
Ballymun – Tom Nelson 1183.
Lagan Valley – Kennedy & Lyons 1183, T & K Mawhinney 1176, Kennedy & Lyons 1164, T & K Mawhinney 1164, Spence Bros 1158, 1153, T & K Mawhinney 1150, Kennedy & Lyons 1150, Spence Bros 1134, Spence Bros 1107, Kennedy & Lyons 1104.
Glenavy & District – Ian Gibb & Sons 1181, 1159, D Coulter 1155, D Scott 1105.
Harmony HPS – Doonan & McGuinness 1181, 1172, 1124, 1116.
Ballyclare & District – G & R Lawrie 1176, 1170, 1166, 1151, R Duddy 1113.
Armagh HPS – J Campbell 1176, G & A Campbell 1167, D C & P McArdle 1166, J Campbell 1155, I Parkes & Son 1143, G & A Campbell 1134, D C & P McArdle 1130, G & A Campbell 1106.
Kildonagh RPC – G O’Mara & Family 1175, 1157, 1127.
Trim RPC – Des Rainey 1174, Thorpe, Ward, McMorrow 1126, 1104, 1104.
Lurgan Soc ial – Ronnie Higginson 1173, 1160, J Douglas & Son 1138, 1136, J Curran 1117, J Douglas & Son 1110, J Curran 1109, Ronnie Higginson 1108.
Edgarstown – R Bell & Sons 1171, P Hope 1152, R Bell & Sons 1140.
Banbridge – Mick Conlon & Sons 1170.
Andersonstown – Johnston Bros 1167, 1137, P & K Braniff 1130, T Kearney 1118, Johnston Bros 1110, 1104.
Sallynoggin - Ray Matthews 1166, 1130, Stephen Cunningham & Sons 1103, Stephen Cunningham, Stephen Cunningham, Brady & Burton. This week’s race was the INFC Skibbereen Nat, and this week’s winner is Ray Matthews. Ray clocked a cracking little 2 year old blue hen to win 1st club, this hen has scored from the YB Nat INFC and gets her win today. Her nest-mate has also won and is a very consistent pigeon so a good pair of nest-mates with 3 wins and a lot of other cards between them She is bred from Rays Jansen/Verheye family who have won well for Ray for the past 20 years a fantastic family of pigeons. Rays pigeon in 2nd club today is a Lambrecht cock flown on widowhood Rays winning hen is also flown on widowhood. Well done Ray that’s now 6 wins from 7 races so far, fantastic season you are having, also well done to all in result. Jamie Kelly PO.
Blackwatertown WE – Joe Brown 1166, Collins & Douglas 1122, Joe Brown 1115, 1113, Collins & Douglas 1110, Joe Brown 1104.
Dromara – McKinstry Bros 1165, 1152, N Edgar & Son 1149, M/M Stevenson 1141, McKinstry Bros 1137, A Bradley 1131, M/M Stevenson 1128.
Gilford & District – Rafferty & Toman 1163, C & H Beattie 1158, Rafferty & Toman 1151, 1121, C & H Beattie 1111, 1106.
Ballyholland – C O’Hare & Son 1161, Sands & Rice 1151, Owen Markey 1148, 1146, Sands & Rice 1136, C O’Hare & Son 1132. .
Bondhill Social – B & A Beattie 1160, Capper Bros 1137, M Robinson 1137, John Greenaway 1131, Capper Bros 1117, B & A Beattie 1106.
Ligoniel & District – McMurray & Anderson 1160, Bingham & Seaton 1143, 1140, Jason Smyth 1107, 1103.
Rasharkin & District – J & M Milliken 1155, 1137, 1116.
Belmont RPC – D & L Jackson & Daughters 1153.
Eastway – D McElhone 1153, M & T Griffith 1151, Grattan Bros 1149, J Burrows 1134, G McKenna 1123, D & J Campbell 1108, Grattan Bros 1107, 1105, D McElhone 1103.
West Belfast – J Lindores Son & Nicholson 1152, J Morrison & Partners 1141, 1141, J Lindores Son & Nicholson 1136, 1120, McAuley, Kell, Gibson & Tosh 1118.
Markethill – M McDowell & Son 1152.
Dublin North East RPC – J Hanley & Mother 1151, 1130, 1119.
Laurelvale – Dowey Bros 1149, G & C Topley 1121, 1120, John Downey 1112, G & C Topley 1105.
Crumlin & District – George Grant 1148, Thompson Bros 1136, P McGarrity 1123.
Cullybackey HPS – Sammy Steele 1147, A Darragh 1106.
Drumnavaddy Inv HPS 6/88 – N Smyth 1145, McGrath & McParland 1142, T McKinstry 1129, E McAlinden & Sons 1108, T McKinstry 1106, 1105. Well done Norman.
Blanchardstown RPC – S Duran 1145, Stephen Finlay 1095.
Grosvenor HPS – J & J McAlorum 1145, P & K McCarthy 1131.
Newtownkilppeddar – Jason Byrne 1144, E Kennedy & Son 1067, J Byrne 1061, 1050, 999, 994.
Balbriggan 13/101 – M/M J McMahon 1142, M & U Gorman 1046, M/M J McMahon 1033, E & J Campbell 1010, M/M J McMahon 992, E & J Campbell 990. WELL done Jackie and Moire, great FLYING!!
Naas RPC – T McLoughlin 1142, 1141, B Cully 1130.
Kells & Diatrict HPS – George McDowell 1137.
Kingswood – W & R Evans & Leahy 1132, 1107.
Newtownbreda – T Marshall & Son 1132.
Greenhills – N & N Smith 1132.
Skerries – P Rock & Son 1124, 1109.
Derriaghy – W Ringland & Son 1122.
Ballynahinch HPS – Cromie & Magee & Son 1122, 1106.
Portadown & Drumcree RPC 1120.
Crossgar – G Adair 1119.
Bray South End 4/16 - McCann & Whelan 1118, McCann & Whelan, Harris Bros, Harris Bros, Robert Reilly, Fitzgerald & Reilly. McCann & Whelan take the red card today on a stiff day well done everyone - Harris bros take the Noms.
Coleraine Premier HPS – J L Madden 1117, 1103.
Clontarf RPC – W Kelly 1116.
Lisburn & District – Ian Donaghy 1108.
Loughgall – Sam Corrigan 1108.
Randalstown HPS – John Millar 1107.
Monaghan HPS – James Graham 1105, W Walker 1104, P McFadden 1084, W J McBride & Son 1081, Cooney Bros 1062, J Graham 1034.
Dervock RPS 4/37 – J Hutchinson & Son 1086, D & H Stuart 1079, J Hutchinson & Son 993, D & H Stuart 961, 922.
Ballymena & District 4/46 – W Ramsey 1071, M Graham 1063, B Ramsey 950, G Bell 941. Billy Ramsey had the Ballymena and Dist winner from the Skibbereen National. His yearling black cock from Tom Marshall stock was sent driving his hen to lay. Boyne Valley RPC - B & P Emmett 1005.



Skibbereen Liberation.
Posted on May 29, 2018
Tuesday 29th May 2018.

Skibbereen Old Bird Inland National

Sponsored by Bamfords Top Flight.

392 members have entered 3588 pigeons and are competing for £13,440.00 pools and prize money.

The pigeons have been released at 08.30am wind at the release site was a light Northerly.

Our next update will be this evening..


Skibbereen Old Bird Inland National Race marking
Posted on May 27, 2018
Update Sunday 27th May @ 14:30

Skibbereen Old Bird Inland National

Sponsorded by Bamfords Top Flight.

Race marking will take place as planned on Monday 28th May times as printed in the race entry form booklet for a possible release on Tuesday
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Re: Skibbereen OB Nat - 29/05/18

Postby willie reynolds » Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:07 pm

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IRISH NATIONAL FLYING CLUB - SKIBBEREEN OB INLAND NATIONAL

The first of the 6 races organized by the Irish National Flying Club was held on Tuesday 29th May from Skibbereen in County Cork. Overall 392 members sent 3,588 birds to compete for £13,442 in pools and prizemoney, down on the season previous. Liberation was at 8.30am in a Lt Northerly wind and the early birds made good time as usual. The race was sponsored once again by Bamfords Top Flight and we are very grateful to them for their continued sponsorship. The race took the same format as previous few years with the Ronnie Johnston Challenge Cup and Diploma awarded to the Overall winner and the Gerald Delaney Trophy awarded to the best velocity of the other two sections. The winner of 1st Section with the lowest winning velocity will receive a coveted INFC Diploma.

There are no INFC Open positions for the Skibbereen Nationals but prizes are allocated to the three sections. As the result is divided into 3 sections I intend to cover the Top 5 in the three sections in this article as has been past practice. Race winner and 1st South Sect was won by P J Nangle of Carlow & District recording velocity 1308, 1st North Sect was Ronnie Williamson from Newry & Dist 1226 and 1st Middle Sect was Derek Tierney of the Sarsfield RPC in Dublin 1264. P J Nangle wins 2 bags of mixture with 3 bags each going to R Williamson NIPA, J Ward & Son Ulster Fed, J Patterson East Down Combine, T & T Moorehouse & Grandson ECF, P Quirke SLF and D Tierney ISRF. Homers Odyssey will feature Centre Results, Combine & Fed Results and Club Results.

1st South Sect & 1st Open INFC P J Nangle, Carlow & District – Vel 1308 flying 133 miles winning £220 and the Ronnie Johnston Challenge Cup

This yearling Blue hen is a Louis Cooreman and is bred from pigeons that PJ Nangle purchased at one of Bob Fenech's sales in Dublin. She is named after PJ's daughter. She was a very good racing hen having previously won 1st Club, 1st Fed, 1st Sect C and 12th Open IHU Nat FC Barleycove Young Bird National. PJ is a huge supporter of the INFC and has been, since he started in pigeons many years ago, often travelling to the marking station in Lisburn on his own with just a couple of birds.

Nowadays he brings all of the pigeons from our area to Lisburn and is the most reliable person one could ask for, organising the pick-up of the birds, making sure the lads have their race sheets filled in properly and even getting the correct sterling draft to cover the cost of all the bird's entered, which must be a huge convenience for the marking station official's, then returning clocks, envelopes, and baskets to each member. Well said Francis Martin Corcoran.

We would just like to express the grateful thanks of the INFC members in the Carlow area for the work PJ puts into the INFC on our behalf to ensure that we all can participate in National racing with the INFC, and finally, to congratulate him on his win yesterday.

2nd South Sect D Begley, Carlow & District – Vel 1259 flying 132 miles winning £80

From the same club Donal was to finish runner-up in Carlow & Dist, runner-up South Sect and 3rd Open overall. In the South Sect the loft was also placed 6th, 11th and 12th for a good card. The lofts first bird a yearling Blue cock was from a Janssen Blue hen from Les Green of Manchester paired to a Blue Pied Soontjen cock from Sean Milligan & Daughter from NI. He was flying Widowhood and feeding was Natural as supplied by Sheldon Leonard of Arklow.

3rd South Sect S O’Hara, Monasterevin RPC – Vel 1258 flying 124 miles winning £60

Shane O’Hara had the big early bird in Monasterevin RPC the Blue yearling hen was bred from his best stock. Dam a Van Reet cross won 1st Fed , 2nd IHU Nat FC, & 2nd Section in 2015 and the sire was a Willy Tass bird bred for stock. Other positions won in Skibbereen National includes 4th, 20th, 44th , 51st, and 60th. Another good all round team performance, well done Shane.

4th South Sect J Hamilton & Sons, Leinster Premier CC – Vel 1256 flying 115 miles winning £41

Jimmy Hamilton is a tireless worker for the sport in his own area of competition and enjoys the top racing provided by the INFC. Jimmy's birds bloodlines is a Steffan Lambrecht. Its sire was bred by Steffan Lambrecht and its mother is also a Steffan Lambrecht bred by John Ruttenburg from Baarn in Holland, without doubt he has the best of this bloodline. Jimmy also had another bird that was 10th Open in this race. This pigeon is another Steffan Lambrecht. Sire was bred by John Ruttenburg and its dam was bred by Robin Van Leuven from Berlaar in Belgium.

5th South Sect Patrick Quirke, Wexford North & South – Vel 1255 flying 130 miles winning £28

Packie timed a Blue Ch 2 year old hen, 1st in Wexford North & South and the top bird in the South Leinster Fed. Sire Karel Boeckx from ace flyer Terry Kehoe of Wexford and the dam was also sourced in Wexford from Robbie Smyth, a Staf Van Reet. The Cheq hen was 2nd Open Skibbereen National 2016 Young Bird national and was not raced in 2017. 7th Club Barleycove on 19/6/18. Maybe one just to keep for Skibbereen.

1st & 2nd Middle Sect D Tierney, Sarsfield RPC – Vel 1264 and 1250 flying 174 miles winning £601 and the Gerald Delaney Trophy for the Best Vel in the Sect not winning the Open

The winner of the Middle Section and a coveted Gerald Delaney Trophy is Derek Tierney racing with the Sarsfield club in Dublin. Derek has had a terrific Young Bird season last time winning 5 out of 11 races in the highly competitive Sarsfield RPC. Derek is the proverbial small loft fancier with just a 20ft loft to house all his birds, and only keeps three pairs of stock pigeons. This Blue hen was bred by Kevin Rooney, Son & Daughter from Annalong in Co Down from their Hereman Ceusters stock. The sire is a full brother to their No 1 Ceusters hen while the sire is a full bother of ‘De Jan’, while the dam is a granddaughter of ‘De Jan’. This blue hen has previously been 11th Club (840 birds), & 46th ISRF (9,000 birds) and 3rd Club (741 birds), & 22nd Fed (9,000 birds). Derek has named his section winner ‘Pearl’s Angel’ after his mother-in-law who sadly died three years ago.

A delighted Derek said - Want to thank the lads for breeding me the hen that won again yesterday from Skibbreen National that’s 2 x 1st Middle Section wins back to back 10th National,and 2nd National this time. I would also like to thank Brian Brady and Fourmla 1 Lofts for supplying the sire and dam of the 2nd hen yesterday what a pair these are turning out to be the nest-mate of the 2nd bird is Frill Pearl, 5th Best young bird ISRF 2017. It has 1st Club, 1st section C, 6th Open Barleycove and 2nd Club, 2nd Section C, 7th Fed Thurles. Thanks again lads Derek Tierney.

3rd Middle Sect P Keegan & L Darling, Donnycarney – Vel 1238 flying 179 miles winning £218
The first bird is a 2 year old hen, as a yearling was 95th Skibbereen National 2017 along with some good Fed and Club positions. This year she was 7th in the IHU Nat FC from Valencia. 9 days before the Skibbereen National. Where she came to top the station and take 13th place. My second bird finished 53rd is from my friend Ian Vernon crossed with Apollo from Sean Hunts lines. Paul Keegan.

The winners of last year’s Skibbereen Old Bird National were Paul Keegan and Luke Darling from the Donnycarney club in Dublin who have been racing together for 15 years. Paul is a Vice-President of the Irish Honing Union and also served on the INFC committee for eight years, while Luke is secretary of the Northside club. It’s good to see two men who put so much into the sport get something out of it. Well placed again after winning the event in 2017.

4th Middle Sect G Cully, Finglas RPC – Vel 1237 flying 177 miles winning £166

George Cully timed a Vandenabeele, parents from Grogan and Kearns of Finglas rpc. My good friend Tomas gifted me the sire and I myself purchased the dam back in 2012. She has also had a first 1st Club, 15th Fed 9,842 birds, and a 2nd Club, 21st Fed 7,561 birds, good consistent racer in a big club in Dublin.

5th Middle Sect McCabe & Byrne, Dublin North County RPC – Vel 1232 flying 180 miles winning £142
Bird was sourced from partners in the North of Ireland, it is a Stephaan Lambrecht blue hen and was bred by Gibb and Byrne of Lisburn, they have some of the very best. Henry Byrne is based at Sandyhill Stud in Dublin, big chief in the ISRF and can auction a bird as well.

1st North Sect R Williamson, Newry & Dist – Vel 1226 flying 219 miles winning £350 INFC Diploma for 1st Sect with Lowest Winning Velocity

Ron times another in a top winning line, Blue Cheq w/f hen was timed at 13.44hrs best bird in the Banbridge Centre and 1st North Section flying 219 miles. Since starting to race on his own after leaving the Bertie Fletcher set up in Portadown he has broken all the records with the number of wins in the Mighty NIPA into Bondhill, now getting nicely set up in Newry at the NI Border.

2nd North Sect Mark Maguire & Son, Millvale – Vel 1224 flying 217 miles winning £600

Another top racer in Newry, Mark Maguire & Son from Millvale have had great success over the last number of years and this time just behind the North Sect winner Ron Williamson.

3rd North Sect J Greenaway, Dromore HPS – Vel 1224 flying 235 miles winning £250

This yearling hen was 6th Sect D & 16th Open NIPA Rosscarberry YB National 2017, add to that 3rd in the North Sect in the OB Skibbereen and probably more to come. Jeff Greenaway is usually there when the Dromore HPS results turn up, highest prize-winner for many, many years and without doubt the man to beat.

4th North Sect I Rollins & Son, Hillsborough & Maze – Vel 1218 flying 240 miles winning £200

The bird in question was bred by my good friend Stephen Fegan (Fegan & McAdorey) from the Abbey Social club in Balfast formerly known as the Alexandra HPS in the Ulster Fed. The sire and the dam are both 1st Fed Open Winners for Stevie, in fact the sire has 3 x 1sts and has also bred a 1st Fed Open winner as well. The Sire is a direct Belgium bird, bred by Fabian Peters and the Dam was purchased from Gerald Delaney of the Oroory Hill Stud in Dromore. Birds are raced Roundabout and are trained by Joe Brown of Lurgan whom I would like to thank. This bird achieved 32nd Section with 2667 birds competing from Gowran Park earlier in the season. My birds have now won 8 x 1st Sections in less than a season and a half, plus I've finished runner-up 7 times as well. Last season the loft achieved against top competition Old Bird Section D Fancier of the Year. Well done Clyde.

5th North Sect D Mawhinney & Son, Beechpark Social – Vel 1213 flying 235 miles winning £124
Slate Cock GB15B08813 a very consistent racer for me although a previous winner before winning 1st Club, 5th North Section with the INFC. He is raced on a basic widowhood system keeping everything simple, although rested before going to Skibbereen owing to the very warm weather. The sire and dam were bred by Syndicate Lofts for my long-time friend Jack Walker from Cannock, indeed Jack has supplied many top performance pigeons not only for myself by many other fanciers. Jack actually loaned me the parents of this cock. The Sire of 08813 is of “Galveston & Sabina” the Dam is of “Hollywood & Andrea”. These lines have raced very well for me over the years crossed with my old "Glendi" line. Long standing Treasurer having now retired from the port will have more time to sort the racing, good result from Skibbereen.

The INFC Committee are grateful once again for all the help at the race marking, and also all those involved in the various Clock Centres across Ireland, every little bit of help is appreciated. On a personal note thanks to all those who supplied text and photos for this report or helped in any other way. The more info we get the better job can be done, any little snips, details of the bird itself plus info on the sire and dam. Any awards won previous, how long in the birds etc.

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PJ Nangle from Carlow & District, 2nd South Sect 2017 and 1st South Sect & 1st Open 2018

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Montage of PJ Nangle's 1st Open Winner “Caoimhe” photo by Thomas Hore.

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Montage of PJ Nangle's 3 x 1st Open Nat winners photo by Thomas Hore.

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Donal Begley from Carlow & District 2nd South Sect Skibbereen.

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Shane O’Hara from Monasterevin RPC holding his winner of 3rd South Section Skibbereen.

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Jimmy Hamilton from the Leinster Premier CC holding his 4th South Sect Skibbereen.

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Packie Quirke from Wexford North & South holding his 5th South Sect Skibbereen bird , with his daughter Caitlin.

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“Pearls Angel” 1st Middle Sect Skibbereen 2017 & 2018 for Derek Tierney of Sarsfield RPC in Dublin. Photo Eddie Barry.

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Paul Keegan & Luke Darling from Donnycarney, Skibbereen Nat winners in 2017 and this time 3rd in the Middle Section. Two more super workers for the sport.

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This bird for George Cully of the Finglas RPC in Dublin finished 4th Middle Sect from Skibbereen.

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Ronnie Williamson from Newry & District, best in Banbridge Centre and 1st North Sect

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Cheq w/f yearling hen raced by Ron Williamson 1st North Sect Skibbereen flying 219 miles.

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Mark Maguire from Millvale in Newry, 2nd North Section Skibbereen.

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Jeffrey Greenaway from Dromore in County Down and the vast number of awards won last season.

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I Rollins & Son from Hills & Maze finished 4th North Sect from Skibbereen.

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Davy Mawhinney from Beechpark Social , holding his 5th North Sect Skibbereen winner.
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Re: Skibbereen OB Nat - 29/05/18

Postby willie reynolds » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:41 am

Having returned for the third time as PO of the Irish Nat FC, a lot has changed since I was first involved when Allan McDonald was Secretary, we have all the Social Media now and almost everyone has a Mobile Phone. For a number of years we have sent contributions to various websites including www.pigeonnetwork.com which we now own and over the last few years I have updated the site first established by Maurice Alexander to cover the History of the INFC and that site www.irishnationalflyingclub.com is now linked to our own www.pigeonnetwork.com
It was moved about a year ago but still needs a lot of updates done, something I work on when time is available and recently has been set in wordpress which will enable me to edit with ease. Within www.pigeonnetwork.com we have a Forum and a Board there is set up for the INFC, lots of news and results there as well.

Over and above the Top 10 Race Reports I have been listing as many results that were available, from Centre, Feds & Combines and then the list of Club Results which gives a more detailed picture of complete results. Photos are a lot easier done and delivered now, no more waiting on the postman, and I can also gather a lot of info from Facebook. If you have anything at all past or present send it to me to be listed in any of the above. Any photos missed first time around will be added here in this additional report covering all the lofts in Ireland. E-Mail all results and photos to homerbhw@gmail.com

INFC Skibbereen Old Bird Inland National - Sponsored by Bamfords Top Flight

South Section - 1 P. J. Nangle Carlow & District 1308, 2 D. Begley Carlow & District 1259, 3 S. O’Hara Monasterevin R.P.C 1258, 4 J. Hamilton & Sons Leinster Premier 1256, 5 P. Quirke Wexford North & South 1255.

Middle Section - 1 D. Tierney Sarsfield R.P.C. 1264, 2 D. Tierney Sarsfield R.P.C. 1250, 3 Keegan & Darling Donnycarney R.P.C. 1238, 4 G. Cully Finglas R.P.C. 1237, 5 McCabe & Byrne Dublin North County 1232.

North Section - 1 Ronnie Williamson Newry & District 1226, 2 Mark Maguire & Son Millvale 1224.5, 3 Jeff Greenaway Dromore 1224.4, 4 I. Rollins & Son Hillsborough & Maze 1218, 5 D. Mawhinney & Son Beech Park 1213.1.

Wicklow Station Skibbereen – P Quirke 1255, B Cullimore 1247, A Duffy 1217, S Leonard & De Ridder 1213, 1212, T Moorehouse 1211, R Fewings 1211, S Leonard & De Ridder 1196, B Cullimore 1177, P Quirke 1174.

Balbriggan Station Skibbereen – Keegan & Darling 1238, George Cully 1237, McCabe & Byrne 1232, McCabe & Byrne 1216, Liam Donnelly 1198, Keegan & Darling 1188, Tommy Nelson 1183, Josh Reilly 1179, Josh Reilly 1179, Gerry O’Mara & Family 1175, D Rainey 1174, Gerry O’Mara & Family 1157, McCabe & Byrne 1152, McCabe & Byrne 1151, J Hanley & Mthr 1151, Liam Donnelly 1148, Stafet Duran 1145, M/M J McMahon 1142, C K Emmett & Sons 1138, Jos Reilly 1135.

Muckamore Station Skibbereen – D Dixon Ballymoney 1206, J Ward Fortfield 1183, S & A Leitch Doagh & Dist 1183, G & R Lawrie Ballyclare 1175, G & R Lawrie 1170, G & R Lawrie 1166, S & A Leitch 1164, McMurray & Anderson Ligoniel 1160, J Braniff Fortfield 1159, D Dixon 1153.

NIPA Skibbereen OB (INFC) – Ron Williamson Newry & District 1226, Mark Maguire & Son Millvale 1224.5, Jeff Greenaway Dromore 1224.4, I. Rollins & Son Hillsborough & Maze 1218, D. Mawhinney & Son Beech Park 1213, J & D Braniff Wheatfield 1213, J Vage & Son Dromore HPS 1209, D Dixon Ballymoney 1206, J Greenaway 1205, Donnelly Bros Millvale 1203.

East Coast Federation Skibbereen (INFC) – T & T Moorehouse & Grandson Rathnew 1211, R Fewings Rathnew 1211, R Matthews Sallynoggin 1166, M/M J McMahon Balbriggan 1142, R Matthews 1130, P Rock & Son Skerries 1124, P Rock & Son 1109, S Cunningham & Sons Sallynoggin 1103.

Mid Antrim Combine Skibbereen – D Dixon Rasharkin 1206, J & M Milliken Rasharkin 1155, D Dixon 1153, 1145, J & M Milliken 1116, J Millar Randalstown 1107, D Dixon 1101, W Ramsey Ballymena 1071, M Graham Ballymena 1063, D Dixon 1047, 1039, 1013, 1005. Additional velocities required for this result.

Race winner and 1st South Sect was won by P J Nangle of Carlow & District recording velocity 1308, 1st North Sect was Ronnie Williamson from Newry & Dist 1226 and 1st Middle Sect was Derek Tierney of the Sarsfield RPC in Dublin 1264. P J Nangle wins 2 bags of mixture with 3 bags each going to R Williamson NIPA, J Ward & Son Ulster Fed, J Patterson East Down Combine, T & T Moorehouse & Grandson ECF, P Quirke SLF and D Tierney ISRF.

Danny Dixon from the Ballymoney HPS was best in the Muckamore Station, good result for one of the long flyers, he has topped the Coleraine Centre in the NIPA races on many occasions. Having been installed as President of Mid Antrim Combine he can celebrate another big result from Skibbereen, he has previously won 1st Open in the YB Nat Skibbereen. Joe Ward from Fortfield HPS in Belfast timed 'The Foreman' to win 1st Ulster Federation , 13th North Section and next best in Muckamore Station. Old Hand John Patterson from Ballylesson has won a few races from Skibbereen in his time racing, he has best bird in the East Down Combine. The Moorehouse team from Rathnew are best in the East Coast Fed (Dublin), former winners of the Kings Cup.

INFC Club Results Skibbereen

Carlow & District – P J Nangle 1308, Donal Begley 1259, 1252, 1247, 1241, 1204, P J Nangle 1194, Donal Begley 1174.
Sarsfield RPS – D Tierney 1264, 1250.
Monasterevin RPC – Shane O’Hara 1258, 1218, 1196, 1190, 1183.
Wexford North & South – Packie Quirke 1255, B Cullimore 1247, 1177, Packie Quirke 1174.
Leinster Premier Championship – J Hamilton & Son 1247, 1206, 1205, John Power 1205, 1202.
Donnycarney – Keegan & Darling 1238, 1188, 1121, G Daly & Son 1118, Keegan & Darling 1114.
Finglas – George Cully 1237, Liam Donnelly & Son 1198, 1148, C K Emmett & Sons 1138, Liam Donnelly & Son 1105, George Cully 1098.
Dublin North County RPC – McCabe & Byrne 1232, 1216, 1152, 1151, 1120, 1120, 1119, 1089.
Newry & District – Ron Williamson 1226, Ron McKelvey 1192, John F McCabe & Son 1188, Ron McKelvey 1148, Ron Williamson 1148, John F McCabe & Son 1147, G Hughes & Son 1146, Ron Williamson 1144, G Hughes & Son 1135, John F McCabe & Son 1133, Ron Williamson 1111, 1106.
Millvale – Mark Maguire & Son 1224, Donnelly Bros 1203, Noel Murtagh 1190, B Havern 1177, Mal Maguire & Son 1162, 1122, Mark Maguire & Son 1107, Gary Murphy1103.
Dromore HPS – Jeff Greenaway 1224, J Vage & Son 1209, Jeff Greenaway 1205, 1186, 1149, P & J Boal 1146, 1146, 1142, J Kelly & Sons 1125, 1125, P & J Boal 1119, J Kelly & Sons 1115, Jeff Greenaway 1114, Brown & Shaw 1113, P & J Boal 1111, J Vage & Son 1108.
Barrow Valley RPC – Corcoran & Keegan 1220.
Hillsborough & Maze – I Rollins & Son 1218, Lyons & Kennedy 1189, I Rollins & Son 1141, 1124.
Wicklow South Road – A Duffy 1217.
Arklow United RPC – Leonard, De Ridder & Calio 1213, 1212, 1196, 1173.
Beechpark Social – D Mawhinney & Son 1213, Dando & Bennett 1145, K Downey 1107, D Mawhinney & Son 1102.
Wheatfield – J & D Braniff 1213, 1167, 1113.
Rathnew 4/50 – T & T Moorehouse & G/sons 1211, R FEwings 1211, Gregory Bros 1167, 1167, R Fewings 1155, Gregory Bros 1152.
Ballymoney HPS 7/75 – D Dixon 1206, 1153, 1145, L Neill 1124, D Dixon 1101, J Hutchinson & Son 1086, D & H Stuart 1079, D Dixon 1047, 1039, 1013, 1005.
Newbridge RPC – C & D Farrell 1205, 1118.
Ballylesson – John Patterson 1205.
Annaghmore – W G Neill 1200, P Boyd 1175, T McClean 1158, 1118, W G Neill 1113, G Buckley & Son 1106.
Fortfield – J Ward & Son 1193, J Braniff 1159.
Wilton Cross – C & J & B Ferris 1193, G Douglas 1175, C & J & B Ferris 1146, 1141, 1129, T Fitzpatrick 1127, W Millar 1115, T Furphy 1109.
Corrigs 4/25 - G & P Brown 1190, Toner Bros 1079, Benson Bros 1077, Sam Brown 625, 477.
Barrow Valley RPC – Damien Maher 1188, 1173.
Three Counties RPC – T & S McNally 1187, T & E Kelly 1180.
Edgarstown HPS 4/60 - M Hughes 1187, R Bell & Sons 1171, P Hope 1152, R Bell & Sons 1148, R Bell & Sons 1140, M Hughes 1081. Well done Mark on your first win of the season, also to all in result.
Colin HPS – J Gregory & Sons 1185, 1115.
Doagh & District HPS – S & A Leitch 1183, 1164.
Ballymun – Tom Nelson 1183.
Lagan Valley – Kennedy & Lyons 1183, T & K Mawhinney 1176, Kennedy & Lyons 1164, T & K Mawhinney 1164, Spence Bros 1158, 1153, T & K Mawhinney 1150, Kennedy & Lyons 1150, Spence Bros 1134, Spence Bros 1107, Kennedy & Lyons 1104.
Glenavy & District – Ian Gibb & Sons 1181, 1159, D Coulter 1155, D Scott 1105.
Harmony HPS – Doonan & McGuinness 1181, 1172, 1124, 1116.
Ballyclare & District – G & R Lawrie 1176, 1170, 1166, 1151, R Duddy 1113.
Armagh HPS – J Campbell 1176, G & A Campbell 1167, D C & P McArdle 1166, J Campbell 1155, I Parkes & Son 1143, G & A Campbell 1134, D C & P McArdle 1130, G & A Campbell 1106.
Kildonagh RPC – G O’Mara & Family 1175, 1157, 1127.
Trim RPC – Des Rainey 1174, Thorpe, Ward, McMorrow 1126, 1104, 1104.
Lurgan Soc ial – Ronnie Higginson 1173, 1160, J Douglas & Son 1138, 1136, J Curran 1117, J Douglas & Son 1110, J Curran 1109, Ronnie Higginson 1108.
Edgarstown – R Bell & Sons 1171, P Hope 1152, R Bell & Sons 1140.
Banbridge – Mick Conlon & Sons 1170.
Andersonstown – Johnston Bros 1167, 1137, P & K Braniff 1130, T Kearney 1118, Johnston Bros 1110, 1104.
Sallynoggin - Ray Matthews 1166, 1130, Stephen Cunningham & Sons 1103, Stephen Cunningham, Stephen Cunningham, Brady & Burton. This week’s race was the INFC Skibbereen Nat, and this week’s winner is Ray Matthews. Ray clocked a cracking little 2 year old blue hen to win 1st club, this hen has scored from the YB Nat INFC and gets her win today. Her nest-mate has also won and is a very consistent pigeon so a good pair of nest-mates with 3 wins and a lot of other cards between them She is bred from Rays Jansen/Verheye family who have won well for Ray for the past 20 years a fantastic family of pigeons. Rays pigeon in 2nd club today is a Lambrecht cock flown on widowhood Rays winning hen is also flown on widowhood. Well done Ray that’s now 6 wins from 7 races so far, fantastic season you are having, also well done to all in result. Jamie Kelly PO.
Blackwatertown WE – Joe Brown 1166, Collins & Douglas 1122, Joe Brown 1115, 1113, Collins & Douglas 1110, Joe Brown 1104.
Dromara – McKinstry Bros 1165, 1152, N Edgar & Son 1149, M/M Stevenson 1141, McKinstry Bros 1137, A Bradley 1131, M/M Stevenson 1128.
Gilford & District – Rafferty & Toman 1163, C & H Beattie 1158, Rafferty & Toman 1151, 1121, C & H Beattie 1111, 1106.
Ballyholland – C O’Hare & Son 1161, Sands & Rice 1151, Owen Markey 1148, 1146, Sands & Rice 1136, C O’Hare & Son 1132. .
Bondhill Social – B & A Beattie 1160, Capper Bros 1137, M Robinson 1137, John Greenaway 1131, Capper Bros 1117, B & A Beattie 1106.
Ligoniel & District – McMurray & Anderson 1160, Bingham & Seaton 1143, 1140, Jason Smyth 1107, 1103.
Rasharkin & District – J & M Milliken 1155, 1137, 1116.
Belmont RPC – D & L Jackson & Daughters 1153.
Eastway – D McElhone 1153, M & T Griffith 1151, Grattan Bros 1149, J Burrows 1134, G McKenna 1123, D & J Campbell 1108, Grattan Bros 1107, 1105, D McElhone 1103.
West Belfast – J Lindores Son & Nicholson 1152, J Morrison & Partners 1141, 1141, J Lindores Son & Nicholson 1136, 1120, McAuley, Kell, Gibson & Tosh 1118.
Markethill – M McDowell & Son 1152.
Dublin North East RPC – J Hanley & Mother 1151, 1130, 1119.
Laurelvale – Dowey Bros 1149, G & C Topley 1121, 1120, John Downey 1112, G & C Topley 1105.
Crumlin & District – George Grant 1148, Thompson Bros 1136, P McGarrity 1123.
Cullybackey HPS – Sammy Steele 1147, A Darragh 1106.
Drumnavaddy Inv HPS 6/88 – N Smyth 1145, McGrath & McParland 1142, T McKinstry 1129, E McAlinden & Sons 1108, T McKinstry 1106, 1105. Well done Norman.
Blanchardstown RPC – S Duran 1145, Stephen Finlay 1095.
Grosvenor HPS – J & J McAlorum 1145, P & K McCarthy 1131.
Newtownkilppeddar – Jason Byrne 1144, E Kennedy & Son 1067, J Byrne 1061, 1050, 999, 994.
Balbriggan 13/101 – M/M J McMahon 1142, M & U Gorman 1046, M/M J McMahon 1033, E & J Campbell 1010, M/M J McMahon 992, E & J Campbell 990. WELL done Jackie and Moire, great FLYING!!
Naas RPC – T McLoughlin 1142, 1141, B Cully 1130.
Kells & Diatrict HPS – George McDowell 1137.
Kingswood – W & R Evans & Leahy 1132, 1107.
Newtownbreda – T Marshall & Son 1132.
Greenhills – N & N Smith 1132.
Skerries – P Rock & Son 1124, 1109.
Derriaghy – W Ringland & Son 1122.
Ballynahinch HPS – Cromie & Magee & Son 1122, 1106.
Portadown & Drumcree RPC 1120.
Crossgar – G Adair 1119.
Bray South End 4/16 - McCann & Whelan 1118, McCann & Whelan, Harris Bros, Harris Bros, Robert Reilly, Fitzgerald & Reilly. McCann & Whelan take the red card today on a stiff day well done everyone - Harris bros take the Noms.
Coleraine Premier HPS – J L Madden 1117, 1103.
Clontarf RPC – W Kelly 1116.
Lisburn & District – Ian Donaghy 1108.
Loughgall – Sam Corrigan 1108.
Randalstown HPS – John Millar 1107.
Monaghan HPS – James Graham 1105, W Walker 1104, P McFadden 1084, W J McBride & Son 1081, Cooney Bros 1062, J Graham 1034.
Dervock RPS 4/37 – J Hutchinson & Son 1086, D & H Stuart 1079, J Hutchinson & Son 993, D & H Stuart 961, 922.
Ballymena & District 4/46 – W Ramsey 1071, M Graham 1063, W Ramsey 950, G Bell 941. Billy Ramsey had the Ballymena and Dist winner from the Skibbereen National. His yearling black cock from Tom Marshall stock was sent driving his hen to lay.
Boyne Valley RPC - B & P Emmett 1005.

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Shane O’Hara from Monasterevin RPC holding his winner of 3rd South Section Skibbereen.

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Danny Dixon from Ballymoney, best in the Muckamore Station from Skibbereen.

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John Patterson from Ballylesson had best bird in the East Down Combine.

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The Moorehouse Family from Rathnew won the Kings Cup in 2009.

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Joe Ward from Fortfield in Belfast timed The Foreman to win 1st Ulster Fed Skibbereen.
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