Sennen Cove Ylr Nat - 1st Open M Graham

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Sennen Cove Ylr Nat - 1st Open M Graham

Postby willie reynolds » Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:48 pm

RESULTS - Please call back for updates

E-Mail all results to homerbhw@gmail.com

The Top 10 in published result should send bird info and a photo if possible to Willie Reynolds PO.
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.

Homers Odyssey will feature Centre Results, Combine & Fed Results and Club Results.

1st North Section, 1st Open Martin Graham Ballymena & District, Vel 1419, flying 332 miles, winning
£725 and the Nelson Corry Trophy

Every fanciers dream is to win a National and at 1.37pm on Wednesday 13th June this dream was fulfilled for Martin Graham of Ballymena & Dist. His blue cock "Denman" romped home to win this seasons Yearling National event in some style. Over the last years forty two year Martin has only concentrated on the Derby and National races and has amassed many fantastic results. 1st section, 1st Open NIPA Skibbereen OB Inland National with "Sunnyhill Lass", 1st section & 2nd open NIPA Lamballe OB National with "Champion Siobhan", 2nd section & 4th open NIPA St Malo OB National and only last season with "Brenda Anne" had the only bird in the Section and 7th open NIPA St Malo OB National. The list goes on and on. To the winning blue cock and a bit of a story. Martins father in law Denis Craig gave up the pigeons at the end of last season and Denis gave him a few birds to break in. During the beginning of this year Martin broke the birds in and "Denman" was one of these. From the Rosscarberry OB National "Denman" won 1st club, 23rd section and 88th open NIPA and then was placed 2nd club in the Skibbereen INFC national. Now to the motivation and he was feeding his first ever youngster and in Martin's own words " I had noticed the previous Monday before the National he had got very keen as the eggs were chipping. Between Wednesday and Friday of that week when I came home from work I lifted his hen every evening making him sit until after 9 O'Clock at night. On the Saturday and Sunday evening i noticed him pushing the hen off the youngster and he continued to sit on it until 9 every night". He had a full wing and hadn't dropped a flight and also dominated the section he was in not allowing another bird near. Breeding is Hartog, Soontjen and Busschaert and was bred by M.D.C. Magill of Harryville HPS. In closing Martin would like to thank all the fanciers who called at the door, rang or texted him to congratulate him. He would also like to thank his Father in law especially for gifting him this wonderful yearling cock which has turned out to be a racing machine, hence why Martin named the cock after him.


Sennen Cove Liberation Wednesday 13th June.
Posted on June 13, 2018
Wednesday 13th June 2018
Sennen Cove Yearling National
Sponsored by H. Beattie & Son.
673 members have entered 3984 pigeons in the race and are competing for £32,135.00 in pools and prize money.
The pigeons were liberated at 06:45 the wind at the release site was a light northerly turning south westerly on route.
Our next update will be this evening.

Sennen Cove Yearling National Update
Sennen Cove Yearling National - Provisional Result (subject to change).
Wednesday 13th June 2018 @ 21:45

1 Martin Graham Ballymena 1419, 2 Jeff Greenaway Dromore 1394, 3 Danny Dixon Ballymoney 1386, 4 Kennedy & Lyons Lagan Valley 1379, 5 Alan Darragh Cullybackey 1373, 6 A Darragh Cullybackey 1371.7, 7 McCracken Bros. Banbridge 1371.4, 8 Aanold Thompson Ballyclare 1365, 9 A Darragh Cullybackey 1361, 10 R G & G Donaldson Blackwatertown W. E. 1360.

South Section - Thorpe, Ward & McMorrow Trim H.P.S. 1255

All prizes and pools have been claimed on the first day.
For any further clock checking please contact your nearest clock station manager.

Muckamore Station Sennen Cove Ylr Nat –
Martin Graham Ballymena 1419, Danny Dixon Ballymoney 1386, Alan Darragh Cullybackey 1373, Alan Darragh Cullybackey 1371.7, Arnold Thompson Ballyclare 1365, Alan Darragh Cullybackey 1361. Young McManus & Sons Ahoghill 1329, J Burrows Eastway 1313, G & R Lawrie Ballyclare 1306, A McBride Harryville 1294, Bingham & Seaton Ligoniel 1284, M/M B McNeilly Doagh & Dist 1280, A Thompson Ballyclare 1280, J Burrows Eastway 1278, Higginson & Fasciolo Ballyclare 1268, G McNeilly Ballyclare 1267, G & R Lawrie Ballyclare 1259, J Dawson & Son 1247, D & R Turkington Doagh 1243, W D Rodgers Harryville 1242.

Balbriggan Station Sennen Cove Ylr Nat –
Thorpe Ward & McMorrow Trim 1255, Liam Donnelly & Son 1248, B & P Emmett 1246, J McLoughlin 1241, J Guildea & Son 1231, K Sharkey 1191, J Ellison 1180, T Hartford & Son 1173, A Morgan 1171, C Reid 1168, D Brown 1151, P J Corcoran & Son 1235, J Hanley & Mother 1107, V Flood & Son 1094, B & P Emmett 1083, D Brown 1077, N Grant & Son 950, J McLoughlin 929, P J Corcoran & Son 884.

Wicklow Station Sennen Cove Ylr Nat –
R Fewings 1253, Mohamad Niaz 1243, Paul & Mari 1233, S Leonard etc 1229, 1228, Jason Byrne 1213, G & M Doyle 1207, L McCall 1180, J Whittaker 1159, Hunter O’Neill 1151, Alan Duffy 1150, Ed Kavanagh 1137, R Fewings 1122, E Gilbert 1105, P Snell 1092.

Stillorgan Station Sennen Cove Ylr Nat –
Andrew Lacey 1209, Curran & Rush 1174, M Myler 1106, Dave McMahon & Family 1105, M & M Lyons 1103, M Maguire & Son 1080, Ray Matthews 1069, 1061, McCann & Whelan 1039, Ray Matthews 996, James Cullen 940, M Myler 940, Dylan & Connie Farre 875, M Maguire & Son 872, Brian Cully 813, McCann & Whelan 803, Tristan McLoughlin 802, 779, Ray Matthews 778, Mark Brohan 720.

Mid Antrim Combine Sennen Cove Ylr Nat – M Graham 1419, D Dixon Rasharkin 1386, Young McManus & Sons Ahoghill 1329, A McBride Associate 1294, W Ramsey Ballymena 1224, D Dixon 1167, Balmer T Young & Son Ahoghill 1105, W & J Smyth Ballymena 1103, J Millar Randalstown 1089, W Ramsey 1050.

NIPA Sennen Cove Ylr Nat – M Graham Ballymena & Dist 1419, J Greenaway Dromore 1394, D Dixon Ballymoney 1366, A Darragh Cullybackey 1373, A Darragh 1371, McCracken Bros Banbridge 1371, A Thompson Ballyclare 1362, A Darragh 1361, R & G & G Donaldson Blackwatertown 1360, T Wilson Gilford 1351, Hagan & Rowney Portadown & Drumcree 1349, J Greenaway Bondhill 1347, W G Neill Annaghmore 1345, Donnelly Bros Millvale 1338, R Bothwell Beechpark Soc 1333, G Buckley & Sons Annaghmore 1330, A & T & J Houston Lisburn & Dist 1330, Young McManus & Sons Ahoghill 1329, G Buckley & Sons 1327, Des Carroll Millvale 1326.

East Coast Federation Sennen Cove Ylr Nat - R Fewings Rathnew 1253, B & P Emmett Boyne Valley 1246, J Guildea & Son Balbriggan 1231, P Arthur Boyne Valley 1223, A Lacey & Son Sallynoggin 1209, P Arthur Boyne Valley 1195, K Sharkey Castlebellingham 1191, T Harford & Son Balbriggan 1173, A Morgan Boyne Valley 1171, C Reid Balbriggan 1168, PJ Corcoran & Son Balbriggan 1125, R Fewings Rathnew 1122, M & M Lyons Sallynoggin 1103, P & J Jones Skerries 1102, P & J Snell Rathnew 1092, B & P Emmett Boyne Valley 1083, M Maguire & Son Sallynoggin 1080, Gregory Bros Rathnew 1077, J & J Merrigan Rathnew 1076, Gregory Bros Rathnew 1076.

INFC Clubs Sennen Cove –

Ballymena & District HPS – M Graham 1419, W Ramsey 1224, 1050, W & J Smyth 1103, W Ramsey 1050, W Ramsey 895, W Ramsey 840.
Dromore HPS – J Greenaway 1394, 1230, 1222, 1173, J Kelly & Sons 1165, J Greenaway 1057, R Keegan & Son 1044, J Greenaway 1039.
Ballymoney HPS 12/90 – D Dixon 1386, D & H Stuart 1212, D Dixon 1167, Curry & Gilmore 1081, J McConaghie 1011, D & H Stuart 843, C McCook 586, W & L McCaw 453. This is the result from a very hard Yearling National . We also would like to congratulate Martin Graham on winning the 1st National, Martin is a dedicated pigeon fancier and puts a lot of work into his pigeons.
Lagan Valley – Kennedy & Lyons 1379, B & H Spence 1206, 1199, T & K Mawhinney 1085, B & H Spence 1075.
Cullybackey HPS – Alan Darragh 1373, 1371, 1361, 1220, J & J Greer 1209, 1184, Reid Bros & McCloy 1139, J & J Greer 1138, A Darragh 1087, 1066.
Banbridge – McCracken Bros 1371, 1261, C McArdle & Sons 1176, T Lennon & Son 1160, M Conlon & Sons 1076.
Ballyclare & District – A Thompson 1362, G & R Lawrie 1306, A Thompson 1280, Higginson & Fasciolo 1266, G McNeilly 1267, G & R Lawrie 1259, R Duddy 1192, H Weir 1162, C Cameron 1141, G McNeilly 1108, G McNeilly 1099, 1067, A Thompson 1066, A Gault 1057, 1044, Horner Bros & Son 1031.
Blackwatertown West End – R G & G Donaldson 1360, Collins & Douglas 1318, Joe Brown 1248, R & G & G Donaldson 1221.
Gilford & District – T Wilson 1351, Fitzpatrick & Hyde 1295, 1263, 1257, 1218, 1109, T Wilson 1062, Fitzpatrick & Hyde 1052, A Feeney & Son 1040, O Fitzpatrick & Son 1034.
Portadown & Drumcree - Hagan & Rooney 1349, Sloan & Reid 1216, 1185, Larkin Bros 1184, B Creaney 1119, 1106, Larkin Bros 1066, A McDonald 1042, P Matchett 962, G Matchett 888. Well done to Hagan & Rowney on another top performance finishing 12th Open INFC, having a super season with 6 club firsts to date!!! Also well done to the other club members in the Top 10. On behalf of the club members we would like to wish Alan Larkin all the best in his new club for the young bird season and a great night down at the club had by all!!
Bondhill Social – John Greenaway 1347, B & A Beattie 1303, Capper Bros 1301, John Greenaway 1265, Capper Bros 1262, John Greenaway 1156, M Robinson 1101.
Annaghmore – W G Neill 1343, Glen Buckley & Sons 1330, 1327, T McClean 1309, 1267, H Cordner 1246, W G Neill 1232, Glen Buckley & Sons 1223, P Boyd 1222, H Cordner 1196, T McClean 1193, J & E Calvin 1155, P Boyd 1080, H Cordner 1062, 1040.
Millvale – Donnelly Bros 1338, Des Carroll 1326, Donnelly Bros 1258, 1109, McAteer & Jones 1053, Donnelly Bros 1044, Mark Maguire & Son 1020.
Beechpark Social – R Bothwell 1333, H Lynch & Son 1262, G McEvoy 1182, R Bothwell 1126.
Lisburn & District – A & T & J Houston 1330, I Donaghy 1147, 1028.
Ahoghill Flying Club – Young McManus & Sons 1329, Balmer Young & Sons 1105.
Dromara – D McCandless 1325, D Aiken 1305, M/M Stevenson 1230, Russell Bros 1160, N Black & Son 1097, D Aiken 1074, N Black & Son 1073, H Silcock 1035.
Eastway – J Burrows 1315, 1276, J Dawson & Son 1247, D McElhone 1188, J Burrows 1107, 1036.
Comber Social – G Lyttle 1312.
Killyleagh & District – D Grieves 1302, 1270, 1237, K Murray 1220, 1049, N & A McCavera 1028.
Harryville HPS – A McBride 1294, W D Rodgers 1242, J Ramsey 1184, G Price 1036, J Ramsey, J Ramsey, M D C Magill.
Edgarstown HPS 10/55 - M Hughes 1293, G & C Simmons 1271, S & E Buckley 1237, G & C Simmons 1187, R Cassells 1166, M Hughes 1133. Well done mark on your win following up from your Skibbereen National win a man who’s never too far away in the big race!!! Also well done to all in the result
Drumnavaddy Inv – B McAvoy 1289, T McKinstry 1254, McGrath & McParland 1169, G & S McMullan 1121, B McAvoy 1007, 969, C & G Quinn 947, 946, B McAvoy 855, 842. Congratulations to Barry McAvoy on winning the Drumavaddy Inv HPs club from the INFC SENNEN COVE YEARLING NATIONAL. Well done also to everyone who clocked.
Ligoniel & District – Bingham & Seaton 1284, 1216, 1046.
Harmony HPS – J & V Abernethy 1279, 1056.
Laurelvale – Deborah Lunn 1276, John Downey 1254, Deborah Lunn 1212, G & C Topley 1068.
Wheatfield – J & D Braniff 1270.
Loughgall – McGeary Bros 1268, S Corrigan 1194, S West 1152.
Newtownbreda – T Marshall & Son 1267, 1211, 1094, 1031.
Annalong – John Trimble & Son 1263, K Rooney Son & Daughter 1087.
Ballyholland – A McAteer & Sons 1258, 1258, M Peters 1173, 1173, J Murtagh & Son 1064.
Bangor – Lambert & Stewart 1255, 1242, 1232.
Trim RPC – Thorpe, Ward & McMorrow 1255.
Rathnew 9/109 – R Fewings 1253, 1122, P & J Snell 1092, Gregory Bros 1077, J & J Merrigan 1076, Gregory Bros 1076, T & T Moorehouse & G/sons 1054, J Fitzgerald & Gran 1054, J Franey & Son 1043, J & J Merrigan 945.
Glenavy & District – Harry McKeown 1252, Ian Gibb & Sons 1225.
Finglas – L Donnelly & Son 1248, J Ellison & Son 1182.
Boyne Valley RPC – B & P Emmett 1246, P Arthur 1223, P Arthur 1195, A Morgan 1171, B & P Emmett 1083, D Corrigan.
Doagh & District – D & R Turkington 1243, M/M B McNeilly 1224, M/M D Suitters 1211, A & N Lewis 1144, M/M B McNeilly 1068.
Enniscorthy - Mohmmad Niaz 1243.
Blanchardstown – 1st Joey Mc Loughlin 1241, 2nd Joey Mc Loughlin, 3rd Joey mc Loughlin, 4th Terry Sutcliffe.
Killyleagh Central – Gordon Bros & Sons 1241, 1240, McComb Bros 1215, Gordon Bros & Sons 1197, McComb Bros 1194.
Arklow United RPC – Paul & Martin Byrne 1233, Leonard, De Ridder & Callo 1229, 1228, 1207, E E & S Kavanagh 1137, Leonard, De Ridder & Callo 1082, B Burke 1078, Cullen Burke & O’Reilly 993, B Kennedy 980, G & M Doyle 970.
Annsborough – James Cleland 1232.
Balbriggan – J Guildea & Son 1231, T Hartford & Son 1173, C Reid 1168, P J Corcoran & Son 1125, N Grant & Son 950.
Crossgar HPS – McCartan & Woodsides 1226, B Palmer & Son 1083, 1034.
Markethill – J McCallum 1220, G Steenson 1072, 1030
Downpatrick Premier – S Milligan & Daughter 1214, 1196, 1191, Telford Bros 1185, 1132., G McIntosh 1033
Newtown Kilpedder – J Byrne 1213, E Gilbert 1105, Adrian Kelly 1035, Cooley Bros & Son 963.
Dervock RPS 3/30 – D & H Stuart 1212, 843, W & L McCaw 453.
Sallynoggin HPS - Andrew Lacey 1209, M & M Lyons 1103, Mick Maguire & Son 1080, Ray Matthews 1069, 1061, Mick Maguire & son 966, Ray Matthews 872, 778.This week’s race was the INFC Yearling national flown from Sennen Cove and the winner today was Andrew Lacey , a great win for Andrew today from one of the biggest races of the season. Andrew timed a lovely cheq cock to win 1st Club Sallynoggin also winning the pools and also the van nom wat the lads run from all the local clubs , also 1st Stillorgan Clocking station and should be well up in the fed and south section today’s and hopefully a nice national position. Andrew said this cock was raced hard as a young bird and he clocked him from the YB Talbenny last season , but this is only his 2nd race of the 2018 season its first race been Talbenny last week as Andrew has not been very well this season and has spent a lot of time in hospital so a great way to lift you up. Andrew after a though year health wise fantastic result only sending 2 pigeons also, Andrews winner was bred from fellow club mate and friend Stephen Cunningham who gifted Andrew a Kit of 6 last season and this winner is from that Kit. It is down from Stephens family of Patrick Jansen pigeons that have won plenty of races for Stephen also over the past few years , fair play Stephen nice gesture to Andrew. Andrew also wanted to thank his son and fellow club-member Lossey Lacey for all his help while Andrew was in hospital as without that help Andrew would not of been able to race or even look after his birds. So well done Andrew on your win and I hope your health changes for the better and you have more great days like today. Also well done to all members who clocked in a very though race and best of luck to you all this weekend for the Bude open, I hope you all have some luck. Jamie Kelly PO.
Castledawson – S K Watson 1206.
Shamrock RPC – John Purcell 1197, Francis Kelly 1173, 1127, Pat Ronan 1105.
Loughgall – Sam Corrigan 1194, S West 1152.
Castlebellingham – K Sharkey 1191, McKeown & McEvoy 945.
Fortfield – P & C Carson 1183, A O’Hanlon 1029.
Kingsmoss – W Gault & Son 1177, J & S Graham 1037.
Shelbourne Premier – Curran & Rush 1174.
Wilton Cross – G Douglas 1164, 1034, 1031.
Ballylesson – R Trimble 1162, 1158.
Gorey RPS – J Whittaker 1159, T Doran & Sons 1058, M/M M Gregg & Daughter 1044, J Whittaker 1016, 953.
Dundrum – R McVeigh & Sons 1157.
Newry & District - J J McCabe 1154, Ron Williamson 1090.
Dublin North East RPS - D Browne 1151, V Flood & Son 1094, D Browne 1077.
Wicklow South Road – Hunter & O’Neill 1151, A Duffy 1150, Logan O’Toole 1010, A Duffy 1003.
Monaghan HPS – Gerry Swift 1148, W J McBride & Son 1116, J Graham 1092, P McFadden 1071, 849, J Graham 773.
Cloughey – Young & Harper 1141, M Adair & Sons 1135.
Derriaghy – Belshaw & Anderson 1131, W Ringland & Son 1058.
Crumlin & District – P McClarence 1131, J Harkness 1092.
Corrigs 5/40 –Toner Bros 1126, W B Shaw 986, P Brown & Son 934, Pritchard Bros 926, Sam Brown 813.
Armagh HPS – G & A Campbell 1125.
Carlow & District - Peter Fagan 1120, James O’Connor 1001, Colin Nolan 925, James O’Connor 914, Jimmy Kelly 664, 656, P J Nangle 626. Well done Peter and all in the result
Horseshoe HPS – M Witherspoon 1107.
Rialto & District – M Myler 1106.
Ahoghill Flying Club – Balmer & T Young & Son 1105
Tallagh & District – D McMahon & Family 1105.
Lurgan Social – K Henderson & Son 1103.
Skerries - P & J Jones 1102, A Kelly 1043, P Rock & Son 1035, P & J Jones 961.
Randalstown HPS – J Millar 1089.
Dundonald – Myles Kincaid McCann & Auld 1079, 1037.
Portavogie – N & J McMaster 1076.
Muckamore HPS – M/M Magill 1053.
Bray South End 10/57 – McCann & Whelan 1039, McCann & Whelan, McCann & Whelan, McCann & Whelan. Bray South End 10/57 – McCann & Whelan 1039, McCann & Whelan, McCann & Whelan, McCann & Whelan. Bray Southend were in Sennen Cove today for the INFC Yearling Nat. McCann & Whelan were delight to take the Red Card on a hard day with their good little hen who was 1st Club & 18th Open Talbenny as a young bird. She has couple of other club positions as well, she was also in Talbenny on Sunday and back in the basket Monday.
Andersonstown – O & M Monaghan 1033.
Ballynahinch HPS – J Gillespie & Sons 1022.
Glen Invitation – J Jackson 1022.
Dublin North County RPS – T & S Maguire 1010.
Ballymun – T Nelson 1009.
Barrow Valley – Derek O’Shea 993.
Bray Invitation – J McDermott & Son 979.
Monasterevin RPC – S O’Hara 945.
Larne & District HPS – R & J Baxter 791. 1st Larne and Dist Hps - Guttsy yearling over 12 hours on the wing. Well done to all who clocked in a very hard race!
Ballybrack RPC - C & D Fox 700. Sad to say we had the only bird on the day and in race time on what was a tough race but we are over the moon with the result thanks for all the well wishes and phone calls.




Sennen Cove Yearling National Race Marking.
Sunday 10th June 2018 @ 17:15
Irish National Flying Club -Sennen Cove Yearling National - Sponsored by H. Beattie & Son.

Race marking will take place as planned on Monday 11th June times as printed in the race entry form booklet for a possible release on Wednesday.
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Re: Sennen Cove Ylr Nat - 1st Open M Graham

Postby willie reynolds » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:13 am

IRISH NATIONAL FLYING CLUB - YEARLING NATIONAL SENNEN COVE

The Irish National Flying Club’s Yearling National was held on Wednesday 13th June this year. Once again there was a good entry for this very popular race in the racing calendar. In the end however the overall entry was just slightly down from last couple of years with 673 members sending 3984 pigeons to compete for £32,235 in pools and prizes.

The birds were liberated in Sennen Cove at 6.45am in a Lt Northerly wind which was due to turn south westerly on route. The race was won by Martin Graham Ballymena & District with the Thorpe, Ward & McMorrow team from Trim RPC best in the South Section. The race this year was sponsored by H Beattie & Son and we are very grateful to them for their continued sponsorship.

1st North Section, 1st Open Martin Graham Ballymena & District, Vel 1419, flying 332 miles, winning £725 and the Nelson Corry Trophy

Every fanciers dream is to win a National and at 1.37pm on Wednesday 13th June this dream was fulfilled for Martin Graham of Ballymena & District, a club steeped in long distance tradition. His blue cock "Denman" romped home to win this seasons Yearling National event in some style. Over the last years forty two year Martin has only concentrated on the Derby and National races and has amassed many fantastic results. They include 1st section, 1st Open NIPA Skibbereen OB Inland National with "Sunnyhill Lass", 1st Section & 2nd Open NIPA Lamballe OB National with "Champion Siobhan", 2nd Section & 4th Open NIPA St Malo OB National and only last season with "Brenda Anne" had the only bird in the Mid Antrim Section B and 7th open NIPA St Malo OB National. The list goes on and on.

Now to the winning Blue cock, and a bit of a story here. Martin’s father in law Denis Craig gave up the pigeons at the end of last season and Denis gave him a few birds to break in. During the beginning of this year Martin broke the birds in and "Denman" was one of these. From the Rosscarberry OB National "Denman" won 1st Club, 23rd Section & 88th Open NIPA and then was placed 2nd Club in the Skibbereen INFC National. On to the motivation and he was feeding his first ever youngster and in Martin's own words "I had noticed the previous Monday before the National he had got very keen as the eggs were chipping. Between Wednesday and Friday of that week when I came home from work I lifted his hen every evening making him sit until after 9 o'clock at night. On the Saturday and Sunday evening I noticed him pushing the hen off the youngster and he continued to sit on it until 9.00pm every night". He had a full wing and hadn't dropped a flight and also dominated the section he was in not allowing another bird near.

Breeding is Hartog, Soontjen and Busschaert and was bred by M.D.C. Magill of the Harryville HPS in the town. In closing Martin would like to thank all the fanciers who called at the door, rang or texted him to congratulate him. He would also like to thank his father in law especially for gifting him this wonderful yearling cock which has turned out to be a racing machine, hence why Martin named the cock after him. Mervyn Eagleson PO.

2nd North Section, 2nd Open Jeff Greenaway Dromore HPS, Vel 1394 flying 300 miles, winning £1240

Man of the moment and as I mentioned in the Skibbereen report he would probably return with more top positions, and very nearly won the Open from Sennen Cove. Dromore in County Down is a real hot-bed for the sport and a lot of talk about the Golden Mile, I think there is more to it than that. Not a lot of info but the winner this time is a grandson of the “200 cock” which has been responsible for many winners. Well done Jeff, knocking on the door – What Next?

3rd North Section, 3rd Open Danny Dixon Ballymoney, Vel 1386, flying 342 miles, winning £390

The ever consistent Danny Dixon races the birds to Dunloy and after topping the Muckamore Centre from Skibbereen was well placed again just behind the winner Martin Graham. Danny has Champion birds going back many years and this one here is the bloodlines of one of his earlier successes, of which there have been many. The 3rd Open Yearling National bird returned to the nest his hen was also away and she arrived early second morning. He is a grandson of the lofts 1998 Skibbereen YB National on one side, his sire is a son of Sumo, and he is a brother of the RPRA Meritorious award pigeon “Double 5” that was 2nd Open from Penzance.

4th North Section, 4th Open Kennedy & Lyons Lagan Valley, Vel 1379, flying 304 miles, winning
£1154

The new Kennedy & Lyons team have had a dream couple of seasons winning in all member clubs and getting up close in all the major organisations including INFC. The bird they clocked out of Yearling National was bred in June last year, he got just 2 races as young bird he was on the Roundabout System. He flew most races this year he was fed on Garvo Marathon corn. His breeding is Leo Hermans and Van Loon, top cross from their own Cherryfield Lofts stock.

5th , 6th & 9th North Section, 5th, 6th & 9th Open Alan Darragh Cullybackey, Vel 1373, 1371 and 1361, flying 332 miles, winning £422 and the Sam Buckley Memorial Cup for Best 2 Bird Average

What more can be said about the racing achievements of Alan Darragh that has not previously been said, for the last number of year he has been the loft to beat in the Mid Antrim area in all INFC Nat races from Skibbereen to the Kings Cup. As far as the Yearling Nat goes he set the record back in 2010 with a fantastic treble , 1st, 2nd & 3rd Open, this time he has three birds again in the Top 10. All told Alan put six birds in the result, the first 3 in the 2018 Yearling National all go back to “Champion 05” what a line this was winning the NIPA Skibbereen OB Inl Derby way back in 1988. Looking back through a bit of the history I noticed in 1989 from Sennen Cove 332 miles, in the Yearling National, flown under the auspices of the Irish National Flying Club. Blue cock named ‘Swallow Brae Lad’ after his performance, won 1st Open on a velocity of 1027, the only pigeon in the race to have a velocity over 1,000ypm. His winnings on this occasion were £4,000 plus a new Car. Sire of this was from the Blue McCartney Cock when he was paired to the ’White Headed Hen’, a FVW. Dam of ‘Swallow Brae Lad’ was from one of the original McCartney hens, when paired to a miss-rung cock from Alan and Jack’s old family. In one of the most successful of the INFC 6 Race programme the Yearling Nat put forward by the late L O Barr and myself the Darragh loft has won the Nelson Corry Cup on two occasions and came very close to a third win in the event.

7th North Section, 7th Open McCracken Bros Banbridge, vel 1371, flying 296 miles, winning £2274

McCracken Bros of Banbridge have been going for as long as I have been involved with the sport, always had great success at the distance and Robert who now is in full charge told me Raymond who at well over 90 years is currently in hospital, timed the first bird from France after the war years that just before I was born. As I complete this report I have just learned Raymond has passed away over the St Malo race weekend, sad news indeed. The grandsire of this hen flew France twice in the one year, the dams grandmother was bought of good friend Jeff Greenaway, this hen was also 10th Open YB Penzance 2017. This partnership was originally Raymond and his late brother Bobby. Nowadays it’s Raymond and his son Robert and they have enjoyed continuous success still getting up to the top in the local Banbridge Club. A bit more detail obtained from an earlier report shows the sire of the pigeon here is off a pigeon that was in the prizes from both St Malo with the NIPA and Quimper with the Irish National Flying Club. The breeding is their-own old Krauth lines and Jeff Greenaway lines. The dam is pure Jeff Greenaway, looks like a good mixture of sprint and distance. Training is all private training, usually to the Carrickdale car park (20 miles) but they add extra tosses from Castleblaney in the run up to the longer races. The winner was well fancied and collected pools and prizes of a cool £2,274.

8th North Section, 8th Open Arnold Thompson Ballyclare & Dist, vel 1362, flying 324 miles, winning £358

East Antrim lofts support this event big time ever present at the Muckamore Marking Station and no loft is present more often that Arnold Thompson from Ballyclare who must rank this race as one of his favourites, along with the Kings Cup. Over the years his lofts have won many positions and when I was reporting on this area he was ever present in the East Antrim result list. In the Yearling Nat the loft has among many other positions, 4th, 5th & 6th and last season 13th Open INFC. Arnold is an out and out distance loft and is Chairman in one of the top distance clubs Ballyclare & District. Recently he has taken up a position on the INFC Committee, a good worker for the sport. His Blue cock had five races in Ireland and Sennen Cove was first time across the water, the Coorman cock sire was purchased at Blackpool Show and the dam is Ash the best “Iron Lady” lines from John Greenaway of Bondhill Social.

10th North Section, 10th Open R G & G Donaldson Blackwatertown WE, vel 1360, flying 302 miles, winning £713 and the Charles Ingle Memorial Trophy for 10th Open Yearling National

10th Open Yearling National goes to the Portadown Lofts of R, G & G Donaldson, Roy, Gary & Graeme form the uncle/nephews partnership known as United Lofts. The partnership was formally formed in 2006 with both boys having the bug from children. The United Loft boys are no stranger to success on the channel in recent years and have an impressive haul of prizes to boot.

The wee mealy hen clocked at 13:16 was sitting 10 day eggs and was returning to her cock. She was lightly raced this season with only 3 inland races before facing the channel for the first time from the national. She was raced on roundabout in the early season and let go to natural when the birds returned from 1st Talbenny. The birds are trained with Ron Williamson as often as possible and on the open-hole dependant on the work situations.

The Sire is a mealy cock that is a direct son of the boys late good friend Eddie McKnight’s Old Walkinshaw foundation pair. The old hen when paired to one of the 2 foundation scotch cocks was the foundation of all Eddies highly successful team.

The Dam of is a hen that Gary purchased from Kieran Shannon’s Clearance Sale and is a direct daughter of his Silver award winner.

The United Lofts team would like to take the opportunity to thank the late Eddie McKnight for all his years of friendship, advice and the countless pigeons he gifted them from the very best of his national winning family to form their own family in his memory.

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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Martin Graham from Ballymena & District outside his magnificent lofts at Old Cullybackey Road.

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“Denman” winner of 1st Open INFC Yearling National from Sennen Cove, raced by M Graham.

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Jeff Greenaway from Dromore HPS holding his winner of 2nd North Sect & 2nd Open INFC.

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The 3rd Open winner for Danny Dixon is joined by his hen which returned on the 2nd morning.

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Danny Dixon “Double 5“a winner of the RPRA Meritorious Award and 2nd Open NIPA Penzance.

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Roy Kennedy (l) and Carson Lyons display another winner at Cherryfield Lofts.

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Alan Darragh from Cullybackey holding his first bird home in the Yearling National.

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“Champion 05” his bloodlines are in all 3 birds for Alan Darragh.

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“Swallow Brae Star” 1st Open INFC Yearling Nat for Alan Darragh in the year he finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd Open INFC.

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“Swallow Brae Lad” the Sennen Cove Ylr Nat winner of 1989 for A Darragh.

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Robert McCracken from Banbridge holding his big cash 7th Open INFC winner from Sennen Cove, 10th Open in last season’s YB Nat Penzance.

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Arnold Thompson from Ballyclare holding his 8th Open Sennen Cove bird. Photo Noel Higginson.

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Roy and Gary Donaldson from Blackwatertown with their bird that won 10th Open Sennen Cove.

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Mealy hen was timed at 13.16hrs to finish 10th Open INFC Sennen Cove for United Lofts.
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Re: Sennen Cove Ylr Nat - 1st Open M Graham

Postby willie reynolds » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:54 am

In one of the most successful of the INFC 6 Race programme the Yearling Nat put forward by the late L O Barr and myself the Alan Darragh loft has won the Nelson Corry Cup on two occasions and came very close to a third win in this event. I will be updating the history of this race shortly and included will be a list of all the winners, Martin Graham from Ballymena joins a long list of Champions, I produced his winner Denman in a new Montage for 1st Open INFC. On the main page of http://www.pigeonnetwork. com - see the button for INFC History, then click on Nelson Corry Cup.

Top positions in Wicklow station today for Sennen Cove Yearling Nat congratulations to all involved and especially Ronald Fewings former 1st Open winner of this event and our own Liam McCall on winning the Wicklow race and last but by no means least the baby of the club Logan O’Tool who clocked ahead of a lot of big names in the pigeon game. Logan’s granddad a top flyer in the Bray club hasn't been well lately but I'm sure this will cheer him up when he hears. Eamon O’Brien PO.

The race this year was sponsored by H Beattie & Son and we are very grateful to them for their continued sponsorship. 3 Bags of Mixture each for 1st RPRA Member Martin Graham, Kennedy & Lyons 1st IHU Member North Region, and Thorpe Ward & McMorrow 1st IHU Member South Region. Herbie Thorpe won the INFC Kings Cup recently.

North Section Sennen Cove - Martin Graham Ballymena 1419, J Greenaway Dromore 1304, Danny Dixon Ballymoney 1386, Kennedy & Lyons Lagan Valley 1379, Alan Darragh Cullybackey 1373, Alan Darragh Cullybackey 1371.7, McCracken Bros Banbridge 1371.4, Arnold Thompson Ballyclare 1365, Alan Darragh Cullybackey 1361, R & G & G Donaldson Blackwatertown 1360.

South Section Sennen Cove – Thorpe Ward & McMorrow Trim 1255, R Fewings Rathnew 1253, L Donnelly & Son Finglas 1248, B & P Emmett Boyne Valley 1246, Mohmmad Niaz Enniscorthy 1243, J McLoughlin Blanchardstown 1241, Paul & Marie Byrne Arklow United 1233, J Guildea Balbriggan 1231, Leonard De Ridder & Callo Arklow United 1229, 1228.

Muckamore Station Sennen Cove Ylr Nat – Martin Graham Ballymena 1419, Danny Dixon Ballymoney 1386, Alan Darragh Cullybackey 1373, Alan Darragh Cullybackey 1371.7, Arnold Thompson Ballyclare 1365, Alan Darragh Cullybackey 1361. Young McManus & Sons Ahoghill 1329, J Burrows Eastway 1313, G & R Lawrie Ballyclare 1306, A McBride Harryville 1294, Bingham & Seaton Ligoniel 1284, M/M B McNeilly Doagh & Dist 1280, A Thompson Ballyclare 1280, J Burrows Eastway 1278, Higginson & Fasciolo Ballyclare 1268, G McNeilly Ballyclare 1267, G & R Lawrie Ballyclare 1259, J Dawson & Son 1247, D & R Turkington Doagh 1243, W D Rodgers Harryville 1242.

Balbriggan Station Sennen Cove Ylr Nat –Thorpe Ward & McMorrow Trim 1255, Liam Donnelly & Son 1248, B & P Emmett 1246, J McLoughlin 1241, J Guildea & Son 1231, K Sharkey 1191, J Ellison 1180, T Hartford & Son 1173, A Morgan 1171, C Reid 1168, D Brown 1151, P J Corcoran & Son 1235, J Hanley & Mother 1107, V Flood & Son 1094, B & P Emmett 1083, D Brown 1077, N Grant & Son 950, J McLoughlin 929, P J Corcoran & Son 884.

Wicklow Station Sennen Cove Ylr Nat – R Fewings 1253, Mohamad Niaz 1243, Paul & Mari 1233, S Leonard etc 1229, 1228, Jason Byrne 1213, G & M Doyle 1207, L McCall 1180, J Whittaker 1159, Hunter O’Neill 1151, Alan Duffy 1150, Ed Kavanagh 1137, R Fewings 1122, E Gilbert 1105, P Snell 1092.

Stillorgan Station Sennen Cove Ylr Nat – Andrew Lacey 1209, Curran & Rush 1174, M Myler 1106, Dave McMahon & Family 1105, M & M Lyons 1103, M Maguire & Son 1080, Ray Matthews 1069, 1061, McCann & Whelan 1039, Ray Matthews 996, James Cullen 940, M Myler 940, Dylan & Connie Farre 875, M Maguire & Son 872, Brian Cully 813, McCann & Whelan 803, Tristan McLoughlin 802, 779, Ray Matthews 778, Mark Brohan 720.

Mid Antrim Combine Sennen Cove Ylr Nat – M Graham 1419, D Dixon Rasharkin 1386, Young McManus & Sons Ahoghill 1329, A McBride Associate 1294, W Ramsey Ballymena 1224, D Dixon 1167, Balmer T Young & Son Ahoghill 1105, W & J Smyth Ballymena 1103, J Millar Randalstown 1089, W Ramsey 1050.
East Antrim Combined Sennen Cove Ylr Nat – A Thompson Ballyclare 1362, J Burrows Eastway 1313, G & R Lawrie Ballyclare 1306, Bingham & Seaton Ligoniel & Dist 1264, Mr & Mrs B McNeilly Doagh & Dist 1280, A Thompson Ballyclare 1280, J Burrows Eastway 1278, Higginson & Fasciolo Ballyclare 1268, G McNeilly Ballyclare 1267, G & R Lawrie Ballyclare 1259.

East Coast Federation Sennen Cove Ylr Nat - R Fewings Rathnew 1253, B & P Emmett Boyne Valley 1246, J Guildea & Son Balbriggan 1231, P Arthur Boyne Valley 1223, A Lacey & Son Sallynoggin 1209, P Arthur Boyne Valley 1195, K Sharkey Castlebellingham 1191, T Harford & Son Balbriggan 1173, A Morgan Boyne Valley 1171, C Reid Balbriggan 1168, PJ Corcoran & Son Balbriggan 1125, R Fewings Rathnew 1122, M & M Lyons Sallynoggin 1103, P & J Jones Skerries 1102, P & J Snell Rathnew 1092, B & P Emmett Boyne Valley 1083, M Maguire & Son Sallynoggin 1080, Gregory Bros Rathnew 1077., J & J Merrigan Rathnew 1076, Gregory Bros Rathnew 1076.

Leinster Premier Championship Club.
Open Result 1. Mahammad Niaz 1243.14, 2. Leo Conran 1193.52, 3. Leo Conran 1144.86, 4. L & D Whitmore 660.577, 5. PJ Nangle 626.385 , 6. L & D Whitmore.
Section B - 1. PJ Nangle 626.385 €10, Section C 2. Mahammad Niaz 1243.14 €10, Section D - 1. L & D Whitmore 660.577 €10, 2. L & D Whitmore, Section E - 1. Leo Conran 1193.52 €10, 2. Leo Conran 1144.86
INFC Clubs Sennen Cove –

Ballymena & District HPS – M Graham 1419, W Ramsey 1224, 1050, W & J Smyth 1103, W Ramsey 1050, W Ramsey 895, W Ramsey 840.
Dromore HPS – J Greenaway 1394, 1230, 1222, 1173, J Kelly & Sons 1165, J Greenaway 1057, R Keegan & Son 1044, J Greenaway 1039.
Ballymoney HPS 12/90 – D Dixon 1386, D & H Stuart 1212, D Dixon 1167, Curry & Gilmore 1081, J McConaghie 1011, D & H Stuart 843, C McCook 586, W & L McCaw 453. This is the result from a very hard Yearling National . We also would like to congratulate Martin Graham on winning the 1st National, Martin is a dedicated pigeon fancier and puts a lot of work into his pigeons.
Lagan Valley – Kennedy & Lyons 1379, B & H Spence 1206, 1199, T & K Mawhinney 1085, B & H Spence 1075.
Cullybackey HPS – Alan Darragh 1373, 1371, 1361, 1220, J & J Greer 1209, 1184, Reid Bros & McCloy 1139, J & J Greer 1138, A Darragh 1087, 1066.
Banbridge – McCracken Bros 1371, 1261, C McArdle & Sons 1176, T Lennon & Son 1160, M Conlon & Sons 1076.
Ballyclare & District – A Thompson 1362, G & R Lawrie 1306, A Thompson 1280, Higginson & Fasciolo 1266, G McNeilly 1267, G & R Lawrie 1259, R Duddy 1192, H Weir 1162, C Cameron 1141, G McNeilly 1108, G McNeilly 1099, 1067, A Thompson 1066, A Gault 1057, 1044, Horner Bros & Son 1031.
Blackwatertown West End – R G & G Donaldson 1360, Collins & Douglas 1318, Joe Brown 1248, R & G & G Donaldson 1221.
Gilford & District – T Wilson 1351, Fitzpatrick & Hyde 1295, 1263, 1257, 1218, 1109, T Wilson 1062, Fitzpatrick & Hyde 1052, A Feeney & Son 1040, O Fitzpatrick & Son 1034.
Portadown & Drumcree - Hagan & Rooney 1349, Sloan & Reid 1216, 1185, Larkin Bros 1184, B Creaney 1119, 1106, Larkin Bros 1066, A McDonald 1042, P Matchett 962, G Matchett 888. Well done to Hagan & Rowney on another top performance finishing 12th Open INFC, having a super season with 6 club firsts to date!!! Also well done to the other club members in the Top 10. On behalf of the club members we would like to wish Alan Larkin all the best in his new club for the young bird season and a great night down at the club had by all!!
Bondhill Social – John Greenaway 1347, B & A Beattie 1303, Capper Bros 1301, John Greenaway 1265, Capper Bros 1262, John Greenaway 1156, M Robinson 1101.
Annaghmore – W G Neill 1343, Glen Buckley & Sons 1330, 1327, T McClean 1309, 1267, H Cordner 1246, W G Neill 1232, Glen Buckley & Sons 1223, P Boyd 1222, H Cordner 1196, T McClean 1193, J & E Calvin 1155, P Boyd 1080, H Cordner 1062, 1040.
Millvale – Donnelly Bros 1338, Des Carroll 1326, Donnelly Bros 1258, 1109, McAteer & Jones 1053, Donnelly Bros 1044, Mark Maguire & Son 1020.
Beechpark Social – R Bothwell 1333, H Lynch & Son 1262, G McEvoy 1182, R Bothwell 1126.
Lisburn & District – A & T & J Houston 1330, I Donaghy 1147, 1028.
Ahoghill Flying Club – Young McManus & Sons 1329, Balmer Young & Sons 1105.
Dromara – D McCandless 1325, D Aiken 1305, M/M Stevenson 1230, Russell Bros 1160, N Black & Son 1097, D Aiken 1074, N Black & Son 1073, H Silcock 1035.
Eastway – J Burrows 1315, 1276, J Dawson & Son 1247, D McElhone 1188, J Burrows 1107, 1036.
Comber Social – G Lyttle 1312.
Killyleagh & District – D Grieves 1302, 1270, 1237, K Murray 1220, 1049, N & A McCavera 1028.
Harryville HPS – A McBride 1294, W D Rodgers 1242, J Ramsey 1184, G Price 1036, J Ramsey, J Ramsey, M D C Magill.
Edgarstown HPS 10/55 - M Hughes 1293, G & C Simmons 1271, S & E Buckley 1237, G & C Simmons 1187, R Cassells 1166, M Hughes 1133. Well done mark on your win following up from your Skibbereen National win a man who’s never too far away in the big race!!! Also well done to all in the result
Drumnavaddy Inv – B McAvoy 1289, T McKinstry 1254, McGrath & McParland 1169, G & S McMullan 1121, B McAvoy 1007, 969, C & G Quinn 947, 946, B McAvoy 855, 842. Congratulations to Barry McAvoy on winning the Drumavaddy Inv HPs club from the INFC SENNEN COVE YEARLING NATIONAL. Well done also to everyone who clocked.
Ligoniel & District – Bingham & Seaton 1284, 1216, 1046.
Harmony HPS – J & V Abernethy 1279, 1056.
Laurelvale – Deborah Lunn 1276, John Downey 1254, Deborah Lunn 1212, G & C Topley 1068.
Wheatfield – J & D Braniff 1270.
Loughgall – McGeary Bros 1268, S Corrigan 1194, S West 1152.
Newtownbreda – T Marshall & Son 1267, 1211, 1094, 1031.
Annalong – John Trimble & Son 1263, K Rooney Son & Daughter 1087.
Ballyholland – A McAteer & Sons 1258, 1258, M Peters 1173, 1173, J Murtagh & Son 1064.
Bangor – Lambert & Stewart 1255, 1242, 1232.
Trim RPC – Thorpe, Ward & McMorrow 1255.
Rathnew 9/109 – R Fewings 1253, 1122, P & J Snell 1092, Gregory Bros 1077, J & J Merrigan 1076, Gregory Bros 1076, T & T Moorehouse & G/sons 1054, J Fitzgerald & Gran 1054, J Franey & Son 1043, J & J Merrigan 945.
Glenavy & District – Harry McKeown 1252, Ian Gibb & Sons 1225.
Finglas – L Donnelly & Son 1248, J Ellison & Son 1182.
Boyne Valley RPC – B & P Emmett 1246, P Arthur 1223, P Arthur 1195, A Morgan 1171, B & P Emmett 1083, D Corrigan.
Doagh & District – D & R Turkington 1243, M/M B McNeilly 1224, M/M D Suitters 1211, A & N Lewis 1144, M/M B McNeilly 1068.
Enniscorthy - Mohmmad Niaz 1243.
Blanchardstown – 1st Joey Mc Loughlin 1241, 2nd Joey Mc Loughlin, 3rd Joey mc Loughlin, 4th Terry Sutcliffe.
Killyleagh Central – Gordon Bros & Sons 1241, 1240, McComb Bros 1215, Gordon Bros & Sons 1197, McComb Bros 1194.
Arklow United RPC – Paul & Martin Byrne 1233, Leonard, De Ridder & Callo 1229, 1228, 1207, E E & S Kavanagh 1137, Leonard, De Ridder & Callo 1082, B Burke 1078, Cullen Burke & O’Reilly 993, B Kennedy 980, G & M Doyle 970.
Annsborough – James Cleland 1232.
Balbriggan – J Guildea & Son 1231, T Hartford & Son 1173, C Reid 1168, P J Corcoran & Son 1125, N Grant & Son 950.
Crossgar HPS – McCartan & Woodsides 1226, B Palmer & Son 1083, 1034.
Markethill – J McCallum 1220, G Steenson 1072, 1030
Downpatrick Premier – S Milligan & Daughter 1214, 1196, 1191, Telford Bros 1185, 1132., G McIntosh 1033
Newtown Kilpedder – J Byrne 1213, E Gilbert 1105, Adrian Kelly 1035, Cooley Bros & Son 963.
Dervock RPS 3/30 – D & H Stuart 1212, 843, W & L McCaw 453.
Sallynoggin HPS - Andrew Lacey 1209, M & M Lyons 1103, Mick Maguire & Son 1080, Ray Matthews 1069, 1061, Mick Maguire & son 966, Ray Matthews 872, 778.This week’s race was the INFC Yearling national flown from Sennen Cove and the winner today was Andrew Lacey , a great win for Andrew today from one of the biggest races of the season. Andrew timed a lovely cheq cock to win 1st Club Sallynoggin also winning the pools and also the van nom wat the lads run from all the local clubs , also 1st Stillorgan Clocking station and should be well up in the fed and south section today’s and hopefully a nice national position. Andrew said this cock was raced hard as a young bird and he clocked him from the YB Talbenny last season , but this is only his 2nd race of the 2018 season its first race been Talbenny last week as Andrew has not been very well this season and has spent a lot of time in hospital so a great way to lift you up. Andrew after a though year health wise fantastic result only sending 2 pigeons also, Andrews winner was bred from fellow club mate and friend Stephen Cunningham who gifted Andrew a Kit of 6 last season and this winner is from that Kit. It is down from Stephens family of Patrick Jansen pigeons that have won plenty of races for Stephen also over the past few years , fair play Stephen nice gesture to Andrew. Andrew also wanted to thank his son and fellow club-member Lossey Lacey for all his help while Andrew was in hospital as without that help Andrew would not of been able to race or even look after his birds. So well done Andrew on your win and I hope your health changes for the better and you have more great days like today. Also well done to all members who clocked in a very though race and best of luck to you all this weekend for the Bude open, I hope you all have some luck. Jamie Kelly PO.
Castledawson – S K Watson 1206.
Shamrock RPC – John Purcell 1197, Francis Kelly 1173, 1127, Pat Ronan 1105.
Loughgall – Sam Corrigan 1194, S West 1152.
Castlebellingham – K Sharkey 1191, McKeown & McEvoy 945.
Fortfield – P & C Carson 1183, A O’Hanlon 1029.
Kingsmoss – W Gault & Son 1177, J & S Graham 1037.
Shelbourne Premier – Curran & Rush 1174.
Wilton Cross – G Douglas 1164, 1034, 1031.
Ballylesson – R Trimble 1162, 1158.
Gorey RPS – J Whittaker 1159, T Doran & Sons 1058, M/M M Gregg & Daughter 1044, J Whittaker 1016, 953.
Dundrum – R McVeigh & Sons 1157.
Newry & District - J J McCabe 1154, Ron Williamson 1090.
Dublin North East RPS - D Browne 1151, V Flood & Son 1094, D Browne 1077.
Wicklow South Road – Hunter & O’Neill 1151, A Duffy 1150, Logan O’Toole 1010, A Duffy 1003.
Monaghan HPS – Gerry Swift 1148, W J McBride & Son 1116, J Graham 1092, P McFadden 1071, 849, J Graham 773.
Cloughey – Young & Harper 1141, M Adair & Sons 1135.
Derriaghy – Belshaw & Anderson 1131, W Ringland & Son 1058.
Crumlin & District – P McClarence 1131, J Harkness 1092.
Corrigs 5/40 –Toner Bros 1126, W B Shaw 986, P Brown & Son 934, Pritchard Bros 926, Sam Brown 813.
Armagh HPS – G & A Campbell 1125.
Carlow & District - Peter Fagan 1120, James O’Connor 1001, Colin Nolan 925, James O’Connor 914, Jimmy Kelly 664, 656, P J Nangle 626. Well done Peter and all in the result
Horseshoe HPS – M Witherspoon 1107.
Rialto & District – M Myler 1106.
Ahoghill Flying Club – Balmer & T Young & Son 1105
Tallagh & District – D McMahon & Family 1105.
Lurgan Social – K Henderson & Son 1103.
Skerries - P & J Jones 1102, A Kelly 1043, P Rock & Son 1035, P & J Jones 961.
Randalstown HPS – J Millar 1089.
Dundonald – Myles Kincaid McCann & Auld 1079, 1037.
Portavogie – N & J McMaster 1076.
Muckamore HPS – M/M Magill 1053.
Bray South End 10/57 – McCann & Whelan 1039, McCann & Whelan, McCann & Whelan, McCann & Whelan. Bray South End 10/57 – McCann & Whelan 1039, McCann & Whelan, McCann & Whelan, McCann & Whelan. Bray Southend were in Sennen Cove today for the INFC Yearling Nat. McCann & Whelan were delight to take the Red Card on a hard day with their good little hen who was 1st Club & 18th Open Talbenny as a young bird. She has couple of other club positions as well, she was also in Talbenny on Sunday and back in the basket Monday.
Andersonstown – O & M Monaghan 1033.
Ballynahinch HPS – J Gillespie & Sons 1022.
Glen Invitation – J Jackson 1022.
Dublin North County RPS – T & S Maguire 1010.
Ballymun – T Nelson 1009.
Barrow Valley – Derek O’Shea 993.
Bray Invitation – J McDermott & Son 979.
Monasterevin RPC – S O’Hara 945.
Larne & District HPS – R & J Baxter 791. 1st Larne and Dist Hps - Guttsy yearling over 12 hours on the wing. Well done to all who clocked in a very hard race!
Ballybrack RPC - C & D Fox 700. Sad to say we had the only bird on the day and in race time on what was a tough race but we are over the moon with the result thanks for all the well wishes and phone calls.

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Martin Graham 1st Ballymena & District & 1st Mid Antrim Combine from Sennen Cove.

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Gary Lyttle of Comber Social HPS won 1st EDC, 25th Open & 25th North Sect out of Sennen Cove Yearling Nat.

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Andrew Lacey from Sallynoggin, best in the Stillorgan Station in the Yearling Nat.

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Ron Fewings from Rathnew bird won the East Coast Federation in the Ylr National & 2nd South Section.

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Mark Hughes had the winner in Edgarstown, he also won the INFC Skibbereen.
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