Sennen Cove Yearling Nat - Joey McLoughlin 1st Open

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Sennen Cove Yearling Nat - Joey McLoughlin 1st Open

Postby willie reynolds » Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:01 pm

Sennen Cove Yearling National. Sponsored by H. Beattie & Son.

Update Sunday 9th June 2019 @ 18:30.

Race marking will not take place on Monday.

Weather reports received this evening forecast strong winds and a band of rain on the Irish Sea for most of Wednesday.

Weather reports will be checked tomorrow evening (Monday) and further information on race marking will be available tomorrow.

Also please note the North Section on the entry form contains a misprint and should be

North Section and the pools are I. J. K. L.M.N. and not as printed. Full details on the North section pools are on the page giving race marking times.

Our next update will be Monday around 18.30hrs.

Update Monday 10th June 2019 @ 18:30.

Race marking will not take place on Tuesday.

Our next update will be Tuesday around 18:30.

Updated Tuesday 11th June 2019 @ 18:45.

Race marking will not take place on Wednesday.

Our next update will be Wednesday around 18:45.

Updated Wednesday 12th June 2019 @ 18:45.

Race marking will not take place on Thursday.

Our next update will be Thursday around 18:30.

Update Thursday 13th June 2019 @ 17.00

Race marking will take place on Friday for a possible release on Sunday.

Please note race marking will take place between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM.

Also there is a error on the North Section entry form.

North section pools are I.J.K.L.M.N. and not as printed.

Sennen Cove Liberation Sunday
Posted on June 16, 2019
Sennen Cove Yearling National - Sponsored by H. Beattie & Son.

Sunday 16th June 2019. 571 members have entered 3794 pigeons and are competing for £31,482.00 in pools and prizemoney.

The pigeons have been released at 06:00 the wind at the release site was light south south westerly. Our next update will be this evening.

Sennen Cove Yearling National - Sponsored By H. Beattie & Son

Provisional top ten in today’s race. All positions subject to correction.

1 Joey McLoughlin Blanchardstown 1543, 2 G. McNeilly Ballyclare 1542, 3 P & J Jones Skerries 1536, 4 P. McFadden Monaghan 1525, 5 J. Kelly & Sons Dromore 1509, 6 B. Creaney Portadown & Drumcree 1507, 7 P. Doran & Son Ind. South 1482, 8 Toner Bros. Corrigs 1461, 9 T. Hobbs Arklow Utd. 1455, 10 M. Hughes Edgarstown 1439.

All prizes and pools have been claimed. On checking the clock stations at 17:00 approximately 650 pigeons had been recorded.
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Re: Sennen Cove Yearling Nat - Prov Result

Postby willie reynolds » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:28 am

The Yearling Nat for the INFC was delayed for several days due to severe weather conditions, race marking was in Lisburn last Friday and liberation in Sennen Cove on Sunday at 6.00am in a Lt South SW wind, best bird in the Muckamore Station was for Glen McNeilly from Ballyclare at 12.08hrs flying 322 miles. Around 650 birds were recorded on the winning day. Prov result subject to correction is as follows.

1 Joey McLoughlin Blanchardstown 1543, 2 G. McNeilly Ballyclare 1542, 3 P & J Jones Skerries 1536, 4 P. McFadden Monaghan 1525, 5 J. Kelly & Sons Dromore 1509, 6 B. Creaney Portadown & Drumcree 1507, 7 P. Doran & Son Ind. South 1482, 8 Toner Bros. Corrigs 1461, 9 T. Hobbs Arklow Utd. 1455, 10 M. Hughes Edgarstown 1439.

All prizes and pools have been claimed. On checking the clock stations at 17:00 approximately 650 pigeons had been recorded.

Muckamore Station Sennen Cove Ylr Nat – G McNeilly Ballyclare 1542, M/M B McNeilly Doagh & Dist 1405, R Duddy Ballyclare 1395, S K Watson Castledawson 1382, L O’Neill & Sons Larne 1378, Blair & Rankin Ballymena 1377, M/M Robinson Ahoghill 1373, M/M B McNeilly 1361, G McNeilly 1357, E & D McClurkin Ligoniel 1357.

Stillorgan Station Sennen Cove Ylr Nat – H Egan & Son 1369, A Lacy & Sons 1340, J Downing 1333, Harris Bros 1320, McCann & Whelan 1047, R Matthews 1043, T McLoughlin 1016, Curran & Rush 1005, R Matthews 985, D Roe 973.

Isirh SR Federation Sennen Cove Ylr Nat – J McLoughlin Blanchardstown 1543, S Duran Blanchardstown 1377, B & P Emmett Boyne Valley 1373, H Egan & Son Bray South End 1369, T & S Maguire Dublin North County 1352, W & J Bolard Finglas 1350, 40, J McLoughlin 1336, B & P Emmett 1329, J McLoughlin 1328, A Maguire Dublin North County 1267.

NIPA Sennen Cove Ylr Nat – G McNeilly Ballyclare 1542, P McFadden Monaghan 1525, J Kelly & Sons Dromore 1509, B Creaney Portadown & Drumcree 1507, Toner Bros Corrigs 1461, M Hughes Edgarstown 1439, S & E Buckley Edgarstown 1418, G Quinn Coalisland 1410, M/M B McNeilly Doagh & Dist 1405, S & E Buckley 1397, T Wilson Gilford 1396, R Duddy Ballyclare 1395, P A Larkin & Sons Wilton Cross 1392, S K Watson Castledawson 1382, L O’Neill & Sons Larne & Dist 1378, Blair & Rankin Ballymena & Dist 1377, Mr & Mrs Robinson Ahoghill 1375, E & D McClurkin Ligoniel 1374, L Magee & Son Lisburn & Dist 1371, Ian Blair Dungannon 1362.

Mid Antrim Combine Sennen Cove - Blair & Rankin Ballymena 1377, M/M Robinson Ahoghill 1373, D Dixon Rasharkin 1326, McAlonan Bros Associate 1272, M/M Robinson 1224, McFarland & Agnew Kells 1208, Stewart Bros Randalstown 1200, H Boyd Kells 1198, Young McManus & Sons Ahoghill 1150, H Turkington Kells 1123. Bertie Blair had the best bird in to the local area and also won 1st in Ballymena & Dist and 1st Mid Antrim Combine. The winning yearling red cock was timed at 1.03pm after flying the 331 miles to the loft. He was in the prizes from Talbenny a week earlier and was sitting on eggs with his hen in a small section of the loft. The cock was really keen and would beat up any other cock that came in to the section. The sire a Herman Ceuster cock from Premier Lofts was a gift from club-mate and good friend George Bell. The dam is Frans Myers from Paddy McManus of Ahoghill and has bred 9 x 1st including 3 x 1st Combine winners, 1st Open NIPA Mullingar and a Bird of the Year winner.
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Re: Sennen Cove Yearling Nat - Joey McLoughlin 1st Open

Postby willie reynolds » Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:34 am

INFC Yearling Nat 2019 – 1st Open won by Joey McLoughlin of Blanchardstown RPC

The Yearling Nat for the INFC was delayed for several days due to severe weather conditions, race marking was in Lisburn last Friday and liberation in Sennen Cove on Sunday 16th June at 6.00am in a Lt South SW wind, best bird in the Muckamore Station was for Glen McNeilly from Ballyclare at 12.08hrs flying 322 miles. Around 650 birds were recorded on the winning day, all pools and prizes were claimed and another top result for one of the most important races of the old bird season. 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 few years with 571 members sending 3794 pigeons to compete for £31,249 in pools and prizes. It turned out a photo finish with 1st South Sect and 1st Open going to Joey McLoughlin of Blanchardstown recording velocity 1543, one yard clear from Glen McNeilly of Ballyclare the big distance club of the north to take 1st North Section and 2nd Open INFC. The 2 Bird Average was won by P Doran & Son, Ind South on a velocity of 1456. The race this year was sponsored by H Beattie & Son and we are very grateful to them for their continued sponsorship.

1st South Section, 1st Open J McLaughlin, Blanchardstown RPC, Vel 1543, flying 231 miles, winning£1837 and the Nelson Corry Trophy.

Okay folks, this is a loft report for this year’s NFC Yearling national, the winner of this great race is Joey McLoughlin from Blanchardstown in County Dublin. I was glad to hear the news that Joey had won this race as I know it is his main aim every year and I like to see these races won by fanciers that really prepare 100% just for the big day. That’s exactly wat Joey done, and the loft had no less than 6 pigeons in the national result from Sennen Cove. For those who don’t know, there is a 20 bird limit in all INFC races in Ireland, so it’s not too often you would see a loft with 6 in the money. Joeys result was as follows: 1st, 47th, 53rd, 145th, 190th, 213th, Open INFC from a total of 3,794 birds.

Now onto the main one of them all now named Jonah after Joey’s grandson who is shown a keen interest in the pigeons now, so hopefully he keeps it up and might be racing a few him-self in the near future. Now this cock was flown on the roundabout system this year and was on form right from the off this year as he was 1st Club in the very competitive Blanchardstown RPC with club birdage from 300 to 600 birds weekly. That was from Thurles in one of the very first races and then a few weeks later went on to get his second win of the season from Castletown. That was him set up just nicely for the main target of the season the INFC yearling national. Joey re-paired his team for the national as he wanted them sitting around 12 days on eggs for this race, but because of bad weather the marking was put on hold for a few days and Jonah was sent chipping eggs, his first ever nest. That certainly done the trick as he came like a rocket to win 1st Club, 1st Section, and 1st INFC Yearling National, that also notched up Jonah’s hat-trick for the season. Three wins in most Dublin clubs from one pigeon is rare to see as competition is fierce, but to go and win his 3rd and doing it to win the INFC yearling national is some achievement. In my own opinion this cock has to be one of the best ever Yearling National winners.

It’s a real gem of a pigeon that in Joey’s words made joeys dream come true in this race, as joey has been very close on a few occasions. In 2011 Joey won the INFC Average trophy for best average in Yearling & YB National from Sennen Cove finishing an impressive 5th INFC Yearling & 1st South Section & 8th INFC Young Bird that year. Then also in 2012 Joey was 3rd INFC Yearling national and in 2017 Joey was 12th Open Kings Cup winning over 2k in pools. The breeding is 90% Willy Thas with this national winner, and another thing Joey also won - actually Joey was the first ever winner of the very hard in my opinion the toughest award to win in pigeon racing anywhere on the planet and that is the INFC Triple Crown Award. to win this your pigeon must be in the INFC Young Bird National from Penzance, then as a 1 year old he must be in the iINFC Yearling result from Sennen Cove and then finally the mountain of them all he must fly as a 2 year old and be in the money from the INFC Kings Cup from France. This task is near impossible over 3 years and that you could count on one hand how many people have won this award. Joey also has a class cock I would like to mention , a 2 year old cock of Joeys was 1st Club, 6th South Section, 7th INFC 2018 and then 1st Club, 19th Open Penzance with ISRF, then 1st Club, 49th Open Penzance again, so this cock certainly likes the Irish Sea. What a pigeon and Joey tells me he’s off on the ferry again tonight and I’m sure he won’t be far away. Well done Joey, it’s a dream come true and well deserved and also over £2000 in prize and pool money to put the icing on the cake in what was a day to remember for Joey and his family. All the best Joey you really deserved your win. Jamie Kelly PO.

1st North Section, 2nd Open Glen McNeilly, Ballyclare & Dist, Vel 1542 flying 322 miles, winning £1323.

The winner of 1st North section and finishing 2nd Open INFC flying 322 miles is Glen McNeilly from the hot-bed of Ballyclare in County Antrim. His blue van denabelle cock was timed at 12.08pm just over six hours on the wing he easily topped the Muckamore Station doing velocity 1542. The cock was flown on widowhood and is bred down from pigeons purchased from M & D Evans. The sire is off a direct son of a cock called “Young Major” who is the sire of 9th Open Talbenny and 114th Open Sennen Cove Yearling national, and is also g/sire of 11th Open Rosscarbery young bird National. The dam of the North section winner is a racing hen that was 196th Open yearling National last year, and her dam was 96th Open yearling National in 2017. Her dam was 106th Yearling National in 2015. The Sire of the Dam is off a g/son of M & D Evans famous “Shadow” who is sire to 32nd Open Yearling National 2015. Glen had a total of 7 pigeons on the day, and 2 the next morning - A brilliant performance. Thanks to Noel Higginson for the info and photo.

2nd South Section, 3rd Open P & J Jones, Skerries, Vel 1536, flying 24 miles, winning £1384.

Paul Jones supplied the following. Firstly I would like to congratulate Joey McLaughlin on his great win. We are in a partnership of my-self, John and my wife Mandy. Mandy does a lot of work with the pigeons when we are at work. We wouldn't be able to have pigeons without her. Our hen is a granddaughter of the 10 Euro Cock, and on the other side she comes from a van Koppen pigeon through an Alwin Paddey's Golden hen, via our good friend Michael Myler. These lines have done very well for us on land and over the channel. We feed our pigeons on Van Robaeys from Henry Byrne at Sandyhill. The pigeons were flying well at the start of the season and then took a dip at the start of the cross channel racing, it's getting harder to race pigeons with the amount of falcons and doing shift work. Best of luck to everybody, for the rest of the season. The picture is of Mandy and John holding the hen. Thanks, Paul Jones.

3rd South Section, 4th Open P McFadden, Monaghan HPS , Vel 1525, flying 289 miles, winning £314.

We stay in the South of Ireland just on the border the Monaghan HPS who fly their birds with the NIPA. Patrick McFadden is a most successful fancier and he has won many times. His blue was a very consistent pigeon , came with the winner as young bird to be 2nd Club Fermoy, racing now this year on the widowhood. Sire was a gift bird by Frank Todd of the Muckamore HPS in the Antrim Area and has bred good sprint and middle distance winners. Dam by Andy Cooke , who is a top racer in Ballycarry & District in the Larne Area. This hen is down from Champion Blauwe Showman 1st open NIPA Clonmel and Blue Pearl, a winner of 9 x 1st prize's in the club. Thanks to Keith Allister for the help with the info and photo.

2nd North Section, 5th Open J Kelly & Sons, Dromore HPS, Vel 1509, flying 300 miles, winning £643.

Another hot-bed of the sport is Dromore in County Down, several top winning lofts in this area including the consistent Josie Kelly who gets his share of the spoils in many of the top distance races through to France including 6th in the Kings Cup. He has a good record as well in the Yearlimg Nat and this time had 2nd in the North Sect plus 5th Open INFC and £643. Bloodlines are none better, Kenyon famous for many years and Jan Aarden. The Blue Cheq cock was sent driving the hen, had only two races as a young bird and Sennen Cove was its first attempt cross channel.

3rd North Section, 6th Open Bobby Creaney, Portadown & Drumcree, Vel 1507, flying 302 miles, winning £820.

Bobby Creaney is another loft with a string of top performances racing into another favoured area, Portadown in County Armagh. His CV includes 1st Open NIPA in the St Malo OB National last year just 47 birds home and in the Yearling National of 2011 scored 1st North Sect & 6th Open INFC on vel 1131 winning the James McGrugan Memorial Cup for the winner of the Section not winning 1st Open. On that occasion he had two more birds in the result. This time Bobby Creaney from Portadown & Drumcree secured 1st Club, 3rd North section & 6th Open from Sennen Cove plus £820. Bobby has indeed a great record the bird was raced on roundabout and bred from top lines of Ronnie Williamson who needs no introduction.

4th South Section, 7th Open P Doran & Son, Individual South, Vel 1482, flying 181 miles, winning £360. Sam Buckley Memorial Cup Best 2 Bird Average Vel 1456.

Peter Doran & Son are Individual South members and had a very successful Ylr Nat timing two early arrivals to finish 4th & 6th South Sect and 7th & 11th Open INFC and the highly prized Sam Buckley Memorial Cup for the Best 2 Bird Average. Both pigeons were bred for me by my brother, Joey (T Doran& sons). The parents of the blue pied cock, 7th open have both flown the water numerous times. The mother of the blue hen, 11th open is of Ron Williamson bloodlines and has flown the water 12 times with the father having also flown the channel.

4th North Section, 8th Open Toner Bros, Corrigs, Vel 1461, flying 289 miles, winning £1063.

The winner of 8th Open, 4th North section INFC Yearling National was one of 4 Yearlings entered by the Corrigs club partnership of Liam, Andy and Frankie Toner. They recorded 3 of their entry of 4 home and the yearling at 8th open is a light blue cheq cock , one of a number of youngsters bought from Harmony Lofts last year and his bloodlines are Gaby Vandenabeele. This cock went to the Yearling National paired and sitting 14day eggs although the partners race roundabout during the early part of the season only pairing them up for the channel races. The racing career to date of this cock is that this year he had been in nearly every race including Talbenny and had a 2nd club position to his credit and had flown very steadily as a young bird. Liam, Andy and Frankie would like to take this opportunity to express their thanks to John and Viv Abernethy (Harmony Lofts), Cyril Beattie and Philip Quinn of Blue Sky for their help and friendship over the years. Thanks to Clifford Browne for his help with this report.

5th South Section, 9th Open T Hobbs, Arklow United RPC, Vel 1455, flying 188 miles, winning £230.

"Birthday Boy" finishing 5th S/section 9th open Sennen cove INFC was raced in Arklow by South Leinster Fed member Tony Hobbs. Brief details - Flown 3 land races this season prior to Yearling National. Grand/parents have both flown the Kings Cup race - one in race time Sire is from club mate John Conway and the dam through Donnelly Brothers of Newry City. Thanks to John Kenna for his help with this report.

5th North Section, 10th Open Mark Hughes, Edgarstown HPS, Vel 1439, flying 302 miles, winning £113. Charles Ingle Memorial Trophy for 10th Open Yearling National.

Mark Hughes of Edgarstown HPS in Portadown is another loft to score well in the major races, in this one 5th in the North Sect and 10th Open winning the Charles Ingle Memorial Trophy. The Blue cock is Jacob Poortvliet from Louella, a full brother won 1st Club, 20th North Sect & 57th Open INFC in last season’s Skibbereen OB Nat. The Blue cock had earlier won 3rd Club Skibbereen racing Roundabout, he was paired up and was sent to Sennen Cove sitting 12 day eggs. Thanks to Gary Simmons for getting the info and photo.

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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The happy McLoughlin Family from Blanchardstown RPC, winners of the Yearling Nat Sennen Cove.

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“Jonah” bred and raced by Joey McLoughlin, 1st Open INFC Yearling Nat Sennen Cove 2019.

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Glen McNeilly from Ballyclare & District, 1st North Sect & 2nd Open INFC Sennen Cove.

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P & J Jones from the Skerries, Mandy and John holding the lofts winning hen.

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Patrick McFadden from the Monaghan HPS holding his winner of 3rd South Sect & 4th Open INFC.

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Josie Kelly from Dromore in County Down, 2nd North Sect & 5th Open INFC.

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Bobby Creaney from Portadown & Drumcree, winner of 3rd North Sect & 6th Open INFC.

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Peter Doran with his grandson Callum holding both birds timed in the Yearling Nat, 7th & 11th Open plus the 2 Bird Average.

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Toner Bros from Corrigs, from (l) Frankie, Liam and Andy holding their 3 arrivals home from Sennen Cove , including the 8th Open INFC winner.

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Arklow United and South Leinster Federation member Tony Hobbs holding his bird "Birthday Boy" 5th South Section & 9th Open INFC.

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Mark Hughes from the Edgarstown HPS in Portadown, 5th North Sect & 10th Open winning the Charles Ingle Memorial Trophy.
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Re: Sennen Cove Yearling Nat - Joey McLoughlin 1st Open

Postby willie reynolds » Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:59 am

HOMERS ODYSSEY – INFC Yearling Nat Sennen Cove – Sponsored by H Beattie & Son

The Yearling Nat for the INFC was delayed for several days due to severe weather conditions, race marking was in Lisburn last Friday and liberation in Sennen Cove on Sunday at 6.00am in a Lt South SW wind, best bird in the Muckamore Station was for Glen McNeilly from Ballyclare at 12.08hrs flying 322 miles. Around 650 birds were recorded on the winning day. Overall winner was the high flying Joey McLoughlin who had a fantastic card in Blanchardstown.
1 Joey McLoughlin Blanchardstown 1543, 2 G. McNeilly Ballyclare 1542, 3 P & J Jones Skerries 1536, 4 P. McFadden Monaghan 1525, 5 J. Kelly & Sons Dromore 1509, 6 B. Creaney Portadown & Drumcree 1507, 7 P. Doran & Son Ind. South 1482, 8 Toner Bros. Corrigs 1461, 9 T. Hobbs Arklow Utd. 1455, 10 M. Hughes Edgarstown 1439.

INFC South Section Sennen Cove Ylr Nat 198/1136 – J McLoughlin Blanchardstown 1543, P & J Jones Skerries 1536, P McFadden Monaghan 1525, P Doran & Son Ind South 1482, T Hobbs Arklow United 1455, P Doran & Son 1430, J & J Merrigan Rarhnew 1395, P Rock & Son Dublin NE 1381, S Duran Blanchardstown 1377, B & P Emmett Boyne Valley 1373.

INFC North Section Sennen Cove Ylr Nat 373/2524 –G McNeilly Ballyclare 1542, J Kelly & Sons Dromore 1509, B Creaney Portadown & Drumcree 1507, Toner Bros Corriga 1461, M Hughes Edgarstown 1439, Telford Bros & S & J Milligan Downpatrick Prem 1429, S & E Buckley Edgarstown 1418, G Quinn Coalisland 1410, M/M B McNeilly Doagh & Dist 1405, S & E Buckley 1397, T Wilson Gilford 1396, R Duddy Ballyclare 1395, P A Larkin & Sons Wilton Cross 1392, S K Watson Castledawson 1382, L O’Neill & Sons Larne & Dist 1378, Blair & Rankin Ballymena & Dist 1377, M/M Robinson Ahoghill 1375, E & D McClurkin Ligoniel & Dist 1374, L Magee & Son Lisburn & Dist 1371, Ian Blair Dungannon 1362.

Balbriggan Station Sennen Cove Ylr Nat 0 J McLoughlin Blanchardstown 1543, P & J Jones Skerries 1536, P Rock & Son Bublin NE 1381, S Duran Blanchardstown 1377, B & P Emmett Boyne Valley 1373, T & S Maguire Dublin North County 1352, W Bollard & Son Finglas 1350, E & J Campbell Balbriggan 1350, A Maguire & Son Dublin North County 1342, J McLoughlin 1336.
Muckamore Station Sennen Cove Ylr Nat – G McNeilly Ballyclare 1542, M/M B McNeilly Doagh & Dist 1405, R Duddy Ballyclare 1395, S K Watson Castledawson 1382, L O’Neill & Sons Larne 1378, Blair & Rankin Ballymena 1377, M/M Robinson Ahoghill 1373, M/M B McNeilly 1361, G McNeilly 1357, E & D McClurkin Ligoniel 1357.

Stillorgan Station Sennen Cove Ylr Nat – H Egan & Son 1369, A Lacy & Sons 1340, J Downing 1333, Harris Bros 1320, McCann & Whelan 1047, R Matthews 1043, T McLoughlin 1016, Curran & Rush 1005, R Matthews 985, D Roe 973.
Isirh SR Federation Sennen Cove Ylr Nat – J McLoughlin Blanchardstown 1543, S Duran Blanchardstown 1377, B & P Emmett Boyne Valley 1373, H Egan & Son Bray South End 1369, T & S Maguire Dublin North County 1352, W & J Bolard Finglas 1350, 40, J McLoughlin 1336, B & P Emmett 1329, J McLoughlin 1328, A Maguire Dublin North County 1267.

NIPA Sennen Cove Ylr Nat – G McNeilly Ballyclare 1542, P McFadden Monaghan 1525, J Kelly & Sons Dromore 1509, B Creaney Portadown & Drumcree 1507, Toner Bros Corrigs 1461, M Hughes Edgarstown 1439, S & E Buckley Edgarstown 1418, G Quinn Coalisland 1410, M/M B McNeilly Doagh & Dist 1405, S & E Buckley 1397, T Wilson Gilford 1396, R Duddy Ballyclare 1395, P A Larkin & Sons Wilton Cross 1392, S K Watson Castledawson 1382, L O’Neill & Sons Larne & Dist 1378, Blair & Rankin Ballymena & Dist 1377, Mr & Mrs Robinson Ahoghill 1375, E & D McClurkin Ligoniel & Dist 1374, L Magee & Son Lisburn & Dist 1371, Ian Blair Dungannon 1362.

Mid Antrim Combine Sennen Cove - Blair & Rankin Ballymena 1377, M/M Robinson Ahoghill 1373, D Dixon Rasharkin 1326, McAlonan Bros Associate 1272, M/M Robinson 1224, McFarland & Agnew Kells 1208, Stewart Bros Randalstown 1200, H Boyd Kells 1198, Young McManus & Sons Ahoghill 1150, H Turkington Kells 1123. Bertie Blair had the best bird in to the local area and also won 1st in Ballymena & Dist and 1st Mid Antrim Combine. The winning yearling red cock was timed at 1.03pm after flying the 331 miles to the loft. He was in the prizes from Talbenny a week earlier and was sitting on eggs with his hen in a small section of the loft. The cock was really keen and would beat up any other cock that came in to the section. The sire a Herman Ceuster cock from Premier Lofts was a gift from club-mate and good friend George Bell. The dam is Frans Myers from Paddy McManus of Ahoghill and has bred 9 x 1st including 3 x 1st Combine winners, 1st Open NIPA Mullingar and a Bird of the Year winner.

Mid Leinster Fed Sennen Cove Ylr Nat – J O’Connor Carlow & Dist 1260, T McLoughlin Naas 1016, J O’Connor 1008, L Gaffney Naas 910, J King Naas 900, T McLoughlin 859.

INFC Clubs Sennen Cove

Blanchardstown RPC – J McLoughlin 1543, S Duran 1377, J McLoughlin 1336, 1328, 1224, S Duran 1224, J McLoughlin 1183, 1167, S Duran 1160.
Ballyclare & District – G McNeilly 1542, R Duddy 1395, G McNeilly 1357, R Duddy 1274, 1217, 1210, A Thompson 1204, C Cameron 1184, A Thompson 1183, H Weir 1169, A Thompson 1153, G McNeilly 1149, A Gault 1143, H Weir 1137.
Skerries – P & J Jones 1536, A Kelly 1119, Khalid Himli 1118.
Monaghan HPS – P McFadden 1525, J Graham 1263, 1242, C & O Myers 1230, P McFadden 1213, J Graham 973. Congratulations to Patrick McFadden taking the red card with an early arrival. Should be well up in the INFC Open result.
Portadown & Drumcree – B Creaney 1507, J Geary & Son 1338, Larkin Bros 1180, A McDonald 1157, Larkin Bros 975, J Geary 927, J Sterritt 918, Larkin Bros 897, J Sterritt 849. Congratulations to Bobby Creaney with another super result for Portadown & Drumcree, finishing 2nd in the Banbridge Centre and possibly in the Top 10 in the open of today’s yearling National race! Also well done to all the other members who timed.
Dromore HPS – J Kelly & Sons 1509, J Greenaway 1350, B & A Brown and S & W Shaw 1204, J Greenaway 1180.
Corrigs – Toner Bros 1461, C McManus 1245, 1140.
Arklow United RPC – T Hobbs 1455, G & M Doyle 1347, Leonard, De Ridder & Callo 1320, P & M Byrne 1266, Leonard, De Ridder & Callo 1253, 1247, T Hobbs 1247, Leonard, De Ridder & Callo 1222.
Edgarstown – M Hughes 1439, S & E Buckley 1418, 1397, 1314, A & R Neill 1271, S & E Buckley 1258, R & J McCracken 1146, 1123.
Downpatrick Premier - Telford Bros & S & J Milligan 1429, S Milligan & Daughter 1128.
Coalisland & District – G Quinn 1410, B Morgan 1304, D Carolan 1264, S Hughes 1187, D Carolan 1186, B Morgan 1124.
Doagh & District – Mr & Mrs B McNeilly 1405, 1361, 1280, 1275, Mr & Mrs D Suitters 1247, W Cowan 1206, Mr & Mrs D Suitters 1203.
Gilford & District – T Wilson 1396, 1250.
Rathnew – J & J Merrigan 1395, Doyle Bros 1290, T & T Moorehouse & G/Son 1278, R Fewings 1265, J & J Merrigan 1223, Merrigan Bros 1171, R Fewings 1138.
Wilton Cross HPS – P A Larkin & Sons 1392. ‘The Big Hen’ 1st club, 13th North Section, 20th National Sennen Cove 2019. All pools and nom. Raced on roundabout. Her sire was the first young bird that came into Larkin Bros loft when we started up in 2014 a gift from Jim Shalimar Lofts Braniff, a chequer busscheart cock. Her dam is our Kings cup hen, her sire a Louella Vandenabeele part of a kit of 10 my wife bought me for Christmas the year we started ‘54 was 26th open from roscrea and 4th open form bude he is the sire and grand sire of winners for us and others, the kit of 10 cost £240 so he cost £24. Her dam cost a fiver! She was one of a kit of 6 offered by Glen Smith at the Cookstown club stand at the Ballyclare show. You don’t have to spend a fortune to get good pigeons, thanks to all involved, the boys an I are over the moon. Getting 6/8 from in my opinion one of the best races in our calendar we are happy chapsticks.
Castledawson – S K Watson 1382.
Dublin North East RPC – P Rock & Son 1381, 1146, 1146, D Browne 1115.
Larne & District – L O’Neill & Son 1378, 1340, 1306, Crawford & Robinson 1257, G K & I Moxham 1256, Crawford & Robinson 1247, L O’Neill & Son 1210, G K & I Moxham 1204, 1151, 1130.
Ballymena & District HPS – Blair & Rankin 1377, W Ramsey 1116. Well done Bertie, 1st MAC.
Ahoghill Flying Club – Mr & Mrs Robinson 1375, 1224, Young McManus & Sons 1150.
Ligoniel & District – E & D McClurkin 1374, Bingham & Seaton 1190.
Boyne Valley RPC – B & P Emmett 1373, 1329, B & P McEvoy 1264, B & P Emmett 1159, D Corrigan 1114, P Arthur 1051, B Martin 989, V Black 989.
Lisburn & District – L Magee & Son 1371, R Topping & Son 1283, Ian Donaghy 1241, S & W English 1206, Ian Donaghy 1182, S G Briggs 1157, G Benson 1157, R Topping & Son 1145, G Benson 1130.
Bray South End - H Egan & Son 1369.
Dungannon & District – Ian Blair 1362, 1115. Well done Ian, great result.
Gilford & District – G O’Dowd 1355, Rafferty & Toman 1346, 1346, C & H Beattie 1310, Hyde Bros 1179, Rafferty & Toman 1177, O Fitzpatrick & Son 1172, C & H Beattie 1142, O Fitzpatrick & Son 1112, Moody Bros 1056.
Dublin North County RPC – T & S Maguire 1352, A Maguire 1342, 1267.
Finglas – W & J Bollard 1350, T McLoughlin & Son 1156, W & J Bollard 1143.
Balbriggan – E & J Campbell 1350, P J Corcoran & Son 1325, N Grant & Sons 1189, 1122.
Sallynoggin 10/37 – Lossey Lacey & Son 1340, R Matthews 1023, 985, D Roe 973, Brady & Burton 941, Andrew Lacey & Sons 889. The 3rd race of this weekend was the INFC Yearling national from Sennen Cove, the winner from this race is Andrew Lacey & Sons, Lossey clocked his blue yearling hen to win 1st club Sallynoggin and also should get a good national position. This hen has had 3 land races prior to this race and she was sent sitting chipping eggs. Then was bred by Stephen O’Brien and is from Vandebelle /Gregg Bros McCandless cross. It was a great win for Lossey and well deserved as he has been knocking on the door on the channel in the past few races. Been 4th club Penzance on Saturday and also 4th club Talbenny last week, Lossey also clocked another of his 3 entries to finish 6th club. Great flying having 2 in result with 3 away, well done great race to win and also well done all in result from what is always a hard race to win and clock from.
Ballymoney HPS 13/98 – J McDowell & Sons 1340, D Dixon 1326, J Connolly 1301, J McConaghie 1300, D & H Stuart 1256, J McConaghie 1235, D & H Stuart 1222, R J Elliott 1210, D Dixon 1208, 1202, D & H Stuart 1080, W Blair 1080. Congratulations to J Mc Dowell and sons on winning their second race of the old bird season.
Laurelvale - G & C Topley 1336, J Serplus 1294, G & C Topley 1194.
Eastway HPS – D & J Campbell 1334, Grattan Bros & Speers 1189, 1148, 1126.
Carrick & District – Degnan & McKee 1334.
Newtownbreda – T Marshall & Son 1330, R & R Lambe 1214.
Bondhill Social – John Greenaway 1327, M Robinson 1308, John Greenaway 1288, M Robinson 1287, John Greenaway 1256, B & A Beattie 1239, John Greenaway 1175, 1146, 1145, 1133.
Grosvenor – J & L Smyth 1326, J & J McAlorum 1238.
Annaghmore – Tom McClean 1324, R Telford 1252, A Cherry 1251, J & E Calvin 1250, A McMullan 1239, Tom McClean 1212, R Telford 1209, Tom McClean 1194, W G Neill 1162, 1140, G Buckley & Son 1119.
Wheatfield – J & D Braniff 1323, 1299, 1263, 1155.
Gorey RPS – J Whittaker 1322, P Byrne 1250, J Whittaker 1132.
Millvale – Donnelly Bros 1321, Mark Maguire & Son 1273, 1262, Noel Murtagh 1172, Mark Maguire & Son 1118.
Markethill - P McCall 1319, R McCracken 1177, P McCall 1072, R McCracken 1050, 1031, 1020, M McDowell & Sons 986. Well done Philip McCall.
Cullybackey HPS – Mr & Mrs M Sempey 1319, McAlonan Bros 1272, T Picken & Son 1171, Reid Bros & McCloy 1136, 1125.
Dundonald – Myles, Kincaid, McCann & Auld 1317, 1156, B C T Foulis & Gill 1117.
Banbridge - Rev TAB Sawyers & Son 1295, R Carson & Son 1174, McCracken Bros 1128.
Drumnavaddy Inv – G & S McMullan 1294, S Ogle 1235, J Brush 1213, C & G Quinn 1210, Barry McAvoy 1167, J Brush 1165.
Ballycarry & District – N J Arthurs 1289, 1273, 1158, 1134.
West Belfast – Lindores Son & Nichilson 1289.
Glenavy & District – D Scott 1288, I Gibb & Sons 1169, D Coulter 1124.
Malahide & District – J Carey 1283, Michael Kiely 1223.
Dromara – N Black & Son 1282, Mr & Mrs Stevenson 1271, H Silcock 1269, Russell Bros 1247, 1247, Mr & Mrs Stevenson 1200, N Black & Son 1143, Russell Bros 1143, N Edgar & Son 1135, A Bradley 1132, H Silcock 1124.
Enniscorthy – Edward Matthews 1266, 1157.
Castlebellingham – P & B McEvoy 1264.
Carlow South RPC – Tom Gorman 1263, 1206.
Carlow & District – James O’Connor 1260.
Fortfield – D Haughey 1253, 1209, Jim Braniff 1207.
Harmony HPS – G Adair 1253, W Catherwood & Sons 1181.
Drogheda Inv – R Coleman 1249, 1159.
Blackwatertown West End – M Duggan & Son 1247, Joe Brown 1195, R G & G Donaldson 1139, F McLaughlin 1122.
Bangor – Burgess & Brennan 1240, Lambert & Stewart 1198.
Crossgar HPS – McCartan & Woodsides 1239.
Ballyholland – C O’Hare & Son 1234, 1152, 1118, J Murtagh 1103, 1103, O Markey 1101, C O’Hare 1094, J Murtagh 1080, C O’Hare 1058, 1035.
Hillsborough & Maze – J & J Taggart 1233, E Russell 1197, 1132.
Trim RPC – Herbie Thorpe 1232, 1190.
Beechpark Social – G McEvoy 1231, H Lynch & Son 1163, 1155.
Crumlin & District – John Harkness 1230, 1174, George Grant 1117.
Comber Social – Francie Gilmore 1229, Burns Bros 1172.
Horseshoe HPS – S McGarel & Sons 1216, M Witherspoon 1148.
Kells & District – McFarlane & Agnew 1208, Harry Boyd 1198, Henry Turkington 1123.
Derriaghy – R Benson 1204.
Randalstown HPS – Stewart Bros 1200.
Blackwater RPC – Michael Holman 1219, J Foxton 1210, Bolger Family 1026, 926, J Foxton 887, Bolger Family 817, 768, 619. The channel King Michael Holman makes it 2 wins in 2 days from across the water. Well done Michael, also well done to Joe Foxton and to the Bolger Family who sent 5 and clocked 5.
NI Middle Route – Maurice Weir 1185.
Newry & District – Ron Williamson 1183.
Lagan Valley RPC – D McShane & Son 1178, A & R Milliken & Brady 1146.
Ballynahinch HPS – J Gillespie & Sons 1177.
Ballywalter SPC - W McMaster & Son 1169, J Orr & Son 1138.
Colin HPS – P & K Braniff 1169, J Gregory & Sons 1150, Johnston Bros 1118.
Millisle – R Strain & Son 1164,
Killyleagh Central – C Healy 1156, McComb Bros 1144.
Killyleagh & District - P Murray 1145, 1117.
Muckamore HPS – Sam Maginty 1138, T Patterson & Son 1129.
Kingsmoss – J & S Graham 1136.
Annalong – John Trimble & Son 1134..
Stillorgan - John Downing 1133, M & M Curtis 921, John Downing, M & M Curtis. Well done to John Downing winning Sennen Cove. Well done to mixer and mags who also clocked two birds.
Annsborough – M Croskery 1133.
Kilkenny RPC – P Dowling 1131.
Loughgall – McGeary Bros 1126, Sam Corrigan 1125.
Newton Kilpeddar 9/56- J Byrne 1057, C & T Murphy 1020, K Doyle 1002, Massey & Duffy 951, J Byrne 918, P Sheridan 859.
Shamrock RPC – J Purcell 945, J Purcell. A big well done to our very hard working club treasurer who clocked 2 of his 3 birds sent today. Well done John.

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.

Willie Reynolds - INFC Press Officer
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Yearling National winner from Sennen Cove, Joey McLoughlin of Blanchardstown.

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Blair & Rankin from Ballymena & District, 1st MAC in the Sennen Cove Ylr Nat.

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Two out of two for this gentleman on the channel in the Blackwater RPC, Michael Holman.

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Early arrival in the Muckamore Station Sam Watson from Castledawson.

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P A Larkin & Sons won 1st Club Wilton Cross, 13th North Sect & 20th Open INFC.
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