NIPA - Champion Bird of the Year

The NIPA was founded in 1945 and it's membership was open to all members within Northern Ireland - We are one of the largest weekly convoying organisations in the UK. Presently we have approx. 100 clubs as members, with over 2,000 members. Birds competing each week can reach 25 to 30 thousand, depending on the race. The race programme starts in Ireland down to Rosscarbery and continues through Wales & England to Penzance, and the Premier OB Nat flown from St Malo (France).

NIPA - Champion Bird of the Year

Postby willie reynolds » Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:17 pm

NIPA Champion Birds O/B & Y/B -

Having had the Champion Bird operating in the NIPA for a number of seasons with the award presented each season for Champion Old Bird and Champion Young Bird, a decision was made during 2014 which proved very popular. At the 2014 AGM a Resolution submitted by the NIPA Committee read – That the NIPA introduce a New Award for a Champion Old and Champion Young Bird for each of our 8 Sections. From these 8 x Winners the Overall Champion Old Bird and Champion Young Bird will be chosen. The Resolution Passed by 78 votes with just 2 against.

The 2014 winners were as follows:

NIPA Section Champion Old Bird 2014
Section A - G & S Smith, Cookstown Soc: Chequer Hen GB13C-16142; Section B - Fleming Bros, Crumlin & Dist: Blue w/f Cock GB11C-28975; Section C - G & M Atcheson, Ligoniel & Dist: Mealy Cock GB13L-27271; Section D - I Gibb & Sons, Glenavy & Dist: Blue w/f Hen GB13D-06359; Section E - D Calvin, Bondhill Social: Mealy Hen GB13B-04514; Section F - Arthurs & Smyth, Kircubbin: Blue w/f Cock GB13S-86016; Section G - T & K Mawhinney, Donaghcloney: Blue Cock GB12S-58205; Section H – K Armstrong, Omagh & District: Blue Cock GB10A-40796.

NIPA Champion Old Bird Overall 2014 (J Moreland Memorial Trophy) won by Ian Gibb & Sons Glenavy & District, Blue w/f Hen “Lady Sapphire” GB13D-06359.

NIPA Section Champion Young Bird 2014
Section A - G & S Smith, Cookstown Soc: Mealy Cock GB14C-01748; Section B - K Wilkinson & Son, New Antrim Amal: Blue Pied Hen GB14E-03112; Section C - Bingham & Seaton, Ligoniel & Dist: Blue Hen GB14L-20166; Section D - J Greenaway Dromore: Blue Cock GB14D-07313; Section E - D Calvin, Bondhill Social: Red Hen GB14B-02559; Section F - Plunkett Pollock & Nelson, Ards: Blue Chequer w/f Hen GB14A-26244; Section G - T & K Mawhinney, Donaghcloney: Blue Cock GB14D-39710; Section H – A Hall, Omagh & District: Black Cheq Hen GB14R-31007.

NIPA Section Champion Young Bird Overall (The Irish Region RPRA Trophy) won by Jeff Greenaway, Dromore, Blue Cock “Spitfire 313” GB14D-07313.

J Moreland Memorial Trophy winners:
2016 - J Smyth & Sons, Drumnavaddy
2015 - R Williamson, Newry & District
2014 – I Gibb & Sons, Glenavy & District
2013 – P & J Boal, Dromore
2012 – Gregg Bros & McCandless, Ligoniel & Dist
2011 – Donnelly Bros, Newry City
2010 – I Parkes & Son, Armagh
2009 – J Greenaway, Dromore
2008 – R Williamson, Bondhill
2007 – A Darragh, Cullybackey
2006 – D & J Campbell, Glengormley
2005 – Donnelly Bros, Newry City
2004 – T McCrudden, Coleraine & Co Derry
2003 – A Darragh, Cullybackey
2002 – Bingham & Seaton, Ballyhill

The Irish Region RPRA Trophy winners:
2016 - I Gibb & Sons, Glenavy & District
2015 - Bingham & Seaton, Ligoniel & District
2014 – J Greenaway, Dromore
2013 – M & T Griffith, Eastway
2012 – G McEvoy, Beechpark Social
2011 – Gregg Bros & McCandless, Ligoniel & Dist
2010 – Bingham & Seaton, Ligoniel & Dist
2009 – M/M B McNeilly, Doagh & Dist
2008 – R McKelvey, Newry & District
2007 – G Buckley & Son, Annaghmore
2006 – Marshall, Harkness & McSeveney, Cookstown Soc
2005 – Donnelly Bros, Newry City
2004 – D & J Campbell, Glengormley
2003 – Gregg Bros & McCandless, Ligoniel & Dist
2002 – R Williamson, Bondhill

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Jeff Greenaway (l) from Dromore collecting awards at the NIPA Ladies Night, inc. Champion Young Bird 2014.

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Ian and Peter Gibb from Glenavy won the Champion Old Bird in 2014.
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Re: NIPA - Champion Bird of the Year

Postby willie reynolds » Sat Oct 08, 2016 12:27 pm

NIPA Section Champion Old Bird 2015

Section A - G & S Smith Cookstown (Red Hen GB 14C-01559); Section B – Thompson Bros Crumlin (Blue Ch Pied Hen GB13D-34718); Section C - G & M Atcheson Ligoniel (Blue Cock NEHU14TR-1134); Section D - Doonan & McGuinness Dromore (Cheq Pied Cock GB 13S-97480); Section E - A Humpries & Son Markethill (Blue Cheq Cock GB 14B-10856); Section F - Plunkett Pollock & Nelson Ards (Blue Cheq Cock GB14A-16247); Section G - R Williamson Newry & Dist (Blue White Head Cock GB12R-33353); Section H -Troy Booth Mourne & Dist (Cheq Pied Cock GB14A-30601).

NIPA Champion Old Bird Overall 2015 (J Moreland Memorial Trophy) - R Williamson Newry & Dist - Blue White Head Cock (Whitenose GB12R-33353).

NIPA Section Champion Young Bird 2015

Section A - G & S Smith Cookstown (Blue Hen GB15C-20400); Section B –Thompson Bros Crumlin (Blue Ch Pied Hen GB15C-10097); Section C - Bingham & Seaton Ligoniel (Dark Cheq Cock GB15V-28776); Section D - J Greenaway Dromore (Blue Hen GB15D-21013); Section E - D Calvin Bondhill (Cheq Hen GB15B-09548); Section F - Plunkett Pollock & Nelson Ards (Blue Cheq Cock GB15E-49555); Section G - Sands & Rice Ballyholland (Black Cheq Cock GB15D-27144); Section H - No Claim.

NIPA Section Champion Young Bird Overall (The Irish Region RPRA trophy) - Bingham & Seaton Ligoniel (Dark Cheq Cock GB15V-28776).

NIPA Section Champion Old Bird 2016

OLD BIRD - Section A: G & S Smith Cookstown Cheq Cock GB 14 C 01644, Section B: Thompson Bros Crumlin Blue Hen GB 14 A 32757, Section C: M & T Griffith Eastway Blue Cock GB 14 R 01398, Section D: P & J Boal Dromore Blue Hen GB 15 D 21392, Section E: D Calvin Bondhill Blue Hen GB 15 B 09724, Section F: J Hall & Son Harmony Dk Cheq Hen IHU 15 N 02584, Section G: J Smyth & Sons Drumnavaddy Blue Cock GB 14 D 18764, Section H: A Kelly Omagh Blue Hen GB 14 R 31112.

NIPA Champion Old Bird Overall 2016 - J Moreland Memorial Trophy - J Smyth & Sons Drumnavaddy. (Blue Cock GB14D-18764)

NIPA Section Champion Young Bird 2016

YOUNG BIRD - Section A: G & S Smith Cookstown GB 16 C 09167, Section B: Thompson Bros Crumlin Blue Hen GB 16 C 11426, Section C: Gregg Bros & McCandless Titanic Blue Tip Cock NWHU 16S 3819, Section D: I Gibb & Sons Glenavy Dk Cheq Hen GB 16 D 28863, Section E: N Weir Loughgall Blue Hen GB 16 X 61671, Section F: J Hall & Son Harmony Blue Cheq Cock GB 16 H 18111, Section G: Donnelly Bros Newry City Blue Cheq Hen GB 16 A 40708, Section H No Claims.

NIPA Section Champion Young Bird Overall - The Irish Region Trophy - I Gibb & Sons Glenavy & Dist. (Aria Dark Cheq Hen GB16D-28863)

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J Moreland Memorial Trophy for NIPA Sect Champion OB Overall 2016
was won by J Smyth & Sons, Drumnavaddy.

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The Irish Region RPRA Trophy for NIPA Sect Champion YB Overall 2016
was won by I Gibb & Sons, Glenavy & District.
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