News Update June/July 2018 -

The North Coast Classic is now in its 8th year! All our prize money and pool money has been paid within 10 days. We have SIX Hotspot races prior to the North Coast Classic Race from Cork. The six Hot Spot races will take place from 70, 115, 150, 175, 196 and 150 miles on consecutive Sundays. Each week we have given prizes for the top 5 in each Hotspot race. The final race, The North Coast Classic, from Cork will be 265 miles. 1st Prize £15,000, other estimated prizes are £3,000, £2,000, £1,000, £800, £600, £400, £200, 7 x £150 and 6 x £100. Ace Pigeon £1,000, 2 Bird Average £500 and Six Hot Spot Races with prizes 1st £150, 2nd £100, 3rd £50, 4th £50 and 5th £50. All prizes are based on 700 birds, deadline for entry is the end of April 2020. Adrian.

News Update June/July 2018 -

Postby willie reynolds » Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:06 pm

Date
Race
Location
Distance(Miles)

22nd July - Hotspot 1 Navan 100

29th July - Hotspot 2 Navan 100

5th August - Hotspot 3 Tullamore 133

12th August - Hotspot 4 Roscrea 158

19th August - Hotspot 5 Thurles 176

26th August - Hotspot 6 Clonmel 196

9th September - North Coast Classic Final Rosscarbery 265
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Re: News Update June/July 2018 -

Postby willie reynolds » Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:08 pm

29/06/18 - Youngsters away and home from 14 mile stage. They are coming very well, long may it continue. We will stay at this point for 3 more tosses and then move on to the 25 mile stage. Adrian.

02/07/18 - That’s the last 14 mile toss completed. Birds came well in the brisk NE wind. Tomorrow we move into the 25 mile stage. Adrian.

03/07/18 - We have had a bad toss today. Everything was ok at release and the different groups all cleared instantly as they have been doing but obviously something has happened. The first 100 or so arrived bang on time but then they started to arrive in little groups of 5/6. When I left at 4.00pm we estimate about 70 or so still to return. More will probably return in the cool of the evening. There have been no signs of any injuries to any of the returnees.

Training is cancelled tomorrow and we will scan all the youngsters through the clock and I will update and post a returns list tomorrow evening. To say we are disappointed is an understatement and we hope all/most of the missing return. Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings. Adrian.

04/07/18 - When I arrived this morning at 6.00am there was another 7 waiting to get in. I stayed until 8.00am and 3 more had arrived. Matt is at the lofts now to look after things as Sean is attending a bereavement this morning. We will scan the birds later and Willie will post a Ring List later this evening which I will post into FB. I estimate 50 or so still adrift, hopefully more of your birds turn up. Adrian.

04/07/18 - We did a scan this afternoon and there is 45 missing yet. Strange thing we have not had any reported as yet. Willie is doing a download later which he will post on the NCC website and I will then post it on our FB page. Training will resume tomorrow. Adrian.

08/07/18 - Birds away and home from today’s toss. Tomorrow we move on to the 30 mile stage.

10/07/18 - Birds away and home from today’s 30 miler. Training continues tomorrow.
11/07/18 - No training today. Training will resume tomorrow.

12/07/18 - Birds away and home from today’s 30 miler. There was a nice steady head wind and they took 44 minutes approx for all groups. A returns list will be posted on both sites this evening. Training continues tomorrow.

13/07/18 - Birds away and home from today’s toss. Cleared and homed immediately. Training continues tomorrow.

14/07/18 - Another successful 30 miler today again. Full scan tomorrow and loft list will be uploaded unto both sites tomorrow evening.

16/07/18 - Youngsters made short work of today’s toss again. Training continues tomorrow.

17/07/18 - Another successful toss today again. We will do a returns list this evening.

18/07/18 - Birds away and home from today’s trainer. These youngsters know what the game is about. Lids down , half circle and straight home. Final trainer is tomorrow and I will post a returns list. These will be the youngsters going to the 1st Hotspot barring injuries. Good luck to all.

19/07/18 - Today the youngsters had their last toss in preparation for Hotspot 1. They made short work of it. We will publish a returns list tonight and these will be the youngsters going to Sunday’s Hotspot barring anything happening to any whilst exercising tomorrow. A full basket list will be posted on Sunday morning. Hotspot 1 has been very kindly sponsored by Terence McCrudden. Good luck to all and fingers crossed for a successful race.
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Re: News Update June/July 2018 -

Postby willie reynolds » Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:19 am

Final reminder. All those pigeons that are not fully paid for by Saturday 21st July will not be entered in Hotspot 1 on Sunday 22nd.

Friday 20/07/18

£10 Single bird nom for Hotspot 1
Winner Takes All

Jeanette Taylor GB 18B 21165
Miss Chatterbox GB 18V 12230
Norfolkngood Gb 18X 03175
Stephen O'Brien IHU 18S 081648
Linney Lofts GB 18V 23029
Seanog Dreamteam GB 18B 21160
Ed Maxwell GB 18H 35402
Pat Maher GB 18C 14585
Andrew McKeown NEHU 18Z 6088
Piper. GB 18C 14918
Charlies Angels. GB 18C 40204
Ellie & Jacob GB 18B 21146
Taxi Mush IHU 18S 055391
George & Morgan GB 18V 66944
Glenbank Lofts IHU 18N 07046
The Likely Lads GB 18H 35306
Angus Smyth IHU 18S 068916
Alpine Lofts Belge 18 6082049
Ghyll Lofts GB 18Z 51385

£10 Pool ( unlimited ) Winner Takes All
Winners North & South IHU 18S 085829
Winners North & South IHU 18S 081547
Winners North & South IHU 18S 112541
Ellie & Jacob GB 18B 21139
Charlie's Angels GB 18C 40139
Strabane 2nd 11 GB 18S 34276
Piper GB 18C 14918
Winners North & South IHU 18S 068925
Alpine Lofts Belge 18 6081065
Ed Maxwell GB 18H 35401

20/07/18 - Hotspot 1 Update - Due to an adverse weather forecast we are going to postpone Hotspot 1 until the first favourable day. If the forecast changes then we can change also. We are going to train tomorrow morning. Any updates will be posted on both Sites.

21/07/18 Update - Another successful trainer today again. Unfortunately two birds have sustained broken legs. GB18C14569 and GB18C21756. Looking at forecasts it would suggest that Hotspot 1 will take place on Tuesday.

22/07/18 Single bird nom
22nd July 2018 9:52 pm | By: NCC AUTHOR - Adrian

£10 Single bird nom for Hotspot 1
Winner Takes All . Only birds that have been paid will appear on the list . If I have missed anyone give me a call/ text on 07719877139 .

Jeanette Taylor GB 18B 21165
Miss Chatterbox GB 18V 12230
Norfolkngood Gb 18X 03175
Stephen O’Brien IHU 18S 081648
Linney Lofts GB 18V 23029
Seanog Dreamteam GB 18B 21160
Ed Maxwell GB 18H 35402
Pat Maher GB 18C 14585
Andrew McKeown NEHU 18Z 6088
Piper. GB 18R 14918
Charlies Angels. GB 18C 40204
Ellie & Jacob GB 18B 21146
Taxi Mush IHU 18S 055391
George & Morgan GB 18V 66944
Glenbank Lofts IHU 18N 07046
The Likely Lads GB 18H 35306
Angus Smyth IHU 18S 068916
Alpine Lofts Belge 18 6082049
Ghyll Lofts GB 18Z 51385
Winners North & South GB 18C 31658
Richys Rockets NEHU 18HOU 1209
Bushwackers GB 18 C 26443
Team Ettrick SU 18SB 457
Lightning. GB 18F 02479
Carson Millican GB 18B 21163
Showman. GB 18C 14595
Charlie’s Champions. Belge 18 6082054
Ballysally. Belge 18 6082035

Unlimited Pool
22nd July 2018 10:02 pm | By: NCC AUTHOR - Adrian
£10 Pool ( unlimited )
Winner Takes All . Only those who have paid are on the list . If I have missed anyone give me a call /text on 07719877139
Winners North & South IHU 18S 085829
Winners North & South IHU 18S 085147
Winners North & South IHU 18S 112541
Ellie & Jacob GB 18B 21139
Charlie’s Angels GB 18C 40139
Strabane 2nd 11 GB 18S 34276
Piper GB 18R 14918
Winners North & South IHU 18S 068925
Alpine Lofts Belge 18 6081065
Ed Maxwell GB 18H 35401
Bushwackers GB 18C 26443
Team Ettrick SU 18SB 455
Deg’s Team GB 18C 13239
Deg’s Team. GB 18C 13236
Deg’s Team. GB 18C 13235
Deg’s Team. GB 18C 13243
Linney Lofts GB 18V 23030
Showman. GB 18C 14595
Richys Rockets NEHU 18HOU 1237

Prize Money 2018
23rd July 2018 1:44 pm | By: NCC AUTHOR - Adrian
North Coast Classic Final.

First £10,000
2nd. £3,000
3rd. £2,000
4th. £1,000
5th. £800
6th. £600
7th. £400
8th. £200
9th-14th £150 each
15th-18th. £125 each
19th-20th. Free entry 2019

Hotspots
First. £150
2nd. £100
3rd. £50
4th. £50
5th. £50

Ace Pigeon
£1000

Two Bird Average
£500

Venture Suppliers Prize
£1000

23/07/18 - Birds not going to Hotspot 1
Damien Farrell Belge 18 6081947
Glenbank Lofts IHU 18N 07031
Richy’s Rockets NEHU 18 HOU 1209
Richy’s Rockets GB 18C 27156
Highway Lofts IHU 18S 057003
J Hall & Son GB 18H 34480
Woodberry Lofts GB 18E 05886
Suaimhneas Lofts GB 18C 14569
These pigeons are carrying injuries and will be put back in training when they have recovered.
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Re: News Update June/July 2018 -

Postby willie reynolds » Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:21 pm

Hotspot 1 liberated 8 45 in Monaghan
24th July 2018 8:48 am | By: NCC AUTHOR - Adrian
Birds up at 8 45 in bright sunshine . Light westerly . Good luck to all

Result from today's Hotspot 1
1. Team LA £150 + single bird nom £360
2 Shalimar Synd £100
3 Taxi Mush £50
4 Hawk Dodgers £50 + Unlimited Pool £330
5 Hofkens. UK £50

Congratulations to today's Winner Alan Larkin & Darren Aiken . Great picking to win our single bird nom and a nice wee profit . Hawk Dodgers ( Martin Mitchell )in fourth place win the Unlimited pool £330

It turned out not so well as expected today and as I pen this we are still 60 missing . The only positive thing is they are still coming and in fact 3 arrived just as I left the lofts at 16 15 . A full result and returns list will be posted on both sites later this evening .

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Re: News Update June/July 2018 -

Postby willie reynolds » Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:52 pm

Saturday 28/07/18

Forecast is not favourable for tomorrow so we have decided to cancel Hotspot 2. We will update daily.

Sunday 29/07/18

Hotspot 2 will go ahead tomorrow from Ardee approx 90 miles.We hope to have them liberated around 9-10am. I will update as necessary.Basket list will be on both sites tomorrow morning.

Monday 30/07/18

Birds going at 9.00am. Beautiful day with a south west wind. Good luck to all competing.

Today’s Hotspot from Ardee approx 90

Miles turned out a big disappointment for us . Liberated in a brisk South Westerly breeze , we expected arrivals before the 1 1/2 hr mark . Our first arrivals were slightly behind this expectation and when only 4 arrived together I immediately thought that this was going to be a long day . My worst fears materialised with the pigeons arriving right up to dusk . 178 from 259 is the running total at the minute . Willie is going to Update tomorrow morning and again tomorrow evening . Two returnees are showing injuries associated with a raptor strike, which makes us think that this has been the cause of today’s erratic returns . One of Northern Ireland’s top fanciers ( Danny Dixon ) commented to me that it was not the condition of the birds or the weather that could be blamed .
On a brighter note we would like to congratulate our winner today Taxi Mush ( Garret Hensey ) on his victory . Also congratulations to our other prize winners . Hawk Dodgers in 3rd and 7th take the Single bird nom and the unlimited pool . His SU 18R 1004 in 7th place finished 4th last week and will undoubtably be leading the Ace Pigeon award .


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