Gowran Park 04/05/19 -

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Gowran Park 04/05/19 -

Postby willie reynolds » Tue May 07, 2019 4:45 pm

Gowran Park racecourse in County Kilkenny was the venue for the fourth old bird race, just short of 19,000 birds were released at 10.30am in a northerly wind. A bit of sun and blue sky over the route ensured a good race even in a headwind. The best bird was timed in Portadown & Drumcree for Jason Whitten & Son doing velocity 1349 just a yard ahead of G & A Campbell of Armagh HPS who has won all club races to date. ‘Skyfall’ the yearling open winner is a Hereman Ceuster/Van den Bulck bred by Cock Crow Breeding Lofts in Dromore.

NIPA Open Gowran Park 734/18,726 –

1-1E J Whitten & Son Portadown & Drumcree 1349, 2-2E G & A Campbell Armagh 1348, 3-1G C O’Hare & Daughter Ballyholland 1341, 4-2G S Delaney Harmony 1334, 5-3E S O’Brien Monaghan 1332, 6-4E S O’Brien 1332, 7-3G J Smyth & Sons Drumnavaddy 1331, 8-5E S O’Brien 1330, 9-1C J & D Braniff Wheatfield 1330, 10-2C D & J Campbell Eastway 1329, 11-3C J & D Braniff 1329, 12-6E S O’Brien 1329, 13-1D I Gibb & Sons Glenavy 1328, 14-7E Rafferty & Toman Gilford 1328, 15-2D K Downey Beechpark Soc 1328, 16-4G R Willioamson Newry & Dist 1326, 19-8E McGeary Bros Loughgall 1325, 20-9E G & A Campbell 1323.

Best in each NIPA Section:

Sect A 59/1383 – B Morgan Coalisland & Dist 1297, K Morton & Sons Cookstown 1287, K Carolan Coalisland & Dist 1275.

Sect B 114/3032 – A Darragh Cullybackey 1295, Mr & Mrs Robinson Ahoghill 1290, Mr & Mrs Robinson 1290.

Sect C 121/3052 – J & D Braniff Wheatfield 1330, D & J Campbell Eastway 1329, J & D Braniff Wheatfield 1329.

Sect D 92/2315 – I Gibb & Sons Glenavy 1328, K Downey Beechpark Social 1328, Johnston Bros Colin 1326.

Sect E 132/4039 – J Whitten & Son Portadown & Drumcree 1349, G & A Campbell Armagh 1348, S O’Brien Monaghan 1332.

Sect F 43/858 – McCartan & Woodsides Killyleagh & Dist 1267, McCartan & Woodsides 1267, McCartan & Woodsides 1267.

Sect G 72/2793 – C O’Hare & Daughter Ballyholland 1341, S Delaney Harmony 1334, J Smyth & Sons Drumnavaddy 1331.

Sect H 101/1254 – D Booth Mourne & Dist 1306, D Booth 1306, D Booth 1288.

NIPA Race/Date

Gowran Park 04/05/19 – Lib 10.30am in Northerly wind

NIPA Sect A Clubs

Coalisland & District – B Morgan 1297, K Carolan 1275, E Grew 1269, B Morgan 1266, 1266, S Hughes 1265. Coalisland result today from Gowran Park I'd like to thank my good mate Danny Carolan on breeding me this pigeon also a big thanks to D C & P McCardle who breeding this hen comes back to superb pigeons no doubt

Coleraine Premier HPS 15/403 - D Coyle & Son 1268, 1265, Bond & Diamond 1245, D Coyle & Son 1245, D Coyle & Son 1244, T & J McDonald 1244. D Coyle & Son 1st and 2nd in Coleraine Prem. The winner was a Sticker Doncker from Geoff and Frank Dicky from Randalstown. The 2nd bird was a Danny Dixon special - Danny's pigeons always do well.

Coleraine & County Derry – T McCrudden 1269, W & W Murdock 1214, Mrs B McCrudden 1213. Great result for Terence McCrudden topping the Coleraine Triangle on velocity 1269.

Cookstown Social – Kenny Morton & Sons 1287, G & S Smith 1274, Kenny Morton & Sons 1272, 1271, G & S Smith 1258, S Marshall 1256.

Dungannon – Mariusz Pawlak 1244, C Reid 1206, 1196.

Windsor Social 13/325 – G Donaghy Son & Grandson 1253, A & M Boyle 1250, 1250, 1248, R McCann 1248, A & M Boyle 1239.

NIPA Sect H Clubs

Amelia Earhart - 1 Fox & McGlinchey 1117, Lexi McCloskey 1094, Eamon Quigley 1092, Andy Mitchell 1078, Eamon Quigley 1072, Hugh Hegarty 1025. A very well done to Cathal Fox and Gerald McGlinchey on winning this week, they also lift the pools.

Derry & District 14/155 – Cooley Bros 1211, J & G Ramsey 1155, L & M Moran 1139, J & G Ramsey 1130, J & G Ramsey 1101, J Diamond 1099.

Foyle RPS 13/159 – D W Lofts 1162, 1111, B Page 1102, J Coyle 1100, Miller & Doherty 1095, B Page 1078. Congratulations to Darren and Willy Hamilton on taking their first red card this week. DW Lofts have only joined the club this year and have started racing from a new loft. Well done boys, great flying.

Limavady – R Witherow 1152, 1130, R McIlmoyle 1228.

Londonderry PRS 7/77 – L. Flanagan & Son 1195, L. Flanagan & Son 1134, B. Houston 1092, B. Houston 1086, L. Flanagan & Son 1083, B. Houston 1074. Leo back on the top spot again in this week’s race from Gowran Pk - Well done Leo.

Maiden City 17/226 – J McConomy 1216, T Rodgers 1213, 1201, Concannon Bros 1163, P Cregan 1162, 1162. Very well done to Jim McConomy with two wins back to back. He hasn’t forgot how to fly them, congratulations.

Mourne & District – David Booth 1306, 1306, 1288, T Taggart 1284, 1283, David Booth 1269.

Omagh & District – Alan Kelly 1232, 1228, 1211, K Armstrong 1182, 1176.

Strabane & District 15/172 – R Monteith 1169, E McGettigan 1159, T Ferguson 1154, R McAteer 1152, P McNulty 1151, T Ferguson 1149. Very well done to Raymond Monteith today on winning the club on a tough day.

NIPA Sect B Clubs

Ahoghill Flying Club – Mr & Mrs Robinson 1290, 1290, Young McManus & Sons 1289, 1289, Mr & Mrs Robinson 1273, Young McManus & Sons 1272. Brooke Supplies 2 Bird Club – Mr & Mrs Robinson 1266, Young McManus & Sons 1264.

Ballymena & District HPS 10/266 – J Eagleson & Sons 1275, Blair & Rankin 1272, J Eagleson & Sons 1262, 1252, R Service & Son 1250, W & J Smyth 1247. Johnston Eagleson & Sons have the winner from Gowran Park and their second win of the season. They timed their yearling blue cock at 2.09pm flying 158 miles. This cock racing on roundabout wins the town for the second time in three weeks and is from Paddy McManus of Ahoghill. Breeding is Louis Thijs x Van Loon. Runner up Bertie Blair again times his good Jackie Steele widowhood cock 3 x 2nds and 1 x 5th from four starts. W & J Smyth are in the money again with last week’s 1st Section B winner from Roscrea. Race sponsored by David Parker Building Contractor on Facebook

Obituary - Former long-time member Tom McCallum has passed away at the advanced age of 96 years, he had in his latter years flew in Harryville but his big success was in Ballymena & District where he was a long distance icon. At one time he held a National record, timing in his favourite Kings Cup 11 times on the trot including from Nantes over 500 miles. R McCallum & Son were later to win the coveted Hall of Fame Diploma from St Nazaire in 1997 at 550 miles. Sincere condolences to the family circle at this sad time.

Ballymoney HPS 23/658 – D Dixon 1250, 1250, J Connolly 1241, Curry & Gilmore 1233, D & G McMullan 1224, J Connolly 1224.

Ballymoney West Combine 9/273 – Curry & Gilmore 1233, J Hutchinson & Son 1222, Brown & Stewart 1221, J McDowell & Sons 1219, L Neill 1172, J McConaghie 1154.

Dervock RPS 8/172 – D & G McMullan 1224, 1210, D Devenney 1210, D & H Stuart 1204, D Devenney 1194, D & H Stuart 1192.

Broughshane & District – D Houston 1201, R Wylie 1189, A Purvis 1185, 1181, T & M Morrow 1176, 1176.

Cullybackey HPS 10/431 – A Darragh 1295, 1271, 1271, 1267, 1266, G Gibson 1265, Another big result for Alan Darragh, nearly a clean sweep and the winner topping both Seven Towers Championship and 1st Section B.

Crumlin & District – P McGarrity 1296, 1276, McConville Bros 1270,

Harryville HPS 12/248 – J Millar & Son 1259, R H Clements 1256, A McBride 1253, MDC Magill 1249, K & K Kernohan 1248, A McBride 1248. Two wins now for Derek Millar, he timed his three year old blue cock at 2.08pm flying 156 miles to Cromkill. This bird is Willy Jacobs bred by Oroory Hill Stud in Dromore.

Kells & District 8/151 – H Boyd 1280, 1262, 1250, Surgenor Bros 1244, C & D Jackson 1240, Surgenor Bros 1240. Sizzlers 2 Bird Club – Surgenor Bros 1227, H Boyd 1216, Gregg Bros 1175, McFarlane & Agnew 1155, 1117. Top three for Harry Boyd, his first win of the year.

Muckamore HPS 12/382 – Sam Maginty 1284, A Steele 1276, A & E Bell 1268, G Magill 1257, S & J Bones 1250, G Magill 1247.

New Antrim Amalgamated – K Wilkinson & Son 1188, 1188.

Randalstown HPS 7/196 – N Percy & Son 1246, J Millar 1246, 1233, 1231, Houston Bros 1223, W & W Gilbert 1217.

Rasharkin & District 11/306 – J & M Milliken 1251, 1249, W & J McLean 1219, A C & T Tweed 1219, W & J McLean 1210, N Bradley 1201. D Dixon – 1250.37, 1250.10.

NIPA Sect E Clubs

Annaghmore 10/376 – G Buckley & Son 1311, J & E Calvin 1306, G Buckley & Son 1304, 1302, 1299, 1297.

Armagh HPS 10/482 – G & A Campbell 1348, 1323, 1322, 1317, 1314, 1312. Top 6 places for G & A Campbell and 4 x 1sts to date.

Beechpark Social – Kevin Downey 1328, 1302, G McEvoy 1289, K Downey 1285, H Lynch & Son 1283, K Downey 1279.

Blackwatertown HPS – Joe Brown 1304, 1285, 1284, 1285, 1284, 1284. Joe Brown fills the Top 9, best ever result in Blackwatertown.

Bondhill Social – Capper Bros 1300, David Calvin 1299, 1298, John Greenaway 1287, 1285.

Edgarstown 9/241 – G & C Simmons 1300, S & E Buckley 1291, G & C Simmons 1279, 1278, S & E Buckley 1268, D Love 1267. Gary and Colin buzzing after the win today the winner was the same winner as last week bred by Robert Rea (Rea Rocket) - well done to all in the result

Gilford & District – Rafferty & Toman 1328, 1304, T Wilson 1287, Fitzpatrick & Hyde 1279, Raffety & Toman 1279.

Laurelvale – Alan Craig 1316, 1304, 1293, 1292.

Loughgall – McGeary Bros 1325, Nelson Weir 1313, 1313, McGeary Bros 1309, 1309, Nelson Weir 1299.

Lurgan Social – Sean Curran 1321, 1304, 1291, 1287, 1287, 1287.

Markethill – B & P Baird 1287, M McDowell & Son 1275, A Humphries & Son 1257.

Monaghan 11/345 – S O’Brien 1332, 1332, 1330, 1329, P McFadden 1309, 1303. A big congratulations to Stephen O’Brien who had a fantastic race taken the first 4 positions in the club.

Portadown & Drumcree 11/313 – J Whitten & Son 1349, 1313, J Geary 1301, 1301, J Whitten & Son 1294, 1292. 2 Bird Club – J Geary, Larkin Bros. J Geary wins Nomination.

Wilton Cross 8/148 – G Douglas 1306, Toal Bros 1284, P Larkin & Sons 1279, G Douglas 1266, 1265, P Larkin & Sons 1263.

Super Race from Gowran Park -

What a difference a week makes, difficult race from Roscrea last week in dull conditions an excellent race on Saturday when birds competed from Gowran Park race course in County Kilkenny. Despite the headwind we had sunshine and blue sky and good returns reported across the whole country. Best locally was Alan Darragh who had the top 5 in Cullybackey, his winner was doing velocity 1295 and tops the Seven Towers and 1st NIPA Section B. Ahoghill Flying Club dominated the MAC with good cards for the winners Mr & Mrs Robinson followed by Paddy McManus. Best in town was Johnston Eagleson & Sons 1st Ballymena & District on velocity 1275 for the 158 miles.

Mid Antrim Combine Gowran Park – Mr & Mrs Robinson Ahoghill 1290, Mr & Mrs Robinson 1290, Young McManus & Sons Ahoghill 1289, Young McManus & Sons 1289, Harry Boyd Kells 1280, J Eagleson & Sons Ballymena 1275, Mr & Mrs Robinson 1273, Young McManus & Sons 1272, Blair & Rankin Ballymena 1272, Mr & Mrs Robinson 1267, Mr & Mrs Robinson 1266, G Gibson Associate 1265, Young McManus & Sonms 1265, Young McManus & Sons 1264, Young McManus & Sons 1263, J Eagleson & Sons 1264, Harry Boyd 1262, J Millar & Son Associate 1259, R H Clements Associate 1256, G Gibson Associate 1253.

The Champions League draw is as follows. Sect 1 (a) – J Smyth & Son (Ahoghill), Blair & Rankin (Ballymena), C & D Jackson (Kells), H Boyd (Randalstown), J & M Milliken (Rasharkin). Sect 2 (b) – M/M Robinson (Ahoghill), W & J Smyth (Ballymena), Surgenor Bros (Kells), N Percy & Son (Randalstown), W & J McLean (Rasharkin). Sect 3 (c) – Young McManus & Son (Ahoghill), J Eagleson & Sons (Ballymena), H Boyd (Kells), J Millar (Randalstown), D Dixon (Rasharkin). Sect 4 (d) – C Moore (Ahoghill), R Service & Son (Ballymena), Gregg Bros (Kells), K Wilkinson & Son (New Antrim), Stewart Bros (Randalstown), Steele & McNeill (Rasharkin). Remember its points won for the inland racing then knock-out for cross channel.

Total after Week (1) Roscrea 28/04/19: Sect 1 (a) - J Smyth & Son 15, Blair & Rankin 14, J & M Milliken 11. Sect 2 (b) – W & J Smyth n18, M/M Robinson 16. Sect 3 (c) – Young McManus & Sons 17, J Eagleson & Sons 10, J Millar 7, D Dixon 6. Sect 4 (d) – No loft scoring.

Foyle Valley Combined Gowran Park - J. McConomy Maiden City 1216, T. Rodgers Maiden City 1213, Cooley Bros. Derry & Dist 1211, T. Rodgers Maiden City 1201, L. Flanagan & Son Londonderry RPS 1195, Raymond Monteith Strabane 1169, Concannon Bros. Maiden City 1163, P. Cregan Maiden City 1162, DW Lofts Foyle 1162, P. Cregan Maiden City 1162, R. & N. Cassidy Maiden City 1159, Eddie McGettigan Strabane 1159, J. & G. Ramsey Derry & Dist 1155, Tommy Ferguson Strabane 1154, Raymond McAteer Strabane 1152, Paddy McNulty Strabane 1151, Tommy Ferguson Strabane 1149, Raymond Monteith Strabane 1143, J. McConomy Maiden City 1142, L. & M. Moran Derry & Dist 1139.

Foyle Valley Combined Roscrea – P Maxwell Foyle 1339, D McNulty Strabane 1335, E McGettigan Strabane 1334, E McGettigan 1276, J & G Ramsey Derry & Dist 1261, P Ward Derry & Dist 1253, J & G Ramsey 1244, A Mitchell Amelia Earhart 1239, B Houston Londonderry 1227, J & G Ramsey 1217, N & C Doherty Amelia Earhart 1201, W & D Hamilton 1200, B Houston 1199, Fox & McGlinchey Amelia Earhart 1195, D McNulty 1183, I Deasley Strabane 1176, P Maxwell 1176, D McNulty 1167, W & D Hamilton 1155, N McGrotty Derry & Dist 1141.

Seven Towers Championship – Darragh Dominates in headwind

The fourth race of the season saw the birds being liberated from Gowran park at 10:30am into a northerly breeze, the early birds in the area belonged to Alan Darragh who races with Cullybackey HPS. Alan timed his blue pied cock at 2:04:55 recording a velocity of 1295.856. Alan had a great card finishing 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th also finishing 1st NIPA Section B - congratulations. The full result is as follows.

7 Towers Championship Gowran Park – A Darragh 1295, Harry Boyd 1280, A Darragh 1271, 1271, 1267, 1266, G Gibson 1265, A Darragh 1264, Harry Boyd 1262, J Millar & Son 1259, R H Clements 1256, G Gibson 1253, A McBride 1253, Harry Boyd 1250, G Gibson 1250, MDC Magill 1249, G Gibson 1249, 1249, K & K Kernohan 1248, A McBride 1248.

New ETS rule with immediate effect. No member of the NIPA is permitted to use two loft clocks, base clocks or champs at the same time during racing, regardless of make or type. Failure to comply with this rule will result in disqualification and possible suspension. All other RPRA rules regarding the use of two manual timing clocks still apply.

Ace National racers N Black & Son of Dromara have available the second round of young birds from the stock birds. These birds have produced Kings Cup winner, 3 x Hall of Fame winners, 4 x Harkness Rose Bowl (2B Ave Kings Cup), Gold Medal winner, French Diploma winner 2017 (6th Open St Malo & 7th Open St Allouestre), 1st Open Friendship Nat Lamballe 2018 and INFC Nat Champion in 2011 and 2012. Contact David Tel: 07876 157706.

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Jay Whitten holding his 1st Open NIPA winner from Gowran Park.

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‘Skyfall’ NIPA open winner from yesterday race against 18,726 birds (Gowran Park). 1st Club, 1st Section E & 1st Open NIPA. Breeding is a Hereman Ceuster/Van den Bulck bred by Cock Crow Breeding Lofts.

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Brendan Morgan from Coalisland won 1st Section A.

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David Booth from Mourne & Dist had 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Sect H, sorry about mistake with photo last week.

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Alan Darragh had top five in Cullybackey plus 1st 7 Towers and 1st Section B from Gowran Park in Co Kilkenny.

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Best birds in MAC timed in Ahoghill, Lawrence Robinson (l) 1st & 2nd followed by Paddy McManus 3rd & 4th.

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Best in town from Gowran Park Johnston Eagleson 1st Ballymena & District HPS.

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Harry Boyd who took the first three places in the Kells & District club.

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The winner for Danny Dixon in Ballymoney, topped MAC two weeks ago from Tullamore.

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Gerald Campbell (l) from Armagh top winner at Gowran Park and 4 in a row, collects awards from B Morgan at annual prize night.

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Gary and Colin Simmons win Edgarstown with their good hen now 4 x 1sts.

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Raymond Monteith winning the Strabane & Dist club on a tough day.

Mid Antrim Combine – All competition will commence at the third race from Roscrea, the OB Knock-Out will just have two matches to get the number down to 64 lofts. Picked out were J Smyth & Son v Steele & McNeill and A Shields v P McDonald. The full list competing at Gowran Park was as follows.

A Barkley & Son v H Cubitt, B Ramsey v G & G Jackson, Gregg Bros v D Maird, R H Clements v J Millar & Son, M/M Robinson v J & M Milliken, W McFetridge v A Purvis, J Balmer v T Whyte, W & J Smyth v W & J McLean, Surgenor Bros v T R Alexander, Harry Boyd v J Harris, John Millar v K Wilkinson & Son, C Moore v N Bradley, T & M Morrow v G Gibson, McAlonan Bros v T & G Balmer, G & A Eagleson v Young McManus & Sons, D Houston v T Young & Son, Tully Lofts v F Barkley, C & D Jackson v R Service & Son, Blair & Rankin v W Jackson, D Mitchell v J Rock, C Donnelly v N Percy & Son, Geoff Bell v Steele & McNeill, J McNeill & Son v B O’Rawe, J Smyth & Son v Houston Bros, H Turkington v Stewart Bros, Hugh Boyd v J Orr & Son, George Bell v J & C Letters, Smylie Bros v D Dixon, J Eagleson & Sons v A C & T Tweed, McFarlane & Agnew v W & W Gilbert, A McBride v W Livingstone, Wray & McFadden v Reynolds & McCormick.

The Champions League draw is as follows. Sect 1 (a) – J Smyth & Son (Ahoghill), Blair & Rankin (Ballymena), C & D Jackson (Kells), H Boyd (Randalstown), J & M Milliken (Rasharkin). Sect 2 (b) – M/M Robinson (Ahoghill), W & J Smyth (Ballymena), Surgenor Bros (Kells), N Percy & Son (Randalstown), W & J McLean (Rasharkin). Sect 3 (c) – Young McManus & Son (Ahoghill), J Eagleson & Sons (Ballymena), H Boyd (Kells), J Millar (Randalstown), D Dixon (Rasharkin). Sect 4 (d) – C Moore (Ahoghill), R Service & Son (Ballymena), Gregg Bros (Kells), K Wilkinson & Son (New Antrim), Stewart Bros (Randalstown), Steele & McNeill (Rasharkin). Remember its points won for the inland racing then knock-out for cross channel.

Total after Week (1) Roscrea 28/04/19: Sect 1 (a) - J Smyth & Son 15, Blair & Rankin 14, J & M Milliken 11. Sect 2 (b) – W & J Smyth n18, M/M Robinson 16. Sect 3 (c) – Young McManus & Sons 17, J Eagleson & Sons 10, J Millar 7, D Dixon 6. Sect 4 (d) – No loft scoring.

Super Race from Gowran Park -

What a difference a week makes, difficult race from Roscrea last week in dull conditions an excellent race on Saturday when birds competed from Gowran Park race course in County Kilkenny. Despite the headwind we had sunshine and blue sky and good returns reported across the whole country. Best locally was Alan Darragh who had the top 5 in Cullybackey, his winner was doing velocity 1295 and tops the Seven Towers and 1st NIPA Section B. Ahoghill Flying Club dominated the MAC with good cards for the winners Mr & Mrs Robinson followed by Paddy McManus. Best in town was Johnston Eagleson & Sons 1st Ballymena & District on velocity 1275 for the 158 miles.

Mid Antrim Combine Gowran Park – Mr & Mrs Robinson Ahoghill 1290, Mr & Mrs Robinson 1290, Young McManus & Sons Ahoghill 1289, Young McManus & Sons 1289, Harry Boyd Kells 1280, J Eagleson & Sons Ballymena 1275, Mr & Mrs Robinson 1273, Young McManus & Sons 1272, Blair & Rankin Ballymena 1272, Mr & Mrs Robinson 1267, Mr & Mrs Robinson 1266, G Gibson Associate 1265, Young McManus & Sonms 1265, Young McManus & Sons 1264, Young McManus & Sons 1263, J Eagleson & Sons 1264, Harry Boyd 1262, J Millar & Son Associate 1259, R H Clements Associate 1256, G Gibson Associate 1253.

The Champions League draw is as follows. Sect 1 (a) – J Smyth & Son (Ahoghill), Blair & Rankin (Ballymena), C & D Jackson (Kells), H Boyd (Randalstown), J & M Milliken (Rasharkin). Sect 2 (b) – M/M Robinson (Ahoghill), W & J Smyth (Ballymena), Surgenor Bros (Kells), N Percy & Son (Randalstown), W & J McLean (Rasharkin). Sect 3 (c) – Young McManus & Son (Ahoghill), J Eagleson & Sons (Ballymena), H Boyd (Kells), J Millar (Randalstown), D Dixon (Rasharkin). Sect 4 (d) – C Moore (Ahoghill), R Service & Son (Ballymena), Gregg Bros (Kells), K Wilkinson & Son (New Antrim), Stewart Bros (Randalstown), Steele & McNeill (Rasharkin). Remember its points won for the inland racing then knock-out for cross channel.

Total after Week (1) Roscrea 28/04/19: Sect 1 (a) - J Smyth & Son 15, Blair & Rankin 14, J & M Milliken 11. Sect 2 (b) – W & J Smyth n18, M/M Robinson 16. Sect 3 (c) – Young McManus & Sons 17, J Eagleson & Sons 10, J Millar 7, D Dixon 6. Sect 4 (d) – No loft scoring.

Ballymena & Antrim Clubs Gowran Park

Cullybackey HPS 10/431 – A Darragh 1295, 1271, 1271, 1267, 1266, G Gibson 1265, A Darragh 1264, 1253, 1230, Another big result for Alan Darragh, nearly a clean sweep and the winner topping both Seven Towers Championship and 1st Section B.

Ahoghill Flying Club – Mr & Mrs Robinson 1290, 1290, Young McManus & Sons 1289, 1289, Mr & Mrs Robinson 1273, Young McManus & Sons 1272, Mr & Mrs Robinson 1267, 1266, Young McManus & Sons 1265, 1264. Brooke Supplies 2 Bird Club – Mr & Mrs Robinson 1266, Young McManus & Sons 1264.

Muckamore HPS 12/382 – Sam Maginty 1284, A Steele 1276, A & E Bell 1268, G Magill 1257, S & J Bones 1250, G Magill 1247, Sam Maginty 1247, A Steele 1240.

Kells & District 8/151 – H Boyd 1280, 1262, 1250, Surgenor Bros 1244, C & D Jackson 1240, Surgenor Bros 1240, B Swann & Son 1240, H Boyd 1238. Sizzlers 2 Bird Club – Surgenor Bros 1227, H Boyd 1216, Gregg Bros 1175, McFarlane & Agnew 1155, 1117. Top three for Harry Boyd, his first win of the year.

Ballymena & District HPS 10/266 – J Eagleson & Sons 1275, Blair & Rankin 1272, J Eagleson & Sons 1262, 1252, R Service & Son 1250, W & J Smyth 1247, J Eagleson & Sons 1243, W & J Smyth 1243, 1239, J Eagleson & Sons 1230. Johnston Eagleson & Sons have the winner from Gowran Park and their second win of the season. They timed their yearling blue cock at 2.09pm flying 158 miles. This cock racing on roundabout wins the town for the second time in three weeks and is from Paddy McManus of Ahoghill. Breeding is Louis Thijs x Van Loon. Runner up Bertie Blair again times his good Jackie Steele widowhood cock 3 x 2nds and 1 x 5th from four starts. W & J Smyth are in the money again with last week’s 1st Section B winner from Roscrea. Race sponsored by David Parker Building Contractor on Facebook

Former long-time member Tom McCallum has passed away at the advanced age of 96 years, he had in his latter years flew in Harryville but his big success was in Ballymena & District where he was a long distance icon. At one time he held a National record, timing in his favourite Kings Cup 11 times on the trot including from Nantes over 500 miles. R McCallum & Son were later to win the coveted Hall of Fame Diploma from St Nazaire in 1997 at 550 miles. Sincere condolences to the family circle at this sad time.

Crumlin & District – P McGarrity 1296, 1276, McConville Bros 1270,

Harryville HPS 12/248 – J Millar & Son 1259, R H Clements 1256, A McBride 1253, MDC Magill 1249, K & K Kernohan 1248, A McBride 1248, L Mullan 1246, J Rock 1243, A McBride 1243, 1243. Two wins now for Derek Millar, he timed his three year old blue cock at 2.08pm flying 156 miles to Cromkill. This bird is Willy Jacobs bred by Oroory Hill Stud in Dromore.

Randalstown HPS 7/196 – N Percy & Son 1246, J Millar 1246, 1233, 1231, Houston Bros 1223, W & W Gilbert 1217, Stewart Bros 1208, W & W Gilbert 1191.

Broughshane & District – D Houston 1201, R Wylie 1189, A Purvis 1185, 1181, T & M Morrow 1176, 1176, A Purvis 1175, D Houston 1175.

New Antrim Amalgamated – K Wilkinson & Son 1188, 1188.

Coleraine Triangle Gowran Park – T McCrudden Coleraine & Co Derry 1269, D Coyle & Son Coleraine Prem 1265, G Donaghy Son & Grandson Windsor Soc 1253, A & M Boyle Windsor Soc 1250, A & M Boyle 1250, A & M Boyle 1248, R McCann Windsor Soc 1248, Bond & Diamond Colerainme Prem 1245, D Coyle & Son 1245, D Coyle & Son 1244, T & J McDonald Coleraine Prem 1244, T & J McDonald 1243, A & M Boyle 1239, J Hanson Coleraine Prem 1238, J L Madden Coleraine Prem 1238.

Ballymoney & Coleraine Clubs Gowran Park

Coleraine & County Derry – T McCrudden 1269, W & W Murdock 1214, Mrs B McCrudden 1213.

Coleraine Premier HPS 15/403 - D Coyle & Son 1268, 1265, Bond & Diamond 1245, D Coyle & Son 1245, D Coyle & Son 1244, T & J McDonald 1244, T & J McDonald 1243, J Hanson 1238, J L Madden 1238, D Coyle & Son 1236.

Windsor Social 13/325 – G Donaghy Son & Grandson 1253, A & M Boyle 1250, 1250, 1248, R McCann 1248, A & M Boyle 1239, K Glass 1223, 1189, 1183, T Scott & Son 1179.

Rasharkin & District 11/306 – J & M Milliken 1251, 1249, W & J McLean 1219, A C & T Tweed 1219, W & J McLean 1210, N Bradley 1201. D Dixon – 1250.37, 1250.10.

Ballymoney HPS 23/658 – D Dixon 1250, 1250, J Connolly 1241, Curry & Gilmore 1233, D & G McMullan 1224, J Connolly 1224, J Hutchinson & Son 1222, 1222, Brown & Stewart 1221, J McDowell & Sons 1219, D & G McMullan 1210, D Devenney 1210.

Ballymoney West Combine 9/273 – Curry & Gilmore 1233, J Hutchinson & Son 1222, Brown & Stewart 1221, J McDowell & Sons 1219, L Neill 1172, J McConaghie 1154, W Blair 1149, D Gage 1011.

Dervock RPS 8/172 – D & G McMullan 1224, 1210, D Devenney 1210, D & H Stuart 1204, D Devenney 1194, D & H Stuart 1192, J Walker 1166, S Laverty 1147, C McCook 1130, W & L McCaw 1109.

Mid Antrim K/O extra velocities

Cullybackey – G Gibson is in result 1265.79, McAlonan Bros 1185.82.

Kells – Gregg Bros 1175, McFarlane & Agnew 1135, A Barkley & Son 1108.

Ahoghill – J Smyth & Son 1240, Balmer T Young & Son 1191, T & G Balmer 1160, J Balmer 1108, W Livingstone 1209, C Moore 1185, J & C Letters 1081. Clock not returned J Orr & Son and A Shields who was already out.

Cullybackey HPS 10/431 – A Darragh 1295, 1271, 1271, 1267, 1266, G Gibson 1265, A Darragh 1264, 1253, 1230, Another big result for Alan Darragh, nearly a clean sweep and the winner topping both Seven Towers Championship and 1st Section B.

Ahoghill Flying Club – Mr & Mrs Robinson 1290, 1290, Young McManus & Sons 1289, 1289, Mr & Mrs Robinson 1273, Young McManus & Sons 1272, Mr & Mrs Robinson 1267, 1266, Young McManus & Sons 1265, 1264. Brooke Supplies 2 Bird Club – Mr & Mrs Robinson 1266, Young McManus & Sons 1264.

New Antrim Amalgamated – K Wilkinson & Son 1188, 1188.

Foyle Valley Combined Gowran Park - J. McConomy Maiden City 1216, T. Rodgers Maiden City 1213, Cooley Bros. Derry & Dist 1211, T. Rodgers Maiden City 1201, L. Flanagan & Son Londonderry RPS 1195, Raymond Monteith Strabane 1169, Concannon Bros. Maiden City 1163, P. Cregan Maiden City 1162, DW Lofts Foyle 1162, P. Cregan Maiden City 1162, R. & N. Cassidy Maiden City 1159, Eddie McGettigan Strabane 1159, J. & G. Ramsey Derry & Dist 1155, Tommy Ferguson Strabane 1154, Raymond McAteer Strabane 1152, Paddy McNulty Strabane 1151, Tommy Ferguson Strabane 1149, Raymond Monteith Strabane 1143, J. McConomy Maiden City 1142, L. & M. Moran Derry & Dist 1139.

Foyle Valley Combined Roscrea – P Maxwell Foyle 1339, D McNulty Strabane 1335, E McGettigan Strabane 1334, E McGettigan 1276, J & G Ramsey Derry & Dist 1261, P Ward Derry & Dist 1253, J & G Ramsey 1244, A Mitchell Amelia Earhart 1239, B Houston Londonderry 1227, J & G Ramsey 1217, N & C Doherty Amelia Earhart 1201, W & D Hamilton 1200, B Houston 1199, Fox & McGlinchey Amelia Earhart 1195, D McNulty 1183, I Deasley Strabane 1176, P Maxwell 1176, D McNulty 1167, W & D Hamilton 1155, N McGrotty Derry & Dist 1141.

Seven Towers Championship – Darragh Dominates in headwind

The fourth race of the season saw the birds being liberated from Gowran park at 10:30am into a northerly breeze, the early birds in the area belonged to Alan Darragh who races with Cullybackey HPS. Alan timed his blue pied cock at 2:04:55 recording a velocity of 1295.856. Alan had a great card finishing 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th also finishing 1st NIPA Section B - congratulations. The full result is as follows.

7 Towers Championship Gowran Park – A Darragh 1295, Harry Boyd 1280, A Darragh 1271, 1271, 1267, 1266, G Gibson 1265, A Darragh 1264, Harry Boyd 1262, J Millar & Son 1259, R H Clements 1256, G Gibson 1253, A McBride 1253, Harry Boyd 1250, G Gibson 1250, MDC Magill 1249, G Gibson 1249, 1249, K & K Kernohan 1248, A McBride 1248.

New ETS rule with immediate effect. No member of the NIPA is permitted to use two loft clocks, base clocks or champs at the same time during racing, regardless of make or type. Failure to comply with this rule will result in disqualification and possible suspension. All other RPRA rules regarding the use of two manual timing clocks still apply.

Ace National racers N Black & Son of Dromara have available the second round of young birds from the stock birds. These birds have produced Kings Cup winner, 3 x Hall of Fame winners, 4 x Harkness Rose Bowl (2B Ave Kings Cup), Gold Medal winner, French Diploma winner 2017 (6th Open St Malo & 7th Open St Allouestre), 1st Open Friendship Nat Lamballe 2018 and INFC Nat Champion in 2011 and 2012. Contact David Tel: 07876 157706.

New ETS rule with immediate effect. No member of the NIPA is permitted to use two loft clocks, base clocks or champs at the same time during racing, regardless of make or type. Failure to comply with this rule will result in disqualification and possible suspension. All other RPRA rules regarding the use of two manual timing clocks still apply.

Ace National racers N Black & Son of Dromara have available the second round of young birds from the stock birds. These birds have produced Kings Cup winner, 3 x Hall of Fame winners, 4 x Harkness Rose Bowl (2B Ave Kings Cup), Gold Medal winner, French Diploma winner 2017 (6th Open St Malo & 7th Open St Allouestre), 1st Open Friendship Nat Lamballe 2018 and INFC Nat Champion in 2011 and 2012. Contact David Tel: 07876 157706.








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