McComb Cup winners from 1946 -

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).
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McComb Cup winners from 1946 -

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NIPA Old Bird National Perpetual Cup
Presented by Albert McComb 1945

Year Member Club Velocity Racepoint
1946 J L & K Boyle Dromore 871 Dover
1947 John Morris Larne 485 Dinard
1948 Erwin Bros Ballymena 802
1949 R Niblock Newry 1219 Guernsey
1950 Downey & Dowds Lurgan 1091 Guernsey
1951 Butler & Gamble Banbridge 1004
1952 Penny Bros Larne 991 Skibbereen
1953 J Bell & Son Banbridge 1107 Landerneau
1954 S Jardine Banbridge 969 Landerneau
1955 McCready & O’Donnell Antrim 972
1956 J Anderson Cullybackey 992
1957 Clements & Drennan Edgarstown 1035
1958 W Gallagher Banbridge 722
1959 Hampton & Patience Donacloney 1360
1960 J Golding & Son Newry 1077
1961 F Phillips Dunmurry 936
1962 W Erwin Ballymena 906
1963 J McMullan Glenarm 742
1964 K Parker Ballymena 953
1965 S Calvert Gilford 771
1966 J McKeown Annaghmore 1010
1967 S S Cairns Gilford 812
1968 R Wilson Portadown 1363
1969 Downey & Dowds Moira 1157
1970 McClintock Bros Ballymena 1139
1971 Gilmour & Beattie Dunmurry 1209
1972 Caldwell & Francis Larne & Dist 849
1973 R Wilson Portadown Inv 1536
1974 D Bates Springvale 1160
1975 M Maben Edgarstown 1129
1976 Walsh & Mallon Drimnavaddy 952
1977 W V Troughton Edgarstown 1004 Dinard
1978 J Lenaghan & Son Newcastle 622 Avranches
1979 Reynolds & Creighton Dollingstown 826 Avranches
1980 W Gamble & Son Larne 1120 Avranches
1981 McCandless & McMurray Dromore 662 Dinard
1982 R Dickey & Son Broughshane 1197 Dinard
1983 C & L Mairs Cullybackey 907 Eastbourne
1984 J McMurrough Newcastle 1209 Thurso
1985 A McAuley & Sons Larne 1034 Kinloch
1986 W Greenaway & Son Banbridge 1099 Guernsey
1987 J Eagleson & Sons Harryville 1172 Guernsey
1988 J Geary & Son Queens 985 Dinard
1989 B Fletcher & Son Edgarstown 1012 Dinard
1990 Spence Bros Lisburn & Dist 1475 Dinard
1991 P Dunlop Bondhill 979 Dinard
1992 R Williamson Bondhill 1292 Dinard
1993 N Kennedy Dollingstown 1266 Dinard
1994 J Patience Dollingstown 1340 Dinard
1995 B McNeice & Sons Lurgan Social 1001 Dinard
1996 WH & AC McGrugan Springvale 739 Dinard
1997 Nevin Bros Coleraine Prem 688 Dinard
1998 T Shanks & Son Kells 1091 Dinard
1999 B Carson & Son Lurgan Amat 1498 St Malo
2000 J Greenaway Bondhill 1112 Sartilly
2001 J Eagleson & Sons Harryville 959 Lamballe
2002 M Maguire & Son Newry & Dist 874 Fougeres
2003 M Robinson Bondhill 1461 Lamballe
2004 G Buckley & Son Annaghmore 1313 Lamballe
2005 G Buckley & Son Annaghmore 1217 Portland
2006 K Carolan Coalisland 1314 St Malo
2007 G Buckley & Son Annaghmore 1107 Lamballe
2008 Mark Maguire & Son Newry & Dist 1186 St Malo
2009 K Carolan Coalisland 1292 St Malo
2010 W G Neill Annaghmore 1228 St Malo
2011 T Wilson Gilford 1660 St Malo
2012 M Wilkinson Wilton Cross 1455 St Malo
2013 J Brush Banbridge Soc 1142 Portland
2014 H Cordner Annaghmore 855 St Malo
2015 Speirs & Campbell Cookstown 1472 St Malo
2016 R Williamson Newry & District 1119 St Malo


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1st Open NIPA Dinard 1973 for R Wilson, Portadown.

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1st Open NIPA Sartilly 2000 for J Greenaway, Bondhill.

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"Leading Lady" 1st Open NIPA Dinard 1992 for R Williamson, Bondhill.

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1st Open NIPA Portland 2013 for J Brush, Banbridge Social.
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Re: McComb Cup winners from 1946 -

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The late Ken Parker who raced in Ballymena Championship showing his wife the Old Bird Derby winner from St Malo in 1964. It was a Golden Era for local lofts with race winners including Erwin Bros Ballymena 1948, James Anderson Cullybackey 1956, William Erwin Ballymena 1962, Ken Parker 1964 and then McClintock Bros Ballymena in 1970.
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