Skibbereen OB - 1st Open Derek Walsh vel 1418

It was in 1932 that His Majesty King George V presented a new cup to the Irish National Flying Club to be known as The King George V Challenge Cup and was to be awarded to the winner of the OB Grand National.

The 1932 Grand National race was flown from Les Sables at a distance of some 600 miles and the race was won by R Hawthorn from Ligoniel in North Belfast.This race was flown under IHU rules and it was not until 1948 that the Kings Cup was flown under IHU and RPRA rules.The race in 1948 was won by Sammy Robinson from Belfast.

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Trevor20 May 2022News

SKIBBEREEN OLD BIRD INLAND NATIONAL 2022.

Covid -19 is still a cause for concern and would all members please adhere to any requests at the marking and clock stations.

Times for race marking.

11.00 to 12.30 East Down Combine, Ulster Fed., N.I.P.A. sections C, F, and G. Individual north section members.

12: 30 to 14:00 N.I.P.A. sections A, B, D, E, H.

14:00 to 15:30 All south and middle sections and Individual south section members.

Please take care when completing your entry forms, especially when totalling them up.

Please attach your payment to the entry form and put your membership number on the back of your cheque or bank draft. If the payment covers more than one member please put all membership numbers on the back of the cheque or draft and keep the entry forms together.

Payments will not be processed at the race marking to avoid queuing.

Any shortages will be removed from pool monies and any over payments will be added to pool monies. (This can be avoided by accurately completing your entry form and payment.)

Any members paying by euro please remember to multiply the sterling grand total by 1.25 for the currency conversion.

Any help to race mark the pigeons would be appreciated.

Thank you for your co operation and please all act responsible when attending the marking centre and respect the facilities which have been kindly granted.

Catering will be available as usual.

We will update on Sunday 29th May to confirm race marking will take place on Monday 30th May.

Sunday 29/05/22

INFC OB SKIBBEREEN
RACEMARKING WILL NOW BE ON TUESDAY FOR A POSSIBLE LIBERATION ON WEDNESDAY 1st JUNE.


Please note the Irish Nat FC have a new website address. www.infcpigeons.co.uk

Skibbereen old bird inland national sponsored by Bamfords Top Flight.
Race marking will not take place on Monday as was planned due to a poor weather forecast for Tuesday.
Race marking will take place on Tuesday for a possible release on Wednesday. Times as in the previous post.

Wednesday 1st June 2022
Skibbereen old bird inland national Wednesday 1st June 2022. Sponsored by Bamfords Top Flight.

282 members have entered 2427 pigeons and are competing for £7,654.00 in pools and prize money.

The pigeons have been released at 09:00 in a light northerly wind. Our next update will be this evening.

Skibbereen old bird national update Wednesday at 21.30hrs

Skibbereen old bird inland national Wednesday 1st June 2022. Race sponsored by Bamford’s Top Flight. Provisional result of todays race.
South section. 1, 2, 3, 4, D.Walsh Tower Inv. velocities 1418.6, 1418.3, 1390, 1388. 5, Bolger Family Blackwatertown 1379.
Middle section. 1, 2, Keegan & Darling Donnycarney velocities 1334, 1333 3, L Donnelly & Son Finglas 1329, 4, 5, T Nelson Ballymun 1309.7, 1309.5
North section. 1 J F McCabe & Son Newry & District 1338 2, I Rollins & Son Hillsborough & Maze 1333 3, J Greenaway Hillsborough & Maze 1330.6 4, 5, S G Briggs Lisburn & District 1330.1, 1330.0
These position are subject to change.
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Derek Walsh from Waterford wins Old Bird Skibbereen for 2nd Year –

The opening race of the 2022 season for the all-Ireland INFC was as usual the OB Inland Nat from Skibbereen. The staggered times for race marking was not suitable to all members, but the long queuing has thankfully come to an end. Race marking was delayed until Tuesday due to unfavourable weather and liberation was Wednesday 1st June at 9.00am in a Light Northerly wind 282 members have entered 2427 pigeons and were competing for £7,654.00 in pools and prize money. The race was sponsored by Bamfords Topflight. As usual over the last number of years we just publish 3 x Section Results, South, Middle and North, overall winner just like last year was Derek Walsh of Tower Invitation in Waterford, Liam Donnelly & Son from Finglas had 1st Middle Sect and the hight flying Newry partnership of J F McCabe & Son had the best bird in the North Sect which had the largest entry. It is essential I receive the Top 10 bird details ASAP after the various races to meet publication deadlines for the race reports. In a later report I will cover Fed & Combine plus club results for all the INFC programme, and, include where possible photos’ of winners. Skibbereen Old Bird Inland National - Sponsored by Bamfords Topflight.

INFC South Section 28/224 - 1, 2, 3, 4, D.Walsh Tower Inv. velocities 1418.6, 1418.3, 1390, 1388. 5, Bolger Family Blackwatertown 1379.
1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th South Sect and 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Open INFC Derek Walsh Tower Invitation RPC – Vel 1418.6, 1418.3, 1390, and 1388 flying 105 miles winning £304 and the Ronnie Johnston Challenge Cup.

Derek Walsh from County Waterford who I had previously met at the Lisburn Centre a couple of years ago, and again at the INFC Presentation last year, had a super team performance and was well pleased to collect his first Nat in the INFC in a season when he scored 3 x 1sts from Skibbereen. He won the OB Nat and retained that title again this season, and then in the YB equivalent his first two arrivals were on the one yard exactly. He has put together a collection of the very-best, bloodlines from across the world at his Dynasty Lofts and has won numerous awards in recent years. Full details of the winning birds will follow, and a photo of the winner included.

5th South Sect Bolger Family Blackwater RPC - Vel 1379 flying 130 miles winning £20

First of all, I would like to congratulate Derek Walsh on his great performance on the winning the National. Some details on the bird are: He is a Pouw Bros X Van den Bulk. The mother is a (Pouw) was a gift from club mate Leo Dobbs she has produced several good pigeons for us while the sire is from Steven Foster from England. A half-brother to this year’s 5th South Section winner is probably our best racer scoring multiple Fed cards, and also, a winner of Ist Fed and South Section INFC Skibbereen YB Nat in 2018, winning all the pools and Nom. A year later the same bird was 3rd Section and 3rd Open INFC Skibbereen OB National again winning the pools and Nom. A super bloodline for this loft especially in the INFC Skibbereen.
INFC Middle Section 58/387 – 1, Keegan & Darling Donnycarney 1329.47, 2, L Donnelly & Son Finglas 1329.24, 3, Keegan & Darling Donnycarney 1328.91, 4, 5, T Nelson Ballymun 1309.7, 1309.5.

1st & 3rd Middle Sect and 12th Open INFC Keegan & Darling, Donnycarney – Vels 1329, 1328 flying 179 miles winning £412
See the picture is of our first bird a very good hen, she was 9th Sect & 77th Open last year in the Skibbereen National. She is a very consistent and is Maurice van der Kruk blood. The second bird is also MVDK blood and was 2nd Club, 18th Fed two weeks ago 11,000 birds. Maurice Van Den Kruk blood has taken our loft to the next level over the last few years. Keegan and Darling are one of the most consistent lofts in this area, lots more to come. Thanks lads.

2nd Middle Section Liam Donnelly Finglas – Vel 1329 flying 177 miles winning £50
Sticky Donker Blue Cock, down from pigeons obtained from Thomas Maguire of the Sandy Hill Stud in Dublin, Liam has a super record racing in the INFC and Finglas are one of the very top lofts in Dublin. This loft is a former winner of the INFC Yearling Nat flown from Sennen Cove.
4th & 5th Middle Sect Tom Nelson Ballymun – Vels 1309.7, 1309.5 flying 179 miles winning £163
Yet another top Dublin loft, Tom Nelson of Ballymun has been collecting awards for many years.

INFC North Section 196/1814 – 1, J F McCabe & Son Newry & District 1338 4, 2, I Rollins & Son Hillsborough & Maze 1333 1, 3, J Greenaway Hillsborough & Maze 1330.6, 4, 5, S G Briggs Lisburn & District 1330.1, 1330.0, 6, 7, 8, J Gregory & Sons Colin 1328.3, 1328.2, 1328.1, 9, D McElhone Eastway 1327.8, 10, J & D Braniff Wheatfield 1327.

1st North Sect & 7th Open INFC John F McCabe & Son Newry & District – Vel 1338 flying 219 miles winning £595

Top loft flying in the City of Newry, most consistent and a great racing record in both NIPA and INFC. What a week it’s been for members in Newry & District H.P.S with 4 Races held in Total this week. The I.N.F.C Skibbereen Nat race took place midweek with John F McCabe & Son Conor winning the North Section and Finishing 7th Overall the week was already off to a flyer. There was then 3 N.I.P.A Races held on the weekend from the Fermoy 5 Bird, 3rd Fermoy and 2nd Talbenny.

Positions won for J F McCabe & Son - 1st North Section Skibereen OB National, 29th Open 22nd Section NIPA 25,621 Birds, 41st Open 4th Section NIPA 21,930 Birds, 68th Open 11th Section NIPA 1,101 Birds, 94th Open 4th Section NIPA 22,021 Birds. His breeding is a 50% Soontjen being from g/son of Davy Hutchinson's No.1 pair '10 and Imprezza. The dam is a dtr. of our No.1 stock cock Black Gold when he was paired to a g/dtr of De Jan who in turn is dam of Champion Brendan (1st Open NIPA Fermoy 2021). She was bred by Cock Crow breeding lofts. Thanks to Jordan Hughes and Conor McCabe for the info.

2nd North Sect I Rollins & Son Hillsborough & Maze – Vel 1333 flying 240 miles winning £160
Last year's North Section winner I. Rollins & Son nearly made it back-to-back wins, with his runner-up position from this year's race. The bird in question has been one of Clyde's most consistent racers, having previously been, Tullamore 3rd Club 330/6th Sec 1646/136th Open. Other positions gained in the race...29th N/S 44th Open,55th N/S 76th Open,101st N/S 128th Open, of which two of them birds are full sisters to the leading bird. The blood lines from this hen, are mainly from Paul Janssen and some Lyons & Kennedy, coming down from Roger Maris. Gary Jennings PO.

3rd North Sect Jeff Greenaway Hillsborough & Maze – Vel 1330 flying 235 miles winning £80
Another loft needing no introduction Jeff Greenaway just outside Drome and racing in Hills & Maze. Direct daughter of the Tax Man - She was Second section three weeks ago. P & D Van De Bulck producing a lot of top winners for this loft.

4th and 5th North Sect S G Briggs Lisburn & District – Vel 1330, 1330 flying 244 miles winning £130
NIPA Past President Samuel Briggs from the City of Lisburn had two early arrivals from Skibbereen to finish 4th and 5th in the North Section. Super performance, details hopefully to follow.

Alan Darragh best in the INFC Skibbereen OB Nat –

Seven times National winner Alan Darragh had the best three birds in the Mid Antrim Combine from the INFC Skibbereen Inland National. The birds were released on Wednesday 1st June at 9.00am in a light northerly wind. Alan's 4-year-old blue cock timed at 14.55pm finishes 63rd north section and 84th Open INFC. Last season the cock won 1st club in the NIPA Skibbereen Inland National, and this season 4th club Fermoy and 6th club just four days ago from Talbenny. Mervyn Eagleson PO.

Mid Antrim Combine INFC Skibbereen OB Nat – Alan Darragh Cullybackey 1285, A Darragh 1257, A Darragh 1257, Danny Dixon Rasharkin 1257, Gary Gibson Cullybackey 1255, D Dixon 1249, D Dixon 1245, Gary Gibson 1244, Alan Darragh 1233, M/M Robinson Ahoghill 1233, Sam Murphy Kells 1230, D Houston & Son Broughshane 1222, Sam Crawford Associate 1222, D Dixon 1218, Sam Murphy 1215, Sam Murphy 1213, Alan Darragh 1203, Gary Gibson 1188, D Dixon 1187, D Dixon 1177, M/M Robinson 1123, D Dixon 1123, Alan Darragh 1122, D Dixon 1115, M/M Robinson 1110, Alan Darragh 1110, G & A Eagleson Ballymena 1100, Gary Gibson 1096, Gary Gibson 1089, D Dixon 1079, A Purvis Broughshane 1069, Gary Gibson 1064, Sam Murphy 1017, Sam Murphy 1012.

Mid Antrim Combine Clubs –
Cullybackey HPS – A Darragh 1285, 1247, 1257, G Gibson 1255, 1244, A Darragh 1233, A Darragh 1203, G Gibson 1188, A Darragh 1122, 1110, G Gibson 1096, 1089, 1064.
Ahoghill Flying Club – Mr & Mrs Robinson 1233, 1123, 1110.
Kells & District HPS – S Murphy 1230, 1215, 1213, 1017, 1012.
Broughshane & District – D Houston & Son 1222, A Putvis 1069.
Harryville HPS - S Crawford 1222.
Ballymena & District HPS – G & A EAgleson 1100.

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Derek Walsh was winner of 1st Open INFC Skibbereen for the second year running and will retain the Ronnie Johnston Challenge Cup.
Bolger Family winner of 5th South Sect & 5th Open INFC Skibbereen.
Keegan & Darling from Donnycarney 1st & 3rd in the Middle Sect Skibbereen.
“Charlotte” winner of 1st Middle Section in the OB Skibbereen for Keegan & Darling of Donnycarney.
Liam Donnelly from the Finglas club in Dublin, 2nd in the Middle Sect from Skibbereen.
John F McCabe & Son from Newry & District winners of 1st North Section.
The J F McCabe winner of 1st North Section.
Clyde Rollins from Hills & Maze, 1st North Sect last year and 2nd North Sect in 2022.
Jeff Greenaway ace racer in Hills & Maze, 3rd North Section Skibbereen.
Samuel Briggs (l) from Lisburn & District, birds together for 4th and 5th in the North Section, presenting awards at last season’s INFC presentation to Derek Walsh the double Skibbereen winner.
Alan Darragh from Cullybackey holding his 1st MAC winner from Skibbereen.
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Homer’s Odyssey INFC race review 2022 –

Over the last number of years, I have returned to the INFC race programme to feature results and reports for the various Clubs, Federations and Combines. After each race we report on the event covering the Top 10 and where Skibbereen is concerned it’s the Top 5 of each Section, ie. South, Middle and North. I lost a lot of text and photos covering the entire season with a fault on the memory disk, but I will include as much as possible in each report which will cover all six INFC National races. We start as usual with the Old Bird Skibbereen and the big story that the 1st Open winner was Derek Walsh from County Waterford who won the event for the second time having had success in 2021 and was able to make it three wins on the trot by also winning the Young Bird Skibbereen in 2021. The race was sponsored by Bamfords Topflight with race winner Derek Walsh and best SLF getting 5 bags of mixture. J F McCabe & Son NIPA, P & K McCarthy Ulster Fed, McCartan & Woodsides EDC, M & U Gorman ECF and L Donnelly & Son Jun ISRF getting 3 bags of mixture each. Publication of result was sponsored by BHW. Some extra info for John F McCabe & Sons, the bird they timed has been named “Rita’s Boy” has previously scored 29th Open & 22nd Section NIPA 26,521 birds, 41st Open & 4th Section NIPA 21,930 birds, 68th Open & 11th Section NIPA 1,101 birds, 94th Open & 4th Section NIPA 22,021. In this race from Skibbereen 1st in the North Section & 7th Open INFC. They only see him on a good headwind, very consistent.

Alan Darragh best in the INFC Skibbereen OB Nat – Seven times National winner Alan Darragh had the best three birds in the Mid Antrim Combine from the INFC Skibbereen Inland National. The birds were released on Wednesday 1st June at 9.00am in a light northerly wind. Alan's 4-year-old blue cock timed at 14.55pm finishes 63rd north section and 84th Open INFC. Last season the cock won 1st club in the NIPA Skibbereen Inland National, and this season 4th club Fermoy and 6th club just four days ago from Talbenny. Mervyn Eagleson PO.

INFC Skibbereen OB Nat Open 282/2435 – Derek Walsh Tower Invitation 1418, 1418, 1390, 1388, Bolger Family Blackwater RPC 1379, 1369, John F McCabe & Son Newry & Dist 1338, I Rollins & Son Holls & Maze 1333, J Greenaway Hills & Maze 1330, S G Briggs Lisburn & District 1330, 1330, Keegan & Darling Donnycarney 1329, L Donnelly & Son Finglass 1329, Keegan & Darling 1328, J Gregory & Sons Colin 1328, 1328, Hurley & Haughney Barrow Valley 1328, J Gregory & Sons 1328, D McElhone Eastway 1327, J & D Braniff Wheatfield 1325.

South Section Skibbereen 28/224 - Derek Walsh Tower Invitation 1418, 1418, 1390, 1388, Bolger Family Blackwater RPC 1379, 1369.

North Section Skibbereen 196/1814 - , John F McCabe & Son Newry & Dist 1338, I Rollins & Son Holls & Maze 1333, J Greenaway Hills & Maze 1330, S G Briggs Lisburn & District 1330, 1330, J Gregory & Sons Colin 1328, 1328, J Gregory & Sons 1328, D McElhone Eastway 1327, J & D Braniff Wheatfield 1325, M/M Stevenson Dromara 1325, Owen Markey Ballyholland 1323, J Greenaway Hills & Maze 1321, T McClean Annaghmore 1321, G Buckley & Sons Annaghmore 1320, J Greenaway Bondhill 1320, J Greenaway Hills & Maze 1318, Owen Markey 1317, J & D Braniff 1317, D Calvin Bondhill 1314.

Muckamore Centre Skibbereen – D McElhone Eastway 1327, J & D Braniff Wheatfield 1327, 1317, D McElhone 1308, D & J Campbell Eastway 1307, G McKenna Eastway 1406, D & M & G Ferguson Wheatfield 1305, D & J Campbell 1304, Bingham & Seaton Ligoniel 1303, D & J Armstrong & Son Carrick Soc 1302, Bingham & Seaton 1301, J & D Braniff 1301, Bingham & Seaton Ligoniel 1300, G McKenna 1292, J & D Braniff 1291, D & J Campbell 1289, A Darragh Cullybackey 1285, Bingham & Seaton 1284, D & J Campbell 1280, A & N Lewis Doagh & Dist 1279.

NIPA Skibbereen OB Nat INFC - John F McCabe & Son Newry & Dist 1338, I Rollins & Son Holls & Maze 1333, J Greenaway Hills & Maze 1330, S G Briggs Lisburn & District 1330, 1330, J Gregory & Sons Colin 1328, 1328, J Gregory & Sons 1328, D McElhone Eastway 1327, J & D Braniff Wheatfield 1325, M/M Stevenson Dromara 1325, Owen Markey Ballyholland 1323, J Greenaway Hills & Maze 1321, Tom McClean Annaghmore 1321, G Buckley & Sons Annaghmore 1320, John Greenaway Bondhill 1320, J Greenaway Hills & Maze 1318, Owen Markey 1317, J & D Braniff 1317, D Calvin Bondhill 1314.

Irish SR Federation Skibb INFC – Keegan & Darling Donnycarney 1329, L Donnelly & Son Finglas 1329, Keegan & Darling 1328, Tom Nelson Ballymun 1309, 1309, 1309, 1308, Keegan & Darling 1282, L Donnelly & Son 1267, 1267, 1259, 1252, S Duran Blanchardstown 1251, L Donnelly & Son 1241, Keegan & Darling 1241, T Nelson 1236, L Donnelly & Son 1220, K Timmons Boyne Valley 1218, Tom Kavanagh Drogheda & Dist 1206.

East Coast Federation Skibb INFC – M & U Gorman Balbriggan 1297, B & P McEvoy Castlebellingham 1274, Devine & Hamli 1269, M/M K Guildea & Son Balbriggan 1234, Patric Arthur Boyne Valley 1228McKeown & McEvoy Castlebellingham 1227, J Tyndall & Son Shankill 1155.

Mid Antrim Combine INFC Skibbereen OB Nat – Alan Darragh Cullybackey 1285, A Darragh 1257, A Darragh 1257, D Dixon Rasharkin 1257, Gary Gibson Cullybackey 1255, D Dixon 1249, D Dixon 1245, Gary Gibson 1244, Alan Darragh 1233, M/M Robinson Ahoghill 1233, Sam Murphy Kells 1230, D Houston & Son Broughshane 1222, Sam Crawford Associate 1222, D Dixon 1218, Sam Murphy 1215, Sam Murphy 1213, Alan Darragh 1203, Gary Gibson 1188, D Dixon 1187, D Dixon 1177, M/M Robinson 1123, D Dixon 1123, Alan Darragh 1122, D Dixon 1115, M/M Robinson 1110, Alan Darragh 1110, G & A Eagleson Ballymena 1100, Gary Gibson 1096, Gary Gibson 1089, D Dixon 1079, A Purvis Broughshane 1069, Gary Gibson 1064, Sam Murphy 1017, Sam Murphy 1012.

East Antrim Combined Skibbereen OB Nat – D McElhone Eastway 1327, D McElhone 1308, D & J Campbell Eastway 1307, G McKenna Eastway 1306, D & J Campbell 1304, Bongham & Seaton Ligoniel 1303, D & J Armstrong & Son Carrick Soc 1302, Bingham & Seaton 1301, 1300, G McKenna 1292, D & J Campbell 1289, Bingham & Seaton 1284, D & J Campbell 1280, A & N Lewis Doagh & Dist 1279, A & T Agnew Ballyclare 1278, J Burrows Eastway 1276, D McElhone 1276, D & J Campbell 1273, A & T Agnew 1267, D & J Armstrong & Son 1263, Bingham & Seaton 1262, E Arthurs Ballycarry & Dist 1262, D & J Armstrong & Son 1261, J Burrows 1260, A & T Agnew 1259, Bingham & Seaton 1257, A & N Lewis 1257, Mr & Mrs G Robinson Carrick Soc 1257, A & N Lewis 1257.

Newry City Combined Skibbereen OB Nat – John F McCabe & Son Newry & Dist 1338, Owen Markey Ballyholland 1323, Owen Markey 1317, J J McCabe Newry & Dist 1303, John F McCabe & Son 1301, C O’Hare & Son Ballyholland 1299, Mark Maguire & Son Millvale 1286, G Hughes & Son Newry & Dist 1285, Donnelly Bros Millvale 1275, John F McCabe & Son 1275, 1271, 1270, Mal Maguire & Son Millvale 1269, Owen Markey 1268, C O’Hare & Son 1267, Donnelly Bros 1261, Owen Markey 1260.

INFC Clubs Skibbereen

Tower Invitation RPC – Derek Walsh 1418, 1418, 1390, 1388. 1297.
Blackwater RPC – Bolger Family 1379, 1369, 1300, 1267, 1266.
Newry & District - John F McCabe & Son 1338, J J McCabe 1303, John F McCabe & Son 1301, 1301, G Hughes & Son 1285, John F McCabe & Son 1275, 1271, 1270.
Hillsborough & Maze – I Rollins & Son 1333, J Greenaway 1330, 1323, 1318, I Rollins & Son 1306, Lyons & Kennedy 1297, I Rollins & Son 1289, I Rollins & Son 1268, J Greenaway 1265, J Kelly & Sons 1263, J Greenaway 1260, 1258.
Lisburn & District – S G Briggs 1330, 1330, L Magee & Sons 1274, S G Briggs 1265, D Ferguson 1263.
Donnycarney – Keegan & Darling 1329, 1328, 1282, 1242.
Finglass – L Donnelly & Son 1329, 1267, 1267, 1259, 1252, 1241, 1220.
Colin HPS – J Gregory & Sons 1328, 1328, 1328, 1308, 1305, Johnston Bros 1285, 1257.
Barrow Valley RPC – Hurley & Haughney 1328, Donal Begley 1303, J J Hurley 1301, Donal Begley 1299, Joe Brennan 1271, J J Hurley 1270.
Eastway – D McElhone 1327, 1308, D & J Campbell 1307, G McKenna 1306, D & J Campbell 1304, G McKenna 1292, D & J Campbell 1289, D & J Campbell 1280, J Burrows 1276, D McElhone 1276, D & J Campbell 1273, J Burrows 1260.
Wheatfield – J & D Braniff 1327, 1317, DMG Ferguson 1305, J & D Braniff 1301, 1291, 1273.
Dromara – Mr & Mrs Stevenson 1325, Russell Bros 1289.
Ballyholland – Owen Markey 1323, 1317, C O’Hare & Son 1299, Owen Markey 1268, C O’Hare & Son 1267, Owen Markey 1260,
Annaghmore HPS – Tom McClean 1321, G Buckley & Sons 1320, Tom McClean 1261.
Bondhill Social – John Greenaway 1320, Davy Calvin 1314, 1294, John Greenaway 1284, Capper Bros 1275, 1272, John Greenaway 1264.
Ballymun – Tom Nelson 1309, 1309, 1309, 1308, 1236.
Lurgan Social – R Adamson 1309, Higginson & Johnston 1284, 1272, J Curran 1264, John Barr 1263.
Gilford & District – Rafferty & Toman 1307, 1307, C & H Beattie 1293, Rafferty & Toman 1267.
Wicklow South Road – T Smyth 1306, Healy & Byrne 1305.
Grosvenor – P & K McCarthy 1306, O Farrelly 1278, J & L Smyth 1274, 1273, P & K McCarthy 126.
Drumnavaddy Inv – McGrath & McParland 1306, S Ogle 1304, W McDowell & Son 1302, C & G Quinn 1278, McGrath & McParland 1269, S Ogle 1266, J Brush 1259.
Edgarstown – G & C Simmons 1305, R Bell & Sons 1295, R G & G Donaldson 1292, 1286, P Hope 1262, 1260.
Crossgar HPS – McCartan & Woodsides 1305, 1275, 1261.
Ligoniel & District – Bingham & Seaton 1303, 1301, 1300, 1284, 1262, 1257.
Carrick Social – D & J Armstrong & Son 1302, 1263, 1261, M/M Robinson 1257.
Balbriggan – M & U Gorman 1297, M/M K Guildea & Son 1234.
Beechpark Social – D Mawhinney & Son 1289, 1271.
Annsborough – P McCartan 1287.
Millvale – Mark Maguire & Son 1286, Donnelly Bros 1275, Mal Maguire & Son 1269, Donnelly Bros 1261.
Annalong – K Rooney Son & Daughter 1286, 1266.
Cullybackey HPS – A Darragh 1285, 1247, 1257, G Gibson 1255, 1244, A Darragh 1233, A Darragh 1203, G Gibson 1188, A Darragh 1122, 1110, G Gibson 1096, 1089, 1064.
Downpatrick Premier – Jackie Crossan 1284, P McCullough & Daughter 1266, 1259.
Newtownbreda – B Hogg & Son 1282, 1281, T Marshall & Son 1273, Cousins & Albert 1271, B Hogg & Son 1271.
Glen HPS – Joe Ward 1279, 1266.
Doagh & District HPS – A & N Lewis 1279, 1257, 1257.
Ballyclare & District – A & T Agnew 1278, 1267, 1259.
Blackwatertown WE – Larkin Bros 1277, H T & J Larkin 1266, Larkin Bros 1258.
Castlebellingham – B & P McEvoy 1274, 1227.
Laurelvale – G & C Topley 1274.
Rathnew – Gregory Bros 1274, 1243.
Dublin North-East RPC – J Hanley & Mother 1274, 1265, 1225, P Rock & Son 1218.
West Belfast HPS – Stockman & Robinson 1273, 1268, 1265.
Banbridge – McCracken Bros 1271, 1258.
Skerries – Devine & Hamli 1269.
Killyleagh Central – McComb Bros 1265.
Comber Social – G Lyttle 1262.
Ballycarry & District – E Arthurs 1262,
Lagan Valley RPC – J & J Taggart 1260.
Trim RPC – Zaballos & Thorpe 1259.
Glenavy & District – Gary Marsden 1267.
Ballymoney HPS – D Dixon 1257.
Blanchardstown RPC – S Duran 1251,
Newtown Kilpedder – Byrne & Bradley 1249.
Coolock & District – Anthony Cleary 1249, 1219.
Dundalk North End – P Byrne & Son 1236.
Ahoghill Flying Club – Mr & Mrs Robinson 1233, 1123, 1110.
Kells & District HPS – S Murphy 1230, 1215, 1213, 1017, 1012.
Boyne Valley - Patrick Arthur 1228, K Timmons 1218.
Drogheda & District – Tom Kavanagh 1206.
Shankill – J Tyndall & Son 1155.
Broughshane & District – D Houston & Son 1222, A Purvis 1069.
Harryville HPS - S Crawford 1222.
Ballymena & District HPS – G & A Eagleson 1100.

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Photo Captions
Homer presents the Skibbereen cup to Derek Walsh from Waterford, he wins the Ronnie Johnston Challenge Cup for the second year in a row.
Blue Cock winner of 1st Open INFC Old Bird Inland National for Derek Walsh of Tower Invitation.
John F McCabe & Son from Newry & District took 1st North Section and finished 7th Open INFC.
“Rita’s Boy” the Blue cock timed by J F McCabe & Sons to record 1st North Section & 7th Open INFC.
Clyde Rollins from Hills & Maze, 1st North Sect 2021 and 2nd North Sect in 2022.
Keegan & Darling from Donnycarney 1st & 3rd in the Middle Sect Skibbereen and best in Irish SR Federation.
“Charlotte” winner of 1st Middle Section in the OB Skibbereen for Keegan & Darling of Donnycarney.
Alan Darragh from Cullybackey holding his 1st Mid Antrim Combine winner from Skibbereen.
David McElhone of Eastway HPS in Belfast, 1st Muckamore Centre and Best in East Antrim.
Homer (l) of BHW the INFC and NIPA Press Officer at the annual presentation with INFC Patron Ronnie Johnston, Irish Rover of the RP. Must be 100 years of press coverage between those two.
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