Ladies Night 2023 -

New NIPA Press Officer – I would like to inform everyone that I have been newly elected as Press Officer for the NIPA and will be covering Sections C, D, F and G in the NIPA in this forthcoming season 2024. I kindly ask for all the Club Secretaries or race Secretaries within these sections to get in contact with me highlighting their club and contact details for the future publication of results, loft reports and any other information for publication. I would loke to take this opportunity to wish everyone the best of luck and good health in 2024. I am very privileged to be taking on this esteemed role and I can’t wait to get up and running. Jordan Hughes. "Journey’s End” NIPA Press Officer. Mobile: 07713 808554, E-mail: jordanhughespro.gmail.com
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JOURNEY’S END – WITH JORDAN HUGHES

N.I.P.A. LADIES NIGHT 2023

The Northern Ireland Provincial Amalgamation (N.I.P.A.) of Racing Pigeon Societies had their annual
Ladies Night Prizegiving on Friday the 10 th of November 2023 in the new venue of the Ballymac Hotel
in Dundrod Co. Antrim. The Members of the N.I.P.A. accompanied by friends and family arrived at
the Venue Suited and booted for the great occasion. Mr Pat McLaughlin the Chairman of the N.I.P.A.
got the evening underway by welcoming everyone and introducing the distinguished guests of the
evening. Mr Sammy Briggs RPRA Irish Region President, Mr Cormac O’Hare RPRA Irish Region
Chairman, Mr Noel Higginson RPRA Irish Region Secretary. Main Sponsors Frazer’s Animal Feeds of
Banbridge and Beattie’s Bird & Pet Foods of Tandragee. Accompanied by N.I.P.A. Officials Mr Paddy
Murray N.I.P.A. President, Mr Fred Russell N.I.P.A. Secretary, Mr Joey Vage N.I.P.A. Assistant
Secretary, Mr Diamond Carson N.I.P.A. Patron, Mr Jim Ramsey N.I.P.A. Race Controller. Sammy
Briggs then said Grace before the beautiful 3 course meal commenced consisting of Fresh Vegetable
broth with Wheaten Bread, Roast Irish Sirloin of Beef with Yorkshire Pudding, Horseradish Sauce,
Seasonal Vegetables & Potatoes and Fresh Fruit Pavlova with Vanilla Ice cream for Desert along with
Tea/Coffee. The Meal was enjoyed by all (and I must say the Pavlova was unbelievable) Sammy
Briggs & Cormac O’Hare got the Presentation of Awards underway with Mr Paddy Murray N.I.P.A.
President & Mrs Diane Frazer of Frazer’s Animal Feeds presenting the N.I.P.A. Awards to the Winners
along with Mr Noel Higginson RPRA Irish Region Secretary presenting the RPRA Awards to the
Winners.
The Big Accolade of the Night was won by Mr Stephen McFlynn from Castledawson H.P.S. in Section
A. Winning the Premier Old Bird National from St. Malo with ‘Peggys Boy’ a 3-Year-old Blue Cock ring
number GB 20 C 06536. Flying a total of 483 Miles in 13 Hours 42 Minutes on the Wing, Clocking a
Velocity of 1033 YPM. Winning 1 st Club, 1 st Section A, 1 st Open N.I.P.A. 1,309 Birds. Collecting the
News of the World – McComb Cup – Pigeon Portal.com Cup the Irish Region L. Boyle Trophy and
Winner of the Section A - H. Devine Cup.
One of the hardest Accolades of the N.I.P.A. to achieve is the N.I.P.A. National Champion. This was
won by Mr David Calvin of Bondhill H.P.S in Section E Winner of the N.I.P.A. Presidents Cup for top
prize winner. Winner of Section E Old Bird Channel Fancier of the year, Section E Youngbird Fancier
of the Year, Section E Champion Old Bird of the year, Section E Champion Youngbird of the year. Best
average in all channel races including Nationals, Best average Old Bird National & Classic races,
Best average in all races England and Wales, Best average 2nd Talbenny, Bude and Penzance, Best
average Old Bird and Young Bird channel Nationals, Best average all National and Classic races, Best
average Dale & Rosscarbery Young Bird Nationals, Best average in all National races, Best average
Penzance Old Bird and Dale Young Bird National, Best Average O B Inland Nat & OB & YB Channel
Nat, Best average OB & YB Rosscarbery Nationals.

After the awards presentation ended a Raffle was held with lots of good prizes, then finishing off the
night with some Live Music. Well done to Sammy Briggs, Cormac O`Hare & Diamond Carson for
organising the event with a great success in the new venue of the Ballymac Hotel. Everyone had a
brilliant night celebrating every members achievement in the 2023 Season. Congratulations to all the
many Prize Winners in 2023. It was nice to see and chat to everyone in person after talking to
everyone during the season through the phone. Thank you for everyone for the support in my first
year in the Role of N.I.P.A. Press Officer. It was an honour to be at the Ladies Night in this role and I
would like to wish all the members the very best of health and enjoyable racing in the 2024 Season.
Yours in Sport ,
Jordan Hughes
N.I.P.A. Press Officer

Full List of Award Winners
Old Bird Trophy Winners 2023
Mulgrew Family Cup – Tullamore ¬ R. Witherow Limavady Vel 1784
G. F. Whiteside Cup – 1st Roscrea ¬ O. Markey Ballyholland Vel 1506
Gilmour & Beattie Cup –2nd Roscrea – J. Greenaway Hillsborough & Maze Vel 1618
S. Calvert Cup - 1st Fermoy – A. Mitchell Amelia Earhart Vel 1968
McIlwaine Cup – 2nd Fermoy – D. Mullen Strabane Vel 1688
R Harkness Cup – Pilmore Beach - J J McCabe Millvale Vel 1282
Simpson Cup – 1st Talbenny – C. McArdle & Sons Newry City Vel 1439
Ledlie Cup ¬ 2nd Talbenny ¬ R. Williamson Bondhill Vel 1503
NIPA Cup ¬ 3rd Fermoy ¬ D. Booth Mourne Vel 1451
Vint Cup – Bude – T. Creighton & Son Carrick Vel 1419
McCrory Cup – Penzance – G & A Campbell Armagh Vel 1348
NIPA Cup ¬ 4th Fermoy – J. Graham Monaghan Vel 1557
Young Bird Trophy Winners 2023
Frazer’s Animal Feeds Cup – 1st Kilbeggan O. Markey Ballyholland Vel 1431
Frazer’s Animal Feeds Cup—2nd Kilbeggan B. Morgan Coalisland Vel 2000
H.A. Montgomery Cup – Tullamore – O. Markey Ballyholland Vel 1635
B. Hunter Cup - 1st Roscrea – N. Weir Loughgall Vel 2118
W.V. Troughton Cup –2nd Roscrea N. Weir Loughgall Vel 2236
S. Inglis Cup – 1st Fermoy – J F McCabe & Son Newry & District Vel 1389
J. P. O’Hagan (Tyres) Cup – 3rd Roscrea G & S Smith – Cookstown Vel 1642
S. Montgomery Cup –2nd Fermoy – W. Chambers Newry & District Vel 1612
Average Trophy winners 2023

McCluggage Cup – Best average in all channel races including Nationals – D. Calvin Bondhill Vel 1182
Scania Cup – Best average Old Bird National & Classic races – D. Calvin Bondhill Vel 1009
Major Lewis Cup – Best average in all races England and Wales – D. Calvin Bondhill Vel 1345
Surgenor Cup – Best average 2nd Talbenny, Bude and Penzance – D. Calvin Bondhill Vel 1317
Harper Cup – Best average Old Bird and Young Bird channel Nationals – D. Calvin Bondhill Vel 1041
Devine Memorial Trophy – Best two bird average Old Bird National- J. McMaw Carrick Vel 1013

K. Wilkinson Cup Best Average Penzance Classic & Skibbereen OB Nat section B & C - D & J
Armstrong Carrick Vel 1342
Dickson Cup – Best average Bude and Fermoy Young Bird J F McCabe & Son Newry & District Vel
1313
Erwin Trophy – Best average all National and Classic races – D. Calvin Bondhill Vel 1186
B. Fox Cup – Highest position obtained by any N.I.P.A. Official, Committee member or club delegate
in Old Bird National race – C. O`Hare & Dtr Ballyholland Vel 1022
W. E. Diamond Cup – Best average Dale & Rosscarbery Young Bird Nationals – D. Calvin Bondhill Vel
1192
Agar Cup – First yearling in Old Bird Classic race – D. Booth Mourne Vel 1343
Waring Trophy – Best average in all National races – D. Calvin Bondhill Vel 1179
New North Trophy – Best average Penzance Old Bird and Dale Young Bird National- D. Calvin
Bondhill Vel 1345
Halliday Cup - Best Average O B Inland Nat & OB & YB Channel Nat – D. Calvin Bondhill Vel 1087
O`Roory Hill Stud Trophy – Best average OB & YB Rosscarbery Nationals ¬ D. Calvin Bondhill Vel 1190

Section Trophy Winners 2023
Section “A” H. Devine Cup – St. Malo - S McFlynn Castledawson Vel 1033
Section “B” Leslie Mairs Memorial Cup – St. Malo – W. Blair Ballymoney Vel 723
Section “C” J. Campbell Memorial Cup – St. Malo J.C Reid Ballycarry Vel 1027
Section “D” H. McVeigh Cup – St. Malo S & W English Lisburn Vel 528
Section “E” E & J. McCambley Cup – St. Malo – G & S McMullan Drumnavaddy Vel 965
Section “F” A. Brown & Family Cup – St. Malo - C. McManus Corrigs Vel 983
Section “G” Norman Girvan Memorial Cup – St. Malo – C. O`Hare & Dtr Ballyholland Vel 1022
Section “H” Kieran Reid Memorial Cup – St. Malo – G. McCauley Strabane Vel 532
Section “E” E & J. McCambley Cup -1st Talbenny – R. Calvin & Dtr Loughgall Vel 1432
Section “E” E & J. McCambley Cup –2nd Talbenny – R. Williamson Bondhill Vel 1503
Section “E” E & J. McCambley Cup –Bude – Larkin Bros Meadows Vel 1318
Section “E” E & J. McCambley Cup - Penzance – G & A Campbell Armagh Vel 1348
John Bingo Orme Memorial Trophy - 1st Section F Old Bird Inland National - McCartan & Woodsides
Crossgar Vel 1361

N.I.P.A. Old Bird Inland Section Fanciers of the Year 2023

Section A – S. Diamond Coleraine Premier Vel 1468
Section B – S & N Maginty Muckamore Vel 1458
Section C – J & D Braniff Glen Vel 1482
Section D – I. Rollins & Son Hillsborough & Maze Vel 1483
Section E – D. C & P McArdle Armagh Vel 1498
Section F – R. Moore & Son Bangor Vel 1434
Section G – J F McCabe & Son Newry & District Vel 1495
Section H – D. Booth Mourne & District Vel 1441

N.I.P.A. Old Bird Channel Section Fanciers of the Year 2023

Section A ¬ P. O`Connor Coleraine Premier Vel 1136
Section B ¬ Mr & Mrs Robinson Cullybackey Vel 928
Section C ¬ J. McMaw Carrick Vel 1059
Section D ¬ S & W English Lisburn Vel 839
Section E ¬ D. Calvin Bondhill Vel 1157
Section F ¬ Burgess & Brennan Bangor Vel 771
Section G ¬ R. Williamson Newry & District Vel 860
Section H ¬ NO Valid Claim

N.I.P.A. Young Bird Section Fanciers of the Year 2023

Section A – S. Diamond Coleraine Prem Vel 1412
Section B – S & N Maginty Muckamore Vel 1411
Section C – J & D Braniff Glen Vel 1449
Section D – J. Greenaway Hillsborough & Maze Vel 1439
Section E - D. Calvin Bondhill Vel 1455
Section F – Lambert & Stewart Bangor Vel 1283
Section G – R. Williamson Newry & District Vel 1423
Section H – NO CLAIM

N.I.P.A. Section Champion Old Bird 2023
Section A ¬ B & D Coyle Coleraine Premier - Cheq Hen GB 22 A 96991
Section B ¬ H. Cubitt Rasharkin - Darkk Cheq Cock GB 22 D 00411
Section C ¬ J & D Braniff Glen - Slate Cock GB 22 B 76813
Section D ¬ J & L Smyth Trinity - Dark Cheq Hen IHU 22 N 13629
Section E ¬ D. Calvin Bondhill - Mealy Cock GB 22 B 29709
Section F ¬ Burgess & Brennan Bangor - Blue Cheq Cock IHU 22 N 03627
Section G ¬ R. Williamson Newry & District - Blue Cock GB 22 D 71526
Section H ¬ K. Armstrong Omagh & District - Blue Cock GB 20 R 01757
N.I.P.A. Champion Old Bird Overall 2023
J Moreland Memorial Trophy - J & D Braniff Glen - Slate Cock GB 22 B 76813
NIPA Section Champion Young Bird 2023
Section A ¬ B. Morgan Coalisland - Blue Cock GB 23 A 86732
Section B ¬ S & N Maginty Muckamore - Blue Pied Hen GB 23 X 15916
Section C ¬ Bingham & Seaton Ligoniel - Blue Hen IHU 23 S 071020
Section D ¬ O & M Monaghan Colin - Blue Cock GB 23 C 27697
Section E ¬ D. Calvin Bondhill - Blue Pied GB 23 Z 16240
Section F - Lambert & Stewart Bangor - Blue Cock IHU 23 N 10347
Section G ¬ O. Markey Ballyholland - Blue Cock GB 23 B 19672
Section H ¬ D. Booth Mourne - Dark Cheq Cock GB 23 D 61890
N.I.P.A. Section Champion Young Bird Overall
The Irish Region Trophy – B. Morgan Coalisland - Blue Cock GB 23 A 86732
Gold Awards 2023 Winning a Gold Medal & Gold Diploma
G & C Topley Laurelvale - Blue Cheq Hen `Honeysuckle` GB 18 L 13121
2020 St. Malo - 111th Open, 64th Section E Vel 1496
2021 St. Malo - 19th Open, 5th Section E Vel 686
2022 St. Malo - 35th Open, 14th Section E Vel 584
2023 St. Malo - 38th Open, 18th Section E Vel 584
Silver Awards 2023
J. Robinson Edgarstown - Blue Hen `Bobbys Girl ` GB 17 E 23194
2021 St. Malo 29th Open, 9 th Section E Vel 606
2022 St. Malo 61st Open, 26th Section E Vel 310
2023 St. Malo 60th Open, 25th Section E Vel 465
C & T. Tweed Rasharkin - Dark W/F Hen GB 19 R 09182

2021 St. Malo 43rd Open, 5th Section B Vel 578
2022 St. Malo 71st Open, 7th Section B Vel 280
2023 St. Malo 30th Open, 3rd Section B Vel 625

Bronze Awards 2023

D. Calvin Bondhill - Cheq Hen GB 19 B 13596
2022 St. Malo 21st Open 7th Section E Vel 657
2023 St. Malo 11th Open 3rd Section E Vel 904
R. Corey Coalisland - Cheq Cock GB 20 C 12302
2022 St. Malo 59th Open, 3rd Section A Vel 327
2023 St. Malo 18th Open, 3rd Section A Vel 701
Dowey Bros Laurelvale - Blue Pied Cock GB 20 L 23884
2022 St. Malo 45th Open, 20th Section E Vel 513
2023 St. Malo 65th Open, 27th Section E Vel 444
J. Serplus Laurelvale - Blue Cheq Pied Hen GB 19 L 18562
2022 St. Malo 30th Open Vel 597
2023 St. Malo 79th Open, 34th Section E Vel 312
S & N Lester Laurelvale - Cheq Cock GB 19 L 19215
2021 St. Malo 36th Open, 13th Section E Vel 593
2023 St. Malo 82nd Open, 37th Section E Vel 279
J. McConaghie Ballymoney - Blue Cheq Cock GB 18 B 22674
2022 St. Malo 56th Open, 2nd Section A Vel 377
2023 St. Malo 50th Open, 6th Section A Vel 507
W. Neill Annaghmore - Blue Cock GB 20 A 26320
2021 St. Malo 135th Open, 44th Section E Vel 340
2023 St. Malo 64th Open, 26th Section E Vel 446

N.I.P.A Young Fancier of the Year 2023

B Fletcher & Son Cup – Chloe Chambers Newry & District
Runner Up – H. T & J. Larkin The Meadows
N.I.P.A. Trophy N.I.P.A. President’s Cup – Presented at Ladies Night.
National and Classic Winners 2023

B. Fletcher & Son Cup – Skibbereen Old Bird Inland National – D C & P McArdle Armagh Vel 1398
Stena Trophy – Fermoy Five Bird O.B. Championship – G & A Campbell Armagh Vel 1449
J. H. O’Neill Cup – Penzance Classic – G & A Campbell Armagh Vel 1348
News of the World - McComb Cup - Pigeon Portal.Com Cup – L Boyle Trophy St. Malo Old Bird
National - S McFlynn Castledawson Vel 1033
D. McNeilly Cup – Runner-up St. Malo Old Bird National – J. C Reid Ballycarry Vel 1027
McKeown Cup – S. Thompson Trophy ¬ Dale Young Bird National – R. Calvin & Daughter Loughgall
Vel 1420
H. McVeigh Cup – R. Reid Trophy ¬ Skibbereen Young Bird National – S. Delaney Dromore Vel 1064
Northern Bank Cup – Yearling National – J. Hutchinson & Son Ballymoney Vel 1625
Northern Bank Cup – Yearling National B.O.S – J & G Ramsey Derry & District Vel 1611

Volvo – Fermoy 5 Bird YB P & K McCarthy Trinity Vel 1353

Irish Region Awards 2023 Dale & Penzance

Section A – J. Hanson Coleraine Premier Vel 1269
Section B – T. Whyte Ahoghill Vel 1323
Section C - J & D Braniff Glen Vel 1313
Section D – S. G Briggs Lisburn Vel 1235
Section E - G & A Campbell Armagh Vel 1355
Section F - McGimpsey Bros Ards Vel 1069
Section G - Lyons & Kennedy Hillsborough & Maze Vel 1317
Section H – D. Booth Mourne Vel 1295
Overall Winner - G & A Campbell Armagh Vel 1355

Irish Region Mileage Awards 2023

0-250 Miles – J. Greenaway Hillsborough & Maze
251-450 Miles – M. Graham Ballymena
450 + Mark Maguire & Son - Newry & District

Best Y B Performance 2023

B. Morgan Coalisland

Best O B Performance 2023

J. Greenaway Hillsborough & Maze

Young Fancier Mileage Awards 2023

0-250 - Chloe Chambers Newry & District
251-450 - Mullen Bros Edgarstown

R.P.R.A. Irish Region Young Fancier of the Year 2023

H. T & J Larkin Meadows
Runner-Up - Chloe Chambers Newry & District

JORDAN HUGHES
‘JOURNEYS END’
N.I.P.A PRESS OFFICER
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