Single Bird Challenge 23 - Deadline 17/03/24

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.

The Irish National Flying Club have a six race programme for the 2020 season which enables its members to compete in the inland Nationals or over the channel at the very highest level. I hope you will enjoy using the website as it will be a source of information through out the season. Good luck to all members competing in this years Nationals. Ronnie Johnston Patron INFC.

The INFC has 2,100 members across Ireland. The 6 Race Programme includes the famous Kings Cup from France. Friendship Nat is also France, Ylr Nat Sennen Cove, YB Nat Penzance and OB and YB Nat from Skibbereen. Numerous other awards including Gold Medal, Hall of Fame Diploma, Triple Championship, Single Bird Challenge, 3 Bird Championship, Merit Awards etc. Results, Reports, Latest News etc. See Website http://www.irishnationalflyingclub.com or http://www.infc.co.uk
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March 17 deadline for Single Bird Challenge

Please note Annual Subscriptions for 2024 for the Irish Nat FC. Existing member £30 or euro’s 37.50 payable through your club. New member £30.00 or euro’s 37.50 payable through your club. Any individual member paying direct £40.00 or euro’s 50.00. Any new Individual members paying direct £40.00 or euro’s 50.00. The closing date for joining is 12th April 2024. The Single Bird Challenge for Kings Cup 2024 entry is £10.00 or euro’s 12.50. Closing date is 17th March 2024. Entry Forms can be downloaded from the INFC website.
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I.N.F.C / B.H.W SINGLE BIRD CHALLENGE
PROVISIONAL RESULT Flown from Saint Allouestre, 29th June 2024.

1st E. Murtagh & Sons, Individual North Vel. 1028, 8th Open Joe Doheny Trophy, Framed Diploma, £500
2nd McCartan & Woodsides, Crossgar Vel. 991, 9th Open. Framed Diploma, £250
3rd A. Thompson, Ballyclare Vel. 979, 11th Open. Framed Diploma, £150
4th Glen Buckley & Son, Annaghmore. Vel. 977, 13th Open £100
5th G & C Topley, Laurelvale. Vel. 976 15th Open £75
6th P. Rock & Son, Dublin Northeast. Vel. 906, 26th Open £50
7th R. Duddy, Ballyclare. Vel. 905, 27th Open £50
8th G. Douglas, Meadows. Vel. 875, 37th Open £50
9th Donnelly Bros, Newry. Vel. 868, 39th Open £50
10th Fintan Moran, Malahide. Vel. 845, 42nd Open £50.

Other Single Bird Challenge birds timed in the Open result were - Matthew Russell, Dromara, (Vel. 771, 55th Open), O & M Monaghan, Colin, (Vel. 732, 65th Open), Jim Robinson, Edgarstown, (Vel. 720, 69th Open), Noel Grant & Son, Dublin North County, (Vel. 699, 81st Open), P Dunlop, Edgarstown, (Vel. 688, 83rd Open), A & R Neil, Edgarstown, (Vel. 647, 99th Open), McCracken Bros, Banbridge, (Vel. 638, 103rd Open), T. Marshall & Son, Newtownbreda, (Vel. 613, 120th Open), Chris Moore, Cullybackey, ( Vel. 582, 130th Open), Agar Bros, Cloughey, (Vel. 545, 143rd Open), Nigel Gordon, Castlebellingham, ( Vel. 544, 145th Open), B & M Gilmore, Doagh, (Vel. 522, 157th Open), Reynolds & Cairns, Castlebellingham, ( Vel. 519, 159th Open), H. Shealy, Boyne Valley, (Vel. 512, 163rd Open), P Lambert, Arklow, (Vel. 480, 178th Open), Dylan Dwyer, Boyne Valley, (Vel. 480, 179nd Open), J Gregory & Sons, Colin, ( Vel. 355, 201st Open).
Any objections to the Secretary Trevor Topping within 7 days of publication.
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