1st Fermoy OB - Sat 11/05/24

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 - N.I.P.A NOTES – SECTIONS C, D, F, & G

So far so good for the Racing Season with the weeks flying in and Races being flown. Up next on the
Mighty N.I.P.A. Programme was a journey down to Fermoy in County Cork. A total of 733 Members
sent 23,987 Birds to Fermoy for the fourth race of the N.I.P.A. Old Bird Season. With great weather
forecasted for the weekend things went as planned this week with the Birds being hampered on the
Friday night for the Saturday. On Saturday Morning the Birds were liberated at 9:00am in excellent
conditions, clear blue skies and glorious sunshine with a Light South East Wind at the liberation
point. Great Job to Paddy McNiece on the Video updates throughout the Liberation process as
always.

SECTION H DOMINATE THE FOURTH RACE OF THE SEASON

The Winning Bird from the fourth Old Bird Race belongs to David Devine of Strabane & District H.P.S
in Section H. has taken home the accolade of 1 st Open Prize Winner to the County Antrim Coast.
Many Congratulations to David & Devine on claiming 1 st N.I.P.A. Open from the fourth Old Bird race
of the Season. Also, Congratulations to 2 nd Open K. Armstrong of Omagh & District H.P.S. in Section H & 3 rd Open
Paul Maxwell Jnr. of Foyle H.P.S. in Section H. It was almost a clean sweep for the members of
Section H taking 9 out of the Top 10 Open Placings. It was a beautiful day for all enjoying the
weather out over the weekend in the garden enjoying the bird’s arrivals. Big thanks to all in the
N.I.P.A. for organising a wonderful race.

SECTION C REPORT
The Winner of Section C (114/3,374) from Fermoy was J&D Braniff of Glen H.P.S. The Duo of Joe &
David takes the top 4 positions in Glen H.P.S. (304 Birds) They also Top Section C (3,374 Birds)
Congratulations to Section C Winners J&D Braniff and Big Congratulations to all Club Winners
Ballycarry & District: (9/231) 1 st G. Davidson 1553; 2 nd B. McCammon 1503; 3 rd S. Beattie & Dtr 1503;
4 th W. Degnan & T. McKee 1502; 5 th N J Arthurs 1500; 6 th N J Arthurs 1495
Ballyclare & District: (13/531) 1 st A&T Agnew 1593; 2 nd A&T Agnew 1589; 3 rd G&R Lawrie 1589; 4 th
G&R Lawrie 1588; 5 th Horner Bros & Son 1577; 6 th A&T Agnew 1577
Carrick Social: (8/263) 1 st Mr & Mrs Reid & Bigger 1600; 2 nd Mr & Mrs Reid & Bigger 1592; 3 rd D&J
Armstrong & Son 1590; 4 th D&J Armstrong & Son 1577; 5 th Mr & Mrs Robinson 1564; 6 th Mr & Mrs
Robinson 1557
Doagh & District: (10/332) 1 st Mr & Mrs B. McNeilly 1590; 2 nd A&N Lewis 1585; 3 rd S. Collins 1580; 4 th
J&R Scott 1570; 5 th Mr & Mrs B. McNeilly 1563; 6 th J&R Scott 1557
Eastway H.P.S: (9/334) 1 st D. McElhone 1586; 2 nd J. Burrows 1575; 3 rd D&J Campbell 1573; 4 th D&J
Campbell 1573; 5 th J. Burrows 1568; 6 th D. McElhone 1568
Glenarm & District: (6/168) 1 st J&R Baxter 1598; 2 nd O. O’Neill & Son 1572; 3 rd K.S McCloy 1554; 4 th O.
O’ McNeill & Son 1547; 5 th O. O’ McNeill & Son 1538; 6 th G. McWhirter 1525

Horseshoe H.P.S: (4/90) 1 st K&D Hagans 1576; 2 nd K&D Hagans 1576; 3 rd K&D Hagans 1561; 4 th J.
Hastings 1508; 5 th J. Hastings 1504; 6 th D. McAuley 1498
Kingsmoss: (10/208) 1 st Knowles & Hill 1515; 2 nd J&S Graham 1510; 3 rd G&C Lowry 1508; 4 th T. Cairns
& Son 1508; 5 th W. Gault & Son 1501; 6 th T. Cairns & Son 1499
Larne & District: (18/454) 1 st Rea & Magill 1494; 2 nd G. K & I Moxham 1493; 3 rd Rea & Magill 1493; 4 th
Crawford & Robinson 1484; 5 th C. Campbell 1480; 6 th Rea & Magill 1479
Ligoniel & District: (19/427) 1 st McMurray & Anderson 1578; 2 nd McMurray & Anderson 1577; 3 rd
Bingham & Seaton 1568; 4 th McMurray & Anderson 1567; 5 th Bingham & Seaton 1563; 6 th Ed Heaney
& Son 1563
East Antrim Amalgamation: 1st Mr & Mrs Reid & Bigger 1600, 20 Points; 2 nd J&R Baxter 1598, 19
Points; 3 rd Rea & Magill 1596, 18 Points; 4 th A&T Agnew 1593, 17 Points; 5 th Mr & Mrs Reid & Bigger
1592 Points; 6 th D&J Armstrong 1590, 15 Points; 7 th A&T Agnew 1589, 14 Points; 8 th G K & I Moxam
1589, 13 Points; 9 th G&R Lawrie 1589, 12 Points; 10 th G&R Lawrie 1588, 11 Points; 11 th A&N Lewis
1585, 10 Points; 12 th Rea & Magill 1585, 9 Points; 13 th Crawford& Robinson 1583, 8 Points; 14 th S.
Collins 1580, 7 Points; 15 th D&J Armstrong 1577, 6 Points; 16 th Horner Bros & Son 1577, 5 Points; 17 th
A&T Agnew 1577, 4 Points; 18 th Higginson & Fasciola 1576, 3 Points; 19 th K&D Hagans 1576, 2 Points;
20 th K&D Hagans 1576, 1 Point
69 Members sent 1,971 Birds.

East Antrim Amalgamation
Fermoy 11/5/24
The amalgamation was in Fermoy on sat for the fourth old bird race of the season. Conditions at the
liberation site were near on perfect as the reports came in from the convoyer a 9am release was
planned.
It’s as you were at the top of the result with Hugh Bigger taking the brave decision to put his
previous weeks open winner back out and it paid off as the yearling cock named (atchy) took 1st
prize plus pools & DTW in the Carrick social, 2nd section C & 1st place EAA. A remarkable effort from
both pigeon and fancier. It’s fair to say that’s a real top notch performance!
So again, many congratulations to Hugh on another super week of racing.
Four races in folks and I just want to say the EAA members are showcasing the absolute quality in
our small corner of the country. So very well done to everyone Keep er Lit. Congratulations Jonny Baxter EAA Press Officer

SECTION D REPORT
The Winner of Section D (82/2,574) from Fermoy was P&J Boal of Dromore H.P.S. Philip and his birds
are on form making it 4 Section D Wins from 4 Races. Yet again another super result from Philip
Winning Dromore H.P.S. (334 Birds) 1 st Section and 5 th Section D (2,574 Birds) along with 136 th Open
(23,987 Birds) This week’s Section Winner GB23 D 01274 is a Blue Cock. He is from Smolders/Van
Herck Bloodlines and is a Full Brother to last week’s Winner of 1 st Section D 2,298 Birds, 4 th Open
21,479 Birds. Many Congratulations to Section D Winner P&J Boal and Big Congratulations to all Club
Winners

Colin H.P.S: (8/208) 1 st O&M Monaghan 1578; 2 nd J. Gregory & Sons 1578; 3 rd O&M Monaghan 1576;
4 th J. Gregory & Sons 1572; 5 th O&M Monaghan 1567; 6 th O&M Monaghan 1567
Derriaghy: (6/160) 1 st K. Johnston 1568; 2 nd D. Johnston 1554; 3 rd D. Johnston 1534; 4 th K. Johnston
1530; 5 th D. Johnston 1521; 6 th D. Johnston 1521
Dromara H.P.S: (11/385) 1 st C. Rooney & Sons 1535; 2 nd D. Aiken 1521; 3 rd M. Russell 1517; 4 th D.
Aiken 1510; 5 th N. Edgar & Son 1507; 6 th N. Edgar & Son 1507
Dromore West End: D/S
Dromore H.P.S: (8/334) 1 st P&J Boal 1667; 2 nd R. Keegan & Son 1620; 3 rd Mr & Mrs G. Delaney 1610;
4 th P&J Boal 1597; 5 th T. Mawhinney 1585; 6 th P&J Boal 1582
Glen H.P.S: (9/304) 1 st J&D Braniff 1606; 2 nd J&D Braniff 1592; 3 rd J&D Braniff 1582; 4 th J&D Braniff
1582; 5 th P. Farrelly & Son 1575; 6 th J&D Braniff 1574
Glenavy & District: (6/233) 1 st I. Gibb & Sons 1571; 2 nd I. Gibb & Sons 1570; 3 rd I. Gibb & Sons 1558; 4 th
I. Gibb & Sons 1557; 5 th I. Gibb & Sons 1554; 6 th I. Gibb & Sons 1550
Harmony H.P.S: (12/296) 1 st S. Delaney 1666; 2 nd S. Delaney 1610; 3 rd Abernethy & Turner 1575; 4 th S.
Delaney 1573; 5 th S. Delaney 1570; 6 th S. Delaney 1554
Hillsborough & Maze: (8/488) 1 st I. Rollins & Son 1510; 2 nd G. Marsden 1496; 3 rd G. Marsden 1488; 4 th
I. Rollins & Son 1485; 5 th G. Marsden 1484; 6 th E. Russell 1483
Kingswood H.P.S: D/S
Lisburn & District: (16/505) 1 st Spence Bros 1597; 2 nd R. Topping & Son 1585; 3 rd Spence Bros 1584; 4 th
S G Briggs 1583; 5 th Spence Bros 1575; 6 th Spence Bros 1575
South Belfast H.P.S: (3/84) 1 st T. McNally 1577; 2 nd T. McNally 1559; 3 rd T. McNally 1526; 4 th T.
McNally 1509; 5 th T. McNally 1509; 6 th T. McNally 1509
Titanic H.P.S: D/S
Trinity H.P.S: (7/243) 1 st P&K McCarthy 1580; 2 nd J&L Smyth 1578; 3 rd P&K McCarthy 1569; 4 th P&K
McCarthy 1569; 5 th P&K McCarthy 1568; 6 th P&K McCarthy 1568

SECTION F REPORT
The Winner of Section F (84/2,368) from Fermoy was Burgess & Brennan of Bangor R.P.C. The
Successful partnership Wins Bangor Club along with 3 rd & 4 th Spots (337 Birds) along with 1 st , 3 rd 4 th
Section F (2,368 Birds) The Section Winner is the same Hen that won the Section 2 weeks ago from
1 st Roscrea Race. The Sire is a Petr Van Merwe and the Dam is a Grizzle Hen of McArdle Bloodlines.
The Hen that finished 3 rd Section was also 2 nd Section F 2 weeks ago from the same race. And to top it
all off 4 th Section was the Section F Bird of the Year last Season. Many Congratulations to Section F
Winners Burgess & Brennan and Big Congratulations to all Club Winners.
Ards: (7/126) 1 st W. Leckey 1512; 2 nd McGimpsey Bros 1508; 3 rd McGimpsey Bros 1496; 4 th W. Leckey
1495; 5 th McGimpsey Bros 1493; 6 th W. Leckey 1483
Annalong: D/S
Bangor R.P.C: (11/337) 1 st Burgess & Brennan 1553; 2 nd R. Moore & Son 1545; 3 rd Burgess & Brennan
1539; 4 th Burgess & Brennan 1533; 5 th R. Moore & Son 1532; 6 th R. Moore & Son 1529
Cloughey H.P.S: (5/130) 1 st C&H Cully 1462; 2 nd Gordon Bros & Sons 1451; 3 rd Young & McCormick
1436; 4 th Young & McCormick 1433; 5 th Young & McCormick 1414; 6 th Young & McCormick 1399
Comber Central H.P.S: (4/74) 1 st C. Hutchinson 1439; 2 nd C. Hutchinson 1415; 3 rd C. Hutchinson 1411;
4 th C. Hutchinson 1402; 5 th C. Hutchinson 1396; 6 th C. Hutchinson 1390
Corrigs: (8/254) 1 st R. Shaw 1485; 2 nd Toner Bros 1451; 3 rd R. Shaw 1406; 4 th Toner Bros 1404; 5 th P.
Brown & Son 1401; 6 th R. Shaw 1394
Crossgar: (9/274) 1 st McCartan & Woodside 1491; 2 nd McCartan & Woodside 1484; 3 rd McCartan &
Woodside 1482; 4 th McCartan & Woodside 1482; 5 th McCartan & Woodside 1473; 6 th S. McLoughlin
1472

Downpatrick Premier: (8/286) 1 st E. Wynn & Dtr 1476; 2 nd J. Crossan 1450; 3 rd E. Wynn & Dtr 1449; 4 th
T&G Black 1443; 5 th T&G Black 1441; 6 th J. Crossan 1439
Killyleagh Central: (11/349) P. Murray 1478; 2 nd C. Healy 1464; 3 rd P. Murray 1453; 4 th P. Murray
1452; 5 th P. Murray 1449; 6 th P. Murray 1449
Killyleagh & District: (10/290) 1 st Morrisson Bros 1511; 2 nd K. Murray 1482; 3 rd Morrisson Bros 1481;
4 th K. Murray 1476; 5 th J. Pirie 1466; 6 th D. Grieves 1466
Kircubbin: D/S
Millisle & District H.P.S: (8/139) 1 st Rainey Bros 1466; 2 nd Rainey Bros 1465; 3 rd Rainey Bros 1460; 4 th
Rainey Bros 1459; 5 th Rainey Bros 1442; 6 th Rainey Bros 1442

SECTION G REPORT
The Winner of Section G (61/2,982) from Fermoy was Sammy Ogle of Drumnavady H.P.S. Sammy
makes it 3 Wins in a row in Drumnavady Club taking 3 rd & 4 th Places this week also (562 Birds) The top
Section Prize goes to Sammy this week from Fermoy (2,396 Birds) and also finishes 118 th Open
overall (23,978 Birds) The Section Winner GB21D 01609 Sire is of Louis Thijs and the Dam of the
Section Winner is Leo Heremans from Wayne Doonan of Cock Crow Breeding Lofts
Many Congratulations to Sammy Ogle and Big Congratulations to all Club Winners.
Ashfield: D/S
Ballyholland: (9/618) 1 st Owen Markey 1660; 2 nd C. O’Hare & Dtr 1572; 3 rd Owen Markey 1564; 4 th
Owen Markey 1554; 5 th C. O’Hare & Dtr 1554; 6 th C. O’Hare & Dtr 1549
Banbridge H.P.S: (9/287) 1 st R. Carson & Son 1572; 2 nd R. Carson & Son 1565; 3 rd T. Mallon 1562; 4 th R.
Carson & Son 1547; 5 th R. Carson & Son 1537; 6 th F. Simpson 1535
Banbridge Social: D/S
Drumnavady: (15/562) 1 st S. Ogle 1673; 2 nd D&K Mallen 1662; 3 rd J. Smyth & Sons 1607; 4 th G&S
McMullan 1600; 5 th D&K Mallen 1596; 6 th J. Smyth & Sons 1591
Millvale: (6/298) 1 st JJ McCabe 1558; 2 nd T. Mooney & Son 1556; 3 rd 5 th JJ McCabe 1551; 4 th 5 th JJ
McCabe 1551; 5 th JJ McCabe 1550; 6 th 5 th JJ McCabe 1544
Newry City: (8/435) 1 st Thompson & Lunn 1613; 2 nd Thompson & Lunn 1612; 3 rd Thompson & Lunn
1601; 4 th Thompson & Lunn 1587; 5 th Thompson & Lunn 1581; 6 th Thompson & Lunn 1578
Newry & District: (15/755) 1 st Mark Maguire & Son 1575; 2 nd J.F McCabe & Son 1572; 3 rd J.F McCabe
& Son 1569; 4 th R. Williamson 1559; 5 th J.F McCabe & Son 1556; 6 th J.F McCabe & Son 1556

Most of us where lucky enough to see the Northern Lights on Friday night as it was a lovely
spectacle as we were just waiting on pickup from the lorry’s after a busy night of hampering. Next
week the Mighty N.I.P.A. take another trip back down to Fermoy in County Cork as the Races are
coming in fast. I would like to kindly ask for all club representatives/race secretaries within the
covered sections of C, D, F & G to contact myself to be included in my weekly Reports, With Club,
Section & Open Winning Photos, With the Winning Pigeons Info etc.

Yours in Sport, Jordan Hughes

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