Talbenny (1) 22/05/16 –

Talbenny (1) 22/05/16 –
G & S Smith from Cookstown, 1st Open NIPA from Talbenny.

G & S Smith from Cookstown, 1st Open NIPA from Talbenny.


The first cross channel race was flown from Talbenny in South Wales last Sunday 22nd May, just over 11,300 NIPA birds were released at 7.30am in a Lt Westerly wind. Another excellent result with the overall 1st Open winners S & G Smyth of Cookstown doing velocity 1423, this loft has been up at the top of Sect A all season and a very well deserved 1st Open NIPA.

NIPA Open Talbenny (1) 734/11,384

1-1A G & S Smith Cookstown 1423, 2-1G M Duggan & Son Donacloney 1414, 3-1E D Calvin Bondhill 1413, 4-2E D Calvin 1413, 5-3E D Calvin 1412, 6-2G Donnelly Bros Newry City 1412, 7-1B J & M Milliken Rasharkin 1410, 8-2B J Simpson Broughshane 1410, 9-4E R Williamson Bondhill 1410, 10-3G Lyons & Kennedy Hills & Maze 1410, 11-2A S Hughes Coalisland 1403, 12-1C A & N Lewis Doagh & Dist 1402, 13-2C D & J Campbell Eastway 1401, 14-4G S Ogle Drumnavaddy 1399, 15-5E S Craig Edgarstown 1397, 16-6E G Buckley & Son Annaghmore 1396, 17-7E T McClean Annaghmore 1392, 18-8E T McClean 1391, 19-9E T & A Ford 1390, 20-3B M/M Robinson Ahoghill 1389.

NIPA Open & Sect Result click here! 1st Talbenny 22nd May 2016

NIPA Club results click here! 1st-Talbenny-club-results-22nd-May-2016

Race report by HOMER click here!


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About the author

Willie Reynolds

Covering the sport in Ireland for several years, scribe for both BHW & RP and a number of local newspapers including the News Letter (Farming Life Supplement) each Wednesday. Secretary of Ballymena & District for a number of years and currently PO for the Mighty NIPA & INFC. Watch out for the many articles/news items penned by HOMER.

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