The local Sect B lofts will be using the NIPA Transporter on Saturday 13th July for a training toss, good news for those already started. Birds will be liberated in either Banbridge or Newry and crates are £3 each, cash to be paid to the driver. Collection points are in Ballymoney at the Ballymoney Roundabout at 8.00am will service the Ballymoney/Coleraine area, Ballee Road West at Ballee in Ballymena at 9.00am, Raceview in Muckamore at 9.45am and finally Glenavy Protestant Hall on the Main Street at 10.15am.
The Portland result is provisional as all measurements have not been received any claims for Bronze, Silver or Gold to be in the secretary’s hands within the next 14 days. Also any claims for the Devine Memorial Trophy for the Best 2 Bird Average.
NIPA lofts should be making claims to the Irish Region re Meritorious Awards in each Section, individual bird performance from Talbenny (2) and Penzance. Claims to Robert Reid inside 14 days please. A board is available for every club in Ireland to place results, most have a photo feature and space is available for a short report. Any queries contact HOMER.
Congratulations to all winners of the major races in the last week, and well done to all those who timed arrivals across Ireland. Reports and updates will follow as we get them.