Carlow Show – 16/11/13

Carlow Show 2013 –

Myself and the committee of the CARLOW FLYING &FANCY PIGEON SHOW would like to thank everyone who helped out in anyway with the running of this years show which was a great success again this year and thanks to the generosity of pigeon fanciers the show managed to raise 3500 euro which was presented to Carlow Downsyndrome .I would just like to say a special thanks to the following ,the Dolman Hotel Carlow,the Judges on the day ,the panel for the moot who came from England and Belgium without hesitation when asked so very well done and thank you to Vic Shaw,Bob Fenech ,Daniel Parijs and Johny Jonkers,the commitee for Downsyndrome ,All the exhibitors who without them we would not be able to have a show,Mary Tobin for the raffle ,Everyone who helped take down and set up pens ,Brendan Power ,Andrew Power,Mark O Reily ,Brendan Tobin ,Kieran Galvin ,my old friend Peter Power from Waterford .The sponsors ,Jeanette Taylor and pigeonchat for always allowing us to promote the show ,Lee Fribbons and the racing pigeon who have always helped us out ,Henry Byrne who auctioned the birds for us and last but not least I would like to say a big thank you to all who donated the birds and all who put their hands in their pockets and purchased the pigeons and all who came and booked out the Dolman Hotel and surrounding b&bs ,we all had a great craic and I would like to inform you all that the manager of the hotel informed me that you all now hold the record for the most alcohol consumed in his hotel of any weekend 😆 😆
Show winners ,
Racing best in show ,T&K Mahinney ,reserve best in show T&K Mahinney.
class winners ,T&K Nahinney ,John & Josh O Brian , Damian Marr,brown &Shaw,Christopher Shaw,Reggie Condron,Colin Nolan ,
Fancy class,Best in Show Dom Byrne,Reserve in show Connor Goff,Best jnr,Robert Wiggins ,Best Irish flying tumbler Aisle Barrett, best Limerick tumbler,Lee Clarke,Best indian fantail David Kelly,Best Birmingham roller Robbie Mc Nally,best show racer Edgar and A&MWiggans ,Best dutch Robert Bishop .
Thank you all again and I would like to add that we have taken into consideration all the comments that we have received and we will do our best to make this show bigger and better next year with hopfully some more trade stands etc. 

Carlow Show 16/11/13 –

Just to remind you all that the Carlow Show will be held on the 16th of November. The show was a great success last year and we are hoping for a good one again this year. All proceeds will again go to Children with Down Syndrome.

Vic Shaw has confirmed will be able to come over and go on our panel so it is looking good as we now have Bob Fenech as well, so with Vic Shaw, Bob Fenech, Daniel Parijs and Johny Jonkers and Heny Byrne as MC, we should be able to pick these fanciers brains for a tip or two

Venue is Dolmen Hotel Carlow: Have look here for info –

Here is a just a few of the fanciers who have so far donated birds for the auction. There are more names with some of the lads up in Carlow and I will put them up as I get them.  Auctioneer is Henry Byrne.

Willie Power, Munster Fed

Wall Bros Cork

Sean Hunt Dublin.

Gerry O Meara  Dublin

Donald Kelly Dublin

M & G McCourt Dublin

Eric Ceulemans Belgium  (Darren Church)

Sheldon Leonard Arklow

Joe O Reily Arklow

Joe O Maghary Arklow

Fred Holbard England

Vic Shaw England

Bob Fenech England

Ron Ewings Rathnew

Fran Demphsey Wexford

Thomas and Willy Hore Wexford

Jimmy and Richard Hamilton New Ross

Jason O Conner Dublin

Michael Keane Dublin

JJ Hurley Carlow

Mark and Gary Doyle Arklow

I will put up a proper list as we get closer to the date. Please call back for updates.


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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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