Champion Birds NIPA & RPRA (Irish Region) –
Secretary Robert Reid has released the list of awards in the RPRA (Irish Region) for the 2013 season. The Meritorious Awards are presented for individual bird performance from two cross channel races Talbenny (2) & Penzance, across each NIPA Section.
Section A – Joe McCormick, Cookstown Social, Vel 1263; Section B – Danny Dixon, Ballymoney, Vel 1292; Section C – D & J Campbell & Bigger, Eastway, Vel 1269; Section D – Jeff Greenaway, Dromore HPS, Vel 1277; Section E – M McDowell & Son, Markethill, Vel 1309; Section F – P Lue & Son, Downpatrick, Vel 1192; Section G – No Claim; Section H – Alan Hall, Omagh & Dist, Vel 1268.
Overall Winner: M McDowell & Son of Markethill , GB09D-43394, Vel 1309.
Irish Region Mileage Awards 2013: 0-250 Miles – P & J Boal, Dromore HPS, GB12D-06027; 250-450 Miles – No Claim; 450+ Miles – Ron Williamson, Bondhill, GB12B-04709. Best Young Bird Performance 2013 – I Gibb & Sons, Glenavy & Dist, GB13D-06142. Best All-Round Performance 2013 – D & J Campbell & Bigger, Eastway, GB10F-25006. RPRA (Irish Region) Young Fancier of the Year 2013 – Jack Delaney & Ronan McCambridge, Ashfield. Young Fancier 0-250 Miles – Delaney & McCambridge, Ashfield, GB13D-03254.
I Gibb & Sons Blue (h) GB13D-06142 won 2nd Club, 9th Sect & 22nd Open NIPA Area Lib (1); 2nd Club, 6th Sect & 12th Open NIPA Area Lib (2), 8th Club Clonmel; 1st Club, 1st Sect & 1st Open NIPA Fermoy; 1st Club, 27th Sect & 61st Open NIPA Tullamore.
D & J Campbell & Bigger Blue (c) GB10F-25006 won 4th Club, 22nd Sect & 64th Open NIPA Roscrea; 25th Sect & 94th Open NIPA Fermoy; 3rd Club, 3rd Sect & 11th Open NIPA Rosscarbery Nat; 7th Club & 34th Sect Clonmel; 21st Sect & 45th Open NIPA Fermoy 5 Bird; 2nd Club, 3rd Sect & 8th Open NIPA Penzance.
The NIPA Champion Birds of the Year were decided at a recent meeting.
NIPA Champion Old Bird of the Year 2013 and J Moreland Memorial Trophy won by P & J Boal of Dromore HPS. NIPA Champion Young Bird of the Year 2013 and The Irish Region RPRA Trophy won by M & T Griffith of Eastway HPS.
P & J Boal Blue (h) GB12D-06027 won 1st Club, 1st Sect & 26th Open NIPA Tullamore; 13th Club, 40th Sect & 154th Open NIPA Clonmel; 5th Club, 11th Sect & 36th Open NIPA Rosscarbery Nat; 4th Club, 4th Sect & 7th Open NIPA Rosscarbery Ylr Nat; 1st Club, 1st Sect & 1st Open NIPA Fermoy 5 Bird. Outside the NIPA, 1st North Sect, 7th Nat INFC Skibbereen Inl Nat 469/4205 flying 236 miles.
M & T Griffith Blue (c) GB13E-28002 won 1st Club Area Lib (2) & 1st Sect; 1st Club, 7th Sect & 52nd Open NIPA Roscrea; 2nd Club, 4th Sect & 23rd Open NIPA Clonmel; 1st Club, 3rd Sect & 24th Open NIPA Mallow.
NIPA Young Fancier of the Year 2013 and RPRA (Irish Region) Trophy won by Delaney & McCambridge of Ashfield HPS. Runner-up and the Ned Marshall Cup won by Ellie Marshall of Comber Central.
All the awards will be presented at the annual NIPA Ladies Night.