Coleraine Premier Prizes –

Winners 25 Mar 2013

Coleraine Premier HPS recently presented the awards for the 2012 racing season at a recent function in the local clubrooms. Long-time member Anthony McDonnell, a former NIPA President and Kings Cup winner presented the awards. Major winners were Hanson & Harpur the loft to beat each week who enjoyed a fantastic race season. They won Top Prize-winners in Coleraine Premier HPS, Young Bird Average for winners 3rd year in succession, Inland Average and Combine Average etc.

Over the racing season 46 times in prizes at Club & Section. Included:

Roscrea – 10th, 12th Open and 3th, 4th Sec A  27,017 birds;

Yearling Cock Nat – 18th Open and 1st Sec A  1,548 birds;

Yearling Hen Nat – 12th, 14th Open and 1st,  2nd Sec A 1,310 birds;

Penzance OB Classic – 73rd,  86th  Open and 3th, 4th Sec A 3,249 birds;

Talbenny YB Nat – 71 Open and 1st Sec A 3,590 birds.

In 2011 Hanson & Harpur were 55 times in prizes Club & Section. Included:

Tullamore – 53rd, 54th, 78th,79th Open and 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Sec B 18,185 birds;

Clonmel – 49th, 51st Open and 6th, 7th  Sec B 30,350 birds;

Penzance OB Classic 21st, 40th Open and 4th, 9th Sec B 2,852 birds.

Top Points Winner 2010, 2011, and 2012, Champion Old Bird,  Champion Y/Bird and Cross Channel Averages 2011, and 2012.

Coleraine Premier HPS: Will be holding a Breeder/Buyer Sale on Thursday 11th April 7-8pm. Anyone interested can enter a young bird as a Breeder, but it has to be raced in the Coleraine Triangle. Contact: (028) 70353560.

Anthony McDonnell (r) presents the Top Prize-winner award to Jimmy Hanson.

Anthony McDonnell (r) presents the Top Prize-winner award to Jimmy Hanson.

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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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