INFC Kings Cup Grand Nat – 06/07/18

INFC Kings Cup Grand Nat – 06/07/18

Fintan Moran (r) with club-mate in Malahide Joe Dohney. Wins Hall of Fame and Single Bird Challenge

Saint Allouestre King’s Cup Liberation Friday.

Saint Allouestre King’s Cup – Sponsored by Frazers Animal Feeds.

674 members have entered 2827 pigeons in the race and are competing for £35,940 in pools and prize money.

The pigeons have been released at 08.30am wind at the release site was a very light north westerly which will turn south westerly on route.

Our next update will be this evening.

If you are in the Top 10, win any awards or top a Nat Centre contact HOMER

Willie Reynolds – INFC Press Officer

Tel/Fax: (028) 256 44683 – Mobile: 07538 238364

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Michael Fitzpatrick, photo Courtesy Banbridge Chronicle

Saint Allouestre King’s Cup update Friday 23:00

Friday 6th July 2018 @ 23:00hrs

Saint Allouestre King’s Cup – Sponsored by Frazers Animal Feeds.

No first day arrivals have been reported. Hours of Darkness are 22:44 to 04:52.  Our next update will be tomorrow morning.

Saint Allouestre King’s Cup Update Saturday 11:30

Saturday 7th July 2018 @ 11:30

Second day arrivals in the Kings Cup – Placings provisional and subject to change – Fitzpatrick & Son Gilford 07.12am Vel 837 – (Winner of the Blue Riband Kings Cup 2018), Tom McClean Annaghmore 08.09am Vel 804, J & D Coburn & Sons Hills & Maze 08.16am Vel 795, Malcolm Robinson Bondhill 08.50am Vel 774.4, McKeown & McAvoy Dundalk 07.42am Vel 774.2, Allan McDonald Portadown & Drumcree 08.49am Vel 769, Mal Maguire & Son Millvale 08.50am Vel 740 (second pigeon 12.39pm), G & C Topley Laurelvale 09.37am Vel 734, Fintan Moran Malahide 07.24am Velocity 715,  P Campbell & Sons Armagh 10.32am Vel  701, J Waring & Son Lisburn 10.43am Vel 700, G O’Reilly Malahide 08.02am Velocity 698, Jimmy Cullen Bray 10.15am, E E S Kavanagh Arklow 10.53am, B McArdle & Son Banbridge 10.46am, Mark Ewbanks Banbridge 10.48am.

3 hours clock checking rule applies. Banbridge contact Ivan Tel: 07761 229147, Lisburn contact Trevor Tel: 028 (92) 641265.

Update Saturday 7th July

Saint Allouestre King’s Cup – 54 pigeons have been recorded on the second day.

Clock checking arrangements for third day arrivals.

Muckamore, Banbridge and Lisburn all 21.00hrs Sunday evening. Balbriggan 20.00hrs Sunday evening. Stillorgan, Cork, Kilkenny and Wicklow please contact your station manager.

Sunday 8th July 2018
Saint Allouestre King’s Cup. 71 pigeons have been recorded in the race and the lowest third day velocity is 291.11. Any fourth day arrival with a better velocity would qualify for a position.

Muckamore Station St Allouestre – R J Elliott Ballymoney 595, Lynch Bros Ballycarry & Dist 587, Jimmy Burrows Eastway 585, Noel Lusty Muckamore 584, Jeff McMaw Carrick Social RPC 512, D & R Turkington Doagh & Dist 481, R Johnston Kingsmoss 423, M Graham Ballymena 411, M Graham Ballymena 405, R Little 399.

Mid Antrim Combine St Allouestre – Martin Graham Ballymena & Dist 411, Martin Graham Ballymena 405. Yet another big result for Martin Graham, recording the only two arrivals in the MAC in the Grand Nat for St Allouestre  coming on top of his 1st MAC in the earlier Yearling Nat from Sennen Cove. Well  deserved for the Ace Ballymena loft who over recent years has dominated in the INFC events at Ballymena & District, this run of results is the best ever. A big effort by the fancier himself and a small family of birds that are scoring at the extreme distance.

Prov Result – Saint-Allouestre-Kings-Cup-2018

Article from Banbridge Chronicle by Niall Crozier – KingsCupPAGE-29


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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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