Mid & East Antrim Holiday Show Dates –

Show Scene 11 Dec 2013

Mid & East Antrim Holiday Shows –

Horseshoe HPS: The Larne based Horseshoe will have the usual Open Show on Boxing Day, Thursday 26th December with penning from Noon until 3.00pm. Six classes available Old Cock, Old Hen, Young Cock, Young Hen, OB & YB Eye-sign and specials for Best in Show and Best Opposite Sex. Prizes for all cards won. Unfortunately this year due to the numbers entering ,  they must restrict entries for NIPA Sect C lofts only. Please note as well all the winners will be verified. The Young Bird Sale which last year paid out a massive £2,400 will take place as usual, it you can’t make the show you can still enter birds. Entry has been set at £25 each or five birds for £100. In 2013 £200 was paid out in each Mass Liberation race and £1,000 in Fermoy. With the number of enquiries they expect to pay out even more in 2014. If you are unable to make the Boxing Day Show you can simply ring Raymond Tel: (028) 28276448 or Joe Tel: 07723 313342 and book your order.

Kells & District HPS: The annual Open Show will take place as usual, Boxing Day which is Thursday 26th December, full details next week.

Ballymena & District: The local club will host the Annual Mid Antrim Open Show to be held in their own clubrooms at Fountain Place in Ballymena on New Year’s day Wednesday 1st January. Penning is from 12 Noon until 2.00pm a 3 in 1 for Old Bird and Young Bird. All birds from the local NIPA Sect B area, will be made welcome, an Open Show for Mid Antrim birds. All the usual Specials including Best in Show, Best Opposite Sex, Most Points and Best YB. All club members should supply prizes and any help would be appreciated.

Carrick & District Open Show – The Carrick & Dist Open Show will be held on New Year’s Day in their own clubrooms, that’s Wednesday 1st January 2014. Penning of birds is from 1pm – 2pm. Usual classes with prizes for all card winners, plus BIS & BOS awards. There will also be a Breeder/Buyer sale with the race to be flown from 2nd Fermoy. For those interested to participate and enter a youngster please contact Mr R Reid Tel: (028) 93 362051. All fanciers very welcome.

Doagh Open Show – An Open Show 3 in 1 for Old Birds is taking place in the Doagh Orange Hall on Saturday 21st December penning from 12.00pm until 2.00pm at £2 per pen. Top National judges are in attendance, tea, sandwiches etc. and all proceeds to the Doagh Cultural Society for the Building Fund. Lot of prizes for the winners, keep this date free.

Cullybackey HPS: Reminder that Cullybackey Open Show is to be held on Saturday 21st December in the Cullybackey club rooms. The classes are the following: Old and young birds T/W, Old and young birds handled, Old and young birds Eye-sign and Fancy T/W.

Penning is from 11 to 1 and the sponsors are: Brian Herbison Concrete and pigeon supplies, H. Beattie and sons pigeon feed, Bridge Service Station Cullybackey , Frazers Animal Feeds and C + D McDowell Accounting Penny bridge. Cullybackey HPS takes no responsibility for pigeons lost during show. J. Greer and E. Davidson (club sec).



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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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