Old birds in Roscrea for third race

Gerry Toner - G & G Toner - Glen Invitation - 1st Open Ulster Fed 2nd Kildare
Gerry Toner - G & G Toner - Glen Invitation - 1st Open Ulster Fed 2nd Kildare

The NIPA were in Roscrea for the third old bird race of the season.

The birds were liberated on Saturday 23/04/16 at 10.30 am into a light northerly breeze. Top bird on the day winning 1st Club Newry & Dist, 1st Sect G (82/3,156) & 1st Open (924/26,890) belongs to Bobby Woods & Son. Their latest top performer is a yearling blue hen and is bred from stock from good friend Tony Smyth from Downpatrick with bloodlines originating from Oroory Hill Stud, Dromore.

Section C Report

Top bird in Section C, winning 1st Club Doagh & Dist, 1st Sect C (182/5,134) and 17th Open is the partnership of Mr & Mrs B McNeilly (Brian and Elaine McNeilly) with their Leo van Rijn family. This week’s winner is a two year old widowhood cock and is a full brother to Matthew who was 2nd open in the INFC yearling national.

Ballycarry: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th A Cooke 1336, 1319, 1318, 1317.

Ballyclare HPS: 18/615 1st A Thompson 1308, 2nd 4th G McNeilly 1303, 1294, 3rd WR Moore & Son 1295.

Bobby and Pauline Woods - B Woods & Son - Newry & Dist - NIPA Roscrea Open winners

Bobby and Pauline Woods - B Woods & Son - Newry & Dist - NIPA Roscrea Open winners

Carrick & Dist HPS: 10/195 1st 4th Elliott Bros 1282, 1257, 2nd 3rd W Degnan & T McKee 1280, 1278.

Carrick Social: 14/373 1st 2nd 3rd D & J Armstrong & Son 1344, 1336, 1332, 4th Mr & Mrs Robinson 1330. D & J Armstrong & Son take the first three positions again this week which make three on the trot super racing for a top partnership.

Cushendall: 1st 2nd 3rd A McNaghton 1193, 1193, 1176.

Doagh & Dist HPS: 16/401 1st 4th Mr & Mrs B McNeilly 1349, 1314, 2nd A & N Lewis 1347, 3rd B & M Gilmore 1324.

Eastway HPS: 17/547 1st 4th Gratton Bros 1344, 1333, 2nd M & T Griffith 1340, 3rd Whiteside Bros 1333. This week’s winner is a yearling dark tipped cock bred by Tommy’s good friends Les and Andrew Stuckey. This cock is a full brother to their North Coast Classic winner 2014.

Glenarm & Dist HPS: 10/279 1st 4th Currell & Robinson 1255, 1234, 2nd G McWhirter 1236, 3rd O O’Neill & Son 1234.

Horseshoe HPS: 15/382 1st 2nd K & D Hagan 1340, 1320, 3rd T Mullen 1304, 4th J & D McWhirter 1293.

Kingsmoss: 12/231 1st 2nd J Dawson & Son 1295, 1291, 3rd G & C Lowry 1281, 4th T Cairns & Son 1278.

Larne & Dist HPS: 27/936 1st Rea & Magill 1338, 2nd Beggs & Hall 1335, 3rd 4th G K & I Moxham 1326, 1326. The red card goes to the top racing partnership, of Rea & Magill, for the third week running. Their latest top performer is a 2 year old hen raced on roundabout. She has won many prizes including 2nd club 2nd sect etc. Breeding: Direct Dtr of the No 1 Hen that herself has won three 1sts and is bred by P & J Boal, Dromore.

Ligoniel & Dist HPS: 26/625 1st 4th G & M Atcheson 1340, 1333, 2nd 3rd D Brown 1339, 1336. Michael’s latest winner is a yearling widowhood cock. He is another winning son of Champion Georgie Lad a double RPRA award winner. This young cock has previously won 4th section, 20th Open Roscrea 2015 23770 birds.

Section D Report:

Top bird in Section D winning 1st Club Lisburn & Dist, 1st Sect D (108/3,175) and 7th Open is the partnership of L Magee & Son.

Colin: 4/160 1st 2nd J & D Braniff 1341, 1335, 3rd 4th J Gregory & Sons 1330, 1327.

Derriaghy 1st 2nd 3rd R McCullough 1324, 1324, 1305.

Dromara: 1st McKinstry Bros 1346, 2nd 3rd Cromie & Magee & Son 1343, 1342.

Dromore HPS: 1st J Greenaway 1343, 2nd 3rd Doonan & McGuinness 1341, 1341.

Dunedin: 1st P McLean 1339, 2nd Cowan & McCartney 1322, 3rd L McKinstry 1308.

Harmony HPS: 11/494 1st Delaney & McCambridge 1354, 2nd 3rd D Irvine 1343, 1340, 4th T McKinstry 1336. The top racing young fanciers keep on winning. Their latest top performer is Jacob/Dirk Van Den Bulck - a family of birds that are producing many top performers for the Oroory Hill Stud.

Hillsborough & Maze: 10/311 1st 2nd 4th S Grainger & Son 1341, 1323, 1315, 3rd E Russell 1317. Well done to Sid on yet another outstanding result from Roscrea. The winning pigeon has now recorded its third win and the breeding of the bird is from two of Sid’s imports being a Dutch x Belgian cross. Sid also wins the £5 nom to top off a great day.

Kingswood: 10/287 1st 2nd 3rd R & R Kemp & McBride 1342, 1334, 1319, 4th W & R Evans & Leahy 1319. Another great result for the loft of R&R Kemp & R McBride now three wins in three races.

Lisburn & Dist: 23/526 1st 4th L Magee & Son 1354, 1336, 2nd 3rd A & T & J Houston 1348, 1339.

South Belfast: 6/165 1st 4th R Fear 1307, 1300, 2nd R Kenna 1305, 3rd A McEwen 1302.

Titanic: 8/130 1st, 2nd, 3rd 4th Gregg Bros & McCandless 1341, 1337, 1333.5, 1333.4. Congratulations to Gregg Brothers & McCandless on their third win of the season from all the Titanic members and well done to the ever consistent crack partnership of J Lindores & Son & Nicholson on 5th & 7th club.

Section F Report:

Top bird in Section F winning 1st Club Comber Central, & 1st Sect F (67/1,724) is the partnership of W & L Robinson. Their latest top performer is a two year old Blue Hen, flown Roundabout. Breeding: Soontjen/Coorman - Bred from stock purchased from Denis Sapan and Derek Parr. This hen was ‘Old Bird Of The Year 2015’ in Comber Central.

Ards HPS: 15/327 1st J & I Moore 1299, 2nd Cleland Bros 1285, 3rd McGimpsey Bros 1281, 4th Plunkett, Pollock & Nelson 1280.

Comber Central: 12/278 1st 3rd W & L Robinson 1325, 1307, 2nd 4th A Crawford 1322, 1305.

Corrigs: 8/196 1st P Lue & Son 1315, 2nd 4th G & P Brown 1298, 1289, 3rd J McMurrough & Son 1291.

Killyleagh & Dist: 10/267 1st K Murray 1304, 2nd P Murray 1301, 3rd 4th T & C Kilpatrick 1279, 1275.

Killyleagh Central: 13/321 1st 2nd 3rd McComb Bros 1323, 1323, 1322, 4th T Smyth 1320.

Kircubbin: 1st 3rd F McMaster 1276.4, 1272, 2nd Smyth Family Loft 1276.2.

Section G Report:

See opening report

Ballyholland: 1st 3rd 4th Sands & Rice 1252.4, 1250, 1249, 2nd O Markey 1252.0

Bessbrook: 1st 2nd 3rd Cowan Bros 1312, 1300, 1297.

Donacloney: 1st 3rd G & S McMullan 1337, 1322, 2nd M Duggan & Son 1324.

Millvale: 10/402 1st H Walsh & Son 1348, 2nd T Mooney & Son 1340, 3rd R & M Mulholland 1336, 4th Mark Maguire & Son 1334.

Newry & Dist: 19/761 1st B Woods & Son 1377, 2nd 3rd JJ McCabe 1376, 1370, 4th R McKelvey 1366.

Newry City: 1st 2nd 3rd Donnelly Bros 1322, 1308, 1308.

NorthSouth Fed: 45/1901 1st B Woods & Son 1377, 2nd 3rd JJ McCabe 1376, 1370, 4th R McKelvey 1366, 5th 6th 7th 10th R Williamson 1354, 1353, 1353, 1350, 8th Sands & Rice 1352, 9th O Markey 1350.

LEN RUSSELL - CULLYBACKEY

At present, the birds belonging to the late Len Russell from Cullybackey, are being arranged to be sold. The final sale of the eyesign birds will be held on Thursday 28th April at 8pm, on view 7pm. Venue: Chimney Corner Football Club. On offer will be the very best of the multi award winning Eyesign Family plus baskets, loft accessories etc. Please note - No birds will or have been sold prior to the above sales.

A BIT OF CRAIC

ULSTER FEDERATION

The Ulster Federation were in Kildare for their second race of the season. The birds were liberated on Saturday 23/04/15 at 10.00 am into a northerly breeze. At the time of going to press the likely winners of 1st Open Ulster Federation is the partnership of G & G Toner - Glen Invitation. Gerry’s latest top performer is a blue cock, flown on widowhood and has been named Champion Nathan, after Gerry’s G/son.

Breeding: Sire is the very best of Colin Gibsons Soontjen family while the Dam is Lambrecht via Paddy McGarrity.

Alexandra: 6/192 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Fegan & McAdorey 1366, 1361, 1361 1360.

Andersonstown: 11/288 1st 2nd 3rd 4th V Cooney & Son 1376, 1373, 1362, 1361.

Brittannia: 1st 2nd McGann Bros 1358, 1358, 3rd 4th SP Haughey & McDowell 1337, 1322.

East End (2): 6/165 1st 2nd 3rd P Wylie 1350, 1316, 1309, 4th D & L Jackson & English 1301.

Fortfield: 21/474 1st 2nd 3rd SE & SC Rice 1374, 1373, 1370, 4th K Docherty 1367.

Glen Invitation: 20/338 1st G & G Toner 1388, 2nd JJ Dillon & Son 1387, 3rd J Jackson 1372, 4th L Brown 1356.

Grosvenor: 18/426 1st A & A Ferran 1385, 2nd P & K McCarthy 1379, 3rd J Wards & Son 1378.8, 4th J & L Smyth 1378.4.

Lagan Valley RPC: 15/234 1st R & A Gore 1377, 2nd J Milliken & Son 1375, 3rd Spence Bros 1368, 4th D McShane & Son 1366. Congratulations to the partnership of Ashley & Robert Gore who get their season up and running with a great result from Kildare. Their winning pigeon needs no introduction and is no stranger to the top of the result sheet. This is the hen’s third win having previously won twice last year in the Hillsborough and Maze and was also 2nd section 6th open in the yearling hens national. Breeding of this super hen is Hereman Cuester and was bred by Gibb & Byrne. Their winning pigeon has now been named Carly-Rose.

Shamrock Two Bird: 30/60 1st J Ward & Son 1378, 2nd Mr & Mrs Campbell 1364.

Shankill: 17/392 1st 3rd 4th McClurkin & McCoubrey 1383, 1377, 1377, 2nd N Armstrong 1381.

West Belfast: 18/350 1st A Freeburn 1383, 2nd 3rd M Johnston & Son 1365, 1362, 4th J Lindores & Son & Nicholson 1362.

Wheatfield: 1st P & M Travers 1372, 2nd T Gilligan 1354, 3rd P & J Strong 1339, 4th J & M Begley & Son 1335.

Ulster Federation - 1st Kildare - 16th April 2016, 113 members sent 1,973 birds: 1 P/K McCarthy 1351 Gros; 2 P/K McCarthy 1349 Gros; 3 L Brown 1347 Glen; 4 J Ward/Son 1346 Gros; 5 H Jennings/Sons 1340.4 L/V; 6 Johnston Bros 1340.3 A/T; 7 Fegan/McAdorey 1336 Alex; 8 S E S E Rice 1335.3 F/F; 9 S E S E Rice 1335.1 F/F; 10 A/A Ferran 1335.0 Gros; 11 P Farrelly/Son 1334.9 Gros; 12 D Mc Shane/Son 1334.1 L/V; 13 J Ward/Son 1334.0 Gros; 14 J Ward /Son 1334.0 Gros; 15 R A Gore 1332.7 L/V; 16 R A Gore 1332.7 L/V; 17 H Jennings/Sons 1331.6 L/V; 18 K Doherty 1331.3 F/F; 19 L Brown 1330 Glen; 20 P/K McCarthy 1329 Gros

CHILDREN OF ROMANIA CHARITY SALE

At present, Matt Wray, from Ballymena, is putting together a sale of gift youngsters from fancier friends. This is a top class draft of youngsters, from National and Derby winners plus many top racing fanciers.

All money raised from the sale of these youngsters will go towards the children in the hospitals and orphanages in Romania and those living in poverty, to help them in any way possible. The sale will be online shortly. To view all lots on offer log in to www.pigeoncraic.com/auctions

Harmony HPS Result

Roscrea - 23/04/16: 1. Delaney & McCambridge 1354.969; 2. Dennis Irvine 1343.418; 3. Dennis Irvine 1340.318; 4. Tommy McKinstry 1336.656; 5. Dennis Irvine 1327.423; 6. Tommy McKinstry 1324.128; 7. Delaney & McCambridge 1319.515; 8. Tommy McKinstry 1315.426; 9. Tommy McKinstry 1312.550; 10. Dennis Irvine 1311.434