The final race of the young bird season was Skibbereen flown on Sunday 21st September. Just over 3,000 birds were competing in the INFC Inland YB National, released at 10.30am. Danny Dixon was best again in the local area timing 16.04hrs recording velocity 1388 for the 266 miles into Dunloy. He was just ahead of Ballymoney Clubmates D & H Stuart who had such a good finish, best in the Coleraine Centre in the final two NIPA races from Fermoy & Rosscarbery.
Muckamore Centre Skibbereen YB Nat – Fegan & McAdorey Alexandra 1415, A & T Place Shankill & Dist 1394, Beggs & Hall Larne & Dist 1392, Bingham & Seaton Ligoniel & Dist 1391, G K & I Moxham Larne & Dist 1388, D Dixon Ballymoney 1388, Thompson Bros Crumlin 1380, Bingham & Seaton 1375, T Kearney Fortfield 1367, D & H Stuart Ballymoney 1366, D & H Stuart 1365, G & R Lawrie Ballyclare 1365, A & T Place 1364, McMurray & Anderson Ligoniel & Dist 1364, Bingham & Seaton 1363, G McKenna Eastway 1361, D & H Stuart 1361, McMurray & Anderson 1361, Beggs & Hall 1360, Beggs & Hall 1360.
Mid Antrim Skibbereen YB Nat – D Dixon Rasharkin 1388, K Wilkinson & Son New Antrim 1353, K Wilkinson & Son 1316, Connolly & Purvis Ballymena 1312, K Wilkinson & Son 1303, D Dixon 1295, D Dixon 1290, J W Reynolds Ballymena 1285, D Dixon 1281, T Johnston & Son Harryville 1279, Connolly & Purvis 1266, Blair & Rankin Ballymena 1233, M/M M Sempey Ballymena 1225, D Dixon 1218, J W Reynolds 1212, M/M M Sempey 1208, D Dixon 1205, D Dixon 1202, W Jackson Harryville 1186, D Dixon 1168, T Johnston & Son 1165, B O’Rawe Ballymena 1150, B O’Rawe 1087, J W Reynolds 1086, J W Reynolds 1067, Connolly & Purvis 1046, B O’Rawe 964.
Club Results Skibbereen YB Nat
Ballymoney HPS 4/43 – D Dixon 1388, D & H Stuart 1366, 1365, 1327, Curry & Gilmore 1309, J Hutchinson & Son 1298, 1296, D Dixon 1295, 1290. Danny finishes of the season with a win from the Skibbereen National. The winning Cheq Pied hen is a daughter of Dixie Chick his Penzance Young Bird National winner.
Dervock RPC 2/18 – D & H Stuart 1365, 1361, 1327, J Hutchinson & Son 1298, 1296, D & H Stuart 1207, 1197, 1184, 1160.
North Coast Classic Sale Season
The NCC One Loft Race is proud to offer to the fancy this year’s entrants in the 2014 race just flown. The birds will be sold in a number of sales over coming weeks. On offer cream of the fancy and these birds represent the cream of every entrant’s loft.
Only the very best are sent to compete in the NCC and the stock on offer is all exceptionally well bred. Including the winner of, 1st Open, Ace Pigeon, Hot Spot winner’s etc.
Top reports have been received from fanciers who have purchased at previous sales and many winners and other prize winners have been reported to the NCC. Arrangements for the second are as follows. Sale (2) Saturday 4th October. Sale at the Chimney Corner Football Club, Randalstown Road in Antrim at 3.00pm, birds on view from 2.00pm.
All sales are on-line to enable the fancy to pre-bit who are unable to attend. The final bid on-line will be the opening bid in the live sale room. Each on-line sale will close at 12 Midnight on the evening prior to the sale in question. To view all lots on offer with breeding details and to place a bid log in to www.pigeoncraic.com/auctions