Old bird season moves from Tullamore to Mullingar

Jimmy Hanson from the Coleraine Premier with Trevor McDonald (l) 1st Sect B and 1st Open Mullingar and (r) Leslie Madden 1st Sect A and 2nd Open. inbm16-16s
Jimmy Hanson from the Coleraine Premier with Trevor McDonald (l) 1st Sect B and 1st Open Mullingar and (r) Leslie Madden 1st Sect A and 2nd Open. inbm16-16s

Last weekend saw the start of the old bird season and due to the weather conditions the NIPA Committee at their meeting earlier in the week decided to change from Tullamore to Mullingar some 20 miles shorter.

What a start it was for lofts in the Coleraine area, PO Jimmy McSeveney reported.

Mark and John Milliken from Rasharkin, 1st MAC from Mullingar. inbm16-16s

Mark and John Milliken from Rasharkin, 1st MAC from Mullingar. inbm16-16s

T and J McDonald won NIPA Open from Mullingar with a yearling roundabout Dark Cheq hen. Trevor and Jennifer would like to thank A and R McAuley for giving these lines to race. Father is a Van den Brande who was a winner on the road. The mother is a Sticker Donkers who has a first and second from Rosscarbery.

Leslie Madden won second open and 1st Section A with a yearling widowhood cock. This cock is the nest mate to Leslie’s open winner from last year. This is one of his top secret lines he crossed into his Lambrect’s.

Ballymoney and Coleraine Results Mullingar:

Coleraine Premier HPS 13/455 – T & J McDonald 1563, J L Madden 1547, T & J McDonald 1543, J L Madden 1539, T & J McDonald 1539, D Coyles & Son 1537, 1532, 1420, 1519, J L Madden 1492.

Rasharkin & District 9/297 – J & M Milliken 1517, Steele & McNeill 1479, H Cubitt 1471, J & M Milliken 1451, J & D Surgenor 1434, T Kaczynski 1432, W J McLean 1414, 1385. Danny Dixon 1473, 1454.

Windsor Social 5/131 – R & J Parke 1485, 1473, 1448, 1447, S Gage 1426, T Gault 1419, R McCann 1398, 1396, 1394, S Gage 1389. Remember lads, breeder/buyer Thursday night. Penning between 7pm and 8pm. Very important for the club. Also the Chairman will be running a raffle for a young bird straight from the stock loft of Bond and Diamond. Many thanks to Willie and Sean for their kind gesture. Come along and support your club. Enjoy your pigeons.

Ballymoney HPS 15/417 – D Dixon 1473, A & M Boyle 1469, D Dixon 1454, J Connolly 1451, J Hutchinson & Son 1439, 1417, J McDowell & Sons 1397, A & M Boyle 1365, Brown & Stewart 1363, J Connolly 1354. Cut off time on basketing night is 6.45pm. All club members are requested to attend a meeting in the clubrooms next Monday 18th April at 8pm.

Dervock RPC 5/158 - A & M Boyle 1469, J Hutchinson & Son 1439, 1417, A & M Boyle 1365, D & G McMullan 1331, D Devenney 1281, 1264, D & H Stuart 1253, D & G McMullan 1241, D & H Stuart 1238.

Ballymoney West Combine – J Hutchinson & Son 1439, J McDowell & Sons 1397, Brown & Stewart 1363, D Laverty 1298, W Blair 1276, L Neill 1275, Curry & Gilmore 1238, A Hill 1165.

Coleraine Triangle Mullingar - T & J McDonald Coleraine Prem 1563, J L Madden Coleraine Prem 1547, T & J McDonald 1543, J L Madden 1539, T & J McDonald 1539, D Coyles & Son Coleraine Prem 1537, D Coyles & Son 1532, D Coyles & Son 1520, D Coyles & Son 1519, J L Madden 1492.

NIPA Open 470/10,866 – 1-1B T & J McDonald Coleraine Prem 1563, 2-1A J L Madden Coleraine Prem 1547, 3-2B T & J McDonald 1543, 4-2A J L Madden 1539, 5-3B T & J McDonald 1539, 6-3A D Coyles & Son Coleraine Prem 1537, 7-4A D Coyles & Son 1532, 8-5A D Coyles & Son 1520, 9-6A D Coyles & Son 1519, 10-4B J & M Milliken Rasharkin & Dist 1517, 11-5B R H Clements Harryville 1509, 12-1C D & J Armstrong & Son Carrick Soc 1498, 13-2C D & J Armstrong & Son 1496, 14-3C N J Arthurs Ballycarry 1495, 15-6B J Rock Harryville 1494, 16-7A J L Madden 1492, 17-8A D Coyles & Son 1492, 18-9A D Coyles & Son 1491, 19-10A J L Madden 1490, 20-4C J Burrows 1490.

Section A 32/944 – J L Madden Coleraine Prem 1547, J L Madden 1539, D Coyles & Son Coleraine Prem 1537, D Coyles & Son 1532, D Coyles & Son 1520, D Coyles & Son 1519, J L Madden 1492, D Coyles & Son 1492, D Coyles & Son 1491, J L Madden 1490.

Section B 77/2083 – T & J McDonald Coleraine Prem 1563, T & J McDonald 1543, T & J McDonald 1539, J & M Milliken Rasharkin 1517, R H Clements Harryville 1509, J Rock Harryville 1494, R & J Parke Windsor Soc 1485, Steele & McNeill Rasharkin 1479, D Dixon Ballymoney 1473, R & J Parke 1473.

Mid Antrim Combine Mullingar – J & M Milliken Rasharkin 1517, Steele & McNeill Rasharkin 1479, D Dixon Rasharkin 1473, H Cubitt Rasharkin 1471, D Dixon 1454, J & M Milliken 1451, J & M Milliken 1448, J & M Milliken 1445, J & M Milliken 1442, J & D Surgenor Rasharkin 1434