Pigeon notes

With better weather over the last number of days fanciers have started to train the birds in preparation for the new season. Old bird racing will start on Saturday 14th April, the weekend after Easter.

Old Birds: April 14th Tullamore, April 21st Tullamore, April 28th Roscrea, May 5th Clonmel, May 12th Fermoy, May 19th Rosscarbery OB Inland Nat, May 26th Fermoy, June 2nd Talbenny, June 5th Rosscarbery Yearling Hen/Cock Nat, June 9th Talbenny, June 9th Fermoy, June 16th Bude, June 16th Fermoy 5 Bird Championship, June 23rd Penzance, June 23rd Penzance OB Classic, June 29th St Malo OB National.

Race Sheets, Vaccination, and ETS Sheets should be with the club Secretary 14 days before racing, Ballymoney Secretary Derek McMullan has asked for all sheets to be returned by Thursday 29th March.

Local training will be starting around the end March/early April and a new addition this year will be Tom McAlonan of the Ballymena & Dist. Tom will be heading out each day from Glarryford. Contact him for details. Tel: 07561 417232.

Homer will be covering the same route as last season, at Ballymoney Clubrooms leaving at 9.00am each day, going to Oxford Island. His collection route will include Rasharkin, Cullybackey, Ahoghill, Randalstown, Antrim and Crumlin.

All details will be listed on website www.pigeonnetwork.com or Tel: 07538 238364.

Spring Fayre at Ballyclare

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SPRING FAYRE

Date: SATURDAY 24TH MARCH

Venue: SIX MILE LEISURE CENTRE, BALLYNURE ROAD, BALLYCLARE, Co. ANTRIM, BT39 9YU.

OPENS: 9.00am CLOSING TIME 430pm ( APPROX ) MANY STALLS ALREADY

CONFIRMED INC: MURRAY & MILLS , H. BEATTIE & SON , NORBAN , TIPES , GEM CORN (R.

Kirkwood), JOE BROWN ( Breeder/Buyer Specialist ), BOB MCMEEKIN WOODEN PRODUCTS , NCC ONE LOFT RACE , PALOMA CORN - ( Henry McLaughlin), MOURNEVIEW LOFTS (Robert Trimble ) , HARMONY LOFTS ( John & Viv Abernethy ) , NO MERCY LOFTS ( Peter Martin ) , McCAUSLANDS CORN , BALLYCARRY HPS , YVES VAN DE POEL (BELGIUM), TELFORD BROS (Downpatrick ) , NUTT TRAVEL ( Coleraine ) , B & G COCHRANE ( Comber ), OROORY HILL STUD ( Mr & Mrs G. Delaney ) , CHERRYFIELD LOFTS ( Roy Kennedy ) , COLIN & CAROL SURTEES ( UNC ) PLUS OTHERS

ALL STALLS ARE CONFIRMED AT TIME OF GOING TO PRESS BUT CAN CHANGE

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