Pigeon results: Roscrea honours for McDonnell

In the third race of the old bird season the NIPA were in Roscrea, birds were released at 10.00am in a North Easterly wind. Over 27,000 birds were competing and it was a good result for lofts in the far flying North West.

Best in the Coleraine Triangle was the former Kings Cup winner Anthony McDonnell recording velocity 1255 followed by two birds together for Jimmy Hanson who was best in the Coleraine Triangle in the opening race from Tullamore. Anthony is runner up in the NIPA Sect A finishing a good 8th Open and Hanson & Harpur have their two birds in the Top 12.

Coleraine Triangle Roscrea - A McDonnell Coleraine Prem 1255, Hanson & Harpur Coleraine Prem 1252, Hanson & Harpur 1252, J L Madden Coleraine Prem 1233, J L Madden 1200, J L Madden 1200, Diamond Bros Coleraine Prem 1199, Hanson & Harpur 1199, P O’Connor Coleraine Prem 1192, R McAlary Coleraine Prem 1190, D Tosh Coleraine & Co Derry 1189, T McCrudden Coleraine & Co Derry 1186.

NIPA Sect A Clubs

Coleraine Premier 18/485 – A McDonnell 1255, Hanson & Harpur 1252, 1252, J L Madden 1233, 1200, 1200, Diamond Bros 1199, Hanson & Harpur 1199, P O’Connor 1192, R McAlary 1190. Anthony McDonnell wins Pools & DTW.

Coleraine & County Derry – Darran Tosh 1189, T McCrudden 1186, 1185, 1180. Terence wins the pools.

Windsor Social 14/273 – G Donaghy Son & Grandson 1178, 1174, Horner & Scott 1172, R McCann 1166, R & J Parke 1164, 1150, 1149, R McCann 1145, K Glass 1144, R McCook 1143.

Limavady 11/220 – J McCool 1130, W McIlmoyle 1126, 1121, L Miller 1119, R Witherow 1119, H Crawford 1109, W McIlmoyle 1106, 1106, R Witherow 1096, 1091.

Mid Antrim Combine Roscrea 119/3014 – McFall & McManus New Antrim 1212, H Boyd Kells 1210, A Darragh Cullybackey 1204, W & J Smyth Ballymena 1201, T & M Morrow Kells 1200, D Robinson Cullybackey 1199, J Smyth & Son Ahoghill 1198, W & J Smyth 1198, McFall & McManus 1197, McFall & McManus 1197, D Dixon Rasharkin 1196, A McBride Harryville 1195, Young McManus & Sons Ahoghill 1193, G Connolly Broughshane 1192, Young McManus & Sons 1190, Scott & Clements Kells 1189, J Harris Ballymena 1187, H Boyd Kells 1184, D Dixon 1183, B Swann & Son Kells 1181, W & J Smyth 1181, T R Alexander & Son Ballymena 1181, J & N Simpson Broughshane 1180, Young McManus & Sons 1180, K Wilkinson & Son New Antrim 1180, D Dixon 1178, A Darragh 1179, D Dixon 1178, D Dixon 1178, N & S Anderson Cullybackey 1178.

NIPA Sect B Clubs

Ballymoney HPS 24/810 – A & M Boyle 1208, 1206, D & H Stuart 1205, J Hutchinson & Son 1203, D Dixon 1196, L Neill 1194, 1188, D Dixon 1183, J Connolly 1176, D & G McMullan 1175. A & M Boyle makes it two wins out of three. Their winner this week is a Van Elsacker/Rudi Hendrix three year old Blue w/f cock.

Ballymoney West Combine 11/344 – J Hutchinson & Son 1203, L Neill 1194, C Henry 1175, D Gage 1170, R J Elliott 1166, J McDowell & Sons 1155, Curry & Gilmore 1151, D Laverty 1139, Brown & Stewart 1112, W Blair 1097. J Hutchinson & Son win the third race on the trot with a yearling widowhood cock.

Cullybackey 19/610 – A Darragh 1204, Des Robinson 1199, A Darragh 1179, N & S Anderson 1178, Reid Bros & McCloy 1172, A Darragh 1169, H & R McCloy 1167, A Darragh 1167, 1166, 1165, 1164, J & J Greer 1162.

Dervock RPS 7/239 – A & M Boyle 1208, 1206, D & H Stuart 1205, J Hutchinson & Son 1203, D & G McMullan 1175, 1175, D & H Stuart 1168, J Hutchinson & Son 1160, S Laverty 1150, R McIntyre 1131.

Rasharkin & District 11/251 – A C & T Tweed 1187, J & M Milliken 1180, Milliken & Barkley 1164, J & M Milliken 1164, J Robinson & Son 1161, H Cubitt 1156, Steele & McNeill 1149, A C & T Tweed 1141. A C & T Tweed win for the second week in a row with their good Blue w/f Soontjen cock on Roundabout. Nom: Steele & McNeill. D Dixon: 1196.987, 1183.073, 1179.79, 1178.93, 1178.16. Race sponsored by Noel Twaddle Contracts (Ballymoney).