Ballymoney & Coleraine Update – Coleraine had the best birds in the weekend race from Tullamore in County Offaly, over 21,000 birds were released by the NIPA at 8.15am. The high flying Hanson & Harpur of the Coleraine Premier recorded velocity 1864 to take 1st Coleraine Triangle and 1st NIPA Sect A to be followed by the former NIPA President Anthony McDonnell an ace racer in the area who can still time an early bird. His loft won the Sect Fancier of the Year on numerous occasions and we will never forget his Bann King winning the Blue Riband of the sport the Kings Cup.
Coleraine Triangle Tullamore - Hanson & Harpur Coleraine Prem 1864, A McDonnell Coleraine Prem 1847, J L Madden Coleraine Prem 1838, Lee McSeveney Coleraine Prem 1825, T McCrudden Coleraine & Co Derry 1825, R McAlary Coleraine Prem 1814, D Tosh Coleraine & Co Derry 1800, Lee McSeveney 1791, Diamond Bros Coleraine Prem 1789, D Tosh 1787, R Montgomery Coleraine Prem 1786, J L Madden 1780, J L Madden 1780.
Coleraine Premier HPS 20/564 – Hanson & Harpur 1864, A McDonnell 1847, J L Madden 1838, Lee McSeveney 1825, R McAlary 1814, Lee McSeveney 1791, Diamond Bros 1789, R Montgomery 1786, J L Madden 1780, 1780.
Coleraine & County Derry 9/190 – T McCrudden 1825, D Tosh 1800, 1787, D Dysart 1771, 1756, A & C McCorriston 1724.
Windsor Social 12/172 – R & J Parke 1767, A & M Glass 1752, R & J Parke 1744, 1741, K Glass 1734, M Simpson 1714, G Donaghy Son & Grandson 1711, K Glass 1709, R & J Parke 1706, C Morrow & Son 1698. Roy and Jason win this week with a Van Elsacker from A & M Boyle, Dervock.
Ballymoney HPS 11/403 – D Dixon 1877, D & H Stuart 1845, J Connolly 1845, S & C McCook 1841, J Hutchinson & Son 1822, 1822, D Dixon 1816, D & H Stuart 1814, S Laverty 1800, 1800. Danny wins the third young bird race of the season from Tullamore with another of his Lambrechts, this Dark Cheq cock is a son of his famous Heartbreaker.
Dervock RPS 5/186 – D & H Stuart 1845, J Hutchinson & Son 1822, 1822, D & H Stuart 1814, S Laverty 1800, 1800, D Devenney 1796, R McIntyre 1794, 1770.
Rasharkin & District HPS 10/252 – A C & T Tweed 1911, Steele & McNeill 1884, J & D Surgenor 1883, H Cubitt 1867, A C & T Tweed 1848, J & D Surgenor 1838, T Kacynski 1791, W & J McLean 1731, W McFetridge 1709, W & J McLean 1707. D Dixon – 1877.388, 1816.264. The Tweed family win with a Reynard/Soontjen Dark hen timed at 10.18am flying 134 miles. Race was sponsored by Stevenson’s Mace, Kilrea.
Mid Antrim Combine Tullamore 97/2,339 – Surgenor Bros Kells 1913, Young McManus & Sons Ahoghill 1911, A C & T Tweed Rasharkin 1911, McFall & McManus Ballymena 1903, McFall & McManus 1902, D Craig Ballymena 1899, D Craig 1899, W & J Smyth Ballymena 1897, Young McManus & Sons 1893, Young McManus & Sons 1892, Young McManus & Sons 1892, B Swann & Son Kells 1891, Young McManus & Sons 1890, Gibson & Dickey Cullybackey 1884, Steele & McNeill Rasharkin 1884, J & D Surgenor Rasharkin 1883, Mrs M Smyth Kells 1878, Gibson & Dickey 1878, A Darragh Cullybackey 1875, D Dixon Rasharkin 1867, H Cubitt Rasharkin 1867, J Smyth & Son Ahoghill 1865, Young McManus & Sons 1862, Young McManus & Sons 1861.
Please NOTE: NIPA General Rule 19. The NIPA will enforce the RPRA Rule No. 121 on any member found not to be Wing Stamping their pigeons or their pigeons not carrying name and address rings.
RPRA Rule 121 – Wing Stamping/Personal Ring.
John Edgar wins Hot Spot (2) at NCC -