Pigeon notes by Homer

IN the second race from Roscrea it was another close finish in the Coleraine Triangle Leslie Madden won 1st Coleraine Premier doing velocity 1132 and in different conditions has the best bird for the second week. Hanson & Harper from the same club were runner-up followed by Horner & Scott 1st Windsor Social (1126) and Terence McCrudden 1st Coleraine & Co Derry (1119).

N.I.P.A. Section B:

Ballymoney 24/879 - 1st D Dixon 1169, 2nd M Gamble 1157, 3rd D Dixon 1156, 4th A Wilson 1154, 5th J Hutchinson&Son 1151, 6th J Connolly 1149, 7th G Holmes 1144, 8th A&M Boyle 1142, 9th G Holmes 1142, 10th D&H Stuart 1139. Danny clocks a dark Lambrecht cock to make it three wins out of four. This week's winner is bred off a bird that was 2nd Open earlier in the season.

Dervock 7/298 - 1st J Hutchinson&Son 1151, 2nd A&M Boyle 1142, 3rd&4th D&H Stuart 1139,1138, 5th J Hutchinson&Son 1134, 6th A&M Boyle 1133, 7th S Laverty 1122, 8th W&L McCaw 1113, 9th S Laverty 1109, 10th D&G McMullan 1106.

Ballymoney West Combine 8/259 - 1st J Hutchinson&Son 1151, 2nd J McDowell&Sons 1129, 3rd Curry&Gilmore 1101, 4th W Blair 1097, 5th d Laverty 1083, 6th B&I Stewart 1081, 7th R J Elliott 1079, 8th L Neill 1013.

Rasharkin&Dist 13/334 - 1st A C&T Tweed 1148, 2nd&3rd H Cubitt 1122,1117, 4th J&D Surgenor 1113, 5th W McFetridge 1100, 6th Steele&McNeill 1098, 7th J&D Surgenor 1095, 8th Milliken&Barkley 1091, 9th&10th J&M Milliken 1085,1085. Race sponsored by LECK Scaffolding N.I. (Ballymoney).

Race four was another afternoon release, the NIPA birds returned to Roscrea in Co Tipperary and liberated at 1.15pm in a west, north west wind. It turned out a bit more difficult than the week previous and despite a very good evening a number of birds were missing at night. Simon Millar who just started racing in 2006 had the best birds locally in Mid Antrim, two arrivals at 4.36pm filled the top two places in MAC.

The winner Van De Were/Soontjen lines a Dark Cheq hen was the best from good friend Timmy Mawhinney, the second bird a Blue hen was Hartog of A & M Kerr. Both birds were doing velocity 1225 flying 140 miles. Simon is having a best ever season in the Premier OB Nat from St Malo he topped both Comb & Sect and finish 6th Open NIPA. Surgenor brow won for the third time in Kells & Dist followed by McFarlane & Agnew and Allen McBride returned to winning ways in Harryville followed by Roy Clements.