The Racing Pigeon - 5th April 2024

THE RACING PIGEON 5 APRIL 2024

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Whyte Ahoghill. Old Bird Knock-out won by Treevor Whyte Ahoghill. T Shanks Memorial Cup Champion OB of the Year won by H Cubitt Rasharkin. The Herbison Cup YB Average won by K & K Kernohan & Sons Ballymena. Champion YB of the Year won by K & K Kernohan & Sons Ballymena ‘Happy Day’s’. Young Bird Knock-out won by Danny Dixon. New North Cup Best Ave Bude OB & Dale YB National won by J Smyth & Son Ahoghill. Parker Cup Combined Average Not Won. Adams Cup INFC Points Average won by Danny Dixon. Old Bird Points Club Shield won by Rasharkin & District. Young Bird Points Shield won by Rasharkin & District. Old Bird Points League won by Sanny Dixon. Young Bird Points League won by Danny Dixon. Mid Antrim Combine Cups and Awards for 2024 Racing Season 2nd Talbenny & Penzance Meritorious award – Best single bird performances from 2nd Talbenny & Penzance.

excluding the duplicated Penzance OB Classic event. W McIlhagga Memorial Cup – 1st Mid Antrim Combine in the NIPA old bird French National. Les Mairs OB Points Fancier Cup – Most points in all official NIPA old bird races including the 5-Bird event and excluding the duplicated Penzance OB Classic event. Old bird cross Channel average cup – Best average all NIPA old bird Channel races excluding the duplicated Penzance OB Classic.

Keith Kernohan from Ballymena & Dist had Champion YB and 3x1sts in the MAC.

New North Cup – Best average Bude OB and Dale YB National NIPA. Herbinson Cup YB Average cup – Best average all official Nipa young bird races including the 5-Bird event. Young Bird Knock out award – Final to be held from Dale YB National NIPA. Young Bird Points award – Most points in all official NIPA young bird races including the 5-Bird event. Champion YB of the Year – Most points by an individual young bird in all official NIPA young bird races including the 5-Bird event. Adams Cup INFC Points – Most points in all the INFC National races. Parker Cup Combined Average – Best Average all official Nipa races including both old bird and young bird 5-Bird events and excluding the dupli- cated Penzance OB Classic event. Old Bird club points shield – 8 points for first club in result down to 1 point for eighth club in result. Young Bird club points shield – 8 points for first club in result down to 1 point for eighth club in result. NOTE – All points cups are worked out on 24 points for 1st position in the Combine down to 1 point for 24th position in the Combine. – Mervyn Eagleson PO Mid Antrim. NIPA News Update The NIPA have increased the costs of crates for the season incoming , Inland £12.00 per crate and Cross Channel £14.00 per crate. The race planned for 13th April has been cancelled so the old bird race programme will

MAC Old Bird of the Year winner for Harold Cubitt of Rasharkin & District, also Champion Old Bird in NIPA Section B.

commence weather permitting one week later on Saturday 20th April. Old Birds – Kilbeggan 20/04, Kilbeggan 27/04, Roscrea 04/05, Fermoy 11/05, Fermoy 18/05, Skibbereen OB Nat 25/05, Fermoy 25/05, Dale 01/06, Dale 08/06, Fermoy 5-Bird 08/06, Bude 15/06, Skibbereen Yearling Nat 15/06, Penzance 22/06, Fermoy 22/06, St Malo/Plougastel 28/06 (Friday). There is a possibility that some of the above Fermoys may be substituted for St Patricks Well if permission to liberate is granted. Young Birds – Kilbeggan 20/07, Kilbeggan 27/07, Roscrea 03/08, Roscrea 10/08, Fermoy 17/08, Fermoy & 5 bird 24/08, Dale YB Nat 31/08, Roscrea 31/08, Fermoy 07/09, Skibbereen YB Nat 14/09 As with in old bird some Fermoy Yb races may be substituted with St Patricks Well. INFC News Update Race programme agreed for 2024. Skibbereen Old Bird Tuesday 28th May 2024 – race marking Monday 27th May. Penzance Yearling Wednesday 12th June 2024 – race marking Monday 10th June.

St. Allouestre Kings Cup Saturday 29th June 2024 – race marking Wednesday 26th June. Plougastel-Daoulas/St. Malo Friendship Saturday 6th July 2024 – race marking Wednesday 3rd July. Penzance Young Bird Wednesday 4th September 2024 – race marking Monday 2nd September. Skibbereen Young Bird Saturday 21st September 2024 – race marking Thursday 19th September. Please note Annual Subscriptions for 2024. Existing member £30.00 or euro’s €37.50 payable through your club. New member £30.00 or euro’s €37.50 payable through your club. Any Individual member paying direct £40.00 or euro’s €50.00. Any New individual members paying direct £40.00 or euro’s €50.00. NOTE: Closing date 12th April 2024. HOMER. Willie Reynolds Tel/Fax: (028) 256 44683 Mobile: 07538 238364 Twitter: willie reynolds@homerbhw Email: homerbhw@gmail.com www.pigeonnetwork.com www.irishnationalflyingclub.com

Bryan Eagleson Cup – Best average all Nipa old bird channel races excluding the old bird National. Old Bird Inland points award – Most points in all official NIPA old bird inland races including the 5 Bird event. Old Bird Inland average cup – Best average all official NIPA inland races including the 5 Bird event. Champions League Shield – Final to be held from Penzance Old Bird. Old Bird knock out award – Final to be held from Penzance Old Bird. Tommy Shanks Memorial Champion old bird of the year cup – Most points by an individual old bird in all official NIPA old bird races including the 5 bird event and excluding the duplicated Penzance OB Classic event. Old Bird Average trophy – Best Average all official Nipa races including the 5-Bird event and excluding the duplicated Penzance OB Classic event. OB cross Channel points award – Most points in all NIPA Channel races Harold Cubitt from Rasharkin had Champion Old Bird in the MAC. Top prize winner in Rasharkin.

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