Training

THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTION MUST BE ADHERED TO IMMEDIATELY
TRAINING YOUR PIGEONS IS NOT PERMITTED AND ANY ONE DOING SO MUST STOP IMMEDIATELY
IF YOU ARE STOPPED AND QUESTIONED BY THE AUTHORITIES YOU ARE IN SERIOUS TROUBLE WITH THE LAW AND THE RPRA/NIPA
YOU WILL ALL BE NOTIFIED OF ANY CHANGE .
PIGEONS ARE BEING TRAINED AS I AND OTHERS  SEE THEM  GOING DOWN THE LINE
DO NOT GET OUR SPORT A BAD NAME AND POSSIBLY SEE IT SPLASHED ALL OVER THE MEDIA THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR TRAINING PIGEONS AT THIS MOST DIFFICULT TIME
THERE ARE NO FURTHER UPDATES REGARDING A POSSIBLE DATE FOR RACING TO COMMENCE, PERSONALLY I BELIEVE WE WILL BE STILL LOCKED DOWN INTO JUNE AND POSSIBLY FURTHER.
PLEASE  REMEMBER THERE ARE PEOPLE LOOSING THEIR LIFE WITH THIS VIRUS
FRED RUSSELL

Corona Virus Fund

TO ALL PIGEON FANCIERS – URGENT APPEAL

Firstly, we hope you are keeping well with the current situation of Coronavirus.

It is an uncertain time for most of us and we want to do what we can to ensure Pigeon Racing stays strong. Pigeon Fanciers are always very generous to charities and others to help raise funds, now its time to look after ourselves.

We have set up a Benevolent fund to help pigeon fanciers across Northern Ireland to continue to feed and keep their pigeons during these difficult times.

WHAT WE ASK:

Please Donate – This can only work with Donations!

We are asking for donations so we can provide corn to those in financial difficulty due to Coronavirus.

TO DONATE:

Please Paypal what you can to: pigeonbenevolentfund@gmail.com via the Friends and Family Option. This account will be audited independently by R McKelvey – Newry. If Paypal is not an option for you, please contact us and we will make other arrangements.

WHAT WE DO:

If you are in financial difficulty during the Coronavirus situation, you can ask for help.

You can call, email or text the following information so corn can be delivered to you (of course with no direct contact).

Name:
Address:
Postcode:
Contact Number:
Numbers of Pigeons:

Send request to Brian Keegan: Tel/Text: 07802 982 986. Email: pigeonbenevolentfund@gmail.com

Please note both donations and requests will be dealt with in the strictest confidence and your details will not be shared with others.

Corn will be purchased from Henry McLaughlin – Blue Devil Lofts Corn Supplier, this will be collected and delivered to those in need.

We hope many will be able to donate so we can help others to keep this great sport going during this crisis.

Its our opportunity to look after each other, stay safe and keep Pigeon Racing going.

PLEASE SHARE

Brian Keegan

Club Fees

REF NIPA RULE 27 WHICH STATES  THAT ANY CLUB IN ARREARS 0N 1ST APRIL THEIR CLUB AND ADMINISTRATION FEES WILL BE DOUBLED
CLUBS WITH FEES OUTSTANDING
HORSE SHOE ,
PLEASE FORWARD YOUR LIST OF MEMBERS BY RETURN IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS OR QUERIES PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ME
PLEASE FORWARD BY POST DO NOT HAND DELIVER TO THE NIPA OFFICE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
STAY SAFE STAY AT HOME AND KEEP WELL , THERE ARE NO FURTHER UPDATES REGARDING PIGEON RACING
RegardsFRED RUSSELL  SEC NIPA 29TH MARCH 2020 

Covid 19 & Racing Pigeons

Club secretaries, please could you pass this information on to all members As of 23rd March the government brought in further restrictions to limit the spread and impact of the coronavirus pandemic. We understand that many members will be very worried about how to care for their pigeons especially if you keep them at a location away from home. Some key points to consider: Attending to the basic needs of your pigeons should be considered as ‘essential’, such travel is allowed – but you still need to comply with all of the latest government guidance. Further advice: Be prepared. Planning ahead is essential and you should have alternative arrangements ready in case you are unable to attend to your pigeons for any reason. The most important scenario to plan for is how your pigeons will be cared for if you become ill – ensure you have arrangements with your friends, family or fellow fanciers to be able to look after your pigeons in your absence. Q&A: I am self-isolating, but I feel OK. Can I go to my pigeons as normal? If you develop any kind of symptoms such as a raised temperature or persistent cough, current government guidance is that you should self-isolate for a minimum of seven days. Any pigeons kept away from home will have to be looked after by someone else for your period of self-isolation. Try to ensure that you always have enough food to last a fortnight at the loft. I have been diagnosed with Covid-19. What should I do ? If you have been diagnosed with Covid-19, the government guidance is that you must not leave your house, unless you are being moved to a hospital. So, someone else will need to look after your pigeons until you have recovered. You must not be tempted to continue looking after your pigeons until after you have recovered. Ian Evans CEO

RPRA Update

The following content has been agreed by members of the Confederation including RPRA, NEHU, SHU, WHU but excluding the IHU. As of 23rd March the UK government brought in further restrictions to limit the spread and impact of the coronavirus. As a direct result pigeon racing will be suspended until at least 23rd May 2020 The RPRA and other Unions will continue to monitor the situation.Updates will be published when available. Furthermore, the following applies to all members: Training of pigeons is classed as non-essential travel and is therefore strictly prohibited. Ian Evans CEO

RPRA Update

Following yesterdays announcement that included increased restrictions relating to the Coronavirus Pandemic the RPRA are currently discussing it’s impact on racing for 2020 and will publish a further update tomorrow morning. Ian Evans CEO

R.P.R.A. Delay start of 2020 season.

Since the Governments latest announcement and guidance released yesterday afternoon there have been conversations ongoing in relation to a proposed delay to the start of Racing. You will be aware that the Governments guidance included avoiding pubs, clubs and other community gatherings. Race marking etc are classed as a community gathering. I can now confirm that the decision has been taken to suspend all racing until 25th April 2020. While no one wants to see racing postponed I am sure everyone will realise and accept that this decision has been taken in the interest of all our members and the wider community. All liberations booked prior to the 25th April 2020 will be cancelled and the liberation sites informed of this decision. We hope that racing will commence on 25th April. However, this is very much dependent on developments, advice and guidance available at the time. In addition clubs and organisations should consider cancelling meetings, sales and any other gathering. Where possible all racing organisations will be informed of the above steps via email and also given further information in relation to the requirements to submit updated amended race programmes. Ian Evans CEO

 

 

Racing update from RPRA

RPRA PIGEON RACING AND CORONAVIRUS: UPDATE

17 March 2020

Since the Government’s latest announcement and guidance released yesterday afternoon, there have been conversations ongoing in relation to a proposed delay to the start of racing.

You will be aware that the Government’s guidance included avoiding pubs, clubs and other community gatherings. Race marking etc are classed as a community gathering.

I can now confirm that the decision has been taken to suspend all racing until 25th April 2020.

While no one wants to see racing postponed, I am sure everyone will realise and accept that this decision has been taken in the interest of all our members and the wider community.

All liberations booked prior to the 25th April 2020 will be cancelled and the liberation sites informed of this decision.

We hope that racing will commence on 25th April. However, this is very much dependent on developments, advice and guidance available at the time.

In addition clubs and organisations should consider cancelling meetings, sales and any other gathering.

Where possible all racing organisations will be informed of the above steps via email and also given further information in relation to the requirements to submit updated amended race programmes.

Pigeon Racing and Coronavirus

There are currently no restrictions in relation to Pigeon Racing and there are no known planned restrictions. However, this is a continually changing situation and if anything changes a statement will be made asap. What may result in restrictions ? The following statement is not based on any direct information received from the relevant authorities, but based on our interpretation and assumption. If future developments result in travel restrictions and restrictions relating to gatherings of small groups of people, then we can assume there may be restrictions in place in relation to pigeon racing. Ian Evans CEO