Racemarking will go ahead on Thursday for a possible release in Talbenny on Saturday weather forecast gives sunshine with the possibilty of a light shower and winds to be light west north west. Collection times will be confirmed later
The following are the provisional top 10 in todays Old Bird Nat from Skibbereen ;
1st R Williamson Newry & Dist 1509
2nd McCartan & Woodsides Killyleagh & Dist 1507
3rd J & D Braniff Wheatfield 1498
4th J & D Braniff Wheatfield 1498
5th Grattan Bros & Spiers Eastway 1497
6th P & M Travers Wheatfield 1496
7th D & J Armstrong Carrick 1495
8th G & M Atcheson Ligoniel 1485
9th Gordon Bros Killyleagh Central 1484
10th J Greenaway Hills & Maze 1482
The NIPA have released in Skibbereen at 10 in a light west wind and in sunshine and the birds cleared well , winds enroute to be variable varying from west to nwest
419 members have entered 4236 pigeons in the Skibbereen old inland national.
Due to a change in weather forecast for both tuesday and wednesday the Race controller has brought forward marking to sunday with the release site now being Skibbereen. We apologise for these changes but on the forcast we received it left us with no other option. Collection times as follows ;
Derry 1pm , Coleraine 3pm , Ballymoney 3.45 pm , Ahoghill 4.15 pm , Harryville 4.45 pm , Muckamore 5.15 pm
Coalisland 3 pm , Loughgall 3.30pm , Portadown 4.15 pm , Lurgan 4.45 pm , Lisburn 5.30 pm , Dromore 6 pm, Banbridge 6.30 pm Newry 7.30 pm
Larne 3pm , Carrick 3.45 pm , Doagh 4.15 pm , Ligoniel 4.pm
Killyleagh 4 pm .
The result for 2nd Corrin O B can now be viewed in the main banner congratulations to
R Williamson of Newry & Dist on topping the open for the third time in 4 weeks
The Collection times for the Channel races excepting St Malo is as follows ;
Derry 4pm , Coleraine 6pm , Ballymoney 6.45 pm , Ahoghill 7.15 pm , Harryville 7.45 pm , Muckamore 8.15 pm ,
Coalisland 6pm , Loughgall 6.30 pm , Portadown 7.15 pm , Lurgan 7.45 pm , Lisburn 8.30 pm , Dromore 9 pm , Banbridge 9.30 pm , Millvale 10 pm , Newry & Dist 10.30 pm .
Larne 6 pm , Carrick 6.45 pm , Ligoniel 7 pm , Doagh 7.15 pm ,
Ards 6 pm , Killyleagh 7 pm , Corrigs 7.45 pm .
The NIPA have decided Not to hold any race this weekend either on Saturday or Sunday due to the possible poor weather conditions and a lack of interest from the majority of clubs but will make plans for Barleycove as follows ;
collections at centres on Monday morning for a possible release on Tuesday in Barleycove
Derry 9am , Coleraine 10.15am , Ballymoney 11am , Ahoghill 11.30 am , Harryville 12.00 , Muckamore 12.30 pm ,
Coalisland 9 am , Loughgall 9.30 am , Portadown 10.15 am , Lurgan 10.45 am , Lisburn 11.30 am ,
Banbridge 12.30 pm , Newry 1pm .
Larne 9.00am , Carrickfergus 9.45 am , Doagh 10.15 am , Ligoniel 11.00 am ,
Killyleagh 11.00 am .
The NIPA have released in Corrin at 10.30 in sunshine with little to no wind wind enroute to be north west
The NIPA will be having a race weather permitting at the weekend from a racepoint to be confirmed birds will be collected at your clubs the website will be updated when further info is available