Skibbereen Yearling National Collection Times.

At present we plan to race mark on Monday 13th July weather permitting.

Derry 1.00pm , Coleraine 3.00.pm , Ballymoney 3.45 pm , Ahoghill 4.15 pm , Harryville 4.45 pm , Muckamore 5.15 pm

Coalisland 3.00 pm , Loughgall 3.30pm , Portadown 4.15 pm , Lurgan 4.45 pm , Lisburn 5.30 pm , Dromore 6.00 pm, Banbridge 6.30 pm Newry 7.30 pm

Larne 3.00pm , Carrick 3.45 pm , Doagh 4.15 pm , Ligoniel 5.00.pm

Killyleagh 5.00 pm .

Please note NIPA rule 53. A maximum of 20 pigeons can be entered can be entered in the race. (These can be cock’s or hen’s.)

Channel Collection Times.

The Collection times for the Channel races excepting St Malo is as follows.

Clubs to race mark at their clubrooms and take the crates to the respective collection points.

Derry 4.00pm , Coleraine 6.00pm , Ballymoney 6.45 pm , Ahoghill 7.15 pm , Harryville 7.45 pm , Muckamore 8.15 pm , .

Coalisland 6.00pm , Loughgall 6.30 pm , Portadown 7.15 pm , Lurgan 7.45 pm , Lisburn 8.30 pm , Dromore 9.00 pm , Banbridge 9.30 pm , Millvale 10.00 pm , Newry & Dist 10.30 pm .

Larne 6.00 pm , Carrick 6.45 pm , Ligoniel 7.00 pm , Doagh 7.15 pm ,

Ards. 6.00 pm , Killyleagh 7.00 pm , Corrigs 7.45 pm .

Collection Times 2020.

THE FOLLOWING ARE ESTIMATED CLUB COLLECTION TIMES FOR IRISH RACES IN 2020.

CASTLEDAWSON  5.00     COOKSTOWN  5.30    COALISLAND  6.00    DUNGANNON 6.20   ANNAGHMORE  6.45   LOUGHGALL, BONDHILL,  BLACKWATERTOWN,  ALL 7.15  MARKETHILL  7.45  ARMAGH  8.15  MONAGHAN  9.00

LIMAVADY  5.00    LONDONDERRY 5.45    AMELIA EARHART  6.00  MAIDEN CITY  6.00   DERRY & DIST  6.25  FOYLE  6.40  STRABANE  7.10  MOURNE  7.30  OMAGH 8.00

KIRCUBBIN   5.00   ARDS  5.30  COMBER  6.00  KINGSWOOD 6.45  TITANIC  7.00  WHEATFIELD  7.20  LIGONIEL 7.45  COLIN  8.30  DERRIAGHY 8.45  LISBURN 9.45 DROMARA ? DROMORE ?

CORRIGS   KILLYLEAGH CENTRAL  KILLYLEAGH & DIST,  HARMONY  DROMARA                                   ALL USUAL TIMES

WINDSOR SOCIAL  5.30   COLERAINE  & CO DERRY 6.00  COLERAINE PREMIER  6.30  BALLYMONEY  7.00  RASHARIN  7.30  CULLYBACKEY  8.00  AHOGHILL 8.30  BALLYMENA  9.00  BROUGHSHANE 9.20 HARRYVILLE  9.45   KELLS 10.15  RANDALSTOWN  10.40  MUCKAMORE  11.15 ( ESTIMATED) THIS MIGHT BE EARLIER  CRUMLIN 11.30  (ESTIMATED)  THIS MIGHT BE EARLIER  GLENAVY  9.00 (ESTIMATED) THIS MIGHT BE EARLIER


LARNE RUN  NEW DRIVER  NORMAN BRADY  PLEASE DO YOUR UTMOST TO ASSIST HIM

GLENARM   6.00  LARNE  6.45  HORSESHOE  7.15  BALLYCARRY 7.30  CARRICK & DIST NO COLLECTION   CARRICK SOCIAL 8.00  BALLYCLARE  8.45  DOAGH  9.00  KINGSMOSS 9.15  EASTWAY  9.45

HILLS & MAZE 6.00 BEECHPARK 6.45 LURGAN SOCIAL 7.15 WILTON CROSS 7.40 EDGARSTOWN 8.15 PORTADOWN & DRUMCREE 8.40 LAURELVALE 9.15 GILFORD 9.45 BANBRIDGE & DRUMNAVADDY 10.15 DUNDALK 11.00 

PLEASE NOTE YOU MUST GIVE AT LEAST 24 HOURS NOTICE IF YOUR CLUB IS NOT SENDING PIGEONS.

THIS WEEK`S RACE IS TULLAMORE.

IF YOU HAVE A NEW DRIVER ON YOUR RUN PLEASE ASSIST HIM AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.

PLEASE FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES AND STAY SAFE.

Fred Russell Secretary

Wednesday 3rd June update on planned Tullamore race.

The N.I.P.A. plan to start the 2020 racing season from Tullamore.

The race advisor has informed the management committee during this evenings Zoom meeting that weather reports indicate that Monday is the most favourable day to race, and race marking could take place on Sunday.

The race advisor will continue to check the weather reports and our next update will be on Saturday when further information on race marking will be available.

Fred Russell N.I.P.A. Secretary

N.I.P.A. Update Tuesday 2nd June 2020.

After Consultation with MLA’s in Stormont & TD’s in Dublin they have advised us on the following:

In-Line with social distancing practices due to COVID-19.

The N.I.P.A. has decided to put in place a race programme to commence on Tuesday the 9th June (weather permitting) with race marking being on Monday the 8th June.

Members are reminded to adhere to all social distancing requirements as per government advice and R.P.R.A. protocol.

The N.I.P.A. Will continue to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 situation and reserve the right to amend the race programme accordingly.

This will be discussed in full at tomorrow evenings Committee meeting.

Regards

Fred Russell N.I.P.A.

N.I.P.A. Updated Friday 29th May 2020.

I HAVE BEEN ASKED TO BRING IT TO THE ATTENTION OF ALL PIGEON FANCIERS USING THE CHURCH CAR PARK AT JONESBORO.

YOU ARE LEAVING AN UNTIDY MESS BEHIND YOU. PLEASE CLEAN UP AFTER YOU LIBERATE OR YOU MAY LOOSE THE FACILITY.

REFERENCE RACING.

I HAVE NO FURTHER UPDATES TO ISSUE TO YOU TONIGHT.

WE ARE STILL VERY HOPEFUL THAT WE WILL GET THE GO AHEAD VERY SOON.

AS SOON AS ANY FURTHER INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE I WILL POST IT ON THE WEB SITE.

Fred Russell N.I.P.A. Secretary.

 

N.I.P.A. Update Wednesday 27th May 2020.

Latest information from the Northern Ireland Assembly on Wednesday 27th May 2020 is that legislation is now in place to permit pigeon racing within Northern Ireland.

The Northern Ireland Assembly is now in negotiations with the relevant departments in the Republic of Ireland.

At present we can only race within Northern Ireland until confirmation or otherwise is received from the department in the Republic of Ireland. We are hopeful of a decision in the near future.

The Northern Ireland Assembly have also submitted written requests to the Scottish and Welsh legislations to approve liberations of racing pigeons from Northern Ireland at this time.

Please be patient as negotiations take place.

The N.I.P.A. committee if approval is granted plan to have five inland races and review channel racing after the five races.

When any further information is available you will be informed immediately.

Fred Russell  Secretary.

N.I.P.A. Update Saturday 23rd May 2020.

The N.I.P.A. zoom committee meeting scheduled for Monday 25th May 2020 has been rescheduled for Tuesday 26th May 2020. Monday is a Bank Holiday and the Northern Ireland Assembly will not be meeting on that day.

The N. I. Assembly has to pass amended legislation to permit us to race pigeons. If this legislation goes through then the relevant departments in the N.I. Assembly and the relevant departments in the Republic of Ireland will contact each other and hopefully agree for racing to commence.

Racing cannot take place until all of this is agreed and signed off.

Please be patient and give all involved the space to carry out this very important work of obtaining permission.

AS SOON AS WE RECEIVE ANY FURTHER INFORMATION YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED IMMEDIATELY.

The N.I.P.A. committee have agreed that all club`s must purchase their own Personal Protection Equipment. (P.P.E.)

 A CONTACT FOR YOU IS MARTIN O`NEILL TELEPHONE NUMBER 078 726 37872

MARTIN CAN SUPPLY FACE MASKS FOR AROUND £4.OO PER PACKET, GLOVES @£5.OO PER PACKET and VISERS AROUND £2.00 EACH

YOU ARE ADVISED TO CONTACT HIM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

ALSO A PROTOCOL FOR RACE MARKING WILL HAVE TO BE DRAWN UP AND ADHERED TO.

 I AM ASKING CLUB`S TO EMAIL THEIR SUGGESTIONS AND CLUB`S MUST MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO DISCUSS THEIR RACE MARKING PROCEDURES IN LINE WITH THE GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES.

I WILL TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY ON BEHALF OF ALL OUR MEMBERS TO THANK EVERYONE WHO HAS AND IS STILL ASSISTING US TO REACH OUR GOAL.

 I WILL PERSONALLY BE WRITING TO THEM ALL.

KEEP SAFE AND WELL

Regards

Fred