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R.P.R.A General Manager - Mr Peter Bryant
Guest of Honour At The NIPA Ladies Night Diamond Anniversary

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Anniversary Section Winners
Anniversary Section Winners

Nipa Section Fanciers 2005
Nipa Section Fanciers 2005

The Donnelly Family ( Donnelly Brothers, Newry City Inv )
The Donnelly Family ( Donnelly Brothers, Newry City Inv )

G Buckley & Son & P Bryant
G Buckley & Son & Mr Peter Bryant

J.L Madden winner of Section A RPRA Award
J.L Madden winner of Section A
RPRA Award by Mr Peter Bryant

Jeff Greenaway collecting his Section D Cup from Peter Bryant G.M. RPRA
Jeff Greenaway collecting his Section D Cup from Mr Peter Bryant G.M. RPRA

On Friday 11th November the annual Nipa Ladies night was held in the Templeton Hotel in Templepatrick. The chief quest for the evening was the General manager of the RPRA Mr Peter Bryant and his good lady. When everyone was present and had been seated Malcolm Livingston the Nipa President opened up the evening and presented the top table to the floor. He called upon Diamond Carson to say grace in which he duly said. It was then time for the lovely meal that had been prepared by the catering staff of the Templeton.

Once the course was finished it was time for the main presentation and Fred Russell conducted this with the prizes being presented by the General Manager of the RPRA.

Peter Bryant gave an insight into the time he and his wife served in Northern Ireland for three years with the RAF. He told the large crowd that he had a lot of respect for the friendly people of Northern Ireland and when he and his wife left the province they took with them a baby son Gary born here in Northern Ireland. He also has a soft spot for the “Black Bush”(Peter you have good taste). And when Sammy Thompson goes to the annual meetings he makes sure he takes over a bottle of the good stuff. Peter showed the crowd a certificate from 1945 from the very first year of the Nipa presented to messers JL & R Boyle. He cracked a joke about the race points and the road systems we had then and how long it must have taken to get to some of these, especially Penzance.
Then moved on to the subject of avian flue and about the meeting he had with Defra and was 99% sure that shows would be allowed to go ahead and the ministry would sign this off shortly. A sale of pigeons was a grey area at this time. After the brief discussion on this matter the guest of honour asked the gentlemen of the room to stand and raise their glasses in respect to the ladies of the sport. This was really appreciated by the large S Calvert Cup: crowd. Peter was then asked to present the prizes to all of the big open winners.

OLD BIRD TROPHY WINNERS, 2005.
Mullingar Trophy: Mullingar; T & C Kilpatrick Killyleagh & Dist. 1795ypm.
H Mc Cabe Cup: 1st Kilkenny; B & D Grieves Killyleagh & Dist. 1489ypm.
G F Whiteside Cup: 2nd Kilkenny; K Glass Windsor Social, 1440ypm.
Gilmore & Beattie Cup: Tullamore; A Smyth & son Ballymena, 2030ypm.
Pilmore Beach: M Maguire & son Newry & Dist, 1351ypm.
Simpson Cup: 1st Talbenny; P Brown Corrigs Hps, 1936ypm.
Ledlie Cup: 2nd Talbenny; W & A Ritchie Kicubbin Hps, 1454ypm.
Northern Bank Trophy: Thurles; W Ennis Ards Hps, 2232ypm.
R Harkness: Rosscarbery; Donnelly Bros Newry City Inv, 1699ypm.
Vint Cup: Bude; D Montgomery Portadown Inv, 1165ypm.
Mc Crory Cup: Sennon Cove; R Williamson Bondhill Hps, 1696ypm.

YOUNG BIRD TROPHY WINNERS, 2005.
H A Montgomery Cup: Tullamore; M & T Griffith Alexandra Hps, 1128ypm.
B Hunter Cup: Tullamore; Donnelly Bros Newry City Inv, 1521ypm.
W V Troughton Cup: Thurles; Donnelly Bros Newry City Inv, 1554ypm.
S Montgomery Cup: Thurles; C O`Hare & son Ballyholland Hps, 1433ypm.
S Inglis Cup: Pilmore Beach; Donnelly Bros Newry City Inv, 1577ypm.
McIIwaine Cup: Tullamore; N Mc Grotty & son Foyle Rps, 1750ypm.
McCartney Cup: Thurles; Donnelly Bros Newry City Inv, 1634ypm.

AVERAGE TROPHY WINNERS, 2005.
Erwin Trophy: G Buckley & son Annaghmore Hps, 1313ypm.
McCluggage Cup: R Williamson Bondhill, 1436ypm.
W E Diamond Cup: R H Clements Harryville Hps, 1348ypm.
Waring Trophy: G Buckley & son Annaghmore Hps, 1251ypm.
Surgenor Cup: Ron Williamson Bondhill, 1466ypm.
Dickson Cup: Glen Buckley & son Annaghmore Hps, 1213ypm.
B Fox Cup: R D Calvin Loughgall, 1178ypm.
Devine Memorial: SS Cairns Gilford, 1156ypm.
Harper Cup: G Buckley & son Annaghmore Hps, 1362ypm.
Scania Cup: R D Calvin Loughgall, 1372ypm.
Major Lewis Cup: R Williamson Bondhill, 1564ypm.
Agar Trophy: R D Calvin Loughgall, 1658ypm.

SECTION TROPHY WINNERS, 2005.
Section E Talbenny: G & F Hall Lurgan Amat, 1870ypm.
Section E Talbenny: P Hoy & son Gilford, 1427ypm.
Section E Bude: D Montgomery Portadown Inv, 1165ypm.
Section E Sennon Cove: R Williamson Bondhill, 1696ypm.
Section E Portland: G Buckley & son Annaghmore, 1217ypm.
Section A Portland: J Sampson Dungannon, 1092ypm.
Section D Portland: Lavery Bros Hills & Maze, 1098ypm.
Section B Portland: RJ Elliot Ballymoney, 1151ypm.

NIPA SECTION FANCIERS OF THE YEAR, 2005.
Section A: M & R Hamilton Coalisland, 298 pts.
Section B: RH Clements Harryville, 740 pts.
Section C: D & J Armstrong & son Carrick & Dist, 489 pts.
Section D: J Greenaway Hills & Maze, 719 pts.
Section E: Ron Williamson Bondhill, 718 pts.
Section F: B & D Grieves Killyleagh & Dist, 640 pts.
Section G: Donnelly Bros Newry City Inv, 862 pts.
Section H: Alan Hall Omagh & Dist, 110 pts.
NIPA Young Fancier of the Year 2005:
RPRA Irish Region Trophy- C Quinn Milltown, 168 pts.
Runner Up: Ned Marshall Cup- Sam Dawson Castledawson Hps.
J Moreland Memorial Trophy
NIPA Champion Old Bird 2005: Dark Check Cock GB 03C 55077 “Scarecrow”. Owned and raced by Donnelly Bros Newry City Inv.
The Irish Region Trophy
NIPA Champion Young Bird 2005: Blue Hen, GB 05E 74403 “Pin Point”. Owned and raced by Donnelly Bros Newry City Inv.
NIPA Presidents Cup: Glen Buckley & son Annaghmore.

NATIONAL AND CLASSIC WINNERS, 2005.
B Fletcher & son Cup Rosscarbery OB Inland National: Patrick Grew Charlemont, 1214ypm.
Millennium Trophy Mallow 5-Bird Championship: Donnelly Bros Newry City Inv, 1310ypm.
JH O’Neill Cup Sennon Cove Classic: R Williamson Bondhill, 1696ypm.
News of the World Cup, Mc Comb Cup & Pigeon Portal.Com Cup
Portland OB National: G Buckley & son Annaghmore, 1217ypm.
D Mc Neilly Cup Runner up Portland OB National: Thompson Bros& Jameson Laurelvale, 1209ypm.
Mc Keown Cup Talbenny Young Bird National: Cooney Bros Monaghan, 1855ypm.
H Mc Veigh Cup Rosscarbery YB National: Thompson & Baillie & sons Portavogie, 1141ypm.

RPRA WINNERS, 2005.
Section awards for 2nd Talbenny & Sennon Cove.
Section A: JL Madden Coleraine Premier, 1479ypm.
Section B: RH Clements Harryville, 1501ypm.
Section C: Mr/s C Hayes Ballyclare, 1505ypm.
Section D: M & F Russell Dromore West End, 1522ypm.
Section E: R D Calvin Loughgall, 1543ypm.
Section F: a Todd & son Ards, 1360ypm.
Section G: Donnelly Bros Newry City Inv, 1470ypm.
Section H: D & J Booth Omagh & Dist, 1418ypm.
Overall winner 2005- R D Calvin Loughgall.
Young Fancier of the Year 2005- C Quinn Milltown.
Young Fancier Miles Claims For 2005
0-250 Miles: Sam Dawson Castledawson.
251-450 Miles: Sam Dawson Castledawson.
451 and over: No winner.
Miles Claims For 2005
0-250 Miles: Donnelly Bros Newry City Inv.
251-450 Miles: Alan Darragh Cullybackey Hps.
451 and over: No winner.
Best Single Bird Any Distance: Donnelly Bros Newry City Inv.
Best Single YB Performance: Donnelly Bros Newry City Inv.
Barley Cove 60th Anniversary- NIPA/RPRA, 2005.
Section A: Diamond Bros Coleraine Premier, 1048ypm.
Section B: W Mc IIveen & son Harryville, 1107ypm.
Section C: G K & I Moxham Larne, 1139ypm.
Section D: B & M Mc Corriston Dromore Hps, 1131ypm.
Section E: D Mawhinney & son Dollingstown, 1134ypm.
Section F: Mc Gimpsey Bros Ards, 1113ypm.
Section G: N Devlin Bandbridge, 1115ypm.
Section H: Enda O’Brien Omagh, 1014ypm.
Ken Wilkinson Cup: G K & I Moxham Larne.

After all the trophies had been presented the crowd was treated to some great entertainment, which went on into the small wee hours, and all had a great night. What was great to see was the large round of applause Mrs Mairs received when she handed over a lovely trophy in memory of her late husband the great Section B fancier Leslie Mairs. It was a very emotional event for Mrs Mairs and know doubt her husband was smiling down at her.

In closing the night was a huge success and a lot of thanks must go to all those people who behind the scenes made this night a huge success. The members of the Nipa would like to pass on their appreciation to the General Manager of the RPRA on taking out the time and effort for presenting the wonderful array of trophies to all those lucky winners, and also to the staff and caters of the Templeton Hotel for the wonderful meal and for going out of their way in helping out a good friend of mine for her special menu.



Jimmy Mc Seveney - NIPA Press Officer

by: Jimmy Mc Seveney
Nipa - Press Officer.

E-mail:
Mcseveneyj@aol.com

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