The NIPA were in Clonmel on Saturday for the fourth Old Bird race of the season. The birds were liberated at noon into a south-westerly wind.
The race itself turned out to be one of the most testing in recent years with many empty perches by nightfall. The top bird in Section C belongs to Ligoniel partnership of McMurray and Anderson.
Section C local results:
Ballycarry: 1st, NJ Arthurs 1579; 2nd, 3rd, 4th, JC Reid 1577, 1498, 1473.
Ballyclare HPS: (20/481) 1st, G and R Lawrie 1641; 2nd, A Thompson 1575; 3rd, A Agnew 1508; 4th, J and R Blair 1504.
Carrick and District HPS: 1st, S Beattie and Dtrs 1600; 2nd, R McIlroy and Son 1539; 3rd, T Creighton and Son 1523.
Carrick Social: (13/301) 1st, Mr and Mrs Robinson 1622; 2nd, J Millar and Son 1570; 3rd, T Peel 1531; 4th, D and J Armstrong and Son 1519.
Cushendall: 1st, A McNaghten 1217; 2nd, 3rd, 4th, D McAlister 1166, 1129, 1118.
Doagh and District HPS: (17/409) 1st, F Simpson 1634; 2nd, 3rd, Mr and Mrs B McNeilly 1590, 1510; 4th, J and R Scott 1497.
Eastway HPS: (17/411) 1st, 2nd, 3rd, D and J Campbell and Bigger 1621, 1605, 1576; 4th, L Savage 1563.
Glenarm and Dist HPS: (6/119) 1st, McKillop and McKinley 1564; 2nd, O. O’Neill and Son 1541; 3rd, 4th, G McWhirter 1501, 1480.
Horseshoe HPS: (12/280) 1st, K and D Hagans 1615; 2nd, J Morrison 1579; 3rd, L Agnew 1488; 4th, K and F Hagans 1472.
Kingsmoss: 1st, Knowles and Hill 1577; 2nd, 3rd, J and S Graham 1560, 1548.
Larne and District HPS: (37/924) 1st, 2nd, GKI Moxham 1631, 1622; 3rd, L and S O’Neill and Sons 1619; 4th, R and M Robinson 1554. Thirty-seven Larne and District members sent 924 birds to Clonmel. Past National winners G,K and I Moxham took top spot. The Moxham team timed a yearling hen, which finished fifth in Section C.
Show Specials: 1st, 3rd, C Campbell & Son; 2nd, Crawford and Robinson.