2020 Season update 27th August.

On reviewing the current Covid 19 restrictions and legislation in place at the present time they prohibit gatherings of more that fifteen people. With no prospect of any change in this legislation before the end of the pigeon racing season it will not be possible to hold the two planned young bird races.

The Irish National Flying Club respects this guidance and legislation and the safety of all members and their families at this time.

No annual dinner will be held this year and hopefully it will be back for next season.

Any members who were awarded trophies in the 2019 season please retain them until 2021.

I hope all members and their families stay safe and keep well during these difficult times.

Trevor Topping

INFC Secretary 27th August 2020.

2020 Season Update 7th July.

The proposed 2020 old bird race marking scheduled dates have now passed.

With no racing having taken place due to current Covid 19 legislation restricting the number of people gathering together.

No old bird races will be rescheduled for the 2020 season.

Young bird races will be reviewed at a later date.

The current legislation still prohibits large gatherings of people and the I.N.F.C. must respect the guidance and legislation in place at this time.

Trevor Topping

INFC Secretary.

7th July 2020.

2020 season update 5th June.

On reviewing the current legislation it is still not possible to make plans for the 2020 season.

The current legislation in Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland prohibits large gatherings of people.

Until this legislation changes we cannot provide any further information on a 2020 race programme.

Trevor Topping

INFC Secretary.

5th June 2020.

2020 Season.

The President, Officials and committee of the Irish National Flying Club acknowledges the challenges that COVID-19 presents for everyone and we hope that those in our racing pigeon community are staying safe and well and are supporting each other through these uncertain times.

The task of scheduling a potential 2020 racing season with so many unknowns will be difficult until we have further certainty. Until that time, it is unclear when racing activity may resume and what potential restrictions may be in place regarding social distancing measures.

However, when racing does resume the INFC wish to make it clear that the safety of members, race marking officials, clock station officials, convoyers, drivers  and volunteers must be paramount in all decision making. The INFC is also clear that any government guidelines must be followed in full.

27th April 2020.

Single Bird Challenge Result 2019.

I.N.F.C / B.H.W



Flown from Saint Allouestre, 5th July 2019

1st S. & N. Lester, Laurelvale  Vel. 1086, 8th Open

Joe Doheny Trophy, Framed Diploma, £400

2nd Burgess & Brennan, Bangor Vel. 735, 51st Open

Framed Diploma, £250

3rd Dando & Bennett Vel. 730, 52nd Open

Framed Diploma, £150

4th Paul Dunlop, Edgarstown Vel. 718, 54th Open £100. 

5th E. E. & S. Kavanagh, Arklow Vel. 637, 77th Open  £75

6th Tom Marshall & Son, Newtownbreda Vel. 578, 97th Open £50

7th Ignatius Deasley, Strabane Vel. 574, 98th Open £50

8th Phillip Boyd, Annaghmore Vel. 574, 99th Open £50           

9th J. Doheny, Malahide Vel. 523, 112th Open £50

10th D. & R. Turkington, Doagh Vel. 340, 143rd Open £50    

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