Castle lofts sweep to victory

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AFTER being caught on the run in for the post a number of times in the past, the Castle Lofts of Joe McCormick made no mistake this time.

After getting his head in front he swept to victory in last weeks race from Clonmel ending the unbroken run of the in form lofts of Glenn and Stan Smith. Joe has been knocking on the door all season and in this race he franked the form taking first, third and eighth club positions and a magnificent 2nd Section A and 5th Open NIPA.

In second position in the club was the Derrigonnigan Lofts of G & S Smith with the Steeple Lofts and Mill Lane Lofts of the Marshall cousins also in the result as we approach the first channel race.

1st J McCormick 1341 ypm

2nd G & S Smith 1319 ypm

3rd J McCormick 1305 ypm

4th S Marshall 1295 ypm

5th G & S Smith 1291 ypm

6th G & S Smith 1285 ypm

7th G & S Smith 1276 ypm

8th J McCormick 1276 ypm

9th G Marshall 1274 ypm

10th G & S Smith 1271 ypm

This week will see the pigeons in Talbenny in Wales for the first channel race of the season and no doubt the channel specials will be hoping for another upset.