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ISRF Fed Winners 2015

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Summery of ISEF committee meeting on  11-2-16.

Members G Daly, H Byrne ,W Butler ,M Roche ,L Darling ,V Flood ,J Roberts ,S Reid ,

Agenda

1) Transporters’

Crates on transporters, Cabra crates, East wall crates ?

Cabra club to get crates in N Side club if they want them.

N.S.  to get corrugate paper and sawdust.

2)Hauler, Fans in trucks,

Fenton Tailors cork.

New wiring, new batteries, new fans, rechargeable system for the batteries, Doe,

Heaters in living quarters, maybe tubbier heaters,

One truck will be done first and inspected in Dublin by the ISRF committee.

The platforms and the wire door was discussed and it was agreed that light weight hops a new steel wire door needs to be made.

3)Interviews For Conveyers.

Conveyers. It was agreed that the existing conveyers do not need to be interviewed again for 2016 but they will also be asked if they are interested in going forward for the coming year. New applicants will be interviewed last date for applications 28/2/16.

It was agreed that the conveyors should clean the trucks before each race each week.

 4) 250 points.

A discussion took place regarding the 250 points.

It was agreed that all first fed positions will have 250 points but if there is over 2000 birds in any fed race there will be points given to the first 250 positions.

5) Barleycove

A discussion took place regarding Barleycove.  Skull was mentioned as a alternative

It was agreed that a chief conveyer and a few committee visit the lib site to check it out .

6) Birds in Crates

RPRA max area per bird in crates was discussed.

The calculation was worked out based on the size of the isrf crates as follows  it was suggested to drop the birds in the crates to 10 or 12 for France.

RPRA rule, One night 22,  two night 18,  three nights 16 birds in a crate.

 Fed rule complies with the RPRA rule fed rule 16 birds on channel races and 14 birds to  France. It was agreed to reduce the number of birds in the crates on the channel if possible.

7) Open races

The cost of running the open races was discussed.

Any organisation coming with the ISRF to the channel races will be charged the same as the members of the ISRF.

The cost per bird channel races 2-50 per bird, France 8 euro.

8) D Iveagh.

Darren concerns was discussed by the ISRF committee and it was agreed to send a letter to Darren outlining the ISRF committee position.

The committee agreed the following.

1)      The ISRF is a federation of clubs.

2)      All communication from any individual should come through their club secretary in writing.

9) Trophies

The cost of 4000 Euro approx for trophies for the races was discussed.

10) Clubs with small memberships

The clubs with less than 16 members was discussed.

It was suggested that the small clubs should go together for the open races.

It was agreed to wait till the membership forms come in.

11) Transports Tenders

It was agreed for this year 2016 to stay with the existing haulier.

 Meeting closed 

 

Summary of ISRF AGM 2015

1) Minutes of the previous 2014 AGM meeting were read and passed

A copy of the rules passed in 2014 AGM were given to the members present and passed.

The ISRF gave out over 30,000 euro in prize money this in the 10 open races .

The chairman

O B racing last year 2015  was a good year  but Y B session had heavy losses?

There is a Detailed balance sheet account and a Breakdown of open races.

The chairman thanked the treasures for all his efforts in getting the balance sheet completed for the AGM.

He also thanked the transporter managers

The chairman made comments regarding the results and in his option there was room for improvement. He also felt that there should be no problem in the further.

Secretary’s report

 The Secretary thank the ISRF committee, the treasurer the chairman and the club secretaries for their help, over the year. He also thank the conveyors & liberator of the pigeons for the excellent job they did for you and ISRF this year. The new system of recruiting the conveyors seemed to be working well so far.

For those who were not at the last AGM  there was some disagreement and unrest  among the members at last year’s AGM  so my first priority and objective of the  ISRF committees also this year  was to not to give rise to any unnecessary disagreements between the clubs and the federation. I hope we have gone some way on in achieving that this year.

It was agreed by the ISRF committee at the start of the year  that as much information should be given to the ISRF members as possible through the year.                                                       The existing ISRF web site was taken down off the web at the start of the year so a new official ISRF web site was set up on the web.

The new web site has the race program and calendar, rules, weekly federation results, up dated every week, membership, contacts, weather , about the ISRF.  Also for the first time the minutes of the last ISRF committee meeting was but on the web site. Info on the ISRF web site is on IHU and ring lists. Videos of the liberation sites were put on the web site also.   A contact e mail is on the web info@isrf.ie and phone number of the committee is on the web site also.                                                                                                                                       A system of texting the full members every week was introduce for the first time this years on a trial bases.  As far as I know most fanciers were happy with the texts.                           The top 3 birds in the fed opens was text on the day and a provisional result of the open races was compiled.                                                                                                                              A hard copy of the weekly fed results was giver out at the transporters each week.

A new system of dealing with the open races was agreed with the committee and as a result the open races were completed with pools at the end of each week for the first time and a  hard copy was also given out at the transporters.

The federation committee introduced a new race point castle town with in a distance of approx 150 miles with good reports so fare.                                                                               I also did the measurements with the aid of the Pigeonlink program for Tramore and the new race point Castletown for all the fed members and also for the other race points for the  new members in the fed this year.   The committee meetings were kept to minimum 6 committee meetings this year concerning the general operations of the fed.

The Treasure has given a breakdown of the open races this year.  As fare as i know everything that was needed to be done was done by me as secretary.

It is hard to believe that the year is over and I wish to the ISRF and its members the best in the coming year.

Sec  2105 M Roche

Treasurer  report

He Thanked the auditors and the club secretary.

I S Federation held its own this year but we dropped 25 members. The drug testing was our biggest expense. He thanked the ISRF committee and clubs for the year.

Transport managers , S Reid .  Report.

Lack of communication from the committee regarding the transporter times needed improvement. He found it hard to recall how many crate each club got .

Jimmy Roberts  Report.

He felt there was no problems generally . There was disagreements regarding water the birds for the short races.

Liberators report.

O B season very good he felt.

Y B was a pit hairy at the start of the season but was a good season for racing over all. 

For him to continue as Liberator a change on rule 73 need to be changed if the members want him to continue as liberator. The liberator made it clear the behaviour of some members last year 2014 AGM was a disgraceful he felt

The committee and liberator needs the support of the members after been elected at the AGM.  The chairman said he will never put up with abuse ever again. He does not mind constructive criticism if he did something wrong.

AUDITORS

One of the auditors Paul Fagan left his apologies as he could not attend the AGM.

E Fitzgerald the second Auditor was asked to speak on the balance sheet.

EF  said the ISRF has over 50,000 in the bank it was down on last year due to 2 main things on the balance sheet drug testing over 8000.  There was 37 drug test on behalf of the ISRF this year 10 from the north may be 1000 euro.

We have a enough drug testing kits for 2016  but we may need to change the system of testing the birds each week to make it more economical. Up north there is a positive test again he said. People are being caught but there might be a cheaper way of doing the testing. Up the north they check the one bird from the top 10 in the federation. Between the drug test and crates made and kits it came to 10,000 approx. Catching one person sends a message to everyone else that is in the ISRF to take drug testing serious. The other expenditure was repairing the steel crates over 7000. Timber crates were a better option as they are easily repaired. Crate are being damaged by the transporter hen it is travelling and fanciers standing on them.                                                                                                       Air condition is used in other transporters in the north and steel crates. Our transporters have no air condition so we should go for wood he felt. Feeding was taken off the balance sheet as it was given to different fanciers for letting the transporters into the different sites

 Few things went up insurance , reparse on trucks was done in 2014 and big job on the roof of the trucks.  We made over 6000 profit for the  open races. 3900 profit on the weekly races transporter costs went up a bit. No problems there with the income from the open race and the weekly races. Membership down by 28. E F felt if the expenditure is kept low in 2016 the balance in the bank should be back to 60,000 euro. He also thanked Willie the treasurer for having everything done to perfection and agreed with the secretary M Roche that the treasurer is one of the most important positions in the ISRF. The chairman pointed out there was some losses and gains on the open races and the committee will have to look at that as the federation can’t lose money.

The chairman asked if there was any questions on the balance sheet.

Proposed  S Reid

Second  J Clearly East Wall

Toney east wall asked why the fed results were not given out for the first 5 week?

The secretary explained that as far as he was concerned the fed results was given out from week one and the treasured confirmed that he gave out the fed results each week on the south side ?

Election of officers

Temp chairman E Fitzgerald

Proposed  G Daly ,second K Beanery

President  G Daly  Proposed Willie mc Carty, Second j mc Laughlin.

Chairman. H Byrne ,Proposed G Daly ,Second J mc Laughlin.

Senior Vice Chairman  J Roberts  Proposed M Roche second  W Butler.

Junior Vice president S Reed  M Roche Proposed,  Second  Willie Butler 43 ,

SECRETARY  M Roche   Proposed S Reed ,Second J Roberts,   55

Allen Meehan Prop Willie Mc Carty. Second  J Mc Laughlin,  40

Assistant Secretary    Val Flood, Proposed N Smith, Sec Liam Keogh.

Treasurer Willie Butler ,Proposed  S Reed ,Sec  M Roche.

Assistant treasurer  L Darling ,Proposed  G Daly Sec J Cleary .

IHU Delegates S Read, Proposed, Ray Benison, Second H Byrne.                                                             A Meehan, Proposed H Byrne, Second Peter Kelly ,

Liberator   H Byrne, Proposed J Mc Laughlin ,Second G Daly ,

Transport managers J Roberts, Proposed J Mc Laughlin ,Second K Barry                                     S Read ,Propped J Cleary ,Second P Smith,

AUDITORS E Fitzgerald, P Fagan, Proposed G Daly, Second T Byrne..

NEW MEMBERS

2 NEW MEMBERS OLD CASTLE

2 NEW MEMBERS TRIM

Proposed T Byrne ,Second T Mc Laughlin.

 

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ISRF  RACE PROGRAMME 2016

 

 

 

 

 OLD BIRDS 

YOUNG BIRDS  

16TH APRIL

THURLES

16TH JULY

THURLES

23TH APRIL

TRAMORE

23TH JULY

THURLES

30ND APRI

PILMORE BEACH

30ST JULY

TRAMORE

7TH MAY

MALLOW

6TH  AUG

PILMORE BEACH

14TH MAY

CASTLETOWN

13TH AUG

MALLOW

21RD MAY

BARLEYCOVE  OPEN

20ND AUG

 CASTLETOWN OPEN

28TH MAY

CASTLETOWN

27TH AUGS

THURLES

28TH MAY

TALBENNY  OPEN

27TH AUGE

TALBENNY OPEN

4TH JUNE

CASTLETOWN

3TH SEPT

PILMORE BEACH

4TH JUNE

TALBENNY  OPEN

10TH SEP

MALLOW

11TH JUNE

PILMORE BEACH

17TH SEP

CASTLETOWN

11TH JUNE

PENZANCE OPEN

24TH SEP

 CASTLETOWN OPEN

18TH JUNE

SKIBBEREEN

 

 

18TH JUNE

PENZANCE  OPEN

 

 

24TH JUNE

ST. MALO  OPEN

 

 

25TH JUNE

CASTLETOWN

 

 

2TH JULY

BARLEYCOVE  OPEN

 

 

9TH JULY

PENZANCE  OPEN

 

 

T Byrne Proposed

THAT THE RACE PROGRMANS FROM EACH CLUB BE GIVEN TO ALL THE CLUBS BEFORE THE AGM TO VOTE ON THE RACE PROGRAMS SO AS THE MEMBERS CAN DECIDE ON THE RACE PROGRAN FOR THAT COMING YEAR .

The chairman said the procedure is the clubs submit the race programs to the fed secretaries and the club sects / presidents vote on their preference as per ISRF rules.

There was no proposal from any club to change the procedures. So it stays as it is .

Rules passed at the 2015 AGM.

1 MOTION  FROM ISRF COMMITTEE

THAT THE POINTS PER FEDERATION RACES BE INCREASED FROM 100 TO 250 POINTS.IN RACES WITH 2000 BIRDS. OR MORE..

3 MOTION   FROM ISRF COMMITTEE
THE FEDERATION WILL UPHOLD ALL DOMESTIC CLUB RULES REGARDING THE SETTING AND CHECKING TIMES FOR CLOCKS PROVIDING THE RULES DO NOT CONTRAVENE FEDERATION OR IHU RULES.

4 MOTION  FROM ISRF COMMITTEE

RULE 58  TO BE CHANGED TO  THAT THE  MINIMUM NUMBER OF BIRDS PER CRATE BE AS FOLLOWS, INLAND FEDERATION 20 OLD BIRDS, 20 YOUNG BIRDS, OPEN RACES 18 BIRDS, CHANNEL RACES 16 BIRDS FRANCE. RACES  14 BIRDS. MAXIMUM OF 25 BIRDS IN CRATES FOR INLAND RACES.

5 MOTION  FROM ISRF COMMITTEE

RULE 73 TO BE CHANGED TO …THAT LONG RANGE WEATHER FORECAST BE USED BEFORE RACE  MARKING.  DECISION TO BE MADE FRIDAY AT 1 O CLOCK (PM) IF RACE MARKING IS TO BE CHANGED.

6 MOTION   FROM ISRF COMMITTEE

RULE 68  TO BE CHANGED TO  ALL CLUBS IN OPEN RACES  TO TEXT ISRF SECRETARY WITH TOP 6 VELOCITYS WITHIN ONE HOUR OF CLUB RESULT BEING DONE,ALLOWING A PROVISIONAL ISRF RESULT TO BE PUBLISHED ON THE DAY OF THE RACE.

11 MOTION FROM BLANCHARDSTOWN RPC                   

THAT A RACE BE HELD IN MEMORY OF KEITH WALKER

The chairman explained there was all ready a race the first Penzance open race .

Proposed by e Fitzgerald THERE BE A TROPHY FOR 1916 . FOR A RACE NEAREST TO EASTER

Passed

DRUG TESTING

16 MOTION FROM CELTIC INVITATION
DRUG TESTING TO BE SENT OFF TO THE LAB FOR TESTING WITHIN 7 DAYS OF TESTING AND TESTED FANCIERS BE NOTIFIED OF RESULTS.

TRANSPORTERS

21 MOTION FROM BLANCHARDSTOWN RPC

THAT CRATES BE LOADED IN A VERTICAL AND SYSTEMATIC ORDER.

GENERAL RUNNING OF THE ISRF

22  MOTION  FROM BLANCHARDSTOWN RPC

THAT THE  I.S.R.F ELECT A PRO TO PROMOTE  THE SPORT.

 A  discussion took place REGARDING 22  MOTION 

The chairman asked the clubs to ask their Members if they were interested in the pro job.

Meeting closed.

 

  IRISH SOUTH ROAD FEDERATION WEEKLY WINNERS 2015
POSIT DATE RACE POINT NAME CLUB RING BIRDS MEMBERS MILES YARDS VELOCIETY
1  18/04/2015 THURLES BRENDAN DUNNE & SONS Clondalkin RPC IHU-14-S-32098  11671 495 74 1713 1329.725
1  25/04/2015 TRAMORE M/M S HUNT & FAM SARSFIELD RPC IHU-13-S-139168 11078 539 87 366 1830.119
1  04/05/2015 PILMORE BEACH ROBERT BRENNAN CABRA RPC IHU-13-S-73943 11544 499 121 229 2109.042
1  09/05/2015 MALLOW JOHN BRADY & SON DUBLIN NORTH EAST IHU-13-S-40187 11084 494 136 1670 1612.258
1  16/05/2015 SKIBBEREEN MADDEN BROS DUBLIN NORTH COUNTY IHU-14-S-076099 10012 487 184 771 1779.34
1  23/05/2015 BARLEYCOVE OPEN M HOOLAHAN SNR SARSFIELD RPC IHU-14-S-36443 5808 410 193 107 1580.16
1  30/05/2015 PILMORE BEACH MARTIN MCMANUS CABRA RPC IHU-14-S-126548 9407 468 121 830 1743.564
1  30/05/2015 TRURO OB OPEN JOE & JASON CARABINI
EAST WALL AND DISTRICT
IHU-14-S-23551  1556 308 219 1454 1237.99
1  06/06/2015 PILMORE BEACH DARREN MURPHY NORTHSIDE AND DISTRICT IHU-13-S-90234 9801 465 124 687 2121.386
1  07/06/2015 TALBENNY OPEN KAVANAGH&TOUTY BALLYMUN RPC IHU-14-S-89298 1649 377 122 1131 1227.813
1  13/06/2015 MALLOW JOHN FARRELL CABRA RPC IHU-13-S-89767 6494 394 131 1139 1480.505
1  13/06/2013 PENZANCE  OPEN M. TIMMINS FINGLAS RPC IHU-14-S-132722 1543 341 228 1480 1097.788
1  19/06/2015 PENZANCE  OPEN MR&MRS D DUNNE & GSON GREENHILLS AND DISTRICT IHU-13-S-79042 2281 385 223 1435 1196.109
1  20/06/2015 SKIBBEREEN V FLOOD & SON DUBLIN NORTH EAST GB-14-D-6513 4554 355 184 1019 1737.214
1  26/06/2015 ST MALO OB OPEN WILLIE MCCARTHY CABRA RPC IHU-12-S-89465 795 362 382 681 1381.649
1  27/06/2015 SKIBBEREEN ROBERT BRENNAN CABRA RPC IHU-13-S-73949 4149 301 177 292 2150.18
1  04/07/2015 BARLEYCOVE OB OPEN A. FARRELL FINGLAS RPC IHU-14-S-123086 3427 304 198 272 2101.76
1  11/07/2015 THURLES DONAL KELLY CABRA RPC GB-15-E-05279 5329 401 79 438 1916.899
1  18/07/2013 THURLES M/M S HUNT & FAMILY SARSFIELD RPC IHU-15-S-139100 8913 313 76 259 2068.727
1  25/07/2015 PILMORE BEACH W KELLY RIALTO IHU-15-S-40160  9542 331 119 487 1467.85
1  1/08/2012 MALLOW CURRAN & RUSH Shelbourne Premier IHU-15-S-003537 8708 318 132 1743 1848.109
1  8/08/2013 SKIBBEREEN DYLAN & DANIEL BOYLAN CABRA RPC IHU-15-S-026086 5520 276 176 1486 1348.748
1  15/08/2015 BARLEYCOVE YB OPEN N&N SMITH GREENHILLS AND DISTRICT IHU-15-S-036129 2935 216 194 1624 1749.434
1  21/08/2015 THURLES ROBBIE DALY NORTHSIDE AND DISTRICT IHU-15-S-001800 10494 372 83 718 2112.201
1  29/08/2015 TALBENNY YB OPEN  M BYRNE & SONS SHELBOURNE PREMIE IHU-15-S-144294 309 1809 118 958 1583.39
1  29/08/2015 PILMORE BEACH T. SWEENEY & SONS FINGLAS RPC IHU-15-S-035232 369 9133 122 19 1940.346
1  05/09/2015 MALLOW JOHN ALYMER & SONS CABRA RPC IHU-15-S-144208 344 7157 131 516 1359.804
1  12/09/2015 CASTLETOWN DONAL KELLY CABRA RPC IHU-15-S-075053 255 4987 157 19 1899.256
1  19/09/2015 SKIBBEREEN YB OPEN T.MC LOUGHLIN & SON FINGLAS RPC IHU-15-S-035116 241 4159 177 1686 1684.054
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