Limerick Tumbler Club News February to March

Dear Members,

I hope you are all now either pairing up your birds or at least mapping out your chosen pairs on paper. I myself have a few pairs together with 5 now rung and now with the evenings staring to get a little brighter I will get the rest put together. One of our Club members in Kildare Brendan Tobin has a nice stock of 12 pairs put together since last weekend so hope all goes to plan for you Brendan.

We have also turned our attention to colour pairing this year, since most members are happy with there breeding results from the past 3 years we are now setting our minds to improving the colouring on our birds some thing which is becoming ever more important since the breed is now being exhibited in Europe.

This year our club is celebrating 10 years in existence and I would like to pay tribute to Dom Byrne who this year has stepped down as Club Secretary. Dom has held this position for the past 10 years and has moved on to take up the reins as our first Club President. Dom asked me to express his sincere gratitude to all our members for supporting him in his busy role as Sectary and will now enjoy having more time to spend with you at the shows. As President of the Club Dom will oversee that the Club remains true to its core values of Breeding, Exhibiting and Judging Quality Limerick Tumblers and will also be there to help and advise new members.

I am delighted to take over as Club Sectary from Dom and I know I have big shoes to fill!! I am looking forward to working with you all and will be keeping you updated via news letters on line.

Limerick Tumbler Club

I would like to thank Jo Taylor our UK Representative for maintaining the Club Web site and to Jurgen Grambitter of Germany who has become our German and Scandinavain repersenitive. As the Club is growing it is important to have club representative's in order to ensure the Club is working for the good of all our members.

Well done to Karen and Jamie Vaughan of Wales, they have had some very good show results this year.

As it is our 10th Anniversary this news letter would not be complete without thanking John Fitzgerald our Club Show Manager. John and Dom both had the vision to form this club and to achieve the EE Breed Standard. They both never gave up on the aim to establish the Limerick Tumbler as Ireland's first recognised breed.

There will also be an updated Judges list on the web site in the coming weeks and I would ask all show managers to familiarise themselves with this list. These judges are skilled and will ensure the birds are judged against the EE Standard.

If you would like to submit any news for inclusion please email me or you will get Jo and Jurgens contact details from our web site.

Kevin Kelly
Limerick Tumbler Club

INFPA, As the governing body of the Fancy in Ireland we our proud to be Members of the European Entente of Aviculture and to be affiliated to this Organisation.
This allows the INFPA to promote our Association and Irish breeds of Pigeons along with the rest of Europe. It is an honour for the INFPA to be granted this membership status.

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