Five local clubs competed in the last season and put up some fantastic performances, claims are required for awards by the end of September. Some facts have already been established Rasharkin & Dist HPS easily won the Club Points Shield in both Old Birds and Young Birds. Also from Rasharkin J & M Milliken win the McIlhagga Cup for best bird in the NIPA St Malo Old Bird Nat doing velocity 965.
For the first time ever sponsorship was obtained and Dixon Contractors from Dunloy put up £600 over the major National & Classic races. In the Champions League winners Rasharkin & District will collect £100 with £50 going to runner-up Randalstown HPS, the final from Penzance featured J & M Milliken v F & G & J Dickey (Randalstown).
Winners in the INFC races were – Skibbereen Old Bird won by J & M Milliken (Rasharkin) £25, William Livingstone (Ahoghill) won Sennen Cove Yearling £25, Hugh Boyd (Randalstown) had the only bird in the Kings Cup St Allouestre £50, Danny Dixon (Rasharkin) had the only bird in the Quimper Friendship Nat £50. In the Young Birds Danny Dixon had 1st Penzance £25, and Ken Wilkinson & Son (New Antrim) had 1st Skibbereen £25.
Major race winners in the NIPA were – Rosscarbery Inl won by J Eagleson & Sons (Ballymena) £25, Rosscarbery Ylr Hen won by Young McManus & Sons (Ahoghill) £25, Rosscarbery Ylr Cock won by D Dixon £25, Fermoy 5 Bird in Old Bird won by Young McManus & Sons £25, Sennen Cove Classic won by McAlonan Bros (Ballymena) £25, St Malo Nat won by J & M Milliken £50, Talbenny YB won by Percy Son & Murphy (Randalstown) £25, Fermoy 5 Bird in Young Bird won by J & M Milliken £25 and finally Rosscarbery Nat won by D Dixon £25.
Further sponsorship has been obtained from Frazer Animal Feeds in Banbridge and Homer will supply a framed photo of the Champion Old Bird and Champion Young Bird. No decision has been taken yet but there may well be a presentation evening later, that will be something new as well.
Secretary of Mid Antrim Combine Willie Reynolds must have all claims and trophies by 30th September. Old Bird Inland Average, Cross Channel Average, Old Bird Ave, B Eagleson Memorial Cup best average Talbenny (1) & (2), Bude and Penzance, Old Bird of the Year, Young Bird Ave, New North Cup best average Bude & Talbenny YB, Combine Average, and Young Bird of the Year.
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Winners list 2015/16 click here!