2024 AGM in Ballymena -

Going forward into 2024 the Ballymena based MAC has the following clubs in membership.Ballymena & District, Ahoghill Flying Club, Rasharkin & Dist, Randalstown HPS,Kells & District, Cullybackey HPS, Broughshane & District and Harryville HPS.. New officials are Chairman Robin Service from Ballymena & District and Secretary Willie Reynolds from Ballymena & District. President is Danny Dixon. Mervyn Eagleson is PO. All the latest news and results will be listed here, including Champions League and OB & YB Knock-out. Fees for 2024 are £5.00 for Clubs that includes all members.
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2024 AGM in Ballymena -

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Mid Antrim Combine AGM held in Ballymena –

Most clubs were represented at the AGM for Mid Antrim Combine held in the Ballymena & District HPS Clubrooms on Wednesday 13th March. Secretary Willie Reynolds welcomed the delegates tp the annual meeting and asked the members to stand for a moment in memory of those members, friends and family that had passed away in the last year.

Jamie Greer read the minutes of the 2023 AGM which carried on the vote as a true record. Matters arising it was agreed to continue with the award diplomas printed by Ballymena Business Equipment and this be extended to include all cups. Secretary to approach Danny Dixon regarding the purchase of the new diplomas. Mervyn Eagleson to conduct an audit of all cups and trophies at hand, two might still be outstanding. Champion Old Bird and the OB Club Points Shield.

Not much doing with the accounts other than collecting of club fees and the purchase of the small diplomas and paying of RPRA annual fees. At the Slemish Credit Union we had £296.83 at 19/03/23 and £288.83 at 11/03/24.

The election of officials had the same team returned for 2024, the Chairman had placed an apology for non-attendance due to work commitment’s but had given notice he was prepared to serve again if selected. President - Danny Dixon (Rasharkin), Chairman - Robin Service (Ballymena), Secretary - Willie Reynolds (Ballymena), Press Officer - Mervyn Eagleson (Ballymena). Willie Reynolds was selected as the RPRA Delegate.

Ballymena & District HPS had put forward three proposals re new competitions for endorsement at the AGM.

That Mid Antrim Combine have an Old Bird Inland Points award. That Mid Antrim Combine have an Old Bird Cross Channel Points award. That Mid Antrim Combine present small diplomas for all the yearly cup and award winners. All items carried on the vote and Mervyn Eagleson will issue winners.

To help cover additional costs the annual club fee will be set at £5.00. The meeting put forward a New Rule that in the future new members wishing to join MAC must reside and race at a Ballymena Address. Any new applications would have to be endorsed at a meeting of MAC Delegates.

Rasharkin & District HPS will host the 2024 presentation of awards.

The annual meeting closed at 9.15pm and thanks to Ballymena & District for providing the venue.

Trophy and Award winners 2023: Old Bird Inland Average won by Danny Dixon. Bryan Eagleson Memorial Cup (Best Ave Talbenny 1 & 2, Bude & Penzance) won by J Smyth & Son Ahoghill. Cross Channel Average won by Mr & Mrs Robinson Cullybackey. Old Bird Average won by Mr & Mrs Robinson Cullybackey. MAC Meritorious Award (Ind Bird Talbenny & Penzance) won by Trevor Whyte Ahoghill. McIlhagga Cup 1st MAC in NIPA Old Bird National won by Balmer T Young & Sons Ahoghill (29th Open NIPA). Les Mairs OB Points Fancier of the Year won by Danny Dixon. Champions League winners Trevor Whyte Ahoghill. Old Bird Knock-out won by Treevor Whyte Ahoghill. T Shanks Memorial Cup Champion OB of the Year won by H Cubitt Rasharkin. The Herbison Cup YB Average won by K & K Kernohan & Sons Ballymena. Champion YB of the Year won by K & K Kernohan & Sons Ballymena “Happy Day’s”. Young Bird Knock-out won by Danny Dixon. New North Cup Best Ave Bude OB & Dale YB National won by J Smyth & Son Ahoghill. Parker Cup Combined Average Not Won. Adams Cup INFC Points Average won by Danny Dixon. Old Bird Points Club Shield won by Rasharkin & District. Young Bird Points Shield won by Rasharkin 7 district. Old Bird Points League won by Sanny Dixon. Young Bird Points League won by Danny Dixon.

Mid Antrim Combine Cups and Awards for 2024 Racing Season

2nd Talbenny & Penzance Meritorious award - Best single bird performances from 2nd Talbenny & Penzance.
Bryan Eagleson Cup - Best average all Nipa old bird channel races excluding the old bird National.
Old Bird Inland points award - Most points in all official NIPA old bird inland races including the 5 Bird event.
Old Bird Inland average cup - Best average all official NIPA inland races including the 5 Bird event.
Champions League Shield - Final to be held from Penzance Old Bird.
Old Bird knock out award - Final to be held from Penzance Old Bird.
Tommy Shanks Memorial Champion old bird of the year cup - Most points by an individual old bird in all official NIPA old bird races including the 5 bird event and excluding the duplicated Penzance OB Classic event.
Old Bird Average trophy - Best Average all official Nipa races including the 5 Bird event and excluding the duplicated Penzance OB Classic event.
OB cross Channel points award - Most points in all NIPA channel races excluding the duplicated Penzance OB Classic event.
W McIlhagga Memorial Cup - 1st Mid Antrim Combine in the NIPA old bird French National.
Les Mairs OB Points Fancier Cup - Most points in all official NIPA old bird races including the 5 bird event and excluding the duplicated Penzance OB Classic event.
Old bird cross channel average cup - Best average all NIPA old bird channel races excluding the duplicated Penzance OB Classic.
New North Cup - Best average Bude OB and Dale YB National NIPA.
Herbinson Cup YB Average cup - Best average all official Nipa young bird races including the 5 Bird event.
Young Bird Knock out award - Final to be held from Dale YB National NIPA.
Young Bird Points award - Most points in all official Nipa young bird races including the 5 bird event.
Champion YB Of the Year - Most points by an individual young bird in all official NIPA young bird races including the 5 bird event.
Adams Cup INFC Points - Most points in all the INFC National races.
Parker Cup Combined Average - Best Average all official Nipa races including both old bird and young bird 5 Bird events and excluding the duplicated Penzance OB Classic event.
Old Bird club points shield - 8 points for first club in result down to 1 point for eighth club in result.
Young Bird club points shield - 8 points for first club in result down to 1 point for eighth club in result. NOTE - All points cups are worked out on 24 points for 1st position in the Combine down to 1 point for 24th position in the Combine. Mervyn Eagleson PO Mid Antrim.
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