2nd Dale OB - Sat 08/06/24

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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2nd Dale OB - Sat 08/06/24

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Mid Antrim Combine - NIPA Dale 08/06/24
Johnston Eagleson & Sons win1st & 2nd Combine & Section From Dale

The second channel race of the season was again from Dale in Wales. Liberation took place on Saturday 8th June at 8.15am in north north westerly winds. Like the previous week it turned out another tough race and again the returns were very good. Best in the Mid Antrim Combine for the third time this season were Johnston Eagleson & Sons of Ballymena & District. They timed their yearling chequer pied hen at 13.38pm flying 222 miles to the lofts on the Cullybackey Road to record 1212ypm, and win 1st Mid Antrim Combine, 1st Section B and 20th Open Nipa 6850 birds. Sire of their latest Section winner is a Lambrecht cock brought in from England and the dam, a double Combine winner is the best of Paddy & William McManus's old lines of Louis Thijs and Van Der Wegen. The dam's cv now reads winner of 2 x 1st Combines and 2 x 3rd Combines and dam of 3 x 1st Combine winners plus many more top ten positions. The Eagleson loft was also runner up in both the Combine and Section with their second arrival 11 minutes later on 1172. This 3yo blue cock has now been twice 2nd Combine having been beaten by half a yard from Roscrea last season. Sire Van den Bulck x Herman Custer and dam Vermeerbergen from clubmate Keith Kernohan and is from one of Keith's top stock cocks "Speedy". That's three 1st Combine winners and two 1st Section winners for the loft this season.

John Miller was best in Randalstown on 1171 and 3rd Combine with a blue yearling cock racing on widowhood. This cock was bred from a direct Luc Vervoort hen. Two channel wins on the trot for John. Gary Gibson won Cullybackey on 1168 with a dark celibate yearling hen. The sire a son of Danny Dixon's "Champion Heartbreaker" and the dam bred by Davy Jackson, is from his Mullingar Open winner Davy's Pride.
Jimmy Smyth & Son had the Ahoghill winner on 1146 with a dark cheq yearling hen from Mark Milliken of Rasharkin. Last season as a youngster this hen was placed 97th Open in the Dale YB National and a fortnight later 102nd Open in the tough Nipa Skibbereen YB National.

Anne, Chris and Tommy Tweed were best in Rasharkin on 1141 with a yearling chequer hen bred off a pair from Jeff Greenaway. Rock & Moore won Harryville on 1141 with a 2yo blue hen sitting a week on eggs. Sire from Gerard Dealeny is Van Den Bulck with a touch of Jacobs and dam Jimmy's 1st Open Nipa Penzance hen "Elizabeth" Harry Boyd won Kells on 1112 with a 2yo blue Vandenabeele cock and Davy Houston & Son were winners in Broughshane on 1038.

Mid Antrim Combine Dale (2) 43/488 - J Eagleson & Sons Ballymena 1212, J Eagleson & Sons Ballymena 1172, J Miller Randalstown 1171, D Dixon Rasharkin 1169, G Gibson Cullybackey 1168, G Gibson Cullybackey 1167, A Darragh Cullybackey 1165, J Eagleson & Sons Ballymena 1163, A Darragh Cullybackey 1160, G Gibson Cullybackey 1158, S & N Doherty Cullybackey 1156, J Eagleson & Sons Ballymena 1156, G Gibson Cullybackey 1152, A Darragh Cullybackey 1151, S & N Doherty Cullybackey 1150, G Gibson Cullybackey 1150, A Darragh Cullybackey 1146, J Smyth & Son Ahoghill 1146, J Eagleson & Sons Ballymena 1144, Mr & Mrs Robinson Cullybackey 1143, A & C & T Tweed Rasharkin 1141
Rock & Moore Harryville 1141, J Miller Randalstown, G Gibson Cullybackey, D Dixon Rasharkin, J Miller Randalstown 1138, J Balmer Ahoghill 1138, A Darragh Cullybackey 1134, A Darragh Cullybackey 1134, G Gibson Cullybackey 1131, C Moore Cullybackey 1129, F Barkley Rasharkin 1127, D Dixon Rasharkin 1127, J Eagleson & Sons Ballymena 1125, Mr & Mrs Robinson Cullybackey 1125.

Mid Antrim Combine Les Mairs OB Points Cup - Dale (2) & Fermoy & 5 Bird
J Eagleson & Sons Ballymena 491 , G Gibson Cullybackey 414, A Darragh Cullybackey 319, D Dixon Rasharkin 267, H Cubitt Rasharkin 172, D Magill 157
S Johnston & Son Ballymena 152 , Steele & McNeill Rasharkin 135 , S Crawford 93 , J Smyth & Son 86, F Barkley Rasharkin 83 , Blair & Rankin Ballymena 75, Stewart Bros 73 , Young & McManus & Sons Ahoghill 69 , J & J Greer Cullybackey 69.

Champion’s League Knock Out Q/F - Winners in capitals
J & J Greer Cullybackey v J EAGLESON & SONS Ballymena 1212
Blair & Rankin Ballymena 0 v MRS & MRS ROBINSON Cullybackey 1143
A Darragh Cullybackey 1165 v D DIXON Rasharkin 1169
G GIBSON Cullybackey 1168 v S Johnston & Son Ballymena 1118.

Mid Antrim Combine Knock Out last Q/F - Winners in capitals
T Whyte Ahoghill 1124 v G GIBSON Cullybackey 1168
Steele & McNeill Rasharkin 0 v YOUNG & McMANUS & SONS Ahoghill 1078
Mr & Mrs Robinson Cullybackey 1143 v J SMYTH & SON Ahoghill 1146
S Crawford Harryville 1090 v H CUBITT Rasharkin 1097. Mervyn Eagleson PO Mid Antrim.

NIPA Section B 2nd Dale 72/927 – J Eagleson & Sons Ballymena & Dist 1212, 1172, S & N Maginty West End 1172, J Millar Randalstown 1171, Sam Murphy Muckamore 1170, D Dixon Ballymoney 1169, G Gibson Cullybackey 1168, 1167, A Darragh Cullybackey 1165, J Eagleson & Sons 1163.

NIPA Sect B Clubs

Ahoghill Flying Club 6/84 – J Smyth & Son 1146, J & K Balmer 1138, T Whyte 1124, J Smyth & Son 1116, 1101, J & K Balmer 1097.

Ballymoney HPS 13/169 – D Dixon 1169, A & M Boyle 1162, D Devenney 1144, D Dixon 1140, A & M Boyle 1135, M Gamble & Son 1130.

Ballymoney West Combine 5/42 – M Gamble & Son 1130, Young & Gibson 1110, W Rodgers 1027, W Blair 898.

Broughshane & District 2/15 – D Houston & Son 1038, 983, J Getty 981, 951.

Ballymena & District HPS 5/55 – J Eagleson & Sons 1212, 1172, 1163, 1156, 1144, 1125.

Cullybackey HPS 10/148 – G Gibson 1158, 1167, A Darragh 1165, 1160, G Gibson 1158, S & N Doherty 1156.

Crumlin & District 7/120 – K Carson & Son 1120, R & S Hope 1120, 1112, 1106, McConville Bros 1099, 1098.

Harryville HPS 3/18 – Rock & Moore 1141, S Crawford 1090, Rock & Moore 1034, 1025, 1015, 1003.

Kells & District HPS 4/39 – H Boyd 1112, A Barkley & Son 1108, Surgenor Bros 1105, H Boyd 1098, Surgenor Bros 1093, H Turkington 1071. Sizzlers 2 Bird Club – A Barkley & Son 1108, Surgenor Bros 1105, H Turkington 1053, Surgenor Bros 995, A Barkley & Son 975.

Muckamore HPS 7/138 – S Murphy 1170, A Steele 1150, S Murphy 1131, S & J Bones 1129, S Murphy 1124, 1124.

Randalstown HPS 5/61 – J Millar 1171, 1140, 1138, Stewart Bros 1124, 1085, W & W Gilbert 1070.

Rasharkin &District HPS 6/31 – A C & T Tweed 1141, F Barkley 1127, H Cubitt 1097, F Barkley 1089, W J & R J Reid 1082, J Millar & Son 1063.

West End 1/10 – S & N Maginty 1172, 1139, 1098, 1088, 1074, 1018.

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Johnston Eagleson with his Mid Antrim Combine and Section winner from Dale
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