3rd Fermoy & 5 Bird Champ - Sat 8th June 2024

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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3rd Fermoy & 5 Bird Champ - Sat 8th June 2024

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Mid Antrim Combine - Nipa Fermoy (3) & 5 Bird
Double Combine Winner For Shane Johnston & Sons Of Ballymena –

The Fermoy race and the 5 Bird event were held on Saturday 8th June. Liberation took place at 9.30am in north westerly winds. Another tough race followed but like Dale the returns were very good. Best bird locally was Shane Johnston & Son of Ballymena & District who timed at 13.53pm flying 202 miles to the lofts at the Doury Road to record 1351. Shane's yearling chequer hen finishes 1st Mid Antrim Combine & 3rd Section B and in the 5 Bird event again 1st Mid Antrim Combine & 2nd Section B. Earlier in the season this hen won 2nd club and 3rd Combine from Roscrea and the hens nestmate won 1st club and 3rd Combine from a young bird race last season. Shane's winner a van herck is bred by good friend Gary Gibson of Cullybackey.

The Harryville winner Daniel Magill was runner up in the Combine in both the ordinary Fermoy and the 5 Bird on 1347. Johnston Eagleson & Sons were 3rd and 4th Combine 1347 & 1346 and in the 5 bird event 3rd Combine & 4th Section with a blue yearling hen that won 1st club & 6th Combine from Skibbereen Inland National two weeks ago. Danny Dixon was 5th Combine with a son of his Aviary Cock that was 3rd in the Coleraine Centre from Skibbereen earlier in the week. Around the other clubs and Gary Gibson won Cullybackey from both the Fermoy & 5 Bird with a 2yo blue wf hen sitting eggs. She previously won from kilbeggan as a youngster and the Fermoy 5 Bird last season. The winning hen is from is Donckers family.

Harry Boyd was best in Kells doing 1314 with a 2yo chequer Soontjen hen and Jonathan Barkley and Laura Surgenor won Kells in the 5 bird with a blue pied cock that's bred from Sticker Donker, Van Den Brande and Staf Van Reets from Johnny Simpson. In Rasharkin Harold Cubitt was best with a yearling chequer cock the same way bred as last weeks Dale winner and Jackie Steele won the 5 bird with a black Lambrecht cock bred from a son of the 02 cock when paired to a sister of the 38 hen. This cock has now won three races including Roscrea young birds last season when 5th Combine. In Ahoghill Jimmy Smyth had the winner on 1264 with one bred off a pair acquired from Danny Dixon and young Joshua Whyte won the 5 bird with one bred by Gary Gibson.

Mid Antrim Combine Fermoy (3) 38/428 - S Johnston & Son Ballymena 1351, D Magill Harryville 1347, J Eagleson & Sons Ballymena 1347, J Eagleson & Sons Ballymena 1346, D Dixon Rasharkin 1345, G Gibson Cullybackey 1336, J Eagleson & Sons Ballymena 1335, A Darragh Cullybackey 1333, S Johnston & Son Ballymena 1331, Rock & Moore Harryville 1328, J Eagleson & Sons Ballymena 1321, D Dixon Rasharkin 1321, H Boyd Kells 1314, D Dixon Rasharkin 1312, D Magill Harryville 1311, R H Clements Harryille 1309 A Barkley & Son Kells 1305, J Eagleson & Sons Ballymena 1304, G Gibson Cullybackey 1295, H Cubitt Rasharkin 1289, Steele & McNeill Rasharkin 1287, F Barkley Rasharkin 1283, Surgenor Bros Kells 1283, A Barkley & Son Kells 1280, J Eagleson & Sons Ballymena 1279, J Eagleson & Sons Ballymena 1279, J Eagleson & Sons Ballymena 1277, H Boyd Kells 1277, G Gibson Cullybackey 1275, H Boyd Kells 1275, A Darragh Cullybackey 1271, A Darragh Cullybackey 1270, J Eagleson & Sons Ballymena 1270, Steele & McNeill Rasharkin 1270, C Moore Cullybackey 1268. Mervyn Eagleson Mid Antrim PO.

NIPA Section B 3rd Fermoy 65/1071 – Fleming Bros Crumlin & Dist 1357, S & N Maginty West End 1351, S Johnston & Son Ballymena & Dist 1351, D Magill Harryville 1347, J Eagleson & Sons Ballymena & Dist 1347, 1346, D Dixon Ballymoney 1345, G Gibson Cullybackey 1336, J Eagleson & Sons 1335, A Darragh Cullybackey 1333.

NIPA Sect B Clubs

Ahoghill Flying Club 3/31 – J Smyth & Son 1264, J Whyte 1251, G & G Jackson 1240, J Whyte 1202, T Whyte 1147, 1120.

Ballymoney HPS 16/417 – D Dixon 1345, D & H Stuart1335, D Dixon 1321, L Neill 1319, J Connolly 1318, A & M Boyle 1305.

Ballymoney West Combine 4/103 – L Neill 1319, Young & Gibson 1286, M Gamble& Son 1225, J McConaghie 1139. Fermoy 5 Bird 2/10 – L Neill 1319, Young & Gibson 1271.

Broughshane & District 1/6 – Marc Neilly 1180, 1156.

Ballymena & District HPS 4/37 – S Johnston & Son 1351, J Eagleson & Sons 1347, 1346, 1335, S Johnston & Son 1331, J Eagleson & Sons 1321.

Cullybackey HPS 10/123 – G Gibson 1336, A CDarragh 1333, G Gibson 1295, 1275, A Darragh 1271, 1270.

Crumlin & District 4/40 – Fleming Bros 1357, R & S Hope 1309, Fleming Bros 1301, 1295, 1295, 1284.

Harryville HPS 5/42 – D Magill 1347, Rock & Moore 1328, D Magill 1311, R H Clements 1309, D Magill 1252, S Crawford 1240.

Kells & District HPS 5/70 – H Boyd 1314, A Barkley & Son 1305, Surgenor Bros 1283, A Barkley & Son 1280, H Boyd 1277, 1275. Sizzlers 2 Bird Club – A Barkley & Son 1305, 1280, B Swann & Son 1256, Surgenor Bros 1247.

Muckamore HPS 6/74 – S & J Bones 1273, Magill & Lavery 1258, S & J Bones 1254, T Patterson & Son 1238, S & J Bones 1238, 1237.

Randalstown HPS -

Rasharkin &District HPS 7/70 – H Cubitt 1289, Steele & McNeill 1287, F Barkley 1283, Steele & McNeill 1270, 1269, 1269.

West End 1/20 – S & N Maginty 1351, 1312, 1292, 1192, 1192, 1143.


Cullybackey Centre – S Johnston & Son Ballymena & Dist 1351, D Magill Harryville 1347, J Eagleson & Sons Ballymena & Dist 1346, G Gibson Cullybackey 1336, A Darragh Cullybackey 1333, S Johnston & Son 1331, Rock & Moore Harryville 1328, R H Clements Harryville 1309, A Barkley & Son Kells 1305, 1280.

Ballymoney Centre – D Dixon Ballymoney 1345, 1321, 1312.

Coleraine Centre – J Hanson Coleraine Prem 1333, L Hanson & Son Coleraine Prem 1320.

Mid Antrim Combine Fermoy 5 Bird Championship -
S Johnston & Son Ballymena 1351, D Magill Harryville 1347, J Eagleson & Sons Ballymena 1346, D Dixon Rasharkin 1345, G Gibson Cullybackey 1336, A Darragh Cullybackey 1334, S Johnston & Son Ballymena 1331, Rock & Moore Harryville 1328, D Dixon Rasharkin 1321, D Dixon Rasharkin 1312, R Clements Harryville 1309, A Barkley & Son Kells 1305, Steele & McNeill Rasharkin 1287, F Barkley Rasharkin 1283, A Barkley & Son Kells 1280, J Eagleson & Sons Ballymena 1279, J Eagleson & Sons Ballymena 1279, A Darragh Cullybackey 1271, Steele & McNeill Rasharkin 1269, C Moore Cullybackey 1268, Blair & Rankin Ballymena 1264, J Eagleson & Sons Ballymena 1264, G Gibson Cullybackey 1261, H Cubitt Rasharkin 1258, W McFetridge Rasharkin 1257, G Gibson Cullybackey 1255, Steele & McNeill Rasharkin 1255, A Darragh Cullybackey 1254, D Magill Harryville 1252, F Barkley Rasharkin 1251.

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S Johnston & Son from Ballymena 1st MAC 3rd Fermoy and Fermoy 5B Championship
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