Mid Antrim Combine winners in 2013 –
Mid Antrim Combine have released the list of awards won in the 2013 racing season. Cups and trophies should be returned to Secretary George McDowell ASAP, to allow time for engraving etc. Old Bird Inland Ave won by Alan Darragh, Cullybackey vel 1494, Cross Channel Average won by Reid Bros & McCloy, Cullybackey vel 1170, OB Average won by Reid Bros & McCloy vel 1316, B Eagleson Memorial (1st 3 Cross Channel races) won by Danny Dixon, Rasharkin & Dist vel 1261, McIlhagga Memorial Cup 1st MAC St Malo won by Reid Bros & McCloy Cullybackey vel 1083, YB Average won by Alan Darragh Cullybackey vel 1351, Combined Average O/B & Y/B won by Alan Darragh vel 1252, Bird of the Year won by G & A Eagleson, Ballymena & Dist GB11K 17223 (119 Points), Les Mairs Cup O/B Fancier of the Year won by Alan Darragh (608 Points), Champions League won by Alan Darragh, Club Shield O/B won by Kells & District HPS (85 Points), Club Shield Y/B won by Rasharkin & District HPS (63 Points), INFC National Cup won by Alan Darragh vel 1014.
Super year for the Cullybackey HPS most of the major awards won by two top lofts, Alan Darragh the man to beat each week and Reid Bros & McCloy who recorded their best ever result from the OB National winning 1st, 2nd & 3rd MAC in the Portland Nat after the birds were brought back from France due to the weather. The list for Alan Darragh included Fancier of the Year, Irish Nat FC Cup and the highly prized Champions League. Danny Dixon from Rasharkin won the Eagleson Memorial Cup while George & Ann Eagleson from Ballymena & District had the Bird of the Year. Kells & District won the Club Shield in Old Birds and Rasharkin & Dist won the Club Shield for Young Birds.