Dates announced for Mid-Antrim shows

MID-ANTRIM show season will commence shortly, I have a list now for each club covering all six nights Monday through till Saturday.

Very well done to all concerned keeping the show season up to date which will keep fanciers in touch with each other over two months still the start of the New Year.

Ballymena & Dist will operate on the usual Monday night, the opening classes on 1st November are Young Cock and Young Hen Through the Wires, penning from 7pm.

Broughshane & Dist are each Tuesday starting on 2nd November with classes for Old Cocks and Young Cocks T/W, penning from 7.15pm and all welcome. Kells & Dist are the usual Wednesday starting on 10th November with Young Cock T/W.

Harryville dates are the usual Thursday starting on 4th November with classes for Old Cock & Young Cock T/W to be followed by 11th Nov Old Hen & Young Hen T/T, 18th Nov OC & YC Handled, 25th Nov OH & YH Handled, 2nd Dec OB & YB Eye-sign, 9th Dec Old & Young Pairs, 16th Dec Card Winners & Fancy. Open Show will be held in Harryville HPS Clubrooms on Saturday 4th December, more on this later.

Ahoghill Flying Club will start on 5th November, classes Young Cock and Young Hen T/W to be followed by Old Cock & Old Hen T/W on 12th November. Cullybackey HPS season will commence on Saturday 30th September, classes for Young Cock & Young Hen T/W. The Annual Open Show will be held the Saturday prior to Xmas, this year 18th December. Best wishes to James Anderson who at present is in hospital, get well soon.

Mid Antrim fanciers were sad to learn about the passing of Davy Logan who raced in Randalstown and had a big result in recent seasons from France. Condolences to the family circle including his brother Hubert who is Ring Secretary in Cullybackey.

A Section B Delegate Meeting has been arranged for Harryville HPS on Wednesday 27th October at 8pm to discuss the season just past and plans for the new racing year. Two Delegates from each local club in the NIPA Sect B. Decisions made at this meeting will be raised with the NIPA.

A perfect venue for such an event to be held on Friday 5th November entry 10 to include Hot Buffett Meal or 5 without the meal. Due to start at 8pm the evening will include presentation of Kells & Dist awards. INFC President Syd Collins will chair an all star panel which will include Ronnie Johnston, Roy Irwin, Anthony McDonnell, Alan Darragh, and Peter Martin. The Annual Open Show will be held again on Boxing Day, this year on Monday 27th December.

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