Mid-Antrim Combine officials given vote of confidence

Robert Service has been re-elected chairman of the Mid-Antrim Combine.
Robert Service has been re-elected chairman of the Mid-Antrim Combine.

There was a full attendance of Delegates from all member Clubs at the AGM of the Mid Antrim Combine held in the Harryville HPS Clubrooms last week.

Chairman Robert Service welcomed the members and then asked Secretary George McDowell to read the minutes of the previous AGM.

These were passed without question and no matters arising, the Accounts were duly passed as well, surplus for the year was £175, down from £210 the year previous.

All offices were declared vacant and it was proposed re-election. Chairman Robert Service (Harryville) and Secretary George McDowell (Kells & Dist), have given many years of dedicated service.

With a change to the NIPA Cross Channel programme it was necessary to make a decision about the Champions League. At least three options were available and the members decided to stick with the usual format.

It was also agreed that the Sennen Cove Classic would be included in all Averages, that’s Old Bird, Cross Channel, B Eagleson Memorial Cup and Combined Average.

With a decline in membership, now standing around 130 Lofts, it was agreed that from next season 2016 the fees would rise by £1 up to £3 per loft. Club membership fees for this season should be sent to George McDowell, that’s £2 per loft for 2015.

Kells & District HPS have a meeting arranged for this Thursday 26th March at 8pm for the paying of fees, and collect Race Sheets, Vaccination Forms and Clocks for the new season. All Race Sheets need returned two weeks before racing, the opening race is planned for Tullamore on April 11.

The local training will start weather permitting on Tuesday 31st March, contacts are: Tom McAlonan - 07561 417232, Harry Richmond - 07796 304926, Homer - 07538 238364. Harryville HPS have some rings left, contact Robert Service - 07707 455174.