Ballymoney Ornithological Association results

WINNERS ALL. Pictured are prizewinners, who were pictured at the Ballymoney Ornithological Association's annual Bird Show at St James's Church Hall on Saturday.INBM46-14 092SC.
WINNERS ALL. Pictured are prizewinners, who were pictured at the Ballymoney Ornithological Association's annual Bird Show at St James's Church Hall on Saturday.INBM46-14 092SC.

Ballymoney Ornitholoical Association held their 78th Annual Open Show on Saturday, 8 November.

Once again this proved to be a huge success with exhibitors coming from across Northern Ireland and also many from various parts of the Republic of Ireland. The exhibits were judged by a panel of judges from Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Scotland and England. In total 1,206 birds were on exhibition.

MAIN MAN. President of Ballymoney Ornithological Association, Sam Barkley, pictured at their annual Bird Show on Saturday along with his wife Isobel, who presented the awards.INBM46-14 093SC.

MAIN MAN. President of Ballymoney Ornithological Association, Sam Barkley, pictured at their annual Bird Show on Saturday along with his wife Isobel, who presented the awards.INBM46-14 093SC.

The main awards in each section are as follows:-

NORWICH CANARY AWARDS

Best Champion Norwich in Show - Dr R Wilson, Templepatrick

Best Novice Norwich in Show - Mr D Hanna, Ballymoney

A BIRD IN THE HAND...Pictured with his prizewinning bird at the Ballymoney Ornithological Association's annual Bird Show on Saturday is S. Nicholl from Armoy.INBM46-14 094SC.

A BIRD IN THE HAND...Pictured with his prizewinning bird at the Ballymoney Ornithological Association's annual Bird Show on Saturday is S. Nicholl from Armoy.INBM46-14 094SC.

GLOSTER CANARY AWARDS

Best Champion Gloster in Show - J & C Hill, Ballymoney

Best Novice Gloster in Show - Mr W Lyttle, Ballymena

YORKSHIRE CANARY AWARDS

Best Champion Yorkshire in Show - Mr S Nicholl, Armoy

Best Novice Yorkshire in show - Mr A McFarland, Ballyclare

BORDER CANARY AWARDS

Best Champion Border in Show - Mr G Qua, Templepatrick

Best Novice Border in Show - Mr I Ellis, Ballymena

BEST PET BIRD

Miss Amy Lewis, Cullybackey.

BRITISH BIRD SECTION

Best Champion British Bird - Mr J Doohan, Donegal

Best Champion Mule/Hybrid - Wright & Hanna, Ballymoney

Best Novice British Bird - Mr K Moore, Ballymena

Best Novice Mule/Hybrid - Mr K Moore, Ballymena

BUDGERIGAR SECTION

Best Champion Budgerigar in Show - Mr D Murray, Dunmurry

Best Novice Budgerigar in Show - Mr K Ramsey, Donegal

FOREIGN BIRD SECTION

Best Foreign Bird - Mr I Mercer, Lisburn

Best Large Foreign Bird - W McChesney & Son, Cullybackey

Best Small Foreign Bird - Mr I Mercer

AUSTRALIAN FINCH SECTION

Best Australian Finch - Mr I Mercer, Lisburn

ZEBRA FINCH SECTION

Best Champion Zebra Finch in Show - Mr L Mills, Eglinton

Best Novice Zebra Finch in Show - Mr J McGillian, Londonderry

BENGALESE SECTION

Best Champion Bengalese in Show - Mr I Mercer, Lisburn

COLOUR CANARY SECTION

Best Champion Colour Canary in Show - David Ramsey & Son, Donegal

Best Novice Colour Canary in Show - Doyle & O’Kane, Magherafelt

IRISH FANCY SECTION

Best Champion Irish Fancy in Show - Mr G Brown, Londonderry

Best Novice Irish Fancy in Show in Show - Mr N McDaid, Strabane

FIFE FANCY SECTION

Best Champion Fife Fancy in Show - Mr S Barkley, Ballymoney

Best Novice Fife Fancy in Show - Mr M Townsend, Ballyclare

SCOTCH FANCY SECTION

Best Scotch Fancy in Show - Mr D Hanna, Ballymoney

Awards were presented by Mrs I Barkley wife of Club President Mr S Barkley. Miss Katie Donnelly presented Mrs Barkley with a gift in appreciation of her work for the Association.

The Association wishes to thank Ballymoney Borough Council for their generous grant, St. James’s Presbyterian Church for the use of the Church Hall and to anyone who made donations. Also a big thank you to the exhibitors and judges, many of whom travelled long distances to be there.

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Mr J Hill, Secretary would like to thank the committee for all their hard work in preparation for the Show and also on the day of the Show, to Jackie and Julie-Anne for ensuring that all the exhibitors received a welcome cup of tea on the Friday night and a hearty lunch on Saturday and to the stewards and various individuals who assisted with the administrative duties. Your help is very much appreciated.