Officials’ Profiles


Bill Kennedy

Clerk of the Course & President

Bill has been with the club from it’s initial gathering of members in 2007. The brother of the Armoy Armada’s Frank Kennedy, Bill himself was a keen racer competing for a few years at the likes of the NW200.

Bill has been Clerk of the Course at Armoy for 9 years and has served on the clubs committee as both chairman and president.

Bill is the Club President and the Clerk of the Course for the 2019 road racing season.

William Munnis

Armoy Club Chairman & Assistant Clerk of the Course 

William is the current Chairman of the club and has held the position of President previously. He has been an active member of Armoy since the club started back in 2007.

At MCUI level, William has served on the MCUI Roads Inspection Committee and at International level has been Club Steward for the International Northwest 200.

William has a very keen interest in Road Racing and likes to support all National and International events.

David Guild

Armoy Vice Chairman & Assistant Clerk of the Course

Davy’s not your stereotypical Scotsman (he’s just careful with money, not tight) which makes him the perfect assistant Treasurer to help look after the clubs finances.

For 2019 he’s been appointed as Vice Chairman and assistant CoC whilst still involved with many of the behind the scene jobs that had to be done including paperwork & forms, race programme and web admin. David is part of the finance & management committee’s and has been involved with the club since it’s inception in 2007.

Chris Kennedy

Race Secretary

Chris was race secretary in 2018 and takes on the role again in 2019. Chris had previously been one of the Assistant secretaries to the Armoy Clubs, tenacious Ann Louden (both pictured).

Chris owns and runs his own Tattoo business (Death or Glory Tattoo) in Coleraine and can be found at the Isle of Man TT this year ‘plying his wares’

Always very busy with work I’m sure Chris will relish the challenge of Race Secretary with Ann lending a hand.

George Huey

Treasurer

Behind the facade of the every club you need the stalwarts, George is one of them.

Honest, reliable, conscientious and above all, as careful as a Scot’s man when it comes to finance.

George has been involved with the club since its inception in 2007.

You’ll find George working around the course at every opportunity throughout the year.

George is a director of the Armoy Club.

Mick Colgan

Club Steward

What to say about Mick. Micks had his finger in a few pies at MCUI level mostly involving Race Safety. You’ll find him around the course and paddock ‘pointing out’ issues of concern as the club prepare for the races. A bit of a character and responsible for half the adverts in the race programme as well as joint organiser / rider / marshal of the now infamous Armoy “Ride Out” on race week. Mick is a director and has been involved with the club since it’s inception.

John Stinson

Club Steward

Safety is paramount, and so John Stinson has joined Mick in the role of Club Steward.

This will be John’s 7th year as steward and again this year he’ll also be joined in the paddock by his daughter Laura Stinson (pictured entering miss Armoy 2012) who will be working in the role of a Child Protection officer.

John’s a director of the Armoy Club.

Joe O’Kane

Safety Officer

Ex racer Joe is part of the O’kane dynasty who sponsored the Armoy Armada’s Mervyn Robinson.

Joe’s also Main organiser / marshal of the Armoy “Ride Out” and has participated in a few Armoy parade laps including in 2013 when he got a ride on Michael Dunlops TT winning Superstock bike.

Fair to say he can still ride a bit yet.

Gina Doherty

Club Secretary & Social Media

Gina is new to the road racing scene, with Armoy being the first race she attended just three years ago! After joining the club in 2017, she got stuck in straight away by taking on the social media feeds. Employed as a Visitor Services Officer for the local area, social media is the perfect role for Gina, as she can promote both the Armoy races and advise our visitors what else they can do while visiting our beautiful Causeway Coast.

Appointed as Club Secretary in 2018 & 2019, her role includes taking minutes of the monthly meetings, sending out correspondence and liaising with all the personnel involved in race day.

Grid Marshal
Selma McMullan

Armoy Supporters Club

The Armoy supporters Club is organised by Selma McMullan along with Yolande O’Kane (who is also our Safety Officer) and other AMRRC members. The Supporters Club are a vital resource in raising our profile and funding.

Selma’s another one of those workaholics, who is always looking to attend shows, raise funds and organise events, caters etc around race time.

Elmer McMullan

Course Superintendent

Elmer’s the husband of the supporters club, Selma McMullan.

Elmer is a building contractor and has been involved with the course setup from the initial race. This year he shares the responsibility as course superintendent with Alister.

Elmer’s pictured with daughter Tracey who along with her teenage children can be found helping out at the supporter clubs merchandise stands around the paddock.

Jean McPherson

Liaison & Admin

Jean McPherson is from Greater Manchester, England.

Jean is on many of the Clubs general committees and prepares most of the necessary paperwork from minutes to Road Closing Orders.

Another workaholic on behalf of the club she also works closely with senior officials, keeping them on course with a yearly race schedule along whilst preparing and editing the race day programme, leaflets and posters promoting the Armoy Races.

John & Valerie Crichton

Communications

Cornerstone would be more fitting maybe to describe the role of John and Valerie Crichton who control all the communications between officials, marshals, services and in fact everyone. They are the eye’s and ear’s for the clerk of the course. John can also take up the position of Steward and Valerie is also a child protection officer. Truly dedicated road racing supporters.

Joe and Yolande O’Kane

Safety Officers & Supporters Club

Behind every husband & wife safety officer team is someone who does all the work, that’s Yolande in this case. Involved with all the safety aspects of our event, tea lady at all the club meetings and very heavily involved with the Armoy Supporters Club, she’s a clubaholic. You’ll see her with clipboard in hand at the races, hot water flask & buns at the club meetings and at the Edinburgh and Belfast Motorbike shows as well as various other club fundraising events throughout the full year. Yolande’s just a 5 foot welsh dynamo that never stops.

Gary McFall

Paddock Manager

Gary McFall originally from Ballintoy now living in Ballycastle is Armoy Road Races Paddock Manager.

Gary’s a plasterer by trade has been around motorbikes from a very young age and is still a huge motorbike enthusiast .

Peter Louden

Grid

Peters an active member in setting up the course hardware, done four years as Assistant Clerk of the Course and is part of the club management.

Peters a massive racing fan and is well known around all the road and track paddocks. A bit of a joker but very responsible in his duties.

Alister Glass

Course Set-Up

Local contractor Alister Glass is part of the course preparation and set-up. He also leads the riders bike recovery during race days.

Course preparation is a year long job and both Armoy and Alister are fortunate to have a group of assistants and volunteers that can share the workload.

Alister has been an Armoy director and has been involved with the club since it’s inception.

Cathal Cunning
Chief Marshal

This will be Cathal’s 9th year as Chief Marshal at Armoy. He’s responsible for the safety of riders, spectators and officials and leads a team of 70+ road marshals and zone marshals on race days by radio contact around the circuit.

Cathal’s a massive racing fan having grown up on the NW200 circuit attending and volunteering as a marshal for many years and for the last 15 years held the role as Chief Marshal for The International North West 2oo.

He works closely and attends courses with Volunteer Now in volunteer management and training, and has assisted with a team of volunteers for the world police and fire games.

David Patterson
Chief Flag Marshal

Martin Beare and Davy P, are the men who took on the role as risk assessing and setting all the flag posts around the Armoy circuit on a cold November morning way back in 2008. Sadly after Martins sudden death in 2013, David took on the responsibility and still assesses all the posts every year and assists in Roads Inspection visits.

David is heavily involved with the MCUI (UC) as the Flag & Marshal trainer, conducting seminars for both riders and marshals alike. A flag marshals job is defined as informing racing riders of an incident ahead and it is also a rewarding position to know that the role is vital to the safe running of the race.

Edwin Jackson
Club Incident Officer

Edwin’s a driving instructor in his nine to five job and at race events he’s an Incident Officer, a role that comes into the forefront once a Red Flag is used during racing. Edwin controls a group of Incident Observers around the course and they assist him in taking statements from flag marshals, marshals, spectators and medics and if available any photographs that may help him to piece together how an incident has happened. A full report is then reported to the event stewards and a  written report is kept on file.

Bikes are also taken to a secure location for technical inspection by MCUI scrutineers and full reports are prepared by Edwin and sent to the Clerk of the Course and MCUI officials.

Keith Edgar
Assistant Chief Marshal

Keith (pictured centre) is assistant to Cathal and is liaison between him and the race marshals.

Edward McCraken
Assistant Flag Marshal

Eddie assists Davie P and flags at the Armoy finish line along with the vital chequered flag

James McKillop
Assistant Flag Marshal

Jimmy’s been assisting at Armoy for many years. He flags at many other events  and when he’s not, he’s there as a spectator.

Laura Stinson
Child Protection

Laura is experienced and trained in her role as Children and Vulnerable Adult protection Officer for both Armoy & NW200 races. She’s also the daughter of club steward John.

Gary McKillop
Child Protection

Gary can be found around the Armoy & NW200 races in his role as Children and Vulnerable Adult protection Officer.

Uel Hutchinson
RECOVERY & CHEMICAL CLEANING

Uel is owner/operator of SJH Pressure Cleaning Services and he use his system to keep the course in tip-top condition in the event of an incident involving oil etc.

He’s also involved with course set-up and vehicle recovery around the course on race days.