Clerk of the Course & Chairman
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 8 years and has served on the clubs committee as both chairman and president.
Bill is the Club Chairman and the Clerk of the Course for the 2018 road racing season.
Assistant Clerk of the Course and Armoy Club President
William is the current President of the club and has held the position of Chairman 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.
Assistant Clerk of the Course
This will be Peters 4th year as Assistant Clerk of the Course.
Peters an active member in setting up the course hardware and attends the club management meetings.
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.
Chris is the new race secretary for the 2018 event. 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.
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 for the Armoy Club.
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.
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.
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.
Trison is Vice Chairman of the Armoy Club and during practice and race days he controls the riders holding and grid areas.
Placed in a position of dealing with adrenaline infused riders this is where Trison comes to the forefront with his calm & professional manner.
A great asset to the club.
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 .
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.
Local contractor Alister Glass oversee’s all 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 is an Armoy director and has been involved with the club since it’s inception.
Minute Secretary & Admin
Jean McPherson is from Greater Manchester, England.
Jean is responsible for all Club general Enquires and prepares most of the necessary paperwork from Admin to Road Closing Orders.
Another workaholic on behalf of the club she also prepares and edits the race day programme along with leaflets and posters promoting the Armoy Races.
John & Valerie Crichton
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.
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 for 2018, her role includes taking minutes of the monthly meetings, sending out correspondance and liasing with all the personnel involved in race day.
Assistant Club Secretary & Web Assistance (Red Jacket)
A team leader in a worldwide software company by day, this is Dean’s second year in the role of Assistant Secretary and Web Assistance. It is the perfect position for him as he can fully utilise his IT skills and knowledge managing content on the website and working with the Club Registrar to bring Armoy bang up to date with all the latest technology and make the most of databases and online services.
Assistant Treasurer & Race/Web Liasion
Davy’s not your stereotypical Scotsman (he’s just very careful with money, not tight) which makes him the perfect assistant Treasurer to help look after the clubs finances. In his role as Liasion he has been involved with many of the behind the scene jobs that had to be done including paperwork & forms, race programmes, social media and web admin. He now concentrates mainly on Finance and Web assistance. David is part of the finance & management committee’s and has been involved with the club since it’s inception in 2007.
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.
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.
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.
Assistant Chief Marshal
Keith (pictured centre) is assistant to Cathal and is liaison between him and the race marshals.
Assistant Flag Marshal
Eddie assists Davie P and flags at the Armoy finish line along with the vital chequered flag
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.
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.
Gary can be found around the Armoy & NW200 races in his role as Children and Vulnerable Adult protection Officer.