McKinney makes his mark to seal prize in England

Tandragee's Andrew McKinney with Chris Millar as passenger.
Tandragee's Andrew McKinney with Chris Millar as passenger.

Tandragee’s Andrew McKinney produced an impressive performance as part of a Northern Ireland team in England recently for the National Sporting Trials Championships.

McKinney - with Chris Millar as his passenger - picked up the EF Lawrence Trophy as leading Northern Ireland competitor at the BTRDA-backed event in Cumbria.

He produced a final position of ninth in the Gold Star category.

RALLY

Loughgall’s Peter Bennett recovered from a first-stage spin to secure third in the latest McGrady Insurance ANICC Junior 1000 Rally Challenge Ireland meeting.

The Kirkistown event featured racing for drivers aged 14-17 years old.

HOCKEY

Portadown men’s weekend teamsheets:

Firsts v PSNI (away, start 2.30, meet 12.30): J.Knipe, G.Titler, D.McKimm, G.Edgar, J.Brown, S.Bell, S.Kirkland, Z.McClelland, G.Croft, J.Curran, P.Quaile, S.Johnson, A.Stevenson, M.Beattie, R.Bennett.

Players to be notified for seconds (Cliftonville, away, meet 2 o’clock), thirds (Annadale, home, meet 12 o’clock) and fourths (Harlequins (home, meet 1.30).

Portadown ladies’ firsts visit Ballymoney on January 31.

The seconds meet Randalstown tonight (Friday) and the thirds take on Queen’s tomorrow (Saturday).