Ulster Club of the Year looks ahead to 50th anniversary

Published: 4 Oct 2012 13:000 comments

Trillick and District YFC have resumed their new season looking ahead as well as looking back.

Laura Sproule and Rachel Gibson, NI finalists.

In 2013 Trillick YFC will celebrate its 50th anniversary and already they are planning a celebration dinner dance on October 4 2013. A former member, Mrs Hazel McCay, is also writing a book of the Club's history.

If anyone has any material they would like to share, they should contact Pauline on 89561715 email paularms_trillick@hotmail.com or Hazel on 82831412 or mobile 07745434693, email hazelmccay@btinternet.com

Following their success in the Ulster Farm Club of the Year, the Club entered the Tyrone Rosebowl competition in the form of Grease Trillick style. Congratulations were extended to Timothy Keys (Danny) who was judged best junior actor.

At the area silage competition Trillick members Nicole Barton was first and Laura Sproule third(12-14), Gareth Deazley was second (16-18), Mark Gibson was third (18-21) and Rachel Gibson first(21-25). Laura Sproule went on to gain first place at the 12-14 years NI Final!

Following their successes at the area heats William Smyth, Aaron Crozier, John Edgar, Laura Sproule, Nicole Barton, Hannah Abercrombie, Christopher Crawford and Rebecca Deazley attended NI Finals Day for stockjudging competitions at Greenmount. John was placed second in dairy cattle judging 18-21 and Nicole, fifth in beef stock judging 12-14.

Rachel Gibson and Kyra Crawford gained places at the NI Finals of the Floral Art at Balmoral Show where Rachel gained first place in the senior section. Rachel was also delighted to receive an invitation to the Diamond Jubilee celebrations at Stormont.

The 2011 YFCU John Bradley Challenge was a Knockout Competition at Greenmount. Two Trillick Teams enjoyed the fun and the day out! They entered five Teams at the YFCU Build It Competition. Unfortunately, despite members' hard work, their scarecrows didn't impress the judges!

There were further successes at Omagh Show.

Fund-raising ventures during the summer included the annual Cops and Robbers disco in Fivemiletown and the Car Treasure Hunt and BBQ at the QE2 PS at Kilskeery which were well supported by friends and supporters and neighbouring YFCs.

The Club has also sent its congratulations to Shannen Vance and David Henderson who have completed their Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award and will attend a presentation ceremony in October.

Recently Trillick welcomed two of the YFCU's incoming European Exchangees - Angela McDonald from Canada and Sabine Wegmannn from Switzerland. .

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