Tyrone YFC tug of war competition is a huge spectacle at Omagh Show

Tyrone Young Farmers' Club had a busy, fun-filled and successful weekend at Omagh Show.

Thursday, 26th July 2018, 10:00 am
Trillick YFC participating in tug of war with help from Gareth Hamilton, Derg Valley YFC and their coach David Oliver, Dungiven YFC

The day kicked off with all members from Tyrone YFC doing their bit by manning the stand and promoting YFC.

The main attraction to the stand was Miss Tyrone’s (Kerry Rea) Pygmy Goat and kids where everyone had the 
opportunity to guess the name of the kids for a spot prize of £20.

On display at the stand were the photographic competition, poster competition and the hostess competition.

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Zara Donnell with her team, Newtownstewart YFC who were runners up in the tug of war at the Omagh Show

The topic for the photographic competition was ‘Summer’.

Isobel O’Brien kindly judged the photographs.

The results were as follows:

12-18 age group

Miss Tyrone presenting the Excelsior Perpetual Cup on behalf of Fane Valley Feeds to William Hunter, Castlederg and his champion dairy cow

First, Matthew Lyttle - Cookstown YFC

Second, Zara Preston - Cappagh YFC

Third, Bethany Swann - Cappagh YFC

18-30 age group

Miss Tyrone (Kerry Rea) judging the cattle at the Omagh Show

First, Kerry Rea - Cappagh YFC

Second, Margaret Little - Cookstown YFC

Third, James Smith - Derg Valley YFC

The theme for the poster competition was ‘Embracing Change’ which is this year’s YFCU theme chosen by 
James Speers, the president of YFCU.

Miss Tyrone (Kerry Rea) presenting the winners of tug of war, Derg Valley YFC with their prize money

There was a range of different perceptions of the meaning of the theme and the clubs who got placed were;

First, Seskinore YFC

Second, Trillick YFC

Third, Cappagh YFC

The hostess competition was won by Elaine Wilson who is from Derg Valley YFC.

The theme was particularly relevant following the recent royal wedding and it was called ‘A Royal Feast’.

Miss Tyrone (Kerry Rea) getting some selfies at the YFCU stand at the Omagh Show

On display in the home industries tent was also the 
YFC floral art competition which is becoming increasingly popular and the results proves that floral art is not just for girls following James Hawkes from Seskinore YFC gaining first place in the junior section.

The theme for the junior section was ‘A Dinner Party’.

The results were as follows:

First, James Hawkes - Seskinore YFC

Second, Sarah Hawkes - Seskinore YFC

Third, Zara Preston - Cappagh YFC

In the senior class the theme was ‘A Basket Full of Love’.

The members who were placed were:

First, Hannah Birney - Trillick YFC

Second, Lynsay Hawkes - Seskinore YFC

Third, Emma Gibson - Trillick YFC.

Miss Tyrone (Kerry Rea) who is from Cappagh YFC also had her duties to uphold which involved presenting the Excelsior Perpetual Cup on behalf of Fane Valley Feeds to William Hunter, Castlederg, who was the owner of the champion dairy cow.

Miss Tyrone was looking very glamorous on the cattle lawn even when she was pulling tug of war for her club.

Adam Hawkes from Seskinore YFC was stewarding the poultry and this was ideal as he represented his club in presenting their poultry shield to the champion.

Last by no means least, the tug of war concluded the day perfectly for Tyrone YFC and all the spectators who came to support the clubs who were taking part.

The tug of war event was a huge spectacle thanks to the good weather.

Derg Valley YFC, who have been advanced tug of war champions at Balmoral Show two years running narrowly came out on top of Newtownstewart YFC who were runners up of the competition.

Miss Tyrone presented Derg Valley YFC with their £300 prize money which was kindly sponsored by the Omagh Show.

A huge thank you must go out to everyone who was involved in helping at the YFC stand, those who entered the competitions, members of the public who came to visit Tyrone YFC at the stand and also support the tug of war and of course the Omagh Show for the kind sponsorship of prize money for the tug of war.

Members of Derg Valley YFC pulling their way to victory at the tug of war
Members from Newtownstewart YFC giving it their all at the tug of war competition
Members from Cappagh, Newtownstewart and Kesh YFC enjoying the tug of war
Derg Valley YFC stepping up to the rope at the tug of war competition held by Tyrone YFC at the Omagh Show on the cattle lawn
Ella Hawkes, Alan Fleming and Kerry Rea from Cappagh YFC competing in the tug of war
Adam Hawkes from Seskinore YFC presenting the poultry shield on behalf of his club