Derg Valley YFC looks back on a successful season

Members of Derg Valley YFC, along with vice president of the Young Farmers’ Club of Ulster Brooks Allen, gathered together in The Derg Arms, Castlederg where they held their annual prize night.

On the night they reflected back on the successes of the outgoing winter season.

Jessica Pollock with her trophy for best under 21 Ulster Young Farmer of the Year.

Jessica Pollock with her trophy for best under 21 Ulster Young Farmer of the Year.

The club had a very successful year where they took part in many competitions from floral art, stock judging, the Ken Russell Rose bowl and many more.

They also took on new events such as the choir festival.

The club also did their part for charity where they cycled an eight man bike to the Young Farmer’s annual conference in Belfast to raise funds for ‘The helping hand’s charity’ that helps the Royal Victoria Hospital for sick children.

Club secretary Peter Smith said: “After a very successful year it’s good to look back on everyone’s achievements and be proud of what a fantastic club we have.”

The club is now looking forward to the summer season when they will be hosting European exchangees and attending other club events.

They also are looking forward to their annual barbecue and dance in Omagh Rugby Club on the 4th of July after Omagh Show with doors opening at 9pm.

Their annual knockout will be held Friday, 21st August at Smith’s Farm and the club will also be celebrating their 70th anniversary next year when they will be holding an anniverary night in the Silver Birch Hotel. Anyone willing to supply memorabilia from the past 70 years please contact a club committee member or email lucindasproule@hotmail.co.uk.