Kilraughts defend five-a-side title

Pictured are the team from Randalstown YFC, runners up in the senior section, with YFCU President Roberta Simmons.

Pictured are the team from Randalstown YFC, runners up in the senior section, with YFCU President Roberta Simmons.

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The YFCU’s popular girls’ five-a-side junior and senior football final, supported by platinum sponsor Elanco, took place at Balmoral Show.

Senior teams and junior teams enthusiastically took to the cattle rings to battle it out for a place in the final.

Kilraughts YFC, who were crowned senior champions, pictured with YFCU President Roberta Simmons.

Kilraughts YFC, who were crowned senior champions, pictured with YFCU President Roberta Simmons.

Both junior and senior teams played in their own league with each team playing each other. At the end of each league, the top two teams from the junior and senior tournaments played against each other.

In the junior competition, Curragh YFC and Cappagh YFC played against each other in the final. Curragh YFC then triumphed to take home the junior title. Randalstown YFC and Kilraughts YFC finished top in the senior tournament and played against each other in the final. Following a tense match, Kilraughts YFC defended their title beating Randalstown YFC.

The Fair Play Award was presented to Collone YFC.

The YFCU would like to extend a note of thanks to Elanco for their continued support of the event and to all the stewards for their help in coordinating and refereeing the matches.

YFCU President Roberta Simmons pictured with junior winners Curragh YFC

YFCU President Roberta Simmons pictured with junior winners Curragh YFC

Cappagh YFC, junior section runners up, pictured with YFCU President Roberta Simmons.

Cappagh YFC, junior section runners up, pictured with YFCU President Roberta Simmons.