Self-defence, Santa Claus and dance moves

Members of Seskinore YFC during their tour of Foyle Meats

Members of Seskinore YFC during their tour of Foyle Meats

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SELF-DEFENCE, Santa Claus, Foyle Meats tour and dancing moves take Seskinore YFC members through the festive season.

Members literally kick-started the Christmas season with a challenging self-defence night under the watchful eye of Liam O’Neill.

Lucy, Sarah and Lynsay waiting for Santa Claus to arrive in Seskinore

Lucy, Sarah and Lynsay waiting for Santa Claus to arrive in Seskinore

Members were shown the basic steps on how to protect themselves. There were many high kicks and punches threw before the exuberant members were exhausted but it was indeed an informative session which should stand members in good stead should members ever be put in a situation of danger.

Friday 14th December 2012 saw the children of Seskinore village and surrounding area brave the wind and rain to have a word with a very special visitor. By 8pm the excitement had reached fever pitch and amid cheers and screams Santa Claus made his tour of the village.

Following the Christmas tree lights switch on he made his way to the club hall where the children ‘young and old’ had a chance to talk to Santa in his grotto and receive a little gift.

The club would like to thank Santa Claus for taking time out of his very busy schedule to spend time with the little folk in Seskinore and to thank the parents and children for coming out on a cold wet winter’s night to help make the event such a success. Thanks would also go to Omagh District Council for their continued support with this event.

Caroline puts Graeme through his paces

Caroline puts Graeme through his paces

Santa’s visit was followed by the annual draw conducted by Jessica Domer, secretary assisted by Graeme Hawkes, treasurer and Andrew Phair, committee member. The club would like to express it’s gratitude to all the sponsors for their generosity and to all those who supported by buying tickets.

Prize winners were as follows:

1st £100 cash – Seskinore YFC – Allan Rainey

2nd £50 cash – Gibson & Son – Pat Darcy

Members of Seskinore YFC at the St Trinians night

Members of Seskinore YFC at the St Trinians night

3rd £50 Fuel Voucher – Scotts fuels – Fiona Gibson

4th Meal for two – Corick House, Clogher – Cindy McKeown

5th £50 Meat Voucher – Rodger Latimer – Gail Watterson

6th Model Tractor (worth £65) – Jim Gibson – Allan Rainey

7th £30 Cash – J B Plant Ltd – Stanley Smyth

8th £40 voucher for farm produce – Richard Hawkes – Diane Kerr

9th £25 Cash – Joe Crozier, Seskinore Village Shop – Uel Gallagher

10th £15 Voucher – Pam’s Hair Studio – Kathy Hawkes

11th £20 Voucher – S D Kells – Betty Milligan

12th Cronic Gold Washing up liquid – David Hewitt

13th 5ltr Engine Oil – Ivor Barker – Amy Smyton

14th £10 Voucher – Wattersons Omagh – Cyril Armstrong

15th Bottle of whiskey and tin of biscuits – Donaghy’s Cost Cutter, Beragh – Chloe Smyth

16th Bottle of whiskey – Raymond Clarke – Mrs Kennedy

17th Box of sweets – Seskinore YFC – Lorraine Ewing

18th Christmas cake – Club member – Marian McLean

19th Tin of biscuits – Club member – Craig Gibson

The evening concluded with Jessica thanking everyone for their continued support and wishing one and all a very happy Christmas and prosperous New Year.

December 16th saw some 30 members don their school uniforms, get out their geek glasses and take to the road to support Artana YFC at their annual St Trinians night in Banbridge. Needless to say a good night’s craic was had by all.

15 Seskinore YFC members were given the opportunity to have a guided tour of the Foyle Meat Plant (Omagh) on Thursday 20th December as part of their sponsorship from the company.

Members were given an insight into the food chain process from hoof to hook. Thanks go the staff and management of Foyle Meats for their sponsorship of the club’s rugby shirts and the opportunity to see their factory processes first hand.

January 8th saw club members dusting off their blue suede shoes and putting their best foot forward to bring in the New Year in true YFC style. Members were put through their paces by Ian and Caroline Agnew from Caledon. Strictly come dancing couldn’t put a patch on Seskinore’s moves as they jived and line danced the night away.

No excuses were accepted and everyone got involved with Jessica Domer and Henry Giles snatching the “best dancers” title.

Thanks go to Ian and Caroline for putting members through their paces and ensuring that one and all should be able to do themselves justice on the dance floor come the efficiency awards dinner.

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