Keeping up with Kilraughts YFC
On September 10, 2020 Kilraughts Young Farmers’ Club held their first ever ‘virtual’ club meeting of the year.
The club put together an evening of fun activities that they were able to take part in from the comfort of their own home.
In October 2020 Kilraughts YFC had many members take part in the virtual Co Antrim public speaking competition.
Congratulations to the following members who got through to the finals including Jack Orr in the 12-14 category, Victoria Currie and James McNeill in the 14-16 category, Kerry Jamison in the 16-18 category, James Currie and Lauren McNeill in the 18-21 category, Thomas McNeill in the 21-25 category, Lorraine Gordon and Kirsty Elliot in the 25-30 category.
Kilraughts YFC’s success continued in the Northern Ireland public speaking finals with Jack Orr was placed first, Victoria Currie was placed second, James Currie was placed first and Lauren McNeill was placed third in the 18-21 age category. Thomas McNeill was placed first.
October came to an end with the club members attending a socially distanced County Antrim prize giving which saw Kilraughts YFC members pick up numerous awards.
In the public speaking competition 2019 saw Victoria Currie (14-16 category), Thomas McNeill (18-21 category) (prepared) and Hannah Kirkpatrick (21-25 category) (prepared) being awarded prizes.
In the group debating competition 2019, Kilraughts YFC’s 14-16 team comprised of Michaela King, Jayne Kirkpatrick and Charlotte Lynn and the 16-18 team comprised of James Currie, Mark McNeill and Robbie McNeill. Both of these teams took home prizes.
Victoria Currie was awarded a prize for the demonstration presentation competition.
In beef stock judging competition 2020 club members Kerry Jamison in the 14-16 category, James Currie in the 16-18 category and David Jamison in the 21-25 were awarded prizes.
Jayne Kirkpatrick was awarded a prize in the 14-16 dairy stock judging 2020.
James Currie was awarded a prize in the 16-18 sheep stock judging 2020.
Also, James Currie won Junior Ulster Young Farmer 2020.
In December many of the members spent their Saturday mornings working as volunteers to help out Cool FM’s mission Christmas campaign.
Also, YFCU decided to dedicate their Christmas appeal to their local food banks in Northern Ireland.
Kilraughts YFC were very busy in collecting food to donate to their local food bank in Ballymoney.
The socially distanced Northern Ireland YFCU prizegiving which were held in December saw Jack Orr achieve a first in the 12-14 category, James Currie a first in the 18-21 category and Thomas McNeill a first in the 21-25 category in the public speaking competition.
Kilraughts YFC also achieved prizes for the best choral, best choreography and best overall performance for their arts festival in 2020.
During lockdown Kilraughts YFC produced a recipe book to keep members all entertained by cooking delicious treats in the kitchen.
It certainly kept everyone busy and club members had lots of new delicacies to try out.
This recipe book can now be purchased at Chestnutts Farm, Portrush, in their vending machines.