Glarryford Young Farmers keep warm by staying busy this winter

Members with awards won at the annual county dinner
Members with awards won at the annual county dinner

The winter months saw Glarryford YFC welcome 18 new members into the ranks.

Members attended the annual county dinner. A massive well done to all that received awards.

The winning senior county quiz team

The winning senior county quiz team

Mitchell Park represented Northern Ireland at the Farmers Weekly Competition, Farmers Apprentice.

At the public speaking heats, seven members made it through and at the Northern Ireland finals, six members were placed.

In the 12-14 age group prepared, first James Gregg and third Amy Gregg.

14-16 age group prepared, second Adam Gaston.

The choir, trained by Robyn Bell

The choir, trained by Robyn Bell

16-18 age group prepared, third Eva Gaston.

18-21 age group impromptu, first Ellen King.

21-25 age group prepared, second Cathy Reid.

In the floral art heats, Catherine Armstrong was placed third in 25-30 age group.

The new office bearers

The new office bearers

At the county quiz, Glarryford YFC’s senior team won.

At the 75th annual club dinner the club were joined by the manager of Ballymena United, David Jeffrey, who was a guest speaker on the night.

In the group debating heats, two teams were placed, 12-14 age group first Jack King, Deon Fleming and Emily McIntyre. 21-25 age group second Cathy Reid, Ellen King and Ruth McCloy, who were then placed second in the Northern Ireland finals.

In the choir competition, Glarryford YFC won best choral piece and came third overall.

Club patron, Ernest O'Hara and the youngest member, Annie Gilliland, who cut the cake at the 75th anniversary dinner

Club patron, Ernest O'Hara and the youngest member, Annie Gilliland, who cut the cake at the 75th anniversary dinner

At the AGM, Thomas Compton took up the post of club leader, Amy King and Cathy Reid jointly became secretary, Adam Crawford and Ellen King took on treasurer and PRO respectively for the second year.

As the arts festival season is back, Glarryford YFC have welcomed two brand new producers, Neil Johnston and Nicole Wray.

Forty two members went on stage to perform ‘Let the Games Begin’, which was based at the Greek Olympics and showed “that sisters can do it for themselves”.

Glarryford YFC will be performing at the gala in the Millennium Forum on March 16.

The two group debating teams at the Northern Ireland finals

The two group debating teams at the Northern Ireland finals

Club leader, Catherine Armstrong and secretary, Jessica Reid, at the 75th anniversary club dinner

Club leader, Catherine Armstrong and secretary, Jessica Reid, at the 75th anniversary club dinner

4. The six public speaking winners

4. The six public speaking winners

Club members who attended a club meeting at Scott McGarry's gym

Club members who attended a club meeting at Scott McGarry's gym

Musicians, James from 'Fun with Drums' and pianist, Grace Dornan

Musicians, James from 'Fun with Drums' and pianist, Grace Dornan

Club members at the arts festival dress rehearsal

Club members at the arts festival dress rehearsal