Balmoral Show 2013

Balmoral Show 2013

Pictured are team members from Cappagh YFC who were crowned senior champions at the YFCU’s girls’ football final held at Balmoral Show 2013. Congratulating the girls on their achievement is YFCU President Martyn Blair and Bill Ferris, Elanco Key Account Manager.

Balmoral Show 2013

Pictured are team members from Kilwraughts YFC who took second place at the YFCU’s girls’ football senior final held at Balmoral Show 2013. Congratulating the girls on their achievement is YFCU President Martyn Blair and Bill Ferris, Elanco Key Account Manager.

Balmoral Show 2013

Pictured are team members from Cappagh YFC who were crowned inaugural junior champions at the YFCU’s girls’ football final held at Balmoral Show 2013. Congratulating the girls on their achievement is YFCU President Martyn Blair and Bill Ferris, Elanco Key Account Manager.

Balmoral Show 2013

Pictured are some of the team members from Straid 1 YFC who were runners up in the YFCU’s girls’ football junior final held at Balmoral Show 2013. Congratulating the girls on their achievement is YFCU President Martyn Blair and Bill Ferris, Elanco Key Account Manager.

Balmoral Show 2013

Action shots from the YFCU Girls’ Football competition held at the 2013 Balmoral Show kindly sponsored by Elanco.

Balmoral Show 2013

Action shots from the YFCU Girls’ Football competition held at the 2013 Balmoral Show kindly sponsored by Elanco.

Balmoral Show 2013

Action shots from the YFCU Girls’ Football competition held at the 2013 Balmoral Show kindly sponsored by Elanco.

Balmoral Show 2013

Action shots from the YFCU Girls’ Football competition held at the 2013 Balmoral Show kindly sponsored by Elanco.

Balmoral Show 2013

Action shots from the YFCU Girls’ Football competition held at the 2013 Balmoral Show kindly sponsored by Elanco.

Balmoral Show 2013

Floral art junior winner Chelsea Gordon, Finvoy YFC, pictured receiving her prize from judge Alan Beatty and YFCU President Martyn Blair.

Balmoral Show 2013

Pictured are the top three shearers in the novice section receiving their awards from YFCU Deputy President Roberta Simmons and David John from sponsor Lister: (l-r) Stephen Morgan, Spa YFC who came third, winner Chris Coalter, Straid YFC and runner up Jason McNeice, Collone YFC.

Balmoral Show 2013

Pictured is the winner of the advanced sheep shearing competition Mark Lyttle from Cooksown YFC receiving his award and prizes from YFCU Deputy President Roberta Simmons and David John from sponsor Lister.

Balmoral Show 2013

Action shot of the YFCU sheep shearing competition held at Balmoral Park, the new venue for Balmoral Show.

Balmoral Show 2013

Action shot of the YFCU sheep shearing competition held at Balmoral Park, the new venue for Balmoral Show.

Balmoral Show 2013

YFCU Vice President Trevor Wilson competes in the 2013 YFCU Advanced Sheep Shearing competition at Balmoral Park.

Balmoral Show 2013

Pictured are Hillhall YFC who secured second place in the 2013 Tug of War with Stephen Agnew (front left) and Mary Jane Robinson (centre) from sponsor John Thompson & Sons Ltd and YFCU President Martyn Blair.

Balmoral Show 2013

The newest YFCU club BMWR (Burren, Mayobridge, Warrenpoint and Rostrevor) entered a team for the first time in the tug of war competition. Here they are pictured with Mary Jane Robinson from sponsor John Thompson & Sons Ltd and YFCU President Martyn Blair.

Balmoral Show 2013

Balmoral Show 2013

Willing volunteers helped YFCU staff to man the stand in the Agri Pavilion during Balmoral Show 2013, handing out Rural Dispatch magazines and helping with enquiries about YFCU membership. Pictured is YFCU Events Co-ordinator Victoria Ross with Holestone YFC members and Balmoral Show stand volunteers Melanie McClean, Rachel Crone and Laura Maybin.

Balmoral Show 2013

Balmoral Show 2013

Five exchangees from Scotland, England and Australia are currently in Northern Ireland being hosted by YFCU members. Host Stephen Balance from Moneyrea YFC (centre) is pictured with Stephen Birnie from New Deer YFC in Grampian, Scotland and Amanda Jackson from Skelton YFC in Cumbria, England.

Balmoral Show 2013

Balmoral Show 2013

Kilwaughter Lime jointly sponsored the YFCU corporate stand at the 2013 Balmoral Show alongside Tesco. YFCU CEO Michael Reid is pictured with Aideen Bulter, Marketing co-ordinator at Kilwaughter Lime who talked to members and visitors to the stand about their products and also handed out some free samples.

Balmoral Show 2013

Balmoral Show 2013

Floral art junior winners receiving their prizes from judge Alan Beatty and YFCU President Martyn Blair: (l-r) Rebecca Gourley, Ballywalter YFC who came third, runner up Gillian Gourley and winner Chelsea Gordon, Finvoy YFC.

Balmoral Show 2013

Balmoral Show 2013

Floral art senior winners receiving their prizes from judge Alan Beatty and YFCU President Martyn Blair: (l-r) winner Stephanie McCollam, Lylehill YFC, Lynsey Hawkes, Seskinore YFC who came third, and runner up Rachel Gibson, Trillick YFC.

Balmoral Show 2013

Balmoral Show 2013

YFCU Events Assistant Marley Ryan poses with Stacey Millar from Lisnamurrican YFC whose floral art creation was moved to the YFCU Corporate Stand in the Agri Pavilion during Balmoral Show 2013 to showcase the finals of the Floral Art competition. The remainder of the entries remained on display in the Garden Village at Balmoral Park.

Balmoral Show 2013

Balmoral Show 2013

Floral art senior winner Stephanie McCollam, Lylehill YFC, pictured receiving her prize from YFCU President Martyn Blair and judge Alan Beatty.

Balmoral Show 2013

Balmoral Show 2013

Pictured are the top three shearers in the advanced section receiving their awards from YFCU Deputy President Roberta Simmons and David John from sponsor Lister: (l-r) Brian McCartney, Kells & Connor YFC who came third, winner Mark Lyttle, Cooksown YFC and runner up Graeme Davison, Gleno Valley YFC.

Balmoral Show 2013

Balmoral Show 2013

Action shot of the YFCU sheep shearing competition held at Balmoral Park, the new venue for Balmoral Show.

Balmoral Show 2013

Balmoral Show 2013

Winners of the 2013 Tug of War, Spa A YFC pictured with Mary Jane Robinson from sponsor John Thompson & Sons Ltd and YFCU President Martyn Blair.

Balmoral Show 2013

Balmoral Show 2013

The cattle rings at Balmoral Park hosted the 2013 YFCU Tug of War competition which entertained the crowds on a sunny Thursday evening.

Balmoral Show 2013

Balmoral Show 2013

Action from the YFCU 2013 Tug of War competition at Balmoral Park.

Balmoral Show 2013

Balmoral Show 2013

Action from the YFCU 2013 Tug of War competition at Balmoral Park.