TTP are proud to sponsor Ballinascreen U14 Hurlers as they embarked on the All Ireland Féile na nGael 2018 Division 2.
Féile provides an opportunity for:
- Under 14 players to participate in an annual Festival of Hurling/Camogie, Handball and Gaelic Football/Ladies Gaelic football
- Clubs to experience playing against teams from other Counties/Provinces
- Clubs to foster links with other Clubs in other Counties/Provinces
- Counties to celebrate Gaelic games by acting as hosts
A core aim of Féile tournaments is to promote a philosophy whereby every player has the opportunity to participate and play in their respective Féile tournament at a level commensurate to their age, skills and strengths.
The Ballinascreen team was made up of 32 boys, 4 coaches and a physio.
Initially, the boys travelled to Kilnadeema, Co Galway, where they played Tommie Larkins and Naas, qualifying them to travel to Galway the next day to take part in the quarter final.
On our way to Galway!
On Saturday the boys played Kilnadeema and then Castletown Slieve Bloom and they qualified for the semi-final – we were delighted for them!
Féile na nGael 2018
On the Sunday the team travelled to Connaught where we played Kilcormac Killoughey in the semi-final. We won – we were now in the final!
Some very disappointed Ballinascreen U14 Hurlers at the Final
The boys played Naas in the final, but sadly lost out on the win. However, the boys played a magnificent game, and we could not be more proud. the boys all played with a lot of heart and showed sportsmanship throughout every game. They represented Ballinascreen impeccably well. Although we did not get the result we wanted we leave with great memories! There’s always next year boys!
Randalstown Young Farmers Club Win at Floral Art Final at Balmoral Show 2018
As a local business we are delighted to support local young people. One way we do this is by sponsoring Randalstown Young Farmers Club hoodies. We have a special relationship with Randalstown Young Farmers Club, as Kathryn’s three children have been dedicated members for a number of years.
The highlight of the Young Farmers’ calendar is, without a doubt, Balmoral Show. This year was no exception as this landmark agricultural event celebrated its 150th Show!
Members of the Young Farmers Clubs of Ulster not only attended the Balmoral Show, but participated in many events and competitions. These ranged from sheep shearing to tug of war.
One such competition was the Floral Art Finals. We are delighted to announce that our Stores Apprentice, Gemma Dickey, was awarded First Prize in the 21-25 years age category. This was a tough competition with competitors putting together a display live at the event with a theme of “Duet”.
Gemma Dickey with her 1st Prize winning Floral Art arrangement “Duet”
Under the watchful eye of Judge Karen Frew, competitors showed off their creativity and flair as they delicately placed flowers, foliage and other accessories to craft stunning arrangements. Over 400 competitors had taken part in the Floral Art heats and it was a remarkable achievement for the finalists to showcase their artistic ability at the prestigious agricultural event.
Left to right: Emma Mills – 1st Prize 14-16 years, Gemma Dickey – 1st Prize 20-25 years, Sarah Thompson 25-30 years
Well done Emma,Gemma and Sarah, you have been excellent ambassadors for Randalstown Young Farmers Club we are so proud of you!
You can find out more about the Young Farmers Clubs of Ulster here.
You can find out more about the Balmoral Show here.
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