Irwin, David Simpson, Andrew
Simpson, Ross Irwin and Alex
Sleator. On Tractors: Rosie
Curry and Mark Simpson.
Photograph by Robert Preshaw
THE Hillhall Young Farmers enjoyed their
first County Down YFC Rally Day since the club reformed in 2005.
On June 28 clubs from all over County Down travelled to
Donaghadee Rugby Club to take part in different challenges and
events. Every year Rally Day gives members the opportunity to
make new friends, and meet up with old ones.
The day's theme was the Carry On films and
the number of events they took part in included pitching a tent,
building and sailing a
toy boat, competing in a memory game, milking
a "cow", playing Operation and identifying scenes from different
Carry On films.
Part of the day involved producing a short
slideshow and Hillhall's allocated film was Carry On Spying.
Members of the club wrote and starred in a
short sketch about a spy who likes to carry on with tractors and
it was aptly named 'Austin Powers in International Man of
Hillhall members invested some time prior to
Rally Day modifying a pedal tractor for the Pedal Tractor
Handlebars, flags and racing stripes were
just some modifications made and David Simpson, Andrew Simpson
and Alex Sleator raced for Hillhall, giving a fantastic
performance for their club.
The team also became third overall in all the
Rally Challenges and first in the Carry On Parade.
Afterwards a dance was held in the rugby clubhouse.