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Derg Valley YFC secure the Tug of War title in association with John Thompson and Sons Ltd

Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster, Northern Ireland’s largest rural youth organisation is proud to announce the return of the prestigious Tug of War Competition at Balmoral Show 2022.


The competition is split into three categories Novice, Advanced and Ladies. All three sections follow the general rules of the competition.


The Novice section saw a large number of entries this year with 16 teams vying for the title, the competition was close fought right from the heats stages. Mountnorris YFC were the eventual winners beating Lisnamurrican YFC in the final.


Derg Valley YFC and Randalstown YFC battled it out in the final round of the Advanced section with Derg Valley YFC proving their strength to take the win and placing Randalstown YFC 2nd .


While in the Ladies competition, Lisnamurrican YFC took first place beating Armagh Ladies (Collone YFC/ Mountnorris YFC/ Newtownhamilton YFC) in the final pull.

YFCU would like to thank everyone who helped with the Tug of War competition, including Barrie Barr for coordinating and refereeing in addition to referees Robert Sloan, Stuart Mills and Hugh McFetridge .


Our sincere thanks to John Thompson and Sons Ltd for their continued sponsorship of this highly popular and competitive competition, also kindly providing winners prizes of caps, jackets and medals.



Mountnorris YFC win the Novice title at the YFCU Tug of War competition. (L-R) Philip Donaldson, John Thompson and Sons Ltd Representative, Mountnorris YFC and Peter Alexander, YFCU President.


Derg Valley YFC take the Advanced title at the YFCU Tug of War competition. (L-R) Philip Donaldson, John Thompson and Sons Ltd Representative, Derg Valley YFC and Peter Alexander, YFCU President.


Lisnamurrican YFC take the Ladies title at the YFCU Tug of War competition. (L-R) Philip Donaldson, John Thompson and Sons Ltd Representative, Lisnamurrican YFC and Peter Alexander, YFCU President.


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