A capacity crowd attended the Boys’ brigade annual display on Friday, March 17 in Finvoy Presbyterian Church Hall.
The Chaplin of the Company the Rev. Roy Gaston acted as chairman for the evening and welcomed everybody to the display. The Inspecting Officer was the Rev. Dr. Ian McNie a former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. The programme consisted of drill, figure marching, sketches, singing, interspersed with P.E. and humorous items under the Captain Ian Bolton. Jordan Moon was awarded his Queens badges pinned on by his mother. Andrew Dysart, Adam Rea and Matthew Campbell also had their Presidents badges pinned on by their mothers. The inspecting Officer the Rev. Dr. Ian McNie gave a glowing report on the Company activities saying how much he had enjoyed the display put on by the Company.
The prizes were presented by Mrs. Ann McNie wife of the inspecting Officer
The cup winners were as follows
The Dunlop cup, Luke Sloan
The Beattie Shield for endeavour, Kristopher Morrison
The Granagh cup, Jack Bolton
The Rosnashane cup for P.E, James Reid
Junior scripture cup, Tie Harry Speers & Cameron Morrison
2nd Year scripture, Tie Harry McKendry & Samuel Blair
3rd Year scripture, Matthew Keers
Best Junior the Cooper cup, Matthew Keers
125 Anniversary shield, Isaac Hanna
The Mc Cartney cup for endeavour, Sam Speers
The Millar cup for sport, Andrew Dysart
Grade one scripture, Andrew Gilmore
Grade two scripture, Sam Reid
Grade three scripture
Grade four scripture, Jordan Moon
Recruit cup, Adam Faulkner
Best senior boy Hughes cup, William Gilmore
Centenary cup for drill, Matthew Campbell The Gillen cup for character & influence, Matthew Campbell The Hanna cup for uniform, Jordan Moon
The captain Ian Bolton thanked all the boys, Officers, Parents, Friends, and the audience for their generous donations to Company funds and for ending another successful year with the display.