IT was two weeks of celebration for Northumberland Young Farmers’ Federation this month as members pulled together to play host to the annual County Rally, followed by the Northern Area Field day.

This year Stamfordham YFC hosted the rally, and put on their very own Irish shebang, donning leprechaun top hats and green tutus to mark the occasion.

Stamfordham took home the rally trophy on the day against the 10 other county-wide clubs competing, but the luck of the Irish followed the whole of the county to the field day, when Northumbria won the championship for the first time in 32 years against Durham, Cumbria, Yorkshire, East-Riding, Lancashire and the Isle of Man. Both events were held at Great Law Farm, Capheaton.

Some of the day’s high scores were achieved by Jack Kelcher, of Tritlington, in the senior metalwork category, Shaftoe’s James Little in open photography and Carly Hall, of Stamfordham, in the female half-yard of ale.

Helping to lead the club to victory was county chairman Ed Dungait, who, along with the rest of the volunteer committee, had spent weeks organising the event.

He said: “With each county only getting to host the field day once every six years, I feel incredibly privileged to have had the opportunity to stand as chairman for this special day.”