Gala 2012 Results

Car Treasure Hunt

1st: Kieran Taggart
Joint 2nd: Joseph Dorrian, Liam Watson, Joseph Birt


1. Rose on glass window
2. 107
3. Elementary
4. Inter Milan
5. Horse Shoe
6. Two left feet
7. Colliers on for sale sign
8. Apostrophe missing in McMullan’s
9. L missing from palm on grating
10. 43,350
11. Darnel
12. Abba
13. Metal key hole attached to wall pillar
14. Gate bolted & chained
15. Sir Matt Busby Way
16. The shop “The Square” has been covered with black


A Holy Persons Plot – Saintfield
Brown Horse with a famous duck – Dundonald
Not your mummy – Armagh
Traverse my Valley – Crossmaglen
Sounds like a grave – Toome
Fossil fuel surrounded by water – Coalisland
Circles terminate – Ringsend
Kill the egyptian sun god – Kilrea
Disintegrating – Crumlin
Duchess’s river crossing – Katesbridge
Call a grizzly one – come bear = Comber
Shrub driven by wind or water – Bushmills


Town Challenge

1st: Ferry Street
2nd: German Team
3rd: The Gables
4th: Gilpins

Family Bingo

Game 1: Julie McCarthy
Game 2: Sarah Coffey
Game 3: Rachael McGratten
Game 4: Christina
Game 5: Jenifer Fitzmaurice

Kenny Ennis Memorial Cup Final
Portaferry Rovers won 5-4 on penalties against Downpatrick after full time score ended up 1-1


Most Attractive Results

Small Garden : Terry Crowe
Highly Commended: Siobhan McKenna

Medium Garden : Marie Magee
Highly Commended : Thomas Fitzsimmons

Large Garden : John Stewart
Highly Commended: Harry Gorden

Window Boxes/Planeters : Anne Denver
Highly Commended : George Magee

Hanging Baskets : Marie Magee
Highly Commended : Jackie Sands

Best Commercial Area : Coach Inn

Most Attractive Area : Waterfront View Apartments
Highly Commended: Windmill Heights

Best In Show :  Waterfront View Apartments


Walking Treasure Hunt

1st: Anne & Amelia Magee
2nd: Mairead Carson
3rd: Karen Teggart


1. Ferguson & Co
2. Toucan
3. Horseshoes on 34 Church Street
4. Blackboard at Coach Inn
5. Sia Alarm at preak of gable
6. Missing guttering on small extension at old credit union
7. Two small white pies over garage door of 35 High Street
8. Upside down bracket for hanging baskets
9. Mix of letters and numbers on 1 High Street
10. Word “Capitol” on lock of renew too window grill
11. The word purveyor on Hugh Mullan Butcher’s shop
12. Bracket for hanging sign at the port with rope hanging down
13. House named Cuan Mews
14. Artist on Marfield Gallery Sign
15. Pole with no sign between old Castlehill Candles & Hoe’s Hot Spot
16. Clapper Board on Flix Mural

Bringbacks: Peg, Bottle and Coaster

 Crazy Hairdo

1st: No.45 Bumble bee – Miss C. O’Connor
2nd: No.33 Titanic – Tom McGratten
3rd: No.25 Snips & Snaps – Ciara Doran & Eimear McCarthy



Unusual Pets
1st: Sugar The Sheep & Fluffy The Hamster

Cutest Puppy (up to 6 months)
1st: Pippa
2nd: Toby
3rd: Prince

Adult Dog (6 months – 6 years)
1st: Poppy
2nd: Lucky
3rd: Calhoon

Senior Dog
1st: Pippen
2nd: Suzie
3rd: Rolo

Rescue Dog
1st: Fudge
2nd: Rasha
3rd: Murphy

Waggiest Tail
1st: Deano
2nd: Jeff
3rd: Suzie

Junior Handler
1st: Pippa
2nd: Bruce
3rd: Jill

Best In Show
1st: Poppy
2nd: Pippa
3rd: Fudge


Bonny Babies & Cute Kiddies

6-18 months
1st: Kayleigh Hagans
2nd:  Sophia Gibson
3rd: Kenzie McCluskey
4th: Jon-Jo Caldwell

19 months – 3 Years
1st: Frankie Cassells
2nd: Aaron Garvey

1st: Blanaid McAreea
2nd: Caitlin Bell

Cute Kiddies 4-6 Years
1st: Jamie Curran
2nd: Cathal Moreland

1st: Natalie Ritchie
2nd: Keira Young


Childrens Gala’s Got Talent
1st: Aoife Coleman
2nd: Evie Caselles
3rd: Hannah Toner

 Gala 2012 Race Winners
For details of the 10 Mile race winners, please click here.

X-Box Competition Winners

1st   Colin “kempess” Trainor
2nd   zAC Edgar
3rd   Thomas Moreland (Derry) and Mark Trainor

Photo Competition

1st: Daniel McVeigh: Windmill Hill
2nd: Catherine Buckle – Pretty in Pink
3rd: Hannah Braniff – The Sweet Lady

1st: Jane Braniff – Rack & Ruin
2nd: John McManus – Walter Shore Reflection
3rd: Caiti Hannon – Portaferry Sunset

Short Story Comp
Anne Marie Ferguson

Soap Box Races
1st: Dark Destroyer – John & Emily Dorrian
2nd: Postman Pat – Luke & Mark
3rd: Jon 1 – Jon Fisher & Sean Ritchie

Charles Savage Memorial Pitchin the Sheaf

1st: Dani Boyd
2nd: Deborah Swain
2nd: Nicky Swain
Junior Men
1st: James Stewart
2nd: Robert Stewart
3rd: Darren O’HanlonSenior Men
1st: John Murray
2nd: Barry Savage
3rd: Sean McManus

Gala Clue
Answer: False window openings on the old Bank
Winner: Teresa Doran

 Gala Ballot:
Smartphone: Martha Tumelty
La Mon Voucher – Eric Savage
Portaferry Hotel Voucher – Pauline Crowe
Portaferry Hotel Voucher – Sophia Simms
Kirkistown Castle Golf Voucher – Connie Keating
Homestyle Decor Voucher – Caroline Mageean
Happy Town Voucher – John O’Neil
Omniplex Voucher – Amy Ritchie
Exploris Voucher – Martin Caldwell
Happy Town Voucher – John Dynes
Omniplex Voucher – Ciara Finnegan
Exploris Voucher – M. McGowan

Children’s Fancy Dress

1st: Rapunzel
2nd: Princess & The Frog
3rd: No.1 Chef
4th: Irish Bo Peep

1st: Queen on the Throne
2nd: Dragged to Portaferry Gala
3rd: Untaxed Jimmy Carr
4th: Clown

Most Original
1st: The Rise & Fall of Greece
2nd: Ulster (Bank) Says No
3rd: Tin Man
4th: Oompa Loompa