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Congratulations to all the Companies who brought us nine very enjoyable productions and thanks again to our Sponsors and our Adjudicator,Jennifer Scott-Reid. 


Final Placings

 1st Newpoint Players, Newry – The True Story of Mary K

2nd Holywood Players- Absent Friends

3rd – Rosemary Drama Group - These Shining Lives

4th - Ballymoney Literary & Debating Society - Laying the Ghost




Certificates of merit were presented to Naimh Kearney for beautiful singing and Pauline Lynch-McDonald for wonderfu narration in The True Story of Mary K;  Richard Dowling for a touching, rounded performance as Tom in These Shining Lives; Steve Emerson for stepping in and acting up in Absent Friends and Dorothy Wiley for a poignant portrayal of a woman losing all she loves as Fanny in Painting Churches. 


The following cups and trophies were also awarded:

  • Friers Trophy for Décor: Newpoint players, Newry – The True Story of Mary K

  • O’Cahan Cup for Décor: Holywood Players – Absent Friends 

  • Malachy McLaughlin Cup for Stage Lighting: Holywood Players – Absent Friends 

  • Tom Dale Trophy for Best Supporting Actress: Lindsay Wallace as Charlotte in These Shining Lives (Rosemary Drama Group)

  • Tom Dale Trophy for Best Supporting Actor:Steve Emerson as John in Absent Friends (Holywood Players)

  • Dalriada Cup for Best Actress: Sara Wilson as Agnes in Agnes of God  (Theatre 3, Newtownabbey)

  • Route Cup for Best Actor:  Stephen Connolly as Gardner in Painting Churches (Clarence Players)

  • Vin Smyth Memorial Trophy for Best Producer: Sean Treanor - Newpoint Players, Newry – The True Story of Mary K

  • Edmund Gordon Memorial Trophy for Best Moment of Theatre: Gardner's meltdown in Painting Churches (Clarence Players)

  • Wreath Cup for Most Ambitious Choice of Play: Rosemary Drama Group - These Shining Lives

  • Sir Robert Lynn Cup for Best Irish Dialect PlayNewpoint Players, Newry – The True Story of Mary K

  • Lord Antrim Cup for Best Comedy or Farce: Holywood Players – Absent Friends

  • Committee Cup for Overall Winner: Newpoint Players, Newry – The True Story of Mary K

  • The Festival Committee is looking forward to welcoming old friends – and new – to the 82nd Ballymoney Drama Festival next year.

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