Pembrokeshire YFC celebrated a hat-trick of wins at the Wales YFC eisteddfod recently.

Gwenno Thomas, of Fishguard YFC, won the poem competition and was placed third in the battle for the chair, the eisteddfod’s most prestigious prize.

Gwenno also had a helping hand in another first when Fishguard’s recitation party took the honours, followed by success for Llysyfran YFC, whose melodious singing won them the unison party.

Otherwise it was a case of second the best for Pembrokeshire, as members took home nine second placed certificates.

The seconds went to Llysyfran’s Pippa Williams in the solo 21 and under and folk singing; Joy Cornock, Fishguard in the under 26 solo; Katy Harris, Llawhaden in the instrumental solo; Llysyfran’s Angharad Edwards and Sioned Ifans in the recitation 16 and under and theatrical presentation respectively; Eglwyswrw YFC in the sketch competition; and in the homework section, Non Thorne, Tiers Cross and Rhian Thomas, Llysyfran in the composition of words and writing a sketch.

Pippa Williams capped a busy day with third place in the hymn singing and fellow Llysyfran members Angharad Edwards and Caryl Lewis came third in the duet.

Pembrokeshire were placed joint third overall, behind second-placed Carmarthenshire and winners Ceredigion.