The final competition of the summer came to a conclusion today. As usual it was keenly contested with Mary Brophy and Noel Cassidy coming out on to top over Carmel and Bill Delaney.
A special word of thanks to Robbie and Mary Breen who did a great job organising the competition.
Thanks also to all who took part and making this such a successful part of the Westmanstown calendar.
The finalists in the plate, a new feature this year are pictured below. Pauline and John coming out on top in this one.
The finals of the Club Competitions were held on weekend of the 14 & 15 of September. The weather was mixed with ideal conditions on Saturday while on Sunday it was damp misty. Supporters were treated to some excellent and exciting bowling on both days. The green and surrounds were in wonderful condition for one of the highlights of our season.
Thanks to the competition secretaries, Veronica Manley and Pat Monaghan, for their work throughout the season and to everyone else who worked behind the scenes to make this weekend a success.
The prizes were presented to the winners and runners up in the Westmanstown Centre after play on Sunday evening.
Gents Championship – Winner: Christy Kelly ¦ Runner up: Leo Smith
Gents Captains Prize – Winner: Bill Delaney ¦ Runner up: Sean Hynes
Gents Senior Cup – Winner: Peter Knight ¦ Runner up: Leo Smith
Rory O’Hanlon Cup – Winner: Robbie Breen ¦ Runner up: John Kavanagh
Gents Pairs – Winners: Christy Kelly / Paul Hegerty ¦ Runner up: Gerry Flynn / Sean Hynes
Ladies Championship – Winner: Marie Magner ¦ Runner up: Bernadette Uí Dhúill
Ladies Captains Prize – Winner Caroline Blake ¦ Runner up: Josephine Lennon
Ladies Junior Cup Winner: Mary Breen ¦ Runner up: Carmel Delaney
Noeleen King Trophy Winner: Josephine Lennon ¦ Runner up: Mary Brophy
Ladies Pairs – Winners: Sheila Gleeson / Caroline Blake ¦ Runner up: Jean Gibney / Patricia Dillon
Internation Police Association Trophy – Winner: John Walsh ¦ Runner up: Peter Harte
Mixed Pairs – Winners: Mary Breen / Fergal Moore ¦ Runner up: Sheila Harte / Robbie Breen
New Members Trophy – Winner: John Moran ¦ Runner up: Donal Thorpe
Well done to our Junior Cup team who played so well in the Final today but unfortunately lost to Greystones.
The ladies were center stage this week in Crumlin and Westmanstown were represented in the Junior Fours and both the Senior and Junior Triples.
Westmanstown’s team were successful winning the Junior trophy. Sheila Harte, Mary Brophy, Caroline Blake pictured below, overcame a stiff challenge from Skerries to win the match.
Mary Cummins Anne Reid and Margaret Doyle were runners up in the senior competition going down to a very strong Dun Laoghaire team.
In the Junior Fours Emily Slevin, Caroline Blake, Sheila Harte and Mary Brophy were narrowly beaten in the semi final by Sportslink who went on to win the final.
Well done to all who represented Westmanstown with distinction including the many supporters who cheered our ladies on.
The B.L.I. Gents Finals were held in Blackrock Bowling Club on Saturday Aug. 2nd.
Westmanstown had 2 teams who made it through to the final stages.
In the O’Leary Cup final Christy Kelly, Peter Harte, Pat Cummins and Noel Cassidy , the first Westmanstown side to feature in a senior cup final beaten by a very strong C.Y.M. side.
In the McCredy Cup final Ger Mackin, Fergal Moore, John Merrigan and Terry Harte were beaten in a very tight match by I.C.I.C.Y.M.A. Cork.
Thanks to all the supporters who came along to cheer on their team mates. While there was disappointment that we were unable to claim silverware all involved did their club proud.
The annual President and Captains Day was held on July 21st. The format for the day was bowling followed by food music and singing. The weather behaved and a good day was had by all as can be seen by the photos below, thanks Adrian.
An enormous amount of work as usual went on behind the scenes to make this event possible. The green and soundings were a sight to behold. Our President John Fleming extended his thanks to all involved.
Music was supplied by Jim Sheridan and family with contributions from members. Thanks again to all involved.
The B.L.I. Championship will be held from Mon, Jul. 29 to Sat Aug. 3rd. Westmanstown have the following members competing in the semi-finals stages:
Mon 29th – Christy Kelly, Peter Harte, Pat Cummins and Noel Cassidy play in the O’Leary Cup.
Tue 30th – Fergal Moore, Ger Mackin, John Merrigan and Terry Harte play in the McCredy Cup.
Wed 31 – Terry Harte plays in the Nassau Cop
All matched start at 5.45 pm.
We wish all our players the best of luck.
You can also play your part by coming along to Blackrock and cheering on our teams.
Summer finally arrived at Westmanstown today, the good weather bringing record numbers to our Tuesday rinks. All 6 rinks were in use as 52 members enjoyed the sunshine and the bowling.
Many thanks to John Flynn and his team of helpers for organizing the games this and every Tuesday. It’s a key opportunity for members to practice socialize and most important – have fun.