National Autism Charity Event

Westmanstown Bowling Club hosted a ladies tournament in aid of Ireland’s National Autism Charity. Bowlers from clubs from all around the city were turned to support this very worthy cause. A fun day has had by all and almost €900 was raised for the charity.

A very sincere thanks to all the participants from the various clubs who played and made it such a wonderful day.

Thanks to Adrian Doyle for the photos.

Unfurling 2023

The start of the new season in Westmanstown was marked by the unfurling of the club flag.

After the ceremony President Marie and our Captains Tony and Emelie were on hand to roll the first bowls of new season.

This was followed by the first Sunday rinks of the year. Thanks to all who came along and support the event and to Adrian Doyle for the photos.

Westmanstown Bowling Club Supports St Francis Hospice

Thanks to the organisers of the Sunday and Tuesday roll ups for donating the surplus funds and also to all the members who gave so generously at the coffee morning, the total amount collected for St Francis Hospice is €2,275. Thanks so much to everyone for making the event so successful.

Paul Hegarty presenting the proceeds of the Coffee Morning to Dee Kinnane Head of Fundraising at St Francis Hospice

In her letter confirming receipt of the donation Dee stated ” Your proceeds are deeply appreciated and please know you have helped create funds so the patients and families will experience compassionate caring at a deep physical, spiritual and emotional level when they are most need of support in their lives.”

Long & Short Finals 2022

The finals of this our last competition of the season was played in lovely sunshine on Saturday afternoon September 24th. The green was in wonderful condition after a busy year and a credit to the greens committee and all who helped maintain it during the year.

As in previous years Robbie Breen had arranged a cup and shield competition. The cup completion was won by Michael Cowley and Fergal Moore (standing in for Peter Knight) who overcame the challenge of Pauline and John Walsh.

In the shield final Dermot Russell and Paul Ryan got the better of Ed Hickey and Sean O’Hara, Sean standing in for Marie Hickey.

Prizes were also on hand for the beaten semifinalists, Kathleen Madigan, Declan Cooke, Noel Cassidy and Paul Herarty

A special thanks to Robbie for organising the competition, Tony Ferris for presenting the prizes, all who took part in the competition and those who came along to support their fellow bowlers on the day.

Photos of the prize giving below courtesy of Sean Hynes.

Proud Marys

Mary Breen and Mary Wafer were presented with a prize by President of the LBLI, Catherine Hazlett, at Clontarf recently.

They shared the Best Junior Bowler Award for 2022. There are more photos of the closing dinner and presentations to other bowlers on the BLI Homepage.

Roll Up With Retired Players

Some of our current players had an enjoyable roll up with retired players on Thursday afternoon,  1st September.  The lady captain, Margaret Doyle,  welcomed Pam Ellis, Anne Byrne, Eileen Harris, Majorie Phelan, Toni Brennan, Breda Sheridan, Janet Holmes, Freddie Whelan, Pauline Walsh, Kate Padden and Maureen Murray.  

We relaxed with tea, cakes and chat afterwards in glorious sunshine. Many thanks to those who helped to make this an enjoyable afternoon out for our retired friends. 

We have already made plans for this winter with a get together on the first Wednesday of every month at 11 am in the main centre.  All lady members welcome to meet on these mornings once a month. 

Westmanstown Ladies Win Again

The LBLI Junior Cup was won on Sunday 21st August by our fine team of players from Westmanstown. They had a decisive win against Crumlin, on a beautiful sunny morning in Clontarf.

Players worked hard on what was at times a difficult rink to master. We have a few photos here but there will soon be more on the LBLI/BLI website.

Very well done to all of the players and many thanks to our loyal supporters.

Div. 3 Stay Top of the League

It was a case of the blues v the reds in our local derby with North Kildare.

While North Kildare came out on top the point and a half earned by Westmanstown was enough to keep us at the top of the table. The match was moved to the morning to counter the high temperatures. Thanks to North Kildare for their hospitality after a hard fought match.

Thanks to Caroline Blake for the photos.

Success For Westmanstown Ladies

Congratulations to our Winners in LBLI Championships. The Junior Triples proved as exciting as expected with two Westmanstown teams playing against each other.  The winners were Anne Hegarty, Mary Wafer and Mary Breen. Runners up were Catherine Dunne, Bernie Edgeworth and Maura Ferris. 

Proud Lady Captain Margaret Doyle with the Junior Triples teams.

The Junior Fours were also won by Westmanstown.  Players were Carmel Delaney, Sheila Gleeson, Mary Breen and Mary Wafer who beat Crumlin in the Final.

Westmanstown Junior Fours team

A very successful year for Westmanstown ladies.

In the semi finals, the Senior Fours were defeated by Dun Laoghaire and our Singles player, Mary Perdisatt, was defeated by S Ryan from Greystones. 

Well done to all members who entered any of the LBLI competitions. The finals took place over a hugely enjoyable 4 days and the weather was the warmest of the summer, with blue skies every day.

Click for lots more photos on the LBLI website