Club Finals Day 2

Today Tuesday 15 Sep. saw 2 more club final matches.

First up, the Mixed Pairs final between Jean Gibney & Michael Doyle and Mary Wafer & Bill Delaney with Bill and Mary coming out on top.

Later we had the Ladies Pairs final where Sandra Furlong & Bernadette Ui Dhuill got the better of Breeda Meyler & Rosemary  Feeney.

Below are some images of the day. Thanks Carmel and Fergal.

Club Finals Day

The 12/13 of September 2020 was to be club finals weekend. However the Kildare lockdown prevented many matched being played on time but we did get to play 2 finals on Sunday.

The ladies singles final was won by Mary Breen who got the better of Mary Wafer while the Gents pairs was won by Peter Harte and Paul Hegarty who came out on top in a very close game with Sean Hynes and Matt Edgeworth.

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who took part.  A special thanks also to Pat Monaghan Veronica Manley and Robbie Breen who organised the competitions and the many others who helped out.

Thanks to Caroline and Robbie for the images.

Neil Booth’s Charity Marathon

Some images of Neil bowling at Westmanstown B.C. on 10 Aug 2020.

Neil played 3 ends against our club captains Carmel Kearns and Oliver Meyler as part of his sponsored bowling marathon.

Neil is a former Northern Irish international, and now a High Performance Coach and Northern Ireland team coach.

In addition Neil has won three World Championship medals and four Commonwealth Games medals.

Neil’s marathon has taken him all over the country and he has played in over 50 bowling greens on both sides of the border.

Westmanstown Bowling Club was delighted to welcome Neil and contribute to his chosen charities Pieta House and Mindwise.

We would like to wish him well with his fundraising and in raising awareness of both mental health and the game of bowls.

Easter Message

Hi fellow bowlers,

As we face an unusual Easter I hope you are staying safe and for those of us who are cocooning let’s keep up the spirits and the exercise.

We’ll need to be fit to resume our bowling with enthusiasm once we get the green light.

I wish you every blessing at this time and look forward to meeting you all soooon!!

God bless and stay safe.

John Fleming
Club President

Message from the Men’s Captain

Happy Easter, I hope that you enjoy your eggs, bunnies and other forms of chocolate over the weekend….whilst of course continuing with your exercises, short walks and cleaning your bowls.

Please click to see a video, a reminder good times which will return.

Now that the weather has turned so lovely it makes it even more difficult to stay in and of course not to bowl. But the news is full of stories of naive, foolish people who think they cannot be affected by this virius, but the truth is simple: the more that people go out, the longer the virus will last and the more people will be put at risk.

Every aspect of the Westmanstown Centre will be abiding 100% to the Gov guidelines!

Your executive will meet as soon as we can and abiding by all the health warnings will decide when it will be ready to open our Green.  

Just think of the great condition our green will be in when we finally get the all-clear….

We are still waiting to hear from the BLI re decisions on the leagues and other BLI matches this summer, we expect to hear soon.

Hopefully our younger members are able to contact our over-70 members to see if they need any help with shopping etc

Many thanks to all the What’s Appers for keeping us entertained.

Please stay safe, take care, enjoy your Easter!

Oliver Meyler
Men’s Captain

Club Unfurling

As the date of our club unfurling has come and gone I just want to send you all my best wishes.

We do not know how long the present tough times will  last but good bowling days will come again.

We have to be patient when it seems things are not going as we would like. Take care, stay healthy and keep your sunny side up!

 Special greetings to all.

Lady Captain

A message from our Lady Captain

I wish to notify you all that the L.B..L.I. Officers have agreed, due to the uncertainty that lies ahead and in the interest of all our bowlers, to cancel our league program and L.B.L.I. competitions for this season.

Carmel Kearns,
Lady Captain

All B.L.I. Related Activities Postponed

The President, Pat Wall, with the full support of the B.L.I. Executive, has decided to postpone all B.L.I. related activities until further notice.

Apart from bowling, this includes player registration, championship entries, green inspections etc.

The B.L.I. will be following government and Sport Ireland guidelines and will make further announcements when appropriate.

Long & Short Competition 2019

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.

Carmel & Bill Delaney Mary Brophy and Noel Cassidy

The finalists in the plate, a new feature this year are pictured below. Pauline and John coming out on top in this one.

John & Mary Kavanagh Pauline & John Walsh