Winter Tuesday Rinks

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On Tuesday last prizes were presented to those with top scores in the post-Christmas Tuesday Rinks. In first place was Caroline Blake with Michael (Skip) Lynch and Sean Hynes in second and third place.

Thanks to all who took part in our first winter season at North Kildare and to the staff who made us feel very welcome in our new winter home.

It looks like there may be a delay in opening the green in Westmanstown and North Kildare have  kindly offered to allow us to use their rink until our rink opens.

Thanks to Caroline for the photos.

 

Preseason at North Kildare

Preseason at North Kildare

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I’d like to extent a special thanks from Westmanstown Bowling Club to the management at North Kildare who generously allows us to use their green for our preseason preparation. This will be a useful as we get ready for the new season and especially for those members not bowling outdoor during the winter.

It was decided to introduce an element of competition to the preseason preparation and what better way to do this that to pit the ladies against men. Going into today’s final practice the contest was evenly balanced at 5 points each. So it was down to the last practice session and the men eventually came out on top winning 2 rinks while one was drawn and the ladies won 1.

Thanks to all who took part and made the matches so enjoyable.

Monster Christmas Raffle Results

At the Christmas Party on December 16th the prize draw for the Monster Christmas Raffle was held. A wonderful night was had by all as can be seen by the pictures below.

Below are details of the prizes and winners

1st Prize – Parknasilla Resort and Spa midweek stay 2 nights bed and breakfast for 2 people and dinner one evening. Winner Gerard Macken (member)

2nd Prize – Westport Woods two nights bed and breakfast and one evening meal for 2 people. Winner Shane Collins (c/o Caroline Blake)

3rd Prize – Large Christmas hamper –  Winner Jimmy Burke (member)

4th Prize – O’Brien’s Wine hamper – Winner Alan O’Connell (c/o Fiona Murray)

5th Prize – O’Brien’s Wine hamper – Winner Ruth Daisy Martin (Meath BC)

6th Prize – Four green fees at glasson country house hotel and golf club. Winner Ann Ferris (c/o Tony Ferris)

7th Prize – Christmas hamper – Winner Mo Padden (c/o Kate Padden)

8th Prize – Christmas hamper Winner Bernadette Ui Dhuill (member)

9th Prize – Christmas hamper Winner Ian Reid (c/o John Reid)

10th Prize – Two 30 min golf lessons with Karl Herbert at the Kinsealy Grange Golf Academy. Winner Maire O’Hara (c/o Dermot O’Hara)

11th Prize – Super Value voucher €25.00 Winner Oisin Reid (c/o Ann Reid)

12th Prize – Super Value voucher €25.00 Winner Paddy Coyle (member)

13th Prize – Super Value voucher €25.00 Winner Gretta Hardy (All Saints BC)

14th Prize -Super Value vouche €25.00 Winner Emma Collins (c/o Caroline Blake)

New President Elected

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At our recent AGM John Fleming was elected President of Westmanstown Bowls Club.

In accepting the role John praised the outstanding work of the outgoing president Gerry Flynn over the past number of years said he would continue to strive to make the club even better for all its members.

We wish John all the very best in his new role.

Jim Sherridan – Honorary Life Member

At our recent AGM Jim Sherridan was elected an Honorary Life Member of Westmanstown Bowling Club in recognition of his services to the club both on and off the bowling green. The announcement was greeted by a standing ovation by all the members present displaying the respect and affection with which Jim is held by his fellow bowlers.

May you regale us with your songs and stories for many years to come.

Final of Long & Short Competition 2017

Congratulations to Gerry Flynn and Peter Harte who defeated the Walshes in the Long & Short final after a Titanic game in awful conditions.

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Thanks for the wonderful support from all who attended and a special thanks to Pat Cummins for all his help. And thanks to Peter Knight for the chocs, John Jameson and Peggy Prosecco to the refreshments.