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

Club Finals 2019

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

Watching The Action

More Photos

L.B.L.I. Finals

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.

Sheila Harte, Mary Brophy, Caroline Blake

Mary Cummins Anne Reid and Margaret Doyle were runners up in the senior competition going down to a very strong Dun Laoghaire team.

Mary Cummins Anne Reid and Margaret Doyle

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.