President’s And Captains Day 2018

The President and Captains hosted our annual summer get together on Sunday last, July 22. Record numbers attended and the good weather ensured a good time was had by all.

Proceedings got underway with bowling followed by a barbeque and was rounded off with music singing and even some dancing.

The President and both Captains mad a special point of thanking all those who worked so hard to make the day the success it was.

Below are just a few images – more will follow shortly.


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Charity Shield 2018


Gent’s preseason preparations are continuing. After a win a Skerries during the week we were brought back to earth by Ierne who won well in our match in Sportslink on Saturday afternoon.

Danny Brennan is pictured above reluctantly accepting the wooden spoon from Irene’s Des Kane.


Unfurling Day 2018


We had a mild and dry day for the Unfurling on Sunday last and the ceremony to mark the start of the new season was conducted by the President John Fleming and the Captains Carmel Kearns and Oliver Meyler. They then rolled the first bowls of the season as is tradition and members enjoyed a short roll up with the usual noisy competitive spirit and good craic all round.

The green however is still recovering from the awful winter and will NOT be in play this week. The target day for bowling to start is Tuesday next 17th April and this will be confirmed closer to that day. The protective sheets must be used until further notice

Also please remember; only enter the green, with your bowls, using the steps in the corners of the green.

The good news for tomorrow is that our good friends at North Kildare BC are allowing us to use their green again for our Tuesday rinks, so see you there at 10.30.



Preparing For The Club Flag Unfurling

The club flag unfurling will take place this Sunday 8th April at 2.00pm, to open the green for the season ahead. Our President John Fleming and Captains Carmel Kearns and Oliver Meyler will perform the ceremony.

This is a great opportunity club members to catch up and hopefully have a bowl, although the Greens Committee will decide on the day if the green is playable.

It’s also an opportunity, for those who have not already done so, to pay the annual subscription, sort out our entries into BLI/LBLI competitions and think about which club competitions you might want to enter. Also our Open Day is coming up shortly we will asking for your help to promote this improtant day.

There will be refreshments on the day and we look forward to seeing you there.

As with all our activities this day cannot take place without help of many members behind the scene. The Greens Committee put out a call for help to prepare the rink for unfurling day. Many thanks to John Flynn and his team who were ably assisted by a great group of gents who answered the call, well done lads!

Winter Tuesday Rinks


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.