Ladies Summer Bowls 2018

2018 was a very successful season for Westmanstown ladies.

Saturday League Winners

Players who took part at were:
Aileen Wall, Carmel Kearns, Caroline Blake, Emelie Gorman, Fiona Murray, Freddie Whelan, Josephine Lennon, Laura Prince, Margaret Doyle, Mary Breen, Maura Ferris, Sheila Gleeson and Sheila Harte.

Winners LBLI Championship Junior Fours (M & F Murphy Cup)
Players including sub:
Emelie Gorman, Jean Gibney, Sandra Furlong Cora Smith and Mary Fleming.

LBLI Championship Senior Pairs (Moran Cup) Semi Finals:
Carmel Kearns and Josephine Lennon.

Runners up LBLI Championship Overs 55s (Anne Brophy Cup)
Players including sub:
Kate Padden, Margaret Doyle, Carmel Kearns, Josephine Lennon and Aileen Wall.
Senior teams who defeated Westmanstown ladies went on to win the LBLI and then
the IWBA finals.

Junior teams who reached the semi-finals
Trips … Breda Sheridan, Phyliss Callaghan and Marjorie Phelan.
Trips … Caroline Blake, Paula Kelly and Mary Brophy.
Fours … Emily Slevin, Beth McCall, Caroline Blake and Mary Brophy.

Challenge Cups:
Both Junior and Senior cup teams who narrowly defeated Westmanstown in Semi
Finals went on to win the finals.

Well done everyone.

Club Finals 2018

Club Competition 2018

The finals of the Club Competitions were held on weekend of the 22 & 23 of September. The weather mostly behaved and good crowds came to support the finalists and enjoy high quality and exciting bowling. The green was in excellent condition and it was wonderful occasion and fine climax to our summer season.

A big thanks to the competition secretaries, Veronica Manley and John Gleeson, for their work throughout the season and to everyone else who worked behind the scenes to make this weekend such a success.

After the action on Sunday prizes were presented to the winners and runners up. This event was also well attended and thanks to those who organised the food and to Jim Sheridan for providing the music.

Click to see some images of the action and the presentation of prizes.

Gents Championship – Winner:  Christy Kelly ¦ Runner up: John Magner

Gents Captains Prize – Winner:   Bill Delaney ¦ Runner up: Leo Smith

Gents Senior Cup – Winner:   Peter Knight ¦ Runner up: Noel Cassidy

Rory O’Hanlon Cup – Winner:   Gerard Macken ¦ Runner up:  Bill Delaney

Gents Pairs – Winners: Noel Ward/Sean O Beachain ¦ Runner up: Mick Deasy /Tony Ferris

Ladies Championship – Winner:   Bernadette Ui Dhuill¦ Runner up: Marie Magner

Ladies Captains Prize – Winner:    Marie Magner ¦ Runner up:   Sheila Gleeson

Ladies Junior Cup Winner:  Caroline Blake ¦ Runner up: Mary Wafer

Noeleen King Trophy Winner:    Bernadette Ui Dhuill ¦ Runner up:  Laura Mc Loughlin

Ladies Pairs – Winners: Carmel Kearns /Caroline Blake ¦ Runner up: Mary Brophy /Emily Slevin

Internation Police Association Trophy – Winner: Terry Harte  ¦ Runner up:  Sean Hynes

Mixed Pairs – Winners: John Walsh /Carmel  Delaney   ¦Runner up: Robbie Breen / Anne Reid

New Members Trophy – Winner:  Patricia Dillon




2018 Long & Short Competition

The Long & Short Competition has become a very popular event in the club calendar. All matched were held during the first week in September.  A very special thanks is due to Peter Knight for organising the competition.

A fantastic week of bowling was had by all who took part with many surprise results. In the final on Sunday, Bill and Carmel Delaney came out on top beating Mary and Robbie Breen in a high quality final. Well Done Bill and Carmel. Thanks to all who came to cheer on the bowlers in the finals and the earlier rounds and to Caroline Blake for the great photos.

BLI Championships 2018

Success for Westmanstown at the BLI Championships 2018.

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Congratulations to Christy Kelly who is the Nassau Champion for 2018. This is the BLI junior singles competition.

Also congratulations to Christy Kelly, John Flynn and Terry Harte who won the Junior Trips competition and are holders of the BLI Cup for 2018.

Gents in 2 Cup Finals

Westmanstown gents were successful in both the semi-finals of the O’Dea and Shott Cups.

We face ICICYMA from Cork in the Final of the O’Dea in Blackrock and in the final of the Shott cup we play Sportslink at Ierne.

Both matches will take place on Sunday August 19 2018. Good luck to both teams.

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!