BOWLS: Success for Ballybrakes at AIIB finals

Senior fours winners Tommy Smith, Hugh Paul, Morris Smyth and Willie McCaw picture with Ivan Lynn Irish President.
Senior fours winners Tommy Smith, Hugh Paul, Morris Smyth and Willie McCaw picture with Ivan Lynn Irish President.

The AIIB finals were held in Ballybrakes at the weekend with the club being represented in all disciplines except the triples.

The Senior fours skipped by Willie McCaw, Open fours and U25 singles progressed to the final and it was a double rink celebration on Sunday with Aaron Tennant nearly making it three titles for the club only to lose 21-20 in the U25 final.

Open fours winners, Gary McCloy, Barry Kane, Trevor Colvin and Nigel Robinson pictured with AIIB President Ivan Lynn.

Open fours winners, Gary McCloy, Barry Kane, Trevor Colvin and Nigel Robinson pictured with AIIB President Ivan Lynn.

But congratulations to the senior fours of Hugh Paul, Morris Smyth, Tommy Smith and Willie McCaw and the open fours Trevor Colvin, Nigel Robinson, Gary McCloy and Barry Kane on their Irish Titles.

They now go forward to represent the club and Ireland at the British Isles Championships in Paisley in March.

Ballybrakes CIBC are holding it’s Annual Christmas Tournament, sponsored by Taylor Bowls, from 27th December 2017 – 1st January 2018.

Entry for singles is £4 and will be played on 27th December evening, 28th December evening and 1st January afternoon.

Entry for pairs is £6 and will be played on 27th December afternoon, 29th December evening and 1st January evening. Finals night is Saturday 6th January 2018.

Entries are still being taken and should be sent to Donna McCloy via e-mail: secretary.ballybrakescibc@gmail.com, or by phoning (028) 2764 9004 (Home) or 07764 469006 (Mobile) both after 6pm.