It’s all systems go!

With the curtain about to come down in the outdoor season, Ballybrakes Community Indoor Bowls Stadium is gearing up for another busy campaign.

The club will host a series of open days, starting on September 15, with the Leagues commencing on Monday, September 28. All entries must be received by Friday, September 18. Rink fees are £3.50 for members and £4.50 for non-members.

“We will be open on Tuesday (15), Thursday (17) and Friday (18) - and the same the following week, 22, 24 and 25, from 7-9pm,” said Donna McNally, the club secretary.

“There will also be afternoon sessions (2-4pm) on Monday (14) and Thursday (17), also on 21 and 24.

“Membership fees will remain the same as last year, except for ‘restricted’ membership that will increase to £25. Full membership is £55; Senior Citizen, £30 and House and Junior £20.

“We would encourage anyone interested in joining to give it a go on one of the open days. All the equipment will be available and there will be people on hand to offer advice.

“The stadium is also available to hire for functions. We have a big season ahead. The club will be hosting the BIIBC Under-18 Mixed Championships next month.”

For full details, contact Donna McNally (07764 469006) or email:

pNewmills Indoor Bowls Club will stage a ‘fun pairs’ event in the Newmills Presbyterian Church Hall starting on Tuesday, September 8.

Games will also be played on Wednesday (9) and also the following week, Tuesday and Wednesday, September 15-16 (7pm).

For full details contact Raymond Brown (07968 970944).