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This week saw the start of the play-offs for both the rinks and triples in the North West League’s Championships.

On Monday night the rinks took place in Ballybrakes Indoor Stadium. After a late night’s bowling it was Loughanreagh and Ballinrees who won through to the finals. The Loughnreagh team was Uel Brewster, David Reilly, Gary O’Kane and Alan Irwin. Ballinrees was represented by Liz Calvin, Norman Brewster, Russell Kennedy and William Calvin.

On Tuesday night Dunluce Parish hosted the triples. Again some great play was witnessed by the many spectators and the players going through to the finals are, James McKee, Gareth Steele and Ian Ross (Loughanreagh) and Amy Hunter Jacqueline Jones and Mark Jones (Finvoy Presbyterian).

Thanks to both Ballybrakes Stadium and Dunluce Parish for the use of their premises for the play-offs.

This week sees the open pairs play-off which will be held in Moneydig on Tuesday night and the Ladies pairs and singles which are both being played in Dunloy Presbyterian hall on Thursday night.

The finals will be held on Thursday 28 March in First Garvagh Presbyterian. All finalists should wear either whites and greys or Club colours.


The final of the E & B Taylor Charity Cup will be held in First Coleraine Presbyterian Church on Wednesday 20 March.

St. Mary’s are already through to the final and are awaiting the winners of the Benvarden verses Ballinrees game. Once again the teams should wear whites and greys or Club colours at the final.