Failte Park, Bray

Week's Fixtures for Mon 22/5/17 to Sun 28/5/17
Mon 22/5/17 6.30pm

Div 4: Bray C v CYM

Wed 24/5/17
LBLI Div 1: Leinster v Bray, 2.30pm

Div 6: Bray D - NO MATCH (BYE)

Thurs 25/5/17 11.00am

Vets Div 1: Bray 1 v Westmanstown
Vets Div 2: Greenhills v Bray 2
Vets Div 3: Greystones v Bray 3

Sat 27/5/17
LBLI Sat League: Bray v Crumlin, 11am
Sun 28/5/17

Open Cup: Meath v Bray A

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Thursday 20/4/17

Vets Division 3: Aer Lingus 3 - 1 Bray.
Bray were sent to the tough Aer Lingus venue for their inaugural Vets Division 3 game. Brian Dodd's rink, after a shaky start, fought their way back to near parity but then let it slip in the closing stages. It was nip and tuck for the other rink (Brady/Cahill/Quinn/Howlett) until the Bray men snatched victory at the end. Well done, lads. It's a hard place to get anything.
Other results: Vets Div 1: Bray 4 - 0 Kenilworth; Vets Div 2: Bray 1 - 3 Skerries.

Winter League, Saturday 25/2/17, Skerries

Q/F: Dun Laoghaire A 62 - 17 Bray A.
Hard luck to Bray A who were well beaten by a superior D/L team on the day.

Winter League, Saturday 18/2/17

Section 1: Greenhills A (26.75) 0.5 - 4.5 (33) Bray A.
Section 2: Bray B (21) 0 - 5 (51) Kenilworth A.
Well done to Bray A who successfully battled Greenhills for Section 1's second spot and a place next week in the quarter-finals at Skerries or Kenilworth.

Winter League, Saturday 4/2/17

Section 1: Bray A (34) 4 - 1 (32.5) Leinster B.
Section 2: Leinster A (62) 5 - 0 (24) Bray B.

Winter League, Saturday 28/1/17

Section 2: Bray B 0-5 Dun Laoghaire A
Bray were unlucky to get nothing today in their battle against a star-studded opposition. Peg O' Toole's rink (vs. Blair Somers & co) fared best, losing by just single shot. Betty Keogh's team (vs Ian Gillen) were always in the hunt and Breda Keogh's rink (vs Marcus Donohoe) didn't get the jack until half-way through after which they never gave it up! Well done to both teams. And well done too to Eamonn Kennedy who progressed to the next round of the Champion of Champions.

Winter League, Saturday 21/1/17

Section 1: Dun Laoghaire C (47) 3 - 2 (36) Bray A.
Section 2: Dun Laoghaire A (45) 5 - 0 (23) Bray B.

Winter League, Saturday 14/1/17

Section 1: Bray A (82) 5 - 0 (21) Kenilworth B.

Winter League, Saturday 7/1/17

Section 1: Shankill (29) 0 - 5 (45) Bray A.
Section 2: Herbert Park (44) 3 - 2 (33) Bray B.
Despite losing the match points, Bray B gave a spirited performance on this difficult green to take two out of the three rinks. The winning teams were Keogh,Breda(outstanding)/Shortt/Cahill/Brosnan and O'Toole/O'Leary/Sheppard/Duffy.

Xmas Quiz Friday 16/12/16

Very tense affair with 4 teams separated by 1 point going into final round. Emerging victorious were Team 1 (Colm Heaslip, Colm Murphy, Peter Gough and John Cheevers), there was a play off for second where the "wine aficionados" won out (John Reynolds, Mike Dunne, Michael O'Reilly and Eddie Kelly).


Winter League, Saturday 3/12/16

Section 2: Greenhills B (50) 4 - 1 (32) Bray B
Greenhills dominated Bray on their fast-running green, taking two rinks and the match points. Bray's best came from Breda's rink (Keogh/McClancy/Dunne(M)/Gough) whose skill and doggedness rewarded them with a close 11-12 victory.

Winter League, Saturday 26/11/16

Section 1: Kenilworth B (28) 0 - 5 (62) Bray A

Winter League, Saturday 19/11/16

Section 1: Bray A (29) 1 - 4 (45) Dun Laoghaire C

Winter League, Saturday 12/11/16

Section 1: Leinster B (22) 0 - 5 (56) Bray A
Section 2: Bray B (45) 1 - 4 (48) Leinster A
Well done to Bray B's only winning rink of O'Toole/Keogh(Betty)/Sheppard/Duffy. On the other rinks, led by Breda and Seanie, star-studded Leinster raced to early leads but the Bray folk fought back doggedly in both cases. There was a nail-biting finish for the match points on Breda's rink but it ended in favour of the visitors.

Winter League, Saturday 5/11/16

Section 1: Bray A (43) 1 - 4 (44) Greenhills A
Bad day for Bray A, losing by just a point and one of our top players breaking her wrist. Get better soon, Marge, we need you.
Section 2: Kenilworth A (48) 5 - 0 (31) Bray B

Saturday 29/10/16

Winter League, Section 1: Bray A (49) 4 - 1 (25) Shankill

Sat 22/10/16

Winter League, Section 2: Bray B 3.5 - 1.5 Greenhills B
Bray won, drew and lost a rink today against a fighting Greenhills side. Captin Robert McClancy's rink (McClancy/Kane/Cahill/Dunne) raced to a high shot count to ensure the two match points went Bray's way.

Sat 15/10/16

Winter League has commenced. Bray A v Shankill was postponed, while Bray B took all the points at home to Herbert Park.

Sat 08/10/16

One month on and the Winter League commences. Bray A will play Shankill and Bray B will face Herbert Park on Saturday 15th October at 11:00 am.

Sat 10/9/16

Div 1: Bray A overcame a gallant Crumlin side to win 6-1 on the day, kudos to Christy McEvoy, John Dunne, Micheal O'Brien and Tommy Murphy who led by example. Bray B despite missing some of their usual crew garnered 2 points away to Crumlin B.

Sat 3/9/16

Div 2: Bray B successfully secured their place in Division 2 for another season by beating Shankill at home, 5.5 to 1.5. At the top of the table CYM will need a good win in their final match at home to Herbert Park to snatch the crown from Railway Union.

Wed 31/8/16

LBLI Div 1: In their final game of the season, Bray took a point from their trip to champions, CYM. They have finished comfortably in mid-table and were never in danger of repeating last year's relegation battle. Well done, ladies.

Mon 29/8/16

Division 4: A splendid effort from Bray C to beat Aer Lingus 5-1 (and just 4 shots!) at home and avoid the drop. Crumlin could only take 3 points from Greenhills and are relegated to Division 5. Then again they have also been promoted to that division from Division 6! Leinster were beaten at home by Greystones and finish below Bray C also. Well done, Aidan, Michael and the team.

Sun 28/8/16

Division 1: Bray A travelled to Trim with not quite their first choice team able to manage the Sunday morning trek. That's a pity because some rinks were close under the warm sunshine. In the end it finished Meath 7 - 0 Bray. Not every team can count a very loud guinea fowl among its supporters but Meath can.

Sat 27/8/16

Division 1: Bray A suffered a surprise 2-5 reverse at home against Leinster. Tomorrow morning they travel to Meath who lost today at home to CYM.
Division 2: An understrength Bray B could take only 1 point in Terenure against a CYM side that seem to be just as good as their A team. Three rinks were close for much of the time but in the end it was only McClancy/O'Leary/O'Mahony/Dunne that prevailed for Bray. Alan Rath played against a superb skip and a ringer for David Moyes, the football manager. Bray still need some more points on the board before they can consider themselves safe.

Wed 24/8/16

LBLI Div 1: Our ladies' team picked up yet another win at home to Kenilworth, taking all seven points on offer. Well up the leader board this season!

Mon 22/8/16

Division 4: Bray C went down 6-0 at Greenhills to set up a nailbiting season finale next monday. Bray, second from bottom in the table, need to beat Aer Lingus in Bray. Crumlin, just a point and a half below them, are also at home, against Greenhills. The two teams above them, Leinster and Greystones, play one another in Leinster. Just 4.5 points separate those four and one of them will be in Division 5 come 9pm next Monday.

Sat 20/8/16

Division 1: In stormy conditions, CYM beat their understrength visitors, Bray A, comfortably. Ger Mahony made his debut for the top team, a good advert for the Owen Byrne Coaching System™. Your correspondent, also making his debut, was surprised to learn that the Division 1 boys like to do their magic to the sound of a thumping dance beat!
Division 2: Even without any musical assistance, Bray B polished off Ierne 6-1 in Bray. A good result on a day when all the teams in the table below Bray lost.

Thur 18/8/16

Vets Division 1: In their final match of the 2016 season, Bray 1 took just a point away from the champions, St James's Gate. Although there's another round of matches for the other clubs, Bray finish the season with a comfortable mid-table position at 34.5 points.
Vets Division 2: In their final match, Bray 2 beat the already relegated Shankill 4-0. Congratulations to the lads who finish in second place with 35.5 points, just 2.5 below the winners, Ierne. Not bad for a team who weren't even supposed to be in this division!

Wed 17/8/16

LBLI Div 1: Our ladies' team picked up yet another win on the road, taking five points from their visit to Blackrock.

Mon 15/8/16

Division 4: In the relegation battle at Crumlin, Bray C picked up only half a point. With two matches to go, Bray are now third from bottom with just a few points separating them from Greystones and Crumlin. Bray hope to get something from their next match in Greenhills but the last game of the season, home to Aer Lingus, is surely the one they must win.

Sat 13/8/16

Division 1: Bray A won 5-2 at home to Aer Lingus.
Division 2: Coming up against a confident Skerries team on home ground, a battling Bray B left for home empty-handed. Pat Cronin's rink (with debutant Gay Cahill) fared best, maintaining a lead for half the game before succumbing to the pressure. Nice meal at least for the visitors.

Thur 11/8/16

LBLI Trips Final: Hard luck to Bray (O'Toole/Sheppard/Tracey) today who lost to Crumlin.
Vets Division 1: Bray 1 saw off Kenilworth with a comprehensive 4-0 home victory.
Vets Division 2: Bray 2 went to Dun Laoghaire and pulled off a thrilling 1-3 win, doing so by just a single shot!

Mon 08/08/16

Division 4: Monday evening saw Bray C getting a much-needed and overdue win at home to Leinster. The 5-1 result eases the relegation pressure on Bray with three teams now below them in the table.
LBLI: Congratulations to our ladies, Bernie Tracey, Chrissie Sheppard and Peg O'Toole on reaching the LBLI trips! 

Sat 6/8/16

Division 1: Bray A got just a single point at league leaders, Dun Laoghaire.
Division 2: An understrength Bray B, playing at home and also against league leaders, Railway Union, had a much needed win. On a bright day dominated by a strong easterly, Bray started well but Railway clawed their way back into contention. The match finished Bray 6 - 1 Railway Union. Noteworthy was Ger Mahoney's confident senior debut on Frank Devlin's victorious rink. They were up against ex-Bray man, Dave Matthews, who played well at no.3.

Thur 4/8/16

Vets Div 1: Bray 1 were unlucky at CYM, losing the match (3-1) by a single shot.

Vets Div 2: Bray 2 fared better, taking all 4 points off their Ierne visitors.

Wed 3/8/16

Division 2: No points for Bray B on the wind-blown, rain-soaked high grass of Westmanstown. The home team were good value for their win and ruthless in punishing any lapses by the visitors.

Tue 2/8/16

Division 4: Table toppers CYM scored a comfortable 6-0 home victory over Bray C. Alan Rath's rink fared best for the visitors, ably helped by No.3, Aidan "Toucher" Galvin, but lost it in the last few ends. At least the weather was beautiful even if the result wasn't.

Wed 27/7/16

LBLI Division 1: Despite losing three rinks in Dun Laoghaire, the ladies still won the match 3-4 by a slender four-shot margin. Nice one.

Sat 23/7/16

Division 1: Bray A ignored the aerial traffic today to take a respectable 5 points off their Blackrock visitors.
Division 2: Bray B's visit to Westmanstown was postponed till 3rd August.

Thur 21/7/16

Despite winning one of the two rinks in play, the shot count went the wrong way for both vets sides.
Vets Div 1: Bray 1 - 3 Westmanstown.
Vets Div 2: Skerries 3 - 1 Bray.

Wed 20/7/16

LBLI Division 1: Bray had a rare off-day, suffering a 2-5 reversal at home to Skerries.
On men's Division 6, your sports and banking reporter, Eoghain Brady, has this to say. "Yep Division 6 babies won again (2 games on the trot) by beating Shankill 3-1 on their home patch. Crumlin thought they had blown their chance to win the league by losing to bray last time out but the Bray super babies showed they have grown a few new teeth by beating Shankill.kudos to Frankie Byrne, Bobby Doyle (Man of the match), Pat Tracey and Bob Neilson, ably abetted by Brendan Duffy, Michael Eggleston, Gabriel Cahill and Ger Mahony."

Mon 18/7/16

Despite glorious conditions, Bray C got just half a point in their Division 4 home game against Westmanstown. At the end it was close on two rinks with the drawn rink coming courtesy of Raftery/Neilson/Doyle/Brosnan. At least the home crowd could keep their spirits up with the beer fire-sale!

Sat 16/7/16

An excellent day for the senior teams. In Division 1 Bray A followed up their victory against the Gate by taking all 7 points at Kenilworth.
In Division 2 Bray B achieved a 6-1 home win against Herbert Park.

Thur 14/7/16

Slim pickings at Crumlin for both vets sides.
Vets Div 1: Crumlin 3 - 1 Bray 1.
Vets Div 2: Crumlin 3.5 - 0.5 Bray 2.

Wed 13/7/16

LBLI Div 1: It's always hard to lose a match by a single shot but that's what happened when the fighting Bray ladies visited Herbert Park.
Herbert Park 5/72 - 2/71 Bray.

Mon 11/7/16

Div 4: It's tough enough to get something at Ierne without the rain adding to your woes. One Bray rink came close only to lose it in the last end. Ierne 6 - 0 Bray.

Sat 9/7/16

Div 1: The wind whistled but the sun smiled on Bray as the A-team enjoyed a magnificent 6-1 home win against The Gate. The shot advantage was a sizeable 24. Bray took the lead early on and held it tenaciously as the noisy Galacticos threw everything at them, including their pink and yellow bowls but to no avail.
Div 2: Alas Bray B lost by the same score away, and to the same club.

Thur 7/7/16

Both vets teams kept up their good form with 3-1 victories, Vets 1 away to Clontarf and Vets 2 at home to Westmanstown.

Wed 6/7/16

LBLI Division 1: In the afternoon the ladies enjoyed a confident home win against Shankill, 5.5 - 1.5.
BLI Division 6: Later on the novices had a fantastic 3-1 home win against some experienced Crumlin players. Well done, Frankie and team.

Mon 4/7/17

Division 4: A confident Sportslink team made a successful visit to Bray, making off with 5 of the 6 points. The winning Bray rink was manned by Raftery, Kavanagh, Neilson & Sullivan.

Sat 2/7/16 2.30pm

Division 1: Bray A went down 6-1 on their visit to Crumlin.
Division 2: What Crumlin took with one hand they gave with the other as Bray B enjoyed a 6-1 home victory against Crumlin B.

Thur 30/6/16

Vets Division 2. Vets 2 commendably shared the shots and points away at Herbert Park. Bit nerve-racking at the end I'd say, lads?

Thur 16/6/16

In the friendly between Bray Vets 1 and 2 the senior team won 3-1. Noteworthy was Dave McMahon's Vets 2 rink stealing victory with four shots in the last end. Perhaps Vets 1 aren't quite as good as they thought they were!

Wed 15/6/16

The Division 1 ladies suffered through an unfortunate afternoon at the hands of visitors, CYM, eventually losing 1-6. CYM now top the table.
Later that day the Men's Division 6 side, at home to Shankill, had unexpected success, sharing rinks, shots and points - 2 apiece. Well done, lads.

Mon 13/6/16

The bad news - Bray C of Division 4 lost two rinks to a handy Greenhills side on this wet Monday evening. The good news - we won one rink and the shot count to give us a 4 - 2 win on points. The winning rink was Rath/Galvin/Dancer/Reynolds with Aidan playing a stormer.

Sun 12/6/16

Open Cup (Men's Division 1): For the second day in a row CYM got the better of Bray A beating them decisively 80-55 in Terenure.

Sat 11/6/16

Slim pickings for the senior lads. In Division 1 a strong CYM came to Bray and took away all the points bar one which was captured by Pat Brett's rink. At least Bray A did not have the heavy showers that interrupted Bray B's match at Second Division Ierne. Bray left the heavy green empty-handed though Michael O'Brien's rink came within a point of victory. Nice meal afterwards.

Thur 9/6/16

A good day for the vets teams, both of whom had home advantage against a pair of heavy hitters. In a close Division 1 match Bray 1 beat St James's gate 3-1. In Division 2 Bray 2 beat Dun Laoghaire, also by 3-1. Stephen Morris and his team of Devlin, Dancer and Reynolds all played well to ensure the overall shot count went Bray's way. Bray now lie second in both divisions.

Wed 8/6/16

In ladies' Division 1, Bray achieved a marvellous 1-6 win against a strong Kenilworth side playing on their own ground.
By contrast, in men's Division 6, Bray went down 4-0 away against a far more experienced Shankill team. All good experience for the newcomers though!

Tue 7/6/16

Bray C achieved a solid 5-1 home win over Crumlin in Division 4. Star rink of the night was Alan Rath's which fairly steamrolled their opponents. Michael O'Brien's rink also built up a good lead but, in the best sporting spirit, allowed Crumlin to make a comeback though No.2 Liam Quinn made sure that Bray still won the rink in the end.

Thur 2/6/16

Vets 1 took an excellent 3 out of the 4 points away from Kenilworth. They now lie second in the table though with a game more played than those around them.

Wed 1/6/16

The ladies achieved a workmanlike home win in the sunshine, 5-2 against Blackrock.

Mon 30/5/16

Bray C of Division 4 returned from Leinster with just one out of the six points on offer. After a promising Bray start Leinster fought back leaving only Brian Dodd's rink with victory in the end. Brian himself was outstanding - that jack had nowhere to hide when he was on the mat. He was ably backed up by his no.3, Finbarr O'Sullivan. No.2 Brendan Duffy had a successful Leinster debut and even had the nerve to put his final bowl of the night onto the jack!

Thurs 26/5/16

For the second time in a week CYM left Bray empty-handed, this time in the Vets Division 1. Well done to stand-in Liam Quinn for his contribution. Bray now lead the division by half a point from Westmanstown. In Division 2 Bray fared less well, getting just one point at leafy Ierne who top their table.

Wed 25/5/16

On a disappointing afternoon Bray ladies came away from Crumlin with just a single point to show for their visit. Later Bray D (men's Division 6) did well to get half a point at the same venue, drawing one rink.

Monday 23/5/16

The evening sun shone down on Bray as the fourth division side achieved a convincing 5-0 victory over CYM.

Sunday 22/5/16

Once again the Railway Union green was too much for Bray who went down 81-72 in Round 1 of the Crumlin Cup (Division 2).

Saturday 21/5/16

In Division 1 Bray A took full advantage of the wet conditions at Aer Lingus to split the shots down the middle, departing with 3.5 points. Bray B's home game against Skerries was also close till the end but they still lost 1-6.

Thursday 19/5/16

This was a forgettable day day for both vets teams. In Division 1 Bray 1 left Westmanstown empty-handed while in Division 2 visitors Skerries stole all the points.

Wednesday 18/5/16

In Division 6 the Bray newcomers continued their baptism of fire losing 0-4 at home to Crumlin.

Tuesday 17/5/16

Dun Laoghaire came, saw and conquered seven points to nothing at Bray on Tuesday evening, demonstrating why they are the clear league leaders. Two rinks were close at the end and Tommy Cahill's men were the last to fall by a mere three shots in the enveloping darkness. In Division 2 Bray B also had a fruitless evening away to Railway Union.

Saturday 14/5/16

After Bray A played Dunbarton int e IBA Cup, and gave last years Cup winners a good scare before falling away to a 15 point defeat. Cracking weather, good banter and the supporters (low lie the fields all the way back to Banbridge!)! Meanwhile Bray B had a chastening experience in Coleraine in their debut in the senior cup (put it down as good ;earning and experience for the forthcoming mid week game on grass). Thanks ladies for the tea and scones and for looking after the travelling support from Banbridge.

Thursday  12/5/16 

While still trying to work out when Bray last won away to Blackrock, when along come the ladies and match that by winning away to Skerries!! Meanwhile our Vets 1 had a good home win on Thursday against Crumlin. 

Saturday 7/5/16

After Bray A beat Blackrock A away midweek, Bray B followed up with a convincing 6-1 home win against Westmanstown, John Reynolds, Brian Dodd, Pat Cronin and Michael O'Brien taking the kudos today!

Thursday 5/5/16

A good day for the vets teams who were both at home. In Division 1 Bray 1 took all 4 points off Clontarf. In Division 2 Bray 2 fared the same against Crumlin.

Wed 4/5/16

In LBLI Division 1 the ladies made light of a swirling wind to achieve a comfortable home win over Herbert Park, taking all 7 points. They now lie third in the table. The evening saw the inaugural round of the new men's Division 6. On a cold evening, an inexperienced Bray side went down 1-3 at home to Shankill.

Tues 03/5/16 or is it 04/5/16?

Ask Tommy Cahill, Bray beat Blackrock away 5.5 to 1.5 in Division 1. well done lads, who can recall what year that last happened!? Answers on a postcard please!

Thurs 28/4/16

Both vets teams battled through testing away games to secure victory today by slim margins. In Division 1 Vets 1 beat Leinster 3-1 while in Division 2 Vets 2 won by the same score at Westmanstown. Vets 2 now top their league. Well done to all concerned.

Wed 27/4/16

Bray ladies had a difficult time of it at Shankill, coming away with just half a point.

Mon 25/4/16

Bray C had little joy tonight in a bitterly cold Santry, going down 5-1 to Sportslink. The only bright spot was Michael O'Brien's team. After a shaky start they won eleven ends in a row and went on to win the rink.

Sat 23/4/16

A good day For Bray's senior teams. In Division 1 Bray A took 6 of 7 points off visitors Kenilworth in a close match. This lifts them to 7th in the table. Meanwhile in Division 2 Bray B also had a tight match at Herbert Park and came away with an excellent 5 out the 7 points on offer. They will be happy with their second place in the table behind Skerries.

Thur 21/4/16

Mixed fortunes for the Bray vets on the opening day of the season. In Division 1 Vets 1 went down 1-3 to Dun Laoghaire. Meanwhile in a tight Division 2 opener Vets 2 beat Herbert Park by the same score (3-1).

Wed 20/4/16

Well done to Bray ladies who got their Division 1 campaign off to a good start by beating Westmanstown 5 - 2.

Wed 20/4/16

Good luck to the ladies in their first match of the season (at home @ 2:30), all support welcome

Mon 18/4/16

Bray's Division 4 team got their season off to a good start with a 5-1 victory over neighbours, Greystones. Dusk was falling towards the end of the match which didn't help anyone.

Sat 16/4/16

In Division 1, newly promoted Bray, pitched in at the deep end away to the champions, St James's Gate, ended the day empty-handed. Bray's Division 2 side had a better day at home to the same club. There the Gate started well but were eventually ground down by a dogged home side that captured all 7 points.

This Sat 19th

Last week saw an excellent turnout for the first 'training' session of the season, let's continue this each Saturday. Be there around 10:30. 

Sat 12/03/16

Dust down your whites, find your ties, grippo, belts and hats, the season is only around the corner! Practice this Saturday ko at 11:00 am.

Sat 27/2/16

Winter League Quarter Final, Dun Laoghaire: It was not to be for Bray A today as they were beaten in their quarter-final, 48-38, by a strong St James's Gate. As a bad actor from Austria might say, we'll be back!

Sat 20/2/16

Congratulations to Bray A (incorporating Greystones) who finished second in Section 1 after beating Greenhills A 5-0 at Greenhills. They now progress to the knockout phase of the tournament. Bray B also finished well, beating Kenilworth A 3.5-1.5 in Bray with Marge O'Leary once again shining for the home team. Bray B have finished 4th out of 6 in Section 2. Thanks to all at the Bray and Greystones clubs for participating this winter.

Sat 6/2/16

In Section 1 Bray A beat Leinster B 4-1 in Bray to hold onto second spot in the table. In Section 2 Bray B got nothing from their visit to Winter League holders, Leinster A.

Sat 30/1/16

Bray B were once again beaten by Dun Laoghaire A but managed to salvage a point thanks to the return of talismanic skip, Phyllis Brett. She and her team won their rink by 2 shots despite dropping a whopping 7 in the final end.

Sat 23/1/16

There were slim pickings for Bray on a cold morning in Dun Laoighaire. Bray A were beaten 4.5 to 0.5 by Dun Laoghaire C but still hold second place in Section 1. In Section 2 Bray B got even less from Dun Laoghaire A despite two rinks being very close at the end.

Sun 17/1/16

Bray B ran into a hot Leinster A team who took all 5 points, great game involving Pat Brosnan, Eddie Kelly, Frank Devlin and Phyllis Brett who went down narrowly to a Tommy Smith Senior who gave a masterclass in bowls to those watching!

Sat 16/1/16

Despite the cold, Bray A warmed up nicely as the game progressed, excellent performance by Betty Keogh, Peg O'Toole, Ann Barry and Seanie Shortt as Bray took all 5 points against Kenilworth.

Sat 9/1/16

Despite perfect conditions Bray A got 5 points as Shankill players didn't realise the season had resumed, turning up 5 short !! Lovely roll up,  10 ends, nice cuppa!! Meanwhile Bray B took 4 good points away from Herbert Park, well done folks

Bray B, on the other hand, had to work for their four points at Herbert Park on their refurbished green. Bray's Mick Dunne was man-of-the-match on his refurbished knees! PS He also took the money at the card game last night!!

Sat 2/1/16

Sat 2/Jan/2016: Despite perfect conditions Bray B got nothing away to Greenhills B. Short jacks on the fast green proved too much for the travelling side. Bray A did not play.

Sat 12/12/15

Bray B v Leinster A on Saturday at 11:00am: rained off.

Sat 28/11/15

Bray A lost 4-1 to Kenilworth B today at Kenilworth in miserable conditions. Bray B did not play (they had more sense).

Sat 21/11/15

Bray suffered a narrow defeat to Dun Laoghaire today, 1 down going into final end of 3 rinks!! Excellent game played by the Owen Byrne, Dave Meaney, Eddie Morley and Eamonn Kennedy to garner the single point for Bray. Could have been, maybe should have been, more but we look forward to the return match in the new year!!

Sat 14/11/15

Bray A had a good away win to Leinster B taking 4 points. Excellent game played by the 2 Johns (Dunne and Reynolds) ably assisted by Betty Keogh and the 'indefatigable' Seanie Shortt. The team earned their warm cuppa after a rainy cold morning. B team's match was postponed. 

Sat 07/11/15

Bray A had a good home win over Greenhills A today to take 5 points on a lovely sunny morning, meanwhile Bray B took a rain sodden single point away to Kenilworth A (at rain soaked Rathmines), the sun always shines on the righteous. But pride cometh before a fall.

Sat 31/10/15

Bray B had a good win over Greenhills B today to take 4 points, leaving them second in the table.

Sat 17/10/15

Bray/Greystones got off to a winning start today in the Winter League. Bray A beat Shankill 47-27 getting 4 out of the 5 points going and Bray B beat Herbert Park 45-28 getting 4.5 points.

Sun 20/09/15

Congratulations to Seanie Shortt, this years Men's Handicap winner over Owen Byrne, and in the 2 Bowl Pairs Alan Rath and Martin Delaney came out tops against Tommy Murphy and Bob Neilson. Big thanks to the ladies who helped out over the weekend and made all them sandwiches! 

Sat 19/09/15

Brian Walshe adds the Men's Championship to his haul, Jean Kane wins the Ladies Champioship, and in an epic battle Stephen Morris & John Reynolds claw back a 6 shot deficit with 2 ends to go to win by 1 after a tremendous last bowl in the last end to go from from 1 down to go 4 up and win by 1.

Thurs 17/09/15 II

Brian Walshe wins his 'first' trophy of the year, the 2 bowl singles often regarded as the true test of a bowler. Well done Brian.

Thurs 17/09/15

Tonight sees Brian Walshe take on Stephen Morris in the Final of the two bowl singles. The duel starts at 5pm local Bray time!

Today Vets 2 wrapped up their Division 3 campaign with a comprehensive 0-5 win away at Greenhills. Well done to Captain Mick Dunne and his team for a strong inaugural season.

Wed 16/09/15

Tomorrow Thursday sees Brian Walshe take on Stephen Morris in the Final of the two bowl singles. The duel starts at 5pm local Bray time!

Sat 12/09/15

Well done to Bray B today who, by beating Leinster 7-0 at home, clinched second place in Division 3. Elsewhere the champions of Division 2, Bray A, were beaten 5-2 at St James Gate. Both teams have now completed their fixtures in this thrilling season for the club.

Thurs 10/09/15

In Vets Div 3 today, Bray 2 lost at to Ierne, 0-5. Just one more game to go now, away to Greenhills.

Sun 06/09/15 part II

Sadly defeat for the ladies, so they finish as runners up in the Cup, Bray Men also finish as runners up in Vets Division 1, still trying in Men's Division 3 for promotion and possible title win, so keep the faith!! 

Sun 06/09/15 part I

Come on the ladies! Open Cup v Crumlin on the grass in Kenilworth today at 2:30. Note there is a 6 rink match between the ladies and a Susex team form the UK tomorrow Monday at 2:30 as Bray Bowling do their bit for Bowling tourism in Ireland.

Sat 05/09/15

Great 6 points away to Westmanstown as B team continue their promotion push, a win in their final game will see them promoted, also in with a shout of winning the division. A depleted A team lost away to Ierne, excellent performance by Bryon Dancer I hear!

Thurs 03/09/15

Vets B team lose by 1 shot in Aer Lingus, I think this is the third match they lost by 1 shot this season, close but no cigar!!

Wed 02/09/15

Great win for the ladies today against Leinster, ensuring another year in Division 1 in 2016. Congratulations ladies enjoy the night!

Sun 30/08/15

It was day two of a glorious weekend for the club. At Crumlin, Bray A beat Ierne 78-69 to lift the Crumlin Cup. And at Westmanstown, Bray B beat Aer Lingus 58-46 to take the O'D Cup. Two cups and the Division 2 title - not a bad weekend's work. Meanwhile, on Bray's home ground, Dun Laoghaire won the Shott Cup beating Crumlin 68-36. Congratulations to all of today's winners and commiserations to the runners up.

Sat 29/08/15 II

Congratulations to Bray A who were crowned CHAMPIONS OF DIVISION 2 at home today after beating Greystones 7-0. Bray B kept their Division 3 title hopes alive by beating Kenilworth 5-2 at home.

Sat 29/08/15

Today folk`s, we have 2 matches at home. Our first match is at 10.30 when our Div 3 team play Kenilworth. At 2.30 it's our Div 2 team against Greystones. THE VERY BEST OF LUCK TO BOTH TEAMS.

Thurs 27/08/15

Today our Vets 1 team played Kenilworth away from home. They needed 4 pts to win the league but were beaten by 4 pts to 1. So LEINSTER win the league and Well Done to Them. That ends the Vets interest for another year.

Wed 26/08/15

Hard luck to the ladies who lost 1-6 at home to a strong Crumlin side today.

Mon 24/08/15

Div 4 had a good win over Dun Laoghaire tonight and Div 5 lost out to Ierne. Well that`s the end of our Monday night bowling for another season ---- if you're going to play in the winter league, the list of names are up in the club house, please sign off.

Sun 23/08/15

On a cold and wet Sunday, our brave ladies stared defeat straight in the eyes and fought back against a tenacious Leinster side to prevail by 1 shot in the Open Cup semi-final in Dun Laoghaire, Well done ladies and their supporters!! Never give up is our 50th year motto and the ladies did Bray proud today!! I'd take my hat off to them except its still raining!!

Sat 22/8/15 II

The good news: our Div 2 side today took all points from Crumlin at their lovely green. The bad news: our Div 3 side got 'nowt' from Bank of Ireland on a 'lively'green.

Sat 22/8/15

Support the Bray Ladies, Cup Semi final v Leinster in Dun Laoghaire on Sunday 23rd at 2:30. Men's teams are all away bar Division 4 on Monday (last matches of the season for the 'juniors'! If you wish to play in Winter League mark yes by your name on the list in Clubhouse.

Thurs 20/8/15

Yesterday, Wednesday, saw our ladies lose away to Westmanstown. Today, Thursday, our Vets 1 team also lost away to Leinster but our Vets 3 team beat Westmanstown at home, well done to them.

Mon 17/8/15

Tonight our Div 4 team lost away to Shankill but our Div 5 team won at home to Bank of Ireland.

Sun 16/8/15 II

Well Folks, its CONGRATULATIONS all round, Our Div 2 team got to the FINAL of the Crumlin Cup and our Div 3 team got to the FINAL of the O`Dea Cup. A GREAT ACHIEVEMENT FOR A SMALL CLUB - WELL DONE ALL.

Sun 16/8/15

Yesterday we had 2 great home wins. Our Div. 2 team beat Skerries and our Div 3 team beat Crumlin. Very well done to both teams.

On Monday our Div 4 team are away to Shankill at 6 o'clock and our Div 5 team play their last home game of the season against Bank of Ireland also at 6 o'clock. The very best of luck to both teams.

Fri 14/8/15

Folks, we have a busy weekend for Bray Bowling Club. Tomorrow (Sat 15/8/15 ) in the morning at 10.30 we have our Div 3 team playing Crumlin at home and at 2.30 our Div 2 team play Skerries at home. On SUNDAY IT'S CUP DAY. Our Div 3 team play St. Michaels from Cork in the O`DEA Cup Semi Final at neutral Leinster`s Ground in Rathmines at 1.00. Later in the afternoon our Div 2 team play Westmanstown in the Crumlin Cup Semi Final at St. James Gate Ground in Crumlin. WE WISH BOTH TEAMS THE VERY BEST OF LUCK. Also we host a match at home on Sunday when Aer Lingus play Blackrock in the other Semi Final of the O`DEA CUP at 2.30. The best of LUCK to both Teams.

Thur 13/8/15

Bray Vets Div 3 lost away to Blackrock. Vets Div 1 not in action.

Tue 11/8/15

Last night our Div 4 team had a good home win over Westmanstown, well done to them. Our Div 5 team played CYM away but lost to them, hard luck there. Note: no ladies match tomorrow (Wed). .

Mon 10/8/15

Today our Div 4 team are at home to Westmanstown and our Div 5 team are away to CYM in Terenure with starting times of 6.00. if you're in Bray, why not come on down and see how the game is played.

Sat 8/8/15 III

Tomorrow is BBQ DAY and BOWLS. We welcome ALL our Members there, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS. The day will start with a game of bowls and here we welcome our friends from Aughrim. If you don't understand the game, come on down and all will be explained. Its all a great day of fun and all are welcome.

Sat 8/8/15 II

Today our Div 2 team travelled to Shankill but lost there, well done to Shankill. On a better note, our Div 3 team won their match at home to CYM, well done to them.

Sat 8/8/15

Today our Div 2 team are playing at neighbouring Shankill at 2.00. Our Div 3 team are playing CYM from Terenure at home with a 2.30 start. We wish both teams the very best of luck.

Thurs 6/8/15

Today our Vets Div. 1 team traveled to Crumlin and had a great win there. Tthat keeps them at the top of the table with 2 matches to go, well done to them. Our Div 3 Vets had a home win over Shankill, well done to them.

Wed 5/8/15

Our Ladies traveled to Blackrock today and lost out to a good Blackrock team, hard luck to them. Tomorrow (Thurs) our Vets Div 1 team travel to Crumlin and our Vets Div 3 are at home to Shankill. Both games start at 11 o'c.

Tue 4/8/15 II

Tonight our Div 4 and Div 5 teams both lost, hard luck to them. Our Ladies team travel to play Blackrock tomorrow Wednesday and we wish them the very best of luck.

Tue 4/8/15

The bowling league starts back today after a week's break. Our Div. 4 team are away to CYM and our Div. 5 team are away to Railway Union. We wish both teams the very best of luck.

Sun 2/8/15

Congratulations to David Kenny on winning the Marper Cup (mens singles). From ALL at Bray Bowling Club, WELL DONE AGAIN.

Sat 25/7/15 II

Today our Div. 2 team had a good win over Herbert Park so well done to them. Our Div 3 team lost out to Clontarf and hard luck to them.

Sat 25/7/15

Today our Div 2 team is at home to Herbert Park and our Div 3 team is away to Clontarf. Starting time for each match is 2.30 and we wish both teams the very best of luck.

Thurs 23/7/15

We had two good wins today. In the Vets League our Div 1 had a win over Westmanstown and our Div 3 had a win over Greystones. WELL DONE TO ALL.

Wed 22/7/15 II

Our Ladies Team had a great home win today over Herbert Park - WELL DONE TO THEM.

Wed 22/7/15

Today our Ladies Team play Herbert Park at home with a starting time of 2.30 and we wish both teams the very best of luck.

Mon 20/7/15

Tonight our Div.4 Team had a good win at home over Leinster - well done to them. Our Div 5 Team lost to Westmanstown though still winning two of the three rinks - hard luck to them.

Sat 18/7/15

There was good news all round today. Our Div 2 team had a great win away to CYM of Terenure and our Div 3 team had a great win at home to Blackrock. Well Done To ALL.

Wed 15/7/15 II

This afternoon our Ladies team had hard luck against Shankill and our Div 5 team had a good win against Kenilworth.

Wed 15/7/15

Today our Ladies Team play away to Shankill at 2.30 and our Div 5 team play Kenilworth (postponed from 6/7/15 ) at home tonight at 6.30. The very best to both teams.

Mon 13/7/15 II

Another great win tonight for our Div 4 team, well done to them.

Mon 13/7/15

Tonight our Div 4 team play Greenhills at home. Why not come down, game starts at 6.30.

Mens club competition draws updated - see upper right menu.

Sat 11/7/15

Two great wins today: our Div 2 team beating Westmanstown and our Div 3 team winning away to Aer Lingus. A BIG CONGRATS to both as they lead in their Leagues.

Fri 10/7/15

Tomorrow Saturday our Div 2 team are playing at home to Westmanstown at 2.30 and our Div 3 team are away to Aer Lingus. We wish them all the best.

Thur 9/7/15 II

Our ladies team had a great win over CYM. from Terenure yesterday (wed 8/7/15). Well done to them.

Thur 9/7/15

Our Vets teams played this morning. Div 1 had a good win over Dun Laoghaire and our Div.3 team lost to Dun Laoghaire at home - hard luck to them.

Our ladies team had a great win over CYM. from Terenure yesterday (wed 8/7/15). Well done to them.

Mon 6/7/15 II

Tonight our Div 4 team had a good win over Blackrock - well done to them. Our Div 5 match was cancelled.

Mon 6/7/15

Tonight we have 2 matches: our Div 5 team are playing at home to Kenilworth and our Div 4 team are away to Blackrock (this match being played at Dun Laoghaire bowling club). The very best to both teams.

Yesterday (Sunday) our ladies team had a great win over Kenilworth in the Open Challenge Cup. WELL DONE LADIES, GREAT WIN.

Sat 4/7/15 II

Both teams did well today, Div 2 winning at home to St. James Gate and our Div 3 team winning away to Leinster. VERY WELL DONE.

Tomorrow our Ladies Team are playing in the OPEN CHALLENGE CUP quarter finals AT HOME to Kenilworth from Rathmines, starting time 2.30. VERY BEST OF LUCK TO THEM.

Sat 4/7/15

Today we have 2 teams playing: our Div. 2 team are at home to St. James Gate starting at 2.30 and our Div.3 are playing away to Leinster in Rathmines, also at 2.30. The very best to both teams.

Thur 2/7/15

Today we had 2 good wins for our Vets. Our Div 1 had a win over Meath and our Div 3 had a win over Greenhills. Well done to all.

Wed 1/7/15

Hi all, our Ladies Team played today and unfortunately lost to Dun Laoghaire, hard luck to them.

Tomorrow is vets day and our vets 1 are playing at home to Meath and our vets 3 team are also at home, playing Greenhills from Walkinstown. Both teams start at 11oc, best of luck to all.

Mon 29/6/15

Our Div.4 team had a good win tonight over Sportslink from Dublin and our Div 5 team unfortunately lost to Crumlin in Crumlin.

Sat 27/6/15

Two Great wins today! .This morning we had Div 3 playing against Westmanstown and winning 7 pts to 0 and this afternoon our Div 2 team winning 6 pts to 1 against Ierne. Well done to all.

Fri 26/6/15

Tomorrow Saturday 27/6/15 we have 2 teams playing at home. At 10.30 in the morning we have Div 3 playing Westmanstown and at 2.30 in the afternoon our Div 2 team play Ierne. if you're down around that way, drop in, take a seat and enjoy the game.

Thurs 25/6/15

Today we had our vets' day and our div 1 team played away to St. James Gate and had a good win, winning 4 1/2 pts to 1/2 pt. Our div 3 vets went down 5 pts to 0 away to Ierne, hard luck to them.

Wed 24/6/15

Well folks, we had some good news and some bad news tonight. The bad news was our Ladies lost to Leinster going down 6 pts to 1 but i know they will bounce back again next week. In our other match mens div 3 were playing Westmanstown in the 1/4 finals of the O`DEA CUP and YES they Won and got into the semi finals. WELL DONE TO ALL CONCERNED

Wed 24/6/15

Last Monday our div 4 team traveled to Greystones but lost by 5 pts to 1. Our div 5 had a good win over St. James Gate @ home, winning 5 1/2 pts to 1/.2 Well done to them. Last night Tuesday 23/6/15 our div 2 team travelled to Greystones and had a great win there, winning 5 1/2pts to 1 1/2 pts. Well done to them. Today our Ladies team play away to Leinster in Rathmines and our div 3 team are playing away to Westmanstown in the O `DEA CUP to night. We wish both the very best of luck

Sun 21/6/15

Bray had a great win today against CYM from Terenure in the Crumlin Cup and now await the outcome of the match between Westmanstown and Shankill for the Semi-Final Place.

Sun 21/6/15

Hi all, Bray are playing CYM from Terenure in the Crumlin cup @ 2.30 today Sunday 21/6/15 in Failte Park. Why not come on down and give your support. We're always looking for new Members and remember it's a game for all, from your summer years to your winter years.



The club is now open all year round with our all weather facility and new members are very welcome.

We cater for beginners or more experienced bowlers and all ages and abilities young and old are welcome. Lawn bowls is a competitive sport. It is an enjoyable team or singles sport and a great way of enjoying the company of others. Most of our members play / played other contact sports such as soccer, gaelic football, hurling, tennis, golf etc before taking up bowls and our members are aged from their late teens to late eighties. Bowls is a sport for all people. The club has both Ladies and Men's Sections and caters for bowlers of all ages and abilities both young and old.

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