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Bray Bowling News 11/10/21

A very quiet week on the rink this week with the start of the Wednesday competition the highlight. There was some teething problems but they have been ironed out and all will run smoothly from now on. The squads for the forthcoming Winter League have been picked and are pinned up in the club. Both squads will have a practice session next Saturday at 11am which will give all players a chance to impress the selectors and stake a claim for inclusion for the first match. Finally we would like to wish Zak Martin bon voyage as he heads to Spain for a year and to say we will welcome him back with open arms.

Frank Devlin, hon.sec.

Bray Bowling News 4/10/21

After the excitement of the club finals last weekend the members adopted a more leisurely approach this week. The Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday rollups were well attended and it was great to see so many of the new faces down on the rink. Our two new recruitment signs are certainly paying dividends. As the leaves are falling and the temperatures are dropping members should note that the start time for daily play is being put back to 11am to allow for moisture to clear from the rink.

The two squads for the Winter League will be announced this week and details will be posted in the changing rooms. The league is scheduled to start on Saturday 30th October. This Wednesday also sees the start of the traditional red/black roll up which will continue until mid-December and will culminate with a social night the week before Christmas. We hope to hold an AGM in November and, as there will be a number of important positions to be filled, members are asked to consider letting their names go forward.

Frank Devlin, hon.sec.

Bray Bowling News 20/9/21

This week sees the finals of the various club competitions for 2021. However, pride of place must go to Betty Keogh and Breeda Keogh who travelled to Skerries last weekend for the concluding stages of the LBLI Covid Championships. Betty and Breeda entered the 2 Bowl Pairs and in the semi final against a powerhouse Leinster team the Bray ladies emerged victorious after playing an extra end after the match finished 16/16 at the end of the normal 18 ends. In the final against CYM the Bray pair really found their mojo and in a display for the ages won 20/2. Well done to both and also well done to Terri McKeon and Bernie Traccey who travelled to Skerries to support the girls and who kept the members back in Bray updated with their progress.

This weekend the club finals are set to take place. The action starts on Saturday 25th September at 12 noon with the Mixed Trips Final and the Men's 4 Bowl Pairs taking place. At 2pm the Men's 4 Bowl Handicap kicks off and at 3pm the Ladies 2 Bowl Singles between Terri McKeon and Marge O'Leary brings the day's proceedings to an end. On Sunday 26th September the action begins at 11 am with the Men's and Ladies 2 Bowl pairs. At 1.30pm the Men's 2 Bowl Singles between Patrick Brosnan and Peter Gough is on and this is followed at 3pm with the two blue riband finals the Ladies and Men's Championship finals. These see Terri McKeon locking horns with Betty Keogh and Eoghain Brady taking on Eamonn Kennedy in the battle of the bankers. All are welcome to attend what will be a great weekend of bowling.

Frank Devlin, hon.sec.

Bray Bowling News 12/9/21

Another exciting week on the rink where the club competitions are taking pride of place. The highlight of the week was a tremendous 2 Bowl Singles semi final between old football friends Niall Shelley and Peter Gough. This one went all the way with Peter claiming victory 21/20. He will now face Patrick Brosnan in the final. In the Mixed Triples the trio of Marcus Donohoe, Pam O'Leary and Will McKeon claimed victory over John Dunne, Patsy Campbell and Tiernan Kavanagh. Pam was outstanding on the day.

The roll ups continued as usual and once again newcomer Adrian Flaherty was in the money this week. Well done again Adrian. A note for the diaries now. - the traditional autumn Wednesday roll up starts up on 6th October and will continue until Wednesday 15th December. We have also seen a number of new faces down on the rink this week and we would ask all members to encourage them and take them under their wing. Remember they are the future. Next week will be busy as all semi finals have to be completed by 19th September. The organising committee will publish the schedule for finals weekend after all the semi finals have been completed.

Frank Devlin, hon.sec.

5/9/21: Bray Bowling News

Bray Bowling Club is back in to the swing of things following a long shut down due to the Corona Virus. With the railings surrounding the grounds freshly painted and the hedges all pruned back thus allowing members of the public a clear view of the proceedings and our two new signs seeking new members taking pride of place the members are delighted to be back bowling. The club championships are reaching the business end and all competitions are at the semi final stage. The finals are scheduled for the weekend of 25/26 September and will be fully reported on. In the meantime the club has entered two teams into the forthcoming All Weather Bowling League which is due to start in October and all are looking forward to the resumption of competitive bowling. In a novel roll up competition held last Saturday where points were awarded for the bowl touching the jack and points awarded for the three bowls closest to the jack victory went to the Eoghain Brady led team where newcomer Adrian Flaherty had a game to remember. Another newcomer John Gilliland also did well on the day. Thanks to Pat Crinnion for coming up with the concept and for his patience on the day. The fun will continue for the next two Saturdays.

Frank Devlin, hon.sec.

25/8/21: Bray Cup Final Photos

With the pandemic still ongoing Bray held their own internal cup. In the final, Marcus Donohoe's team triumphed over the John Cheevers-led opposition. Some images of the match can be viewed here.

27/7/21: Baird Cup (Round 2) Photos

In the second round of the BLI senior trips (Baird) cup on a hot morning in Failte Park, Bray's John Cheevers' and his team (Niall Shelley, Peter Gough) defeated a useful Railway Union trio (Adam Kells, Ciaran Carrick, Derek Kells) 18-13. Some images of the match can be viewed here.

4/7/21: Baird Cup Photos

Recently a Bray team captained by John Cheevers took on an outfit from Ierne in the BLI senior trips (Baird) cup in Failte Park. While the home side raced into a healthy lead the visitors never gave up and were able to stage a late rally. It finished 22-16 to Bray. Some images of the match are here. There's also some shots of a roll-up that took place at the same time.

25/6/21: Today FM Podcast

Sean Keegan of Crumlin BC introduces bowling on Today FM.

 

23/6/21: Awakening from Lockdown

Our latest Youtube video: Awakening from Lockdown.

 

12/6/21: Roddy O'Leary's Image Archive

Our BLI rep, Roddy O'Leary, was quite active on the camera down through the years and the best of his photos are now on our website. Quite a bit of help was needed to put names to the faces with Fran Neilson being outstanding in this regard. She was ably assisted by Roddy & Pam O'Leary, Phyllis Brett, Eddie O'Sullivan and Richard Neilson. Patrick Brosnan handled the technological side of things. Thanks to all for their efforts. Roddy's images can be found here.

 

26/5/21: New Sign

Club welcome sign.

Bray's new club sign is thanks to the hard work of Marcus Donohoe, Owen Byrne, Tiernan Kavanagh and Chris Fitzgerald. We always welcome new members.

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