Battle at the bottom of Section A hots up

Taking part in the match between St Paul's and Priesthill. US1501-532cd  Picture: Cliff Donaldson
Taking part in the match between St Paul's and Priesthill. US1501-532cd Picture: Cliff Donaldson

Section A

The battle at the bottom of Section A of the Roy Kennedy Fuels Indoor Bowling League is hotting up following the first two weeks of the New Year.

Derriaghy have been drawn into the equation following two defeats, one against Hillsborough Social and the other to relegation rivals, Hilden, who also beat Killaney.

St Paul’s got a second successive win when beating Eglantine, who have also won one of their two matches.

These results could also draw others into the fight.

Hilden 35 (5)

Derriaghy 32 (2)

A. Harron, J. Jordan, D. Harron, C. Montgomery 4, S. Arkison, C. Agnew, R. Hamilton, R. Walker 12; J. Harron, R. Montgomery, J. Montgomery, H. McMullan 5, D. Gill, S. Williamson, K. Johnston, M. Fell 7; D. Miskelly, L. Finlay, J. Freeborn, C. McConnell 14, M. Pollock, N. Agnew, T. Rolston, C. Ross 6; H. Murray, A. Carlisle, D. Sloan, J. McMullan 12, A. Marks, S. Leathem, T. Belshaw, T. Gill 7.

Killaney 25 (1.5)

Hilden 36 (5.5)

S. McAllister, P. Gregg, M. Foreman, R. Copes 2, A. Harron, J. Jordan, J. Freeborn, D. Harron 8; A. Johnston, A. Patterson, J. Copes, E. Patterson 9, D. Miskelly, A. Miskelly, L. Finlay, C. McConnell 9; R. Mills, R. Wylie, D. Mills, G. Christie 10, J. Pink, R. Montgomery, J. Montgomery, H. McMullan 6; J. Gregg, I. Johnston, J. Campbell, G. McMullan 4, H. Murray, A. Carlisle, D. Sloan, J. McMullan 13.

St Paul’s 45 (7)

Eglantine 22 (0)

A. Allen, F. Walsh, M. Holmes, J. Harvey 14, D. Kerr, C. Morrison, V. Bryans, G. McLernon5; J. Maze, R. Topping, T. McCrory, J. Chapman 10, A. Liggett, S. Heasley, S. Bates, J. McCandless 8; J. Cunningham, B. Maguire, K. Burns, B. Kerr 10, A. Farr, D. Ford, M. McLernon, M. McQuillan 4; B. Braithwaite, B. Allen, G. Megarry, P. Hughes 11, M. McQuillan, C. Campbell, J. Liggett, J. Pedan 5.

Derriaghy 22 (1) Hillsborough Social 40 (6)

S. Arkison, C. Agnew, R. Hamilton, R. Walker 5, T. Haire, V. McCarthy, A. Riley, R. Sloan 6; A. Marks, S. Leathem, J. Belshaw, T. Gill 3, E. Watters, N. Shaw, K. Trainor, N. D. Haire 14; M. Pollock, N. Agnew, T. McCallum, C. Ross 10, G. Riley, T. Heasley, D. Verner, N. Haire 6; D. Gill, S. Williamson, K. Johnston, M. Fell 4, G. Ervine, B. Clinghan, D. Boal, M. Beattie 14.

Section B

St Mark’s take six at Sloan Street

Sloan Street 28 (1) St Mark’s 32 (6)

St Mark’s took six points from a four shots win away to Sloan Street in Section B of the Roy Kennedy Fuels Indoor Bowling League.

By six ends A. Loughlin was 6-0 ahead and after David Moore lifted a three Sloan Street finished with two, one to win by six shots.

After lifting four at the fifth Viv Wigton led 7-1 and after Stephen Irwin lifted three singles St Mark’s finished with a single to win by four shots.

Two fours and a three helped Richard McCaw to a 12-1 lead at the fifth and though Ken Armstrong won the remaining ends Sloan Street lost by five shots.

A four at the fifth gave Karen Ellison a 6-2 lead and after Thelma Irwin lifted a three St Mark’s came back with a three. Sloan Street finished with two, one but still lost by a shot.

D. Miskimmon, J. McIntyre, J. Shannon, A. Loughlin 9, I. Moore, S. McDowell, S. Barclay, D. Moore 3; H. Megrath, W. Irwin, C. Aicken, S. Irwin 4, C. Walker, C. Barclay, N. Martin, V. Wigton 8; A. Smyth, D. Kirkwood, J. Short, K. Armstrong 7, L. Scott, J. Ellison, K. McCullough, R. McCaw 12; J. Bell, A. Hanna, T. Beck, T. Irwin 8, L. McDowell, S. Dugan, A. Walker, K. Ellison 9.

Aghagallon 31 (2)

St Joseph’s 32 (5)

K. Russell, G. Mellan, U. Corey, M. Corey 6, G. Magennis, M. Furey, A. O’Rourke, D. Magennis 12; B. Clenaghan, A. Clenaghan, J. Connolly, C. Connolly 13, A. Catney, B. O’Rourke, T. Mallon, S. Mulholland 2; B. Brown, A. Tallon, G. Little, E. Hamill 8, S. Duffy, M. McGuile, B. Magennis, H. Lundy 6; M. Fitzpatrick, B. Clenaghan, S. Hannon, G. Tallon 4, T. Wilkinson, B. McGurnaghan, B. McFall, C. Mulholland 12.

Annahilt Parish 52 (6.5) St Colman’s Lambeg 18 (0.5)

B. Harrison, I. Harrison, D. Kane, R. Maitland 18, E. Rodgers, P. McCallion, P. Brady, F. Agnew 5; J. Willis, B. Payne, A. Lyons, R. Jess 9, R. O’Carroll, J. McCallion, P. Rea, G. McWilliams 9; N. McCambley, J. Cairns, W. Cairns, T. Hill 14, J. Donnelly, John Burns, S. Templeton, James Burns 2; N. Elwood, O. Callaghan, P. Halliday, W. Hunter 11, J. Hughes, M. Quigley, P. Robinson, L. Long 2.

Section C

St Columba’s shock

Legion

St Columba’s provided a shock when they beat Royal British Legion by five shots in Section C of the Roy Kennedy Fuels Indoor Bowling League.

St Columba’s 44 (5) Royal British Legion 39 (2)

J. Moore, N. Patterson, D. Smith, I. Scott 10, E. Ling, S. Taggart, A. Williamson, M. Campbell 15; G. Heatherington, P. O’Hara, T. Smith, D. Henry 13, T. Ling, R. Halley, G. Stewart, B. Spence 6; J. Henry, A. Shirlow, K. McCully, B. Campbell 15, H. Williamson, G. Kirk, B. Hutchinson, J. Fawcus 7; K. Whittington, D. Easton, J. McCallister, C. Martin 6, L. A. Foote, G. Stewart jnr, L. Foote, J. Spence 11.

Suffolk 35 (5)

St Columba’s 29 (2)

K. Harrison, J. McCann, E. Dunlop, S. Collins 4, G. Heatherington, A. O’Hara, T. Smith, D. Henry 8; T. McArdle, H. McKenna, R. Craig, M. Dunlop 7, K. Whittington, D. Easton, J. McCallister, C. Martin 4; J. Hewitt, N. Mallon, R. McCullough, R. Devine 5, J. Moore, N. Patterson, D. Smith, I. Scott 13; E. McCloskey, J. McAuley, M. Kavanagh, P. Gillen 19, J. Henry, A. Shirlow, K. McCully, B. Campbell 4.

Derryvolgie 32 (2)

Lisburn Masonic 40 (5)

J. McCartney, K. Quail, R. Hamilton, K. McCreight 14, S. Mawhinney, I. McCammon, M. Blair, B. Lemon 5; M. Hamilton, B. Quail, J. Reilly D. Parkes 4, A. Jennings, K. McCallum, J. Moore, J. Houston 12; B. Kane, Darren Parkes, S. Hamilton, R. Parkinson 8, J. Smyth, D. McPherson, J. Grant, W. Benson 18; J. Parkes, M. Atcheson, O. McAuley, B. McClarnon 6, M. McClean, M. Hanna, A. Spence, J. Kinkead 5.

Derryvolgie 25 (1) Broomhedge 35 (6)

J. McCartney, K. Quail, R. Hamilton, K. McCreiaght 3, S. Briggs, A. Briggs, H. Wilson, B. Briggs 11; M. Hamilton, B. Quail, J. Reilly, David Parkes 9, V. Thompson, J. Martin, T. Dougherty, D. Reddick 11; I. Kirkwood, S. Hamilton, Darren Parkes, R. Parkinson 9, J. Miller, T. Leathem, D. Gray, L. Garrett 4; June Parkes, B. Payne, O. McAuley, B. McClarnon 4, R. Tougher, R. Best, J. Thompson, B. Hobson 9.

Obituary

Harry worked tirelessly for three clubs

Harry Magihon, who died earlier this month, was a tireless worker at the three bowling clubs which he belonged to over the years.

He was treasurer at Finaghy Bowling Club, but his association here went much further. I know only too well the work he did in keeping the junior team at the club going in very difficult days.

Several Saturdays he came back to tell me the B team had a full complement after all and that was usually down to Harry’s hard work.

In the short mat game he was secretary at Derryvolgie and he brought several players to keep the club going through difficult times.

Harry was also a treasurer at the Dunmurry Presbyterian Club, who do not play in the League. Again he was a member who did a lot of work.

Unfortunately, Harry was unable to devote the full work to these clubs due to failing health, but he will be remembered for sterling dedication.

To his wife, Esme, and the family circle the bowlers in the local area extend their deepest sympathy.

Lisburn home to Donegal

Lisburn will hope to follow up their recent success in the IIBA Inter Zone Plate competition when they entertain Donegal at Eglantine Parish hall tomorrow (Saturday), 2pm.

The new look side gained experience when winning their first match and it is hoped a large crowd will again give them full support in a difficult game against Donegal.

Eglantine Open Pairs starting soon

The Eglantine Bowling Club Open Pairs Tournament for the Kelsie Memorial Cup will be played on four mats from Monday to Friday, February 9 till February 13.

The finals night will be Saturday, February 14.

The entry fee is £5 per pair and this must accompany entry form. The closing date for entries is Monday, February 2.

Entries to Ruth Neely, 10 Dagger Road, Lisburn BT28 2TJ. Telephone 92622086 or mobile 07889280090.

Directions for visiting bowlers: at the Sprucefield end of the A1 take the signpost for Lisburn Golf and Rugby Clubs, follow for approximately one mile. The road to the church hall is signposted on the left. Post code BT27 5RQ.

League Fixtures

Fixtures in the Roy Kennedy Fuels Indoor Bowling League for the week commencing Monday, January 26.

SECTION A: Monday, Hillsborough Social v St Paul’s; Tuesday, Killaney v Soldierstown; Thursday, Hilden v Ballinderry.

SECTION B: Monday, St Joseph’s v Rock; Wednesday, Annahilt Parish v Sloan Street, Seymour Hill v St Mark’s; Thursday, Aghagallon v Pond Park.

SECTION C: Monday, Broomhedge v Royal British Legion; Wednesday, Lambeg Parish v Lisburn Masonic; Thursday, Suffolk v St Clare’s, Derryvolgie v St Colman’s Dunmurry.