Ken unfurls the NIBA flag at Lisnagarvey for the first time

Lisburn Mayor Thomas Beckett with William Barron, outgoing president of the NI Bowling Association, and Ken Armstrong, from Lisnagarvey Bowling Club, the new president of the NIBA. Mr Armstrong is the first member of Lisnagarvey to be appointed NIBA president in the club's 59 year history. US1516-503cd  Picture: Cliff Donaldson
Lisburn Mayor Thomas Beckett with William Barron, outgoing president of the NI Bowling Association, and Ken Armstrong, from Lisnagarvey Bowling Club, the new president of the NIBA. Mr Armstrong is the first member of Lisnagarvey to be appointed NIBA president in the club's 59 year history. US1516-503cd Picture: Cliff Donaldson

The Northern Ireland Bowling Association flag was unfurled at a special ceremony on Friday night at the Warren Gardens green.

It is the first time ever that the flag will be flying at Lisnagarvey as no one in the past accepted the invitation to become president of the Association.

Ken Armstrong has put that ommision right and he will be NIBA president for the coming season.

It will be with pride that Garvey at last fly their Association flag throughout the season.

The club was formed on October 3, 1956, so it has been a long wait for this special occasion.

Ken Armstrong, of course, unfurled the flag, watched by the Mayor of Lisburn and Castlereagh, Thomas Beckett, and Lisnagarvey president, Ivan Craig.

Among the other special guests were IBA president, Robert Madden; NI Provincial Association president, Noel Linton; NI Private Greens president, David McCloy and Bowling League of Ireland vice-president, John Leonard.

A match was played after the ceremony and guests treated to a meal by the club.

roy kennedy fuels league official elected

Next season’s Roy Kennedy Fuels Indoor Bowling League officials have been elected at the annual meeting.

They are chairperson, Gary Laverty, St Joseph’s; vice-chairperson, John Burns, St Colman’s Lambeg; Tom Haire, Hillsborough Social; Patricia Halliday, (Treasurer), Annahilt Parish; Ruth Neely (Secretary), Eglantine; Sam Bates, Eglantine; John Mackey, Soldierstown; Mary Croot, Priesthill; Denis Croot, Priesthill; Lesley-Ann Foote, British Legion.