Hillsborough Social got off to a good start when the opening games in Section A of the Roy Kennedy Fuels Lisburn Bowling League were played.
They were comfortable winners by 17 shots at home to Killaney and took all seven points, while champions, Ballinderry, slipped up, just a little, by dropping half-a-point in a 24 shots win away to St Mark’s.
Richard McCaw shared the spoils with Eddie Marsden.
The other promoted team, Annahilt Parish, gained 1.5 points at home to Soldierstown.
Hillsborough Social 37 (7) Killaney 20 (0)
V. McCarthy, G. Ervine, J. Newell, R. Sloan 15, G. Dobbin, P. Gregg, A. Patterson, E. Patterson 6; J. Edens, T. Haire, K. Trainor, M. Trainor, 6, J. Gregg, J. Copes, A. Johnston, G. McMullan 5; T. Heasley, A. Riley, N. Haire, M. Beattie 8, S. McAllister, I. Johnston, J. Campbell, M. Foreman 4; G. Riley, D. Verner, N. Shaw, N. D. Haire 8, R. Mills, R. Wylie, D. Mills, G. Christie 5.
St Mark’s 20 (0.5)
Ballinderry 44 (6.5)
L. McDowell, J. Ellison, N. Martin, R. McCaw 8, J. Marsden, L. Graham, R. Gourley, E. Marsden 8; C. Walker, L. Scott, A. Walker, V. Wigton 1, E. Marsden, S. Law, D. Peden, P. Reid 13; I. Moore, S. McDowell, S. Barclay, D. Moore 8, S. Marsden, J. McKinstry, N. Marsden, R. Stubbs 12; C. Barclay, S. Dugan, K. McCullough, K. Ellison 3, R. McKinstry, D. Brownlie, K. Morrison, G. Stubbs 11.
Annahilt Parish 23 (1.5) Soldierstown 36 (5.5)
I. Harrison, C. Magee, L. Wilson, D. Kane 4, C. Haughey, R. Perry, D. Johnston, J. Mackey 13; B. Harrison, N. Elwood, A. Lyons, R. Maitland 7, J. McCord, A. Bell, James Johnston, Jim Johnston 4; B. Payne, N. Mawhinney, J. Magee, W. Cairns 4, J. Lavery, G. Murray, C. McCord, M. McDonald 11; E. Mawhinney, O. Callaghan, P. Halliday, W. Hunter 8, J. McLorn, R. Martin, J. Dunlop, D. McLorn 8.
St Joseph’s squeeze home by a shot at Pond Park
A ten shots win for Hugh Lundy was largely responsible for giving St Joseph’s a one shot win and five points away to Pond Park in Section B of the Roy Kennedy Fuels Lisburn Indoor Bowling League.
Lundy’s win enabled the visitors to lead by 11 shots at the break, but John Green came back with a seven shots success and Pond Park hit back only to fail by the narrowest of margins.
Broomhedge took all seven points at home to Lambeg Parish.
Pond Park 29 (2)
St Joseph’s 30 (5)
J. Campbell, J. Tinsley, B. Park, D. Taylor 6, T. Law, S. Duffy, A. Laverty, H. Lundy 16; M. McCandless, N. Park, D. Hutchinson, V. McCourt 5, B. O’Rourke, M. McGuile, T. Mallon, D. Magennis 6; S. Russell, I. Harbinson, M. Stevenson, J. Green 11, T. Wilkinson, B. McGurnaghan, B. Magennis, C. Mulholland 4; M. Wilson, J. Taylor, A. Brown, H. McCourt 7, G. Laverty, M. Furey, A. O’Rourke, S. Mulholland 4.
Broomhedge 38 (7)
Lambeg Parish 22 (0)
S. Wilson, J. Waddell, H. Wilson, B. Briggs 9, A. Jennings, M. McClune, E. Rice, C. Kirkwood 5; V. Thompson, G. Martin, R. Best, T. Dougherty 12, L. Gilbert, K. McClune, M. Smyth, R. Campbell 6; R. Tougher, D. Gray, J. Thompson, B. Hobson 7, M. Walker, M. Finn, M. Kerr, M. Kirkwood 6; T. Parkinson, T. Leathem, L. Garrett, J. Gray 10, L. McDougall, J. Kerr, B. Bloomfield, S. Belshaw 5.
Haire brothers fall at semi-final stage
Nathan and Nick Haire bowed out of the IIBA Masters Pairs at the semi-final stage in a high-class field.
The Hillsborough Social bowlers won their way through the sections stage and went on to win 11-4 in the first round of the knock-out stage.
In the quarter finals they beat Sayers/McWhirter 11-2, but the semi-finals proved to be a step too far when they lost 4-8 to the eventual winners Gerry McCabe/Dairmuid McMahon, Carrickmacross.
A top class performance though in a strong field.
Lisburn Zone mixed pairs competition will be played at Derriaghy on Tuesday, October 20 and at Anahilt Presbyterian on Friday, October 23.
Billy narrowly beats Wesley
Two local rinks met when the Jethro Lurgan Rinks League continued last week.
Billy Clinghan had a narrow two shots win over Wesley Cairns and in another local game Stephen Irwin beat Sadie White 11-8.
Morning section: A. Magee 8, J. Taylor 9; A. Milligan 8, R. Hunter 18; W. Cairns 13, W. Clinghan 15; A. Mulligan 17, R. Neely 12; T. McCartan 23, A. Thompson 4; C. Maguire 13, G. Richardson 13.
Afternoon section: S. Garvey 19, B. Boness 5; W. Martin 19, N. Conlon 6; L. Magennis 14, N. Garvey 20; G. Bell 21, G. Devlin 7; S. White 8, S. Irwin 11; J. Mackle 11, N. Orr 17.
Next week’s fixtures
Roy Kennedy Fuels Lisburn Indoor Bowling League fixtures for week commencing Monday, October 12.
SECTION A: Tuesday, St Mark’s v Annahilt Parish, St Paul’s v Killaney, Priesthill v Soldierstown; Wednesday, Ballinderry v Eglantine.
SECTION B: Tuesday, Derriaghy v St Joseph’s; Thursday, Hilden v Broomhedge, Rock v Seymour Hill, Sloan Street v Lambeg Parish.
SECTION C: Monday, Royal British Legion v St Colman’s Dunmurry; Tuesday, St Columba’s v Lisburn Masonic; Wednesday, St Clare’s v St Colman’s Lambeg; Thursday, Derryvolgie v Aghagallon.