Stevie is delighted with the runners-up shield

Taking part in the match between Hilden B and Ards B, at Hilden Bowling Club. US1537-563cd  Picture: Cliff Donaldson
Taking part in the match between Hilden B and Ards B, at Hilden Bowling Club. US1537-563cd Picture: Cliff Donaldson

Well known local bowler, Stevie Mulholland, who plays for St Joseph’s in the Lisburn League was delighted with his runner-up Shield and certificate in the Shield competition at the Short Mat Players’ Tour Irish Open in the Watson Stadium.

Even Frank Cunningham, from Rock, who won an all-Lisburn final 12-6 could not have been more delighted with his own success, when Stevie, a well-known figure in Lisburn bowls, celebrated his achievement.

A good performance by both Lisburn players in the prestigious event. Cunningham had earlier beaten J. Robinson 9-8 and Mulholland won 9-3 against C. McCrossan.

First round byes for Lisburn

Lisburn men’s and ladies teams have both received byes in the first round of the Inter Zone Competitions, due to be played on Saturday, October 24.

The men have been drawn at home in the second round, but it is a tough assignment when they face Northern on Saturday, November 28.

Next up would be a trip to either Mid Down or Monaghan, depending on the winners or losers of the ties. This would be played on Saturday, January 9.

On Saturday, December 5 the local ladies face strong opponents in the form of North West at home and again depending on the outcome of the two ties Lisburn face a lengthy trip to Foyle or an even more arduous journey to Cork on Saturday, January 16.

Jethro League has started

The Jethro League in Lurgan has started for the new season with several local rinks involved.

Morning section: G. Richardson 8, J. Taylor 15; A. Thompson 13, C. Maguire 17; R. Neely 13, T. McCartan 8; W. Clinghan 6, A. Mulligan 19; R. Hunter 17, W. Cairns 8; A. Magee 21, M. Milligan 4.

Afternoon section: N. Orr 17, B. Boness 4; S. Irwin 10, J. Mackle 17; G. Devlin 4, S. White 21; N. Garvey 13.5, G. Bell 8; N. Conlon 8, L. Magennis 14; S. Garvey 12, N. Martin 16.

WEEK 2 FIXTURES: Morning: A. Magee v J. Taylor, M. Milligan v R. Hunter, W. Cairns v W. Clinghan, A. Mulligan v R. Neely, T. McCartan v A. Thompson, C. Maguire v G. Richardson.

Afternoon: S. Garvey v B. Boness, W. Martin v N. Conlon, L. Magennis v N. Garvey, G. Bell v G. Devlin, S. White v S. Irwin, J. Mackle v N. Orr.

Some local dates

Some local dates to note down in your diary.

Tuesday, October 20, Zone competition, mixed pairs at Derriaghy and Friday, October 23 at Anahilt Presbyterian.

Friday, October 30 to Monday, November 16, Lisburn heats of the National Championships at various venues.

Monday, December 21 to Friday, January 1, Christmas break in the League.

Thursday, January 7, Zone competition, mixed triples at Aghagallon and Friday, January 8 at St Colman’s Dunmurry.

Thursday, January 14, Zone competition, mixed fours at the Rock and Friday, January 29 at Annahilt Parish.

Thursday, February 4, Zone competition, singles, at Sloan Street and Friday, February 5 at Soldierstown.

Monday, February 15 to Friday, February 19, no scheduled League matches. Can be used for Lisburn Zone charity matches and postponed matches.

Tuesday, March 1, finals of Lisburn Zone competition at Priesthill.

Tuesday, March 8, final of Lisburn Zone Charity Cup/Rosebowl at St Paul’s

Friday, March 11, final of Lisburn Zone Charity Cup/Rosebowl at Eglantine.

Friday, March 18, League dinner and Prizegiving.

No easy start for


No one can claim that Annahilt Parish had an easy start following their promotion from Section B last season in the Roy Kennedy Fuels Lisburn Indoor Bowling League.

They start during the past week at home to Soldierstown and it gets no better when they travel to Ballinderry during the coming week.

Aghagallon’s relegation to Section C sets up that much awaited battle with St Clare’s again.

Next week’s matches

Matches in the Roy Kennedy Fuels Lisburn Indoor Bowling League for week commencing Monday, October 5.

SECTION A: Tuesday, St Paul’s v Priesthill; Wednesday, Ballinderry v Annahilt Parish, Eglantine v St Mark’s, Soldierstown v Hillsborough Social. Bye, Killaney.

SECTION B: Monday, Lambeg Parish v Pond Park; Tuesday, Derriaghy v Sloan Street; Wednesday, Seymour Hill v Hilden; Thursday, Rock v Broomhedge. Bye, St Joseph’s.

SECTION C: Tuesday, St Columba’s v Royal British Legion; Thursday, Aghagallon v St Clare’s, St Colman’s Lambeg v Derryvolgie; Friday, St Colman’s Dunmurry v Suffolk. Bye, Lisburn Masonic.