Wins all round for Dungannon bowlers

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

DUNGANNON'S senior team notched up a thumping victory in the first round of the Intermediate Cup, comfortably seeing off the challenge of Bangor sde Bets on Saturday.


On rink one, G Fletcher, J Haydock, J O'Neill and skip A Rafferty played the Bets rink skipped by A Neill.

The clash started evenly at 7-7 after seven ends but Dungannon took total control from there on, leading 18-8 after 14 ends and after the 21 ends they had earned an emphatic 37-9 win.

F Kelly, B Wilson, J Shaw and skip S Scott were in action for Dungannon on rink two, taking on the Bets rink skipped by J Hagans.

Dungannon got off to a flying start, leading 11-2 after seven ends.

The gap was narrowed after 14 ends to five shots at 13-8 and Bets notched up nine shots to Dungannon's four in the last seven ends to tie the game at 17 all.

On rink three for Dungannon were C Nelson, N Burrows, D Wright and skip B Cardwell, who took on C O'Neill's Bets rink.

This was another emphatic victory for Dungannon and they were in command from the early exchanges, leading 14-1 after seven ends.

That gap was extended to 19 shots at 24-5 after 14 ends and Dungannon added nine further shots with no reply in the last seven ends to romp home 33-5.

The final rink saw I Scott, W McCurdy, T Stinson and skip A Hardy face off with W Fox's rink.

Again Dungannon got off to a good start, going 10-3 up after seven ends, that lead stretching to 20-9 after 14 ends.

Dungannon went up another gear in the closing stages to pick up a 28-11 win.

The Tyrone men will now travel to take on Rathfriland in round two.

Next up for the senior side are matches against Sydenham on Tuesday and Wednesday, one in the league and the other in the cup.

Congratulations to Andy Hardy on winning this week's bonus ball, number 24.


Mid-Ulster League

DUNGANNON'S Mid-Ulster League side travelled to play Lurgan on Thursday night past.

Lurgan...53 (1)
Dungannon...59 (6)

On rink one, C Lyden, A Rankin, D Wright and skip B Cardwell played the rink of C Maguire.

Dungannon played well throughout and after nine ends they were 12-5 up, going on to win 29-11 after the 18 ends.

The Dungannon quartet on rink two were T Swann, B Wilkinson, M McKenna and skip J Shaw, playing P Dew's rink.

Lurgan led 13-11 after nine ends but Dungannon fought back well to win 22-18 after the 18 ends.

G Whelan, N Burrows, H Dunbar and skip J Millar took on the Lurgan rink skipped by M Parr.

The home rink taught Dungannon a lesson, winning 24-8.

Next on the agenda for the Mid-Ulster League team is a clash at home to Killylea.


Border League

THE Border League team travelled to Enniskillen in the first leg of their Border Shield tie and racked up a 10 shot lead for the return fixture, which was to be played last night (Monday).


Rink one for Dungannon consisted of G Whelan, W McCurdy, N Burrows and skip J Millar, who played the rink of J Morris.

The Dungannon rink got off to a great start, leading 11-3 after eight ends, before going on to win 16-9 after the 15 ends.

On rink two for Dungannon were F Kelly, W Wilkinson, M McKenna and skip A Rafferty, who took on the Enniskillen rink skipped by M Brown.

Dungannon edged the clash throughout and, having led 7-4 after eight ends, went on to win 18-11 over the 15 ends.

G Fletcher, C Lyden, J Haydock and skip A Hardy played the Enniskillen quartet skipped by W Crawford on rink three.

While Dungannon started well, they led 10-7 after eight ends but Enniskillen came storming back to win 18-13 over the 15 ends.

The final rink saw C Brown, C Nelson, J Shaw and skip T Stinson play J Brown's rink.

After eight ends, the Dungannon rink had crept ahead at 9-7 and the gap was still narrower come the conclusion of the 15 ends, but the Tyrone men held on for a 14-13 triumph as Dungannon carried a fairly pleasing advantage into the second leg.


Green condition concerns

The members of Dungannon Bowling Club have said they would like to apologise to Bets Bowling Club for the state of the green on Saturday past.

Dungannon Bowling Club is asking Mid-Ulster District Council, which is responsible for the upkeep of the green, to send a delegation to look at the greens elsewhere, including in Banbridge and Lurgan, and take note.


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