Sports

South Tyrone bowl over Mid Down

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

SOUTH Tyrone ladies zone team met Mid-Down on Saturday in the first round of the 2016/17 inter-zone series.

South Tyrone...72
Mid Down...39

The game was played in St. Anne's Hall, Dungannon.

The home team got off to a good start, with M.Fox , P. Kernan, B. Lawn and J. Lyden drawing their game against a tough rink skipped by H. Cavan (2013 Irish Singles winner) 8-8.

On mat two, A. McKiver, C. Quinn, M. Mac Oscar and P. Donnelly won another tight game by a shot, 8-7.

Mat three saw J. Boyd, skipping for the first time, helped by M.

Bell, R.Cartmill and B. McAliskey, had a convincing victory against L.Stevenson, 17-6.

This put South Tyrone ladies into the lead at the half time break on a score line of 33-21.

The second half got under way with I. Eldon's rink of A.Sloan, C. Hall and P.Coyle getting an easy win over C.Tumelty, 15-7.

On mat two, K.Daly's rink got off to a brilliant start, leading 7--0 after four ends, but L.McKinley's rink decided they would make things difficult for Kathleen's charges, B.Donnelly, B. Jones,and MM Quinn.

After 10 ends the score was just 8-6 in favour of South Tyrone.

Mat three again produced a high scoring game for the home team with C. Campbell, ably assisted by M. Hughes, A.Shevlin and E.Walsh, winning 16-5.

The final score was South Tyrone 72-39 Mid Down.

This win puts South Tyrone ladies into the second round against Monaghan, again a home game for the locals.

This will be a much tougher challenge but hopefully the ladies can raise their game for this match.

The South Tyrone Ladies Team would like to extend get well wishes to Rosemary Wylie from Mid-Down, who became ill while playing in the first half of Saturday's match and had be taken to Craigavon Area Hospital.

The men's zone team play Donegal in St Anne's Hall, Dungannon, on 26 November.

The team will appear in the Tyrone Courier next week.

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