With the improvement in the weather and the longer days our thoughts turn to the outdoor sports and so it is with the bowling fraternity. The Ballybay Outdoor Bowling green situated in the beautiful Town Park will open on Monday 2nd April so anyone wishing to try their hand at the game of bowls can come along as bowls and instructions will be available free of charge.
On Thursday the 22nd March the AGM of the Outdoor Bowling Club was held in the bowling pavilion. There was a good attendance of members and all matters relating to the club and its future running was discussed at length. The following Officers were elected for the coming year.
President – Malachy Mc Skane
Chairman – Samuel Gamble
Vice Chairman – Gabriel Martin
Secretary – Cora Smyth
Assistant Secretary – Philip Gibson
Treasurer – Benny Smyth
Assistant Treasurer – Bertie Latimer
PRO – Benny Smyth
A full report on the past years happenings was delivered and the Treasurer said we were still in the black, but that we need to keep a tight reign on our expenses. It is hoped to have 14 local clubs in the league this year (similar to last season). In the full list of events we have planned will be 16 local players competing in the Border Counties League and also the Mc Guirk Shield. There will be bowling for beginners during the month of April at 7-30pm each evening. On Monday 7th May we will hold a charity all day bowls match starting at 10am. This will be a rinks competition and will be limited to 24 teams, so if you want to enter a team or make further enquiries then ring Mal Mc Skane on 087 9710652.