West Down Zone progress to semi-finals in build-up to National Championships finals

West Down Zone’s talented bowls team has progressed to the semi-final of the men’s shield competition with an impressive 28 shot victory over Cork at Loughbrickland Presbyterian Hall.

After what has to be said was a sluggish start by West Down Zone, the locals began to dominate and despite some spirted resistance from the visiting Cork side, West Down established an 18 shot lead after the first run of the mats.

This should have a winning advantage and so it proved with all three second half rinks finishing in the ascendancy. The team now travel to South Tyrone for the semi-final with a further step up in performance required.

Further details of the venue ahead of that much-anticipated semi-final match will be published in next week’s ‘LEADER.’


West down 69

Cork 41

Match One

Gary Chambers 8

Malcolm Sisk 9

Match Two

Allan Johnston 9

Martin Burrows 4

Match Three

Eddie Campbell 21

Liam Conlon 7

Match Four

Liam Murray 13

Martin ORegan 7

Match Five

Derick Wilson 9

Conor Middleton 8

Match Six

Jonny Wilson 9

Dan Twohig 6

Meanwhile, the finals of the National Championships will take place in Magherally Parish Hall this Friday night, the 17th of January 2014.

The line up for the evening is as follows:

Ladies Singles

P.Martin (Magherally) v A.Polin (St.John’s)

Ladies Pairs

A.Polin (St.John’s) v B.Conlon (St.John’s)

Ladies Triples

A.Cannaway (A.S.Tullylish) v J.Nesbitt (St.John’s)

National Singles Section”A”

A.Magee (St.John’s) v C.McCartan (St.Colman’s)

National Singles Section”B”

I.McBride ( Magherally) v E.Campbell (A.S.Tullylish)

National Pairs Section”A”

N.Hamilton (St.John’s) v J.Wilson (A.S.Tullylish)

National Pairs Section”B”

A.Johnston (St.Patrick’s) v G.Clingham (Holm Park)

National Triples

J.Martin (Magherally) v S.Murphy (St.Joseph’s)

National Fours

D.Malcolmson (Ballydougan) v J.Wilson (A.S.Tullylish)

The programme will start at 7pm on the night with Section A and B of the National Singles and the Ladies Singles beginning the proceedings.

This will be followed at 7.30pm with the National Fours, the National triples and the Ladies Triples.

After supper, the finals of Section A and B of the National Pairs will take place and the Ladies Pairs final. A good attendance is expected.