The bowls season is well and truly over now, and what a season it has been. This was our first time to play in a competitive league and we didn’t have very high expectations. Most of the clubs we played have been bowling for years and it was always going to be a struggle to win against that level of experience. That said, we certainly didn’t disgrace ourselves. We had a couple of great wins and a few very close games that could have gone our way. In the end we finished second from bottom, but we gained tremendous experience and we have grown in confidence with each match. It has been very rewarding and enjoyable, and we are looking forward to next year.
Our last club night was on the 15th of May, and we all enjoyed a fun round robin competition, and a ‘nearest the jack’ challenge, with a few prizes for the winners.
The club will restart towards the end of September.
Stackstown Bowls Club
Long standing members may recall that Stackstown is no stranger to the game of carpet bowls, the club having previously competed in a golf club bowls league with some success. The establishment of the current Bowls Club was the brainchild of Leo and Mary Kane, both of whom played in the original club.
Established in 2019, following a call for expressions of interest from members, two mats were purchased and delivered in April and the first roll out took place on the 29th of May 2019. The club really got going in the following September and the first couple of months were spent learning the game; which for most of us meant just trying to keep the bowl on the mat! In January 2020 Wesley Bowls Club very kindly agreed to come and play us in a friendly match and give us some much needed coaching. This helped us greatly, and things were progressing nicely when the dreaded Covid hit.
Fast forward to September 2022, and the mats were finally rolled out again, and the clatter of bowls hitting the dining room floor could be heard once more. Keen to develop the club and improve our skill level, the committee decided to join a league and, soon after, we linked up with the Eastern Indoor Bowling Association (E.I.B.A.) and joined the league in January of this year.
So far we have played 8 league matches, and although we are still some way from being up with the best, we are certainly not the worst! We have had some success, winning a few points along the way. We wont be topping the league this year, but with every match we play we gain valuable experience and the improvement is clear to see on our club nights.
The club meets every Monday night at 7pm and we play our home league matches on Tuesdays. We also roll out on Friday mornings at 10.30pm.
Although we are not currently taking in new members, the committee is working to develop a way to expand the club in the near future.
The Committee currently stands:
Frank Reynolds Chair
Frank Connell Secretary
Anne O’Connor Treasurer
Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to Stackstown Bowlers on a fantastic home win last night against St Canices. It gives us 6 precious league points. Well done to all.
Congratulations to Stackstown Bowling Team on a great win last night at home to Clondalkin Bowling Club, giving us a valued 4 League points.