Committee Members: 1964 – 1972

 

First Committee

The inaugural meeting took place in summer 1964 in the Production Planning office in Hangar 1. The Committee elected was: Alec Nixon (Treas), Louis Byrne (Sec), Bobbie Barnwell, Paddy Carthy and John Farren (an American). Others at the meeting were Gerry Gilsenan and Kit Dolan.

 

The records are sparse until 1972 except that we can establish that Cliff and Anne Bennett, Bobbie Barnwell, Tommy Maxwell, Dick Creagh and Gerry Gilsenan served at various times.

 

Committee elected in 1969

Tommy Maxwell (Chairman), Gerry Gilsenan (Secretary), Joan O’Malley (Lady Secretary), Dermot Cullen (Treasurer)

 

Committee Members: 1972 – 2004

Chairmen

Paddy Kilduff (1972-82), Greg Baker (1982-85), Brendan Beakey (1985-93),

Tom Maxwell (1993-99), Pat Tobin (1999-2004).

 

Secretaries

Greg Baker (1972-82), Paddy Kilduff (1982-2004).

 

Treasurers

Dermot Cullen (1972-79, 1980-82, 1990-94), Cormac Somerville (1979-80, 1982-90),

John Dillon (1994-2004).

 

Committee Members

Cormac Somerville (1978-79, 1980-82), Dermot Cullen (1979-80, 1982-85, 1986-90),

Pat Power (1985-88), Tom Maxwell (1985-86, 1988-1992), Cliff Bennett (1985-86),

John Fearn (1986-2003), Marie McAndrew (1990-1993), John Dillon (1993-94),

Peter Kelly (1993-95), Mick Gallagher (1994-2000), Pat Tobin (1995-1999), Tommy Fetherston (1999-2004), Paddy Dunne (2000-2004), Mark O’Riordan (2003-04).

 

Other Assistants

 

ALSAA Bowl Record Keeper

Rory O’Loughlin (1984-2004)

 

Club Stewards for ALSAA Bowl

The club provided Stewards for instruction and assistance in the Bowl from July 1983 to 1989 on four-hour shifts. These included: Cormac Somerville, Paddy Kilduff, Greg Baker, Dermot Cullen, Tom Maxwell, Brendan Beakey, John Fearn, Larry Moran, Rory O’Loughlin, Marie McAndrew, Mick Dunne, Phil Brophy, Mary Gallagher, Jimmy Cummins, Ger Herrity, Kieran Hartnett. Some performed the role for the first few years while other continued for the duration.

 

Coaching

A number of Club Members have provided coaching over the years and, apart from the Stewards include: Peter Kelly, Sheila Mullally, Jimmy Long, Willie Maxwell, Paul C Kelly, Joan & Dave Gardner, Eddy Wattimena.

 

Public Relations Officer

Mick Gallagher was the first P.R.O. December 1984. Kieran Keogh took over from June 1987. We had a joint PRO’s, identifying themselves only as Bernstein and Woodward, in March 1988, who can now be identified as Joanne Morgan and Peter Grimes. Mick Gallagher came back in August 1994 until May 1995 when Nicola Noone took over. Pat and Una Tobin produced a newsletter in April 1996. Tommy Fetherston took up the challenge from October 1999 and has continued since then.

 

 

Club Summer Leagues in Stillorgan Bowl

1964

Following the opening of Stillorgan Bowl in December 1963 the newly formed committee ran some social introductory events in Summer 1964

 

1965

Summer Interdepartmental Singles events were arranged on Friday nights from 1965 onwards. Unfortunately no results can be located for these events until the Trios in 1974, apart from the following.

 

1969

This extract is from a club newsletter following the AGM of 1969.

“DICK CREAGH (the eventual winner) bowled a 191 Average during the finals of the Club’s Summer Tournament, and when one considers that the Irish Masters Champion, who represents Ireland in the World Championships, bowled a 200 Average, Dick’s performance was quite and achievement by any standard.

CLIFF BENNETT and JOHN KEANE won awards for the most improved bowlers of the year.”

 

1974     12 teams of trios - 58 bowlers

1st – Component Overhaul (28) – Brendan Beakey, Jim Foley, Anne O’Byrne, Ann Fox, Dave Hughes

2nd – Cashiers – (27) – Marie McAndrew, Noeline Kavanagh, C. Baker, Pat O’Leary, John Keogh

3rd – Ground Ops B (26.5) – Rory O’Loughlin, Alice Farrell, Joe Spicer, Helen Spicer, Jim Campbell

Individuals:

Overall: High Average: Gerry Gilsenan – 178 – third successive year – keeps trophy.

Men: High Series: Gerry Gilsenan – 604 and High Game – 244 – but High Game Prize then won by Michael Gallagher – 230.

Women:  High Series: Cathy Breen – 491, High Game: Dolores Fearn

Presentation at Dinner/Dance in Leopardstown Inn

 

1975     18 teams of trios - 78 bowlers

1st – Catering A (44) – Pat Power, Terry Duignam, John Fearn, Dolores Fearn, Linda Power.

2nd – Igloos (35 – 23139) – Cormac Somerville, Neil Corr, Damien Moles, Noel Walshe, Kieran Hartnett.

3rd – Ground Ops B (35 – 22626) – Rory, O’Loughlin, Helen Spicer, Joe Spicer, Jim Campbell, Sean McGirl.

Individuals:

Overall: High Average: Pat Power – 171

Men: High Series: Paddy Kilduff – 613, High Game: Pat Power – 246.

Women:  High Series: Rosemary Roe – 420, High Game: Pauline Baker – 171

 

1976     16 teams of trios - 80 bowlers

1st – Production Planning (41) – Gerry Gilsenan, Pat Murphy, Dermot Cullen, Larry Moran, Gerry Dee.

2nd – Catering A (39) – John Fearn, Pat Power, Terry Duignam, Dolores Fearn, Linda Power.

3rd – Systems Support (36) – Frank O’Brien, Marita O’Byrne, Mick Doyle, George O’Reilly, Phil Brophy.

Individuals:

Overall: High Average: Pat Power – 173

Men: High Series: Gerry Gilsenan – 600 and High Game – 242, but won by Paddy Kilduff – 225.

Women:  High Series: Rosemary Roe – 493 and High Game – 194, but won by Toni Fox – 188.

 

1977     18 teams of trios – 90 bowlers.

1st – Production Planning (45.5) – Gerry Gilsenan, Dermot Cullen, Larry Moran, Gerry Dee, Jean Kelly.

2nd – Gofors (44.5) – Greg Baker, Jim Cummins, Des Long, Tom Maxwell, Kay Maxwell.

3rd – Igloos  (44) – Cormac Somerville, Damien Moles, Sean Brophy, Martin Byrne, Neil Corr.

Individuals:

Overall: High Average: Pat Power – 171 (3rd year - won trophy outright)

Men: High Series: Gerry Gilsenan – 625 and High Game – 257, but won by Cormac Somerville  – 245.

Women:  High Series: Anne O’Byrne – 449, High Game – Toni Fox – 184.

 

1978     16 teams of trios – 80 bowlers.

1st – Igloos  (41) – Cormac Somerville, Martin Byrne, Kieran Hartnett, Damien Moles, Noel Walshe.

2nd – Catering A (38 + play-off) – Pat Power, John Fearn, Terry Duignam, Dolores Fearn. Marie McAndrew

3rd – Production Planning (38) – Gerry Gilsenan, Dermot Cullen, Gerry Dee, Larry Moran, Yvonne Moran.

Individuals:

Overall: High Average: Jim Delaney – 173.8 (aged 65)

Men: High Series: Greg Baker – 585, High Game: Cormac Somerville  – 256.

Women:  High Series: Phil Brophy – 450, High Game – Rosemary Roe – 179.

 

1979     18 teams of trios – 89 bowlers.

1st – Catering A (50) – Pat Power, John Fearn, Terry Duignam, Dolores Fearn, Marie McAndrew.

2nd – Production Planning (47.5) – Gerry Gilsenan, Larry Moran, Yvonne Moran, Dermot Cullen, John Griffith.

3rd – Catering B (44) – Billy Tyndall, John O’Regan, Nicholas Power, Peter Geraghty, David Butler.

Individuals:

Overall: High Average: Gerry Gilsenan – 176.

Men: High Series: Jim Delaney – 609, High Game: Gerry Gilsenan – 245.

Women:  High Series: Yvonne Moran – 481, High Game – Rosemary Roe – 220.

 

1980     20 teams of trios – 99 bowlers. Game 75p, prize fund 25p, ticket fund 25p. (£2.75). Presentation at Disco in ALSAA with DJ Kieran Keogh.

1st – Catering A (60) – Pat Power, John Fearn, Terry Duignam, Dolores Fearn, Linda Power.

2nd – Production Planning (53.5) – Gerry Gilsenan, Larry Moran, Yvonne Moran, Dermot Cullen, Allison Cuthbert.

3rd – The Igloos (47) – Cormac Somerville, Damien Moles, Kieran Hartnett, Noel Walshe. Martin Byrne

Individuals:

Overall: High Average: Gerry Gilsenan – 171.

Men: High Series: Greg Baker – 625, High Game: Gerry Gilsenan and Cormac Somerville – 242.

Women:  High Series: Yvonne Moran – 484 and High Game of 183 but won by Susan Keenan – 170.

 

1981     20 teams of trios – 100 bowlers. Game 85p, prize fund 32.5p, ticket fund 32.5p. (£3.20). Presentation at Disco in ALSAA with DJ Kieran Keogh.

1st – Fakers (51) – Greg Baker, Mike Dunne, Jim Cummins, Des Long, Marie Dunne

2nd – Catering A (50) – Pat Power, John Fearn, Terry Duignam, Dolores Fearn, Linda Power.

3rd – Production Planning (46) – Gerry Gilsenan, Larry Moran, Yvonne Moran, Dermot Cullen, Dave Butler.

4th - The Igloos (47) – Cormac Somerville, Damien Moles, Kieran Hartnett, Noel Walshe. Sean Brophy

Individuals:

Overall: High Average: Pat Power – 174.

Men: High Series: Mike Dunne – 604, High Game: Billy Tyndall  – 254.

Women:  High Series: Toni Fox – 500 and High Game of 198 but won by Ann Bennett – 191.

 

1982     20 teams of trios – 98 bowlers. Game £1.00, prize fund 33p, ticket fund 37p. (£3.70). Presentation at Disco in ALSAA with DJ Kieran Keogh.

1st – Production Planning (50.5) – Dermot Cullen, Larry Moran, Yvonne Moran, Gerry Gilsenan.

2nd – Catering A (42+) – Pat Power, Dolores Fearn, John Fearn, Terry Duignam.

3rd – Radio Shop (42) – Jim Delaney, John Reddington, John Griffin, Derek Charles, Tommy Fetherston.

4th – Ground Ops B (41) – Rory O’Loughlin, Yvonne Deignan, Mary Gallagher, Mick Gallagher, Jim Campbell.

Individuals:

Overall: High Average: Brendan Beakey – 181.55

Men: High Series: John Fearn – 614, High Game: Dermot Cullen – 234.

Women:  High Series: Ger Herrity – 485, High Game: Phil Brophy – 187.

 

1983            Participants: 20 teams of trios – 100 bowlers. Game £1.10, prize fund 50p. No tickets.  (£3.80). Presentation at Disco in ALSAA with DJ Kieran Keogh.

1st – Production Planning (92) – Dermot Cullen, Dave Butler, Gerry Gilsenan, Larry Moran, Yvonne Moran.

2nd – The Igloos (90) – Cormac Somerville, Sean Brophy, Kieran Hartnett, Damien Moles, Noel Walshe.

3rd – Radio Shop (86.5) – John Reddington, Derek Charles, Jim Delaney, Tommy Fetherston, John Griffin.

4th – Ground Ops A (85) – Paddy Kilduff, Cliff Bennett, Des Condon, Rosemary O’Tierney, Alan Tubbert.

Individuals:

Overall: High Average: Cormac Somerville – 182.37

Men: High Series: John Fearn – 624, High Game: Cormac Somerville – 264.

Women:  High Series: Ger Herrity – 511 and High Game – 202 but won by Clem Beakey – 186.

  

This was the last Summer League in Stillorgan, as ALSAA Bowl opened in July 1983, all subsequent leagues were held there.

 

Club Singles and Doubles in Stillorgan Bowl

 

 

The Club arranged a number of Handicap Singles and Doubles events for Club Members in Stillorgan. The following are some examples of these events.

 

Singles – 1979 to 1982

 

27th January 1979 – 32 entrants

1st John Fearn – 609 - £25; 2nd Greg Baker – 596 - £10; 3rd Kay Maxwell – 562 £5. High Game: Greg Baker – 211 -£5.

 

24th March 1979 – 21 entrants

1st Jimmy Cummins – 587 - £25; 2nd Colm Kilgallon – 580 - £10; 3rd Greg Baker – 579 - £5. High Game: Gerry Gilsenan and Dermot Cullen – 209 - £5.

 

24th November 1979 – 17 entrants

1st John Fearn – 588 - £25; 2nd Dermot Cullen – 570 - £10; 3rd Jim Delaney – 569 - £5. High Game: Des Long – 225 - £5, who also won £15 for 5 strikes in a row.

 

14th February 1981 – 19 entrants

1st Jim Delaney – 648; 2nd Tom Maxwell – 611; 3rd Des Long – 584. High Game: Jim Delaney – 245, who also won for 5 strikes in a row.

 

13th February 1982 – 13 entrants

1st John Fearn – 578; 2nd Kieran Hartnett – 576; 3rd Des Long – 570. High Game: Mick Gallagher – 207.

 

14th March 1982 – 18 entrants

1st Cliff Bennett – 593; 2nd Mick Gallagher – 583; 3rd Gerry Gilsenan – 578. High Game: Cormac Somerville – 219, who also won for 5 strikes in a row.

 

 

Doubles  - 1983

 

9th April 1983

The Club ran a high / low average doubles over six Saturdays ending in April 1983. 28 bowlers played and the winner of the high average group was Dermot Cullen (73 pts). There was a tie in the low average group between Ger Herrity and Harriet Butler (74 pts). Brendan Beakey won the side bet on 9th April with a 218 game and a 553 series.

 

Club Leagues in ALSAA Bowl

 

The club has run leagues continuously since September 1983, initially with Fives but standardising on Trios in winter and spring, with some Singles and Doubles from time to time.  The format, number of teams and prizewinners with some other information is shown for most leagues over the last 21 years.

 

1983 Autumn – Team of Five

With the opening of the ALSAA Bowl in July 1983 the Club started a Friday night League in September.  The format was changed from Trios in Stillorgan to Fives in ALSAA to accommodate the usual numbers on the 10 lanes instead of 20.  8 teams entered and started off on a 14-week schedule ending before Christmas.

8 teams of fives – 62 bowlers. Game £0.95, prize fund 65p. (£3.50)

1st – Instrument Shop (66) – Eoin O’Donovan, Andy Breen, Brian Dowling, Gerry Lee, Brendan Long, Les Reilly, Michael Scott, Pat Sweeney.

2nd – The Rotors (56) – Brendan Spain, Gerry Barrett, Liam Carter, Gerry Cummins, Brian Duff, John Feaheny, Dave Godwin, Larry Meany.

3rd – The Pack (52) – Cormac Somerville, Bobbie Barnwell, Brendan Beakey, Mick Donohoe, John Fearn, Tommy Maxwell, Pat Power, Noel Walshe.

High Average: Cormac Somerville – 186

Over 140 Ave: High Series: Cormac Somerville – 661 and High Game – 245, but won by Andy Breen & Jim Cummins – 245.

Under 140 Ave:  High Series: Gerry Cummins – 494 and High Game – 199 but won by Conor Harrington – 196.

 

1984 Spring Trios

A short Spring Trios was run before the summer season started.

12 teams of trios – 59 bowlers. Game £0.95, prize fund 65p. (£3.50).

1st – Rotors (53)

2nd – Gongas (50)

3rd – Instrument Shop 2 (49)

High Average: John Fearn – 179

Men: High Series: Mick Gallagher – 604; High Game: John Fearn – 236.

Ladies: High Series: Ger Herrity – 488; High Game: Linda Power – 189.

 

1984 Summer Trios

The Summer Trios in ALSAA was run as it had been in Stillorgan with 20 teams, but now in 2 squads at 19.30 and 21.15 from 4th May to 7th September.

20 teams of trios – 98 bowlers. Game £0.95, prize fund 65p. (£3.50). Presentation at a Function in the ALSAA Lounge (Old Clubhouse)

1st – The Managers (88) – Cormac Somerville, Mike Dunne, Greg Baker, Damien Moles, Pauline Baker.

2nd – The Timberwolves (80) – Larry Moran, Patrick Tobin, Paul Spencer, Mick Walsh, Gerry Gilsenan.  (31639 pinfall to 30961)

3rd – Chawa (80) – Brendan Beakey, Clem Beakey, Paddy Donnelly, Jim Cummins, Joanne Morgan.

4th – Pinheads (75) – Pat Power, Linda Power, Dolores Fearn, Sean Power. (30985 pinfall to 30557)

5th – Roller Coasters (75) – Marie McAndrew, James McConnell, Jean McConnell, Gerry Murray, Michaela O’Donovan.

High Average (Men): Cormac Somerville – 180, (Ladies): Ann Bennett - 149

Men: High Series: Cormac Somerville – 623; High Game: Rory O’Loughlin - 265.

Ladies: High Series: Ann Bennett – 528; High Game: Joanne Morgan – 221.

Most Improved: Mick Walsh + 26 (109 to 125 Ave).

 

1984/85 Winter Trios

The Winter Trios ran from 21st September to 1st February with 20 teams and 100 bowlers.

1st – The Managers (90) – Greg Baker, Mike Dunne, Cormac Somerville, Damien Moles.

2nd – The Roller Coasters (79) – Marie McAndrew, James McConnell, Jean McConnell, Gerry Murray, Michael O’Donovan.

3rd – Blue Angels (78) – Phil Brophy, Paddy Sweeney, Cathal O’Connell, Brian Dent, Walter Hendricks.

4th – Makeshifts Again (77) – Tony McDunphy, Dermot Doyle, Eddie Massey, Mary Corcoran.

High Average: (Men): Brendan Beakey – 183, (Ladies): Joanne Morgan – 145.

Men: High Series: Brendan Beakey – 642; High Game: John Fearn – 246.

Ladies: High Series: Ger Herrity – 489; High Game: Mary Corcoran – 194.

 

1985 Spring Graded Scratch Singles

This league had four Grades based on average with 10 bowlers in each grade. The winners were:

Division 1 – Cormac Somerville (48), Pat Power (44), John Fearn (37); Series: Cormac Somerville (641); Game: Brendan Beakey (229).

Division 2 – Billy Hill (43), Pat Sweeney (37), John Dillon (35); Series: Mark O’Riordan (589); Game: Pat Sweeney (213).

Division 3 – Brendan Long (47.5), Jim Mullally (39), Pat Tobin (37); Series: Jim Mullally (542); Game: Joanne Morgan (212).

Division 4 – Oliver O’Riordan (45), Michael O’Riordan (42), Yvonne Duignam (37); series: John Ryan; Game: Dolores Fearn (181).

 

1985 Spring Trios

The Spring Trios ended on 26th April.

1st – What Experience (1810) – Paddy Kilduff, Mick Gallagher, Willie Maxwell, Rory O’Loughlin, Cathy Breen.

2nd – The A Team (1786) – Willie Hill, Mark O’Riordan, Oliver O’Riordan, Tony Hill.

3rd – Odd Balls (1783) – Brendan Long, John Moran, Eoin O’Donovan, John Dillon, Andy Breen.

4th – Wee Try (1626) – Les Reilly, Shay O’Neill, Liam Sneyd, Derek Foy, Paddy Sweeny

High Average: (Men): Mike Dunne – 177, (Ladies): Mary Corcoran – 147.

Men: High Series: Mike Dunne – 663; High Game: Willie Maxwell – 240.

Ladies: High Series: Mary Corcoran – 485; High Game: Phil Brophy – 177.

 

1985 Summer Trios

The Summer Trios in ALSAA was run again in 2 squads finishing on 14th September.

20 teams of trios – 100 bowlers.

1st – What Experience (90) – Paddy & Margaret Kilduff, Rory O’Loughlin, Mick Gallagher, Peter Grimes. (31759 pins to 31725)

2nd – Silver Strikes (90) – Kieran Hennessy, Mick Russell, Gerry McHugh, John Fearn.

3rd – Chawa (82) – Brendan Beakey, Clem Beakey, Jim Cummins, Joanne Morgan, Margaret O’Flynn.

4th – Odd Balls (78) – Brendan Long, John Moran, Andy Breen, John Dillon, Pat Sweeney.

High Average: (Men): Pat Power – 177, (Ladies): Joanne Morgan – 153.

Men: High Series: Pat Power – 627; High Game: Les Reilly - 244.

Ladies: High Series: Joanne Morgan – 525; High Game: Yvonne Moran – 202.

 

 

1985 Autumn Graded Scratch Singles

This league had three Grades based on average with 10 bowlers in each grade. The winners were:

Division 1 – Cormac Somerville (44), Brendan Beakey (43.5), Les Reilly (43); Series: Mike Dunne (666); Game: Cormac Somerville (247).

Division 2 – Tony McDermott (46), Gerry McHugh (44), Terry Duignam (41); Series: Pat Sweeney (612); Game: Gerry McHugh (244).

Division 3 – Derek Foy (47), Brendan Clare (43), Yvonne Moran (41); Series and Game: Brendan Clare (539/216).

 

1985/86 “Leinster Chemicals” Winter Trios

The Club Winter League was sponsored by Leinster Chemicals and finished on 24th January.

1st – Silver Strikes – Kieran Hennessy, John Fearn, Mick Russell, Gerry McHugh, Aidan Mullally.

2nd – Chawa – Brendan Beakey, Clem Beakey, Jim Cummins, Joanne Morgan, Margaret O’Flynn.

3rd – Janglers – Eddie Gallagher, Christy Redmond, Phil Joyce, Mike Dunne.

4th –Feathers – Peter Cluskey, Niamh Kilgallon, Phil Brophy, Nicky Power, Billy Hill.

High Average: (Men): John Fearn – 182, (Ladies): Joanne Morgan – 155.

Men: High Series: John Fearn – 659; High Game: Terry Duignam - 256.

Ladies: High Series: Sheila Mullally – 549; High Game: Phil Joyce – 199.

 

1986 Spring Trios

The Club Spring League finished on 19th April, with a play-off for 1st and 2nd place, and for 3rd and 4th.

1st  - What Experience – Paddy & Margaret Kilduff, Rory O’Loughlin, Mick Gallagher, Peter Grimes.

2nd – The ‘A’ Team – Billy Hill, Oliver O’Riordan, Maura O’Riordan, Muriel Hill, Mark O’Riordan.

3rd – Pinatics – Mary Corcoran, Sheila Mullally, Sean Power, Marie McAndrew, Eddie Massey.

4th – Under New Management – Mick Dunne, Greg Baker, Paddy Sweeney, Kieran Hartnett.

High Average: (Men): John Fearn – 187, (Ladies): Joanne Morgan – 157.

Men: High Series: Mick Dunne – 653; High Game: Aiden Fallon - 256.

Ladies: High Series: Joanne Morgan – 513; High Game: Vera Donnelly – 221.

 

1986 “Panelling Centre” Summer Trios

The Club Summer League was sponsored by the Panelling Centre and finished on 12th September.

1st – Wee Try (106) – Les Reilly, Liam Sneyd, Gerry O’Rourke, Jimmy Long.

2nd – Chawa (102) – Brendan Beakey, Clem Beakey, Jimmy Cummins, Sean Carey, Brenda Beakey.

3rd – The Managers (95) – Cormac Somerville, Pat Power, Mike Dunne, Greg Baker. (39241 to 38387)

4th – What Experience (95) – Paddy & Margaret Kilduff, Rory O’Loughlin, Mick Gallagher, Peter Grimes.

High Average: (Men): Pat Power – 190, (Ladies): Joanne Morgan – 162.

Men: High Series: Pat Power – 670; High Game: Mick Dunne - 247.

Ladies: High Series: Joanne Morgan – 569; High Game: Vera Donnelly – 215.

 

1986/87 “Leinster Chemicals” Winter Trios

The Club Winter League was sponsored again by Leinster Chemicals and finished on 6th March.

1st – Banana Bunch (112)

2nd – Managers (99) – 38492 to 37756

3rd – Something Stupid (99)

4th –Silver Strikes (98)

High Average: (Men): Brendan Beakey – 180, (Ladies): Joanne Morgan – 156.

Men: High Series: Mick Dunne – 641; High Game: Billy Hill - 276.

Ladies: High Series: Joanne Morgan – 553 and High Game – 232, but won by Brenda Beakey – 199.

 

1987 Summer Trios

26 teams with 127 bowlers took part in the Summer League, which ran for 25 weeks, ending on 25th September. This was to be the last Trios League with just one division.

1st – Four Play (112) – Joanne Morgan, Sean Power, Paddy Sweeney, Martin Scott

2nd – Blue Demons (108) – Tony & Eileen McDermott, Wally Hendricks, Colm Kilgallon, Brian Dent.

3rd – Timberwolves (106) – Larry Moran, Dermot Cullen, Mick Crimmins, Mick Walsh, Liam Morgan (1806 to 1641)

4th – What Experience (106) – Paddy & Margaret Kilduff, Rory O’Loughlin, Mick Gallagher, Peter Grimes.

High Average: (Men): John Fearn – 190, (Ladies): Joanne Morgan – 160.

Men: High Series: John Fearn – 683; High Game: Dermot Cullen - 278.

Ladies: High Series: Joanne Morgan – 569 and High Game – 220, but won by Sheila Mullally – 217.

 

1987/88 Winter Trios

As Summer league had now grown to 26 teams it was decided to split the Winter League into 3 divisions and extend it to 30 teams using the Summer finishing positions to decide the Division. There was subsequent promotion and relegation of two teams in each division. The league finished on 12 February.

Division 1

1st – Managers (77) – Cormac Somerville, Mick Dunne, Pat Power, Tom Maxwell

2nd – Silver Strikes (72) – Kieran Hennessy, Mick Russell, Gerry McHugh, John Fearn, Aiden Mullally

3rd – Kelly Gang (70.5) – Helen, Des (Snr), Des (Jnr), Paul, Brendan Kelly

Division 2

1st – Banana Bunch (89) – Jim Mullally, Brendan Clare, Philip O’Reilly

2nd – The ‘A’ Team (73) – Billy Hill, Oliver O’Riordan, Muriel Hill, Maura O’Riordan

3rd – Wee Try (72) – Leslie & Patsy Reilly, Jimmy Long, Liam Sneyd, Pat Keogh

Division 3

1st – All The Way (85) – Don & Rita Kebbell, Ron Burke, Roisin Carron

2nd – Dads Army (75) – Jack Goulding, Paul O’Farrell, Ollie Gallagher, Tony McLoughlin, Louie Byrne

3rd – Again and Again (69) – Peter Cluskey, Nicholas Power, John McInerney, Peter Kelly

Individuals:

High Average: (Men): Leslie Reilly – 188, (Ladies): Joanne Morgan – 170.

Men: High Series: Eddie Massey – 663; High Game: John Fearn - 265.

Ladies: High Series: Joanne Morgan – 592; High Game: Sheila Mullally – 230.

Most Improved: Paul Kelly +20 (122 to 142)

Relegated Teams

The first teams to be relegated in the new league format were, from Div 1, Pinatics (Sheila Mullally) and Something Else (Christy Redmond) and, from Div 2, One For All (Michael O’Reardon) and Strike Force (George McDonnell).

 

1988 Millennium Graded Scratch Singles

A Graded Scratch Singles League was arranged for the Dublin Millennium and ran from May to July. It had three Grades based on average with 10 bowlers in each grade. The winners were:

Division 1 – Larry Moran (39), John Fearn (38.5), Les Reilly (38.5); Average and Series: John Fearn (189, 668); Game: John Kerrigan (265).

Division 2 – Christy Redmond (44), Billy Hill (40), Aiden Fallon (40); Average: Aiden Fallon (182); Series: Joanne Morgan (644); Game: Christy Redmond (255).

Division 3 – Marie McAndrew (46), Kieran Keogh (43), Helen Kelly (41); Average and Series: Kieran Keogh (169, 589); Game: Paul Kelly (224).

 

 

1988 Spring Trios

The format of the Trios League continued with 3 divisions. The league finished on 15 July.

Division 1

1st – Silver Strikes (75) – Kieran Hennessy, Mick Russell, Gerry McHugh, John Fearn, Aiden Mullally

2nd – Timberwolves (70) – Mick Crimmins, Dermot Cullen, Larry Moran, Mick Walsh, Liam Morgan

3rd – Chawa (67) – Brendan, Clem and Brenda Beakey, Jimmy Cummins, Sean Carey

Division 2

1st – Slumberjacks (82) – Andy Breen, John Moran, Brendan Long, John Dillon

2nd – Screwballs Return (79+) – Greg Baker, Kieran Keogh, Tony O’Connor, Michaela O’Donovan, Aidan Fallon

3rd – Wee Try (79) – Leslie & Patsy Reilly, Jimmy Long, Pat Keogh, Terry Duignam

Division 3

1st – The Lumpers (85) – Jimmy Killian, Noel Connors, Mickey Bannon, Derry McMahon, Denis O’Connor

2nd – Strike Force (79) – George McDonnell, Gay & Vera Donnelly, John Hand, Liam Sneyd

3rd – Zero Five (73) – Mick O’Grady, Des Boylan, Dave Sheridan, Richard Kelly, Pat Nally

Individuals:

High Average: (Men): Leslie Reilly – 189, (Ladies): Joanne Morgan – 164.

Men: High Series: John Kerrigan, Jnr – 723; High Game: Gerry McHugh - 267.

Ladies: High Series: Joanne Morgan – 529; High Game: Roisin Carron – 214.

Most Improved: Larry Moran +21 (157 to 178)

 

1988/89 “Leinster Chemical” Winter Trios

There were 3 divisions and the league finished on 28 April.

Division 1

1st – Timberwolves (81) – Dermot Cullen, Mick Crimmins, Larry Moran, Mick Walsh, Liam Morgan

2nd – Chawa (77) – Brendan, Clem and Brenda Beakey, Jimmy Cummins, Sean Carey

3rd – Wee Try (70) – Leslie & Patsy Reilly, Jimmy Long, Pat Keogh, Terry Duignam

Division 2

1st – All The Way (73) – Roisin, John & Eileen Carron, Rita & Don Kebbell

2nd – Mighty Five (70) – Yvonne Moran, Dolores Fearn, Ger Herrity, Ger Herrity, Mary Macken

3rd – Zero Five (66) – Des Boylan, Dave Sheridan, Dick Kelly, Pat Nally, Mick O’Grady

Division 3

1st – Ballhawks Strike Back (91) – Bill Jones, Joe Connolly, Mick Hawkins, Brian McCabe

2nd – Cheyenne Social Club  (83) – Nick Sharkey, Sean Walsh, Laura Scully, John Breen, Brendan Berry

3rd – Gobbers (73) – Larry Gittens, Kevin Lyons, Seamus & Julie Kennedy 

Individuals:

High Average: (Men): Dermot Cullen – 185, (Ladies): Joanne Morgan – 166.

Men: High Series: Les Reilly – 642; High Game: Dermot Cullen - 259.

Ladies: High Series: Joanne Morgan – 575; High Game: Dolores Fearn – 211.

 

1989/90 “Leinster Chemicals” Winter Trios

There were 3 divisions with promotion/relegation and the league finished on 23 February.

Div 1: S.P.B. Timberwolves (74)

Div 2: Blue Demons (81)

Div 3: Strike Force (84)

High Average: (Men): Dermot Cullen – 187, (Ladies): Linda Mooney – 164.

Men: High Series: Terry Duignam – 672; High Game: Paul M Kelly - 267.

Ladies: High Series: Linda Mooney – 587; High Game: Phil Joyce – 222.

 

1990 Spring Fours

There were 2 divisions and the league finished on 4 May.

Red: 1st - Chawa (39) – Brendan, Clem & Brenda Beakey, Sean Carey, Jimmy Cummins

2nd – Six Belles (37) – Yvonne Moran, Ger Herrity, Phil Joyce, Dolores Fearn, Mary Macken, Maria McConnell

3rd – Die Hards (36) – Eddie Monks, Paul O’Farrell, Fran Bermingham, T. Baker, Gino Fitzsimons, Des Mullally

Yellow: 1st -Timberwolves (39+) – Dermot Cullen, Larry Moran, Mick Walsh, Mick Crimmins, Greg Baker, Kieran Hartnett

2nd – What Experience (39) – Paddy Kilduff, Rory O’Loughlin, Mick Gallagher, Paul C Kelly, Kieran Keogh, Peter Grimes, Margaret Kilduff 

3rd – Silver Trys (38) – Kieran Hennessy, John Fearn, Les Reilly, Terry Duignam, Mick Russell, Tony O’Connor

Individuals:

High Average: (Men): Brendan Clare – 193, (Ladies): Linda Mooney – 173.

Men: High Series: Brendan Clare – 647; High Game: Les Reilly - 255.

Ladies: High Series: Linda Mooney – 604; High Game: Yvonne Moran – 208.

 

1990 Summer Trios

There were 3 divisions, but not for Promotion/relegation. The league finished on 21 September.

Blue: The Kelly Gang (82) – Des (Jnr), Paul M, Helen, Brendan, Des (Snr) Kelly

White: Four Play (83) – Joanne Morgan, Niall McSwiney, Sean Power, Gillian Duff

Green: CHAWA (89) – Brendan, Clem & Brenda Beakey, Sean Carey, Jimmy Cummins

Individuals:

High Average: (Men): Terry Duignam – 181, (Ladies): Linda Mooney – 168.

Men: High Series: Mick Gallagher – 656; High Game: Terry Duignam - 259.

Ladies: High Series: Phil Joyce – 562; High Game: Linda Mooney – 233.

 

1990/91 “Leinster Chemicals” Winter Trios

There were 3 divisions with promotion/relegation and the league finished on 15 February.

Div 1: Managers (84) – Pat Power, Tommy Maxwell, Mick Dunne, Marie McAndrew, Greg Baker

Div 2: Banana Bunch (78) – Jim Mullally, Brendan Clare, Philip & Blá O’Reilly, Mark O’Riordan

Div 3: The Big Bang (90) – Paul C Kelly, Dave McDonnell, Sean Delaney, James Derham, June Carron

Individuals:

High Average: (Men): Mick Dunne – 186, (Ladies): Linda Mooney – 171.

Men: High Series: Jim Mullally – 644; High Game: Mick Gallagher - 256.

Ladies: High Series: Linda Mooney – 600; High Game: Dolores Fearn – 234.

 

1991 Spring Fours

There were 2 divisions and the league finished on 26 April.

Red: Big Bang (40) – Paul C Kelly, Sean Delaney, Dave McDonnell, James Derham,

Yellow: What Experience (47) – Paddy & Margaret Kilduff, Mick Gallagher, Rory O’Loughlin, Peter Grimes.

 

1991 Summer Trios

There were 3 divisions with promotion/relegation and the league finished on 6 September.

Div 1: Wee Try (76) – Terry Duignam, Tony O’Connor, Peter Cluskey, Joe O’Brien, Patsy Reilly

Div 2: The Big Bang (84) – Paul C Kelly, Sean Delaney, Dave McDonnell, James Derham

Div 3: Bad Abbotts (81) – Dave Godwin, Don Palmer, Brendan Spain, Liam Carter

Individuals:

High Average: (Men): Pat power – 189, (Ladies): Phil Joyce – 158.

Men: High Series: Pat Power – 649; High Game: Mick Dunne - 246.

Ladies: High Series: Phil Joyce – 541; High Game: Dolores Fearn – 241.

 

1991/92 “Leinster Chemicals” Winter Trios

There were 3 divisions with promotion/relegation and the league finished on 14 February.

Div 1: Something New (75) – Christy Redmond, Phil Joyce, Eddie Gallagher, Jimmy Redmond

Div 2: Bad Abbotts (79) – Dave Godwin, Don Palmer, Brendan Spain, Liam Carter

Div 3: All The Way (85) – Rita Kebbell, Roisin Carron, Linda Mooney, Marie Carroll, Eileen Carron

Individuals:

High Average: (Men): Mick Gallagher – 182, (Ladies): Linda Mooney – 162.

Men: High Series: Mick Gallagher – 645; High Game: Dermot Cullen – 238.

Ladies: High Series: Linda Mooney – 576; High Game: Yvonne Moran – 221.

 

1992 Spring Trios

There were 3 divisions with promotion/relegation and the league finished on 27 June 1992.

Div 1: The Big Bang (77) – Paul C Kelly, Mick Gallagher, James Derham, Dave McDonnell, Sean Delaney

Div 2: The Lumpers (74) – Derry McMahon, Noel Connors, Jimmy Killian, Mick Bannon, Pauleen O’Brien

Div 3: One For All (75) – Yvonne Duignam, Michael O’Reardon, Catherine Jones, Gerry Cummins

Individuals:

High Average: (Men): Paul C Kelly – 182, (Ladies): Linda Mooney – 165.

Men: High Series: Brendan Clare – 654; High Game: John Fearn – 247.

Ladies: High Series: Linda Mooney – 584; High Game: Sheila Mullally – 221.

 

1992 Summer Fours

There were 2 divisions. The league finished on 4 September 1992.

Red Div: Timberwolves (46) – Larry Moran, Mick Walsh, Liam O’Brien, John Moran, Peter Kelly, Yvonne Moran, Dermot Cullen

Yellow Div: Bowling a Lovely Leisurely Sport (49) – Mick Gallagher, Paul C Kelly, John Dillon, Dave McDonnell, Pat Tobin, Mick Russell, Deirdre Clare

Individuals:

High Average: (Men): Paul C Kelly – 196, (Ladies): Dolores Fearn – 158.

Men: High Series: Pat Tobin – 685; High Game: Paul C Kelly – 244.

Ladies: High Series: Dolores Fearn – 530; High Game: Carol O’Reilly – 201.

 

1992/93 Winter Trios

There were 3 divisions with promotion/relegation and the league finished on 19 February.

Div 1: Managers – Tommy Maxwell, Mike Dunne, Pat Power, Marie McAndrew, Greg Baker

Div 2: Die Hards – Eddie Minks, Paul O’Farrell, Frank Bermingham, Brian Daly, Andy Reid

Div 3: I.D.G.A.S. – Pat Tobin, John Dillon, Kieran Hennessy, Nicola Noone, James Derham

 

1993 Spring Trios

There were 3 divisions with promotion/relegation and the league finished on 9 July.

Div 1: Bunch of Bananas (78) – Michele O’Connor, Jim Mullally, Brendan Clare, Mark O’Riordan, Philip O’Reilly

Div 2: All The Way (78) – Roisin Carron, Rita Kebbell, Marie Carroll, John Kavanagh, Geraldine Morley

Div 3: Indians (79) – Phil Brophy, Lynn Durham, Dave Broderick, Noeleen O’Reilly, Peter Lawless

Individuals:

High Average: (Men): Pat Power – 188, (Ladies): Phil Joyce – 162.

Men: High Series: Pat Power/Charlie Ryan – 649; High Game: Pat Sweeney – 262.

Ladies: High Series: Yvonne Moran – 587; High Game: Christabel O’Loughlin – 222.

 

1993/94 Winter Trios

There were 3 divisions with promotion/relegation. The league finished on 18 February 1994. Prize presentation was made at a race Night in the ALSAA Function Room on 10 March.

Div 1: Die Hards (86) – Brian Daly, Eddie Monks, Andy Reid, Paul O’Farrell, Fran Bermingham

Div 2: Something New (78) – Christy & Bernie Redmond, Jimmy Redmond, Phil Joyce, Therese Traynor

Div 3: Frame Ups 2 (82) – Carol O’Reilly, Joe Connolly, Bill Jones, Mike Hawkins, Jim Tarleton

Individuals:

High Average: (Men): Mark O’Riordan – 190; (Ladies): Yvonne Moran – 165

Men: High Series: Pat Power – 678; High Game: Eddie Monks – 266

Ladies: High Series: Roisin Carron – 554; Deirdre Clare - 223

 

1994 Spring Trios

There were 3 divisions with promotion/relegation and the league finished on 9 July.

Div 1: The Big Bang (78) – Paul C Kelly, Mick Gallagher, Dave McDonnell, Mick Russell

Div 2: Slumberjacks (81) – John Moran, Andy Breen, Brendan Long, Paddy Sweeney

Div 3: Lumpers (89) – Jim Killian, Warren Fearn, Mick Bannon, Derry McMahon, Tom Colgan

Individuals:

High Average: (Men): Mark O’Riordan – 197, (Ladies): Michele O’Connor – 167

Men: High Series: Paul C Kelly – 691; High Game: Brendan Clare – 257

Ladies: High Series: Michele O’Connor – 573; High Game: Marie McAndrew – 228

 

1994 Summer Fours

There were 2 divisions. The league finished on 9 September 1994.

Green Div: Kwitcherbellachin (42) – Mick Gallagher, Nicola Noone, Joanne Morgan, James Derham, Paddy Dunne

Red Div: Diehards (41) – Eddie Monks, Paul O’Farrell, Frank & Trish Bermingham, Brian & Linda Daly, Andy Reid

Individuals:

High Average: (Men): Mike Dunne – 196, (Ladies): Michele O’Connor – 168

Men: High Series: Mike Dunne – 710; High Game: Eddie Monks / Paddy Kilduff – 235

Ladies: High Series: Michele O’Connor – 561; High Game: Sheila Mullally – 212

 

1994/95 Winter Trios

There were 3 divisions with promotion/relegation. The league ended on 10 February.

Div 1: Die Hards (75) – Eddie Monks, Paul O’Farrell, Fran Bermingham, Brian Daly, Andy Reid

Div 2: Silver Strikes (80)– Pat Tobin, John Dillon, Kieran Hennessy, Mick Russell

Div 3: Pinatics (79) – Sheila Mullally, Eddie Massey, Una Tobin, Rose Dillon, Frank Farrelly

Individuals:

High Average: (Men): Terry Kelly – 188; (Ladies): Michele O’Connor - 168

Men: High Series: Pat Tobin – 662; High Game: Brendan Long - 271

Ladies: High Series: Michele O’Connor – 574; High Game: Joanne Morgan - 212

 

1995 Spring Trios

There were 3 divisions with promotion/relegation. The league ended on 7 July.

Div 1: Managers (76) – Tom Maxwell, Pat Power, Mick Dunne, Marie McAndrew, Tony Byrne

Div 2: Fourplay (89) – Joanne Morgan, Niall McSwiney, Nicola Noone, Paddy Dunne

Div 3: Jackpots – Humphrey Reen, John & Cathy McInerney, Carol Cottell, Deirdre McGann

Individuals:

High Average: (Men): Terry Kelly – 187; (Ladies): Linda Daly - 170

Men: High Series: Terry Kelly – 638; High Game: Fran Bermingham - 257

Ladies: High Series: Linda Daly – 570; High Game: Phil Brophy - 225

 

1995/96 Winter

There were 3 divisions with promotion/relegation. The league ended on 28 January.

Div 1: The Big Bang (90) – Paul C Kelly, Mick Gallagher, James Derham, Marc Mooney

Div 2: The ‘A’ Team (89)– Billy & Muriel Hill, Cinny Nolan, Oliver & Maura O’Riordan

Div 3: 10/28 (83) – Pat & Gigi Nally, Jim, Jack & Charlie Ryan

Individuals:

High Average: (Men): Mark O’Riordan – 192; (Ladies): Yvonne Moran - 165

Men: High Series: Brendan Clare – 676; High Game: Eddie Gallagher - 268

Ladies: High Series: Sheila Mullally – 569; High Game: Christabel O’Loughlin – 230

 

1996 Spring Trios

There were 3 divisions with promotion/relegation. The league ended on 28 June.

Div 1: Kelly Gang (88) – Terry, Des, Paul M & Brendan Kelly

Div 2: What Experience (81) – Paddy & Margaret Kilduff, John Fearn, Rory O’Loughlin, Peter Grimes

Div 3: Blue Demons (90) – Deirdre Clare, Walter Hendrickx, Mick Doyle, Colm Kilgallon, Ollie Gallagher

Individuals:

High Average: (Men): Terry Kelly – 192; (Ladies): Yvonne Moran - 174

Men: High Series: Terry Kelly / Paul C Kelly – 664; High Game: Brendan Clare - 277

Ladies: High Series: Yvonne Moran – 622; High Game: Catherine Nugent - 232

 

1996 Summer Doubles

There were 2 divisions and the league ended on 30 August.

Green: Dumb and Dumber (39) – Mark O’Riordan, Brendan Clare, Michele O’Connor

Blue: What Experience (39) – Paddy Kilduff, Rory O’Loughlin, Peter Grimes, John Fearn

Individuals:

High Average: (Men): Terry Kelly – 192; (Ladies): Michele O’Connor - 169

Men: High Series: Eddie Monks – 644; High Game: Pat Tobin - 249

Ladies: High Series: Yvonne Moran – 573; High Game: Joanne Morgan - 233

 

1996/97 Winter Trios

There were 3 divisions with promotion/relegation. The league ended on 17 January.

Div 1: The Kelly Gang (75) – Des, Brendan, Paul M & Terry Kelly

Div 2: CHAWA (83) – Brendan & Clem Beakey, Sean Carey, Christabel O’Loughlin, Chris Kellegher

Div 3: The Dromedarys (78) – Humphrey Reen, Cathy & John McInerney, Carol Cottell, Deirdre McGann

Individuals:

High Average: (Men): Mark O’Riordan – 195; (Ladies): Yvonne Moran - 170

Men: High Series: Mark O’Riordan – 696; High Game: Pat Power - 269

Ladies: High Series: Marie McAndrew – 595; High Game: Maura O’Riordan - 240

 

1997 Spring Trios

There were 3 divisions with promotion/relegation. The league ended on 20 June.

Div 1: The Big Bang (81) – Paul C Kelly, Marc Mooney, Mick Gallagher, Sean Delaney, James Derham

Div 2: Blue Demons (84) – Deirdre Clare, Colm Kilgallon, Mick Doyle, Wally Hendrickx

Div 3: Bad Abbotts (87) – Dave Godwin, Don Palmer, Brendan Spain, Peter Kelly

Individuals:

High Average: (Men): Paul C Kelly – 206; (Ladies): Phil Joyce - 167

Men: High Series: Paul C Kelly – 693; High Game: Brendan Clare - 279

Ladies: High Series: Michele O’Connor – 579; High Game: Trish Bermingham - 224

 

1997 Summer Doubles

There were 2 divisions and the league ended on 29 August.

Green: The Eventual Winners (55) – Paul C Kelly, Mick Gallagher, Mark O’Riordan

Blue: 10/28 (57) – Jack & James Ryan, Pat & Gigi Nally

Individuals:

High Average: (Men): Paul C Kelly – 203; (Ladies): Michele O’Connor - 175

Men: High Series (4): Paul C Kelly – 848; High Game: Pat Nally and John Moran - 244

Ladies: High Series (4): Michele O’Connor – 797; High Game: Joanne Morgan – 212

 

1997/98 Winter Trios

There were 3 divisions with promotion/relegation. The league ended on 23 January.

Div 1: Managers (78+) – Mike Dunne, Tom Maxwell, Pat Power, Marie McAndrew, Tony Byrne

Div 2: Les Girls (81) – Ger Hartnett, Yvonne Moran, Dolores Fearn, Mary Macken, Eileen Carron

Div 3: Cheyenne Social Club (77) – Nick Sharkey, Norma Lawless, Brendan Berry, Seamus & Julie Kennedy

Individuals:

High Average: (Men): Paul C Kelly – 201; (Ladies): Yvonne Moran - 173

Men: High Series: Paul C Kelly – 689; High Game: Mark O’Riordan - 279

Ladies: High Series: Yvonne Moran – 579; High Game: Sheila Mullally – 228

 

1998 Spring Trios

There were 3 divisions with promotion/relegation. The league ended on 12 June.

Div 1: What Experience (77) – Paddy & Ciaran Kilduff, Rory O’Loughlin, John Fearn, Peter Grimes

Div 2: Wee Try (87) – Terry Duignam, Eddie Gallagher, Christy Redmond, John McDermott, Joe O’Brien

Div 3: 10/28 (85) – Pat & Gigi Nally, James, Martin & Jack Ryan

Individuals:

High Average: (Men): Paul C Kelly – 208; (Ladies): Ger Hartnett - 170

Men: High Series: Mark O’Riordan – 719; High Game: Paul C Kelly - 256

Ladies: High Series: Ger Hartnett – 628; High Game: Rita Kebbell - 215

 

1998/99 Winter Trios

There were 3 divisions with promotion/relegation. The league ended on 29 January.

Div 1: The Big Bang (87) – Paul C Kelly, Marc Mooney, Sean Delaney, Mick Gallagher, Mark Hinchliffe

Div 2: Chawa (78) – Brendan & Clem Beakey, Chris Kellegher, Sean Carey, Christabel O’Loughlin  

Div 3: Flintstones (84.5) – Phil Brophy, Noeleen O’Reilly, Peter Lawless, Lynn Durham, Tom Marum

Individuals:

High Average: (Men): Fran Bermingham – 187; (Ladies): Ger Hartnett - 164

Men: High Series: Des Kelly – 699; High Game: Des Kelly - 278

Ladies: High Series: Sheila Mullally – 575; High Game: Deirdre Clare - 224

 

1999 Spring Trios

There were 3 divisions with promotion/relegation. The league ended on 25 June.

Div 1: The Kelly Gang (77) – Brendan, Terry, Des & Paul M Kelly

Div 2: 10/28 (80) – James, Martin & Jack Ryan, Pat & Gigi Nally

Div 3: Les Girls (78) – Ger Hartnett, Dolores Fearn, Yvonne Moran, Mary Macken, Eileen Carron

Individuals:

High Average: (Men): Mark O’Riordan – 193; (Ladies): Roisin Carron - 167

Men: High Series: Paddy Kilduff – 686; High Game: Fran Bermingham - 279

Ladies: High Series: Roisin Carron – 613; High Game: Phil Brophy - 224

 

1999 Summer Doubles

There were 2 divisions and the league ended on 3 September.

Green: Diehards (60) – Fran Bermingham, Brian Daly, Frank Monks, Eddie Monks

Blue: T2 Featuring John Moran (53) – Damien Doolan, John Moran, Gino Fitzsimons, Frances Cullen.

Individuals:

High Average: (Men): Frank Monks – 189; (Ladies): Michele O’Connor - 168

Men: High Series (4): Frank Monks – 940; High Game: Dave Godwin - 247

Ladies: High Series (4): Michele O’Connor – 701; High Game: Cinny Nolan – 195

 

1999/2000 Winter Trios

There were 3 divisions with promotion/relegation. The league ended on 11 February.

Div 1: The Managers (85) – Pat Power, Tom Maxwell, Marie McAndrew, Del Delany

Div 2: AGXS (90) – Pat Tobin, John Dillon, Kieran Hennessy, Paddy Dunne, John Kavanagh

Div 3: Something New (85) – Phil Joyce, Jim Redmond, Liz Hoey, Eddy Wattimena

Individuals:

High Average: (Men): Del Delany – 219; (Ladies): Yvonne Moran - 193

Men: High Series: Del Delany – 762; High Game: Paul C Kelly - 290

Ladies: High Series: Yvonne Moran – 668; High Game: Michele O’Connor - 253

 

2000 Spring Trios

There were 3 divisions with promotion/relegation. The league ended on 30 June.

Div 1: The Big Bang!!! (84) – Paul C Kelly, Mick Gallagher, Marc Mooney, Sean Delaney, Barry Foley

Div 2: Strike Force (77) – George & Alan McDonnell, Gay Donnelly, John Hand, Mick Donohoe

Div 3: Cheyenne Social Club (73) – Nick Sharkey, Norma Lawless, Brendan Berry, Seamus & Julie Kennedy

Individuals:

High Average: (Men): Del Delany – 221; (Ladies): Michele O’Connor - 189

Men: High Series: Del Delany – 780; High Game: Marc Mooney, Derek Clare, Stephen Kebbell - 279

Ladies: High Series: Michele O’Connor – 644; High Game: Yvonne Moran - 238

 

2000 Summer Doubles

There were 2 divisions and the league ended on 1 September.

Green: Catch Up (56) – Kieran Hennessy, Marie T Nuytten, Christy Redmond, Eddie Gallagher

Blue: The Kelly Gang (49+) – Brendan, Paul M, Des and Terry Kelly

Individuals:

High Average: (Men): Paul C Kelly – 212; (Ladies): Dolores Fearn - 172

Men: High Series (4): Terry Kelly – 931; High Game: Niall Burke - 259

Ladies: High Series (4): Dolores Fearn – 755; High Game: Sheron Sweeny – 215

 

2000/01 Winter Trios

There were 3 divisions with promotion/relegation. The league ended on 2 February.

Div 1: The Managers (88) – Tom Maxwell, Marie McAndrew, Pat Power, Del Delany, Mark Delany

Div 2: Chop ‘n Change (84) – Martin Ryan, Stephen Kebbell, Niall Burke, Robert Mullally, Kieran McCann

Div 3: Les Girls (84) – Ger Hartnett, Dolores Fearn, Yvonne Moran, Mary Macken, Eileen Carron

Individuals:

High Average: (Men): Del Delany – 211; (Ladies): Yvonne Moran - 178

Men: High Series: Eddie Monks – 771; High Game: Pat Tobin, Stephen Kebbell - 276

Ladies: High Series: Yvonne Moran – 613; High Game: Dolores Fearn – 225

 

2001 Spring Trios

There were 3 divisions with promotion/relegation. The league ended on 15 June.

Div 1: The Big Bang!!! (79) – Paul C Kelly, Mick Gallagher, Marc Mooney, Sean Delaney, Mark Hinchliffe

Div 2: AGXS (77) – Kieran Hennessy, Pat Tobin, Paddy Dunne, John Dillon

Div 3: Frogs in TJ (78+) – Carol Cottell, John & Cathy McInerney, Humphrey Reen, Mick Doyle

Individuals:

High Average: (Men): Pat Tobin – 205; (Ladies): Yvonne Moran - 183

Men: High Series: Mark O’Riordan – 708; High Game: Mark Delany - 279

Ladies: High Series: Yvonne Moran – 597; High Game: Sheron Sweeny - 232

 

2001 Summer Doubles

There were 2 divisions and the league ended on 31 August.

Green: Timberwolves (56+) – Mick Walsh, Dermot Cullen, Gino Fitzsimons, John Moran

Blue: Becancom (58) – Nicola Noone, Roger Beenham, Tom Maxwell

Individuals:

High Average: (Men): Mark O’Riordan – 205; (Ladies): Roisin Cloake - 160

Men: High Series (4): Mark O’Riordan – 901; High Game: Terry Kelly - 253

Ladies: High Series (4): Carol Cottell – 709; High Game: Roisin Cloake – 215

 

2001/02 Winter Trios

There were 3 divisions with promotion/relegation. The league ended on 8 February.

Div 1: Diehards (80) – Eddie Monks, Frank Monks, Brian Daly, Fran Bermingham, Paul O’Farrell

Div 2: Pinatics (86) – Sheila Mullally, Eddie Massey, Una Tobin, Wesley Row, Rose Dillon

Div 3: The ‘A’ Team (80) – Cinny Nolan, Sheron Sweeny, John & Una Ryan, Joan Gardner

Individuals:

High Average: (Men): Del Delany – 205; (Ladies): Michele O’Connor - 181

Men: High Series: Del Delany – 706; High Game: Mick Walsh - 265

Ladies: High Series: Phil Joyce – 625; High Game: Michele O’Connor – 265

 

2002 Spring Trios

There were 3 divisions with promotion/relegation. The league ended on 28 June.

Div 1: The Kelly Gang (78) – Brendan, Paul M, Terry & Des Kelly

Div 2: Strike Force (83) – George, Alan & Conor McDonnell, Michael Donohoe, John Hand

Div 3: Triple X (96) – Martin & Jeanette McGuinness, Roisin Cloake, Barbara Minchin

Individuals:

High Average: (Men): Alan McDonnell – 217; (Ladies): Michele O’Connor - 177

Men: High Series: Paul C Kelly – 775; High Game: Mark O’Riordan, Marc Mooney - 269

Ladies: High Series: Jeanette McGuinness – 656; High Game: Michele O’Connor – 236

 

2002 Summer Doubles

There was 1 division and the league ended on 30 August.

Green Fingers (49) – Peter & Anne Marie Kelly, Dave Gardner

Individuals:

High Average: (Men): Frank Monks – 192; (Ladies): Michele O’Connor - 179

Men: High Series (4): Ciaran Mullally – 915; High Game: Peter Kelly - 268

Ladies: High Series (4): Michele O’Connor – 873; High Game: Barbara Minchin – 267

 

2002/03 Winter Trios

There were 3 divisions with promotion/relegation. The league ended on 31 January.

Div 1: Jesus, Mary and Joseph (81) – Mark O’Riordan, Derek Clare, Michele O’Connor, Brendan Brady

Div 2: Pinatics (81) – Sheila Mullally, Eddie Massey, Una Tobin, Wesley Row, Rose Dillon

Div 3: Something New (81) – Phil Joyce, Jimmy Redmond, Liz Hoey, Eddy Wattimena, Ciara Tobin

Individuals:

High Average: (Men): Mark O’Riordan – 228; (Ladies): Jeanette McGuinness - 189

Men: High Series: Mark O’Riordan – 770; High Game: Mick Walsh, Marc Mooney - 300

Ladies: High Series: Jeanette McGuinness – 699; High Game: Yvonne Moran – 249

 

2003 Spring Trios

There were 3 divisions with promotion/relegation. The league ended on 13 June. Prize Presentation was made at a Fun Night on 20 June, which was also used by the Club to mark the 20th Anniversary of ALSAA Bowl. John Dillon won a bowling ball sponsored by ALSAA. 

Div 1: Diehards (80) – Frank Monks, Eddie Monks, Brian Daly, Fran Bermingham, Paul O’Farrell

Div 2: Silver Strikes (76) – Kieran Hennessy, Pat Tobin, John Dillon, Paddy Dunne

Div 3: Bad Abbotts (83) – Dave Godwin, Brendan Spain, Peter & Anne Marie Kelly

Individuals:

High Average: (Men): Del Delany – 223; (Ladies): Michele O’Connor - 183

Men: High Series: Del Delany – 783; High Game: Mark O’Riordan, John Fearn - 300

Ladies: High Series: Michele O’Connor – 672; High Game: Barbara Minchin – 246

 

2003 Summer Doubles

There was 1 division and the league ended on 29 August.

Double Trouble (53) – Roisin Cloake, Barbara Minchin

Individuals:

High Average: (Men): Mark O’Riordan – 217; (Ladies): Roisin Cloake - 172

Men: High Series (4): Mark O’Riordan – 1013; High Game: Eddie Monks - 269

Ladies: High Series (4): Roisin Cloake – 761; High Game: Sheila Mullally – 225

 

2003/04 Winter Trios

There were 3 divisions with promotion/relegation. The league ended on 30 January.

Div 1: Managers (87.5) – Pat Power, Tom Maxwell, Marie McAndrew, Del & Mark Delany

Div 2: Timberwolves (83) – Mick Walsh, Dermot Cullen, Gino Fitzsimons, Roger Beenham, Adam Glaholm

Div 3: 10/28 (95) – Jack & Jimmy Ryan, Pat & Gigi Nally

Individuals:

High Average: (Men): Del Delany – 225; (Ladies): Yvonne Moran - 175

Men: High Series: Mark O’Riordan – 761; High Game: Fergal McLoughlin - 290

Ladies: High Series: Roisin Cloake – 603; High Game: Trish Bermingham – 255

 

2004 Spring Trios

There were 3 divisions with promotion/relegation. The league ended on 18 June. Prize Presentation was made at a Fun Night on 25 June.

Div 1: Sorry God (85) – Derek Clare, Mark O’Riordan, Brendan Brady, Keith Monahan, Michele O’Connor

Div 2: Diehards (86) – Fran Bermingham, Eddie Monks, Brian Daly, Frank Monks, Paul O’Farrell

Div 3: Eddie’s Gang (87) – Una Tobin, Rose Dillon, Sheila Mullally, Wesley Row

Individuals:

High Average: (Men): Mark O’Riordan – 227; (Ladies): Barbara Minchin - 174

Men: High Series: Del Delany – 809; High Game: Alan McDonnell - 300

Ladies: High Series: Roisin Cloake – 680; High Game: Barbara Minchin – 245

 

2004 Summer Doubles

There was 1 division and the league ended on 27 August.

Timberwolves (50) – Adam Glaholm, Dermot Cullen, Mick Walsh

Individuals:

High Average: (Men): Mick Walsh – 207; (Ladies): Roisin Cloake - 172

Men: High Series (4): Mick Walsh – 921; High Game: Paddy Kilduff - 259

Ladies: High Series (4): Roisin Cloake – 800; High Game: Barbara Minchin – 221

 

ALTBC Knock-out Cup Winners

 

In order to have some change to the usual Friday League format it was decided in 1988 to run a “Knock-out” event for the 30 teams in the Trios Leagues.  A random draw was made and, as no #1 or #32 is drawn, the teams drawn #2 and #31 got a bye into the first round. This was subsequently changed so that the teams in the Final the previous year are got the bye. The Event takes place from October to December each year. 

 

The winners since 1988 are shown below.  The Big Bang ! ! ! have won three times. What Experience and Chop ‘n Change/NGD twice each.

YEAR

TEAM

PLAYERS

1988

Screwballs Return

Kieran Keogh, Greg Baker, Tony O’Connor, Michaela O’Donovan, Aiden Fallon

1989

What Experience

Paddy Kilduff, Mick Gallagher, Rory O’Loughlin. Peter Grimes, Margaret Kilduff

1990

The Big Bang ! ! !

Paul C Kelly, James Derham, Dave McDonnell, Seán Delaney, June Carron

1991

Something New

Christy Redmond, Eddie Gallagher, Phil Joyce, Jim Redmond

1992

Die Hards

Eddie Monks, Fran Bermingham, Brian Daly, Paul O’Farrell, Andy Reid

1993

Bunch o’ Bananas

Michele O’Connor, Mark O’Riordan, John McDermott, Brendan Clare, Jim Mullally

1994

The Managers

Tommy Maxwell, Pat Power, Marie McAndrew, Michael Dunne, Tony Byrne

1995

What Experience

Paddy Kilduff, John Fearn, Rory O’Loughlin. Peter Grimes, Margaret Kilduff

1996

The Big Bang ! ! !

Paul C Kelly, Mick Gallagher, Marc Mooney, James Derham, Seán Delaney

1997

Les Girls

Ger Hartnett, Yvonne Moran, Dolores Fearn, Mary Macken, Eileen Carron

1998

POWs

Brendan Clare, Mark O’Riordan, Michele O’Connor, Derek Clare, Jim Mullally

1999

The Big Bang ! ! !

Paul C Kelly, Mick Gallagher, Marc Mooney, Seán Delaney, Mark Hinchliffe

2000

Timberwolves

Larry Moran, Dermot Cullen, Mick Walsh, Gino Fitzsimons, Damian Doolan

2001

One One Sex

John Paterson, Sue Paterson, Peter Lawless, Tom Lawless, Angela Lawless

2002

Chop ‘n Change

Martin Ryan, Niall Burke, Robert Mullally, Kieran McCann

2003

N. G. D.

Niall Burke, Robert Mullally, Kieran McCann, Mark Hinchliffe, Martin Ryan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALTBC Championships

 

1st Annual Championships – June 1985

As part of the celebrations for the club’s 21st Anniversary it was decided to start Annual Championships for the club members in June 1985. 82 players, 28 women and 54 men, took part in 11 events. Cormac Somerville was the most successful winning 5 medals - 3 golds and 2 bronzes, while Joanne Morgan won the most women’s medals, 2 silver and 1 bronze.

 

Individual event medal winners were: (Score, average)

Ladies’ Singles Handicap: Margaret O’Flynn (806); Maura O’Riordan (777); Joanne Morgan (773).

Men’s Singles Handicap: Mark O’Riordan (866); Kieran Hennessy (834); Pat Sweeney (827).

Ladies’ Singles Scratch: Ger Herrity (788, 157); Eileen McDermott (746, 149); Yvonne Duignam (744, 148).

Men’s Singles Scratch: Pat Power (970, 194); Mike Dunne (954, 190); Cormac Somerville (951, 190).

Ladies’ Double Handicap: Niamh Kilgallon, Eileen McDermott (1091); Mary Macken, Phil Brophy (1088); Marie McAndrew, Michaela O’Donovan (1076).

Men’s Doubles Handicap: Cormac Somerville, Pat Power (1151); Sean Power, Sean Carey (1148); Dessie Cunningham, John Breen (1141).

Men’s Doubles Scratch: Cormac Somerville, Cliff Bennett (1458, 182); Mark O’Riordan, Billy Hill (1419, 177); John Fearn, Terry Duignam (1395, 174).

Mixed Doubles Handicap: Willie Maxwell, Kay Maxwell (1174); Sean Power, Joanne Morgan (1168); Mark O’Riordan, Sheila Mullally (1163).

Team of Three Handicap: Therese Traynor, Phil Joyce, Peter Cluskey (1680); Kieran Hennessy, Mick Russell, Gerry McHugh (1673); Cormac Somerville, Mick Dunne, Greg Baker (1662).

Ladies’ Masters: Sheila Mullally (1855, 142); Joanne Morgan (1852, 142); Niamh Kilgallon (1807, 139)

Men’s Masters: Cormac Somerville (2534, 181); Mick Dunne (2522, 180); Cliff Bennett (2484, 177).

High Games: Ger Herrity (191); Brendan Beakey (244).

 

2nd Annual Championships – June 1986

In the second Championships 79 players, 24 women and 55 men took part in 12 events with a Trios Scratch event added. 899 games were played in total. Pat Power was the most successful winning 4 golds, while Sheila Mullally won 3 golds. In the Trios Scratch the prizewinners were: Cormac Somerville, Pat Power, Brendan Beakey (1619, 179); Paddy Kilduff, Rory O’Loughlin, Mick Gallagher (1566, 174); Mike Dunne, Greg Baker, John Fearn (1558, 173)

 

3rd Annual Championships – April 1987

The Masters winners in the 3rd Championships were Joanne Morgan and Les Reilly. Joanne won 3 gold medals and Mick Dunne won 4 silvers and a bronze.

 

4th Annual Championships – April/May 1988

The 4th Championships had 106 bowlers, 29 women and 77 men, taking part and playing 1368 games. Top medal winners were John Fearn with 2 golds, 1 silver and 3 bronzes (average 206 over 30 games); Les Reilly with 2 golds and 2 silvers, Ger Herrity and Marian McHugh with 2 golds each; and Sheila Mullally with 3 silvers. Ger Herrity and John Fearn won the Masters. 20 new records were set out of a possible 30. 

 

5th Annual Championships – April / May 1989

99 bowlers competed in the 1989 Championships. Top medal winner was Les Reilly with 4 golds and 1 bronze.  Les also won the Masters with Phil Joyce winning the ladies’ section. Only 6 new records were set. These included a 1283 in the Mixed Doubles Handicap (80% of 190) for Margaret & Paddy Kilduff, which still stands, having been adjusted for the handicap change in 2003 (80% of 220) to 1427.

 

6th Annual Championships – May 1990

79 competitors played in the 6th championships (56 men and 23 ladies). Roisin Carron and Pat Power won the Masters. There were two records broken.

 

7th Annual Championships – September 1991

The numbers were up on the previous year with 95 taking part. The Masters winners were Sheila Mullally and Paddy Kilduff. Two new records were set.

 

8th Annual Championships – September 1992

90 took part. The Masters winners were Yvonne Moran and Charlie Ryan. Ten new records were set.

 

9th Annual Championships – September 1993

82 participants. The Masters winners were Joanne Morgan and Mark O’Riordan. Three new records were set.

 

10th Annual Championships – October 1994

79 participants. The Masters winners were Roisin Carron and Christy Redmond. Three new records were set again.

 

11th Annual Championships – May 1995

61 participants. The Masters winners were Michele O’Connor and Paul C Kelly. Two new records were set.

 

12th Annual Championships – May 1996

60 participants. The Masters winners were Christabel O’Loughlin and Paul C Kelly. Six new records were set.

 

13th Annual Championships – May 1997

61 participants. The Masters winners were Joanne Morgan and Eddie Monks. Eight new records were set.

 

14th Annual Championships – October 1998

67 participants. The Masters winners were Michele O’Connor and Eddie Monks. Six new records were set.

 

15th Annual Championships – September/October 1999

56 participants. The Masters winners were Sheila Mullally and Del Delany. Ten new records were set.

 

16th Annual Championships – September/October 2000

52 participants. The Masters winners were Noeleen O’Reilly and Del Delany. Five new records were set.

 

17th Annual Championships – September/October 2001

58 participants. The Masters winners were Phil Joyce and Del Delany. Two new records were set.

 

18th Annual Championships – October 2002

57 participants. The Masters winners were Barbara Minchin and Mark O’Riordan. Seven new records were set. The Masters was moved to Friday night.

 

19th Annual Championships – October 2003

49 participants. The Masters winners were Joan Gardner and Mark O’Riordan. Three new records were set. The Masters continued on Friday night.

 

20th Annual Championships – September / October 2004

The event took place after the book went to print. So you will have to fill in the details yourself.

 

ALTBC Masters

 

1st ALTBC Masters – March 1996

The committee decided to arrange an Annual Masters event and to run the first in March 1996. Invitations were issued to club members with the qualifying averages: men 170 and women 150.

 

The format was 3 games qualifying. There was then a cut to the top ten men and six women to play another 3 games. Then a further cut to the top six men and four women to play a round robin. All pinfall carried forward plus bonus pins for wins and high games in the round robin.

 

The prizewinners were:

Women:            1 – Dolores Fearn; 2 – Michele O’Connor; 3 – Marie McAndrew.

Men:                 1 – Eddie Monks; 2 – Pat Power; 3 – Pat Tobin.

 

2nd ALTBC Masters – March 1997

The prizewinners were:

Women:            1 – Dolores Fearn; 2 – Yvonne Moran; 3 – Michele O’Connor.

Men:                 1 – Paul C Kelly; 2 - Eddie Monks; 3 – Brendan Clare.

 

3rd ALTBC Masters – March 1998

The prizewinners were:

Women:            1 – Yvonne Moran; 2 – Michele O’Connor; 3 – Dolores Fearn.

Men:                 1 – Paul C Kelly; 2 – Fran Bermingham; 3 – Martin Ryan.

 

4th ALTBC Masters – March 1999

The prizewinners were:

Women:            1 – Noeleen O’Reilly.

Men:                 1 – Eddie Monks.

 

5th ALTBC Masters – July 2000

The prizewinners were:

Women:            1 – Michele O’Connor; 2 – Anne Marie Kelly; 3 – Sheila Mullally.

Men:                 1 – Del Delany; 2 – Fran Bermingham; 3 – Paul C Kelly.

 

ALTBC Masters – March 2001

Cancelled due lack of entries, and not scheduled in 2002. It was not run in 2003 due to the number of other events taking place.

 

6th ALTBC Masters – March 2004

The prizewinners were:

Women:            1 – Noelle Fearn; 2 – Barbara Minchin; 3 – Una Tobin.

Men:                 1 – Del Delany; 2 - Fergal McLoughlin; 3 – Alan McDonnell.

 

NO

YR

PREVIOUS WINNERS

PL1

PL2

PL3

AVE

SCORE

HIGH GAMES

HIGH SERIES

1

83

Cormac SOMERVILLE

1

 

 

177

2130

231

Mick GALLAGHER/Pat POWER

595

Mick GALLAGHER

2

84

Cormac SOMERVILLE

2

 

 

206

2480

255

Cliff BENNETT

654

Cormac SOMERVILLE

3

85

Pat POWER

1

 

 

180

2165

235

Pat POWER

568

John FEARN

4

86

Les REILLY

1

 

 

193

2321

258

Les REILLY

657

Les REILLY

5

87

Cormac SOMERVILLE

3

 

 

199

2391

244

Pat POWER

622

Pat POWER

6

88

Cormac SOMERVILLE

4

 

 

202

2432

267

Pat POWER

655

Dermot CULLEN

7

89

Les REILLY

2

 

 

184

2208

233

Pat TOBIN

585

John FEARN

8

90

Cormac SOMERVILLE (PL1)

*5*

 

 

182

2194

242

Tom MAXWELL

600

Cormac SOMERVILLE

9

91

Christy REDMOND

1

1

 

189

2276

254

John FEARN

642

Larry MORAN

10

92

Des KELLY

1

1

 

184

2213

256

Des KELLY

603

Christy REDMOND

11

93

Mick DUNNE

 

1

 

199

2394

254

Mick DUNNE

645

Mick DUNNE

12

94

Terry DUIGNAM

 

1

 

188

2266

256

Mick GALLAGHER

614

Dave GODWIN

13

95

Tom MAXWELL

 

1

 

192

2314

253

Tom MAXWELL

621

Tom MAXWELL

14

96

Pat POWER

 

1

 

190

2287

238

Tom MAXWELL

631

Tom MAXWELL

15

97

John MORAN

 

1

 

190

2289

264

Mick DUNNE

649

John MORAN

16

98

Paddy KILDUFF

 

1

 

182

2192

238

Pat TOBIN

614

Pat POWER

17

99

John DILLON               (PL2)

 

*1*

 

205

2470

256

Pat TOBIN/Terry DUIGNAM

683

Pat TOBIN

18

00

Mick WALSH

 

1

 

202

2424

257

Dermot CULLEN

648

John FEARN

19

01

Alan MCDONNELL

 

 

1

212

2555

265

Alan MCDONNELL

690

Tom MAXWELL

20

02

Mark DELANY

 

 

1

205

2462

259

Mick WALSH

674

Mark DELANY

21

03

Alan MCDONNELL

 

 

2

*238*

*2859*

*280*

Alan MCDONNELL

*749*

Alan MCDONNELL


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Club had used Irish Pewter products for a number of years as prizes for the International Airline Tournament and on their tenth, Anniversary in 1983; they presented us with a “Ten Year Plate” to be used for a competition.  We decided to run an Individual event for Aer Lingus, Aer Rianta and ALSAA Staff over 12 games scratch.  The top 20 players would be invited each year.  The person who won the event most times over the ten years would be the permanent holder of “The Plate”.

By the eighth event Cormac Somerville had won five times and could not be beaten.  So we acquired a new Plate and continued to play for the original one also. Cormac was presented with Plate 1 in 1992. 

It was a totally different story with Plate 2 as no one won more that once.  John Dillon however was the winner of Plate 2 as the ‘tie rule’ was applied which declared the winner to be the one with the highest winning pinfall, which was 2470, average of 205, set in 1999.

The third Plate was acquired in 2001 and Alan McDonnell has already won twice setting a new record of 2859, a 238 average, in the 2003 event which finally beat Cormac Somerville’s record of 2480 (206 average) set in the 1984 event.

Initially The Plate was run on the Anniversary of the opening of ALSAA Bowl in late June / early July, but in the days before Air Conditioning this was found to be too hot to bowl 12 games so it is now held in January / February of the following year.

 

Members’ Current Top Averages

 

Composite Averages from the Club Winter 2003/04 and Spring 2004 Trios are shown below for the top 30 men and 15 women.

 

Pos

Name - Men

Games

Average

Pos

Name - Women

Games

Average

1

Keith Monahan

30

225.5

1

Barbara Minchin

95

172.2

2

Mark O'Riordan

92

224.9

2

Yvonne Moran

74

171.4

3

Del Delany

87

223.2

3

Michele O'Connor

16

170.9

4

Alan McDonnell

45

215.0

4

Noelle Fearn

66

170.0

5

Paul C Kelly

98

209.2

5

Roisin Cloake

94

169.8

6

Mark Hinchliffe

40

207.0

6

Dolores Fearn

48

168.3

7

Terry Kelly

105

205.8

7

Trish Bermingham

86

167.6

8

Marc Mooney

64

205.0

8

Barbara Cullen

27

167.6

9

Niall Burke

77

204.9

9

Phil Joyce

87

166.1

10

Conor McDonnell

74

204.6

10

Eileen Carron

14

165.4

11

Brendan Brady

85

204.1

11

Sheila Mullally

72

163.6

12

Fergal McLoughlin

81

203.0

12

Rita Kebbell

90

163.2

13

Colm Cloake

60

202.3

13

Cinny Nolan

86

162.9

14

Frank Bermingham

88

200.0

14

Deirdre Kelly

85

162.4

15

Tom Maxwell

42

199.7

15

Sheron Sweeny

79

162.1

16

Eddie Monks

82

199.4

 

17

Stephen Joyce

21

198.5

 

18

John Fearn

90

198.3

 

19

Derek Clare

68

196.3

 

20

Paddy Dunne

99

196.2

 

21

Paddy Kilduff

91

195.4

 

22

John Dillon

93

195.3

 

23

Wesley Row

70

195.3

 

24

Pat Tobin

90

194.6

 

25

Mark Delany

75

194.6

 

26

Ciaran Kilduff

15

194.3

 

27

Paul M Kelly

100

193.1

 

28

Dermot Cullen

35

191.5

 

29

Robert Mullally

75

191.5

 

30

Martin Ryan

56

191.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members’ Highest Games and Series

 

HIGH GAME: MEN – 300 – in ALSAA

Barry FOLEY (6-9-00), Del DELANY (13-9-00), Brendan BRADY (6-6-02), Mick WALSH (12-9-02),

Wesley ROW (29-9-02), David KELLY (7-11-02), Mark O’RIORDAN (28-11-02, 11-4-03 & 21-11-03),

Marc MOONEY (6-12-03), Mark DELANY (3-5-03), John FEARN (10-6-03), Fran BERMINGHAM (10-2-04),

Alan MCDONNELL (14-05-04).

HIGH SERIES: MEN – 809 – in ALSAA

Mark O’RIORDAN (11-6-03), Del DELANY (26-03-04).

 

HIGH GAME: LADIES – 280 – in Coolock

Yvonne MORAN (19-1-96).

HIGH GAME: LADIES – 279 – in ALSAA

Phil JOYCE (27-3-99), Jeanette MCGUINNESS (19-11-02).

 

HIGH SERIES: LADIES – 709 – in Coolock

Yvonne MORAN (19-1-96).

 

HIGH SERIES: LADIES – 694 – in ALSAA

Michele O’CONNOR (14-10-98).

 

 

Del Delany’s Story

 

When Paddy Kilduff asked me to contribute an article for the publication to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the ALTBC, he did not give me any guidelines so I have taken a trip down memory lane back to the day in 1962 when after an eight hour wait, I played my first ever game of tenpin bowling.

 

It was a 66, but I was in love with the game. I was waiting at the door at 10.00am the next morning and played four games, one a 158. It’s amazing how things like that stay in the memory. Those early days of playing were at the Hawthorns Bowl next to one of the other great loves of my life, West Bromwich Albion Football Club.

 

Honing my skills in the junior league, which had 24 five-man teams, and watching the Baggies were equally enjoyable during the sixties. The sad demise of the bowling centre was cushioned by the fact that the Baggies enjoyed a successful period even winning the F.A. Cup in 1968 and I was there, what a day!

 

During this time, I met my wife Carole; she also supported the Albion and went to Teen and Twenty Night at Warley Bowl. What a girl! We got married and moved to Manchester in 1971, where I was absorbed into another bowling environment.

 

Belle Vue was a hotbed of bowling in the north and I was invited to bowl for the Classics, one of the best teams around. Using my black rubber Amflite ball, my first fingertip, I embarked on ten memorable and successful years nationally and internationally with the Classics.

 

Team bowling is the foundation of our sport, and the Paris fives which celebrated its 40th anniversary this year was an annual pilgrimage for that great team. Two second and one third place was testament to our standard in European team bowling.

 

Regular appearances for Great Britain during this time included two F.I.Q. medals in Amsterdam and Helsinki. Our two sons Mark and Paul were born in 1974 and 1977. I am surprised we found the time with bowling and me working away from home. 

 

The seventies finished very well, promotion for the Albion in 1976, third in the league and semi-finals of the cup in 1978 and I won the London Matchplay in 1979. I had introduced the two boys briefly to bowling and West Brom in Manchester, but when we moved back to the Midlands in 1981, they both became bowlers and Baggies fans in earnest.

 

Moving back was like coming home in bowling terms, back at Ambassador Lanes, Wolverhampton were the Shylocks Rabbi Rollers, a team of young lads I had played with before moving to Manchester. It was almost as if they had saved a place for me.

 

Chip Blair was a business acquaintance in Florida, through speaking on the telephone we knew that we both bowled. One Friday, out of the blue, he rang to invite me to the ABC Championships, a huge event just like our nationals only it lasts six months.

 

This was great news as I had always wanted to play in the states but the tournament was the following week in Memphis. I made it, bowlers always find a way, and for the next few years we had family holidays in Florida while I played the ABC’s in Baltimore, Niagara Falls, Las Vegas and Tulsa. I’d only ever seen it on the telly! I played in a couple of ABC Masters where the professionals and amateurs play together. In 1985 in Tulsa, I finished 17th out of 480, a highlight for sure.

 

The mid-eighties were very good bowling wise; a bronze medal in Madrid in the European Cup for individuals and playing in the World Games in Stevenage, a sort of alternative Olympics, and on the domestic front back to back P.T.B.C. Masters Titles. During this time I also played in a five-man league at Acocks Green, a centre I first bowled at in 1963. They were really a team of young lads but we went to Paris one year and made the final, a great achievement for an inexperienced team. Mark and Paul were now members of the YBC at Wolverhampton.

 

All bowlers can remember milestones and achievements, I can still remember my first 200 and Mark’s and Paul’s too. Carole’s high game is 188 and she finished with seven in a row for that, maybe that’s why she left it to us after that. The end of the eighties saw the Baggies performing not so well, Mark and Paul playing some junior tournaments and Paul playing junior football. I enjoyed the boys’ accomplishments so I did not play many tournaments for a couple of years.

 

At the tender age of 13, Paul became good enough to play in adult tournaments. His first win was in the Blackpool Doubles with me as his partner. It was a close one pin. That was 1991, the year I won the Irish Open. It was a very special moment for me as my mum and dad were there. They had moved back to Ireland in 1972 and had never seen me play in a big tournament. So it is a fantastic memory for me! They were also there the same year to see Paul winning the Irish Junior Open, using the Blue Hammer I had used to win.

 

The boys’ progress in bowling was very impressive. Paul was the competitor but Mark was an excellent player in his own right as he still is. They won the European Doubles together in Sunderland. In 1993, at the age of fifteen, Paul won a silver medal at the Men’s European Championships in Malmo, a great achievement considering the standard of bowlers participating. Wembley 1993 and promotion for the Baggies marked an upturn in their fortunes, which has continued. In 1994, Paul won three medals in the Junior European Championships in Helsinki and silver in the Under 23’s World Championships in Hong-Kong in 1996. During these years Paul also qualified to represent Great Britain in the Bowling World Cup in Johannesburg and Hermosillo. 

 

In 1995, Paul played in the World Championships in Reno at the National Bowling Stadium. Prior to that event, we had played in the ABC Championships at the same venue, an eighty-one-lane centre- the odd lane being in the Pro-Shop!                      

 

We lived in Wales for three years and I bowled the first sanctioned 300 game there. Since 1997, we have been in Ireland and our much-travelled sons are both here.

 

I thought things would slow down but bowling has a way of pulling you back. Welcomed into another bowling family, I won the All-Events in the National Championships, and I had a great Triple Crown when the Irish team won all around them. I know my mum, who by this time had sadly departed this world, would have been delighted to see me in an Irish shirt at last.

In 1999 I went on the furthest of my travels to Sydney Australia to visit Mark and play in the Manhattan Super Classic. Once again well received into another bowling community. I enjoyed the tournament and finished a creditable 8th.

 

I don’t play so many tournaments now but winning the Irish Match Play at Palmerstown in 2002 was also very special as Paul and I have now both won the London and Irish Matchplays. I have played in the ALTBC for 6 years and it is the best-organised league I have played in. Paddy Kilduff is the best administrator I have come across in my travels. ALSAA is one of my favourite centres, we all remember milestones and the fact that Mark, Paul and I have all achieved that magical perfect game here is amazing.

 

My other favourite centres are Bowling De Paris, Tali Bowl Helsinki and the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, but I’ll never forget the Hawthorns, where the journey all started.

 

Well, that’s almost it! The balls have changed, the scores are higher but the spirit of the game and the friendships I have made along with great memories will never change! Bowling is just like supporting WestBrom. Plenty of highs and lows but right now the Baggies are back in the Premiership and I’m bowling ok, so we are on a high.

 

There are clubs and leagues all over the world like the ALTBC. Many play once a week only in their centre for the social and recreational aspect of bowling. I have been fortunate to do the same thing only on a wider scale.

 

For over 25 years, I have been involved in ball drilling and coaching. Both have given me considerable enjoyment, to see bowlers, particularly juniors progressing into top bowlers.

 

My most memorable coaching experience was with Paul Stott, Junior, in the Junior European Championships in Rome 2002. He showed everything that is required in bowling skill, determination and tenacity in winning a Silver medal in the All Events.

 

So 50 years a Baggies fan, 42 years bowling, 33 years married, I know Carole may question in which order my priorities lie, but I can assure her that depending on how the Albion are playing or how I am bowling, they can only come a close second because without her none of it would have been possible!

 

Happy 40th Birthday ALTBC! Here’s to the next 40!

 

 

 

Sports Persons of the Year

 

“Jim Delaney Trophy” Recipients

Jim Delaney, a senior ALTBC member, at the time, was the current ITBA Sports Person of the Year when he passed away in 1985.  Herbie Grant, President of the ITBA, presented the ALTBC with the “Jim Delaney” Trophy to be used as we wished. We decided to present it annually to the ALTBC “Sports Person of the Year”.  All Club Members, except serving Committee Members, are entitled to be considered.  Congratulations to all the recipients who are listed below.

 

1985                                  John Dillon

1986                                  Kay Maxwell

1987                                  Nicky Power

1988                                  Deirdre Clare

1989                                  Rory O’Loughlin

1990                                  Yvonne Duignam

1991                                  John Moran

1992                                  Brendan Clare

1993                                  Phil Brophy

1994                                  Brendan Beakey

1995                                  Jimmy Redmond

1996                                  Peter Kelly

1997                                  Paddy Dunne

1998                                  Paul C Kelly

1999                                  Derek Clare

2000                                  Kieran Hennessy

2001                                  Eddie Massey

2002                                  Cinny Nolan

2003                                  Joan Gardner

 

 

Novelty Events

 

Fun nights for club members have been arranged in ALSAA Bowl over the years.  Initially they were at Holiday weekends but then dropped off. In recent years a Summer Fun Night is held following the Spring League.  Some details of the early events follow.  An annual New Year’s Day match with Stillorgan was held for a number of years.

 

Christmas 1984

Turkey Shoots were arranged for five Sunday Afternoons before Christmas. Qualify over 6 lanes by knocking 7 pins for up to 145 average or 8 pins over 145. Three re-entries were allowed.

A Handicap Singles was held on 15th December with 37 taking part. Larry Meany was best and won a turkey, while Cormac Somerville was next with smoked salmon. John Fearn won a bottle of whiskey.  Other novelty prizes were distributed to the top 11 and included Sheila Mullally winning a ‘cherished’ Bowling Club tie.

 

New Year’s Night 1985

In the Low Bowl Singles there were 40 entrants.  Pat Power was best with 69, Paddy Kilduff next with 72 and Alan Morris 3rd with 81. The Mixed Scotch Doubles also he 40 players. Marie McAndrew and John Fearn won with 384. Followed by Sheila Mullally and William Hill, 335, and Yvonne Duignam and Mark O’Riordan taking the final prize with 314. 

Earlier on New Year’s Day a challenge match was played in ALSAA with a Stillorgan selection with the visitors two trios teams winning by 59 pins.  The ALTBC bowlers were Mick Gallagher, Tom Maxwell, Les Reilly, Pat Power, John Fearn and Greg Baker.

 

Green Pin Tournament – Patrick’s Day 1985

A Fun Bowl was held on Patrick’s Day.  Low Bowl Winners were Brendan Beakey (66), John Dillon (74) and Sheila Mullally (86).  Scotch Doubles prizewinners were Marie McAndrew/Brendan Beakey and Maura O’Riordan/Liam Sneyd (314), Marie Carroll/ William Maxwell (310) and Dolores Fearn/John Dillon (309). In the Team, Target Bowl was won by Stephen Nolan, Marie Carroll, Brendan Beakey (529 +0), 2nd – Des Kelly, Mark O’Riordan, Angela Kerrigan (479 –22), and 3rd – Oliver O’Riordan, John Kerrigan, Brendan Beakey (439 –40). Green Pins were converted by Maura O’Riordan, Tony Hill, Marie McAndrew, Pat Mongey, Dolores Fearn, Tony Barry, Jim Mullally, Marie Carroll and William Maxwell.

 

Hallow E’en 1985 Fancy Dress Bowl

A Fun Bowl and Fancy Dress was arranged for Hallow E’en.  Low Bowl Winners were Paddy Kilduff (85), Pat Power (87) and Des Kelly (90).  The Scotch Doubles prizewinners were Pat Power/Margaret O’Flynn (295), Mark O’Riordan/Rosemary Maxwell (290) and Brendan Clare/Colette Irwin (285). In the Midnight/Moonlight Bowl the successes were Paddy Kilduff, Jim Mullally, Mark O’Riordan (526), Martin Stanley, Billy Hill, William Maxwell (430) and Mick Russell, John Fearn, Helen Kelly (404). The Fancy Dress winners were Therese “Chef” Traynor, William “Butcher” Hill and Yvonne “Vestal Person” Moran.

 

Christmas 1985

A “Sort of” Handicap Singles was held on 14th December with 42 taking part. John Fearn was most above average (+90) and won a turkey, while Jim Mullally was +87 got a smoked salmon. Mark O’Riordan at +79 won a bottle of Baileys.  Other novelty prizes were distributed to the top 13. The nearest to average (Nicky Power) and the four most below average all received Christmas decorations.

 

New Year’s Night 1986

In the Low Bowl Singles was won by Eddie Massey with 78, Ron Burke was 2nd with 80 and Paddy Kilduff next with 87. Jim and Sheila Mullally won the Mixed Scotch Doubles with 331. Mark O’Riordan and Kay Maxwell had 307, just ahead of Eddie Massey and Deirdre Clare with 302. John Kerrigan, Eddie Massey and Sheila Mullally won the Midnight Bowl with 530. Next were Mark O’Riordan, Jim Mullally and Margaret Kane with 428, who were equalled by Gay Donnelly, Steve Nolan and Ron Burke.

Earlier on New Year’s Day we had the annual challenge match with the Stillorgan selection.  This time the home team was successful in winning by 211 pins. The ALTBC bowlers were Cormac S, Pat P, Brendan B, Tom M, John F, Mike D, Paddy K, Paddy S and Cliff B.

 

St. Patrick’s Day 1986 Fun Bowl

A Fun Bowl took place on St Patrick’s Day. Low Bowl winners were Paddy Kilduff (60), Joanne Morgan (72) and Jim Long (75).  The Mixed Scotch Doubles successes were Marie Carroll/Eddie Massey (390), Vera Donnelly/Willie Maxwell (348) and Vera Donnelly/Billy Hill (343). In the Team Target Bowl the successes were 1st - Michael Nugent, Jim Mullally, Des Kelly, Viv Kerrigan, 2nd – Billy Hill, Tony Hill, Sheila Mullally, Michael Keogh, 3rd – Oliver O’Riordan, Catherine Nugent, John Kerrigan, Brendan Kelly.

 

Anniversary Night 1987 Fun Bowl

The Anniversary Fun Bowl on 27th June had Low Bowl Winners Brendan Beakey (70), Paddy Kilduff (72) and Dermot Cullen (82).  The Mixed Scotch Doubles successes were Maureen Burke/Pat Keogh (375), Linda Mooney/Dermot Cullen (326) and Susan Mooney/Eddie Monks (320). In the Moonlight Bowl the prizewinners were Liam Walls, Gary Neary, Aidan Fallon (455), Paul O’Farrell, Paul Maher, Marie McAndrew (446) and Linda Mooney, Fintan Farrelly, Brendan Beakey (346).

 

New Year’s Day 1988

The annual challenge match with Stillorgan took place, as usual, with Stillorgan winning by 83 pins. The ALTBC players were: John Dermot, Brendan, Mick, Tommy and Pat, while Stillorgan were: Colin, Eugene, Philip, Tom, Sean and Paul.

 

 

Treasure Hunts

 

Car Treasure Hunt - October 1975

For a bit of diversion we arranged a Car Treasure Hunt for 26th October 1975. It ran from the Phoenix Monument in the Phoenix Park and finished in the Caughoo Room of the Royal Hotel in Howth. The cost was 30p per person or £1 per car. With 13 cars taking part the total income was £10.10.

 

The list of participating cars may be of interest: Dermot Cullen (2085ZI), Chris McNally (RZI890), Mick Gallagher (7264ZJ), Greg Baker (IZH584), Rory O’Loughlin (JZJ164), Dave Hughes (5779ZU), Paddy Walsh (111URI), Rosemary Roe (LZA919), Con Dolan (516ZA), Benny Henry (3493Z), Barry Crowley (2082ZI), Liz Dagg (227JIK), John Keane (264BRI).

 

Noel Walshe and Paddy Kilduff set all 48 questions in 35 four line rhyming stanzas. Competitors had to collect “Scavenge Items” including a feather, a piece of red rock, a cockle, a chestnut and a brass 3d bit. One or two points were awarded for each correct answer or scavenge item and the shortest mileage was used a tie decider.

 

Dave Hughes drove the winning car with 51 points out of a maximum of 62. Rory O’Loughlin was second with 50, while there was a tie for 3rd on 49 points between Rosemary Roe and Benny Henry, which resulted in Rosemary winning with the shortest distance, 27 miles to 28. Shortest possible distance was 22.6 miles. Mick Gallagher did the longest distance with 51 miles and got 48 points. Did he speed? 31 points was the lowest.

 

Prizes were 1st – Foot Pump and Pressure Gauge, 2nd – Wheel brace and Chamex, 3rd – Wheel Glove and Screen Cleaner.

 

 

Howth Walking Treasure Hunt – 31 August 1986

A Treasure Hunt, which started outside the St. Lawrence Hotel and finished in ALSAA Upstairs Lounge, was arranged for Club Members. There were 65 questions and 10 scavenge items to collect.  Only three teams took part – Eddie Monks’ Team won with 66 points while Pat Power’s team was second with 58. 

 

Conclusion!

It would seem that Tenpin Bowling and Treasure Hunts don’t go together!!!

 

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