Aer Lingus Bowls Club

Aer Lingus Bowls Club

2017/2016/2015/2014 News


Sun 27th & Mon 28th August. International Test Match (Ireland V Scotland) in Aer Lingus.

Sun 13th August. International Assessment Day in Aer Lingus. (10am - 5pm).

Sun.30th July. Open Cup. Semi-Final. Aer Lingus lost to St. Jas. Gate. In Leinster. 

Sun 16th July. Champion of Champions Finals at Dun Laoghaire.Ed Farrell lost to J. Dixon (Meath).

Fri. 7th July. Champion of Champions (Men). Ed Farrell and Pauline Gargan.

Sat/Sun 1st/2nd July. BIBC Senior Internationals at Belmont, Belfast.

Sun.18th June. Open Cup. 2nd Rd. Aer Lingus beat Meath.

Sat. 3rd June. IBA Cup. 2nd Rd. Dunluce beat Aer Lingus.

Sun. 28th May. Open Cup. 1st Rd. Aer Lingus beat Blackrock. (105 - 33)

Fri/Sat. 26th/27th May. Senior Inter-Association Champ'ships in CYM (BLI) and Crumlin. See Poster in BLI News.

Sat. 22nd April. Div. 1 First Match. Away to Crumlin. Lost. 1 - 6.

Thurs. 20th April. Vets First Match. Home to Bray. Won 3 - 1.

Tues. 18th April. Div. 4 First Match. Away to CYM. Lost. 0 - 6.

Thurs. 13th April. BLI Championships Draws Posted in Clubhouse.

Sun. 9th April. A.L. Classic and Flag Unfurling. 

Sun. 26th March. A.L. OPEN DAY.

Sat. 4th Mar. Winter League Semi Final in Aer Lingus. 

Thurs. 23rd. Feb. General Meeting.

Sat. 18th Feb. Final match in Winter League.

Thurs 23rd Feb. A.L. General Meeting.

Fri. 27th/Sat. 28th January. Aer Lingus secure another victory in the Pat Heade Memorial Cup at Belfast Indoor Bowls   Club, Shaws Bridge, Belfast. 


***Saturday 10th December. Annual Christmas Dinner and Prizegiving at ALSAA***

Tuesday 6th December. Aer Lingus Committee Meeting at 8pm. 

Thursday 24th November. B.L.I. A.G.M. at Kenilworth.

Saturday 12th November. L.B.L.I. A.G.M. at St. Jas. Gate.

Tuesday 8th November. Aer Lingus Committee Meeting at 8pm. 

Sunday 6th November. Irish World Bowls Team Practice at Aer Lingus. 12am - 2pm.

Saturday 5th November. Irish World Bowls Team Practice at Aer Lingus. 11am - 4pm.

Friday 4th November. BLI Annual Dinner. St. James Gate. 


   **Sunday 30th October. Club Competition Finals and Barbque**    Good Weather, Competitive Matches,    and Appreciative Crowd contributed to a Great Day at our Club Finals. Special Thanks to the Finalists, Supporters, Markers,  and a special thank you to Chef-in-Chief Shay for a wonderful BBQ, enjoyed by all. 

        Men's Club Championship. Tommy Doyle lost to Ed Farrell.

        Men's Captain's Cup. John Conway lost to Shay Tyrrell.

        Ladies Champion of Champions. Pauline Gargan beat Ann O'Meara.


Wednesday 26th October. Coaching at 11am.

Saturday 15th October. Start of Winter League. (A.L. Lost to Meath 1 - 5).


Season 2016. Summary. 

First Team - Div. 1. 4th Place.      Second Team - Div. 4. 6th Place.      Vets Team - 4th Place.

 Ladies Team - Div. 2 - 4th Place. 


September - Club Competitions Semi-Finals and Finals. t.b.a.

Saturday 10th Sept.      1st Div.   Aer Lingus beat Dun Laoghaire 6 - 1.

Saturday 3rd  Sept.      1st Div.   Kenilworth lost to Aer Lingus 1.5 - 5.5.

Saturday 27th August. 1st Div.   Aer Lingus beat Crumlin 7 - 0.

Saturday 20th August. 1st Div.   Leinster beat Aer Lingus 5 - 2.

Saturday 13th August. 1st Div.   Bray beat Aer Lingus  5 - 2.

Saturday  6th August.  1st Div.    Aer Lingus beat Blackrock 7 - 0.

Wed. 27th Jul.  (6 pm). - BLI Championships - Semi-Final. - E.Farrell/W.Doyle V T.A.Smyth/T.P.Smyth.

               Result -  Ends 5 (2 - 3), 10 (10 - 6), 15 (12 - 15) 21 (14 - 23). Final Result - Lost 14 - 23.

### Ed and Wally led all the way to the 13th end. (12 -10). After 14 ends the Leinster caught up (12 - 12) and duo took control. From then until the end Leinster scored 11 shots, (including 5 in the 19th end) in reply to 2 from Aer Lingus. As the score suggests Ed & Wally were out-played in that period and the Smyth's deserved their victory, and will meet Pierpoint/Maher (St. Jas. Gate) in the Boyd Cup Final. on Fri. or Sat.###

Saturday 23rd July. 1st Div. St. Jas Gate beat Aer Lingus 7 - 0.

Saturday 16th July. 1st Div.  Aer Lingus beat Meath 7 - 0.

Sunday 10th July. Aer Lingus BBQ at 2pm. Food and soft drinks provided by club - Bring your own beer!  COST - €0 

                All members, family and friends welcome.  Fun target bowls during afternoon and hopefully singalong.

Also Sun. 10th July - Champion of Champions Tournament at Dun Laoghaire Bowling Club.

                                 First Rd.  Joe Fitzsimons (Aer Lingus) beat William Murtagh (Herbert Park). 21-10.

                               Qtr. Final.  Joe Fitzsimons (Aer Lingus) lost to Tom Scallon (Greenhills). 17-21.


 BLI and LBLI Championships. 


Marper Cup. 3rd RdEd Farrell beat E.Brennan (St.Jas.Gate) and Champion Dave Kenny beat G. DeSouza (CYM).

                     4th Rd.  Ed Farrell beat McCarthy (CYM) and Champion Dave Kenny lost to N.Maher

 (July 14th)    5th Rd. (Last 8).  N. Maher (Crumlin) beat Ed Farrell.  

Boyd Cup.    2nd Rd.    E.Farrell/W.Doyle beat DW Patrick/JJ Murphy (Crumlin)

                    3rd Rd.    E.Farrell/W.Doyle beat A.O'Keeffe/M.Gorman (St. Jas. Gate)

 (July 13th)   4th Rd. (Last 8).  I.Darcy/E.McEvoy (Crumlin) lost to E.Farrell/W.Doyle 

Mecredy Cup1st Rd.  J.Conway/P.NcGonigle/D.Byrne/R.Savage lost to J.Cheevers/E.McCann/A.Kelly/Jy.Cheevers                                                                                                                                    (Greystones).  


Junior Singles. (W.McKeon Cup)

(22nd July)   3rd Rd.   A.O'Meara beat M.Hughes (Ierne). 

Junior Pairs. (W.Robinson Trophy). 

(18th July)   3rd Rd.   A.O'Meara/K.Smyth V A.Gillick/M.Farrell (Leinster).

Junior Trips. (Rose Ivie Trophy). 

(8th July)    3rd Rd.   A.O'Meara/F.McCrane/K.Smyth Lost to M.Cummins/M.Doyle/A.Reid (Westmanstown).


                                                  See Mens Section for More Results. 

Sat. 7th May.       Match 3. - Div. 1. St. Jas. Gate (H). Won.Result  - Aer Lingus 6  St. Jas. Gate 1.

Thurs. 28th April. Match 2. - Vets.   Ierne (A).           Bye.   Result  - Ierne. Aer Lingus. - Bye.

Mon.25th April.    Match 2. - Div. 4.  Crumlin (A).    LOST    Result  -  Crumlin 5. Aer Lingus 1. 

Sat. 23rd April.    Match 2. - Div. 1.  Meath (A).       WON.  Result  - Meath.   2  Aer Lingus. 5. 

Thurs. 21st April. Match 1. - Vets.    Greenhills (A).  LOST.  Result  - Greenhills 4. Aer Lingus. 0.

Mon.18th April.    Match 1. - Div. 4.  Greenhills (A).  LOST.  Result  - Greenhills 5. Aer Lingus 1.

Sat. 16th April.    Match 1. - Div. 1.  CYM (H).         LOST.  Result  - Aer Lingus 2. CYM 5. 

Thurs. 14th April. Practice session.

Sun. 10th. Aer Lingus Trips Competition. RESULTS. 1st - Owen Morrissey-Murphy (Skerries) 21 shots.

                 2nd. - Mike Craven (Aer Lingus) 20 shots. 3rd. - Walter Doyle (Aer Lingus). 19 shots.                                                          

Sat. 9th. Practice match V Pickie CANCELLED. Team Roll-up instead.

Thurs. 7th April. Practice *1. First Roll-up of the season.


Aer Lingus Bowls Club Officers for 2015/2016 Season.

  President - Joe Tyrrell.   Vice-President - Des Walsh.   Treasurer - Ed Farrell.   Secretary - Jim Bradshaw.   

 Men's Captain - Joe Tyrrell.   Lady Captain - Norina Savage.  Committee - Ann Maguire, Nuala Radford,  

  Tommy Doyle,  Ann Walsh and Norina Savage.  Honorary Life Member - Ann O'Meara.


 Men - The captain, Joe Tyrrell, will hold a meeting in the Tailteen Room in ALSAA onMONDAY 14th MARCH 2016 at 7.30 p.m.  All men bowlers are requested to attend.

Ladies - A meeting of the in the Kitchen on TUESDAY 15th MARCH 2016 at 2.00 p.m.  All lady bowlers are requested to attend.

>>>  See full Notice (17th February, 2016) in "News" - "Newsletters 2011-2016" Section 





See Newsletter March, 2015 - next page.

Congratulations and Best Wishes to Joe Tyrrell - President, BLI, 2015.


March 21st. Friendly Match. Home to Pickie. 

Details>   Friendly21st March           Home    Pickie    Won. 
 Lead>P.RedmondD.KennyJ.TyrrellF.O'Callaghan A.Kieran B.Sheppard              
 Second>M.O'Leary   R.Hogan   J.FitzsimonsJ.BradshawG.Lathem  T.Hassett 
 Third>E.MarshallS.TyrrellN.BrownT.DoyleJ.Dunne D.Robinson 
 Skip>W.Doyle E.FarrellM.O'LooneyM.HoganN.Radford  H.Harris 
 Result>Lost 7-14Won 27-5Lost 16-23Lost 13-23Won 33-15 Lost 15-20 Overall 111-100



March 28th. BLI Flag Unfurling at Aer Lingus Bowls Club. Match - Aer Lingus v 's President's Select.

Details>   Friendly28th March           HomePresidents Select    Won
 Lead>P.RedmondD.KennyJ.ConwayF.O'Callaghan A.Kieran B.Sheppard              
 Second>M.O'Leary   R.Hogan   G.MorrinJ.BradshawT.Harnett  D.Walsh 
 Third>E.MarshallS.TyrrellJ.FitzsimonsT.DoyleN.Radford D.Robinson 
 Skip>W.Doyle M.TyrrellN.BrownM.Hogan J.Dunne H.Harris 
 Result>Won 22-5Won 15-5Won 14-11Won 17-8Lost 8-16 Won 15-14 Overall 91 - 59 

 Presidents Select Team (below):- 

 Lead>A.DoyleP.ByrneT.MurrayR.McClancy      xK.Birchall              
 Third>W.ThormeyJ.Cheevers D.Forsyth   Q.TessinxK.Armstrong
 Skip>C.RyanT.SmithR.ByrneJ.Leonardxxxxxxxxx D.Patrick

 April 19th. Aer Lingus Trips Competition. Winners:- 1st - Tony Roy (Skerries) plus 2 tba. 21 pts.  2nd - Tommy Doyle, Joe Fitzsimons, Mick O'Looney. (Aer Lingus) 20 pts.,         3rd - Wally Smith, Ed Farrell, Mark O'Looney (Aer Lingus). 20pts. 

April 23rd. Vets 3. Away to Blackrock. (Won).

April 25th. Div 1. Match 1. Home to CYM. (Lost).  

                 Div. 3. Match 1. Away to Bray. (Lost). 

April 29th. Ladies BLI. Div. 2. Away to Westmanstown. (Lost).

May 2nd. Div 1. Match 2. Away to Meath (Won 4-3). Changed from May 9th - Senior Cup Match.

May 9th. Senior Cup. 1st Round. Aer Lingus bt Dun Laoghaire 85 - 56. (See First Team Results).

May 23rd. Senior Cup. 2nd Round. Ballymena bt Aer Lingus. (Crumlin v Aer Lingus on Tues. 26th May). 

May 19th. Liam Moggin (National Coach/Tutor) will make a presentation in the Tailtean Room, at 7.30, entitled "Mental Preparation for Success in Sports".

 June 14th. Fun Day/Fundraiser. Details forthcoming.

June 21st. Open Cup. Home - Lost to St. James Gate.

July Update.  Club Championships Draws Posted. (See under "Club")


       BLI Championships (to be held in Aer Lingus).  See Separate page "BLI's 2015" under Men's Section.

        Through to the Semi-Finals Stages are -

        Marper Cup - Dave Kenny. (Winner).   Tyler Cup - N.O'Meara/J.Dunne.    Boyd Cup - E.Farrell/W.Doyle.

                                 O'Leary Cup - P.Redmond/F.O'Callaghan/E.Marshall/M.Hogan.

        Sixsmith Cup - D.Kenny/S.Tyrrell/E.Farrell/W.Doyle and P.Redmond/F.O'Callaghan/E.Marshall/M.Hogan

                         Baird Cup - D.Kenny/E.Farrell/W.Doyle. and P.Redmond/E.Marshall/M.Hogan


       Champion of Champions. Semi-Finals/Final on Sun.19th July at Dun Laoghaire.

         A.Squire (Dun Laoghaire) lost to T. Murray (Meath). and N.Roche (Leinster) bt Eddie Marshall (Aer Lingus).

FINAL - Trevor Murray (Meath) beat Noel Roche (Leinster).


Congratulations to our "A" Team - Runner-up, Div 1, 2015. 


  Div. 1 League Table at Sun. 13th September, 2015. 


St. James Gate1715024550.595.5
Aer Lingus1813053944.583.5
Dun Laoghaire181206364379

       Our Ladies team completed their season in Div 2, finishing in 4th place.


Aer Lingus Club Competitions 2015.

Ladies Singles Champion - Pauline Gargan.  Ladies Shield - Norina Savage.       

Men's Club Champion - Joe Fitzsimons.  Men's Junior Champion - Des Walsh.

Mixed Pairs Champions - Marion Harrington/Mark O'Leary.  

Men's Captains Cup - Dave Kenny.  Men's Pairs Champions - Nicky O'Meara/ShayTyrrell.

For details/photo's see under "Club" and "Gallery" on this website.






Mon. 28th September - Aer Lingus Bowls Club A.G.M.

Election of Officers for 2015/2016.

          President - Joe Tyrrell.   Vice-President - Des Walsh.   Treasurer - Ed Farrell.   Secretary - Jim Bradshaw.   

          Men's Captain - Joe Tyrrell.   Lady Captain - t.b.a.  Committee - Ann Maguire, Nuala Radford, Tommy Doyle,  

          Ann Walsh and Norina Savage.  Honorary Life Member - Ann O'Meara.





Rev. 0. (Jan. 2014.) NEW - See Mens Section - League Fixtures 2014 Published. 

Rev. 1. (1st March ). As per B.L.I. Web Site. Division 5 amended. Kenilworth inadvertently included in Div. 5. Now changed to Bye. (Ladies Fixtures not available at this date).

Rev. 2. (20th/24th March). Calendar Revision and Up-date. Ladies Fixtures added. Spring 2014 Newsletter Added.

Rev. 3. (3rd April). Herbert Park withdraw from Div. 5. Replaced with "Bye". See also Senior Cup (2nd Rd.).

Rev. 4. (11th April). Men's and Ladies Results Section Updated for 2014 season.

Rev. 5. (14th  - 16th April). Friendly Matches Results (6th, 12th & 19th). See O'Dea Cup Change of Date. New Photo's.

Rev. 6 and weekly after 4th May. League Results and Tables Up-dates. 


April 6th. Friendly Match Home to Whitehead. Aer Lingus Won 84 - 75

 P.Redmond J.Dunne D.Kenny J.Tyrrell
 F.O'Callaghan N.Radford M.O'Leary J.Fitzsimons
 T.Doyle E.Marshall E.Farrell N.Brown
 S.Tyrrell M.Hogan  W.Doyle M.O'Looney
 Won 24-16 Lost 20-27 Lost 18-22 Won 22-10


April 12th. Friendly Match Away to Pickie. Aer Lingus Lost  71 - 96.

 F.O'Callaghan J.Dunne D.Kenny J.Tyrrell
 D.Doherty I.McCom? M.O'Leary S.Holland
 T.Doyle E.Marshall E.Farrell N.Brown
 S.Tyrrell M.Hogan W.Doyle M.O'Looney
 Half 23-23 Won 17-16 Lost 21-27  Lost 10-30


April 13thAer Lingus Classic Triples.                                                  

Results - 1st - Mick Tyrrell (Railway Union). 2nd - Walter Doyle (Aer Lingus). 3rd - Tony Roy (Skerries).                                 Full Entry of 28 teams took part.

April 19th. The First Team completed their pre-season preparations with a Friendly Match Home to Divis.                           Aer Lingus Won 107 - 64. A great day was enjoyed by all.

 P.Redmond J.Dunne D.Kenny J.Tyrrell
 J.Conway E.Baldwin R.Savage J.Fitzsimons
 T.Doyle F.O'Callaghan M.O'Leary N.Brown
 S.Tyrrell E.Marshall E.Farrell M.O'Looney
 Won 25-20 Won 21-17 Won 43-9  Half 18-18

 April.  Congratulations to the Men's and Ladies First Teams who made a perfect start to the new season with                  comprehensive wins over Meath and CYM respectively.                                                                                                       Also well done to Ed Farrell, Mark O'Looney and Wally Smith for their selection on the Inter-Association Panel.

April 22nd. Men. Div. 5. First League Match. Home to Westmanstown. Won 6-0.

April 23rd. Ladies. Div. 2. First League Match. Home to CYM. Won 7-0.

April 26th.  Men. Div 1 & 3. First League Match. Home to Meath. Won 7-0./ Away to Westmanstown. Lost 1-6.

JUNIOR CUP 2014. First Round. Sat. 10th May. Ierne bt Aer Lingus.

SENIOR CUP 2014. Second Round. Sat. 24th May. Aer Lingus gave w/o to Rathfriland.

O'D CUP 2014. First Round. Sunday 11th May. Aer Lingus 85 - Leinster 40.                                                                   Second Round. Sunday 22nd June. Aer Lingus 92 - St.Michaels 51, to move into the Semi-Finals, where we lost 55 - 85 to Kenilworth (Venue - Bray) on August 31st.

HIDDEN HEARING OPEN CUP DRAW 2014.  Second Round. Sunday 22nd June. Away. Aer Lingus registered a great    win away to Blackrock, (89 - 78), to move into the Semi-Finals, where we lost 59 - 86 to Crumlin (Venue - St. Jas. Gate) on August 31st. See Mens Section - First Team Results for full details.


 Marper Cup. June 2014. Ed Farrell and Dave Kenny are into the last 16.                                                                      July10th - Ed Farrell beat G. Dennis (Meath) and is now into the last 8. And on July 17th Ed beat M. Ryan (Blackrock) to  reach the Semi-Finals.                                                                                                                                                            Semi-Finals. Sat. 2nd Aug - Ed Farrell lost to S. Leonard (St.Jas.Gate). M.Strain (Blackrock) bt R.Collins  (Kenilworth). 

Over 55's Senior Fours. Semi-Finals. Sat. 2nd Aug. Aer Lingus (P.Redmond, T.Doyle, E.Marshall, M.Hogan) lost to     Leinster.

Junior Cup Triples. Semi-Finals - Sat. 26th July. Aer Lingus bt. Greenhills.

Final - Congratulations to Aer Lingus (E.Baldwin, H.Harris, R.Savage) who beat Sportslink in the Final.


September 13th. Aer Lingus Club Competition Semi Finals.

September 20/21. Aer Lingus Club Finals.

September 29th. Aer Lingus A.G.M.




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