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2011 Club Championships

posted 19 Sep 2011, 08:51 by Railway Union Bowling Club   [ updated 19 Sep 2011, 09:34 by Nigel Daly ]

Men's Club Champion: Nigel Daly; Ladies Club Champion: TBC

The RUBC 2011 Club Championship Finals were played the weekend of Sat 17th and Sun 18th September 2010. The weather wasn't great for the second year in a row and unfortunately the finals on Sunday clashed with the All-Ireland final involving Dublin (well how were we to know Dublin would be in the final? :-) 

Despite this an enjoyable weekend was had by all.  The full list of the 2011 winners is below (if you look very, very carefully, you might notice a theme running through the list of men's final winners - and many congratulations to that theme for his 'Stirling' performance in the finals :-) -

2011 Men's Winners

Men's Senior Championship (Hewitt Cup):
  Nigel Daly

Men's Junior Championship (Mellon Cup):
Billy Stirling

Mens Two-Wood Trophy:
Billy Stirling

Mens H'cap Singles (Shott Cup):
Billy Stirling


Mens H'cap Pairs (Wilson Cup):
Adam Kells/Billy Stirling

2011 Ladies Winners

Unfortunately, due to illness, the Ladies Championship and Two-Wood finals have had to be postponed - hopefully they'll be played soon.

Ladies Championship: Postponed

Ladies Two-Wood: Postponed

Ladies H'cap Singles:
Pat Evans

RUBC Men's Team Pipped to the Post

posted 19 Sep 2011, 08:16 by Nigel Daly   [ updated 19 Sep 2011, 08:41 ]

Following the final round of BLI League Division 3 matches this weekend, Railway Union Bowling Club's first team have been narrowly pipped to the post for promotion to Division 2 by Skerries Bowling Club. 

Although Railway Union were six points ahead of Skerries going into the final week, we had played all our matches while Skerries still had a match to play. Unfortunately for us, that last match was a home game on their artificial bowling green (a playing surface that visiting teams generally have great trouble getting to grips with).  Skerries very rarely lose any points at home, and true to form they scored a maximum seven points in their last match. They therefore finished ahead of Railway Union in Division 3 by the narrowest of margins - one point.

Congratulations to Skerries on their promotion to Division Two.  Although disappointed with the final outcome, we were pleased to have pushed them all the way, and in the process secured our highest points total in many years.  We'll be back next year, when we intend to take the final step and win promotion to the senior leagues.

RUBC Ladies reach final of LBLI Senior Triples

posted 9 Aug 2011, 16:43 by Railway Union Bowling Club   [ updated 9 Aug 2011, 16:48 by Nigel Daly ]

Pat Evans, Betty Condron and Lily Lyons of Railway Union Bowling Club today reached the final of the Rhona Eager Memorial Trophy (Senior Triples), defeating a team from Bray 24 shots to 16 at the Ladies Bowling League of Ireland (LBLI) Championship Finals being held this week at Skerries Bowling Club.

The ladies now go on to play in the final against either Westmanstown or CYM, to be held on Thursday 11th August at 11am.

The very best of luck in the final, ladies!!!

RUBC wins 2011 Tyler Cup & 2011 Mecredy Cup

posted 29 Jul 2011, 15:46 by Railway Union Bowling Club   [ updated 6 Aug 2011, 17:39 by Nigel Daly ]

The 2011 Bowling League of Ireland Championship has proved to be a great one for Railway Union Bowling Club, with RUBC teams winning both the 2011 BLI Tyler Cup (Junior Pairs) and Mecredy Cup (Junior Fours). 

So having won the Mecredy Cup in 2009, and the Tyler Cup in 2010, this year we've gone one better and won them both!

Adam & Derek Kells won the Tyler Cup on Friday evening, defeating D Richards & P O'Flaherty of CYM Bowling Club 22 shots to 16.  This means that RUBC retain the Tyler Cup, which was won by Ultan & Nigel Daly in 2010.

John Mellon, and Ultan, Vivion & Nigel Daly then won the Mecredy Cup on Saturday afternoon, defeating J O'Rourke, G O'Brien, P O'Flaherty and D Richards of CYM Bowling Club 15 shots to 13. This follows their narrow loss in the final of last year's Mecredy Cup.

Well done to all the lads on a great achievement.  This is a golden era for Railway Union Bowling Club!!!

RUBC in Final of Tyler & Mecredy Cups for 3rd year running.

posted 26 Jul 2011, 16:28 by Nigel Daly   [ updated 6 Aug 2011, 17:38 ]

Teams from Railway Union Bowling Club have reached the final of the BLI's Tyler Cup (Junior Pairs) and Mecredy Cup (Junior fours) for the third year in a row.

In the Tyler Cup semi-final, Adam Kells & Derek Kells emerged with a 22 - 20 victory over P Traynor & R Trayler of Greystones Bowling Club, while in the Mecredy Cup semi-final, Ultan Daly, John Mellon, Vivion Daly & Nigel Daly beat W Hyland, B Fairbrother, J C Lee & M Cowley of Crumlin Bowling Club 27 - 14.  Meanwhile, Zach Martin of Railway Union was unfortunate to lose out to J Byrne of Crumlin Bowling club in the semi-final of the BLI's Railway Union Cup (under 25s).  Hard luck Zach!

Derek & Adam now play in the final of the Tyler Cup on Friday 29th July at 6pm, where they hope to retain the cup won for Railway Union last year by Ultan & Nigel while, in turn, Ultan, John, Vivion and Nigel play in the final of the Mecredy Cup on Saturday 30th July at 2pm, where they hope to go one better than last year, when they were beaten in the final by one shot.

And we're not forgetting, of course, that Fiachra Tierney, Adam Kells, Wally Jackson & Derek Kells won the Mecredy Cup for Railway Union in 2009, while Fiachra & Derek were runners up in the Tyler Cup that same year.

Bests of luck in the final lads!!!

RUBC Punches Well Above Weight

posted 8 Jul 2011, 06:44 by Nigel Daly   [ updated 6 Aug 2011, 17:36 ]

We're just past the half-way point of the 2011 bowling season, and Railway Union's teams are all going well in BLI/LBLI league and championship competitions.  As a relatively small bowling club, we continue to punch well above our weight.  Here's how we're getting on -



BLI/LBLI Leagues

Men's A Team - After a difficult start to the season, the men's first team rallied well and is currently at 3rd place in the Bowling League of Ireland's Division 3, just four points from the top.  Following several year's of good progress, we are now in a position to challenge for the Division title, which would mean promotion to bowling's senior division.  The second half of the season kicks off on Saturday 9th July, with a match at home to Leinster B.  Follow the team's progress <<here>>

Men's B Team - The Men's second team also had slightly shaky start and were unlucky to lose several games narrowly, but have started to put some wins together and are confident of moving up in Division 5, where they currently occupy a comfortable sixth place.  Follow the team's progress <<here>>

Ladies Team - The Ladies team currently holds second place in Ladies Division 3 and are only three points from the top.  After a blistering start to the season, a few unfortunate losses saw the ladies reeled back in, but they are well poised to challenge for the title in the second half of the season.  Follow the team's progress <<here>>

BLI/LBLI Championships
Railway Union are once again having a very good year in the BLI/LBLI Championships.  Following appearances in the finals of two cups in each of the last two years, with Railway teams winning the Mecredy cup in 2009 and Tyler Cup in 2010, we are once again well represented at the business end of the championships.  Progress to date is as follows -
  • Railway Union Cup (Under 25s) - Zach Martin has reached the semi-final, knocking out two under-25 internationals along the way.
  • Tyler Cup (Junior Pairs) - Derek & Adam Kells have reached the semi-finals, Derek for the second time in three years.
  • Mecredy Cup (Junior Rinks) - John Mellon and Ultan, Vivion & Nigel Daly have reached the semi-finals for the second year running.  Ian MacArthur, Ciaran Carrick, Zach Martin & Gerry Dolan were defeated in the quarter-finals in a closely fought match.
  • Nassau Cup (Junior Singles) - Adam Kells and Nigel Daly were both defeated by the narrowest margin possible - one shot - in the quarter-finals.
  • BLI Cup (Junior Triples) - Ultan, Vivion & Nigel Daly were defeated by one shot in the quarter-finals.
  • LBLI Rhona Eager Memorial Trophy (Senior Triples) - Lily Lyons, Pat Evans & Betty Condron have reached the semi finals of this senior competition.
Follow our progress in the Championships <<here>>

2011 League Match dates published

posted 7 Feb 2011, 14:52 by Railway Union Bowling Club   [ updated 8 Jul 2011, 15:36 by Nigel Daly ]

Railway Union's Ladies and Mens 2011 League match dates are now available on our club calendar.

Men's Division 3 kicks off on Saturday 30th April, and our first match is away to Leinster.
Men's Division 5 begins on Tuesday 26th April, with our first match at home against CYM.
Ladies Division 3 starts on Thursday 28th April, with our first match at home to Ierne.

Click here to see all our match dates on our club calendar.

2010 Club Championships

posted 19 Sep 2010, 14:47 by Railway Union Bowling Club   [ updated 8 Jul 2011, 15:37 by Nigel Daly ]

Men's Club Champion: Ultan Daly; Ladies Club Champion: Pat Corcoran.


The RUBC 2010 Club Championship Finals were played the weekend of Sat 18th and Sun 19th September 2010 in difficult weather conditions.  Despite this an enjoyable weekend was had by competitors and spectators alike.  The full list of the 2010 winners is as follows:

2010 Men's Winners

Men's Senior Championship (Hewitt Cup):
Ultan Daly

Men's Junior Championship (Mellon Cup):
Adam Kells

Mens Two-Wood Trophy:
Gerry Dolan

Mens H'cap Singles (Shott Cup):
Nigel Daly


Mens H'cap Pairs (Wilson Cup):
Ciarán Carrick/Kenny Carroll (sub) & Zach Martin

2010 Ladies Winners

Ladies Championship: Pat Corcoran

Ladies H'cap Pairs: Maura Lysaght & Betty Condron

BLI 2010 Championships

posted 31 Jul 2010, 14:55 by Railway Union Bowling Club   [ updated 6 Aug 2011, 17:33 by Nigel Daly ]

RUBC win Tyler Cup, runners-up in Mecredy Cup. Railway Union's Ultan Daly & Nigel Daly have won the BLI Tyler Cup (pairs) - the first time RUBC have taken home the cup since 1943.  Railway Union's Ultan Daly, John Mellon, Vivion Daly and Nigel Daly were also runners-up in the BLI Mecredy Cup (foursomes), having been narrowly beaten after an extra end when the match ended all-square after 21 ends.

This is the second year running that RUBC have won one cup and been runners-up in another.  In 2009, Railway Union's Fiachra Tierney, Adam Kells, Wally Jackson, Tadgh Kenneally and Derek Kells won the Mecredy Cup, 19 years after RUBC last won it, while Fiachra Tierney & Derek Kells were runners-up in the Tyler Cup in another very tight match.

Click here for the full results of the 2010 BLI Championships.

BLI Mecredy Cup (Fours)

posted 29 Jul 2010, 15:50 by Railway Union Bowling Club   [ updated 29 Jul 2010, 15:57 by Nigel Daly ]

RUBC reach FINAL!!! Railway Union's U Daly, J Mellon, V Daly & N Daly have reached the final of the BLI Mecredy Cup, to be held in Crumlin Bowling Club on Saturday 31st July at 2pm.  They meet G Gibson, A Kelly, J Lee and Q Teggin of Bank of Ireland in what is a local derby game (Railway Union Bowling Green being the home green of both teams). 

Railway Union are the defending Mecredy Cup Champions, with F Tierney, A Kells, W Jackson (T Kenneally [sub]) & D Kells having won it last year for the first time since 1990.

Click here for the results of the 2010 BLI Championships as they happen.

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