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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>>