Main photo: Club Cpt., Lorcan Finn. Hon. Treasurer, Annette Finn. Lady Cpt., Pat MacDonagh. President, Eugene Fannon. Hon. Secretary, Maura Donovan. Vice President, Brendan Bracken.
The Leinster Bowling Club Annual Dinner was held in the Function Room of the Club House on Friday evening 21 October. The President, Eugene Fannon welcomed the members and invited Annette Finn to recite “Grace”.
A splendid three course meal was provided by the staff of Michael Lennon Catering.
Following the meal, “Bowler of the Year” awards were presented by the competition controllers, Mary Kenny & Robbie Meany. The recipients were: “Lady Bowler of the Year”, Pat MacDonagh, “Mens Bowler of the Year”, Anto Gray. (Ron Prince accepted the award on behalf of Anto).
President Eugene spoke of the achievements of the Ladies & Mens sections of the club over the past season and in particular the success of Paul & Thomas Smyth. They won the Pairs & Triples (with Noel Roche) in the BLI Championships which led to the National Championships in Northern Ireland. They lost in the semi-finals of the Triples but won the IBA Pairs which qualifies them to play in the British Isles Championships in 2017. The members wish Paul & Thomas every success next year. President Eugene presented Paul & Thomas with the IBA Pairs Trophy.
The Club Captain, Lorcan Finn made a presentation to Pat Kenny in recognition of his work on the club web site. The Ladies Captain, Pat MacDonagh presented the “Person of the Year” award to Carmel Hourican in recognition of her tireless work in promoting the Bowling Club at every opportunity and for her voluntary work in the club office. Carmel is also captain of the Ladies Division 3 team.
Finally, President Eugene reminded all present of the upcoming Annual General Meeting of the Bowling Club which takes place on Friday 25 November at 8.00 pm in the Club House.