The Winter League final took place on Saturday 24 March between Leinster and St. James’s Gate Bowling Clubs. The event was held at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club’s Bowling Green near Enniskerry. The match was played in a friendly but competitive manner in bright sunshine with no wind.

Leinster got off to a good start and had a commanding lead over “the Gate” by the 10 end. However, St. James’s Gate were not deterred, they fought back and defeated Leinster to become the winners of the AWBA Winter League 2018. Congratulations to St. James’s Gate Bowling Club.

Earlier in the day the “Champion of Champions”competition was played between Nicholas Smyth (St. James’s Gate) and Derek Borwich (Kenilworth). Congratulations to Derek who is the AWBA Champion of Champions 2018.

Later on Saturday evening, the AWBA Committee hosted a meal for the players in the Club House  and prizes were dispensed by President Alan Squire and Competitions Secretary Paul Whitney. Amongst others at the top table were Hon. Treasurer Ron Prince, Hon Sec. Lorcan Finn and LBLI President Georgina Morrissey.



AWBA R/U Team 2018 – Leinster.

Leinster Cpt. Paul Farrell (centre).

AWBA Winning Team 2018. St. James’s Gate.

St. James’s Gate Cpt. Derek Quinn (centre).

AWBA President: Alan Squire, Champ of Champs R/U: Nicholas Smyth, Compt. Sec: Paul Whitney.


To see more photos of this event, click Winter League Final 2018.