The ladies and mens Champion of Champions Competitions were played over two weekends in Dun Laoghaire Bowling Club.

Pat MacDonagh represented Leinster in the ladies section and Paul Smyth represented Leinster in the mens section.

In the ladies semi-finals, Pat beat Mary Howard from Skerries B.C. and Margaret McNevin from Crumlin B.C. beat Phyllis Gray from Clontarf B.C.                     In a close fought match, Margaret McNevin beat Pat MacDonagh to win the final.

In the mens semi-finals, Paul beat Tommy Scallan from Greenhills B.C. and Billy Sterling from Railway Union B.C. beat Eamon McEvoy from Crumlin B.C.           In the final, Paul beat Billy Sterling. This was Paul’s fourth title, having won it previously in 1982, 1988, 2014.

Congratulations to the 2016 Champion of Champions, Margaret McNevin and Paul Smyth.

Dun Laoghaire Bowling Club have run this competition over the past 40 years and it continues to be one of the bowling events of the season. We wish them continued success in the years ahead.

Arthur McMullen.



Billy Sterling & Paul Smyth.


Fantastic Bowling.


Paul Smyth, Champion of Champions 2016.


Mary Howard & Pat MacDonagh.


Pat in action.


Pat MacDonagh & Margaret McNevin.

Photos: courtesy of Dun Laoghaire Bowling Club.