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Bowling Club Memorial Garden

Bowling Captain Yvonne Keogh formally opened the Memorial Garden at the Green this afternoon – Friday, 1st September 2023.

Volunteers required for “Clontarf Friday Friends” Season 2023

The Club’s Special Olympics Golf and Bowling Programme in partnership with St Michael’s House, known as “Clontarf Friday Friends” is seeking to increase the number of members who act as coaches in golf and bowling for the 2023 Season due to greater demand for places on the Programme.

All expressions of interest should be conveyed to Ray Maguire at / (086) 851-7416 or Alan Smith at / (086) 819-9991.

Thank You,
Alan Smith,
Ray Maguire.

Santa’s Timesheet 2022

Please See Attached for Santa’s Time Sheet 2022.

Any members playing golf please be reminded that access to the Locker Rooms from Thursday (8th) through Saturday (10th) will be from the Bowling Green through the emergency exits.

Please also note that if you are playing golf during this time, you should keep your clubs & shoes etc. in your car.


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St. Michael’s House – Clontarf Friday Friends

Clontarf Friday Friends Season Ends

The Club’s Special Olympics Golf and Bowling Programme in partnership
with St Michael’s House  known as  “Clontarf Friday Friends”
completed its inaugural season last Friday. The  season which  ran
every Friday morning from May to September involved 25 club members
who acted as coaches in golf and bowling to a core of 60

C.F.F. appreciated the broad and deep support it found for the
initiative throughout all sections of the Club without which it would
have been difficult to sustain. In particular, it is indebted to Eamonn
Brady and his team for their continuous support throughout the season
which included coaching, advice and equipment and proved invaluable to
the smooth running of our Friday sessions.

Over  a year ago  we visited Elm Park Golf Club to learn of their
Programme which was established in 2005 and we were told that” their
weekly sessions were always such happy events that all involved came
away every time with a light heart ” that feeling was ever present in
our experience this year.

Finally C.F.F. will hold  a celebratory function in November to
officially mark the end of our first year at which there will be a
presentation of completion certificates to all the Golfers and Bowlers
to mark their attendance throughout the season.

Ray Maguire & Alan Smith.

Clontarf Malone- Belfast Friendship Trophy

Friendship Trophy being presented by A. CULLEN President to the Captains of Malone Golf Club and Malone Bowling Club.

Ladies Bowling League of Ireland Championships 2022

Hosted by Clontarf Bowling Club from Monday 8th to Thursday 11th August 2022.

Message of Thanks

Thank you to everyone in Clontarf Golf and Bowling Club who helped and supported the organising of the Ladies Bowling League of Ireland Championships at Clontarf Bowling Club last week. The event was a resounding success. There have been lots of compliments from the participants and spectators about the club, the wonderful grass rinks, the facilities offered, the organisational arrangements and the hospitality and friendliness shown to contestants and guests. I’ve been told that our Club’s effort has set a blueprint for future championships events.

This 4-day event was a big undertaking for the Bowling Club. It would not have been possible without the trojan work of the volunteer corps of the Bowling Club backed by Captain John and the Bowling Club Committee and supported by the President, Officers and General Manager of the Club and the Captains and both member bowlers and golfers.

There were 27 matches with 144 contestants over the 4 days.  Hundreds of supporters and guests came to Clontarf to enjoy the championship bowling.  There were 29 volunteer bowler members on the rota over the 4 days and others turned up on the day and helped out.  They set out the rinks, put out mats, jacks, scoreboards, raised the flags, greeted the guests, assisted the contestants, helped with the Marquee refreshments and undertook the numerous other tasks that made the event a memorable spectacle.

Thank you to Lady Captain Mary and the lady golfers who made their locker room available to the lady bowler competitors. It was greatly appreciated by them. Thank you to President Andy and the Officers and Captains of the Golf and Bowling Club who made their parking spaces available to the Umpires and the LBLI officials for the four days.    Thank you to Ann and Laurent and their staff who courteously and efficiently fed the contestants and spectators each day and provided a wonderful Presentation Dinner on Thursday.  Thank you to the Bar staff for keeping the thirsty watered and helping in other ways. The delicious food was a constant topic of conversation (after the weather) throughout the week.  Thank you to Darragh and his crew for ensuring the rinks were in top condition and to John Delaney and his team for sorting the Wi-Fi, the delivery of the Scoreboard, the parking, the cleaning and the facilities arrangements and to Flo who was on hand to sort out the last-minute issues that cropped up.  Michelle, Audrey and Muriel, thank you for your help with the admin and with the repairs to the President’s chain.

Neil, thank you for helping us to pull it all together, for checking in with us every day and for all you have done to ensure the Championship week would run smoothly.

Thank you too, to all Club members for the patience and the good humour shown to us when we were coming and going through the clubhouse and the pavilion and generally making our presence felt while making our preparations.   There were many others involved in the months leading up to the event, ensuring the gardens were planted and tended and looking their best and working quietly behind the scenes.  To each and every one of you we say Thank You.

Clontarf Bowling Club Presidency Committee

Catherine Hazlett LBLI President 2022, Yvonne Keogh, Vice Captain CBC, Ann Louise Mulhall, Joan Doyle, Lynne Foy, Dorothy Dwyer and Andy Cullen, President CGBC.

15 August 2022

APRIL LBLI Unfurling Clontarf Bowling Club

Well we were blessed with the fine weather for the unfurling and

Upcoming Presidency of LBLI

Clontarf Presidency of the Ladies Bowling League of Ireland -Newsletter 1

Our member, Catherine Hazlett took up the Presidency of the Ladies Bowling League of
Ireland in December 2021.

LBLI Unfurling will take place on Wednesday 13 April at 12 30 pm.
The unfurling will be performed by our President Catherine Hazlett of LBLI.

The guest of honor will be the Lord Mayor Councilor Alison Gilliland. President of CGBC Andy Cullen,
Bowling Captain John Hackett, President of BLI Tony O’Brien and LBLI Committee
members will attend.

Each of the 18 bowling club members of the LBLI will be represented
by 2 members.

All Clontarf Bowling Club members are invited to attend the unfurling.

Open Competition -Round Robin will take place at 11am and 2 pm on April 14.

This competition is open to members of all 18 bowling club members of the LBLI.

15 of our members have booked to take part.

This competition should be an interesting event to watch
and members are asked to help out to ensure its success.

LBLI Championships week will take place here in Clontarf August 8 to 11 inclusive
The semi-finals and finals of LBLI competitions at Senior and Junior championships will be
held each day.

Members are invited to watch the high standard of bowling which will be on
show. We anticipate some of our members would be involved in these finals.
Council Meetings are held in Clontarf .

Representative from each member club attend to discuss issues, formulate LBLI policies and
make decisions, having obtained views of their members, on issues re merger of LBLI and
BLI to form a new representative association..

Yvonne Keogh and Ann Louise Mulhall are the Clontarf representatives.

Two council meeting have been held to date.

Further Council meetings are scheduled for
9th April, 7th May, 30th July, 27th August, 24th September, and 15th October.

Other LBLI Events planned are
LBLI Presentations of Leagues and Championship winner will be presented at a lunch on
September 17th, in Clontarf.

LBLI AGM on Saturday 12th November in Clontarf.

Bowling March 22

Captain’s Unfurling 26th March 3pm  Dear Member, You are cordially invited to the official opening of our Bowling Green for the 2022 season on Saturday 26th March at 3pm.  The opening ceremony will be followed by