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This weekend's road bowls fixtures

Andy Watters

THE final of the Portmor Cup took place on the Blackwatertown Road last Sunday and although it had to go ahead without Grade Three winner John Dynes, who was snow-bound in England, the head-to-head between Gabriel McIlvanna and Barry Mallon still proved to be an enthralling affair.

It looked all to play for with the line in sight, however an error from McIlvanna at Callans Corner gave the impressive Mallon the opportunity to forge ahead and he closed out the contest and lifted the prestigious Portmor Cup.

Portmor

Sunday, March 11

Paul Dobbin Trophy

Currans 10.30am: Tony Daly v Jamie Lennon; McGrails 11.15am: Conall Gribben v Jim McLoughlin; Currans 12pm: Connor Powell v Oisin Campbell; McGrails 12.30pm: Gareth Lavery v Paul Mackle

Entry fee £5 is payable before throwing.

Keady Tassagh

Sunday, March 11

11am: Enda O'Leary & Frank McParland v Tam McKeever & Brian Gorman; 12pm: Novice 2 Tassagh Final: Martin McCaughey v Pete Carr snr v Marty Mullan; 1pm: Ronan McClelland & Frankie McGleenan v Pete Carr & Dessie Nugent; 2pm Carr Tournament: Stephen McGeown v Gerry Rafferty

Bol Chumann Na Meirleach

Saturday, March 10

1pm G3B Shay Gamble v Marty Cullinane; 1.30pm G3B Martin McCready v Cal Morgan

Sunday, March 11

11am G2 Danny Carragher v Hugh McSorley; 11.30am Past Masters Joe Darragh v Raymond Finnegan; 12pm G2 Martin Malone v McCluskey; 12.30pm Felons Past Masters: Paul McCann v Johnny Rafferty

Rock Road

Sunday, March 11

Kelly's 11am : Oliver & Darragh Gribben v Minty & Tristan Lyttle; Lonesome Houses 11.30am: Keith Campbell & Paddy Cullen v Seamus O'Neill & Micheal Savage; Crossroads 12pm: Larry Corr v Raymond Finnegan v Jim Freeman; Lonesome Houses 12.30pm: Danny Carragher & Seamus O'Neill v Cormac & Damien Gribben

Eglish Road Bowls

Sunday, March 11

Novice 1 Ulster Championship

11am, Moy Point: Youth Sunday School; Novice 1 quarter-finals, 1.30pm, Moy Point: Stevie O'Neill v Paddy O'Neill; 2.15pm, Crewe Lane: Fintan Daly v Conor O'Neill

Madden road bowls

Sunday, March 11

Novice 2 Championship, sponsored by Philip White Tyres

Hughes 11.30am: Graham Sexton v Pauric Gribben; 12.30pm: low line tournament sponsored by Madden Social Club: Sean Hughes v Steven O'Reilly; 1.30pm Hughes novice 2 Championship sponsored by Philip White Tyres: Barry Mallon v Conor Grimley

Tullysaran

Saturday, March 10

Hillview Shield: Chapel, 2.30pm: Shannon Crowe v Francis Kelly; Hall, 3pm: Alice Mackle v Maria Crudden (Markers: Vera and Anna)

Sunday, March 11

Chapel, 11am: Michael and Shane O'Neill v James Oliver and Chris Fields (Marker: Owen and JK); Knipe's, 11.45am: Challenge: Danny Trainor and JK v Owen Mullan and Brian Conlon

Navan

Sunday, March 11

11.15am David Devlin & Eddie Connolly vs Eoin Hughes & Oliver Kearney; 12pm: Hughie McCoy & Micky Hannaway v James Devlin & John Quigley; 12.45pm: Austin McKeown v Ruairi Hughes; 1.15pm: Shot out, drop out

Newtown Fixture's

Sunday, March 11

Novice 2: Barry O'Reilly v John Grimley; 12pm: Benny Davidson v Barry Conlon

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