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Cathal Toal to meet Thomas Mackle in Ulster senior final

Thomas Mackle will face Cathal Toal in the Ulster Road Bowls final on July 1 Picture: Hugh Russell.
Andy Watters

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CATHAL Toal will meet Thomas Mackle in this year's Ulster final on Sunday, July 1 starting at Knappagh Cross Roads at 4pm.

Toal met last year's finalist Paul O'Reilly in the second semi-final last Sunday and Toal, the warm favourite, took the lead with the first bowl. O'Reilly played his next shot very well but misplayed his third, leaving Toal his first chance to take a commanding lead at the planting corner.

He made no mistake, but O'Reilly hung in there and when Toal made a mistake he drew level before Toal broke away to win convincingly. He will now face former senior champion Mackle in what can only be described as score of the year.

Fixtures

Rock Road

Friday, June 22

7pm Mens Veterans semi-final: Joe Shortt vs winners Jarlath Devlin or Teddy Conway; 7.30pm Niall Smith & Raymond Finnegan vs Philly McKeever & TBC

Monday, June 25

Men's Veterans semi-final: 7pm Paddy O'Neill vs Paul Grimley Madden; 7.30pm Paddy Digby & Damian Gribben vs Damian Daly & Joe McVeigh

Ulster Final will take place on the Friday, June 29 at 7pm

Tieve Tara

Sunday, June 24

2pm: Fingerpost Challenge; 3pm: Brannigan's Challenge; 4pm: Boys' U16 Ulster Final, sponsored by Philip White Tyres: Jake Cullan vs Patrick Carr

Madden

Monday, June 18

Girls' U16 championship, sponsored by Philip White Tyres, Shop Lane 7:15pm: Rebecca Fields v Jessica Hughes (Ref: Kevin McQuade, Marker John Grimley)

Low line 7:45 Ladies' Intermediate Championship: Sinead Kiernan v Denise Galvin.

Thursday, June 21

Shop Lane, 7.15pm: U16 Girls' championship: Shannon McGuire v Caoimhe Rafferty (Ref: Ciaran Morgan, Marker: Hugh McCann)

Low line, 7.45pm Ladies Intermediate Championship semi-final: Leah Grimley v Aoife Trainor.

Saturday, June 23

Ladies Intermediate Championship semi-final, 6:30pm: Sinead Kiernan or Denise Galvin v Jane Garvey (Ref: Chris Mallon, Marker: Conall Rafferty)

Bol Chumann Na Meirleach

Tuesday, June 19

6.30pm Felons G1 semi-final: Adrian O'Reilly v Odhran Rafferty; 7pm: Jackie Connolly Cup Paul Hughes and Eddie Mallon v Nico Kelly and Erin Connolly

Thursday, June 21

6.30pm Jackie Connolly Cup: Martin Malone and Marty Cullinane v Shane Feighan and Red Paddy (+1); 7pm Paul Grimley and O McCeady v Ryan Gamble and Pete Murphy

Saturday, June 23

1pm: youth scores Sean Paul Grimley & Darragh Hughes v Rossa Quigley & Paul Corr v Joshua O'Neill & Leo Corr; 1.30pm youth challenge score open to members children boys and girls aged U12

Tullsaran Fixtures

Thursday, June 21

Chapel, 6.30pm: Junior A: Shane O'Neill v Pete Carr (Ref: Padraig Mallon / Markers: John McKenna and Kevin Conlon)

Friday, June 22: Chapel, 7pm: Ladies' Senior: Kelly Mallon v Siobhan Mackle v Erin Connolly (Ref: Paddy O'Neill/Markers: Marty Mullen, Anna Rooney and Vera McGee)

O'Neill's, 8pm: Boys' U14: Ethan Hughes v Niall Stevenson

Saturday, June 23

Chapel, 3.30pm: Men's Intermediate: Conor McGuigan v Mark Toal (Ref: Maurice / Markers: Paddy O'Neill, Frank Donnelly. Padraig Mallon and Cormac Conlon)

O'Neill's, 4.30pm: Girls' U18: Geraldine Kiernan v Rebecca Fields

Sunday, June 24

Chapel, 11am: Junior A: Sean Donnelly v Mark Kiernan (Ref: Patrick Conlon / Markers: John Kernan and Brian Conlon)

O'Neill's, 12pm, Girls' U18: Shannon Maguire or Tiarna McVeigh v Carrie Gallagher

Portmor

Sunday, June 24

Currans 10.30am Paul Dobbin Trophy: Frank Oliver v Aiden Conlon; McGrails 11.15am: Barry Mallon v Conor Powell; Currans 12pm: John McKeown v Gareth Lavery; McGrails 12.30pm: challenge score

Eglish

Tuesday, June 19

Ulster U12 Championship semi-finals, sponsored by Philip White Tyres, 7pm, Moy Point: Ciaran Corrigan v Niall Stevenson

Sunday, June 24

Ulster Junior B Championship Final, sponsored by Philip White Tyres, 2pm, Moy Point: Malachy Lappin v Adrian O'Reilly

Tuesday, June 26

Ulster U12 Championship Final, sponsored by Philip White Tyres, 7pm, Moy Point: Ethan Hughes v Niall Stevenson or Ciaran Corrigan

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