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Ulster Road Bowls Championships in full swing

Andy Watters

THE Philip White Tyres Ulster Championships are now in full swing and the Novice 2 Championships got underway on The Rock Road last weekend with Dermot Grimley seeing off Marty Hughes in the opener.

In the second score, Newtownhamilton's Barry Conlon had a bowl to spare over Paul Hughes.

In Madden, Navan native Marty Hannaway was a very impresive winner, beating Hugh McSorley by 2 bowls. In the afternoon Eglish kicked off the Novice 1 championship.

First up was Navan's Hugh McCoy v Conor Daly (Tieve Tara), but it was McCoy who took the honours. Last year's Ulster Novice 2 champion Martin Malone came from behind to beat local favourite Damian McVeigh. Junior C also kicked off over the Tieve Tara course and Paul Murphy had a last shot win over Joe Short.

Newtown Road Bowls

Sunday, February 4

Novice 2

11am Chris Gribben v John Grimley; 11.45 Oliver Kearney v Frank Donnelly; 12.30pm Mickey Mallon v Kevin Cullen; 1.15 Stevey Grey v Mickey Hannaway.

Madden

Sunday, February 4

Novice 2 Championship, sponsored by Philip White Tyres.

Hughes 11:30am: Danny Carragher v Oisin Campbell; Low line 12:30 Oliver O'Neill (Armagh) v Fergal Davison.

Keady Tassagh

Novice 2

11am: Martin McCaughey v James Cullen; 12pm Teddy Conway v Frank Oliver; 1pm: Pete Carr v Neil McKenna; 2pm: Enda Smyth v Darren Duffy

Rock Road

Sunday, February 4

Kellys 11am: Adrian Rafferty v Caoimhinn McGleenan; Crossroads 11.30am: Thomas Digby v Rhys Daly

The Tommy McManus Cup

This competition is starting soon and anyone looking throw-in it can you please contact Raymond Finnegan ASAP as draw is going to be made 07410545260. Club membership is now due.

Tullysaran

Saturday, February 3

Hillview Shield:

Chapel, 2pm: Alisha Rooney v Elaine McGrady (Markers: Anna and Bernie); Allen's, 2.30pm: Rosheen Mackle v Emma O'Neill; Chapel, 3pm: Laura Kelly v Leanne Mackle; Allen's, 3.30pm: Karen Tierney v Maria Crudden

Sunday, February 4

Chapel, 11am: Conor McGuigan and Padraig Mallon v James Oliver and Conor O'Neill v Michael O'Neill and Stephen O'Neill (Markers: JK and Patrick Conlon); Knipe's, 11.45am: Patrick Conlon and JK v Martin Mullan and Stephen McGurk v Danny Trainor and Paul Corrigan

Portmor

Portmor Cup Fixtures

Sunday, February 4

Currans 10.30am, Grade One semi-final: Frank Oliver v Ronan Toal; McGrails 11.15am, Grade Two semi-final: Barry Mallon v Conall Gribben; Currans 12pm: Grade One semi-final: Gabriel McIlvanna v Oisin Campbell; McGrails 12.30pm, Grade Two semi-final: PD Donnelly v Niall McKenna

Tieve Tara Fixture's

Sunday, February 4

Junior C Championship. Fingerpost 11am: Cormac Garvey v Ryan Fay; 12pm Challenge Sean Dillon v Joe McVeigh; 2pm Fingerpost, Junior C Championship: Brian Kinchin v Brian Kearney; 3pm: Kevin McQuade v Philip Corrigan

Bol Chumann Na Meirleach

Saturday, February 3

Felons Tournament, sponsored by Viva bar: 1pm: Grade 1 Paul Murphy v Adrian O'Reilly; 1.30pm: Grade 3B: Eamonn Connolly v Harry McGrail

Sunday, February 4

11am: Grade 2 Conor Daly v Caolan Smith; 11.30am: Grade 3B Roberto v Michael Grew; 12pm: Grade 2 Hugh Mc Sorley v Danny Carragher; 12.30pm: Grade 3A Arturas Cem v Karl Ó Conghaile

Eglish

Sunday, February 4

11am, Moy Point: Ryan Fay v Paul McVeigh v Donal Daly; 11.50am: Crewe Lane: Mark Gallagher v Fintan Daly v Damien McVeigh v Eddie Connolly; Novice 1 Championship 1.30pm, Moy Point: Paddy O'Neill v Paul Grimley; 2.15pm, Crewe Lane: Fintan Daly v Christopher Fields; 3pm Doubles scores arranged on the road.

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