National progress at Bannview

Cranagill's Terry Mulholland, Andy Haffey, Paul Whittle and Mark Sproule show off the Rinks prize to Flo McNally (Irish Indoor Bowling Association president).
Cranagill's Terry Mulholland, Andy Haffey, Paul Whittle and Mark Sproule show off the Rinks prize to Flo McNally (Irish Indoor Bowling Association president).
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The highlight of the Armagh Zone club calendar provided fans with a post-festive treat on Monday at Bannview.

Play across the National qualifiers served up some thrilling finals across juniors, singles, pairs, triples, rinks and ladies.

The singles were settled in the favour of Andrew Leckey and Stuart McSorley from St Mark’s, plus St Anthony’s Danny McDonald.

The losing finalists were Chris Trainor (St Anthony’s), Joe Beattie (St Mark’s) and Sandra Whittle (Cranagill).

Joe Beattie and Alan Roberts secured the pairs prize in the favour of St Mark’s against Armagh Golf Club’s George Crothers and Lawrence McCarten.

Cranagill’s Andy Haffey, Paul Whittle, Terry Mulholland and Mark Sproule edged past the Markethill rink of Agnew Crozier, Leslie Strain, Eric King and Reggie Collen courtesy of a final-bowl victory.

St Mark’s Pauline Beattie and May Cassells came out on top over St Saviour’s Marlene Hobson and Diane Agnew in the ladies’ pairs. The addition of Rachel Cassells to the St Mark’s team resulted in ladies’ triples glory against Drumgor’s Rosemary Beattie, Irene Doone and Catherine Beattie.

The junior section featured Clare’s Ryan Adair as singles champion against Andrew Robinson of St Mark’s.

The Minish pairing of Zoe and Nathan from Cranagill finished in front of Adair and Brogan McMillen across the junior pairs.

Noel McClure and Lawrence McCarten secured the over 55s’ title for Armagh Golf Club against Waringstown’s Tom Perry and Billy Martin.

A presentation was made by the Armagh Zone convenor, Jal Richardson, to Paul Whittle in support of his fundraising efforts for Diabetes UK