30 August 2018

DONEGAL ZONE BOWLS

38 comments:

  1. I cant understand why there are bowlers picked for the mens team that hardly played much bowls this year and there are other bowlers played a lot of bowls cant get a look in. I think its a discrease the way it is picked. There are a least 5 or 6 players selected already dont deserve to be selected I am not naming no names.

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    1. How would you line the team out? Out of interest.

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    2. Well its up to the selectors to go out to tournaments and league matches to watch out who is playing well. To me there should be more than 2 or 3 seletors. There should be a panel of 5 or 6 selectors or more at least 1 from each region.

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  2. who is in the zone team this year

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  3. The usual story

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  4. I want to just say good luck to all the ladies and men's zone teams for the season ahead. Lets bring the silverware home to Donegal this year. CTM the retired

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  5. They are on because they are better than the others it simple

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    1. You should go to specsavers mate

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  6. Question for the selectors.
    The example that was made last year on Pj gallagher. Does that apply again this year

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    1. Different circumstances and situations all together.

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  7. Explain how it is different please. This will be good

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  8. Dont see many shake ups from the last game in the unionist hall enniskillen. And still yous picked on mervyn the game before.

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  9. its who you know ,not how you play lads

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    1. Who hasn’t been picked that should be??

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  10. Best of luck to both teams. Sounds like there is alo t of nonsense being talked this year again. Its supporting your team not criticising them you should be doing. Good luck to all

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  11. The selectors were elected at the AGM. It's up to them to select what they feel are the best teams they can. Let's get behind both teams.

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  12. When was the AGM? There was not much notice about that

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  13. Well what does everyone think of that team? Looks good great balance across all rinks it should do well this year

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  14. well done to the men on their win great result and atmosphere

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  15. Mid Antrim Zone travelled to Cathedral Hall, Raphoe on Saturday to meet Donegal Men’s Zone in the first round of the All Ireland Boomer Cup. This was a game which Donegal expected to win, with the main interest being in how the return players and new rink set-ups performed. After five ends of the first half, there was little between the teams, with Donegal only holding a lead of two shots. However, by the interval, this lead had been stretched to fourteen shots, with Donegal 34 shots to 20 shots ahead. On Mat one, Joe Duggan, David Crawford, David Bonner and PJ Gallagher had a strong finish to chalk up a sixteen shot to eight shot victory. In the middle mat, Christopher O’Kane, Owen Gallagher, Daniel O’Kane and Michael Gallagher had a tight tussle to go down nine shots to seven shots and on Mat three, Mark Cairns, Johnny Shields, Jonathan Jacob and Jamie Glackin restricted the visitors to only scoring in three ends and won eleven shots to three shots
    It was obvious that Mid Antrim needed a strong start to the second half but unfortunately this did not materialize and, after five ends completed, they were twenty eight shots adrift and the match finished with Donegal on 66 shots and Mid Antrim on 36 shots. Mat one saw Ciaran Green, Danny McLaughlin, Andrew Buchanan and Andy Steele winning by thirteen shots to four shots and Mat three had Dan Bonner, Stephen Long, Lee Jacob and John Quinn posting a twelve shot to three shots win. Another tight game on Mat two, saw Stephen Martin, Colin Glackin, Nixon Alexander and Eddie Curran narrowly lose by nine shots to seven shots.
    Next up will be a local derby against Foyle who are packed with experience and youth.

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  16. When will fixture list and league be up on the site?

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  17. Donegal Ladies v Oriel
    Donegal Ladies travelled to Corduff Gaels G.F.C. to meet Oriel Zone in the first round of the McIlroy Cup. Donegal won against the same opposition in the opening game last season but the game was at home and there have been considerable personnel and positional changes since. The match was nip and tuck in the first half. After five ends, Donegal led by one shot but Oriel finished the stronger, particularly over the last three ends, to lead 25 shots to 21 shots at the interval. On mat one, Maureen McCrory, Geraldine Robinson, Donna Hegarty and Ruth Crawford lost by 8 shots to 5 shots, Mary McClintock, Kathleen Lynch, Sylvia Bell and Kathleen Duggan drew 8 shots all and Dorothy Montgomery, Jean Buchanan, Margaret Montgomery and Martina Brogan lost 9 shots to 8 shots
    After the interval, Donegal had difficulty in stamping any authority on the game, still remained 4 shots adrift after 5 ends of the second half and it looked like a tight finish in the offing. However, over the final 5 ends, Oriel only managed to post 4 shots against Donegal’s 17 shots to enable Donegal to win by 48 shots to 39 shots. On mat one, Anne Watson, Lila Finlay, Pearl Bustard and Vera Patterson had a 10 shot to 3 shot victory and, on mat two, Rae McCausland, Lisa O’Kane, Vanessa McHugh and Rachel McDonnell won 8 shots to 5 shots. On mat three, Ann Hume, Arlene Robinson, Audrey Gilfillan and Paula Eaton-Friel sealed the victory with a 9 shot to 6 shots win.

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  18. Any league updates for this site anywhere? It would be nice to see who sits in second place and below.

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  19. Any word on who qualified for the finals of the national rinks ?

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  20. Can i ask a question to the selectors of the mens team? Is ever player in that zone team places safe? When are players that are playing well that are not in the zone team going to get a chance to play for there county?

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    1. Earn your chance. If you were good enough and available for selection you would be picked.

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  21. Give the names of so called players

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  22. I wont name any players its not right. I want you to answer my question is every player in the mens team place safe? Or is it a bit of favourtisam?

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  23. Why don't you put tour name to your post and then selectors might see who they are missing out on....another keyboard warrior

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    1. Is that right Anonymous

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    2. I'm not the poster from 09 November, 2018 13:11
      Just browsing.
      Wondering why don't you practice what you preach.
      Looks to me like everyone one here are cousins or
      related in some way

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  24. So who all through the Nationals.

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  25. No one being bothered supplying results to the public, pretty poor form

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  26. DONEGAL INDOOR BOWLS
    Despite being neighbouring zones, Donegal and Foyle have only met twice, prior to Saturday, in the last 20 years in the Boomer Cup. In both matches Foyle came out on top but the pundits were loath to predict on this game. After five ends, Foyle were in the lead by five shots and the old hands amongst the spectators were nodding their heads and muttering “same old, same old. However, the match swung in favour of Donegal when they posted sixteen shots against one shot on the sixth and seventh ends to open up a ten shot lead to give them a fifteen shot lead going into the interval. On mat one, Chris O’Kane, Owen Gallagher, Daniel O’Kane and Michael Gallagher coasted to a sixteen shot to seven shot victory and on mat two, Mark Cairns, Johnny Shields, Jonathan Jacob and Jamie Glackin were unfortunate to cede a four in the last end to go down by twelve shots to eleven shots. Mat three, Joe Duggan, David Crawford, David Bonner and PJ Gallagher eased their way to a ten shot to three shot win.
    It was expected that Foyle, with their experienced second half, would come out fighting after the interval and their supporters were not disappointed. Donegal were slow to start and the lead was cut to three shots after four ends and the heads of the old hands were nodding again. However, Donegal steadied up in the middle ends to stretch the lead to eight shots and finish the game with a win of sixty-two shots to fifty-one shots. On mat one, Ciaran Green, Danny McLaughlin, Andrew Buchanan and Andrew Steele struggled to make an impact and lost by eleven shots to two shots and on mat two Richard Kilpatrick, Stephen Long, Lee Jacob and John Quinn finished strongly to win by thirteen shots to nine shots. On mat three, Stephen Martin, Colin Glackin, Nixon Alexander and Eddie Curran had a tight game but managed a ten shot to nine shot victory.
    An excellent win for the home team but it is felt that the team will have to raise their game against Oriel if they are to reach the quarter-final of the Cup.

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  27. Never mind the sceptics or those with other agenda,the men have done themselves and all of us proud in the zone games this season. Well done!

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    1. Zone team have had two good results. An outstanding performance the first game against a poor mid antirm team in fairness. Not a great performance against foyle. Got the result. I think all the players know they will need to play alot better against a very talented oriel team.

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    2. Any idea what the team will be for the oriel game?

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