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Bowlers go in search of Irish glory

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Bowlers go in search of Irish glory thumbnailBallycastle Bowling Club captain Andy McGarry (centre) with rink skips Fred Morrow, Norman McNeill, James McMullan and Joseph McCarry. WK34KC23SP

BALLYCASTLE Bowling Club's A Team is looking to carry their winning form into the final of this weekend's Intermediate Challenge Cup  in a season that has already seen them crowned league and Cupples Cup champions.
 This is the first time in Ballycastle's 109 year history that it has featured in one of the Provincial  Bowling Association's showpiece events.
Club Secretary, Sammy Craig, says the mood in the camp is positive and there is 'a real buzz' ahead of Saturday's game against Ballywalter, which  takes place at Randalstown's Old Bleach Bowling Club.
“It goes without saying that if we were to go and win the Irish Cup it would be a momentous day for everyone associated with the club," said Craig.
“It's incredible to think that this is the first time we have made it to the final in over one hundred years. We have come close in the past, making it to the quarter-finals and the semi-finals, so to go one better this season is a great feeling.
“There is a real buzz and a belief in the team that we can go and win the Irish Cup in our first final.
“We have gone up against teams from all over the Province this season to get to the final.
“We didn't know too much about any of them, they were all an unknown quantity, but we played to our strengths and we have been rewarded."

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