President Thomas Hanna unfurled the Association Flag at Warrenpoint Bowling Club last Saturday afternoon and thereby officially opened our 2022 season.
Accompanying Thomas from L/R are, Linda O’Hare President Warrenpoint BC, Bill Galloway Vice President NI Private Greens Bowling League, Thomas Hanna, Colin Hogg President Irish Bowling Association, Peter McKnight President NI Private Greens Bowling League, Tom Evans Vice President NIBA who deputise for Past President Jim McConnell (Annalong), and Tony O’Brien President Bowling League of Ireland.
The ceremony commenced with President Linda O’Hare welcoming everyone to Warrenpoint Bowling Club and generously handed over the green to the NIBA for the day. Councillor Karen McKevitt of Newry, Mourne & Down Council reiterated Linda’s welcome and considered it a honour and privilege to be invited to such a bowling event and was very impressed how local council facilities were being utilised for the wellbeing of the community.
NIBA Vice President Tom Evans dutifully presented the Association Flag, on behalf of Past President Jim McConnell and Annalong BC, to President Thomas who accepted and unfurled the Flag after a short speech.
Following a pleasant game of bowls on a lovely paced green in sunshine, guests were directed to Warrenpoint Golf Club where Club Captain Peter Kenny generously welcomed everyone to their facilities and wished fellow sport persons every success for the season ahead.
An excellent meal was followed with the customary speeches and presentations.
NIBA thank Warrenpoint BC President Linda, Secretary Michael Waterman and everyone involved for their hospitality and companionship, which was very much appreciated by all your Guests.