Donaghmore duo claim pairs glory at Ahoghill

Finalists in the First Ahoghill Bowling Club pairs competition pictured before the start of play in Saturday's finals night in the church hall.  INBT 10-850H

Finalists in the First Ahoghill Bowling Club pairs competition pictured before the start of play in Saturday's finals night in the church hall. INBT 10-850H

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The annual First Ahoghill pairs tournament reached an exciting conclusion on Saturday evening.

Following on from the success of its inaugural competition in 2014, the tournament once again attracted a bumper entry of participants and was also well supported by spectators during the week.

The torunament was won by Ennis Hamilton and John Carson, whose long trip from Donaghmore proved a fruitful one as they beat the Cookstown Parochial duo of L and Colm McHugh in the final.

QUALIFIERS

Monday: N Robinson & A Morrison; S McGlinchey & M Wilson.

Tuesday: L Douglas & W Morrison; M Jameson & A Irwin.

Thursday: M Wilson & C Wilson; E Hamilton & J Carson

Friday: M McCullough & N Gamble; H Williamson & J Nicholl

Saturday: T Steele & D McCann; L McHugh & C McHugh.

FINALS NIGHT

Preliminary round: C Wilson beat D McCann; J Nicholl beat A Morrison.

Quarter-finals: C Wilson beat J Nicholl; C McHugh beat M Wilson; J Carson beat N Gamble; A Irwin beat W Morrison.

Semi-finals: C McHugh beat C Wilson; J Carson beat A Irwin

Final: J Carson beat C McHugh

SPONSORS

The organisers have thanked the following individuals and organisations for their genrous sponsorship: Husqvarna; Hillstown Farm Shop; Ian McWhirter; Robin Rainey; Ulster Bank; Spar; Ben Vista; D.A.Forgie.