BOWLS: John Quinn books slot in second IIBA National Final

County Antrim's Rod Coleman (left) pictured with club officials and sponsors, Baird's Funeral Directors and NFU Insurance at the launch of the club's short mat pairs.
County Antrim's Rod Coleman (left) pictured with club officials and sponsors, Baird's Funeral Directors and NFU Insurance at the launch of the club's short mat pairs.

John Quinn battled his way through to his second IIBA National final at the Watson Stadium on Saturday.

Seven days earlier, he claimed a spot in the singles. He followed that up by partnering David Crawford and Eddie Curran to a slot in the triples final on March 28.

The Ballylennon boys will come up against the Aghdowey triple skipped by Declan McCann.

Not to be outdone, Pauline Beattie will also have her sights on double glory.

She booked her place in the ladies triples decider at the weekend following on from her success in the singles last weekend.

IIBA National finals: Pairs: K Conroy (Redeemer) v M Trainor (Clontibret).

Triples: J Quinn (Ballylennon) v D McCann (Aghadowey).

Ladies pairs: S Anderson (Maghera Presbyterian) M McGrath (Washingbay).

Ladies triples: A Cannaway (All Saints, Tullylish) v P Beattie (St Mark’s, Portadown).

Junior singles: D Bodles (Larne Falcons) v S Hand (Corduff).

Meanwhile, last minute entries are still being accepted for the County Antrim Indoor Bowls Club’s short mat pairs tournament, sponsored by Baird’s Funeral Directors and NFU Insurance.

The competition got under way at Parkgate yesterday, but will run throughout the week with the finals scheduled for Friday night.

It’s £5 per pair. For full details contact Robert McCullough on 07877723951 or the Stadium on 02894432937.

Finally, St Savour’s Indoor Bowls Club, Portadown, celebrates is 50th anniversary this year.

Club officials aim to make their annual pairs tournament even bigger and better this year.

The tournament will get under way on Monday, March 23 and played throughout the week. The finals will be staged on Saturday (28).

For full details, contact: Errol Whitten on 07730041974 or 02838 851501.