NIBA v PGL Challenge Cup 2022

President, Billy Clinghan was delighted to welcome Clubs from the NIBA and PGL to his home Club, Dromore for the Annual NIBA v PGL Challenge Match. On a glorious afternoon for bowling the NIBA was represented by rinks from Dromore, Bessbrook, Finaghy, Lisnagarvey and Lurgan. Vice President, Michael Bunting was able to field rinks from PGL Clubs Hilden, Magheradroll, Shaftesbury, Belmont and a combined four from Downpatrick and Owenbeg. The PGL took an early lead and had a substantial shot difference heading into the last 5 ends and it seemed a foregone conclusion that the PGL would win the Trophy for the first time in several years. However, the bowlers from the NIBA pushed hard in the remaining ends to close the gap and the game was decided with the last bowl of the final end of the last match on the green. President, Billy Clinghan was delighted to retain the Challenge Cup with a 67-66 shot win!

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