Message from Seniors Chairman

Usual few words

Hi All Bowlers,

Hope you all have recovered from yesterday and are resting for the next Event in ALSAA on the 2nd April.

Thanks Paddy for the great photos, as always👏👏👏
I would like to congratulate all the finalists well done .

Congratulations to all the  winners.
Haulie Storan
( the Brooklyn bomber)🤪

Des Vella ( great to see you back to form)

Theresa Watts
 Watt a performer 👏👏
Kay Lyons   ( cheeky)

A great turn out.
And finished earlier than expected.

Yes the pattern
 Easy Street No Pattern for old men,
Was a highway to hell for most.😞
Hell is where my Bro beats me on my own patch.
Well done Mick.👏👏
Just wish to congratulate  Urusla on a great performance.

Must be something in the country water☺️
Very nice to have Philip Watts presented with the ITBA merit award for the spartan    300. Performance
Well done AGAIN😀

Thanks to Sean and all the Leisureplex Staff for hosting a great event.

SEAN we will have a collection next time for a few  new batteries for the Mic .😁

Thanks to Peter, Maeve and Ken and all their Trojan work.
I know it is appreciated by all and especially me👍

Thanks ALL

57th National Championships 2023

Today (Thursday February 9th) saw the start of the 57th National Championships in ALSAA Bowl. The Championships began with the Mixed Doubles event with 10 teams in competition. The winners of the Mixed Doubles were:

Mixed Doubles

Play will continue Friday evening with the Doubles and continue throughout the weekend culminating with the finals on Sunday.

Ladies Doubles
Men’s Doubles
Men’s Singles
Ladies Singles
Men’s Trios
Ladies Trios
Men’s Team
Ladies Team

Visit the Team Ireland Results tab for ongoing results throughout the Championships.

Touring League Event 7 Results

Congratulations to all the finalists on Sunday.

Especially the WINNERS. It Was another good turn out with 40 players participating given that some of our Seniors were away.

The pattern offered its Challenges and brought some humility after the high of the Championships only 2 weeks ago.

As one Senior said to me.

The pins are in the same place as before but I still can’t hit them.

I felt his pain.

Thanks to Sean and Peter for doing the scoring, as this was a great help, again thanks to Leisureplex Coolock and all their Staff for hosting another successful Tour It was a nice gesture the pen presentation to Phillip for the 300.

As always a special to all the Seniors who turn up every time and make The Tour Special.

It was nice to see a new face, Pat Kemmy.

Thanks to the ITBA for the goody packs.

Again thanks to the other committee members for their great work as always.

Cheers Joe.

Tour 7 Coolock next Sunday

Hi All Seniors.,

That time Again. The weeks are just flying in.

Tour no. 7 is on in Coolock next Sunday the 5th February.

Start Time       9am

Check In        8.30 till 8.50

The Pattern is Beaten Path 41 feet..

It Would be great if you could let me know asap if you are likely to attend.

So we can make the necessary preparations.

Any one wishing to practice on the pattern , please ring Coolock well in advance to arrange.

Practice on the pattern and acceptance of voucher practice.

We can arrange with Coolock to accept vouchers for the practice which we will give them on Sunday.

Only our Senior  Tour members  who have paid their ITBA Membership can avail of the Practice Vouchers.

Hope to see as many of you as possible there.


The Committee

27th Senior Championships 2023

Hi all Seniors,

I just wish to thank Leisureplex for hosting a very successful Championships, thanks Sean, Peter and all the Staff.

I would also like to Congratulate all the winners. Some great games and close finishes, very exciting indeed.

Listening to some, including myself in this…..we might rename the Championships “ The Seniors (open) Championships” given that there were so many open frames.

BUT the oil parrern suited most and made for some high scores .

Well done all.

Especially Philip for a perfect display.

I would like to thank all the committee members for their tremendous work on putting the Champtionships together.

Thank to John and Tim for the fantastic job on the scoring.

Thanks Paddy for the video and all the photos.

I hope to see you all in The Seniors Tour in Coolock again in 2 weeks on Feb 5th.


Joe Ridgeway.

Seniors Touring League Results & Rankings

A great turnout in Tallaght last Sunday, considering all the nasty viruses going around.

Some of us played very well today, the pins didn’t  pull any strings for me though.

Congrats to all the winners.

Hope to see you all gain at the Championships.

The information pack will be issued this weekend.

The results and rankings after the this event are now available on the Seniors page.

Next Senior Tour Event

Hi All Seniors,

The next Senior Tour is in Leisureplex Charlestown on the Sunday 13th November. The check-in time is 8.30 till 8.50 with Start Time is 9 am.

The oil pattern is High Street.

If anyone wishes to practice on the pattern, please ring Leisureplex in advance to book.

I will also be emailing this information later today. It would be very much appreciated if you can let me know ASAP if you intend to play as this helps us to prepare in advance.


The committee

Jim Ansbro (1941 -2022)

It is with great sorrow that we announce the death, on 10th Oct 2022, of our beloved past ITBA President, Jim Ansbro. For many years, Jim, a true gentleman and accomplished bowler, was very actively involved with the monthly Seniors Touring League and loved his annual trips to the European Senior (ESBC) event.

Jim was conferred with Honorary Membership in 2019 in recognition of his highly significant contribution and distinguished service, including his pivotal role in representing the Association at both Sport Ireland and the Department of Sport. He served with such distinction as ITBA President from 2014 to 2018.

Many benefited from Jim’s encouragement and sage advice, while he always generously gave of his time. Our sincerest condolences go out to his wife Margaret, daughter Fiona, his five sons, James, Stephen, Edward, Michael and Paul and all his extended family.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.