2016 Thursday night outdoor rinks

THURSDAY NIGHT RINKS 2017

RINKS TEAMS 2017 
J NEWELL,          G MCKEE,            R DUNBAR,         A ADAIR,                 N DORMAN. 

R FULTON,           G RODGERS        R ORME,             V WASSON,              W SMYTH

G BENNETT,       L LONEY,              B BLAKE,            G BENNETT JNR,    J GIBSON.

B THOMPSON,   P THOMPSON,     D GARDINER,     C ROBSON,              A KILDEA.

B MARTIN,          I GOURLEY,         N CUSH,               W MEHARG,            R DICKSON.

J CROTHERS,    R GIBSON JNR,     D ANGUS,             R GIBSON SNR,      D MELVILLE.

T THOMPSON,   S HOLLINGER,   G HOLLINGER,   W THOMPSON,       F MAGINNIS.

T BARR,                D KILDEA,             B DUNCAN,          I SMYTH,                 C RITCHIE. 

R MC DADE,       J POOTS,             B GIBSON JNR,     D WILSON,              B GIBSON SNR

H DOUGLAS,      B BENNETT,       B WILLIAMS,        B SPENCE,               P ANDERTON.


WEEK 1 -- THURSDAY 6TH APRIL  
J NEWELL   2     V     R FULTON    0
G BENNETT   0     V     R MC DADE  2
B THOMPSON   0     V     T BARR   2
B MARTIN   2     V     T THOMPSON   0
J CROTHERS   2     V     H DOUGLAS   0

WEEK 2 - THURSDAY 13TH APRIL
J NEWELL    2      V     G BENNETT    0
R FULTON     2   V     H DOUGLAS    0
B THOMPSON    2     V     R MCDADE    0
B MARTIN    0     V      T BARR    2
J CROTHERS     2    V      T THOMPSON    0 

WEEK 3   TUESDAY 18TH APRIL
J NEWELL   0    V     B THOMPSON   2
R FULTON   2    V     G BENNETT    0
B MARTIN   0     V      R MC DADE    2
J CROTHERS  2     V     T BARR    0
T THOMPSON   2     V     H DOUGLAS  0

WEEK 4  THURSDAY 20TH APRIL
J NEWELL    2     V     B MARTIN    0
R FULTON     2    V     B THOMPSON    0
G BENNETT    0     V     H DOUGLAS    2
J CROTHERS    0    V     R MC DADE    2
T THOMPSON    2     V     T BARR    0

WEEK 5   THURSDAY 27TH APRIL
J NEWELL   2     V     J CROTHERS    0
R FULTON    0     V     B MARTIN    2
G BENNETT    0    V     B THOMPSON    2
T THOMPSON    0     V      R MC DADE    2
T BARR     0    V     H DOUGLAS    2

WEEK 6   THURSDAY 4TH MAY
J NEWELL     2     V     T THOMPSON    0
R FULTON    0    V     J CROTHERS     2
G BENNETT    2   V     B MARTIN      0
B THOMPSON    2     V     H DOUGLAS    0
T BARR    0     V    R MC DADE    2

WEEK 7    THURSDAY 11TH MAY
J NEWELL   2     V     T BARR   0
R FULTON   0     V     T THOMPSON   2
G BENNETT   0     V     J CROTHERS   2
B THOMPSON   0     V     B MARTIN   2
R MC DADE   2     V     H DOUGLAS    0

WEEK 8   
J NEWELL     V     R MC DADE
R FULTON     V      T BARR
G BENNETT     V     T THOMPSON
B THOMPSON      V     J CROTHERS
B MARTIN     V     H DOUGLAS

WEEK 9   
J NEWELL     V     H DOUGLAS
R FULTON     V     R MC DADE
G BENNETT     V     T BARR
B THOMPSON     V     T THOMPSON
B MARTIN     V     J CROTHERS


Gareth McKee with his team - Russell 'Rosko' Dunbar
Jim Fulton and Neal Dorman, Missing A Adair.



Ronnie McDade's team of
David Wilson, Jonny Poots and William Gibson



Robert Gibson Jnr's team of Drew, John and R. Gibson Senior


Bruce with Richard, Ian and Noel


Robert Fulton with his full team of William Smyth,
George, Victor and 'Bimbo'



Tommy Thompson with Frankie, George and William


George Bennett (Jnr) with John, Lenny and William



Most Thursday nights (except for PGLCup matches etc) competitive matches take place between club members in a league. This provides opportunities to members who possibly cannot play in other team competitions (i.e. Saturday leagues, Midweek) to enter into a rink to play for leisure, get abit of extra practice, enjoy the craic and banter.

All in all this tradition has been going for many years in Ards and forms a strong bond between members. Like most clubs Thursday night rinks was or is still popular as to what I can gather has fallen away in several clubs

YES, the competition can be strong between a few rinks, but at the end of the day it proves a very enjoyable evening. Rinks usually have a sub (5th man) which allows a bit of rotation or reserve if a team member cannot make it on the night.





                              

















Thursday night rinks photo album - click on link
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pickie_bowls/sets/72157644231313390/