Railway Union Sports Club News

Pictured: 2016 Railway Union First Team squad who won promotion from Division 2 and are looking forward to a challenging year ahead.

Bowling Club gears up for 2017

The 2017 Bowling Season is just around the corner, and Railway Union Bowling Club has much to look forward to. The First Team will be competing in the very competitive and challenging BLI (Bowling League of Ireland) First Division, having won promotion in 2016. The Club also won the prestigious Crumlin Cup, defeating Westmanstown in the Final played at CYM, Terenure.

The Club, based in Park Avenue, Sandymount welcomes both ladies and gents of all abilities and ages to come and play and enjoy the game of Lawn Bowls. In addition, a bowling afternoon or night is a great social getaway for any local business or for members of other local D4 Sports Clubs looking for something different. Railway Union will be delighted to provide all equipment and tuition to make such an event an enjoyable experience. Please get in touch with us in the Club.

Above: European Championship winner Mateusz Nowakowski.

Railway Union Hockey player strikes gold in Europe

Congratulations to Mateusz Nowakowski from Railway Union who was a member of the Polish Under-21 Indoor Hockey team who won the European Championship in Lisbon on January 15th. This was a wonderful achievement for ‘Matty’ as he is known in Railway Union and everyone in the Club congratulates him and wishes him further success.

Pictured: Railway Union Ladies Hockey Team, Winners of Leinster Hockey Indoor League 2016-17.

Railway Ladies are Leinster Indoor Champions

After a lapse of several seasons, the Leinster Ladies Indoor Championship was revived this season. One of the driving forces behind the revival was Rob Abbott, an Indoor enthusiast from Railway Union. It was somewhat fitting, therefore, that Railway Union won the Championship, beating Glenanne from Tallaght by 3-2 in a closely fought final on January 22nd.

Railway were trailing 0-1 at half-time, but two goals from veteran indoor specialist Kate Dillon and a gem from Anna May Whelan saw them win by the closest of margins. The win qualifies them to compete in the National Indoor Championships due to be held on January 29th.

Pictured: Derek Kells and son Adam were both winners in the 2016 Club Championships held at the end of a very successful season.

Railway Union Men’s News

Meanwhile, the Railway Union Men’s Indoor team bowed out to old rivals, Three Rock Rovers, in their semi-final. The score was tied at 3-3 at the end of normal time but unfortunately lost in the penalty shoot-out.

From left: Gerry Lonergan, Ultan Daly, Drew Atkinson and Derek Kells, part of the winning Crumlin Cup team.

This is not the end of the season for the team as they travel to Turkey from February 10th-12th to represent Ireland in the European Indoor Championships, having qualified as Irish Champions last year. Everyone wishes them well.

To help defray the cost of the expensive trip to Turkey, a Quiz Night was held at Railway Union on January 28th and the club wishes to thank everyone who generously supported the event.

By David Carroll