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PRO snippet – NIPGL unfurling

The Private Greens League flag is handed from Centenary President Michael Nutt to 2018 President Sam Cunningham prior to the unfurling ceremony at Ewarts BC this evening. Present at the event were IBA President Mike Brophy, Presidents and officials of the kindred associations as well as officials, members and guests from the host club. Players […]

PRO snippet – League opening

Saturday 21st April will see the opening rounds of the league championships and there are many interesting games to kick off the new season. Division 1 Champions Dunbarton entertain Larne while runners up Belmont will welcome Pickie. Perennial challengers Ballymena will travel to Transport and Old Bleach will host newly promoted Ards. In Division 2 […]

TD (Tom) Sutton MBE

It is with much sadness that we note the passing of our Hon Member and past President Tom. Tom was a prominent member of the association and had great success as a player and administrator.  He also held high office at British Isles and Irish level. A service of thanksgiving will be held in Rosemary […]


Pro snippet – Donnelly Group sponsor League

The Donnelly Group, Northern Ireland’s largest family car dealership, have been unveiled as sponsors of the 2018 NIPGL League Championships. Mr Drew McVeigh (Sales Manager) and Mr Andrew Kyle (Service Manager) presented a cheque to President Sam Cunningham at the Mallusk site today. Also present were Treasurer Derek Forsythe and PRO J R Nicholl. Andrew […]


Pro snippet – Annual Dinner

I The Great Hall in Belfast City Hall proved a splendid venue for the Centenary Dinner and presentation of prizes and Belfast City Council made it a special evening by having the building illuminated in Private Greens colours. Almost 250 bowlers and partners filled the Hall and enjoyed an excellent meal and short speeches to […]

Pro snippet – Minnis Trophy

The ongreen Centenary events came to a conclusion on Saturday when a PGL Select entertained Kenilworth BC at Larne in the annual Minnis Trophy contest. The venue was ideal due to the close links between Larne, Kenilworth, The PGL and Richard Minnis whose beautiful trophy is played for each year. President Michael Nutt (PGL) and […]