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Bangor's sweet 16th the perfect launching pad for success

By David Mason

Published 09/07/2016

Bangor were simply too hot to handle with Mark Shannon producing a superb show
Bangor were simply too hot to handle with Mark Shannon producing a superb show

Bangor can look ahead with confidence to the rest of the campaign after signing off the first half of the season with panache by winning the NIBA Senior Cup at the Grove.

A runaway 26 shots win over holders Whitehead earned the Seasiders the trophy for the 16th time.

Bangor were simply too hot to handle with Mark Shannon producing a superb show by skipping his rink to a 27-9 win against James Caldwell.

Whitehead had better luck in the Junior Cup, with a 25 shots win over Balmoral at the same venue.

Even though he was on the losing side, it was a night to remember for nine-year-old Jamie Craig, appearing in his first final.

Jamie is the son of former Ireland international and British Isles singles winner Clifford Craig.

Meanwhile, Gary Kelly will put his triples and singles titles on the line at the Bangor Annual Tournament at Ward Park over the weekend.

"I'm looking forward to it," said Kelly.

"It's a superb tournament and I was thrilled to win both the singles and triples last year."

Weekend fixtures, Northern Ireland PGL Division One: Ballymena v Old Bleach, Ulster Transport v Larne, Dunbarton v Belmont, NICS v Pickie, Ewarts v Mossley.

NIPBA Senior League: City of Derry v Coleraine, Ballycastle v Cookstown, Limavady v Portrush, Dunluce v Portglenone.

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