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Knock bowlers lose out on treble chance

There will be no treble for Knock this season following their exit to Falls in the McMaster (all-Ireland) Cup.

They have won the Private Greens Women's League and Stylux Cup, along with the McMaster Cup over the past two seasons, but it was Falls who went forward to narrowly beat Belmont and claim a home quarter-final to Comber.

Dungannon provided another surprise when they won away to Ballymena, but must now travel to Westmanstown in the last eight. Divis also journey south, to face CYM.

In the NIWBA League Holywood shocked Ward Park 6-1 at home, while Newry chalked up another five to make it six maximum point hauls out of six.

Crawfordsburn made it two successive defeats for Comber with a 5-2 win and Ewarts beat Falls 4-3, though the latter stay top of the table.

The Junior Inter Association series takes place in Derry today and Saturday.

McMaster Cup: CYM beat Shankill, Bray lost Westmanstown, Kenilworth lost CYM, Westmanstown beat Leinster, Hilden lost Ballymena, Ballymena lost Dungannon, Divis beat Limavady; Holywood beat Ards, Ballyholme lost Pickie, Crawfordsburn CC beat Holywood, Pickie beat Donaghadee, Shaftesbury lost Belmont, Falls beat Knock, Belmont lost Falls, Cavehill lost Comber. Quarter finals, Friday June 26, 2.30 pm: Westmanstown v Dungannon, CYM v Divis, Falls v Comber, Crawfordsburn CC v Pickie.

Northern Ireland Women's Bowling Association Senior League: Antrim Lawn 5.5pts Banbridge 1.5; Ardenell 1 Whitehead 6; Ballyholme 5 Carrickfergus 2; Donaghadee 1 Wingrave 6; Holywood 6 Ward Park 1; Lisnagarvey 0.5 Dunganon 6.5; Lurgan 7 Gilnahirl 0 (w/o); Newcastle 1 Divis 6.

Junior League: Ballyholme 5 Ward Park 0; Clarendon 5 Divis 0; Curran 0 Newry 5; Dromore 5 lagan Valley 0; Wedderburn 0 Castle Park 5.

Women's Saturday Morning League: Sally McAuley 19 Mandy Cunningham 12; Maureen Fearon 10 Dessa Baird 19; Susan Gannon 4 Mairead McGuigan 33; Liz Bruce 20 Maura McCafferty 9; Alison McClean 16 Paula Montgomery 9.

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