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Conroy has sights fixed on double title triumph

By Staff Reporter

Kevin Conroy is on a double mission in the 2015 Short Mat British Bowls Championships at Aberdeen this weekend.

The Redeemer player not only intends to lead Ireland to their 25th title success, but he also hopes to pick up his first British Isles winners' medal.

He'll feature in both the singles and pairs disciplines, which means he is in for a busy schedule over the two-day showcase event.

"It's a big ask, but I'm up for it," said Conroy, who will compete with his brother Sean in the pairs. "It will be mentally and physically demanding."

Ireland will have four new faces on show with Stuart McSorley, William Morrison, Shane Hand and Gary McNabb drafted in. Paddy Hanlon is recalled after a two-year absence.

The 'A' Series will run in tandem with the International event.

Ireland: Rink one: S Hand, A Leckey, R O'Neill, K Conroy. Rink two: G McNabb, W Morrison, D McElroy, C McHugh. Rink three: M Beattie, P Beattie, J Quinn, L Harrison. Rink four: J Beattie, P Hanlon, S McSorley, A Paul.

British Isles Championships: Singles: K Conroy.

Pairs: S Conroy, K Conroy.

Triples: D Crawford, N Alexander, E Curran.

Fours: B McCabe, J Murnaghan, G McCabe, P Hanlon.

'A' Series team: Rink one: G Smith, W Boggs, B McAlary, K Bradshaw. Rink two: A Tanner, F McDermott, B Rankin, L Graham.

Rink three: D McMahon, N Haire, S Trainor, A Laughlin. Rink four: P Christie, M Hand, A Irwin, J Martin.

Individual representatives: Singles: T Crawford. Pairs: M McAleese, D Walker. Triples: S McMahon, T Mulholland, A Corrigan. Fours: M McCullough, M Trainor, J Richardson, DJ Wilson.

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