Isle of Man County Team Announced
It’s hard to believe that this is our second year in the Senior County Championships, the highest level of the team game, and after some strong performances last year I genuinely believe we can go from strength to strength as we search for our first overall match victory.
There are some exciting new initiatives this year; however, one constant that allows us to make this happen is the partnership we have with main team sponsor Paddy Power. Our thanks go to them once again as without them we would not be able to make this project happen and literally wouldn’t be able to get off the ground to travel to the UK.
I am also delighted to announce that we have a new partner for this initiative in the form of West Coast Fitness, whose name will become synonymous with performance excellence as soon as they open the doors to their new purpose built Gym in Peel on 29 April, symbolically the weekend of our first match. As well as being match day sponsor for all 3 home games they will sponsor a new 40 player super league which will play a pivotal role as a development and selection tool for the Islands top players. More information will follow on this new and exciting venture but our thanks go to them for the belief they are showing in supporting us.
Once again Gellings will sponsor our man of the match awards and we can’t thank them enough for their continued support as it has been so important as we start our journey at the top level.
Our First Match will be on 1st May against Merseyside with the home leg being played at Onchan Park and the away leg being played at Unison Bowling Club in St Helens. Thanks and praise must go to Onchan Commissioners as their hard work in getting the green in excellent condition is one of the main reasons we have chosen this venue and hopefully if we can get as many people down to support our team as possible this will repay them.
|Home Team||Away Team|
|Name (Playing Order)||Name (Playing Order)|
|John Kennish||Dean Kipling|
|Glynn Hargraves||Kevin Quirk|
|Neil Withers||Matthew Keggen|
|Paul Skelly||Phil Kerruish|
|Trevor Quayle||Paul Dunn|
|Ian Moore||Aaron Clark|
|Peter Collister||Alan Moore|
|Stuart Garrett||Matthew Quirk|
|Ewan Cooil||Jordan Cain|
|Dave ‘Dido’ Kelly||Paul Kelly|
|Phil Kelly||John Gelling|
|Colin Kelly||Dave ‘Barney’ Kelly|
|Reservers (Alphabetical)||Reservers (Alphabetical)|
|David Cain||Michael Collister|
|Robbie Cooil||Gary Conwell|
|Juan Hargraves||Merv Sayle|
|Mark Moorley||Adrian Skinner|