History was made when Ireland played England in the first Para Bowls Test. The Irish side consisting of bowlers from North and South lost by 3 matches to 2. For their inaugural international trial this was an excellent result. The future is bright for Irish Para Bowls.
Above is a photo of the team and their officials and carers. Included from the ILB are :-
Paul Smyth Leinster
Glenn Klufmann Leinster
Shane Barker Sportslink
Margaret McNevin and Nicky Smyth who travelled as the teams coaches
Anne O Herlihy as ILB Vice President and finally Shane’s dad Nick Barker as his carer
The ILB wish to thank Michael McAleer from Sportslink who sponsored the the tops for both the players and officials, this is much appreciated.