[NORTH KILDARE, IRELAND - 16 July 2023] - North Kildare Bowls Club is ecstatic to announce that Loreto has achieved a remarkable victory as the 2023 Champion of Champions in a prestigious tournament arranged by Dun Laoghaire Bowls Club. The tournament, which attracted the Club Champions from Clubs all over Ireland, witnessed Loreto's exceptional skills and determination as she claimed her well-deserved title.
Loreto's journey to the Champion of Champions triumph began in September 2022 when she secured the position of our lady champion during the fiercely contested club championships. Her outstanding performance in that competition earned her the opportunity to represent our club in the highly anticipated Dun Laoghaire Bowls Club Champion of Champions event.
The stakes were high as Loreto faced off against top-notch competitors from various clubs. In her first match, she showcased her prowess against Terry McCarthy of Greenhills Bowls Club and emerged victorious. Undeterred by the challenges, Loreto triumphed once again, defeating Rita Saunders from our very own organizing club, Dun Laoghaire Bowls Club, to secure her place in the Semi Finals.
The Semi Final showdown saw Loreto face Anne O'Herlihy of Leinster Bowls Club. Her determination and skill shone through, leading her to a resounding victory, setting the stage for the ultimate face-off in the Final.
In the Final, Loreto's unwavering focus and talent were on full display as she went head-to-head against Patricia Ryan of Ierne Bowls Club. With tenacity and grace, Loretta claimed victory, securing the title of Champion of Champions for 2023. This remarkable achievement marks a momentous milestone for both Loretta and North Kildare Bowls Club.
Notably, Loreto's triumph also holds a special place in the club's history, as she becomes the first-ever major competition winner for North Kildare Bowls Club. Her achievement is a testament to her dedication, passion, and hard work, inspiring all members of the club and the bowling community at large.
In response to her victory, Loreto expressed her heartfelt gratitude for the incredible support she received from all the members of North Kildare Bowls Club. Their unwavering encouragement and camaraderie undoubtedly played a crucial role in her success, making this victory even more meaningful.
North Kildare Bowls Club extends its warmest congratulations to Loretta, celebrating her remarkable achievement as the 2023 Champion of Champions. Her outstanding performance, determination, and sportsmanship have brought immense pride and joy to the club and its members.
Also Joe Fitzsimons from Meath won the Men’s Cup. This is the first time the Competition was won by Two Clubs from outside Dublin.
For more information about North Kildare Bowls Club and its upcoming events, please visit https://www.northkildarebowlsclub.org.