Dromore Bowling Club were beaten by only two shots at Portadown on Saturday but came away with 1.5 points.
The NIBA Division One match was a closely fought one but Nathan Haire’s game wasn’t. He stormed to victory 23-14.
That big victory came just two days after he reached the quarter-finals of the NIBA Singles at Carrick.
And as a result, he has also secured a trial for the UNder 25s in the NIBA. All at his club wish him well.
W Clinghan picked up Dromore’s half point as he finished up at 21-21.
Meanwhile T Haire and Sammy Malcomson both lost narrowly.
Next Saturday, the Dromore bowlers host a local derby against Banbridge while their B team are away to Windsor, both games in the league.
Saturday’s defeat marked the end of a quieter week for the Dromore bowlers.
It was not a good day on Monday with both Vets teams gaining no wins in their league games.
In the NIBA Pairs on Monday evening both pairs made their exit. The Haires were defeated at Banbridge while R Bolton lost on a tie end at Bangor playing with N Shaw.
On Wednesday evening, the Mid-week were away to Newcastle in a double match playing the first round of the Shield alongside their league game with the winner taking all. It turned out to be a good night for the locals taking all seven points and a place in the semi-final.
K Poots still was enjoying his roll of skip winning by 18. G Dawson had a good win of 14 while H Maxwell got over the line by three and E Dickson still learning the ropes of skipping had a victory of one.
The Ladies had a good day on Thursday for their visit to Curran, taking all five points with both rinks having good wins. In the NIBA Rinks on Friday evening, the rink skipped by man of the moment Nathan Haire lost on the last end to a Divis rink.