Suas Coffee House 2014 Clare Bowling Champions

In an action packed bowling competition at the Clare Leisure Centre in Ennis this week the 2014 Clare Bowling Championship was won by Suas Coffee House, Ennis with a final score of 435 pins. At the end of a highly entertaining and closely contested final Suas Coffee House held off a very strong challenge from Debbies Darlings representing AIB Bank who had amassed 404 pins. The Hound Dogs from Ennis Town Council finished in 3rd place while Past Champions from Roche Ireland, Clarecastle were 4th overall. Two Ennis Electrical teams, The Misfits and The Sparkies were in 5th and 6th place respectively while 7th and 8th places went to Powder Puff and The Clare People teams. In the Ladies Competition, Bindonettes representing Michael Houlihan & Partners were the winners with a very credible score of 341 pins in the qualifying round.  (see more Photographs below)

At the presentation of AIB Bank Perpetual Cup to the members of the Suas Coffee House Team, Michael Sharkey, on behalf of the sponsors AIB Bank Ennis, congratulated the winners and wished the other 32 teams who competed for the 2014 Bowling Championship future success in the competition.

Proceedings from the Bowling Championship are used to fund the Ennis Youth Ambassador programme.  This programme offers an opportunity to second level students from Ennis to participate in an exchange with students from Phoenix, Arizona each year as Youth Ambassadors. Just recently two 4th year students from Colaiste Mhuire, Ennis, Elana Bradley and Ailbe Hogan were selected as the 2014 Ennis Youth Ambassadors. They will spend 3 weeks in Phoenix in July.  During their visit they will among other things, hike in the Grand Canyon, watch the Arizona Cardinals baseball team in action, visit Disney Land and experience life in the busy and fast growing City of Phoenix

While on the programme the students learn to appreciate and understand the culture of a new city through an abroad/home stay experience.  Their experience as a Youth Ambassador also helps to prepare them to confidently assume their place in a global community. The Ennis students will also meet up with Ambassadors from other Phoenix Sister Cities including Calgary,Canada; Catania,Italy; Chengdu,China; Grenoble,France; Hermosillo,Mexico; Himeji,Japan; Prague,Czech Republic; Ramat-Gan,Israel and Taipei,Taiwan, while in Phoenix.  

The Ennis Phoenix Board wishes to acknowledge the 2014 Bowling Sponsors
AIB Bank, Clare Leisure World, Collins Jewellers, Doonbeg Golf, Duffy’s Pharmacy, Dunnes Stores, Ennis Book Shop, Ennis Cash Company, Old Ground Hotel, Pat McCarthy Shoes, Patrick Bourke, Powder Puff Beauty Salon, Sherwood Inn, Temple Gate Hotel, TM Printing.