December 8, 2022

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Irish road bowling is set to get rolling in New Milford

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NEW MILFORD — A one of a kind sporting party, loosely combining golf and bowling with two to four players on a workforce will community debut July 30.

Referred to as Irish street bowling simply because it originated and is nonetheless performed in Eire, the match is performed on a 1-mile stretch of a place street.

A 28-ounce cannonball, called a bowl, is thrown underhanded in the match. It has no pins to knock down. But like bowling, the bowler just can’t cross the start out line when they release the ball. The target is to preserve the ball in the centre of the highway for the longest length, though averting heading off the facet of the highway in a gutter ball.

As in golf, the cheapest rating wins the game. A human being on just about every workforce rolls the ball, and the number of occasions the ball is rolled to get to the complete line is a team’s rating. If two teams tie in the range of bowls, the 1 whose past bowl goes farthest earlier the complete line is the winner.

The vital is to get to the complete line the quickest.


New Milford City Councilman Chris Cosgrove is 1 of the organizers of the occasion, which is co-sponsored by New Milford Parks and Recreation and the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Danbury.

“The idea arrived when previous 12 months some neighborhood Irish friends of mine (Steve Looney, Frank McCabe and Conor McCabe) pointed out an Irish street bowling party in Hartford,” Cosgrove mentioned. “We couldn’t go owing to a conflict, but some other AOH Danbury associates went and had a terrific time. My believed was that we really should check out to have just one in New Milford.”

He pitched the idea to the New Milford Parks and Recreation Section events director, who was “immediately enthusiastic about it,” he claimed. New Milford’s mayor “wholeheartedly endorsed it,” too, Cosgrove explained.

Cosgrove is a member of the Historic Get of Hibernians — or AOH — in Danbury. He reported New Milford is helping with celebration logistics.

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