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Re: Moran park

Postby Gulliver » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:32 pm

Here is a pic I took today of the new bowling green under construction at the site of the old golf club.
It replaces the Moran Park bowling green. It will have an artificial surface
Looks great.... I think it is Cosgraves who are paying for it but I'm not sure
The playing surface is on the far side of the clubhouse, and is high quality tarmac at the moment. You can see a bit of it in the pic.
The carpet will be laid shortly, as the leagues start in about a month
As a regular bowler myself, I know that it has to be absolutely level - even an inch error can ruin it
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Re: Moran park

Postby Strum » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:37 pm

Great stuff indeed Gulliver. Excuse my ignorance but is there a difference between Bowls and Boules?
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Re: Moran park

Postby Holly » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:42 pm

That looks great Gulliver. Where do you gain access to it? From Tivoli Rd or Glenageary Rd or am I off completely?
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Re: Moran park

Postby Gulliver » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:12 pm

Holly wrote:That looks great Gulliver. Where do you gain access to it? From Tivoli Rd or Glenageary Rd or am I off completely?


Eglington Park, That's a little narrow road on the south side of Tivoli Rd

Strum wrote:Great stuff indeed Gulliver. Excuse my ignorance but is there a difference between Bowls and Boules?


Boules is the French version with steel bowls which are tossed at a target ball - similar to the Spanish game whose name I've forgotten - they are played on fairly rough surfaces, often on sand.
The rules of Lawn Bowls are similar to the above, but the bowls are rolled on a very fine surface - fine grass or carpet
This is how I do it:-
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Re: Moran park

Postby Strum » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:16 pm

Aha thanks Gulliver. I remember it now. I have seen people play it in the Peoples park. Cheers. :D
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Re: Moran park

Postby Holly » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:20 pm

Gulliver wrote:
Holly wrote:That looks great Gulliver. Where do you gain access to it? From Tivoli Rd or Glenageary Rd or am I off completely?


Eglington Park, That's a little narrow road on the south side of Tivoli Rd



Yep - know it. Very good. Thanks :)
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Re: Moran park

Postby Strum » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:06 pm

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Re: Moran park

Postby Mariner » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:30 am

I'm still surprised that in these days when all are moving to ebooks that we need a new library building
I'm surprised that in the current financial climate that we can afford it
but it will probably make a good neighbour for the museum
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Re: Moran park

Postby Strum » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:17 pm

Oooooo I love this new lens. :D




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Re: Moran park

Postby Mariner » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:22 pm

actually i need a few pics of items in the museum for the website
and i'm no good at it myself - any offer appreciated
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Re: Moran park

Postby Strum » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:34 pm

Anytime Mariner. :D

PM me when you'll be there. I believe it's opening again next week?
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Re: Moran park

Postby keeper » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:42 pm

Smashing photos Strum, what lens is it ?
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Re: Moran park

Postby Strum » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:46 pm

Thanks Keeper. I have a Canon 350D digital SlR Camera. This Lens is a 75 - 300 zoom. Woo! :D


Does any of that make sense? :D


EDIT: Notice the "normal" Lens zoom. 18 - 55

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This is what my Camera looks like now. :D


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Re: Moran park

Postby keeper » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:57 pm

Yes Strum, it all makes sense :D I'm a Canon man meself, but nowhere near your standard, you and Farmboy make me want to give it all up :cry:
It's a great lens to photograph wild life 'cos you don't have to get too close.
Enjoy it, looking forward to zillions of snaps :lol:
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Re: Moran park

Postby budgie » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:13 pm

thats a great piece of kit Strum.i knew by the quality of your photos that it was never going to be a box brownie or a throwaway with a cube flash that you used. ;)
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Re: Moran park

Postby spudseamus » Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:28 am

thats a Dundee(crocodile) special !! now that's a lens!! those Malards are classed as vermin here ( shoot on site ) they mate with the Aussie black duck and the offspring are hybrid
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Re: Moran park

Postby Holly » Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:38 am

Fabulous shots Strum. Great lens. I have a Nikon D3100 & a 55-200mm lens but would love a 300!
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Re: Moran park

Postby Denis Cromie » Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:16 pm

They give fantastic detail Strum,great stuff.
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Re: Moran park

Postby Gulliver » Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:46 pm

Here's the new bowling facility at Eglington park, photographed today through the fence
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By the way, if anyone wants to play bowling during the Summer, i.e. from now 'til Sept, my club has vacancies. We play on real grass, our annual sub is lower than Dun Laoghaire, and you are virtually guaranteed a place on the second team which plays every Monday night with Gulliver as captain if you can make any reasonable attempt.
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Re: Moran park

Postby grammer » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:50 pm

That is some camera Strum.
you will be able to take shots of a pimple on a nits .......head :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Moran park

Postby grammer » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:52 pm

Hey Gulliver that clubhouse is very impressive looking
that is real grass???????
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Re: Moran park

Postby keeper » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:29 pm

Yes grammer, you'll have to keep your cap on :D that looks a lovely job on the bowls club, and what a lawn, must be artificial grass, when is it open for business Gulliver :?:
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Re: Moran park

Postby Gulliver » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:35 pm

Not real grass - thats a mega carpet. Will be open for business in the next 2 weeks
No mainteance
Super smooth
Some strange phenomena when you are used to grass and then go to play on artificial.
On artificial, there is much less friction. If you launch a bowl with the same speed and force as on grass, it will run off at the end. So you must play much more slowly, more gentle. So a game takes much longer.
In a league game in a lower division, you play in a lane with 4 against 4 opponents, and play 3 lanes. So the team is 12 players against 12.
In each lane, each bowler has 2 bowls, so when all 8 bowlers in that lane have bowled, there are 16 bowls on the green. Nearest to the jack (little white ball) gets a point. If the second nearest belongs to the same team, it gets 2 points, and so on.
A game consists of 18 such ends, and may last about 2.5 hours.
Games can be played in other formats also - singles, doubles, etc.
The bowl is "biassed", i.e. it does not travel in a straight line, but in a curve. Individual players may choose different weights of bowl, according to preference.
Played at all ages - many of our team are fairly senior - they don't pay on the bus, and a few have not paid for many years.
We sometimes come up against teams with teenagers, and can match them... sometimes
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Re: Moran park

Postby keeper » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:47 pm

Thanks for the info Gulliver ! I never miss the indoor bowls championships screened by the BBC every year, they can be so exciting. I would have thought age was not a factor in bowls, I thought pace and technique were a must, I have watched them playing in Moran Park down the years and believed the "youngsters" struggled against the older "sharks".
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Re: Moran park

Postby grammer » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:00 pm

keeper your taking the hiss out of the snake :D :D :D

Gulliver -I like this -
many of our team are fairly senior - they don't pay on the bus, and a few have not paid for many years.
We sometimes come up against teams with teenagers, and can match them... sometimes

:D :D :D :D :D :D
if these players are the same as up around my neck of the woods -that means they hustle and cheat
no areas mentioned mind ;) ;) ;) ;)
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