PRESIDENT OF THE FUTURE: Joel Farmer, who has a strong family history with the Killarney Bowls Club, and current club president Dan Sullivan.
PRESIDENT OF THE FUTURE: Joel Farmer, who has a strong family history with the Killarney Bowls Club, and current club president Dan Sullivan. Georja Ryan

Farmers dedicated to their bowls club

JOEL Farmer may be only nine years old, but he sure has a knack for bowls.

And with four generations of Killarney Bowls Club presidents in his family - it comes as no surprise.

Joel went up against the pros in the Killarney Bowls Club's 60th birthday celebrations at the weekend and had a ball.

"I just like it and I'm a pretty good bowler," Joel said.

He thought it was pretty cool to be playing against the older fellas and said one day he wouldn't mind having his photo among those on the wall of presidents.

Current president Dan Sullivan was among the many wearing white on the green on Saturday, to celebrate the bowls club's 60th birthday.

Having been a member since 1998 who has dabbled in a number of presidential roles over the years, Mr Sullivan said he was proud to be a part of the club's milestone.

"The formation of the club was back in 1952 but I don't think they played until 1953," he said.

Mr Sullivan said the biggest change over the years was in member numbers.

"A lot of our older members have passed on and we don't have many younger ones starting so we need some young ones," he said.

Club member Margaret Farmer was also excited about the weekend celebrations and what it meant for Killarney.

"It is very exciting for Killarney," she said.

"We've been through a lot and it was our club that looked after all the teas and coffees and what-not during the cyclone on November 22, 1968, when the tornado hit."



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