Shannon Mcllroy wins world title

Tairawhiti’s own Shannon Mcllroy achieved a lifelong dream on Sunday, winning the men’s singles lawn bowls world title at Burnside Green in Christchurch. He first learnt to bowl at the age of five in Ruatoria, before playing extensively at Kaiti and Te Karaka bowling clubs.

“Twenty-five years in the game, all those days wagging school going down to the bowling club, I think it’s all paid off,” McIlroy told Sky Sport.

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