Donnie MacDonald Obituary

Bowls Scotland are extremely saddened to learn of the passing of former Scotland Men’s Internationalist Donnie MacDonald.

Donnie earned his first cap in 1975 at the Home International Series in Wales and the highlight of his international career came in 1980, when he was selected to play against South Africa in a test match held in Cape Town.

Over the years Donnie had been a member of Langlands BC, Barclay Curle BC, Fairfield BC, Gas BC and latterly Bellahouston BC and won a total of 18 singles championships. He was a very talented player and qualified for the Scottish national finals at Queens Park and Northfield on 11 occasions. Donnie is the most capped Glasgow County player to date totalling 218 Hamilton Trophy appearances and was part of the Glasgow Hamilton Trophy winning team in 1974.

Donnie devoted his entire life to bowls and was Secretary of the Glasgow Bowling Association for a number of years before deciding that he still had more to offer as a player. He was made an honorary member of Bellahouston Bowling Club for all his services to the club and was an extremely popular character throughout the wider Scottish bowling community.

Bowls Scotland would like to pass on our sincere condolences to Donnie’s wife Cathie, family, friends and everyone at Bellahouston Bowling Club at this incredibly sad time.

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