WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL BLOG for La Pétanque Marinière in San Rafael, California. LPM has been an active Marin pétanque club since 1972 and affiliated with the Fédération of Pétanque USA, since 1975. We welcome people of all abilities, ages and nationalities to come and enjoy pétanque with us.

The Pierre Joske Courts are located on Civic Center drive in San Rafael. (click for directions). Casual games are played every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from about 1 pm. Tournament play is usually held on the second Sunday of every month.

Please consult the links on the sidebar to the right for more information on clubs in the bay area, nationally and world wide.

If you would like to play but haven't any boules, please contact our President, Christine Cragg, or Ken Lee. They can bring some for you to use, as well as introduce you to the basic skills and techniques of pétanque. In addition, if you are looking to purchase boules but are unsure as to which size and weight are right for you, we have a range of different examples from which to choose.

Monday, July 21, 2008

first gold for ireland

Bridie makes history
Written by Liam Horan in Bangkok
Thursday, 30 August 2007

A Sligo woman transplanted with a new liver and pancreas seven years ago created history in Bangkok this morning (THURSDAY) by winning Ireland’s first-ever Gold medal in the sport of Petanque at the World Transplant Games.
Seven years ago Bridie Nicholson was chronically ill and had lived on daily insulin injections for almost 30 years. But the liver and pancreas gave her a new lease of life that she has grabbed with both hands...

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