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Website Updates

Following the council meeting of the 17th of February the following changes have been made to the website for the BLI.

  1. The BLI Constitution and Competition Rules have been amended to reflect the recent AGM changes,
  2. The BLI Officers and Committees page has been updated to reflect last nights appointments.
  3. BLI Competition Dates for 2021 posted.
  4. Club Tournament Dates for 2021 posted.

NOTE :  All dates are subject to change due to COVID restrictions.

Women in Sport Week for International Women’s Day

The following email has been received from Sport Ireland.

From: NGB
Date: Fri 12 Feb 2021, 17:18
Subject: Women in Sport Week for International Women’s Day

Dear NGB,

International Women’s Day takes place on March 8th 2021.

To celebrate, Sport Ireland are hosting a Women in Sport Week where we will be showcasing various projects and initiatives taking place under the pillars of the Women in Sport Policy.

More information to follow.

Kind regards,

Louise Carey

High Performance and NGB Administrator | High Performance

Sport Ireland | The Courtyard | Sport Ireland Campus | Blanchardstown | Dublin 15

Statement re British Isles Bowls Events 2021

The British Isles Bowls Council (BIBC) and British Isles Women’s Bowls Council (BIWBC) have today announced the cancellation of all events for the 2021 season. The decision reflects the challenges related to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions and has been made to enable more grassroots bowlers to enjoy the sport this summer. Whilst we remain positive that people will be out on the greens this summer, the international series and championships necessitate an extra level of logistical planning and delivery for players, spectators, and officials. Given these extra considerations, particularly around international travel and the varying restrictions across Britain expected to continue for months, it was not viable to continue without damaging the integrity of the events. All nations agreed that the early decision was important to provide clarity to players and spectators, give every nation the opportunity to make the most of their domestic calendar, and provide much-needed support to clubs.No decision has been taken on British Isles events for 2022 as this will form part of a wider review taking into account a number of considerations including the Commonwealth Games taking place at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa.

Notes: The members of the BIBC are: Bowls England; Irish Bowling Association; Bowls Guernsey; BowlsJersey; Bowls Scotland; Welsh Bowling Association;

The members of the BIWBC are: Bowls England; Irish Women’s Bowling Association; Bowls Jersey; Bowls Scotland; Welsh Women’s Bowling Association

2021 Dates Updated

Dates for the BLI Council Meetings for 2021 as well as the 2021 BLI Calendar have been updated.  All dates and venues are dependent on the Coronavirus situation at the time and may change.

It is hoped to update the Club Tournament Dates shortly after the February Council Meeting.

2020 Sports Capital and Equipment Programme Open

The 2020 round of the Sports Capital & Equipment Programme is now open for applications – deadline extended until 5pm Monday 1st March

The Sports Capital & Equipment Programme (SCEP) is operated by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and provides grants to assist in the development or refurbishment of sports facilities and the provision of sports equipment.

Grants are available to voluntary, not-for profit sports clubs, community groups, NGBs, and local authorities.  Third level colleges, Education and Training Boards (ETBs) and schools may only apply for funding jointly with sports clubs or organisations.


The extension is designed to assist any clubs who may be encountering difficulties finalising their applications due to Covid related restrictions.

All applications must be made on and information on how to make an application is available on

To make an application an organisation must first register on the website but organisations only need to register once for all rounds of the Programme.

Revised Level 5 – December 30th Announcement

The following email has been received from Sport Ireland.

Dear Sport Ireland Stakeholder,

 As you will be aware, yesterday December 30th the Government announced a revised Level 5.

 During this period people are asked to stay at home, except to travel for work, education or other essential purposes.

 The below should be noted in relation to sport & exercise. Full details on those measures can be viewed here:

1.     Sporting facilities (Indoors & Outdoors), gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools must close.

2.      Activity is restricted to individual training/personal exercise within 5 km of home.

3.     Individuals may meet with one other household in outdoor settings when taking personal exercise. 

4.       Exemptions to Training & Matches apply to certain professional, elite sports, horse-racing, greyhound racing and approved equestrian events. Such events should take place behind closed doors.

5.     No other matches or events are to take place.


Sport Ireland will continue to provide updates to the Sector as and when they arise.



 Shane Califf – Director Of Governing Bodies

Guide to this website


If you are having problems finding your way around this website hopefully the guide below will help you find what you are looking for.

Website Guide


Welcome to the official site of the Bowling League of Ireland and the Ladies Bowling League of Ireland.

Irish Lawn Bowls is the combination of the Bowling League of Ireland (BLI) and the Ladies Bowling League of Ireland (LBLI), the governing body for Lawn Bowls in the Republic of Ireland. The game is fast growing with clubs now in the following counties: Cork, Dublin, Kildare, Limerick, Meath, Offaly, Sligo, Waterford, and Wicklow. There are however many other counties where clubs are in the process of being formed.

Lawn bowls is a sport for all ages with competitors aged from under 10 to almost 100 currently playing in BLI/LBLI affiliated clubs. 

If you are new to the sport of bowls and want to find out how to play the game have a look at the following link which will help you find out how to play.

Link to How to Bowl


Map of Bowling Clubs within the BLI / LBLI 

Click on the “view larger map” button at the top right of picture for more details.  Note the details are what the individual club has put on Google and may not always be a 100% correct.  

A full list of BLI Member clubs together with their website details can be found at

BLI Clubs 

For club addresses and Secretary Details see

Club Secretaries

Welcome to the BLI / LBLI Blog

Here will be posted various notice that we want to bring to your attention