The BLI wish to express their appreciation to Cronin Movers Group who have been extremely generous sponsors of the score cards for the BLI. This sponsorship is available to all clubs. They are also the main sponsor for our regional youth academy, The Leinster Lions.
You can access their website at
Laws of the Game of Bowls
The Laws of the Sport of Bowls are subject to copyright as detailed in the content. You can view the laws by clicking on the attached photograh. If you require a paper version of the laws copies of the booklet can be obtained from the Secretary of the Irish Bowling Association (IBA). See
for contact details.
BLI / LBLI Blog
Margaret O’Sullivan, who was a member of Herbert Park Bowling Club and who served as Honorary League Secretary of the LBLI has passed away. May she rest in peace.
LBLI President Catherine Hazlett presenting to Phillip Nolan a plaque in honour of his late wife Phillis Nolan’s achievements on behalf of the LBLI.
PRESS RELEASE: Winter Initiative 2022 Launched with Over 700 Events and Activities to Help Keep People Active and Fit Over the Winter Months
The following Press Release was issued by Sport Ireland
1st November 2022
Winter Initiative 2022 Launched With Over 700 Events and Activities To Help Keep People Active and Fit Over The Winter Months
- Series of events and activities are planned by National Governing Bodies, Locals Sports Partnerships and clubs all over Ireland
- Minster Jack Chambers urges people of all ages and backgrounds to take up a new sport or to become involved again
The second year of the Winter Initiative, a major national campaign, has been launched by Minister of State for Sport and the Gaeltacht Jack Chambers to get as many people as possible exercising and participating in physical activity over the coming months.
Winter is often a time when people become less active due to the shorter daylight hours and worsening weather. However, getting involved in sport, exercise and physical activity have huge benefits to individuals and communities and the Winter Initiative is designed to ensure that these can be felt by as many people as possible.
The first Winter Initiative was a huge success, with thousands of people engaging with activities and programmes organised by National Governing Bodies (NGBs), Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs) and clubs in towns and communities all over the country and that success will be built upon this winter.
With over 700 events and activities planned across the country, there is a specific focus on encouraging people to try their hand at a new sport they may not have experienced before.
Speaking as he launched the Winter Initiative, Minister Jack Chambers said: “As the cold and dark nights set in at this time of year over the winter months, I think everyone knows that feeling where the motivation to get out exercising and to be physically active can drop. The Winter Initiative is designed to encourage people of all ages and abilities to stay active and embrace all the benefits that being involved in exercise brings over the coming months. A major focus of the Winter Initiative is also to support clubs, gyms and sports centres all over Ireland by encouraging people to renew their club membership or volunteer with their local team or sports organisation to give a boost to the entire sports system.”
Sport Ireland CEO Una May commented: “Sport Ireland warmly welcomes the launch of the latest Winter Initiative and we would really encourage people to try to make sport and physical activity a part of their daily routine. NGBs and our network of LSPs will be hosting events all over the country and these afford everyone the opportunity to try something new or engage again with a sport that they might have drifted away from and to get healthy and get active this winter.”
A full list of all the events and activities planned all around the country that people can get involved in is available on the Sport Ireland website at www.sportireland.ie/winter-initiative
Pictured at the launch of the Winter Initiative at the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena are (L-R); Kevina Malone, Programmes Manager DLR LSP; Shane Califf, Sport Ireland Director of National Governing Bodies; Ellen Keane, Paralympic Swimmer; Minister of State for Sport and the Gaeltacht Jack Chambers; Shane Ryan, Olympic Swimmer; Una May, Sport Ireland CEO; Nicola Tuthill, Irish International hammer thrower; Louise Burke, Sport Ireland Director of Participation; Declan McMahon, Communications Officer, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown LSP.
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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.
IRISH LAWN BOWLS
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.
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
For club addresses and Secretary Details see