BLI / LBLI Blog
Due to another commitment it will not be possible to post the league results on this Saturday evening. The results and league tables will be updated at some point on Sunday the 1st of August. Please continue to text results as normal after your match on Saturday
The BLI I believe have very successfully brought a lot of normality back to many bowlers in 2021 by organising as full a season as possible considering the restrictions that have been and are currently still in place.
We are trying to make this a celebratory year so we intend to recognise exceptional achievements from our bowlers in the past and going forward.
Every BLI competition has restrictions whether its by age U/18’s, U25’s and Over 55’s or by standard with the 4 Junior competitions, with the exception the 4 Senior competitions which are open to all. Marper – Boyd – Baird – Sixsmith. They are commonly known as “The Full Set”.
The BLI will be recognising all bowlers who have achieved the full set in the past by presenting them with a small gold embroidered patch to be ironed on their club top for all to see when they are bowling. See picture.
All players who have achieved the full set or even more than one full set should get their club secretary to contact myself with their name and the years they won each competition so I can verify them. These will then be presented by the BLI President at the BLI annual dinner in November this year.
BLI Competition Secretary
The following email has been received from Sport Ireland
Dear Sport Ireland Stakeholder,
As you will be aware, on Tuesday, June 29, the Government of Ireland announced the next phase of re-opening which will see some modification to the plans provisionally announced for July. A cautious approach with an emphasis on lower-risk activities will be followed.
Details of the full announcement can be found on the Gov.ie website here. Key highlights relating to sport and physical activity are summarised below:
- The number of spectators permitted at outdoor sporting events will increase as planned, to a maximum of 200 attendees for the majority of stadia, and to 500 for stadia/venues with capacity greater than 5,000, with appropriate protective measures.
The following is not yet permitted:
- Indoor activities, such as organised events, return of group training, exercise and dance classes will not yet proceed. It is anticipated that this will be a short-term delay, provisionally until July 19, pending the development of an appropriate risk-management system by Government.
Sport Ireland will continue to provide any additional or relevant updates to the sector in advance of July 19th. Should sporting bodies have specific queries in relation to how restrictions impact their sport, please feel free to contact the NGB, High Performance or Participation Units for further details.
Sporting bodies are requested to continue promoting safe practices regarding travel to/from training and competitions, management of access and egress points, the appropriate management and scheduled cleaning of toilets facilities and ensuring appropriate Covid Officers are present to implement best practice guidance.
The current government advice is to avoid non-essential international travel. From July 19th, subject to the prevailing public health situation, Ireland will operate the EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) for travel originating within the EU/EEA.
Return of Spectators
In a step-wise manner towards full spectator return, pilot events will continue to be rolled out throughout July. These pilot events provide an opportunity for spectator return whilst assessing the implementation of the necessary protective measures. Sport Ireland invites engagement from NGBs with capacity and capability to safely deliver events with a spectator attendance greater than the numbers permitted in the public health guidance.
NGB Support Unit Manager
Please see link to PDF that the BLI have submitted to Focus In Sport – Newsletter produced by Sport Ireland. Pride in Sport #letsbevisible campaign and also a small selection of photos and details from the Open Weekend
Please also see snippet of Ricard Leonard of Crumlin BC appearing on Ireland AM
and finally Sean Keegan’s interview on
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