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Sport Ireland and Sporting Pride #LetsGetVisible Campaign

Sport Ireland and Sporting Pride will launch the #LetsGetVisible campaign as part of Dublin Pride Health and Wellbeing Week taking place next week from 14th to 20th June 2021.  The campaign aims to recognise and acknowledge the importance of visibility and representation amongst the LGBTQI+ community. It gives the sport sector the opportunity to show our support for the LGBTQI+ community and to promote sport as a welcoming and inclusive space for the community.

 The Bowling League of Ireland are really excited and proud to support the campaign and we are asking all our clubs and members to do the same. To get involved in the campaign all you need to do is go to Sporting Pride’s website ( ) and download a profile picture overlay, which you can add to your profile picture from Monday 14th June 2021. We are also asking people to post their messages of support for the campaign using #LetsGetVisible – you can get creative and post a picture with a pride flag, wearing your most colourful clothing, or you can use any of the graphics available to download on the Sporting Pride website.

 Ian Wilson

Development Officer

Provisional League Results – Reminder

As of 10.15 am this Sunday morning results were received for only 3 of the 8 league matches played yesterday.  This blog is to remind all league and cup captains that rule 16 of the competition rules state 

“It is the responsibility of both captains to text the result of all league and cup matches to the webmaster, within 30 minutes of the match finishing. “

The number to be used for texting the results to is the same as last year 085 181 5065.

It is important that the team captains comply with this rule if we are to continue updating the provisional results and table on the website.

Covid 19 Restrictions during June : Additional Information & Reminders

The following email has been received from Sport Ireland.

Dear Sport Ireland Stakeholder,

Please find some additional information / reminders in relation to the resumption of sport and physical activity during the current June phase.

Outdoor Competition:

 ‘The numbers permitted at organised outdoor events is a maximum of 100 for the majority of venues, with a maximum of 200 for outdoor venues with a minimum accredited capacity of 5,000.’

 These figures 100/200 relate to the number of spectators that will now be permitted to attend an event. These figures are independent of participants, officials and coaches.

Sport Ireland has previously distributed guidance to individual / non team sports in relation to delivering competition. NGBs are encouraged to continue to take a prudent approach to overall capacities in the initial return and are encouraged to discuss competition plans and needs with Sport Ireland.

Outdoor Training:

 While the return to outdoor Competition can return, the Pods of 15 concept are still maintained for training purposes. In line with previous phases, multiple pods can be used during training sessions however these pods should not mix.

Indoor Individual Training Capacities:

 Indoor training activity (no indoor Games, matches or competitions) is currently permitted.

Detailed Guidance on the return to Individual indoor Training specifically for NGBs and LSPs has been previously distributed by Sport Ireland and continues to apply.

The total numbers permitted in an indoor facility will be determined by the overall size of the venue.

When finalising capacity numbers sports should ensure that all relevant protocols in particular physical distancing can be fully implemented.

Other indoor leisure facilities, including gyms, are reopen for people to take part in individual exercise, including 1 to 1 training. It is important to note that indoor Group exercise classes are not permitted in those facilities at this point.

Managing Overall Capacities:

In addition to the gradual return to sporting activity, June & July will see a broader re-opening of society. Sporting Bodies should consider the return of multiple elements of activity such as competition, spectators, hospitality etc. at venues and plan accordingly.

Participation in Sporting Activity during COVID 19:

As with all activity during COVID 19 the return to training and competition should be on an opt-in basis, with participants taking personal responsibility to decide whether they are happy to return. It is important that participants are not be penalised if they wish to opt-out of activity.

Participants should be encouraged to communicate any concerns to their club and/or National Governing Body so that they can be addressed accordingly.

Should you have any additional queries specific to your sport please feel free to raise with the NGB, High Performance and Participation Units.


Shane Califf – Director of Governing Bodies

Safe Play & Attire

Hi All

Below please find Safe Play protocol which must be used for all BLI competitions  this season.

It has been decided that for this season whites need not be worn and chub tops will suffice.  If a club has not got club tops a white top should be worn.


Pat Wall

League Secretary


Safe Play Document

Veterans Matches

The dates for the Veterans League Matches for the month of August were incorrect.  Instead of Thursday dates the dates input were inadvertently Wednesday Dates.  All other Veterans dates were correct.  The incorrect Wennesday August Dates have now been replaced with the correct Thursday dates.

Resilience and Recovery: The Path Ahead – June & July Announcements

The following email has been receved from Sport Ireland

Dear Sport Ireland Stakeholder,

 Last Friday May 28th the Government announced a further easing of Restrictions for June and July.

 Details of the full announcement can be found here:

 Key Highlights relating to sport and physical activity are summarised below.

 Sport Ireland will continue to provide any additional or relevant updates to the sector in advance of each proposed stage. 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.

From 7 June

  • Outdoor sports matches & competition can recommence.
  • The numbers permitted at organised outdoor events is a maximum of 100 for the majority of venues, with a maximum of 200 for outdoor venues with a minimum accredited capacity of 5,000.
  • Indoor facilities such as gyms, swimming pools, leisure centres and sports clubs can reopen for individual training. Sport Ireland has previously provided guidance to the sector on the delivery of individual indoor sport. This Guidance is reattached for convenience.
  • Swimming lessons and classes can also resume.


From 5 July (Subject to Public Health)

  • The numbers permitted at outdoor organised events can further increase to a maximum of 200 for the majority of venues, with a maximum of 500 for outdoor stadia/venues with a minimum accredited capacity of 5,000
  • Indoor sports training, exercise and dance activities can recommence in pods of up to
  • Additional indoor facilities such as bowling alleys, snooker halls, ice-skating/roller skating rinks and waterparks can reopen in line with appropriate sectoral guidance

International Travel

The current government advice is to avoid non-essential international travel. From 19 July, subject to the prevailing public health situation, Ireland will operate the EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) for travel originating within the EU/EEA.

Sport Ireland continue to remain available to provide individual advice to sports bodies in relation to high performance travel and competition.

Live events

In order to prepare for the easing of restrictions, it is intended that a selected number of sport and cultural pilot live events will take place in June. The purpose of these pilots is to assess logistical arrangements to implement necessary protective measures. This will inform guidance for venues due to reopen in July or with growing numbers in August.

A list of relevant sports events have been included below.

The full list of all Events can be found here: – Sport and cultural pilot live events (





Friday 11 June


Leinster v Dragons


Friday 11 June

Tallaght Stadium

Shamrock Rovers v Finn Harps


Friday 11 June

Turners Cross

Cork City v Cabinteely


Sunday 20 June

Croke Park

Camogie National League Finals


Friday 25 June

Tallaght Stadium

Shamrock Rovers v Drogheda


Saturday 26 June

Morton Stadium, Santry

Athletics Ireland National Championships

Up to 400


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