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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 

IBA Honorary Secretary

for contact details.


AWBA Semi Finals

Congratulation to Leinster Lions A and CYM A on making it through to the finals of this years AWBA League. The final will be played at 11.00 am on the 25th of March in North Kildare Bowling Club.

Leinster Bowling Club Charity day

Leinster Bowling Club in Rathmines will be hosting our Annual Charity Day this year on

Sunday 2nd April 2023.

The charity we are supporting this year is Guide Dogs and Assistance Dogs in the South Dublin area.

We will be running a morning session of bowls starting at 11am sharp and another session in the afternoon starting at 2.30pm. The competition is open to all members of your club both Male and Female. There will be a draw for partners, spaces are limited to the first 48 who apply for each session.

Please phone or text Mary at 087 644 0062 or email or phone or text Pat Mac Donagh 086 355 4723 with your entries stating your preferred time.

Entry to the competition is €5, we will also be selling raffle tickets to raise much needed funds for this worthy charity. We hope we can count on your support. Prize giving, tea
coffee and light refreshments will be available after both sessions. The raffle will take place after the afternoon session. Looking forward to seeing you on the 2nd April.

Leinster Winter Bowling Committee

AWBA Finals

The dates and venues of the AWBA final stages are as follows

Quarter Finals to be played on 4th Of March in Leinster & Sportslink
Semi Finals to be Played on 11th of March in Greenhills
Finals to be played on the 25th March in North Kildare


Staff Umpire

Congratulations to Paula Russell who has been appointed Staff Umpire replacing John Murphy who has retired from the post after many years,  Our thanks to John for all his hard work down through the years.

We wish Paula all the best in her new role.  If you are in need of an umpire for a tournament you can contact Paula at



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