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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
Welcome to the BLI / LBLI BlogHere will be posted various notice that we want to bring to your attention
The following was posted to the BLI website on the 25th of March.
In light of the continuing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Competitions Committee have CANCELLED the Senior, Intermediate and Junior Cup competitions for season 2020.
Ultimately the wellbeing of our Club Members must be paramount in any decision taken.
In the meantime, please remain safe and healthy.
Hon. Competitions Secretary
Letter from LBLI Acting Secretary
I am forwarding to you the email received today from the Hon. Sec. of the IWBA Gwen McCormick with regard to the action they have taken in light of the Coronavirus that has impacted on all our lives. I trust you find it self explanatory. It is with great sadness these measures have had to be taken. World Bowls has also been postponed which is understandable but disappointing for the Irish team.
Unfortunately, I also wish to notify you all that the LBLI Officers have agreed due to the uncertainty that lies ahead, perhaps for many months to come and in the interest of all our bowlers to cancel our league program and LBLI competitions for this season. Because of this there is no need now to forward competition entries to Rosie. I know Rosie will be in contact with you direct.
Our League Sec. Georgina and her committee had prepared the leagues, but we all knew this was coming down the line.
We all know these are in difficult times, all we can do is follow the guidelines we are given, which I am sure you all understand.
Please take care and stay safe.
On behalf of all the LBLI officers.
Letter from the LBLI Championship Secretary
Letter from the IWBA Hon Secretary
To all clubs
I am sure you won’t be surprised that in light of the awful circumstances everyone is in at the moment IWBA will be cancelling all competitions this year. That includes Inter-Association Games, Junior and Senior, Championships and International trials.
Each club will be making their own arrangements for the season so I would ask you to still support each other and your club in whatever way you can.It is unprecedented and very worrying times at the moment and all we can do is follow the guidelines we are given and hopefully the situation will change for the better sooner rather than later.
Because IWBA definitely will not be having any events this season I would ask that you do not send IWBA Affiliation fees to our Treasurer Isobel Palmer.
In the meantime, on behalf of President Angeline, Officers and Council of the Irish Women’s Bowling Association, I wish you all well, take care of one another and above all stay safe.
IWBA Hon Secretary
The President, Pat Wall, with the full support of the BLI Executive, has decided to postpone all BLI related activities until further notice. Apart from bowling, this includes player registration,championship entries,green inspections etc. I am aware that most, if not all , clubs are already closed or have delayed their unfurlings and the start of their new season. The Aer Lingus Classic was postponed last week. Already the World Bowls tournament in Australia has been deferred. The BIBC have today cancelled the championships due to be held in Wales in June and as a result the IBA have decided to postpone the Senior Inter Association scheduled for Dublin in May.
The Executive will keep abreast of the situation while following government and Sport Ireland guidelines. As soon as things improve I will contact you with new arrangements for leagues,cups and championships.
The Executive wish all the clubs and their members a safe passage through these difficult times.
The above charity day has been deferred until the Autumn.
Message from Sport Ireland
Following the Announcement from An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Covid-19 please be advised of the following:
Sport Ireland acknowledges efforts made by the sector to date and strongly recommends that all stakeholders continue to follow government advice on the situation.
This guidance which is based on the evolving situation in Ireland can be found on https://www.hpsc.ie/.
Sports Bodies should assess and make decisions for their individual sports based on these guidelines.
Sport Ireland will be adhering to the recommended Social Distancing Protocols and will not be facilitating external meetings at this time.
With this in mind, Sports Bodies are recommended to engage with their regular Sport Ireland contacts via email, and where available mobile phone.
Sport Ireland will aim to deliver across all business functions as usual however acknowledges there may be some minor impact on turn around times.
Separate announcements will be made in relation to the Sport Ireland Institute and the wider Sport Ireland Campus as and when required.
Sport Ireland will continue to provide information to Sports Bodies as it becomes available and again strongly recommends that all stakeholders continue to remain informed of, and follow government advice on the situation.
Should you have any individual queries or concerns please feel free to contact your regular Sport Ireland representative.