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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.


IBA Junior Inter Association 2022

The following is the BLI team for the Junior Inter Association which will be held in Belmont Bowling Club on 15th/16th July.

Rink 1

Sean Lynch          CYM

Gavin O Neill        CYM

Ben Ashmore        CYM

Colum O Brien      CYM

Rink 2

Kyle Murphy        Blackrock

Dylan Murphy.      Blackrock

Adel Bangoli         Kenilworth

Philip Ward.          Crumlin

Rink. 3


Mark Wilson         CYM

Owen Johnston     Skerries

Donal Martin.        Crumlin

Rink 4


Ciaran Kiernan      Crumlin

Evan  Morton.       Kenilworth

Josh. Whitney       Crumlin

Noel Hynes RIP

Former President of the Bli Noel Hynes passed away peacefully in his sleep  on Wednesday last 8th June. Noel was president of the BLI in 2003 and was also president of St.James,s Gate bowling Club. Affectionately known by his close friends as the handbag a name he became very proud of Noel was one of a rare breed in bowls. He was a life long member of The Gate and an integral part of a club he loved so much. Sincere condolences to  Noels Family and friends and to St.James’s Gate on their huge loss. So long Mala Lamha and rest in peace my friend.

Henry Bellew (Sir Henry) Shankill Bowling Club

It is with deep regret that we must announce the passing  away last Saturday of our esteemed former President and Captain Sir Henry Bellew..He shall be sadly missed by all his colleagues in Shankill and also  the many friends he made within the Bowling Community. Our thoughts are with his family..May he Rest in Peace..

Philip Cannon (Hon.Sec) Shankill Bowling Club

Brian Walshe R.I.P.

I would like to advise the wider Bowling Community of the death yesterday (Sunday 5th June) of Brian Walshe a long standing and much loved member of Bray Bowling Club.
Brian played lead on our Division 1 team and would have been well known in the Bowling community.
Funeral arrangements will be posted on in due course.
Frank Devlin, Honorary Secretary, Bray Bowling Club.

Dun Laoghaire Champion of Champions

The dun Laoghaire Champion of Champions draw for 2022 has been published and can be viewed at

Champion of Champions draw

The Ladies first round and quarter finals are on Friday the 8th oi July starting at 10.00am and 2.00 pm respectively.

The Men follow on Sunday the 10th of July.  Due to the number of entries the first round is played over two sessions with 4 matches starting at 10.00 am and the other 4 at 1.00 pm.  The quarter finals will commence at 4.00 pm.

The semi finals and finals for both men and ladies are on the following Sunday starting at 12.00 pm

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