Bowling is an all-island sport and the ILBA is one of four associations affiliated to the overall governing bodies the Irish Bowling Association (the IBA) and the Irish Women’s Bowling Association (the IWBA).
There are twenty seven bowling clubs affiliated to the ILBA serving almost two thousand members. They are mostly located in the greater Dublin area including Wicklow, Meath and Kildare along with clubs in Cork, Sligo and Dungarvan. Eleven of these clubs play on traditional grass surfaces while the remainder have artificial or synthetic surfaces with one club having both. Many clubs are attached to other sporting facilities like tennis or rugby clubs or leisure complexes.
The ILB wish to express their appreciation to Cronin Movers Group who have been extremely generous sponsors of the score cards for the ILB. 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
for contact details.
Dun Laoghaire Champion of Champions 2023
The Dun Laoghaire Champion of Champions draw is now on the website and can be viewed in the Club Tournament section.
John Brennan RIP
I am sorry to let you know of the death of John Brennan
International Team 2023
Congratulations to Mark Brown (CYM), Richie Leonard (Crumlin) and Shane Leonard (Crumlin) who have been selected to represent Ireland in the BIBC’s in Ayr Scotland. For details of the full team see
Sports Energy Support Scheme
Men’s Senior Inter Association
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 Irish Lawn Bowls (ILB).
Irish Lawn Bowls is 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 ILB 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 ILB
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.