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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.


Provisional League Results

The new method for submitting the Provisional League Results is now well into it’s first week and in general is working well.  However, there are 3 issues.


This problem only came to light today with the start of the veteran’s season.  Some matches resulted in half points being scored.  This is no problem if sending the result via tablet or laptop as you have a “Full Stop” available to use as a decimal point so two and a half points can be expressed as 2.5.  However, on some phones when filling out the number of points the keyboard presented by the phone company does not contain a “Full Stop” so you cannot show a decimal point.

The solution in this case is if you want to show a half point type 05

One and a half points becomes 105 etc.

A 0 on its own it means no points or a 0 followed by a 5 as in 05 it is half a point.


On Saturday one match was postponed but no one told the webmaster.  If a match is postponed please advice the webmaster at

As soon as possible after the postponement is agreed.


I am doing my best to get the results posted and the tables updated as soon as possible after completion of play.  For this reason, rule 16 states results must be submitted withing 30 minutes of completion of matches.  Most captains comply but there are a small number who do not.  For example,  

  • The final result on Saturday came in at 23.01,
  • On Monday the final result arrived at 23.07.
  • Today Thursday at 16.37 there are still 9 of the 20 Vets results not received.


It is unfair to expect someone to spend all Saturday evening, late on Monday evening and all Thursday afternoon checking for results to come in.  If this tardiness continues results in future will not be updated until the following day.  Please get your results in promptly.

I am now logging out for the day as I have spent almost 3 hours working on the website already today and the Veterans matches must be well over at this stage.  I will log in at a convenient time for me tomorrow and complete inputting the Veterans results if they have arrived.

Championship Draws to the Quarter Finals


My apologies I inadvertently put up the incorrect draws to the Quarter Finals for your championships.  I have now got the correct draws from Sheila and these are now on the website.  Apologies for any confusion caused.


I received your draws to the Quarter Finals shortly after 6.00 pm this afternoon from Ollie.  As I am currently suffering from COVID I can only work in short bursts so do not have the energy to put them up tonight.  Because of the COVID I won’t be playing in the Veterans tomorrow so I hope to get the draws up tomorrow morning.



Special Olympics Collection Day

Following on from  recent correspondence, you may be aware or recall that Special Olympics will be holding our annual Collection Day on Friday 29th April.  Any support you could give or generate would mean so much to the beneficiaries of Special Olympics Ireland and most especially our athletes and their families. If you wish to play your part to help change lives by supporting us, you can find out more on our website or click on one of the links below :-

 1.       Volunteer on Collection Day Volunteer for Special Olympics Collection Day | Special Olympics Ireland

2.       Take part in our 5Km Challenge 5K for Collection Day | Special Olympics Ireland

3.       Organise a Fundraiser in your workplace or school Fundraise in your school or workplace | Special Olympics Irelandann

4.       Donate Donate Now- Euro | Special Olympics Ireland via our website or Revolut in ROI via the Donate button.

5.       You can also donate €6 by texting SPORT to 50300.

 As one of our valued supporters, please would you share this appeal with relevant people in your network and note this Friday 29th April in your diary. We would love to see you engage by donating, sharing, retweeting, and liking our Collection Day messages.


Thank you most sincerely,  

Matt English

CEO | Special Olympics Ireland
Sport Ireland Campus | Snugborough Road | Blanchardstown | Dublin 15 | D15 PC63

Championship Draws to Quarter Finals

My apologies I have been away for a short pre season holiday and in addition very busy updating the website with League and Championship data.  As a consequence it is only now that I have had a chance to update the Championship Draws to the Quarter Finals for the LBLI Championships.  I hope to get time to update the Championship Draws to the Quarter Finals for the BLI Championships early next week.

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