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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

Message from the BLI Secretary

Dear Secretary,

Thanks to all those clubs who completed the recent BLI survey on the 2020 bowling season. The Executive met last week to consider the response and it is apparent that there should be no BLI leagues, cups or championships this year.  Clubs that opened would confine their activities to social bowling while adhering to BLI and club protocols.
As a result Westmanstown B.C. have requested that they retain the Presidency in 2021, and suggest that  the current vice-president, Tony O’Brien of CYM B.C. remain in office for a further year as well.  CYM agree with this proposal and Bray B.C. who were due to have the presidency in 2022 have no objection to postponing it for another year.  The I.B.A. and the three Northern Ireland associations are making similar arrangements for this year and next year.
The Executive will put forward the following motion as the first item on the agenda at the next AGM for approval of Council:-

“That Westmanstown B..C. retain the BLI Presidency for 2021 and that CYM B.C. retain the vice-presidency”

Looking forward to better bowling times before too long,
Charlie Lynch

Message from the IBA

“The only club fees due to the IBA in 2020 will be the annual subscription  of £40 sterling.
Any club that has entered the Irish Cups in 2020 will have their entry carried forward to 2021″

Updates from IBA

World Bowls is scheduled  for 25th May to June 4th 2021 in Broadbeach, Australia  with players travelling on 16th.
The Senior Inter Association in 2021  will be hosted by the BLI and will probably be held on 7th/8th May.
The BIBCs will be in Wales from 1st to the 4th July and Cathal Gillen of CYM will represent Ireland  in the U25 event.
The 2021 Junior Inter Association will be in Belmont on the weekend 11th/12th September.
There will be no IBA dinner and prizegiving  this year.

International Bowling

World Bowls has cancelled the 2020 World Singles Champion of Champions, due to be held at Adelaide Bowling Club between October 26nd  and November 1st.

Following discussions regarding the ongoing Covid 19 situation, it has been agreed that the next event will be held in late 2021, date and venue to be confirmed.