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BLI Selectors Vacancies

There are currently three vacancies for BLI selector and the Executive are appealing to clubs to put forward suitable candidates for these positions which may be filled at the next Council meeting. Two positions will have a two year term and the remaining position one year.

Candidates must submit a C.V. to Council and must be Garda vetted before taking up office.

LBLI Pink Book now on the Website

The LBLI Pink Book has now been uploaded onto the website.  You can access most of it, including the LBLI Constitution and Competition rules under the new sub heading “LBLI Handbook” in the LBLI section of the site.  The honour rolls of past League and Championship champions can be seen in the LBLI League and Champioship sections respectively.

Under the Championship Section we are developing a list of all those who have obtained International Honours.  This consists of a list of

    • Those who have obtained an International Cap.
    • Those who have won a British Isles Title
    • Those who have won an International Tournament such as the Dutch Open

If you are aware of anyone who who is entitled to be listed here please send the details to the Competition Secretary and she will arrange to have them included.

Sporting Pride #LetsGetVisible Campaign

Dear NGB,

I am writing to make you aware of a campaign by Sporting Pride and supported by Sport Ireland to coincide with Dublin Pride Health and Wellbeing Week which takes place from June 14th to June 20th 2021. During that week we plan to promote a #LetsGetVisible campaign to demonstrate that sport is inclusive and welcoming for members of the LGBTI+ community.

As part of that campaign we would encourage NGBs to:

1.       Add a social media frame to your social media profiles for the week

2.       Post using #LetsGetVisible to show your support

We will be issuing a pack to all NGBs prior to June 14th which will contain the social media frames for download; some graphics which you can use in your posts; and some suggested content for social media posts.

We are aware that organisations may already have plans in place to show their support for the LGBTI+ community during Pride month, so we fully appreciate that the above may or may not fit in with those plans.

If you have any questions in the meantime on any of the above please do not hesitate to get in touch with Helen, who is the Diversity, Inclusion and Safeguarding Manager:

Helen McHugh

Diversity, Inclusion & Safeguarding Manager | Sport Ireland 

New public health measures – May & June 2021

From: Shane Califf 
Date: Wed 5 May 2021, 12:14
Subject: New public health measures – May & June 2021
To: Participation Unit <>, NGB <>

Dear Sport Ireland Stakeholder

Please find below additional information in relation to the recent government announcements.

Sport Ireland will continue to engage with the sector in advance of each reopening date to provide additional information and clarifications as required.


·       From May 10th outdoor training for adults in pods of a maximum of 15 people can return. This includes contact training.

·       On that basis, outdoor, contact training will also be permitted for those under the age 18 in pods of a maximum of 15 people.


·       Outdoor (non-elite & club) matches and competitions may recommence on June 7.

·       Such competition must take place without spectators.

·       Sports that do not have a fixed number of competitors (i.e. non team sports) should engage directly with Sport Ireland to discuss the capacity requirements of their individual sports.

Indoor facilities

·       Indoor facilitates such as gyms, swimming pools & sports / leisure centres can reopen from June 7th for individual training.

·       The Return to Sport Expert Group has developed guidance for sports bodies in relation to the delivery of this individual training. The most recent version of this guidance is attached.

·       Final information in relation to capacity levels within indoor facilities is still to be confirmed. Sport Ireland welcomes submissions from indoor sports with regards to the capacity requirements of their individual sports.

In the meantime please feel free to submit any additional queries or clarifications that may be required.



New public health measures – May & June 2021

From: Shane Califf – Sport Ireland
Date: Fri 30 Apr 2021, 14:36
Subject: New public health measures – May & June 2021
To: Participation Unit <>, NGB <>

Dear Sport Ireland Stakeholder,

A number of new public health measures were announced by Government yesterday evening.

Full details can be found here: – New public health measures announced: The Path Ahead (

 Sport Ireland will provide additional guidance on the  below items in the coming days as further detail emerges and the formal Regulations are drafted.

Sport & Physical Activity:


·       Inter-county travel can resume

·       outdoor training for adults in pods of a maximum of 15 people can return

FROM JUNE 7  (Subject to the Public Health Situation)

·    Recommencement of outdoor competition (without spectators)

·    Indoor facilities such as gyms, swimming pools & sports-leisure centres can reopen. (individual training only)

Further announcements will be made at the end of June in relation to indoor team sport including training and competition.

Further details will also be provided then in relation to exercise classes.



Shane Califf – Director of Governing Bodies

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