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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.


BLI Finals 2021

Pictured at the recent BLI Championship finals are The Minister for Sport Jack Chambers, BLI Honorary Secretary Charles Lynch and IBA President Dan Dempsey,  For a full set of photographs see the photos page.

BLI Championship Week Photos

The BLI Championships for 2021 started last night in brilliant sunshine at President Pat Wall’s home club Westmanstown.  The fans who traveled to support their fellow bowlers were treated to a great nights bowling.  Unveiled on the night was the new BLI Electronic Scoreboard a phot of which is included here.  The new scoreboard as well as the website online scoring system are fed from the same file so those that cannot attend can keep up to date with the on green scoring.

Adrian Doyle of Westmanstown Bowling Club will be taken photographs each day and these will be uploaded to the website as soon as possible after bowling completes.  To view the photographs click on 


You can view the appropriate days photos here and download any of you particular favourites  that you wish.

Our thanks to Adrian for the photographs.



BLI Championship Rules

Hi all

Just a little note.

The BLI Championships will be run as per previous years and will not be using the guidelines for play that the BLI executive recommended at the start of the season like 3 meters minimum distance from the ditch, individual jacks etc.

Wishing all competitors and clubs a fabulous week.

Best of luck to all

Stephen Millane

BLI Competition Secretary

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