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Neil Booth received the High-Performance Coaching Award at tonight’s Sport NI Sportmaker Awards ceremony in the Titanic Hotel. Congratulations to Neil for all his sterling work since his appointment as Ireland’s High-Performance coach. His changes and improvements have been instrumental in Irish Bowls’ fantastic success story over the past 15 months and have led to […]


European Championships and Jersey Test match

Please see the attached details for the European Championships and Jersey Test Matches European Championships Shane Leonard Ryan McElroy Jack Moffett Simon Martin Mark Wilson Jersey Test Match Mark Foster Matthew Crawford Terry Crawford Adam Stratton Nicky Smyth Cameron Gaw Players will be notified of travel arrangements and squad preparation shortly in the lead-up to […]


Chris Wallace

It is with deep regret that we have to inform you of the passing of Chris Wallace. Chris was a Past President of the I B A, Past Assistant Secretary, Past International Selector and International Player. He was also a Past General Secretary of the N.I.B.A. On behalf of the Association, we wish to convey […]


James Barr

It is with deep regret that I have to inform you of the passing of J. W. S. (James) Barr today 24th January, 2024. James was President of the Irish Bowling Association in 1973. This news is especially sad as his dear wife Elizabeth just passed away on 11th January, 2024.Sincere sympathy is extended to […]


Para and Visually impaired assessment and information events

Following our very successful taster sessions, we will hold 2 ‘Assessment days/ evenings’ in December 2023. Details are provided below. Our new bowls strategy – “A sport for EVERYONE” has identified the need to build a more positive and inclusive sports culture by providing more sporting opportunities for people with disabilities. Having athletes represent our […]