Irish Women's Bowling Association

Formed in 1947 the IWBA is the National Governing Body for the sport of women's bowls in Ireland.  Under it's umbrella it has four Associations, whose total of affiliated Clubs is 80, covering both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland (where the Clubs are mainly located in the Dublin area). 

Each Association has its own league structure and cup competitions and meet annually in an Inter-Association tournament.

The IWBA aims, through the promotion of competition bowls, to enable players to develop their full potential at all levels, up to and including International representation. 

For those who are not so competitively minded, there is a place for recreational bowls at Club level and Clubs will welcome enquiries from prospective members.


Angeline Bradley
President 2020

Covid Guidelines 23 April 2021

Return to Sport - the Executive's Pathway out of Restrictions

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British Isles Bowls Council/British Isles Women's Bowls Council


The British Isles Bowls Council (BIBC) and British Isles Women's Bowls Council (BIWBC) have today announced the cancellation of all events for the 2021 season. The decision reflects the challenges related to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions and has been made to enable more grassroots bowlers to enjoy the sport this summer.

Whilst we remain positive that people will be out on the greens this summer, the international series and championships necessitate an extra level of logistical planning and delivery for players, spectators and officials. Given these extra considerations, particularly around international travel and the varying restrictions across Britain expected to continue for months, it was not viable to continue without damaging the integrity of the events.

All nations agreed that the early decision was important to provide clarity to players and spectators, give every nation the opportunity to make the most of their domestic calendar and provide much-needed support to clubs.

No decision has been taken on British Isles events for 2022 as this will form part of a wider review taking into account a number of considerations including the Commonwealth Games taking place at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa.

The members of the BIBC are: Bowls England; Irish Bowling Association;
Bowls Guernsey; Bowls Jersey; Bowls Scotland; Welsh Bowling Association
The members of the BIWBC are: Bowls England; Irish Women's Bowling Association; Bowls Jersey; Bowls Scotland; Welsh Women's Bowling Association

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Squad Announcements
The following players have been selected for the Elite Squad which will stay in place until the completion of the Commonwealth Games in 2022.
Elite Squad Elite Squad
Sam Barkley
Stuart Bennett
Stephen Kirkwood
Andy Kyle
Simon Martin
Jack Moffat
Ian McClure
Martin McHugh
Adam McKeown
Alan Paul
Aaron Tennant
Mark Wilson
Catherine Beattie
Megan Devlin
Sarah Kelly
Megan Morrow
Shauna O'Neill
Ashleigh Rainey
Lara Reaney
Courtney Wright
** Gary Kelly – The Selectors reserve the right to select Gary Kelly at any stage through the lifetime of this Squad, however Gary will remain in Australia during this time **
The following Emerging Squads will stay in place until the completion of the Commonwealth Games in 2022.
Emerging Squad Emerging Squad
Mitchell Albert
Ryan Cavan
Cameron Gaw
Cahal Gillen
Matthew Hastings
Robert Kirkwood
Ryan McElroy
Dean Mills
Colum O'Brien
Jordan Rankin
Adam Rankin
Adam Stratton
Laura Cassells
Katherine Houston
Sophie McIntyre
Allana McKee
Zoe Minish
Mia Patterson
Beth Whittle
Chloe Wilson


IWBA Constitution/Rules

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IWBA Past Presidents

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Tom Sutton Rose Bowl

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Honours / Photos

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International Players since 1983 - download from the 'Internationals' page

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International Venues

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Tournament Licence

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BIWBC Draws: 2019 & 2020

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IWBA Policies