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

The following players have been selected for World Bowls at the Gold Coast in Australia in May/June 2020

Singles        Catherine Beattie

Pairs            Ashleigh Rainey, Sarah Kelly

Triples         Megan Devlin, Catherine Beattie, Shauna O’Neill

I would like to pass on my congratulations to those selected and wish them every success at the Event. I would also like to commend all those players who have represented the Elite Squad this year for their professional approach. It is intended that the next Elite Squad will be selected after the completion of the World Bowls Tournament in June 2020 and will be for a 2 year period leading up to the Commonwealth Games in Leamington Spa in 2022.

If anybody in the Elite Squad would like to meet with the HPC and Team Manager to review the Calendar Year please e-mail the HPC no sooner than Monday 2nd December and I will accommodate a meeting.

Please do not get in touch before this date.

Neil Booth
High Performance Coach



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Both Panels are interchangeable for upcoming events and will be kept under review throughout the year
Elite SQUAD Emerging SQUAD
Catherine Beattie Laura Cassells
Sarah Jane Curran Katherine Houston
Megan Devlin Sophie McIntyre
Sarah Kelly Allana McKee
Gemma McClean Zoe Minish
Paula Montgomery Megan Morrow
Shauna O'Neill Lara Reaney
Ashleigh Rainey Chloe Wilson
Erin Smith  
Courtney Wright  


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