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 Revised Irish Bowling Federation Covid-19 Guidelines are on this website and Clubs have been working very hard preparing their rules to observe the regulations. Please be supportive of your Club and adhere to all that is being asked of you so that everyone stays safe.

Take care and and be respectful of each other and your Club.

Covid-19 Club Guidelines

I am sure you won't be surprised that in light of the awful circumstances everyone is in at the moment IWBA will be cancelling all competitions this year.

That includes Inter-Association Games, Junior and Senior, Championships and International trials.

Each club will be making their own arrangements for the season so I would ask you to still support each other and your club in whatever way you can.

It is unprecedented and very worrying times at the moment and all we can do is follow the guidelines we are given and hopefully the situation will change for the better sooner rather than later.

Because IWBA definitely will not be having any events this season I would ask that Clubs do not send IWBA Affiliation fees to our Treasurer Isobel Palmer.

In the meantime, on behalf of President Angeline, Officers and Council of the Irish Women's Bowling Association, I wish you all well, take care of one another and above all stay safe.

Gwen McCormick
IWBA Hon. Secretary

Sadly, but not unexpected, a decision has been taken to cancel this year's British Isles Championships & International Series, both Junior and Senior.

Discussions will take place later with BIWBC as to how we should proceed.

BIWBC Statement

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2020 World Bowls Championships to be postponed indefinitely




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