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 2022

Junior International Team for the International Series in Belmont Bowling Club on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September 2022
Rink 1
Isobel-Ruby Nolan* (Blackrock)
Allana McKee (Ballywalter)
Courtney Meneely (Ewarts)
Chloe Wilson (Portadown)
Rink 2
Mia Patterson (Lurgan)
Sophie McIntyre (Limavady)
Laura Cassells (Markethill)
Shauna O'Neill (Limavady)
Rink 3
Amy Carruth (Crumlin)
Katherine Houston (Larne)
Zoe Minish (Portadown)
Lara Reaney (Portadown)
Zoe Stratton* (Ballymoney)
Brooke Stirling* (Coleraine)
Bethany Whittle# (Portadown)
Team Manager - Donna McCloy
All players to confirm their availability to Donna McCloy 07764.469006
by 30 July

Congratulations to Team Ireland who have just returned from the European Games in Scotland.

Our five ladies Sarah Kelly, Shauna O'Neill, Ashleigh Rainey, Lara Reaney & Chloe Wilson won Gold in Triples (Ashleigh, Lara & Chloe) and Silver in Pairs (Sarah & Shauna).

The men Gary Kelly, Mark Wilson, Aaron Tennent, Stuart Bennett & Stephen Kirkwood won two Gold (Gary in singles as well as Triples with Mark & Aaron) and Bronze in Fours (Mark, Aaron, Stuart & Stephen).

Well done all, a brilliant achievement.

Commonwealth Games Team for Birmingham 2022
Ladies Singles

Shauna O'Neill

Ladies Pairs Megan Devlin, Shauna O'Neill
Ladies Triples Ashleigh Rainey, Courtney Meneely, Chloe Wilson
Ladies Fours Megan Devlin, Ashleigh Rainey, Courtney Meneely, Chloe Wilson
Men's Singles Gary Kelly
Men's Pairs Sam Barkley, Martin McHugh
Men's Triples Adam McKeown, Gary Kelly, Ian McClure
Men's Fours Sam Barkley, Adam McKeown, Ian McClure,
Martin McHugh

Squad Announcement
The following players have been selected for the Elite Squad which will stay in place until the conclusion of the World Championships in 2023.

Megan Devlin

Sarah Kelly

Sophie McIntyre

Courtney Meneely

Shauna O'Neill

Mia Patterson

Ashleigh Rainey

Lara Reaney

Erin Smyth

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