Irish Indoor Bowling Association
Irish Indoor Bowling Association

Short Mat Bowls Serving The Whole Community

Welcome to the web site for the Irish Indoor Bowling Association which is the controlling body for the game of short mat bowls across the island of Ireland. The web site is designed to provide up-to-date information about the IIBA. We hope that you will find the site interesting and informative.

Annual General Meeting


IIBA AGM re-elects all officers

Annual club fee raised from £20 to £25 (35 Euro)
Competitions run on time basis not permitted from next season as it conflicts with Rule 37
Players must sit out 1 year from inter zone competition before they can play for another zone. (Rule 45g). They can still play nationals in zone they are leaving.
Players named on entry form will constitute the original players (added at end of Law 44(c)


Dates For 2105/16


26 Sept Masters Pairs  
3 Oct Champion of Champions (Singles / Rinks)  
17 Oct Champion of Champions (Pairs / Triples)  
24 Oct Men's Inter Zone  
31 Oct Ladies Inter Zone  
7 Nov Club Championship  
14 Nov British Isles (Aberdeen)  
21 Nov Club Chhampionship  
27 Nov Club Chmpionship Finals  
28 Nov Men's Inter Zone  
5 Dec Ladies Inter Zone  
  Top Team (Newry)  
2 Jan Junior Competition  
9 Jan Men's Inter Zone  
16 Jan Ladies Inter Zone  
23 Jan Men's Inter Zone  
30 Jan Ladies Inter Zone  
6 Feb Plate Finals  
13 Feb Junior Inter Zone  
20 Feb Ladies Inter Zone Final  
27 Fen Men's Inter Zone Final  
5 Mar Nationals  
12 Mar  Nationals  
19 Mar World Bowls  
2 April National Finals  


Ballylennon's John Quinn claimed the Nationa Singles title with a 14 - 7 win over Redeemer's Kevin Conroy. It was a game which Quinn led from start to finish despite a brief comeback from Conroy. Earlier Quinn along with Eddie Curran and David Crawford had take the triples title with a win over Declan McCann, David Gaile and Matthew Stein fom St Mary's Aghadowey while Conroy with father Sean had won the pairs  defeating the Trainors from Clontibrett in Monaghan Zone. Pauline Beattie took the ladies singles and the triples with Rachel and May Cassells, Margaret McGrath and Sue Trainor took the pairs, Bernie Donnelly and Eamon McParland the over 55's, Shane Hand the junior singles while Andrew Conley and Adam McKeownwon the junior pairs.(pics in gallery)

The successful Oriel team which retained the Boomer Cup with a win over Western Zone

IIBA President Mrs F McNally and Oriel Convenor Gerry O'Hare with sponsor Gary McCloy Ballybrakes

Donegal ladies who defeated Armagh to win the ladies inter zone title.

Donegal ladies celebrate with Convenor Fred Aitken

 Galway Bay Hotel Irish Club Championship
Cookstown Parochial added to their incredible record in the Galway Bay Hotel Club Championship winning it for a 5th time. As a result Irish TV on SKY 191 visited the Parochial and will transmit a piece on the club on Wednesday at 6pm.


Cookstown Parochial Galway Bay Hotel Irish Club Championship Winners

British Isles Championships


Ireland won both the International and 'A' Series competition and came away with 4 individual titles and two runners up. The outstanding achievement was the winning of the Singles competition by Ryan O'Neill who became the first player to win Irish singles, pairs, triples and rinks titles along with the British Isles singles, pairs, triples and rinks titles. Full results are in Competitions under British Isles. Pics are being loaded in gallery (more to follow)



Every effort is made to keep the tournament winners upto date. It is important that Convenors and / or tournament organisers pass on the winners names, not just to keep everyone informed but to assist international selectors. Next season it is hoped to have all the winners names in pairs, triples and rinks included. In the results so far received, Stuart McSorley is the most successful with 5 wins followed by Kevin Conroy and Michael Hand on 3. If there are tournaments not listed please pass on the details and the list will be updated.

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