Irish Indoor Bowling Association
Irish Indoor Bowling Association

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The men's inter zone final between Oriel and Western will be held in Ballybrakes Stadium on Saturday 28 February at 2pm. In a change of dates the Plate final between Donegal and Larne has been moved from Saturday 7 February to Saturday 28 February and will be played in Ballybrakes Stadium at the same time as the inter zone final.

 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
Marian Winners of Plate Competition

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)

January  Tournaments

5-10 Conwal S DON
5-9 Trory T WES
12-15 Mossley P EA
12-16 Kilcurry P OR
12-17 St. Mark's P'down P AR
13-17 Fisherwick Pres. MR S&E B
19-22 Laghey P DON
19-23 St Matthew's Richill P AR
19-23 Drumragh P MT
19-30 Christchurch MP MW
19-28 Coa Comm S WES
21-28 Carrickmacross T OR
26-29 Buckna Pres. S MA
26-31 Dunfanaghy S DON
27-31 I.C.I.C.Y.M.A. T CK
IIBA President Mrs Flo McNally presents the trophy for the Galway Bay Hotel Club Championship to winning captain Damian McElroy



Saturday sees the semi final of the ladies competition. Donegal, winners in 2012,  face Western who are hopinhg for a double final while Armagh,winners in 2011 face current holders North West. Both promise to be close encounters. In the plate East Antrim meet Mid Ulster playing their second game in 5 days and not able to field the same side while Oriel are at home to Mid Down. The final is scheduled for Sat 7 Feb giving the teams little turn around time.

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