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.


Holders Oriel made a stunning second half comeback to defeat Western. In the first half it was Western who proved to be the better side with Oriel well below what was expected. Western led 33 - 20 at the interval but in hindsight needed another 7 shots to give them hope. As it turned out it was Oriel who dominated from the start as they whittled down the deficit.Western were disappointing in the second half with only veteran Jude Morris providing any opposition. In the end it was a well deserved win making Oriel the first zone to retain the cup since 2003. S. Trainor beat K Bradshaw 11-5,S Conroy lost 13-6 to A Graham, P Duff lost 15-3 to G McNabb, G McCabe beat D Graham 13-1, K Conroy beat J Morris 10-6 while P Hanlon beat G Burke 13-2.



Donegal ladies are the 2015 inter zone champions following their 61 - 46 win over favourites Armagh. It was a game in which Donegal were always in control and their win was built on a foundation  of fronts ends who proved superior on the day.

Donegal Ladies Celebrate


Western Junior Inter Zone Runners Up
North West win Junior Inter Zone


East Antrim met Oriel in the plate final in Ulster Transport Jordanstown. It was a game of two halts. It was East Antrim who dominated the first half finishing 32 - 23 up at the interval. Oriel stormed back in the second half and with 7 ends gone they led by 14. The home side produced a tremendous fight back to leave the game all square after the 10 ends. The lead switched several times on the tie end but it was Oriel who produced the deciding bowl. It was a good performance from East Antrim and it was good to see a new face contesting a 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

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)

March Tournaments


2 - 6
St. Ninian's Pairs DON  
2 - 6 Garvary Pairs WES  
3 - 7 Ballylinney Pres Fours EA  
4-6,9-11 Kinghan Church Singles S&E B
12 - 13 Oriel Zone Over-55 P OR  
5 - 8 Wilton Fours CK  
9 - 16 Castlederg Meth. Pairs MT  
10 - 13 Glendermott Parish Pairs FOY  
10 - 13 Donemana Pres Pairs FOY  
10 - 13 Ardaghey Pairs MON  
12 - 13 Oriel Zone Singles OR  
12 - 15 Bishopstown Triples CK  
16-20 Magheraclone Pairs OR  
16-20 Magheracross Pairs WES  
16-21 St. Johnston Pres. Pairs DON  
20 Cork Zone Fours CK  
21-28 St. Saviour's Pairs AR  
21-29 Midleton Fours CK  
23-26 St. Macartin's Mixed Pairs WES  
23-28 Cooley Singles OR  
24-28 Annahilt Parish Pairs LIS  
27, 11-12 Apr Cork Zone Fours CK  
30-1,4Apr Wellington Triples WES  
30-2 Apr Kilkerley Pairs OR  
31-4 Apr Ramelton Triples DON  
Mar/Apr St. John's Moira Singles AR  



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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