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.


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.

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


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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