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.
ORIEL STORM BACK TO RETAIN TITLE
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 WIN LADIES INTER ZONE
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.
JUNIOR INTER ZONE
LADIES PLATE FINAL
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.
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)
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|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|
|16-21||St. Johnston Pres.||Pairs||DON|
|23-26||St. Macartin's||Mixed Pairs||WES|
|27, 11-12 Apr||Cork Zone||Fours||CK|
|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.