Bowling

Bowling comes in many varieties, from the earliest Road Bowling which may have started in Ireland or may have been brought in by William of Orange; to Skittles, Lawn Bowls, Tenpin Bowling, Petanque (the sport played at the foot of the Eiffel Tower), Boccia (the Italian version of Bowling) to Indoor Bowling (played on a green mat in Community Centres and Church Halls).

Tenpin Bowling

Irish Tenpin Bowling Association

Tenpin Bowling is a version of Skittles or Bowling played with ten skittles and a much bigger, heavier ball.

There are Bowling alleys throughout Ireland.

Irish Tenpin Bowling Association

ITBA Men’s Championship (Years):1991

ITBA Women’s Championship (Years): 1991

ITBA Senior Mixed Doubles Championship (Years): 2020

ITBA Grand Prix Scratch Men’s Tour (Seasons): 2019-20

ITBA Grand Prix Scratch Ladies Tour (Seasons): 2019-20

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Lawn Bowls

Irish Lawn Bowls; Northern Ireland Bowling Association

Lawn Bowls is a genteel version of bowling played on a green lawn.

Irish Lawn Bowls

Irish Lawn Bowls | Bowling League of Ireland | Men’s Division 1 2007-2012

Northern Ireland Bowling Association

Northern Ireland Bowling Association | Division 1 2016-2018

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Indoor Bowls

Irish Indoor Bowling Association Zones; Churches Bowling Leagues.

Indoor Bowling was invented in the 1950s by two South Africans in Wales who wanted to play Bowls over Winter.

Irish Indoor Bowling Association

Irish indoor Bowling Association

IIBA Inter-Zone Men’s Boomer Cup (Seasons): 2020

Irish Indoor Bowling Championships (Seasons): 1991

Donegal Indoor Bowls

Donegal Indoor Bowls Nixon Alexander Financial League (A) 2016-2018

Donegal Indoor Bowls DM Waste League (B) 2016-2018

East Antrim Zone

East Antrim Zone Ballymena & District League 2016-2018

East Antrim League 1993-1997

Larne Zone Bowls

Larne Zone Bowls Larne & District Indoor Bowling League 2009-2018

Lisburn Zone Indoor Bowls

Lisburn Zone Indoor Bowls Section A 2016-2018

Mid-Ulster Zone Indoor Bowls

Mid-Ulster Zone Indoor Bowls League Section 1 2016-2018

North West Bowls

North West Bowls Limavady & District Indoor Bowling League Section A 2016-2018

West Down Zone Indoor Bowls

West Down Zone Indoor Bowls League Division 1 2016-2018

Churches Indoor Bowling Leagues

Churches Indoor Bowls

Carrick & District Churches League (Indoor Bowls) 1993-1997

Dublin & District United Churches Indoor Bowling Association (Overviews): 

Dublin & District United Churches Indoor Bowling Association Rohu Cup (A) 2016-2018

Dublin & District United Churches Indoor Bowling Association McIlwaine Cup (B) 2016-2018

Dublin & District United Churches Indoor Bowling Association Price Cup (C) 2016-2018

Dublin & District United Churches Indoor Bowling Association Kerr Trophy (D) 2016-2018

DDUCIBA Rohu Cup (A) (Seasons):

2016-17

DDUCIBA McIlwaine Cup (B) (Seasons):

2016-17

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[4] Irish Indoor Bowling Association (2020) Donegal Claim First Boomer Cup Title [Internet] Available from: https://static.wixstatic.com/media/a27d24_f2db17209e5b431785ea7411e4cfc7e6~mv2.jpg/v1/fill/w_925,h_694,al_c,q_90,usm_0.66_1.00_0.01/a27d24_f2db17209e5b431785ea7411e4cfc7e6~mv2.webp [Accessed 28 December 2020]

Petanque

Celtic Challenge; Irish Petanque Association

Petanque, also known as Boules is the version of Bowling played at the foot of the Eiffel Tower and throughout France.

Petanque Celtic Challenge:

2012

Irish Petanque Association Finals (Overviews):

Irish Petanque Association IPA Singles 2007-2015

Irish Petanque Association IPA Doubles 2007-2015

Irish Petanque Association IPA Triples 2007-2015

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