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Bowling

Tenpin Bowling

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

There are Bowling alleys throughout Ireland.

The Results & Tables of various competitions are to be found below:

Irish Open Tenpin Bowling | Men’s Championship (Seasons):

1991

Irish Open Tenpin Bowling | Women’s Championship (Seasons):

1991

Lawn Bowls

Results & Tables of Lawn Bowls Competitions in Ireland are to be found below:

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

Indoor Bowling

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

Below you will find the results & tables of various competitions in Ireland:

Irish Indoor Bowling Championships:

Irish Indoor Bowling Championships (Seasons):

1991

Irish Indoor Bowling Association:

Irish Indoor Bowling Association | Donegal Indoor Bowls | Nixon Alexander Financial League (A) 2016-2018

Irish Indoor Bowling Association | Donegal Indoor Bowls | DM Waste League (B) 2016-2018

Irish Indoor Bowling Association | East Antrim League 1993-1997

Irish Indoor Bowling Association | East Antrim Zone | Ballymena & District League 2016-2018

Irish Indoor Bowling Association | Larne Zone Bowls | Larne & District Indoor Bowling League 2009-2018

Irish Indoor Bowling Association | Lisburn Zone Indoor Bowls | Section A 2016-2018

Irish Indoor Bowling Association | Mid-Ulster Zone Indoor Bowls | League Section 1 2016-2018

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

Irish Indoor Bowling Association | West Down Zone Indoor Bowls | League Division 1 2016-2018

Churches Indoor Bowling Leagues:

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

Curling

Curling

WCF | European Curling Championships 2004-2012

World Curling Federation | European Curling Championships Men 2017-2018

Petanque

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

The Results of Petanque Competitions in Ireland are to be found below:

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

Curling

Curling

WCF | European Curling Championships 2004-2012

World Curling Federation | European Curling Championships Men 2017-2018

Golf

Golf, while a Scottish Game with Celtic Roots, is very popular in Ireland, with Irish Professionals on the European and US PGA Tours counting among the most successful.

There are clubs throughout Ireland which hold Prize Day tournaments with a number of Tours in Ireland with weekly tournaments held at a different club each week.

Below are links to tournaments in Ireland:

Professional Golfers Association | PGA Tour (Irish Golfers) (Seasons):

2018

Irish Golf Tournaments:

Irish Golf | Sean Flanagan Leukaemia Trust Pro-Am 1991

Connacht Alliances | Prize Days (Seasons):

1991

Wicklow Prize Days (Seasons):

1991

Snooker & Pool

Snooker is played on a table covered with a green baize and with six holes (pockets) at the four corners and halfway down both sides.

The object of the game is to use a white ball (hit with a cue) to knock coloured balls into pockets. The balls are worth different points for each colour from 1 (red) to 7 (Black).

Variations on the game include Pool (smaller table and two sets of balls – stripes and spots); Billiards and Bagatelle.

Below you will find the Results and Rankings of various competitions in Ireland:

Snooker

Republic of Ireland Billiards & Snooker Association

RIBSA Senior Snooker Events:

Republic of Ireland Billiards and Snooker Association | Senior Event Top 10 Snooker Rankings 2001-2017

Pool

Student Sport Ireland Pool League (Seasons): 2019-20

Croquet

Croquet Association of Ireland Logo [Ref; 2]

The origins of Croquet are unclear, it may have been played in the Middle Ages, and possibly even have passed down from ancient times. The first mention of Croquet, however, is in the Field in 1858, which mentions meetings of the Co. Meath Croquet Cracks. the players were mostly young and met at each others houses, and one player, George Annesley Pollock of Oatlands and Newcastle, Co. Meath, laid out the rules under the pseudonym “corncrake” and called them “The Rules of the Oatlands Club” – the first Croquet Rules in the World. [Ref: 1]

It is game played on a lawn with two players or four, and two balls, which each player hits with a mallet, attempting to get it through hoops inserted into the lawn.

Croquet Association of Ireland

Croquet Association of Ireland Irish Championships Singles 1990-Present

References

Websites

[1] Croquet Ireland (2019) A History of Croquet in Ireland [Internet] Available from: http://croquetireland.com/node/4 [Accessed 29 May 2020]

Images

[2] Croquet Ireland (2019) logo [Internet] Available from: http://croquetireland.com/themes/custom/zircroq/logo.png [Accessed 29 May 2020]

Darts

Darts is a British game played in pubs throughout Ireland. A small dart is thrown at a target which has 20 numbers segments (scoring 1-20), with double and triple points scored for hitting smaller zones in each segment nearer the centre of the Dart board. The centre (the Bull’s Eye) scores 50. players must finish on a double. Points are scored downwards from 501 to zero.

There is a League in most counties with pubs entering teams. There is also a Pro Circuit in Britain which Irish players can enter.

Below you will find the Results and Tables of various competitions in Ireland:

Irish National Darts Organisation

County Pub Leagues:

Borough (DLR):

Borough Darts League Harry Halligan Cup (Seasons):1991

Borough Darts League Singles & Doubles:1991

South Dublin:

South County Dublin Darts League Premier Division 2016-Present

South County Dublin Darts League Division 1 2016-Present

Kildare

Kildare Darts League 2009-2013

Meath

South Meath Darts League 2016-2019

Westmeath

Westmeath Darts League | Roll of Honour 2008-2016

Westmeath Darts League 2015-16

North Westmeath Darts League 2017-2019

Wicklow

Wicklow Darts Cup: 1991

Wicklow Darts Singles & Doubles: 1991

Cork

Newmarket (Co. Cork) Darts League 2009-2011

Newmarket (Co. Cork) Darts League 2015-2019

Armagh

Armagh Keady & District Darts League 2014-2016

Archery

An ancient sport, with clubs in Ireland promoting Archery and Crossbow.

Below you will find links to various Tournaments in Ireland:

Archery Ireland:

Archery Ireland | Leinster Indoor Open 2018

Target Shooting

Target Shooting

A small number of Olympic Target Shooting Clubs exist in Ireland.

Pistols, Rifles, and Crossbows are among the weapons used. It is governed by Target Shooting Ireland, and is the Olympic Sport.

Below you will find the Results and Tables of various competitions in Ireland:

Target Shooting Ireland:

Target Shooting Ireland | Fingal SC Airgun Open 2018