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Irish Bowls Federation (IBF)

Welcome to the Web Resource for the Irish Bowls Federation (IBF)

The Irish Bowls Federation (IBF) is a federated organisation incorporating the 4 bowling governing bodies of Northern Ireland namely:

  • The Irish Bowling Association (IBA);
  • The Association of Irish Indoor Bowling (AIIB)
  • The Irish Women’s Bowling Association (IWBA)
  • The Irish Women’s Indoor Bowling Association (IWIBA).


This organisation was set up in late 2013 with the primary aim of developing all disciplines of the sport of bowls in Northern Ireland.

The IBF strategy outlines our plan to help develop bowls in Northern Ireland.


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The Irish Bowls Federation supports the NI Anti-Bullying Week

Show #RESPECT and inclusion for all in #sport there is no place for bullying in BOWLS #ABW18

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Regional Academies - Performance Analysts - BREAKING NEWS

As part of the roll out of Regional Academies for 2019, I am pleased to announce that Gary McElroy and Colin Campbell will be carrying out the role of Performance Analysts.
These roles will involve the use of newly developed analysis spreadsheets, which have been created to help develop players, and ensure they get the appropriate skills and training moving forward.
Both Gary and Colin will not only be involved in the Regional Academy Set up, but will also provide assistance to the High-Performance Coach with the Elite Squads.
This will ensure that there is a consistent approach in the development of players from entry level in the High-Performance Pathway right up to the Elite Level players.
Both men will bring a wealth of experience to the set up and I wish them every success.
Work is ongoing in the appointment of Regional Co-Ordinators in the Regional Academies and once they are in place they will be posted on the IBF Website.

Neil Booth
High Performance Coach

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