Lawn Bowls

Irish Deaf Bowling (IDB) was founded in 1990 and it is an independent organisation. It is a very popular sport amongst adults and they are always welcoming young players to join their team. It caters for players who want to have the opportunity to play recreational bowl lawn as well as those who wish to compete at national and international level.

At present, they offer competitions for:

  • National Championship
  • International Tournament
  • World Deaf Bowl Championship


Bowling Appearances

the 2015 Irish team :

Number 1 Patrick Stenson for website



Number 2 Brendan Donnellan for Website



Number 4 Anthony Kiernan for Website




Number 3 Vincent Gill For Website




Number 5 Humphrey Lynch for Website



Number 6 Noel O'Reilly for Website



Number 7 Kathleen Kiernan for Website



Number 8 Anne Stenson for Website

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There is a strong history of Deaf Bowls within Ireland with a strong team.

Bowls/Bowling is a renowned sport both nationally and internationally, with Bowling having a place as  a Deaflympic Sport in the last five Dealympic cycles:

– Copenhagen, Denmark 1997;

– Rome, Italy 2001;

– Melbourne, Australia 2005;

– Taipei, Taiwan 2009; and

– Sofia, Bulgaria 2013.

There have also been World Deaf Championships in Bowling in Taipei (2003) and Buenos Aires (2011).


More Information

For further information about Lawn Bowls, please contact;

Name: Noel O’Reilly
Contact Person: Honorary Secretary
Mobile: 086 0867883