Bangkok, Thailand - SEP 1:Ken Doherty of Ireland participates in a Sangsom Six-red World Championship 2014 at Montien Riverside Hotel on September 1, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand.


Eirball.Club – Irish Snooker, Pool, Bowling & Croquet

Northern Ireland Blackball Association

Bowling comes in many varieties, from the earliest Road Bowling which may have started in Pre-Christian Ireland; 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

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 govern the sport in Ireland.

Lawn Bowls

Lawn Bowls is a genteel version of bowling played on a green lawn. Irish Lawn Bowls in the FRepublic of Ireland and Northern Ireland Bowling Association govern the respective leagues.

Indoor Bowls

Indoor Bowling was invented in the 1950s by two South Africans in Wales who wanted to play Bowls over Winter. Irish Indoor Bowling Association Zones and Churches Bowling Leagues are the main leagues.


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