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Ból Chumann naBól Chumann na
hÉireannhÉireann
Road Bowling - The GameRoad Bowling - The Game
 The objective of the game is to throw a 28The objective of the game is to...
Part of CulturePart of Culture
 Bowling continues to play an important roleBowling continues to play an important role
wi...
Part of Culture…Part of Culture…
 Weekend bowling events often attract crowdsWeekend bowling events often attract crowds
...
Bowling’s Role in SocialBowling’s Role in Social
IntegrationsIntegrations
 Bowling played by a wide spectrum of theBowlin...
Bowling: A Sport for AllBowling: A Sport for All
 Bowling is played by very wide age group, withBowling is played by very...
Media Interests inMedia Interests in
bowlplayingbowlplaying
 Weekly newspapers columns on the sport inWeekly newspapers c...
Popularity of RoadbowlingPopularity of Roadbowling
throughout Irelandthroughout Ireland
 The stronghold of bowling are: A...
Bowlplaying in the EuropeanBowlplaying in the European
UnionUnion
 The International Bowplaying Association wasThe Intern...
Bowlplaying in the EuropeanBowlplaying in the European
Union…Union…
 These associations come together every fourThese ass...
Roadbowling: AnRoadbowling: An
International SportInternational Sport
 Bowling today being played in theBowling today bei...
Benefits of Bowling’sBenefits of Bowling’s
International Links toInternational Links to
Tourism IndustryTourism Industry
...
Organisation ContactOrganisation Contact
DetailsDetails
 irishroadbowling.ieirishroadbowling.ie
 James O DriscollJames O...
Irish Roadbowling Association - James O'Driscoll
Irish Roadbowling Association - James O'Driscoll
Irish Roadbowling Association - James O'Driscoll
Irish Roadbowling Association - James O'Driscoll
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Irish Roadbowling Association - James O'Driscoll

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Presentation of the Irish Roadbowling Association at the SETS conference in Amsterdam.

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Irish Roadbowling Association - James O'Driscoll

  1. 1. Ból Chumann naBól Chumann na hÉireannhÉireann
  2. 2. Road Bowling - The GameRoad Bowling - The Game  The objective of the game is to throw a 28The objective of the game is to throw a 28thth ozoz Bowl over a set course (normally a nationalBowl over a set course (normally a national road) and the bowler who crosses the finishingroad) and the bowler who crosses the finishing line in the least amount of shots winsline in the least amount of shots wins..
  3. 3. Part of CulturePart of Culture  Bowling continues to play an important roleBowling continues to play an important role with strong bowling clubs in both rural andwith strong bowling clubs in both rural and urban areas.urban areas.  In rural areas in particular it is evident thatIn rural areas in particular it is evident that bowling has a strong social significancebowling has a strong social significance providing a sporting and social outlet to menproviding a sporting and social outlet to men and women of all age groups.and women of all age groups.
  4. 4. Part of Culture…Part of Culture…  Weekend bowling events often attract crowdsWeekend bowling events often attract crowds of up to 2000 people.of up to 2000 people.  Secondly Ból- Chumann na hÉireann has verySecondly Ból- Chumann na hÉireann has very strong North-South links with frequent travelstrong North-South links with frequent travel and competition between Northern andand competition between Northern and Southern regions.Southern regions.
  5. 5. Bowling’s Role in SocialBowling’s Role in Social IntegrationsIntegrations  Bowling played by a wide spectrum of theBowling played by a wide spectrum of the population.population.  Bowling is a particularly popular sport forBowling is a particularly popular sport for players with Intellectual and physical abilitiesplayers with Intellectual and physical abilities ( special needs) .( special needs) .
  6. 6. Bowling: A Sport for AllBowling: A Sport for All  Bowling is played by very wide age group, withBowling is played by very wide age group, with affiliated players from the ages of under 10 toaffiliated players from the ages of under 10 to 80’s both male and female80’s both male and female
  7. 7. Media Interests inMedia Interests in bowlplayingbowlplaying  Weekly newspapers columns on the sport inWeekly newspapers columns on the sport in national and local papers in Cork, Armagh,national and local papers in Cork, Armagh, Louth, Wexford, Mayo, London and Boston.Louth, Wexford, Mayo, London and Boston.  Frequent articles and features on bowling inFrequent articles and features on bowling in other national press.other national press.  Considerable television and radio coverageConsiderable television and radio coverage nationally and internationally.nationally and internationally.
  8. 8. Popularity of RoadbowlingPopularity of Roadbowling throughout Irelandthroughout Ireland  The stronghold of bowling are: Armagh andThe stronghold of bowling are: Armagh and parts of Tyrone and Monaghan. Munster-parts of Tyrone and Monaghan. Munster- Cork, Waterford and Tipperary. Connacht-Cork, Waterford and Tipperary. Connacht- Mayo. Leinster- Louth &Wexford.Mayo. Leinster- Louth &Wexford.
  9. 9. Bowlplaying in the EuropeanBowlplaying in the European UnionUnion  The International Bowplaying Association wasThe International Bowplaying Association was founded in June 1969, at Losser in Holland.founded in June 1969, at Losser in Holland.  This links the four main European bowlplayingThis links the four main European bowlplaying associations:associations:  Ból-Chumann na hÉireann IrelandBól-Chumann na hÉireann Ireland - 3,000 members- 3,000 members  NKB of the Netherlands - 4,500 membersNKB of the Netherlands - 4,500 members  FKV of the Netherlands - 60,000 membersFKV of the Netherlands - 60,000 members  VSHB of Germany - 4,500 membersVSHB of Germany - 4,500 members  ABIS of Italy - 1,000 membersABIS of Italy - 1,000 members
  10. 10. Bowlplaying in the EuropeanBowlplaying in the European Union…Union…  These associations come together every fourThese associations come together every four years to competeyears to compete
  11. 11. Roadbowling: AnRoadbowling: An International SportInternational Sport  Bowling today being played in theBowling today being played in the  North American Region (Boston, NewNorth American Region (Boston, New York , West Virginia)York , West Virginia)  London.London.  Ból- Chumann na hEireann hosts annualBól- Chumann na hEireann hosts annual competitions with these regions.competitions with these regions.
  12. 12. Benefits of Bowling’sBenefits of Bowling’s International Links toInternational Links to Tourism IndustryTourism Industry  As bowling takes place on the road, and mostAs bowling takes place on the road, and most often in scenic county areas there are spin-often in scenic county areas there are spin- offs from such coverage in promoting theoffs from such coverage in promoting the perception of Ireland as an unspoilt andperception of Ireland as an unspoilt and beautiful tourist destination.beautiful tourist destination.
  13. 13. Organisation ContactOrganisation Contact DetailsDetails  irishroadbowling.ieirishroadbowling.ie  James O DriscollJames O Driscoll (odriscolljim@hotmail.com)(odriscolljim@hotmail.com)

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