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Our Mission
From the West Virginia Irish Road Bowling Association

    We Hereby Establish
the Mission of the WVIRBA:


To Preserve and Protect the Ancient Irish Sport of Road Bowling, Also Called Irish Long Bullets, in the State of West Virginia. 

To Follow the Highest Standards of Sportsmanship in All of Our Activities.  

To Teach Irish Road Bowling to Men, Women, and Children as a Sport Providing Health and Physical Fitness.  

To Celebrate Nature and the Scenic Beauty of the Country Roads of Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.  

To Honor the Special Place of Ireland, West Virginia and Its Irish Spring Festival as the Birthplace of Irish Road Bowling in West Virginia. 

To Represent West Virginia in National and International Irish Bowling Competitions.

All across West Virginia, the WVIRBA Irish Road Bowling Tour plays from March-November with 21 matches at 17 events, seven state parks, county fairs and festivals. Bol~Chumann na hEireann (Irish Road Bowling in Gaelic), is the international organization that governs Irish Bowling worldwide. To learn more about Irish Road Bowling, contact David Powell 202 387 1680 by phone or via our website.

If you are interested in creating an Irish Road Bowling League or club in your area,  contact us for more information!

                         Photos courtesy Wade Cowart.

Steve Craig Shot
Bowling Records Buckwheat Girl 2004

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