Pipestem Resort State Park

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pipestem Resort has canceled the WVIRB events that were schedule for April 25th and 26th.  We will continue to assess the situation with our event organizers and state parks and post updates as more information is available.

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Savannah GA IRB

March 23, 2019

Brittini Ray
Savannah Now

Savannah Now March 23rd, 2019    Brittini Ray Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day festival may be over. but there was no shortage of celebration of Irish heritage on Saturday with the 2019 Irish Road Bowling tournament.  Held at the International Racetrack on Hutchinson Island, teams of local bowlers gather to celebrate the sport in an event […]
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Celtic Calling in Charleston

March 4, 2019

Haley Kosik
WOWK TV

WOWK TV March 4th, 2019.  Haley Kosik CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – Families in the Capitol City got the chance to launch a 28-ounce steel ball down Piedmont Road. This is a sport and it’s called Irish road bowling.The sport was first established in West Virginia in 1995 in a small town called Ireland, WV. Since […]
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2018 North American Regional Finals

June 8, 2018

Heather Clower
Parsons Advocate

Blackwater State Park Hosts North American Region Finals Event Irish road bowling is not a sport known in most areas but that didn’t stop approximately two dozen competitors from Boston, New York, and West Virginia from attending this vent. Justin Knapp from Huntington closing in on the finish line in a close race with Team […]
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W.Va. embraces ancient sport of Irish road bowling

August 17, 2012

Scott Koon
AP

BRUCETON MILLS, W.Va. (AP) — It sounds as if it ought to be a drinking game: Grown men and women hurl a 2-pound cannonball as far as they can down a paved country road, each aiming to finish the 1.5-mile, chalk line “course” with the fewest throws. But in some circles, Irish road bowling is serious business. […]
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Top Irish Road Bowler in Monongalia County for North American Finals

August 4, 2012

Andrew Clay
WBOY

COOPER’S ROCK -One sport competing for a championship right now that won’t be shown during the Olympics, and not likely to make ESPN either, is Irish Road Bowling. The centuries old Irish sport stopped in West Virginia for the Irish Road Bowling North American Region Finals where more than 20 of the top competitors faced […]
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Irish Road Bowling Is Gaining Popularity In The Mountain State

August 4, 2012

Fallon Pierson
WDTV

Irish Road Bowling has gained a lot of popularity here in the Mountain State over the last seventeen years. As word spread, and people began to realize how fun this sport is, more state parks and festivals have started to pick it up. Saturday evening, bowlers from all across the U.S. and Ireland, came to […]
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