2021 AOH Hartford Irish Road Bowling Tournament

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2021 AOH Hartford Irish Road Bowling Tournament

July 17 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Registration is now open for the 2021 Hartford Irish Road Bowling Tournament. It will take place on July 17, 2021 at 1 p.m. at Riverside Park in Hartford.

The event marks the return of Irish Road Bowling (Ból an bhóthair) to the Hartford area for the first time in five years. The event is presented by the AOH Hartford Division 2 in conjunction with Riverfront Recapture.

The Road Bowling Tournament will be part of a fun day at Riverside Park, which will also include Irish entertainment and food trucks.

The registration fee is $50 for a team of four or $15 for an individual. Everyone who participates will receive a free tournament T-Shirt.

To register as a team or individual, please CLICK HERE.

One you have registered, please Venmo your fee to @hartfordaoh or mail a check made payable to “Hartford AOH” to Hartford AOH, PO Box 68, Glastonbury, Conn., 06033.

We also have a number of sponsorship opportunities available. If you are interested in any, please email hartfordaoh@gmail.com.

Gold Sponsor – $500 (Only One Available) – SOLD!!!! Thanks Teleworks Communications, Inc. of Glastonbury!
·         Primary Sponsor Listing on Event T-Shirt
·         Two Foursomes in Event
Silver Sponsor – $250 (Only Two Available) – BOTH SOLD!!! Thanks Highland Park Market and John Boyle O’Reilly Club
·         Secondary Sponsor Listing on Event T-Shirt
·         One Foursome in Event
Scorecard Sponsor – $175 (Only One Available)
·         Sponsor Listing on Event Scorecard
Course Signage – $125
·         Sponsor Sign on Event Course

Here are some photos of the last time Irish Road Bowling took place in Hartford.

Irish Road Bowling, also known as “bullets” in County Armagh, is played with a ball made of iron and steel that is heavy enough to pick up speed, yet small enough for any person to handle.

It can be played one against one or played on teams of four people.

Besides the basic rules, all a participant does is hurl the 28 ounce-sized bowl with an underhand motion over a one to two mile course.

Scored like golf, the fewest number of shots from the start to the finish line wins.

Irish Road Bowling is played in County Tyrone, County Louth, County Armagh and County Cork.

However, it’s predominantly played in County Armagh and County Cork with Ból fada every Easter in County Armagh and the All-Irelands in the summer taking turns being played in County Cork or County Armagh.


July 17
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm