Phase Two: IABA Rules Consultation

A draft Rulebook is bring presented for consultation. This is the second round of consultation on the Rulebook. The existing rulebook, adopted in 2019, is available here

The first consultation period through, open to all members of all clubs and units, took place between 21st November and 21st December 2023.

The Rules Committee would like to extend its thanks to Dom Robinson of South East BC & Wexford County Board; Ken Moore of St. Francis BC; James Reynolds of East Down ABC, John King, Ronan Malone of Defence Forces, Gerard Fleming of Neilstown BC, and Andrew Duncan of Rochfortbridge BC for their significant contributions to this process.

The attached draft follows a review conducted by the of the 2019 rulebook, and rulebooks in 2006 and 2017, and a benchmarking of rules against international best practice.

A draft rulebook is now available, and attached. Clubs, Club Members, County Boards, Provincial Units are invited to share their views on this draft to, by 5pm on Friday, July 19th. Once that process is completed, all proposals will be reviewed by the Rules Committee for assessment and inclusion.

Work is continuing on the IABA’s Competition and Technical Rules, which will sit alongside the Rulebook, and communication on this will take place in due course.

Draft IABA 2024 Rulebook