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Gary Kelly (born 10 May 1989) is a Northern Irish international indoor and lawn bowler.[1]

Gary Kelly
Personal information
Nationality Northern Ireland
Born (1989-05-10) 10 May 1989 (age 30)
Ballymoney, Northern Ireland
SportLawn bowls
ClubBallybrakes Community (indoors)
Ballymoney BC (outdoors)


Bowls careerEdit


He won a bronze medal in the Men's singles at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.[2]

He won a silver medal for a combined Irish team with bowls pairs partner Ian McClure in the pairs at the 2016 World Outdoor Bowls Championship.[3]

In 2018 he was selected as part of the Northern Ireland team for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Queensland.[4]

In addition to his international successes he also won the 2007 Irish National Bowls Championships singles.[5]


His first major success indoors came in 2019 after he defeated Brendan Aquilina in the final of the World Cup Singles.[6]

He was part of the winning trio that took out the inaugural Ultimate Bowls Championship in April 2019 netting his team an incredible $60,000 AUD in prize money.


  1. ^ "Gary Kelly". Henselite bowls.
  2. ^ "Commonwealth Games: Bowler Gary Kelly claims bronze after late heartache". Belfast Telegraph.
  3. ^ "2016 World Bowls Championship Finals". Burnside Bowling Club.
  4. ^ "Commonwealth Games 2018: Northern Ireland name 88-strong squad". BBC Sport.
  5. ^ "IBA Singles winners". Irish Bowls Association.
  6. ^ "World Cup indoor singles – Day 9". Bowls International.