It is with great sadness that we report the death of Doreen Miskelly on 11 April 2021, our former Honorary Secretary. Doreen was a member of Belfast Indoor Bowls Club were she held various appointments including Chairperson for a number of years. She represented Ireland as an International player in 1991 and 1992 and then was appointed Honorary Secretary of the Irish Women’s Indoor Bowling Association in 1992, a post which she held for 16 years. Doreen worked tirelessly behind the scenes promoting ladies bowls and encouraging the younger generation to participate and compete in the U25s. In 2007 Doreen was appointed President of the World Indoor Bowls Council, an appointment which she was very proud of. In 2015 Doreen was recognised for her Services to Sport by the NI Sports Forum when she was presented with the Paddy Patterson Award.
The Officers and Members of the IWIBA offer our sincere condolences to her husband Alex, son Robert and extended family.