If you enjoy good company and friendly competition, you will enjoy playing petanque.


It is a simple game to learn, costs very little and can be played almost anywhere outdoors by young and old.


We are here to help you enjoy our sport at whatever level you wish to play - whether the occasional game with family or friends, or want to play at a more competitive level.


If you have never played petanque and would like to try the game, contact your nearest club.


Visitors are always assured of a warm welcome. If you would like more information about forming a club or building a playing area ('piste'), or indeed anything related to petanque, please contact the secretary.

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About Us  |   Petanque in Ireland

The Irish Petanque Association (IPA) was set up in 1990. It is the governing body for the sport in North and Republic Ireland. It comprises of affiliated clubs, those belonging to affiliated clubs and others who also play outside of a formal club structure.


Our aim is to promote the development of this sport in Ireland for everyone, regardless of age, gender or ability.


For such a small country, clubs tend to be located at considerable distance from one another. The IPA seeks to bring people together through its competition programme and facilitating major club events.


Since the IPA's inception, we have always competed in the annual Celtic Challenge with Scotland and Wales and, on occasion, in the Home Nations Tournament.


The IPA is affiliated with to the Confederation Europeene de Petanque (CEP) and the Federation Internationale de Petanque et Jeu Provencale (FIPJP) which is the global governing body of the sport.


Ireland has competed in the World Championships and the European Championships. Ireland has also been represented in the Ladies' World Championship in 2013.

Any organisation wishing to find out more detail about the game or events should contact us or clubs that are affiliated to the IPA.

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About the Game  |  What is petanque?

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Please Contact the Hon Secretary to know more about how to affiliate with The Irish Petanque Association

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