Shannon McIlroy

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Shannon McIlroy
Personal information
Born (1987-01-05) 5 January 1987 (age 34)
Gisborne, New Zealand
(m. 2013)
CountryNew Zealand
SportLawn bowls
ClubStoke Bowling Club[1]

Shannon McIlroy (born 5 January 1987) is a New Zealand international lawn bowler.[2]

Bowls career[edit]

World Outdoor Championships[edit]

McIlroy won a bronze medal in the Men's singles at the 2012 World Outdoor Bowls Championship in Adelaide.[3]

In 2016, he won a bronze medal with Mike Kernaghan at the World Bowls Championship in the Men's Pairs competition in Christchurch before winning the gold medal in the singles.[4]

In 2020 he was selected for the 2020 World Outdoor Bowls Championship in Australia.[5]

Commonwealth Games[edit]

He was selected as part of the New Zealand team for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Queensland where he reached the quarter finals of the men's singles.[6]

Asia Pacific[edit]

McIlroy has won six medals at the Asia Pacific Bowls Championships, a fours silver in 2007, a second silver in the triples in 2009 and a fours gold and pairs bronze in 2015 but his greatest success to date was winning double gold at the 2019 Asia Pacific Bowls Championships in the Gold Coast, Queensland, winning the singles and the pairs with Gary Lawson.[7][8]


He won the 2015/16 and 2017/18 singles title at the New Zealand National Bowls Championships when bowling for the Stoke Bowls Club in addition to the 2004 & 2017/18 fours titles.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Of Māori descent, McIlroy affiliates to the Ngāti Porou iwi.[10] He married fellow lawn bowls player Amy Brenton in January 2013.[11]


  1. ^ "Shannon McIlroy shows why he's the bowler to beat in singles play at national champs". 3 January 2018. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  2. ^ Profile at the New Zealand Olympic Committee website
  3. ^ "World Bowls Championships".
  4. ^ "2016 World Bowls Championship Finals". Burnside Bowling Club.
  5. ^ "Blackjacks Selected for World Championships 2020". Bowls New Zealand.
  6. ^ "Bowls: New Zealand team named for Commonwealth Games". New Zealand Herald.
  7. ^ "Results Portal". Bowls Australia.
  8. ^ "Shannon McIlroy wins thrilling Asia Pacific bowls championships singles final". Stuff.
  9. ^ "New Zealand Championships". Bowls Tawa.
  10. ^ "Gold just inches away from McIlroy". Māori Television News. 12 April 2018. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  11. ^ Hills, Murray (29 December 2012). "Bride-to-be copes with pair pressure". The Dominion Post. Retrieved 1 August 2014.

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