Talk:Irish road bowling

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Dangers[edit]

Not a word about dangers to bystanders? Particularly those who have no idea that a small cannonball is about to be coming at them, down a sloped road...-69.87.200.74 19:11, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

Got any details?--Vintagekits 15:01, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

Form of name[edit]

So the correct form of the name would simply be "road bowling", right? Alai 02:27, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

I get your point. Anyone know any other kinds of road bowling? I might be bold and change this. Cls14 (talk) 02:17, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

No the correct form of name is "Irish Road Bowling". The reason being that there is a "World Championships of Bowling" held in Europe. Which includes the following Three (3) sports 1- Irish Road Bowling 2- German Lofting 3- Dutch Moors Bowling. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cageysmooth (talkcontribs) 18:03, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

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I have stuck my neck out and rated Irish road bowling as high-importance because (despite some similarity to boules) it is a uniquely Irish sport. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 16:47, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

Last edited at 16:47, 23 March 2008 (UTC). Substituted at 19:07, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

Bowl Measurements are incorrect and inconsistent.[edit]

... from the Wikipedia article 'The "bowl" or "bullet" is an iron and steel cannonball of c.6.5 centimetres (3 in) diameter and 28 ounces (794 g) weight.'

I did a rough measurement of my bowl -- with a yard stick. The diameter is ~ 2.25 inches, far different than 3 inches.

The Irish Road Bowling Association weighs in: "The sport Road Bowling Ball is played with a 28 oz. (793.8 grams) solid iron bowl, or ball, with a circumference of approximately 18 centimetres."[1]

I did the math: An 18 centimeter circumference is equivalent to a diameter of 2.25 inches.

18cm/2.54 = 7.09" circumference; 7.09/3.14 = 2.25"; This matches my measurement.

I checked the math in the Wikipedia article, and found it to be incorrect. (Repeated from above: c.6.5 centimetres (3 in) diameter and 28 ounces (794 g) weight.)

6.5/2.54 = ~2.56" ≠ 3"

Summary: The Wikipedia article has the wrong diameter in both centimeters and in inches. The Wikipedia article has a measurement in inches that is not equivalent to its stated metric measurement. The Wikipedia article uses a reference that is either wrong or quoted inaccurately.

Anraoi (talk) 16:27, 26 April 2017 (UTC) Harry Ward; 4-26-2017

Hi. Somebody may have gotten confused about the difference between diameter and circumference. Which obviously (as you note) are different things. In any event, neither the existing reference (or the updated one your provide) say anything about diameter. So I have taken that out. And replaced with (cited) note about circumference.[2] Cheers. Guliolopez (talk) 16:50, 26 April 2017 (UTC)