With only 25 days to go to the first round of league fixtures, we take a final pre-season look back at the history of the NIPGBL, 25 years ago in 1994.
President: S McKeown (Ballywalter)
Hon Secretary: H Montgomery (Cavehill)
Hon Treasurer: CE Gillett (Hilden)
Competitions Secretary: D Irvine (Transport)
League Secretary: T McIlvenna (Old Bleach)
IBA President: W Patton (Old Bleach)
A Division 1: Cliftonville
A Division 2: Pickie
B Division 1: Falls
B Division 2: RVH
Midweek Division 1: Falls
Midweek Division 2: Pickie
Midweek Division 3: North Belfast
Senior Cup: Willowfield
Junior Cup: Falls
Midweek Cup: Ballymena
IBA Senior Cup: Cliftonville
Singles: A Whisker (Saintfield)
Pairs: R Saunders, A Montgomery (NICS)
Triples: W Kinkead, T Seymour, A McDowell (Larne)
Fours: R Smith, R Gray, J Patterson, D Johnston (Cliftonville) – also IBA Fours champions
Under 25: T Law (Cliftonville)
S Adamson (Dunbarton) and SB Allen (Cliftonville) won bronze medals in the pairs at the Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Canada.
A Whisker (Saintfield) won the Peter Carmichael Young Player of the Year Trophy.
Midweek games in the senior and junior league and cup competitions were played in whites for the first time.