Sticks, beaters, tippers. Call them what you like. If you play the bodhran you're going to need one or two. Try one of these.
Various designs and lengths with a knob on each end and an indentation or grip in the middle. About 22cm is a good length fo a beginner.
A standard beater with felt or leather covered ends. Gives a softer sound for playing quietly or when your bodhran skin feels tight.
PADDED BALL BEATER.
Wooden balls on a thin shaft with felt covered ends. A similar sound to the standard padded beater but is lighter and faster.
High bounce balls covered in felt. An even softer sound. Great for accompanying voices and quieter tunes.
Cylindrical hard rubber ends on a hardwood shaft. Made from synthetic wine corks, these beaters are light and responsive.
Straight oak stick with a leather thumb loop. Very fast. Maintains your beater in the correct position. Also you can now pick up your beer without first having to put down your beater. There is a chance of poking it in your eye but what the hell!
A hardwood stick with plastic filament brushes. I've been making these for about 25 years. Wonderful for folk, swing, jazz, anything! Trim the ends to suit your own style.
Bundled cane beater with rubber adjusting rings. Makes lots of effects by moving the rings up and down. The snare drum sound is great for Scottish reels and strathspeys.