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The Eirball Irish North American & World Sports Archive is intended to be an historical archive of North American, World, Global & Irish sports results in Ireland, the Irish Abroad and those who have come to Ireland bringing their sports with them.

Sports such as the ones below have a long and rich history in Ireland, or are in some cases just taking off in this country, and the record is incomplete or non-existent on the relevant organisations websites as far as results are concerned bar the most recent seasons. The aim of the Eirball website is to fill in the gaps in the statistical history of these sports in Ireland, and the Irish playing them around the World. For more details on what is currently covered in each of these sports scroll down, or alternatively click on the links (in Blue) to be brought to the main page of each of the sports.

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Eirball – Irish, North American and World Sports Archives

List of Sports and Competitions Covered

American Football

American Football Ireland (American Football, Youth League, 8v8 Leagues, Flag Football, Internationals, Team Histories, Box-Scores and Team Rosters), Football USA (NFL, Alternatives Leagues (AFLs, XFLs, USFLs, WFLs, Spring Leagues, Failed Leagues) NCAA College Football, Minor Football Leagues, Semi-Pro State Football, High School Football, Armed Forces Football), Canadian Football (CFL, Canadian Junior Football League, Canadian University Football, Provincial Leagues), Arena Indoor Football (Arena Indoor Football USA, LEXFA Mexico, Super 8 Football League Baja-California-Nevada-Texas, World Arena Leagues), World American Football (American Football World Cup, Internationals, American Teams Overseas, European Leagues (Professional European League of Football, National, Regional and State Leagues), Mexico Leagues (LFA Mexico, FAM 2nd Division, ONEFA Public Universities, CONADEIP Private Universities, State Leagues), Japan Leagues (Japan X-League Social League, University Leagues, JPFF Japan Private Football League), World Leagues (Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Russia & CIS, South America, Middle East and North Africa, Central Asia, Indian Subcontinent, China and South East Asia) Women’s American Football (WFA, Legends Leagues, European, Canadian Women’s Football) Flag Football (Major World Flag Football Tournaments)

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Irish American Football

American Football Ireland Leagues Schedule, Standings and Match Reports 1986-Present

American Football Ireland 11v11 Team Rosters, Results and Match Reports, 1942-Present (including teams playing pre-AFI and College Championship)

American Football Ireland, ECJFA and NIJAL Youth Leagues, DV8 Development League Schedules, Standings and Match Reports 1987-Present

Schools, Colleges, Junior Flag Football Schedules and Standings

American Football: American Football

Irish American Football:

Irish American Football

American Football Ireland

Ireland International American Football

Irish American Football Players, Coaches & Officials

Irish American Football Records

American Football Ireland Yearbooks

Irish 8v8 American Football

Irish 8v8 American Football

Junior Contact Football

8v8 Development Leagues

American Football Ireland 8v8 Teams

Irish Flag Football

Irish Flag Football

Ireland International Flag Football

Irish Flag Football Teams

E-Football Ireland

Notre Dame Fighting Irish in action

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USA American Football History

Football USA

Currently incomplete record of National Football League 1920-Present, with a special focus on Irish-born players.

XFL and Spring Football Leagues Era (1999-Present)

Spring Football League (2000), XFL (2001), United Football League (2009-2011), Stars Football League (2011-2013), Fall Xperimental Football League (2014-2015), The Spring League (2017-2020), Alliance of American Football (2019), XFL 2.0 (2020)

United States Football Leagues Era (1960-1985)

United Football League (1960-1964), Continental Football League (1965-1969), Southwest Professional Football League (1972-1973), World Football League (1974-1975), American Football Association (1977-1983), United States Football League (1983-1985)

American Football Leagues Era (1920-1959)

American Football League (1926); California Winter League (1927-1928); American Football Leagues (1934; 1936-1937; 1938-1939; 1940-1941; 1944); All-American Football Conference (1946-1949); Pacific Coast Football League (1940-1948)

Early Gridiron Football (1893-1919)

Western Pennsylvania Professional Football Circuit (1893-1901); National Football League (1902); World Series of Professional Football (1902-1903); Ohio League (1905-1919).

Small section devoted to Irish-born NCAA College Football Players in USA.

Regional Leagues: Eastern: Eastern Football League and Anthracite Football League (1920s), American Football Association (1930s), American Football League (1940s) Midwestern: Midwestern Football League (1930s), United Football League (1960s). Southern: Dixie Football League (1930s), Gridiron Developmental Football League (2010s). Western: Pacific Coast Football League (1920s, 1930s, 1940s), California Football League (1930s), Southwestern Football League (1970s)

New York-Penn: New York Metropolitan, Pennsylvania, Eastern Midwest: Ohio, Indiana,Western Midwest: Southern Plains (Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota), Upper South: Kentucky, Virginia-Carolina, Texas & Southwest: Sevenman Tackle, Mountain West: Montana, Pacific Northwest: Orgeon & Washington, California: Pacific Coast, Pacific & SoCal-Baja: Alaska, Super 8,

Small section devoted to Irish-born High School Players in USA and teams named Fighting Irish etc or with some other links to Ireland.

Rival Leagues to NFL which failed to even start, including team names and other details.

Professional American Football Team Timelines and American Football Ireland Team Timelines.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish in action

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World American Football History

Mexico

American Football in Mexico is the oldest in the World outside USA and Canada with the game first played in 1896. Since 1933 the University Championship has been played and the Mexica Bowl is the highlight of the Professional Calendar (played for by the Liga de Futbol Americano since 2016). The Aztec Bowl between the College All-Stars and a US College is the highlight each year.

Japan

JAFA Japan American Football Association governs the highest levels of the sport in Japan. Japan was introduced to American Football in the 1930s. The Rice Bowl (Japan Super Bowl) has been played since 1947, originally between the top two University All-Star Teams (East v West) and from 1980-2020 between the Social Champions (X-League) and University Champions. The Rice Bowl is now played solely between X-League teams since 2021. This page includes Bowl Game Results for Rice Bowl, X-League and University Bowl Games. Also included are the Regional Leagues organised by the JPFF (Japan Private Football Association)

Europe

American Football was introduced to Europe during WWI and WWII and was played by US Armed Forces during the Cold War. the first attempts at creating a Professional League began in the 1970s. The first European teams were formed in the 1970s also, such as Gladiatori Roma (1973) and Dusseldorf Panther (1979). The Eurobowl for European National League Champions was first played in 1986 and the European League of Football since 2021 is the latest attempt at a Professional League.

Oceania (Pacific)

Following a few Military Bowls in Pacific Islands in the 1940s, Australia and New Zealand were introduced to the Sport in the 1980s. There are leagues in every Australian State and the Australian Capital Territory and in Canterbury, Wellington and Auckland in New Zealand.

Russia and C.I.S

Following a failed attempt by an Irish-American to introduce American Football to the USSR, Russia and Eastern Europe were introduced to American Football in the 1990s following the fall of Communism.

Korea and the Rest of Asia

Korea was introduced to American Football in the 1950s and more recently in the 2000s China, India, Middle East and South East Asia.

Africa

Egypt has played American Football since the 2010s and Morocco played its first season in 2019. There is Flag Football in Kenya, Ivory Coast, Algeria, Tunisia.

World American Football

Regions covered: World Professional American Football Leagues, Mexico, Japan, Europe, Oceania, Kontinental, Asia, Latin America, Africa.

Leagues Covered: World League of American Football, American Football League of Europe, National Football League Europe, United Football League, Lingerie Football League Canada, Legends Football League Australia, Pretty Girls Football League Mexico, China Arena Football League, East European Super League, European League of Football, Yearly Final Standings of CFL, JXL, ELF, LFA

Leagues Covered: Aztec Bowl (Mexico v USA College), Liga de Futbol Americano (Professional), Minor Mexican Professional Football Leagues, Mexico v USA College Bowls, ONEFA College Football, CONADEIP Private Tech College Football, State Football Leagues.

Leagues Covered: JAFA X-League (Rice Bowl), JPFF Japan Private Football Federation, Hokkaido Adult Football Association; College Football: Koshien Bowl, Kansai, Kanto, Hokkaido, Tohoku, Kyushu, Tokai, Chushikoku and Hokuriku Regions.

Leagues Covered: European League of Football (2021), National Football League Europe / World League of American Football (1991-2007), East European Super League (2019), Central European Football League (2006-2019), American Football League of Europe (1994-1995), UK Conference / European Conference (1993), Intercontinental Football League (1973-1978), Eurobowl (1986-Present), European Championships (1983-Present), Regional European Leagues (Scandinavian Cup, Northern European Football League, Atlantic Cup, Charleroi Trophy, Four Nations Bowl),

National Leagues: United Kingdom, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, Galicia, France, Spain, Catalonia, Italy, Alpe-Adria, Switzerland, Austria, BeNeLux Big 5, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Balkan Leagues, Romania, Bulgaria.

Where possible Irish-born players have been found.

Australia and New Zealand Leagues 1983-Present. Where possible Irish connections have been included.

Leagues Covered: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Central Asian American Football Leagues (Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tatarstan). Irish connections have been included where possible.

Leagues Covered: Korea, China, India, Sri Lanka, Turkey, UAE, Israel, Flag Football: Malaysia, Thialand, Philippines.

Leagues Covered: Guatemala, Brazilian State Leagues, Argentina

Leagues Covered: Egypt, Morocco Contact Football Leagues

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North American Football History

Canada

Canadian Football claims a heritage even older than in USA, with the 1850s claimed for a game in the University of Toronto. The Toronto Argonauts are the oldest Professional Gridiron Football team in the World, being formed in 1873. The Grey Cup (Canadian Super Bowl) has been played since 1909, and has been in sole ownership of the Canadian Football League (CFL) since 1958 when it broke away from the Canadian Rugby Union (now Football Canada) which governs the Sport in Canada.

Arena Indoor Football

An 8-a-side Indoor version of American Gridirion Football, the Arena Football League being the first, launched in 1985, and eventually folding in 2019. The 8v8 version of the game is even more popular in Mexico than USA and there are more teams in Mexico than the United States with LEXFA having 5 levels of play as well as a Women’s League.

North American & Women’s Football

NFL v Other Professional Leagues 1920s-1960s, Canadian Football League Internationals, Intercontinental Football League (Minor League and College Championships in Europe 1970s), NFL American Bowls and International Series 1980s-Present, Irish Teams v North American Teams. American Football World Cup 1999-2011.

Leagues Covered: Canadian Football League; Canadian Junior Football League; U Sport Canada; Provincial Leagues – Schedules and Standings with a special focus on Irish-born players or team with Irish names.

Leagues Covered: Liga Extrema de Futbol Americano Mexico (LEXFA); Super 8 Football League (S8FL); Arena Football League (AFL); Indoor Football League (IFL); National Arena League (NAL); American Arena League (AAL); Champions Indoor Football (CIF); American West Football Conference (AWFC); China Arena Football League (CAFL); Fan Controlled Football (FCF); plus over a dozen other leagues.

Leagues Covered: Women’s Football Alliance (USA), Legends Football League (USA, Canada & Australia), Pretty Girls Football League (Mexico), Ladies Football Leagues (Mexico, 8v8), Femenil (Mexico), Sapphire Series (Britain), Queen’s Football League (Netherlands), Naiset League (Finland).

Eirball.org Baseball

The Eirball – Irish, North American and World Sports Archives – sub-site devoted to Irish, North American and World Baseball and Softball, where the All-Time Statistical History (Results, Standings, Rosters) of Baseball and Softball in Ireland, the Irish Abroad and those who have immigrated to Ireland can be found.

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Baseball Ireland

Irish Baseball League 1997-Present

Ashbourne International Baseball Festival 2017-2019; Rota Series 2011-2013; Dublin International Baseball Tournament 2002-2008; Ulster Open Baseball Championships 2015

Ireland in the European Championships 1998-Present

Ireland National Baseball Team Tours of North America 2001-Present

Ulster Buccaneers in the Men’s Senior Baseball League Amateur World Series 2017-present

Major League Baseball Teams in Ireland 1874-1889, WWI and WWII Leagues in Northern Ireland, USAFE Baseball in Ireland during the Cold War, 100th Anniversary Re-enactments

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Softball Ireland

Irish National Fastpitch Softball League#

Softball Ireland National Club Championship, Brian Walshe Cup (ISA Cup), Irish Open Softball Trophy

Fastpitch: Women’s World and European Softball Championships, Coed Slowpitch National Teams: European Coed Slowpitch Softball Championships. Coed Slowpitch Club Teams: European Cup Coed Slowpitch, European Coed Slowpitch Softball Super Cup

Softball Leinster Weekend League 2020; West Coast Softball Friendlies 2006-2009; Inter-County Tournament 2001; Dublin Bay Challenge Series 1998

Softball Leinster Corporate League; Softball Ireland Business House League

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Provincial Softball

Leinster Softball League 1989-Present; Dublin Softball League 1982-1989; Leinster Softball Cups.

Galway Softball League 2021; Galway Softball Trophy 2014-2018

Munster Softball League 2010-2011

Ulster Softball League 2008-Present

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Winter Softball

Irish National Fastpitch League

Gemstorm Winter Softball League 1998-2001

Softball Intervarsities 2001-2016

Dublin Indoor Softball Tournament 2008-2015; Winter Indoor Softball Tournament 2011-2017; Indoor Softball Tournaments 2011-2020

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Softball Blitzes

Softball Blitz Finals 2006-Present

Longford Development Blitz 2001-2002

Budweiser Challenge Trophy 1989, Castleknock Invitational Blitz 2008-2013; Flyers Invitational Blitz 2010; Suspects Pink Blitz 1999-Present

Aughinish All-Ireland Challenge 1986-1988; Munsier Invitational Softball Tournament 2004-2005

Softball Ulster Start of Seasson Blitz 2018

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Little League

IBSF Little League 1996; Little League Ireland 2003-2005; Softball Ireland Little League 2006-Present

Irish Baseball Association 1961-1966; Tuam Cadet Baseball 1970; Donegal Baseball & Softball Association 1988; Baseball Ireland Cadet 2004-2009; 2021

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WBSC World Baseball and Softball Confederation

Ireland in the European Championships 1998-Present

British Baseball Federation National League 1991

Fastpitch: Women’s World and European Softball Championships, Coed Slowpitch National Teams: European Coed Slowpitch Softball Championships. Coed Slowpitch Club Teams: European Cup Coed Slowpitch, European Coed Slowpitch Softball Super Cup

National Pro Fastpitch 2019; UK Softball 1991

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Baseball USA

Irish-born Major League Baseball Players; Negro Baseball Leagues – Irish Connections

Irish-Born Minor League Baseball Players

Ulster Buccaneers in the Men’s Senior Baseball League Amateur World Series 2017-present

World Sports

The Eirball World Sports Archive is an All-Time Archive of Results and Tables from World Sports in Ireland and Irish players around the World.

Sports such as Lacrosse, Rugby League, Australian Football, Netball, Water Polo, Volleyball, Olympic Handball (European Handball), Futsal (Indoor Soccer), Badminton and World Sports (Kabaddi, Sepak Takraw, Polo, Cestoball, Ringball, Korfball, Scandinavian Baseball (Brannbol, Pesapallo), Bandy and Roller Hockey, and Native American Stickball and Native Mexican Sports and World Football Codes from Asia, to Australian Aboriginal to African) have a long and distinguished history in Ireland or are sometimes just starting off here.

Please click on the buttons below or in the Navigation Bar running along the top of this page to be brought to the Landing (Index) Pages of the Eirball World – Irish World and Alternative Sports Archives.

The Eirball.world Sports Archive is part of the Eirball.ie – Irish, North American and World Sports Archives

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Global Sports

Men’s Lacrosse Ireland, Women’s Lacrosse Ireland, Indoor (Box) Lacrosse Ireland, Irish International Lacrosse, Polocrosse, World Lacrosse

Rugby League Ireland, RL Nines, Wheelchair Rugby, Tag Rugby League

AFL Ireland, Women’s Footy, Super 9s/10s, Australian Football League

IRB World Cup, United Rugby Championship / Pro 12/14 Rugby / Celtic Rugby, IRFU All-Ireland League, Women’s Rugby, Connacht Rugby, Leinster Rugby, Metro / Leinster Junior Rugby, Rugby Sevens, Munster Tag Rugby, ITA Touch Rugby

Hockey Ireland, FIH International Hockey, Schools Hockey, Leinster Hockey

Cricket Ireland, ICC International Cricket, Leinster Cricket

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World Sports

Volleyball Ireland, Irish Volleyball Association, NI Volleyball, Colleges and Schools Volleyball, Regional Spikeball (East, South, West, Donegal, Waterford), Beach Volleyball Ireland

Swim Ireland Water Polo, Irish Water Polo Association, International Water Polo, Water Polo Tournaments, Schools Water Polo, Canoe Polo, Underwater Hockey, Scottish Water Polo

Netball Ireland, Mixed Dublin Netball, International Netball, Schools Netball, College Netball

Irish Olympic Handball Association, Men’s Handball, Women’s Handball, International Handball

Cestoball (Argentine Basketball), Ringball (South African Basketball), Cuju (Chinese Football), Kemari (Japanese Football), Chandimu (Tanzanian Football), Marn Grook (Australian Aboriginal Football), Polo (Iranian), Sepak Takraw (Thai-Malaysian Volleyball), Kabaddi (Indian Tag Game), Ulama Pok-ta-Pok (Maya-Aztec Hip-Ball), Stickball (Choctaw Lacrosse)

Ultimate, Quidditch, Roller Derby, Dodgeball, Jugger, Paintball / Airsoft, Laser Tag (Quasar), Capture the Flag

Korfball (Dutch Basketball), Lelo Burti (Georgian Rugby), Bandy (Russian & Scandinavian Ice Hockey), Roller Hockey (Portuguese National Sport), Brannbol (Scandinavian Baseball), Pesapallo (Finnish Baseball), Medieval European Sports (Jeu et Tradi Normandie), Italian Tamburello

GAA World (Eirball)

The GAA World Archive is intended to be an All-Time Archive of the Results, Tables and Statistics of both the Gaelic Games outside Ireland (GAA Britain and GAA World), and the Celtic and Atlantic Sports such as Scottish Shinty, Basque Pelota, Welsh Baseball, Manx Cammag, Cornish Hurling, Calcio Fiorentino, Galicia GAA and Brittany GAA.

In addition the more traditional or recent Gaelic Games (Handball, Poc Fada, Rounders and International Rules,) shall be covered as well as the 32 County GAA, where a World Angle is available – such as London or New York in the All-Ireland Championships, British Club sides in the Junior Club Championships, and people from all around the World playing GAA in Ireland.

World Handball and Rounders is covered also, from Euro1Wall to the World Handball Council, Pelota a Mano, Frisian Kaatsen, Eton Fives and British Rounders.

Please use the Navigation Bar at the top of this page to be brought to the landing (Index) Page for the Results and Tables of each Sport or County. To return to this page (the Home Page) please click on the ‘Home’ Button, or ‘GAA World’ Header Logo.

The GAA.world Sports Archive is part of the Eirball.ie – Irish, North American and World Sports Archives

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below in the list of Sports and Provinces to be brought to the landing page for that sport or province.

June 22nd, 2019, Cork, Ireland – Liberty Insurance Camogie Senior Championship: Cork vs Tipperary

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Gaelic Games

All Ireland Hurling Championships, National Hurling League, All Ireland Club Hurling Championships

All Ireland Football Championships, National Football League, All Ireland Club Football Championships

Camogie Association

Ladies Gaelic Football Association

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Handball History

Handball was first played in Ireland according to the World Handball Council website.

GAA Handball

Handball was incuded as one of the four original Gaelic Games in the GAA Charter of 1884. According to the GAA Handball website, it is the GAA’s only real World Gaelic Game.

World Handball Council

The World Handball Council governs World Handball and Organizes the World Championships

European Handball and Euro 1 Wall

Handball is played thoughout Western Europe in many forms. Euro 1 Wall is the unifying version of the game played on a Europe-wide basis

CIJB Pelota a Mano

Pelota a Mano is a traditional team version of Handball played in the Iberian Peninsula and throughout Latin America.

Eton Fives

Eton Fives was first played by peasants against the wall of the Church in Eton College. It includes a handrail down one side.

European Team Handball

Traditional Team Handball sports include Frisian Kaatsen.

Handball

GAA Handball, All Ireland Club Championships. GAA Handball competitions.

World Handball Championships

Euro 1 Wall, Walloon-Bruxelles Handball

Eton Fives Association

Confederacion Internacional de Pelota a Mano

Frisian Kaatsen

GAA Rounders Logo

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Rounders History

Rounders is thought to be the ancestor of the American sports of Baseball and Softball and was first played in Ireland and Britain.

GAA Rounders

While played for 400 years in Ireland and included in the Original GAA Charter of 1884, Rounders was not codified until 1958.

Community Games Rounders

Rounders is generally thought of as a children’s sport and is an integral part of the Community Games in Ireland.

British Rounders

Britain codified Rounders following the GAA.

Rounders

GAA Rounders Ladies, Men’s and Mixed All Ireland Senior Championships, Minor Championships, Rounders Feile

GAA Rounders Alpen Cup

Wexford Community Games Rounders

Ireland, England and Wales Triangular Internationals

National Rounders Association

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Poc Fada History

Poc Fada was first codiefied in the 1960s. It is a revival of the Ancient custom mentioned in Setanta’s story of using a Hurl / Hurley to hit a ball up the side of a mountain and down the other side in as few Poc’s (attempts) as possible.

International Rules

The first International Rules (Compromise Rules) Hurling-Shinty match was played in 1896 between a Glasgow team and a Dublin team. Ireland v Scotland Internationals have been played since the Tailteann Games of 1920s.

Compromise Rules Football became popular in 1980s with the first Ireland v Australia Internationals.

Poc Fada and International Rules

GAA Poc Fada All-Ireland Championships (Camogie and Hurling), Provincial Championships

Compromise Rules Football (Ireland v Australia), Hurling-Shinty (Ireland v Scotland), Handball-Pelota (Ireland v Basque Country), Rounders-Baseball and Rounders Softball (Irish v American Teams), Hurlacrosse, (Ireland v Iroquois Nation), Poc Fada Golf

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Connacht GAA

Connacht is the Western Province of Ireland, and includes five traditional counties.

Leinster GAA

Leinster is the Eastern Province of Ireland and includes 12 traditional counties.

Munster GAA

Munster is the Southern Province of Ireland and includes 6 Traditional Counties.

Ulster GAA

Ulster is the Northern Province of Ireland and traditionally includes the 6 Counties of Northern Ireland as well as Cavan, Donegal and Monaghan.

GAA Provinces and Counties

Galway GAA, Leitrim GAA, Mayo GAA, Roscommon GAA, Sligo GAA

Baile Atha Cliath / Dublin GAA, Carlow GAA, Kildare GAA, Kilkenny GAA, Laois GAA, Longford GAA, Louth GAA, Meath GAA, Offaly GAA, Westmeath GAA, Wexford GAA, Wicklow GAA

Ciarrai / Kerry GAA, Clare GAA, Cork GAA, Limerick GAA, Tipperary GAA, Waterford GAA

Antrim GAA, Armagh GAA, Cavan GAA, Derry GAA, Donegal GAA, Down GAA, Fermanagh GAA, Monaghan GAA, Tyrone GAA

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Britain GAA

Britain GAA has its’ own Provincial Council with 7 Counties, including London which plays in the All-Ireland.

GAA World Games

The GAA World Games is like a Provincial Championship for the 7 World Counties and Development Areas.

Gaeltacht GAA

There are 7 Gaeltacht Areas in Ireland and the GAA promotes Gaelic Football in them in an attempt to promote the game in non-traditional areas.

GAA Sevens and Elevens

GAA Sevens and Elevens are reduced numbers versions of Gaelic Games which are intended to promote the GAA in non-traditional areas.

World and Development GAA

London GAA, Gloucestershire GAA, Hertfordshire GAA, Lancashire GAA, Scotland GAA, Warwickshire GAA, Yorkshire GAA

GAA World Games, New York GAA, United States GAA, Canada GAA, Australasia GAA, Europe GAA, Asia GAA, Middle East GAA, Brittany GAA, Galicia GAA, GAA Development (Argentina, Caribbean,Russia, Africa)

Connemara, Daingean, Erris, Gaoth Dobhair, Rinn, West Cork, Rath Cairn

Kilmacud Sevens

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Scottish Shinty

Shinty is the Scottish version of Hurling and would have the same origins.

Welsh Baseball

The traditional Welsh and Mersey version of the game is like a cross between Baseball, Rounders and Cricket.

Basque Pelota

The Sport of the Basques, an ancient people of the Atlantic Coast of Europe, the game of Pelota is similar to Handball.

Calcio Fiorentino and Ancient British Football

Calcio Fiorentino is another traditional Atlantic Sport, revived in Tuscany during the Renaissance. It is very similar to Gaelic Football and would probably have the same ancient origins as Ancient Celtic British Football and Hurling.

Celtic & Atlantic Sports

Camanachd Association, Women’s Camanachd Association

Welsh Baseball Union, Welsh Ladies Baseball Union, English Baseball Union.

ASPE Pelota (Spain), FFPB Basque Pelota (France)

Calcio Storico Fiorentino

Manx Cammag

Cornish Hurling

Orkney Ba’ Game, Alnwick Shaking the Hales (Northumberland), Ashbourne Shrovetide Football (Derbyshire), Haxey Hood (Lincolnshire), Workington Uppies and Downies (Cumbria)

Football (Soccer)

The Eirball Soccer Archive is an All-Time Archive of the Results and Tables of Irish Soccer and Irish Players around the World. The archive covers Irish Soccer (both FAI and NIFA), Women’s Soccer, Provincial Intermediate Leagues, County & District Junior Leagues (Adult), as well as various forms of Football Fives.

The Eirball.Football Archive is part of the Eirball.ie – Irish, North American and World Sports Archives

The Following Leagues and Competitions currently appear on the Eirball.football (Soccer) website:

Levels of Irish Adult Soccer: 1. National Leagues (Senior) 2. Provincial Leagues (Intermediate) 3. County & District Leagues (Junior) 4. Local Leagues (Football Fives)

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FAI Ireland

The Football Association of Ireland governs Soccer in the Republic of Ireland, having split with their Northern Counterparts after independence in the 1920s.

Schoolboys Football Association of Ireland

The Kennedy Cup is the highlight of the SFAI season – an annual World Cup style Competition between representative teams from the various Schoolboys Leagues in Ireland.

Ireland

Setanta Cup 2005-2014, North West Cup 1995-1998, Tyler Cup 1978-1980, Texaco Cup 1973-1975, Blaxnit Cup 1967-1974, North-South Cup 1961-1963, Dublin and Belfast Cup 1941-1949

SSE Airtricity League Premier Division and First Division. League of Ireland and League of Ireland B. Preseidents Cup. FAI U19 League.

FAI Kennedy Cup

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FAI Women

The Football Association of Ireland governs both Men’s and Women’s Soccer in the Republic of Ireland.

The Northern Ireland Women’s Football Association governs Women’s Soccer in NI.

Women’s

FAI Women’s National League

Northern Ireland Women’s Football League

Civil Service Ladies Football League Divisions 1-4 1990 (RoI)

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The Irish Football Association dates back to the 1890s and since the split in the 1920s has been the governing body for Soccer in Northern Ireland. It is currently known as the Northern Ireland Football Association.

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Football League

Fermanagh and Western Football League All-Time Champions.

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The Connacht Football association runs the Connacht senior Cup and at one time the Connacht Senior League.

It includes the Galway FA, Mayo FL, Roscommon & District FL, and Sligo Leitrim & District FL.

Connacht

Connacht Senior Cup, Connacht Senior League.

Galway Football Association 2017-2019

Mayo Football League Super League 2016-2018

Roscommon & District Football League Premier Division 2005-2020

Sligo Leitrim & District Football League 2006-2010

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The Athletic Union League is a Dublin-wide Internmediate-level League as well as a Fingal (North Dublin) Junior Level League.

The Athletic Union League is a North City and South City Junior Level League.

The Leinster Football League is a Junior Level League in South Dublin.

Dublin

Athletic Union League Premier A 2013-2019. All Divisions 2019-20

Amateur Football League All Divisions 2020

Leinster Football League All Divisions 2019-20.

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Leinster Senior Football League

The LSFL is an Intermediate Level League covering the Province of Leinster as well as a Junior Level League primarily in Dublin.

Leinster Junior League

The LJL had a Provincial Counties League from 1974 to 1979 as well as a Dublin Junior League.

Leinster

Leinster Senior Football League Senior Division 1970-2020

Leinster Junior League Premier Division 1975-1980. Leinster Junior League Premier Counties 1975-1980

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Munster Senior League

Interediate League covering Munster Province.

Limerick & District League

Junior League covering Limerick County and surrounding areas.

Tipperary & Southern District Football League Junior League covering South Tipperary.

Munster

Munster Senior League 2021-22

Limerick & District League 2019-20

Tipperary & Southern District Football League Premier Division 2005-2020

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Donegal Junior League

Junior Level League.

Monaghan Cavan League

Junior Level League covering Counties Monaghan and Cavan.

Ulster (ROI)

Donegal Junior League Premier League 2012-2019; Donegal Junior League Division 1 2012-2020; Donegal Junior League Division 2 2012-2020; Brian McCormick Cup 2012-2020

Monaghan Cavan League Premier Division 2016-2018.

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Futsal

5-a-side Football played Indoors on an Olympic Handball Court. There are out-of-bounds and the ball is kicked back into play. Invented in Uruguay, South America.

Indoor Soccer

Played in Community Centres – the ball can bounce back off the walls into play.

Astro Leagues

Played on Artificial Turf – Astroturf. There are usually a complex of them together. Similar to Futsal and Indoor Soccer except there are out-of-bounds and the ball is thrown back into play.

College Super Leagues

Intra-Mural Soccer Leagues within each of Itreland’s Universities – usually Futsal Leagues.

7-a-side Football

Played on Grass – usually played as a Mini-World Cup during the offseason in Soccer Clubs.

Mini-Football

6-aide version of Astro Soccer. The ball is kicked back into play.

Street Soccer

Played on the streets – the World HQ of Street Soccer is in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Powerchair Football

Played in Motorized Wheelchairs (Powerchairs) in Community Centres.

Football Fives

FAI Futsal League, FAI Futsal Cup, Athletic Union League Futsal League, Emerald Futsal League, Leinster Emerald Futsal League

Dublin Indoor Sports

Dublin: Astropark Tallaght, Powerleagues Spawell, Inter 7s Clontarf and Irishtown. Galway: Astroleagues Galway Bay, Tuam and Oranmore.

NUI Galway and Maynooth University.

Killarney Athletic and Arklow Town 7-a-side Leagues.

Ireland National Street Soccer Team 2016

Association of Irish Powerchair Football Premier Division 2019-20

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FIFA World

FIFA was founded in 1904, and 1930 was the year of the first World Cup.

UEFA Europe

The first Regional tournament in Europe was the Mitropa Cup (Mittel Europa Cup) first played in 1927, The European Champions Cup in 1956 and the European Nations Cup in 1958.

FA England

The Football Association was founded in England in 1962, and the Football League in 1888. The International Championship was first played in 1884.

CSF South America

The Copa America was first played in 1910 and the Copa Libertadores (Clubs) in 1960

CONCACAF North, Central America and Caribbean

The first CCCF Championship was played in 1941, the first CONCACAF GOld Cup in 1991 and the first CONCACAF Champions Cup in 1962.

AFC Asia

The Asian Cup was first played in 1956 and the Asian Champion Teams Cup (now AFC Champions League) in 1967.

CAF Africa

The First AFCON (African Cup of Nations) was played in 1957 and the first African Cup of Champion Clubs (now CAF Champions League) in 1964.

OFC Oceania

The First Oceania Cup was held in 1973.

World Soccer

FIFA World Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, Preseason Tournaments, Indian Ocean Games, Commonwealth of Independent Nations Cup.

UEFA Champions League, UEFA Nations League, UEFA Women’s Champions League, National Leagues.

FA Premier League, English Football League.

Copa America, Copa Libertadores, Inter-American Cup, National Leagues, Brazilian State Leagues.

CONCACAF Champions League, Leagues Cup (MLS-Liga MX), Caribbean Cup, UNCAF Nations Cup, MLS, CPL, Liga MX, International Cups.

Asian Games, AFC Champions League, National Leagues, Preseason International Cups. SAFF South Asian Championship, Gulf Cup, Arab Champions League. EAFF East Asia Dynasty Cup, ASEAN Games.

CAF Champions League, AFCON, East African Championship. COSAFA Southern African Championship. Amilcar Cabral Cup (West Africa).

OFC Champions League, National Leagues.

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Island Games

The First Island Games (North Atlantic) was held in 1985.

Women’s World Soccer

The first Women’s World Cup was held in 1991.

CONIFA Independent

The First VIVA (Now CONIFA) World Cup was held in 2006.

FIFA Football Fives

Neymar Jr lent his name to the first FIFA Football Fives World Cup in 2018.

Independent and Other Soccer

Island Games (Atlantic Ocean)

UEFA Women’s Champions League, FA Women’s Super League.

Federation of Independent Football Associations (Autonomous Regions, Non-FIFA recognized Countries). VIVA World Cup, CONIFA World Cup, CONADI / ANPO (Indigenous Regions of South America), Vatican City State (Non-Aligned)

Major Arena Soccer League (North America), UEFA Futsal Cup.

Club

The Eirball.Club Irish Racquet, Green and Target Sport Archive is intended to be an All-Time Archive of Irish Racquet Sports (Badminton, Tennis, Squash, Table Tennis, Racketlon, Real Tennis, Racquetball, Padel), Golf, Snooker, Pool, Billiards & Bagetelle, Bowling (Lawn, Tenpin, Road, Petanque, Indoor, Skittles, Boccia), Curling, Darts, Archery and Target Shooting. It is an ongoing project.

It is an ongoing project.

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Racquet Sports

Irish Open, Badminton Premier League, Irish Nationals, Irish Club Cups, Badminton County & District Leagues, Student Sport Ireland Badmintion League.

Tennis Ireland, Davis Cup, Dublin Lawn Tennis Association

European Squash, Irish Squash, Leinster Squash League

Veterans Home Nations

Irish Real Tennis Association

Racquetball Ireland

Padel Federation of Ireland

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Target Sports

Irish PGA Golfers, Golf Ireland, Golfing Union of Ireland, Irish Ladies Golf Association, Connacht Alliance.

Republic of Ireland Billiards and Snooker Association, Northern Ireland Blackball Association

Irish Lawn Bowls, Northern Ireland Bowling Association, Irish Tenpin Bowling Association, Irish Indoor Bowling Association, Irish Petanque Association

Croquet Ireland

Irish National Darts Organization, Northern Ireland Darts Organisation, Irish Darts Players

Irish Curling; World Curling Federation

Archery Ireland

Target Shooting Ireland

Basketball

Basketball Ireland; Basketball Area Boards

Basketball

Basketball Ireland

National Basketball Leagues

Basketball National Cups

Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland 1947-1979

Basketball Teams

Basketball Players

International Basketball

International Basketball

Basketball Tournaments

Underage Basketball

Colleges Basketball

Schools Basketball

Community Games Basketball

Mini Basketball

Other Basketball

3×3 Basketball

Wheelchair Basketball

Independent Basketball

Mixed Basketball

Special Olympics Basketball

Country Games (Macra)

World Basketball

World Basketball

NBA & NCAA

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Basketball Area Boards

Dublin Ladies; Dublin Men’s; Midlands; South East; Cork; Kerry; North Munster; Galway; Mayo; North Connacht; North West; Northern Ireland; North East Area Basketball Boards

Dublin Ladies Basketball

Dublin Men’s Basketball

Midlands Area Basketball (Offaly, Laois, Kildare, Westmeath)

South East Basketball Boards (Kilkenny, Carlow, Wicklow, Wexford, Waterford)

Cork Basketball

Kerry Area Basketball Board

North Munster Basketball (Clare, Limerick, Tipperary)

Galway Area Basketball

Mayo Area Basketball Board

North Connacht Area Boards (Longford, Leitrim, Roscommon, Sligo, Westmeath)

North West Area Boards (Sligo, Donegal, Cavan, Monaghan)

Basketball Northern Ireland (Antrim, Down, Armagh, Derry, Tyrone, Fermanagh)

North East Basketball Board (Louth, Meath, Westmeath, Cavan, Monaghan)

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Ice Hockey

Ice Hockey

Ice Hockey Ice Hockey

International Ice Hockey (Ireland)

Celtic Ice Hockey Leagues

Irish Ice Hockey Leagues

Underage Ice Hockey

Irish Ice Hockey Teams

Ice Hockey Players, Coaches & Officials

World Ice Hockey

Inline Hockey and Unihoc

Inline Hockey

Unihoc

Bandy, Roller Hockey and Floorball

Russian Bandy

Roller Hockey

Floorball

Ball Hockey

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Major Leagues

MLB; MiLB; NHL; CHL; KHL; AHL: NBA

Baseball and Softball

American Baseball

World Baseball

World Softball

Ice Hockey

North American Ice Hockey

World Ice Hockey

Basketball

World Basketball

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