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The Eirball Irish North American & World Sports Archive is intended to be an historical archive of North American, World, British & Irish sports results in Ireland, and the Irish Abroad.
 
Sports such as the
 
Global Sports (American Football, Basketball, Ice Hockey, Baseball, Lacrosse, Water Polo, Olympic Handball, Curling, Volleyball, Rugby League, Netball, Australian Rules, Futsal, Indoor Soccer)
Gaelic Games (Gaelic Football, Hurling, Camogie, Ladies Gaelic Football, International Rules, Basque Pelota, Medieval Football & Hurling, Scottish Shinty, Welsh Baseball, Handball, Poc Fada, Rounders, GAA Britain, GAA World)
British Sports (Soccer, Rugby Union, Hockey, Cricket, Badminton, Real Tennis, Squash, Padel, Golf, Bowling, Croquet, Snooker-Pool),
World Sports (Aboriginal Marn Grook, Choctaw Stickball, Aztec-Maya Ulama, Surfing, Colorado Pack Burro Racing, Alaskan Dog Mushing, Texas Rodeo, Dutch Korfball, Russian Bandy, Finnish Pesapallo, Indian Kabaddi, Iranian Polo, Malaysian-Thai Sepak Takraw, South African Ringball, Argentinian Cestoball),
Timed Sports (Orienteering, Sea Swimming, Snow Sports, Trampoline, Bog Snorkelling, Harness Racing, Point-to-Point, Canoeing & Kayaking, Mountain Biking & BMX, Stock Car Racing, Speedboat Racing, Drone Racing)
Combat Sports (Jousting, Fencing, Sumo, Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Capoeira, MMA-Boxing Compromise Rules, WWE, MMA, Gladiating) 
Alternative Sports (Ultimate Frisbee, Quidditch, Dodgeball, Kickball, Roller Derby, Jugger, Paintball-Airsoft, Laser Tag, Wall-Climbing, Red Bull FlugTag, Hot Air Ballooning, Capture the Flag)
Games (Chess, Poker, Wargames, Subbuteo, Foosball, Cheerleading, Modern American Dance, Fiddle Contests, E-Sports, Capture the Flag, Robot Football, Ploughing, Highland Games)
 
 
have a 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.
 
In addition there are Irish Abroad, playing in World Sports and Major League sports. Sometimes there are Ireland International Teams in the World Sports or the sport is played in a College Society (such as Kabaddi in the Indian Trinity Society or Sepak Takraw in UCD Sepak Takraw Club)
 
Major Leagues (World Gridiron, World Basketball, World Ice Hockey, World Baseball-Softball, World Soccer, World Rugby Union, World Hockey, World Cricket, World Australian Rules, World Rugby League, World Lacrosse and World Futsal and Arena Soccer). There are also Irish playing in the National Sports of the World’s Countries and Irish involvement in the State Sports of the USA, Canada and Australia and Indigineous Sports Worldwide.
 
This archive has been researched since 2014 by Enda Mulcahy as part of a Web Design Masters Research Project, and since 2019, as an ongoing project, the aim of which is to provide as complete an account as is possible of the above sports. The author has been collecting Irish, North American and World Sports Results and Annuals since 1982. 
 
 
There are still gaps in the record so if you can help fill them in, Eirball would be very grateful.
 
Click the links in the Navigation Bar at the top of the Page (Just below the Photo) or in the links provided below to be brought to the index pages for each of the Sports, Leagues and Competitions , from where you can find links to each season, decade overviews and roll of honour (Links are in Blue-Green)
 

Links to Main Pages for Team Sports Played in Ireland:

North American & Global Sports

Major League Sports

  1. American Football The Irish American Football Association was formed in 1986 and reformed in 2001. 

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Images: Current American Football Ireland Logo [Ref: 3] 

Irish American Football:

A. Irish American Football League – almost complete results of Irish American Football League (1986-present) 

B. International American Football almost complete results of International American Football in Ireland and Irish Teams Abroad (1942-present),

C. 8-a-side American Football, Almost Complete Results of the Junior Kitted League (2014-present), DV8 Development League (2008-2013), plus incomplete results of Junior American Football & DV8 Football (1991-2007).

D. American Football Competitions, Almost Complete Results of the College Championship (2006-present), 

Irish Flag Football

E..Irish Flag Football Almost complete results of the Irish Flag Football League (2014-present). Irish Flag Football Blitzes (Incomplete Record 1985-present)

F. International Flag Football  almost complete Results of Irish International teams & Club International Tournaments played in Ireland (1997-present). Champions Bowl (2016-2018). 

G. Other Flag Football (Incomplete record of Schools, Junior, College & Indoor Flag Football)

Other American Football Pages

H. E-Football NFL Ireland Fantasy Football Final Tables (2014-2019)

I. Irish American Football Teams (Almost complete history – results & yearly W-L records for almost every Irish American Football team, plus a few 8-a-side and Flag football teams.

J.  Irish American Football Players, Coaches & Officials– incomplete record of Irish Players who have played in the NFL, Minor Pro Leagues, NCAA, or European Leagues. Also some of the Officials who have served Irish American Football Associations down through the years.

Irish Pro & College Players: Pro & College American Football Players

K. Irish American Football Yearbooks Team Squad Listings for each year (incomplete)

L. Irish American Football Records incomplete record of yearly scoring charts, All-Time Won-Loss Records. Roll of Honour (Division Winners). Timeline.

2. Basketball 

The Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland (now Basketball Ireland) was formed in 1947

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Current Basketball Ireland Logo [Ref: 4]

Final Tables for the Men’s & Women’s National Leagues (1975-present). results & tables for the National Leagues & Area Boards (about 2015-present), Schools Cup Finals (1990s-present), Colleges Results (2016-present). All-Ireland County Championship finals (1953-1972).

National Basketball Competitions:

Basketball National LeaguesBasketball National CupsInternational BasketballAmateur Basketball Association of Ireland 1947-1979Basketball Tournaments ,Wheelchair Basketball3×3 BasketballBasketball ClubsBasketball Players

Schools & Colleges (Underage) Basketball:

Underage & Colleges BasketballColleges BasketballAll-Ireland Schools Basketball LeagueAll-Ireland Schools Basketball CupAll-Ireland Schools Basketball FinalsSchools Basketball Inter RegionalsDublin Schoolgirls BasketballMini BasketballCommunity Games Basketball 

Basketball Area Boards:

Basketball Area Boards , Dublin Ladies Basketball BoardDublin Men’s Basketball BoardMidlands Area Basketball Board , South East Basketball Boards , Cork Ladies Area BoardCork Men’s Basketball BoardKerry Area Basketball Board , North Munster Basketball BoardGalway Area Basketball BoardMayo Area Basketball Board , North Connacht Area BoardsNorth West Area BoardBasketball Northern IrelandNorth East Basketball Board

3. Ice & Inline Hockey 

The Belfast Giants were formed in 2000 and the Irish Ice Hockey Association was formed in 1996 although the History of Irish Ice Hockey & Inline (Roller) Hockey dates back to 1910 

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Current Irish Ice Hockey Association Logo [Ref: 5]

Final tables for Elite Ice Hockey League (2000-Present) Irish Ice Hockey Leagues (2007-2010 & 2016-present), Irish Inline Hockey Leagues (1999-present), what is known of Roller Hockey (1910 -1990s), the Ice Hockey Leagues in Northern Ireland from the 1940s-1960), Ireland’s involvement in the World Championships (2003-2013 & 2017-present).

 Elite Ice Hockey LeaguesIrish Ice Hockey LeaguesCeltic & Scottish Ice Hockey LeaguesInternational Ice HockeyInline HockeyFloorball / Ball Hockey / Unihoc

4. Baseball-Softball

The Irish Baseball and Softball Association (Now Baseball Softball Ireland) was formed in 1989, although there were Leagues dating back to the 1940s. 

 

The almost complete results of the Irish Baseball League (1997-present), International Baseball (1997-present). What is known of the Regional Youth Baseball Leagues (1940s-1980s), Little League Baseball (1990s-present). Final tables for Leinster Softball League (1995-present), Softball Ulster League (2009-present), Women’s Leinster Softball League (2007-2011). Cup Finals for Softball Ireland National Club Championship (1990s-present), Irish Open Softball Trophy (1990s-present), and what is known of Winter Softball (Indoor Softball & Intervarsity Softball)
 

Baseball IrelandInternational BaseballLittle League & Youth Baseball Softball Ireland ,  International SoftballLeinster SoftballUlster SoftballConnacht Softball ,Munster SoftballSoftball BlitzesIntervarsity SoftballIndoor Softball

Canadian Sports

13. Lacrosse All-Time results & tables for the Irish Lacrosse League (2009-present) and what is known of the Irish Women’s Lacrosse League & National Indoor Lacrosse League. International Results back to ear;y 2000s. Lacrosse Championship Finals 1890s & Schools Lacrosse Championships (1930s-1970s). Men’s LacrosseWomen’s LacrosseIndoor (Box) LacrossePolocrosse

14. Canadian Football A number of Canadian Football teams have visited Ireland and played Irish American Football teams, with Canadian rules sneaked into the matches, as well as one Canadian High School regular season match.

15. Indoor Soccer Arena Soccer was codified in Canada, and is a version of Indoor Soccer played on converted Ice Hockey Rinks, with a wall instead of an out-of-bounds. The version played in Ireland is played in Community Centres.

16. Ringette A non-contact version of Ice Hockey played with a straight stick and ring instead of a curved stick and puck. Popular in Canada.

Major League Football Sports

North American Major Leagues 

A. World American Football

Final Tables for American Football Leagues Era (USA – 1920s-1950), United States Football Leagues Era (1951-1985). Indoor Football Leagues (1991-present). Minority Football Leagues (2020), Women’s American Football (2019), XFL Leagues (2000-Present), Legends Football Leagues (2004-Present), World E-Football (2016-Present).

NCAA Football (where Irish Players are known 2012-Present). US Armed Forces in Europe Roll of Honour (1917-1990). Some AA American Football Leagues (East, Midwest, South, West). Some Semi-Pro State Leagues, Gridiron Development Leagues (2015-Present)

National Football League International (1950-Present), American Football World Cups Results & Tables (1999-Present). Canadian Football League (1950-Present). Mexican Football Leagues (2014-Present), Japanese X-League (2017-Present). Some Mexican & Canadian State Leagues.

USA American Football Leagues: National Football League , AAA American Football Leagues , AA American Football Leagues , Indoor Football LeaguesUS College Football , Women’s American Football  , Semi-Pro State LeaguesGridiron Development Leagues ,  US Air Force & Army Football, Flag Football WorldAmerican 7s,  World E-Football

Mexican American Football: Mexican American Football Leagues ,

Japanses American Football: Japanese American Football ,

World American Football: NFL InternationalAmerican Football World Cups ,   European American FootballAsia-Pacific American FootballAfrican & Latin American Football

Major Global Sports Leagues

. World Basketball

C. World Ice Hockey /

D. World Baseball-Softball 

British World Sports 

E. World Soccer 

F. World Rugby Union

G. World Hockey

H. World Cricket

Canadian and Australian World Sports

I. Canadian Football Leagues 

J. World Lacrosse

K. World Rugby League

LWorld Australian Football

World Indoor Soccer

M. World Futsal

N. World Arena Soccer Arena Soccer was codified in Canada, and is a version of Indoor Soccer played on converted Ice Hockey Rinks, with a wall instead of an out-of-bounds. The Major Arena Soccer League in USA, Canada and Mexico is the World’s Premier Arena League.

Gaelic Games

GAA Major Sports

17. FootballGAA All-Ireland Football

18. Hurling  : Provinces & Counties: All-Ireland HurlingMinor Counties HurlingConnacht HurlingLeitrim GAA Hurling , Leinster Hurling , Kildare GAA Hurling

19. Camogie 

20Ladies Gaelic Football : National League Division 1 Final Tables  (2011-2019).

Minor Gaelic Games

21. International Rules All-Time International (Compromise) Rules results for Ireland v Australia (Football), Ireland v Scotland (Hurling-Shinty), with what results are currently known for Ireland v Basque Country (Handball-Pelota), Ireland v USA (Rounders-Baseball) and Hurlacrosse (Hurling-Lacrosse).

22. Handball  Governing Bodies: GAA HandballWorld Handball (European Pro Wallball Tour 2016-Present)

23. Poc Fada The Irish version of Golf: Use a Hurl/Hurley to hit a ball up the side of a mountain and down the other side in as few goes as possible. Roll of Honour for All-Ireland Champions (Men’s & Women’s) . Known yearly Results .

24. Rounders Results & Final Tables for All-Ireland Senior Championships (Ladies, Men’s, Mixed) from 2015-16 to Present. Rolls of Honour for Senior, Minor, Feiles. Also played in England, Wales and Australia, and an Alpen GAA Rounders tournament (Italy, Switzerland): World Rounders

Celtic Sports 

25. Medieval Football & Hurling Cornish Hurling & Manx Cammag

26. Basque Pelota Roll of Honour 2000-Present for ASPE Pelota (Spanish Basque Country). Final tables from 2018-19 for ASPE Pelota (Spanish Basque Country) and FFPB (French Basque Country)

27. Scottish Shinty Final Tables for the National Leagues dating back to 2000 (Scottish Shinty). Results since 2015-16. 

28. Welsh Baseball Final Tables for Welsh Ladies Baseball Union from 2012-present

GAA World

29. GAA Britain There are seven GAA counties in Britain, with its’ own Provincial and County Championships.  Counties: GAA LondonGAA Warwickshire 

30. GAA World There are seven GAA Counties that take part in the World Games, and have their own County Boards and Championships. Counties: GAA World GamesGAA United StatesGAA CanadaGAA AustralasiaGAA EuropeGAA Asia

31. GAA Galicia Gaelic Football is played in Galicia (NW Spain/Iberia) entirely by locals in towns and villages. Galician was a Celtic language, most closely related to Gaelic.

32. GAA Brittany Gaelic Football is played in Brittany (NW France/Gaul) entirely by locals in towns and villages. Breton is a Celtic language, most closely related to Welsh.

Global Sports

British Sports

33. Soccer :

Senior (National) Football Association of Ireland Final Tables for the League of Ireland (1970-present) &  League of Ireland B Final tables 1970-1985.

Women’s Women’s Soccer Women’s National League (2011-present).

Intermediate (Provincial) Final Tables for:

  1. Leinster Soccer: Leinster Senior League (Top Division) (1970-Present). 
  2. Connacht Soccer  Connacht Senior League Final Tables 1995-1999. Top Level

Junior (County) League Final Tables for:

  1. Leinster Leinster Soccer Athletic Union League (2013-Present), Leinster Junior League (1975-1980).
  2. Connacht Connacht Soccer Roscommon (2005-present), Sligo (2006-present), Galway (2016-present), Mayo (2016-Present) 
  3. Ulster (ROI) Ulster Soccer (Republic of Ireland) Donegal (2012-present) Monaghan Cavan (2016-Present)

Football Fives (Mini-Football) (Local Leagues) Mini-Football : Incomplete Tables for: Ireland: Football Fives World Cup (Ireland Qualifiers) 2016-17, Leinster Powerleague Spawell Dublin 2016-present), Astropark Tallaght 2017, Inter 7s Clontarf & Irishtown (Dublin) 2017, Arklow Town sevens (Wicklow) 1991. Munster: Killarney Athletic Seven-a-side 2017, Floodlit Soccer Waterford 2017,  Connacht: Astroleagues Galway 2017

34. Rugby : Celtic rugby / Pro 12/14 Final Tables.

Rugby SevensTag RugbyTouch RugbyWheelchair Rugby

35. Hockey Irish Hockey League Final Tables 2009-2018 (Men’s & Women’s). Results back to 2016-17. Leinster Hockey League Final Tables 2012-Present (Men’s & Women’s Division 1) Men’s Division 1 1990-2000.

36. Cricket Ireland in the ICC World Cup.

Curling / Lawn Bowls / Indoor Bowling / Tenpin Bowling / Petanque )

South Pacific / South Atlantic Sports

5. Futsal Football Association of Ireland Futsal League / Cup 2007 to Present) and Results (2015-16 to present). Regional Leagues (2015-present) (Athletic Union League Futsal League & Emerald Futsal League). 

6. Australian Rules : Australian Football League Ireland Final Tables and Results (2000-present) (incomplete) and AFL Ireland Women’s League (2017-present). Super 9s/10s Final Tables (2002-2004).

Australian Football League IrelandInternational Australian RulesAustralian Rules Super 7s,9s,10s 

7. Rugby League : Irish Rugby League Final Tables and Results (1996-present)(incomplete),

Irish Rugby LeagueInternational Rugby LeagueRugby League NinesTag Rugby League

8. Netball Netball Ireland Winter League Final Tables (2009-present) and Results (2015-16 to present). Independent Dublin Leagues (Netball Dublin and Dublin Indoor Sports) Final Tables (2004-present)

North Atlantic Sports

9. Volleyball : Final Tables for the National Leagues dating back to  2000 .Results since 2015-16. Regional Leagues dating back to 2015 

10. Curling Similar to Bowling but played on Ice. Invented in Scotland, but most popular in Canada. Ireland in the World Championships (2004-present)

11. Water Polo : Results & Final Tables for Leagues from 2015-16 to Present. Final Tables of Leinster League from 2015-16 to Present. 

Ireland Water PoloLeinster Water PoloCanoe PoloUnderwater Hockey 

12. Olympic Handball Results & Final Tables for the Irish Olympic Handball Association Senior Leagues (Men 2001-present, Women 2015-present) Results & Final Tables for European Competitions for the Ireland Men’s team in Olympic Handball (1999-present)

Volleyball IrelandVolleyball National CupsNorthern Ireland VolleyballSchools & Colleges VolleyballSpikeballBeach Volleyball 

World Sports

North American Sports

49. Alaskan Dog Mushing.

50. Surfing

51. Colorado Pack Burro Racing

52. Texas Rodeo,

European Sports 

53. Korfball (Dutch version of Basketball – Results of Ireland in European Championships 2009-present)

54. Roller Hockey Roller Hockey is the National Sport of Portugal. It is a version of Hockey played with a ball and Quad Roller Skates on a hard surface. There have been Leagues and competitions dating back to 1910 in Ireland. 

55. Bandy & Ball Hockey Bandy is a Russian version of Ice Hockey, – played with a ball rather than puck Floorball and Ball Hockey are similar sport played without skates on a hard surface. Results of Ireland in Ball Hockey World Championships.

56. Pesapallo (Finnish version of Baseball – players run in zig-zags through the bases)

Asian & Australasian Sports 

57. Polo & Polocrosse Iranian & Australian sports played on horseback – Ireland’s Results in Polocrosse World Cup (2001-present)

58. Kabaddi Indian Tag-Game – popular throughout South Asia

59. Sepak Takraw Malaysian & Thai version of Volleyball, where all parts of the body are used except the arms.

60. Marn Grook (Australian Aboriginal sport)

Native American, African and South American Sports

61. African Ringball South African version of Basketball

62. Argentinian Cestoball Argentinian version of Basketball

63. Stickball Choctaw Native American stick-and-ball game similar to Baseball.

64. Native Mexican Sports (Ulama: Aztec Native Mexican team game where hips are used to propel a ball part opponents, also known as Pok-ta-Pok to Guatemalan and Belize Native Maya.)

Timed Sports

Timed Sports include Olympic Sports, Sports involving some form of transport, and the more recent X-Games.

Olympic Sports:

65Athletics

66Swimming & Diving sub-pages: Sea Swimming

67Winter Sports sub-pages: Snow Sports

68. Orienteering

Other Olympic Games 

77. Field Sports

78. Gymnastics

79. Trampoline

80. Weightlifting

X-Games

100. Hot Air Ballooning

101. Red Bull FlugTag

102.  Bungee

103. Wall-Climbing

Racquet Sports 

41. Badminton  National Champions Ladies, Men’s Singles and Doubles (All-Time 1912-present). Badminton Premier League Results & Final Tables (2015-16 to Present). Badminton County League Results  (2015-16 to Present). Sub-Pages: International BadmintonBadminton IrelandBadminton Leagues , Badminton Counties)

42. Tennis Irish Real Tennis Association Champions 2000-Present. Tennis Leagues

43. Squash  Leinster Squash League Final Tables (2015-Present)

44. Table Tennis 

45. Racketlon

46. Real Tennis “The Sport of Kings” as played by British Royalty from the Middle Ages onwards. Played on an Assymetrical court with galleries (openings) down one side and surrounded by walls and a covered roof. The orginally-named Tennis is the first version of the game.

47. Racquetball

48. Padel A racquet game that is like a cross between Tennis and Table Tennis, played with a Tennis-Racquet sized paddle (like a Table Tennis Paddle) on a court that is totally enclosed, and where the ball can bounce back off the walls.

Power Sports:

69Boat Sports sub-Pages: Canoeing & Kayaking, Rowing, Sailing,Speedboat Racing

70. Bike Sports sub-pages: Mountain Biking, Cyclo-Cross.

71. Motorsport sub-pages: Stock Car Racing, Rallying, Autocross.

72. Air & Drone Racing sub-pages: Drone Racing 

Racing

73. Horse Racing sub-pages: Point-to-Point

74. Greyhound Racing

75. Pigeon Racing

76. Harness Racing sub-pages: Equestrian.

Combat Sports

Traditional Combat Sports

81. Wrestling

82. Boxing

83. Martial Arts

Weapon Combat Sports

85. Fencing

86. Jousting

87. It’s a Knockout

88. Gladiating

Modern American Combat

89. MMA-Boxing Compromise Rules

90. WWE

91. MMA

World Combat Sports

93. Kickboxing

94. Sumo

95. Capoeira

Target Sports

Ball & Target Sports 

37. Golf 

38. Bowling Indoor Bowling Zones Final Tables (2017-Present). Curling European Championships (2003-Present). Petanque Finals (2007-2016).

39. Snooker & Pool

40. Croquet

Weapon Target Sports

45. Darts County League Final Tables 2017-Present

46. Archery,

47. Crossbow

48. Target Shooting

Alternative Sports

Alternative Team Sports

96. Flying Disc Sports Ultimate Frisbee: Dublin & All-Ireland Leagues 2017-Present. Dublin Golden Cup All-Time Final Tables 

97. Quidditch First Irish Championship 2019.

American Children’s Team Sports

106. Dodgeball

107. Kickball

Ladies / Women’s Team Sports

105. Roller Derby (Irish teams ranks in World 2016-present.

Team Combat Sports

109. Jugger

110. Paintball / Airsoft

111. Laser Tag

Games

Traditional Games

113. RPG & Wargames

114Card Games sub-pages: Bridge

115Board Games sub-pages: Chess

116. Table Games: Foosball, Subbuteo

Country Games

117. Ploughing

118. Highland Games

119. Bog-Snorkelling

Musical Sports

121. Cheerleading

122. Dancing: Modern American Dance, Ballroom Dancing.

123. Fiddle Contests

Computer Sports

125. E-Sports

126. Robot Football

128. Capture the Flag Irish teams World Rankings 2016-present.

 

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Image References 

Header Image

[1] Dublin Tornadoes Shamrock Bowl VIII Champions 1993 Irish American Football Association (2018) Nostalgia – A look a some pictures from the archives [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/20171016_165339-1024×768.jpg [Accessed 3 July 2018]

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[2] Dublin Celts American Football Team | Facebook (2017) [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10213260818544676&set=gm.457477981311995&type=3&theater&ifg=1 [Accessed 21 January 2019]

Logo Images

[3] American Football Ireland (2020) AFI Logo 2020 [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/AFI-Logo-200.png [Accessed 10 February 2020]

[4] Basketball Ireland (2019) Basketball Ireland Logo [Internet] Available from: https://www.basketballireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/extralogo.png [Accessed 13 August 2019]

[5] Wikipedia (2017) Irish Ice Hockey Association Logo[Internet] Available from: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/1d/IRLhockey.jpg/150px-IRLhockey.jpg [Accessed 6 March 2017]