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Welcome to the Eirball – Irish, North American & World Sports Archives.

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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List of Sports and Competitions Covered

American Football Ireland: American Football Ireland; 8v8 Football in Ireland; Flag Football in Ireland; World Gridiron: Football USA (NFL; AFLs; XFLs; USFLs, NCAA College Football; LFA Mexico; ELF Europe; JXL Japan; Women’s Football; American Football World Cup; World National Leagues; Canadian Football: Football Canada (CFL, CJFL, U Sport); Arena Indoor Football; World Flag Football.

Basketball Ireland: National Basketball Leagues; National Basketball Cups; All-Ireland Basketball Championships; National Area Intermediate Cup; Basketball Tournaments; Basketball Teams; Basketball Players; International Basketball: Olympic Games; FIBA Basketball; FIBA Europe Cups; BIBF British and Irish Basketball Federation Cup; Special Olympics World Games; Schools Basketball: Colleges Basketball; All-Ireland Schools Cup; All-Ireland Schools League; All-Ireland Schools Championship; Inter-Regionals; Schools Regions; Primary School Mini-Basketball; Area Boards: Basketball Northern Ireland; North East Basketball Boards; Dublin Ladies Basketball Board; Dublin Men’s Basketball Board; Midland Area Basketball Board; South East Area Basketball Boards; Cork Basketball; Kerry Area Basketball Boards; North Munster Basketball Boards; Galway Area Basketball Board; Mayo Area Basketball Board; North Connacht Basketball Boards (LonLeitRos, Shannonside); North West Basketball Boards. Other Basketball: Wheelchair Basketball; 3×3 Basketball; Dublin Mixed Basketball; Community Games Basketball; Macra na Feirme Basketball; Basketball USA: NBA National Basketball Association; WNBA Women’s National Basketball Association; NBA Development Leagues; Alternative Professional Leagues; American Teams in Ireland; Netball and World Basketball: Netball Ireland; Colleges and Schools Netball; International Netball; Dublin Mixed Netball; Korfball (Netherlands version); Cestoball (Argentinian version); Ringball (South African Version).

Ice Hockey: Irish Ice Hockey Leagues and Cups; Celtic Ice Hockey Leagues; Elite Ice Hockey League; Irish Ice Hockey Teams; IIHF Ice Hockey Ireland Internationals; World Ice Hockey (NHL, AHL, CHL; KHL; College Hockey); Inline & Unihoc: Inline Hockey Ireland; Unihoc; Field Hockey: Hockey Ireland; FIH International Hockey; Colleges Hockey; Indoor Hockey; Provincial Field Hockey: Connacht Hockey; Leinster Hockey; Munster Hockey; Ulster Hockey; South East League; Colleges Hockey. World Ball Hockey: Bandy Super League (Russia); Irish Roller Hockey Leagues; Portuguese Roller Hockey League; World Ball Hockey Championships; Floorball (Special Olympics). World Hockey Sports: Canadian Ringette; Choule Crosse (Normandy); Chaco Indian Hockey (WIN World Indigenous Nations Games).

Baseball: Baseball Ireland; Confederation of European Baseball; Major League Baseball; Minor League Baseball; Independent Baseball; Winter Leagues; World Professional Baseball Leagues. Little League Baseball Softball: Fastpitch Softball; Softball Ireland; Provincial Softball; College and Indoor Softball; Baseball.

GAA and Irish Rounders: GAA Rounders; GAA Rounders Alpen Cup; Community Games Rounders; Rounders Internationals; World Rounders: British Rounders; Australian Rounders European Baseball Codes: British Baseball (Wales), Finnish Pessapallo, Swedish Brannboll

Rugby Union: Irish Rugby Football Union; Women’s Rugby; Wheelchair, Sevens and Tag Rugby; World Rugby Union; United Rugby Championship/Pro 12/Celtic League; Rugby League: Rugby League Ireland

Irish Soccer: All-Ireland Soccer; FAI Republic of Ireland; IFA Northern Ireland; Irish Women’s Soccer; Connacht and Ulster (ROI) Leagues; Dublin Senior and District Leagues; Leinster Provincial and District Leagues; Munster Provincial and District Leagues; Football Fives Futsal, Indoor Football, Football Fives, Mini-Football, Powerchair Football, Street Soccer, Beach Soccer; World Soccer: FIFA; UEFA Europe; CSF South America; CONCACAF North, Central America & Caribbean; AFC Asia; CAF Africa; OFC Oceania; Island Games; CONIFA Independent; World Indoor Soccer; Inter-Continental.

Volleyball: Volleyball Ireland Leagues & Cups, Northern Ireland Volleyball, Schools and Colleges Volleyball, International Volleyball, Regional Spikeball (East, South and West), Beach Volleyball; Badminton: Badminton Ireland Competitions, Badminton Ireland District Leagues & Cups, International Badminton, Schools and Colleges Badminton, Community Games Badminton, County Badminton Championships. Tennis: Tennis Ireland, Squash: Irish Squash, Leinster Squash, Table Tennis Home Nations, Real Tennis: Irish Real Tennis Association, Racquetball: All-Ireland Racquetball Championships; Padel: Padel Federation of Ireland.

Lacrosse (Native American): (Ireland Lacrosse, Ireland Lacrosse Internationals); Polo: Irish Polo and Polocrosse Circuits. Ireland in Polo and Polocrosse World Cups. Kabaddi (India & South Asia): Trinity Indian Society Sepak Takraw (South East Asia): UCD Sepak Takraw Club. Stickball (Native American); Ulama-Pok-Ta-Pok: (Mexica-Maya Mexico-Central American); Chaco Indian Hockey (South America); Footbag: Footbag (Modern Variation on East Asian Football); Kemari (Japan Football); Cuju (China Football); Marn Grook (Australian Aboriginal Football); Other World Sports: World Basketball Codes: Korfball (Netherlands); Ringball (South Africa): Cestoball (Argentina); World Hockey Codes: Bandy (Russian Ice Hockey); Roller Hockey (Portugal), Ringette (Canada)

Water Polo: (Irish Water Polo Association; Swim Ireland Water Polo and Ireland Water Polo Eras): Ireland Water Polo Men; Ireland Water Polo Women; Water Polo Tournaments; Water Polo Teams; Schools & Colleges Water Polo; Leinster Water Polo; Water Polo Internationals; Scottish Water Polo; Canoe Polo: Munster Polo League; Underwater Hockey: Irish Underwater Hockey League

GAA 32: Hurling; Gaelic Football; Camogie; Ladies Gaelic; Handball GAA Handball; World Handball Council; CIJB Pelota a Mano; Euro1Wall; Traditional European Handball and Pelota Codes: Eton Fives; Basque Pelota; Frisian Kaatsen; All-Ireland, Provincial and County Leagues Connacht, Leinster, Munster Ulster; GAA International: All-Britain; All-American; World Games; GAA Development Sevens and 11s; Gaeltacht GAA. Poc Fada: Poc Fada; Rounders: GAA Rounders; GAA Alps; British Rounders, Australian Rounders (please see rounders.world); International Rules: Football; Hurling-Shinty; Rounders-Baseball; Handball-Pelota; Hurlacrosse; Poc Fada Golf.

Redirects to eirball.org Baseball

GAA and Irish Rounders: GAA Rounders; GAA Rounders Alpen Cup; Community Games Rounders; Rounders Internationals; World Rounders: British Rounders; Australian Rounders European Baseball Codes: British Baseball (Wales), Finnish Pesapallo, Swedish Brannboll

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)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish in action

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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.

A small section with European Theater of Operations Football Teams in Northern Ireland 1942-1944, as well as Bowl Games and a few season results for American Expeditionary Force Football League (WWI), European Theater of Operations Football League (WWII), United States Air Force in Europe Football League (USAFEFL) and US Army in Japan (2009)

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

Notre Dame Fighting Irish in action

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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.net Basketball

Eirball is an all-time Archive of Irish, North American and World Sports Results and Standings. This is the Basketball website of Eirball.

Within Basketball Ireland there are 4 National Associations or Leagues: National Basketball Leagues, Irish Wheelchair Basketball League, 3×3 Basketball League and All-Ireland Schools Cup (BIPPS – Basketball Ireland Post-Primary Schools); 9 Post-Primary Schools Regions; 12 Area Boards and 32 Mini-Basketball Primary Schools Counties. The Ratio of Men and Women, Boys and Girls is approximately equal throughout.

Links are available below to the landing pages of various league and cup results from the National Basketball Leagues and Cups (1975-present), International Basketball, Area Boards, All-Ireland Championships (1950s to 1979), Basketball Area Boards, Schools and Colleges Basketball, Netball, and much more.

National Basketball League

Quicklinks to the National Basketball League All-Time Results and Standings

Basketball Ireland

Basketball Ireland was founded as the Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland in 1947, and after playing a County and Club Championship format for nearly 30 years switched to a National Basketball League based on clubs in 1973. This became professionalised with the import of American players during the 1979-80 season and the name of the organisation was changed to the Irish Basketball Association to reflect this. The IBA became Basketball Ireland in 2003 and organises National Leagues, Cups and Tournaments as well as entering International competitions.

National Basketball Leagues

This is the Eirball Index Page to the All-Time Results and Standings of the Basketball Ireland National Leagues. First founded in 1973-74 after 27 years of the Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland All-Ireland Club and County Championshps, the National Basketball Leagues have two tiers in both Men’s and Women’s Basketball.

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The Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland was formed in 1947. After 25 years of All-Ireland Championships based on a Club & County basis like in the GAA, the ABAI created the first National Basketball League based on clubs in 1972-73.

In 1979-80 St. Vincent’s Killarney brought in two paid American Imports, contrary to the rules of the ABAI, but after taking no action against them for most of the season, they relented having seen how many fans it was bringing in, and allowed paid imports, changing the name of the Association to the Irish Basketball Association to reflect this. This era, from 1980-1991 is regarded by many in Irish Basketball as its “Golden Era”.

NBL Men’s Super League

BBI Men’s Super League 2003-Present; IBA Men’s Super League 1993-2003; IBBA Men’s Division 1 1979-1993; ABAI Men’s Division 1 1973-1979

National Basketball League Men’s Level 1 Standings

Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland National League Division 1 1975-1979

Irish Basketball Association National Basketball League Men’s Division 1 1979-1991

Irish Basketball Association Budweiser Men’s National League 1991-1993

Irish Basketball Association Men’s Super League 1993-2003

Basketball Ireland National League Men’s Super League 2003-2013

Basketball Ireland National League Men’s Premier League 2013-2016

Basketball Ireland National League Men’s Super League 2016-2019

National Basketball League Men’s Level 1 Results

BI NL Men’s Super League 2016-2020: 

2020-21 2019-20 2018-19 2017-18 

2016-17 

BI NL Men’s Premier League 2013-2016:  

2015-16 2014-15

IBA NL Men’s  Super League (Seasons):  

1997-98 1996-97 1995-96 1994-95 

1993-94 

IBA Men’s Budweiser NBL (Seasons):  1992-93 1991-92

IBA NBL Men’s Division 1 1979-1991 (Seasons): 1990-91

National Basketball Arena, Tallaght
National Basketball Arena, Tallaght

Picture Credit: Ross Mahon / Shutterstock (2021) TALLAGHT, IRELAND – MARCH 01, 2021: An aerial view of the National Basketball Arena in Tymon Park. [Accessed 4 May 2021]

The first Ladies National Basketball League was also formed around this time in the late-1970s. After a few seasons both Men’s and Ladies added a second division. In 1991, the Ladies League also got a slight name-change to the Women’s National Basketball League and in 1997 Divisions 1 & 2 were merged into one Super League. Below the Super League was a Women’s Regional League, playing 2-3 games a weekend for each team in the one venue.

NBL Women’s Super League

BBI Women’s Super League 2003-Present; IBA Women’s Super League 1997-2003; IBBA Women’s Division 1 1979-1997

National Basketball League Women’s Level 1 Standings

Irish Basketball Association Ladies National Basketball League 1979-1991

Irish Basketball Association Women’s National League Division 1 1991-1997

Irish Basketball Association Women’s Super League 1997-2003

Basketball Ireland National League Women’s Super League 2003-2013

Basketball Ireland National League Women’s Premier League 2013-2016

Basketball Ireland National League Women’s Super League 2016-2019

National Basketball League Women’s Level 1 Results

BBI NL Women’s Super League 2016-present: 

2020-21 2019-20 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17  

BI NL Women’s Premier League 2013-2016 (Seasons): 2015-16

IBA NBL Women’s Division 1 1991-1997 (Seasons):  1991-92

IBA NBL Ladies Division 1 1979-1991 (Seasons): 1990-91

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In 1991 the Association merged the Men’s Divisions 1 & 2 into one National Basketball League, with two conferences: North & South. at the same time it reduced the number of paid American Imports from two to one, thinking the Irish playerscould make the step up. The fans lost interest, however, with just one American on the teams, and it is regarded as the end of the “Golden Era”. After two seasons under this format, the two division set-up was reinstated, with Divisions 1 & 2 now named the Super League & Division 1.

The Irish Basketball Association was rebranded in 2003 as Basketball Ireland, and the two Conference (North & South) model was again reintroduced, although the two Division (2 levels) set-up was retained. The Women’s 2nd Level was reinstated at this time also, although the Women’s Divisions never had North & South Conferences.

In 2013 the Super League underwent a name-change to the Premier League, as a drastic attempt was made to fix the National Leagues and the massive debt Basketball Ireland had built up.   In 2016 the Super League brand made a comeback and by 2019 it was stated on the Basketball Ireland website that the €1.4 Million debt was paid off.

NBL Men’s Division 1

BBI Men’s Division 1 2003-Present; IBA Men’s Division 1 1993-2003; IBBA Men’s Division 2 1979-1991; ABAI Men’s Division 1977-1979

National Basketball League Men’s Level 2 Standings

Amateur Basketball Association of Ireland National League Division 2 1977-1979

Irish Basketball Association National Basketball League Men’s Division 2 1979-1991

Irish Basketball Association National Basketball League Men’s Division 1 1993-2003

Basketball Ireland National League Men’s Division 1 2003-2013

Basketball Ireland National League Men’s Division 1 2013-2019

National Basketball League Men’s Level 2 Results

BBI NL Men’s Division 1 2013-2020:

 2020-21 2019-20  2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16

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The Irish Basketball Association was rebranded in 2003 as Basketball Ireland, and the two Conference (North & South) model was again reintroduced, although the two Division (2 levels) set-up was retained. The Women’s 2nd Level was reinstated at this time also, although the Women’s Divisions never had North & South Conferences.

In 2013 the Super League underwent a name-change to the Premier League, as a drastic attempt was made to fix the National Leagues and the massive debt Basketball Ireland had built up.   In 2016 the Super League brand made a comeback and by 2019 it was stated on the Basketball Ireland website that the €1.4 Million debt was paid off.

NBL Women’s Division 1

BBI Women’s Division 1 2003-Present; IBA Women’s Regional League 1997-2003; IBBA Women’s Division 2 1991-1997; IBBA Ladies Division 2 1982-1991

National Basketball League Women’s Level 2 Standings

Irish Basketball Association National Basketball League Ladies Division 2 1982-1991

Irish Basketball Association National League Women’s Division 2 1991-1997

Basketball Ireland National League Women’s Division 1 2003-2013

Basketball Ireland National League Women’s Division 1 2013-2019

National Basketball League Women’s Level 2 Results

BBI NL Women’s Division 1 2013-2020: 

2020-21 2019-20 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16

IBA NBL Women’s Division 2 1991-1997 (Seasons):  1991-92

IBBA NBL Ladies Division 2 1979-1991 (Seasons): 1990-91

Basketball Ireland

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Men’s and Women’s Super Leagues (2003-Present) Men’s Divisions 1 and 2 (1975-2003) Ladies Divisions 1 and 2 (1979-2002).

Men’s and Women’s Super League National Cups, Men’s and Women’s Division 1 National Cups, Boys and Girls U19 and U19B National Cups. National Intermediate Cup Competitions.

All-Ireland Championships (1950-1975), Provincial Championships (1950-1975), National Basketball Cup (1969-1975), All-Ireland Club Championships (1950-1975).

Roy Curtis Tournament

Basketball Ireland Teams

All-Star Teams

International Basketball

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International Basketball Overview / Landing Page

Ireland at London 1948

Federation Internationale de Basket – Ireland in International Competitions

FIBA Europe Cup (2015-16); BIBF British and Irish Basketball Federation Cup (1980-1983); FIBA Europe Champions Cup (1961-1986);

Four Countries Tournaments (2016); BIBF British and Irish Basketball Federation Cup (1980-1983); Roy Curtis International Tournament (1971-1996)

Coming soon…

Coming soon…

Special Olympics World Gamesc Los Angeles 2015 (Ireland)

Schools Basketball

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Schools Basketball Landing Page

National Basketball Colleges Cup; Basketball Intervarsities

BIPPS All-Ireland Schools Finals (2003-2018); SBAI / ISBA All-Ireland Schools Finals (1995-2002)

All-Ireland Schools Basketball Cups Finals (1992-2018); All Results Boys & Girls U16-U19 (2015-2020)

All-Ireland Schools Basketball Leagues Finals (BIPPS 2003-2020 and ISBA / SBAI 1984-2003); All Results U19A Boys and Girls (2016-2019)

All-Ireland Schools Basketball Championship Finals (Girls 1974-1984)

Schools Basketball Inter-Regionals (1997-2003); Secondary Schoolgirls Association – Dublin Regional Basketball League (2009-2018); South East Schoolgirls Basketball (U19 and U16 2015-16)

Longford Primary Schools (2016); Roscommon Primary Schools (2019)

East Coast Area Boards

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Basketball Northern Ireland; North East Basketball; Dublin Ladies Basketball; Dublin Men’s Basketball; Midland Area Baskerball; South East Basketball; Cork Basketball

Basketball Northern Ireland

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

Dublin Ladies Basketball Board

Dublin Men’s Basketball Board

Midland Area Basketball Board (Kildare, Laois, Offaly, Westmeath)

South East Area Basketball Board (Kilkenny, Carlow, Wicklow, Wexford, Waterford)

Cork Ladies Area Board; Cork Men’s Basketball Board

West Coast Area Boards

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Kerry Area Basketball; North Munster Basketball; Galway Area Basketball; Mayo Area Basketball; North Connacht Basketball; North West Basketball

Kerry Area Basketball Board

North Munster Area Board; Clare Area Basketball Board (Clare, Limerick, Tipperary)

Galway Area Basketball Board

Mayo Area Basketball Board

LonLeitRos Area Basketball Board; Shannonside Basketball League; Sligo Area Basketball Board (Longford, Leitrim, Roscommon, Sligo, Westmeath)

North West Area Board; Donegal Area Basketball Board; Cavan Area Basketball Board (Donegal, Cavan, Monaghan, Sligo)

Other Basketball

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Other Basketball Overview Landing Page

Irish Wheelchair Basketball League 2015-2018

FIBA Europe 3×3 Basketball Qualifiers (Mens, Womens, U18) 2018

Dublin Indoor Sports Mixed Basketball 2016

Coming soon…

Connacht Community Games Basketball (2019); Mayo Community Games Basketball (1994-1995); Clare Community Games Basketball (2010-2018)

Macra na Feirme Basketball 1991

Basketball USA

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Basketball USA Overview / Landing Page

NBA 2002-2007 Final Standings (Pat Burke Record); NBA Preseasons 2019-2021; All NBA Leagues Final Tables 2019-20

WNBA 1997-1999 Final Standings

NBDL National Basketball Development League 2001-2005;

Coming soon…

Basketball Hall of Fame Classic Belfast 2017

Netball and World Basketball

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Netball; Korfball; Cestoball; Ringball Overview Landing Page

Netball Ireland Winter League; Netball Ireland Summer League

Netball World Championships (Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland); Commonwealth Games Netball (Northern Ireland); Netball Europe

Mixed Fast Fives

Dutch version of Basketball and Netball; Korfball World Championships

Argentinian version of Basketball and Netball; Argentinian Championship

South African version of Basketball and Netball; South African Championship

Eirball.Hockey Ice Hockey, Field Hockey & Shinty

Hockey has been played in Ireland in various forms for hundreds of years, and possibly had the same origins as Hurling. Played in Ireland at present include Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Inline Hockey, Ball Hockey, Roller Hockey, Unihoc, Floorball and Indoor Hockey. Shinty is a related sport derived from Hurling which is primarily played in Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.

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

Below you will find links to the Results and Tables of various competitions in Ireland:

Ice Hockey

Ice Hockey has been played in Ireland since the Two World Wars. There is currently the Elite Ice Hockey League (Pro – Aligned with the National Hockey League – Canada/USA) and the Cross-Border Cup (Irish League – Aligned with the International Ice Hockey Federation). the two versions have slightly different rules and rink sizes.

Inline Hockey and versions of Unihoc such as Floorball and Ball Hockey are also played.

Below you will find links to the index pages & sub-pages of various Competitions:

Irish Ice Hockey

The is the Eirball Index Page to the All-Time Results & Standings of Irish Ice Hockey Leagues. Ice Hockey has been played in Ireland since 1940 when the first Leagues were played in Belfast during WW2, mostly by Canadian Soldiers stationed there during the War but also by Irish Ice Hockey players. Leagues have come and gone since with the most recent being the Cross-Border Cup from 2016-17 to the present.

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Ice Hockey has been played in Ireland since 1940 when it was first introduced by Canadian soldiers serving in Northern Ireland during World War II. This page provides a link to the Final Standings and Results of various Leagues in Ireland since then.

The greatest Irish Ice Hockey League of all time was the Irish Ice Hockey League of 2007 to 2010, when the Dundalk Ice Dome was open, and the league featured teamswhich could compete in Europe.

Irish Ice Hockey League

Irish Ice Hockey League 2007-2010; IIHA Challenge Cups 2014-2016; Cross Border Cup 2016-2019.

Irish Ice Hockey Leagues Level 1:

Irish Ice Hockey Association | Cross-Border Cup Division A 2016-2019

IIHA Cross-Border Cup Division A:  

 2019-20 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 

Irish Ice Hockey Association | Challenge Cups 2014-2016

IIHA Challenge Cups: 2015-16 2014 

IIHA | Irish Ice Hockey League 2007-2010

IIHA Irish Ice Hockey League A League: 

2008-09 2009-10

Carlsberg Irish Ice Hockey League: 

 1992 1990-91

Irish Ice Hockey Exhibitions: 1986-87

Ulster Ice Hockey League Seasons

IIHA Ulster Ice Hockey League: 1949-50 1950-51

Northern Ireland Ice Hockey League: 1940

Irish Ice Hockey Leagues Tier 2:

Irish Ice Hockey Association | Cross-Border Cup Division B 2017-2019

IIHA Cross-Border Cup Division B:

2019-20 2018-19 2017-18

Irish Ice Hockey League | Development Division 2007-2010

Irish Ice Hockey League Recreational Division:2009-10  2008-09 

Carlsberg Irish Ice Hockey Challenge Matches: 1990-91

Irish Ice Hockey League Level 3 Seasons

Irish Ice Hockey League Development Division: 2009-10

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Ice Hockey

IIIHA Irish Ice Hockey Association

Irish Ice Hockey Association; Celtic Ice Hockey Leagues; Elite Ice Hockey Leagues

IIHA Cross-Border Cup 2016-Present; Irish Ice Hockey League 2007-2010; Carlsberg Irish Ice League 1990-1992; Ulster Ice Hockey League 1949-1951; Northern Ireland Ice Hockey League 1940

Celtic Cup; Scottish Ice Hockey Leagues

Elite Ice Hockey League; Ice Hockey Super League

National Hockey League (North America); American Hockey Leagues (USA); Canadian Hockey Leagues (Canada); Champions Hockey League System (Europe); Kontinental Hockey League System (Russia)

International Ice Hockey Federation (Ireland’s Record)

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Inline & Unihoc

Inline Hockey

Irish Inline Hockey League; Northern Ireland Inline Hockey Leagues; Dublin Inline Hockey Leagues; Cork Inline Hockey Leagues

Unihoc Tournaments

Field Hockey

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Field Hockey

IHU All-Ireland Championship; IHU Irish Senior Cup

Hockey Ireland; FIH Hockey; Provincial Hockey; Schools & Colleges Hockey; Indoor Hockey

EY Hockey League Men’s & Women’s; Irish Hockey League Men’s & Women’s; Irish Senior Cup Men’s & Women’s

Connacht Hockey; Leinster Hockey; Munster Hockey; Ulster Hockey; South East Hockey.

Men’s & Women’s FIH World Cup; International Series

Mauritius Cup Colleges Hockey; Schools Hockey

Irish Indoor Hockey

World Hockey

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World Ball Hockey

IRHA

Roller Hockey; Bandy; Ball Hockey; Floorball; Ringette

Irish Roller Hockey Leagues; Portugal Roller Hockey

Bandy Super League (Russia)

World Ball Hockey Federation (Ireland’s Record)

Special Olympics Floorball

Nova Scotia Ringette

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Camanachd Association Logo

Shinty & World Hockey

Scottish Shinty; Manx Cammag; Canadian Ringette; Traditional Hockey; Chaco Indian Hockey

Scottish Shinty; Manx Cammag; Choule Crosse (Normandy); Chaco Indian Hockey (South America); Canadian Ringette

Shinty matches in Ireland; Camanachd Association; Women’s Camanachd Association; Scottish Universities Shinty.

Manx Cammag

Choule Crosse (Normandy)

Chaco Indian Hockey (South America)

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

Baseball Ireland Cage Leagues 2021-Present

Irish Baseball Leagues 1942-1988

Baseball Ireland Teams 1997-2022

Irish Baseball Awards and Records

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International Baseball

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

Arizona Fall League

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

Rounders.world World Rounders

Rounders is a traditional Irish and British form of Baseball and Softball, and thought to be the ancestor to both. Variations of the game are also played in Wales (British Baseball), Finland (Pesapallo) and throughout Scandinavia.

Rounders Bat and Ball

Rounders

All Rounders Landing Page

GAA Rounders

Wexford Community Games Rounders

GAA Alpen Cup

Rounders Home Internationals

Rounders England; National Rounders Association

Schools Sports Victoria Rounders

FINLAND – CIRCA 1995: a stamp printed in the Finland shows Paivi Ikola, Pesapallo Player, National Sport of Finland, circa 1995

World Baseball Codes

Welsh Baseball Union; Welsh Ladies Baseball Union

Pesäpallo Superpesis; Pesäpallo at the Finnish Embassy in Ireland

Brännboll World Cup

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

Alternatively use the

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

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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

Schools Sport Victoria Rounders

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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.

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Celtic Sports

Camanachd Association, Women’s Camanachd Association

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

Manx Cammag

Cornish Hurling

Liga Galega de Futbol Gaelico

Ligue Bretonne de Football Gaelique

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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.

Atlantic Sports

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

Calcio Storico Fiorentino

Georgian Lelo Burti

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

Traditional Sports and Games of Normandy – La Choule

Scandinavian Baseball (Finnish Pesapallo)

Eirball.futbol 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.

Eirball.club Rugby

The Eirball.club Rugby website is intended to be an All-Time Archive of Irish Rugby Union and Rugby League and Irish Rugby players abroad. It is an ongoing project and part of the eirball.ie – Irish, North American and World Sports Archives

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Irish Rugby Union

All-Ireland League

Connacht Provincial Rugby

Leinster Provincial Rugby

Munster Provincial Rugby

Ulster Provincial Rugby

Dublin Metropolitan Rugby

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International Rugby Board

IRB World Cup

Celtic Rugby Ltd – Celtic League, Pro 12, Pro 14, United Rugby Championship.

Super XV Rugby, Premiership Rugby, Top 14 Rugby

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Women’s Rugby

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Other Rugby

Irish Wheelchair Rugby League

Rugby Sevens

IRFU Tag Rugby Union

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Rugby League

Rugby League Ireland

Eirball.world Lacrosse & 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 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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World Sports

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

Polo Ireland, IPC Polocrosse World Cup

Trinity Indian Society, Pro Kabaddi

UCD Sepak Takraw Club, Sepak Takraw League

Mesoamerican Ulama / Pok-ta-Pok

Choctaw Stickball

Calcio Storico (Fiorentino), Chandimu (Tanzania), Lelo Burti (Georgia), Kemari (Japan), Cuju (China), Marn Grook (Australian Aboriginal).

World Basketball: Korfball (Netherlands), Cestoball (Argentina), Ringball (South Africa); World Hockey: Ringette (Canada), Choule Crosse (Normandy, France), Chaco Indian Hockey (South America); World Racquet Sports: Hanetsuki (Japan), Road Tennis (Barbados)

Eirball.website Water Polo

Water Polo has been played in Ireland for over 100 years, and there is currently a National League in Men’s, Women’s and Underage Categories as well as National Cups. The Irish Water Polo Association was founded in 1964. There is also a Men’s Leinster League below the three National League Divisions. Associated sports include Canoe Polo and Underwater Hockey.

Home Page for the Eirball Irish Water Polo, Canoe Polo and Underwater Hockey Archives.

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Water Polo & Related Sports

Irish Water Polo Association; Swim Ireland Water Polo; Ireland Water Polo Men’s and Women’s National Leagues

Irish School and College Water Polo

Leinster Water Polo

Ireland Water Polo Internationals; Scottish Water Polo

Munster Polo League

Irish Underwater Hockey League

Eirball.tennis Net & Racquet Sports

The Eirball.tennis Irish Volleyball & Racquet Sport Archive is intended to be an All-Time Archive of Irish Volleyball, Badminton, Tennis, Squash, Table Tennis and other Racquet Sports’ Results.

It is an ongoing project.

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Volleyball

Volleyball Ireland Leagues & Cups, Northern Ireland Volleyball Leagues and Cups; Schools & Colleges Volleyball Cups; International Volleyball – Ireland’s record; Regional Spikeball (5v5 East Region, South Region, West Region); Beach Volleyball

Volleyball Ireland Men’s and Women’s Leagues, Cups and Championships

Northern Ireland Volleyball Ireland Men’s and Women’s Leagues, Cups and Championships

Student Sport Ireland Volleyball League. Schools Volleyball Cups

East Region, South Region, West Region

Beach Volleyball Ireland Tour

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Badminton

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

Irish Open, Irish Nationals, Connacht/Leinster/Munster/Ulster Opens

Badminton Premier League, Irish Nationals, Irish Club Cups, Badminton County & District Leagues: Dublin & District, Louth, Meath, Midlands, South West Leinster, Wicklow, Cork County, Galway County, Ulster, North Down.

Student Sport Ireland Badmintion League. Badminton Ireland Primary School Championships

Meath Badminton Association Championships

Connaught Community Games

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Racquet Sports

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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