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

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, Netball, Australian Rules, Rugby League, Lacrosse, Volleyball, Water Polo, Olympic Handball, Futsal), British Sports (Soccer, Rugby Union, Hockey, Cricket, Badminton, Tennis, Squash, Table Tennis, Golf, Bowling, Croquet, Snooker), Gaelic Games (Gaelic Football, Hurling-Camogie, Handball, International Rules, Poc Fada, Rounders, Basque Pelota, Medieval Football & Hurling, Scottish Shinty, Welsh Baseball) World Sports (Dutch Korfball, Russian Bandy, Finnish Pesapallo, Indian Kabaddi, Iranian Polo, Malaysian-Thai Sepak Takraw, South African Ringball, Choctaw Stickball, Aztec-Maya Ulama, Aboriginal Marn Grook), Alternative Sports (Ultimate Frisbee, Quidditch, Dodgeball, Roller Derby, Jugger, Paintball-Airsoft, Laser Tag, Capture the Flag, E-Sports)
 
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 as far as results are concerned bar the most recent seasons.
 
This archive has been researched for the past five years 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.
 
Unfortunately, due to time pressures (and also lack of knowledge of behalf of the author) it is not possible to include the Individual Sports, so if there is anyone out there who thinks they can do the same for these sports Eirball would love to hear from you, and we could link our websites.
 
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. 

Images: Irish American Football Association Logo 2001-2003 [Ref: 1] Dublin Celts Shamrock Bowl II Winners 1987 [Ref: 2] 

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.

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

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 

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

Commonwealth Sports

5. 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

6. Australian Rules : Known results for the Australian Football League Ireland (2000-present) and AFL Ireland Women’s League (2017-present). 

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

7. Rugby League : Known results for each season of the Irish Rugby League (1996-present),

Irish Rugby LeagueInternational Rugby LeagueRugby League NinesTag Rugby League

8. Netball Final Tables for the Winter League back to 2009, Results back to 2015-16.

Atlantic Sports 

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

Volleyball IrelandVolleyball National CupsNorthern Ireland VolleyballSchools & Colleges VolleyballSpikeballBeach Volleyball 

10. 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 

11. Olympic HandballResults & 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)

12. Futsal Final Tables for the National Leagues 2007 to Present ( FAI Futsal Cup). Results since 2015-16. Regional Leagues dating back to 2015 (Athletic Union League Futsal League & Emerald Futsal League). 

British Sports

British Team Sports

13. 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

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

Rugby SevensTag RugbyTouch RugbyWheelchair Rugby

15. 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.

16. Cricket

Racquet Sports 

 17. Tennis & Real Tennis 

 18. Badminton Results & Final Tables for Badminton Premier League from 2015-16 to Present. Badminton County League Results from 2015-16 to Present. (Sub-Pages: Badminton IrelandBadminton Leagues , Badminton Counties)

 19. Squash (Leinster Squash League Final Tables from 2015-Present)

20. Table Tennis & Padel

Ball & Target Sports 

21. Golf 

22. Snooker & Pool

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

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

24. Croquet

Gaelic Games

GAA Major Sports

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

 26. Football : Provinces & Counties: GAA All-Ireland FootballLadies Football / GAA Britain Counties: GAA LondonGAA WarwickshireGAA World Counties Counties: GAA United StatesGAA CanadaGAA AustralasiaGAA EuropeGAA Asia. In addition there are Gaelic Football Leagues played entirely by natives in villages as in Ireland, in Brittany (NW France) and Galicia (NW Iberia): Breton FootballGalician Football 

27. Camogie 

28. Ladies Football

Minor Gaelic Games

29. Handball  / World Handball (European Pro Wallball Tour 2016-Present)

30. 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).

31. 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 .

32. 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.

Celtic Sports 

33. 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)

34. Medieval Football & Hurling Cornish Hurling & Manx Cammag

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

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

World Sports

European Sports 

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

39. Bandy & Ball Hockey (Russian version of Ice Hockey – played with a ball rather than puck. Results of Ireland in Ball Hockey World Championships)

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

Asian & African Sports 

41. Polo & Polocrosse (Irianian & Australian sports played on horseback – Ireland’s Results in Polorosse World Cup 2001-present

42. Kabaddi (Indian Tag-Game – popular throughout South Asia)

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

44. Ringball (South African version of Basketball)

Aboriginal Australian & Native American Sports:

45. Marn Grook (Australian Aboriginal sports)

46. Stickball (Choctaw Native American version of Baseball)

47.  (Aztec & Maya Native Mexican team game where hips are used to propel a ball part opponents)

Timed

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

Olympic Sports:

49. Athletics & Orienteering

50. Swimming & Diving

51. Winter Sports

52. Gymnastics & Weighlifting

Racing:

53. Horse Racing.

54. Greyhound Racing.

55. Pigeon Racing.

56. Harness Racing

Power Sports:

57. Boat Sports Canoeing & Kayaking, Sailing, Rowing, Speedboats.

58. Cycling Cycling, BMX, Mountain Biking.

59. Motorsport: Formula 1, Rallying, Autocross, Motocross, Stock Car Racing

60. Air & Drone Racing: Hot Air Ballooning, Air Racing.

Combat Sports

Traditional Combat Sports

61. Boxing

62. Wrestling

63. Fencing

Target Sports

64. Darts

65. Archery

66. Target Shooting

Modern American & World Combat

67. Martial Arts

68. WWE, MMA & Gladiating

69. Kickboxing, Sumo & World Combat

Modern Team Combat Sports

70. Jugger

71. Paintball / Airsoft

72. Laser Tag

Alternative Sports & X-Games 

Alternative Team Sports

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

74. Quidditch First Irish Championship 2019.

Other Team Sports

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

77. Kickball

78. Dodgeball

X-Games

79. Surfing

80. Wall-Climbing

81. X-Games

E-Sports

82. E-Sports Fantasy NFL Ireland. 2015-present, Other Irish American Football Fantasy Leagues, Madden NFL Leagues.

83. Robot Football

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

Major League Sports (Irish Abroad)

Major Leagues 

85. 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.

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

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

World American Football: NFL InternationalAmerican Football World Cups , Canadian Football LeaguesMexican American Football LeaguesJapanese American FootballEuropean American FootballAsia-Pacific American FootballAfrican & Latin American Football

86. World Basketball

87. World Ice Hockey /

88. World Baseball-Softball 

World Sports 

89. World Soccer 

90. World Rugby Union

91. World Hockey

92. World Cricket

Global Sports

93. Australian Football League

94. World Rugby League

95. World Lacrosse

96. World Futsal

Indigineous World Sports

Indigineous World Sports

97. Aztec  Ulama 

97. Maya Pok-ta-Pok

99. Australian Marn Grook

World National Sports

National Sports (World)

100. South African Ringball

101. Russian Bandy

102. Portuguese Roller Hockey

103. Finnish Pesapallo,

104. German Olympic Handball

105. Scottish Water Polo

106. Malaysian & Sepak Takraw

107. Indian Kabaddi

State Sports (USA)

State Sports

108. Massachusetts Basketball & Volleyball

109. Minnesota Ice Hockey

110. Maryland Jousting

111. Texas Rodeo

112. Colorado Pack Burro Racing

113. Alaskan Dog Mushing

114. Californian & Hawaiian Surfing

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Image References [1] Lucky Show – Irish American Football (2016) IAFA Logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.luckyshow.org/football/pics/IAFA.jpg [Accessed 5 June 2017] [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]