About Eirball

The Eirball Irish, North American and World Sports Archive is a Private Research Project by Enda Mulcahy that grew out of a successful Web Master Design Course in the Irish Academy of Computer Training.

Initially comprising an archive of the results & tables of 12 Major League and Alternative Sports Leagues in Ireland: American Football, Basketball, Ice Hockey, Baseball, Netball, Australian Football, Rugby League, Lacrosse, Volleyball, Water Polo, Olympic Handball and Futsal (Indoor Soccer) it has since become an ongoing Research Project, that has grown to include the Gaelic Athletic Association Sports, Soccer, Rugby Union, Hockey, Cricket, and the World and Celtic Sports which are just starting in Ireland. Other Alternative sports such as Ultimate (Frisbee), Roller Derby, Orienteering, Dodgeball, Surfing, Quidditch and Wall-Climbing are being added.

More recently the Eirball archive has started researching, compiling and writing up the Individual Sports such as the Olympic Sports (Athletics, Swimming, Winter Sports, X-Games, Boxing, Wrestling, Karate, Fencing, Weightlifting, Gymnastics and more Modern Combat Sports such as the Modern American Combat Sports (WWE, MMA, UFC, Gladiating), Traditional Irish Sports (Bare-Knuckle Boxing, Medieval Sports e.g. Jousting), Modern Martial Arts (Judo, Tae Kwo Do), and World Combat Sports (Sumo and Kickboxing).

Implement Sports, a collective term for sports played with a racquet, club, cue or mallet have also been included, such as Badminton, Tennis, Squash, Table Tennis, Racketlon, Real Tennis, Racquetball, Padel, Golf, Snooker, Croquet and Polo & Polocrosse.

Target Sports have also been added such as Bowling (Lawn, Tenpin, Road and Indoor), Curling, Petanque (Boules), Darts, Archery, Crossbow, Target Shooting, Jugger, Paintball-Airsoft, Laser Tag (Quasar) and Capture the Flag.

Work has started on Power and Racing Sports: Boat Sports (Rowing, Sailing, Canoeing, Speedboat), Bike Sports (Cycling, Mountain Biking, BMX and Motorbike Racing), Motorsports (Motorsport Ireland, Mondello Park, Stock Car Racing), Air Racing (Drone Racing, Air Racing, Hot Air Ballooning), Horse Racing, Equestrian, Harness Racing, Polo & Polocrosse, Greyhound Racing, Pigeon Racing and Modern American Racing & Power Sports (Texas Rodeo, Montana Cowboy Polo, Alaska Dog Mushing, Colorado Pack Burro Racing)

Research has started on the Games: Card Games, Board Games, Table Football, RPGs and LARPS, Computer Games, Wargames and Childrens Games; and also on Musical & Dance Sports: Cheerleading, Ballroom Dancing, Modern American Dance, Fiddle Contests, Battle of the Bands, Rap Contests.