A number of Sports using the principle of Hand-to-Hand or Team Combat & Weapons are played in Ireland:

Hand-to-Hand Combat Sports:


Martial Arts


Team Combat Sports

Jugger (A team sport that is like a cross between American Football and Medieval Combat)

Paintball / Airsoft (Sports using Paintball or Pellet Guns where two teams engage in battle in scenarios such as WW2 Village, Wild West, Desert Storm.)

Laser Tag (like Paintball only played in indoor arenas and using laser guns. An example would be Quasar.

Capture the Flag (Team Combat using Computers as a weapon – defending your own computers while trying to disable the enemies. Ethical Hacking is employed.

Target Sports:



Target Shooting