Individual

Individual Sports (sometimes played in pairs) played in Ireland include:

Racquet Sports Tennis ,Badminton (Sub-Pages: Badminton Ireland  ,Badminton Leagues , Badminton Counties) ,Squash ,Table Tennis ,Real Tennis ,Padel

Target Sports Golf , Bowling & Curling (Sub-Pages: Lawn BowlsIndoor BowlingTenpin BowlingPetanque ) Snooker & Pool , Croquet , Curling , Darts ,Archery ,Target Shooting

Olympic Sports Athletics , Swimming , Winter Sports , Orienteering

Power Sports  Boat Sports , Bicycle Sports , Motorsport ,Drone Racing

Racing Harness Racing

Combat Sports Martial Arts ,Fencing ,Gladiating , Sumo , WWE , MMA

Games Bridge , Chess

Dancing & Musical Sports Cheerleading

Badminton

Below you will find links to various competitions at National, Provincial & County Level in Ireland:

International Badminton

Badminton Ireland International Invitational | Grade E (Seasons):

2019

Badminton Ireland International Invitational | Grade F (Seasons):

2019

Badminton Ireland International Invitational | Grade G (Seasons):

2019

Badminton Ireland International Invitational | Grade H (Seasons):

2019

Badminton Ireland International Competitions (Rolls of Honour):

Badminton Ireland | Irish Open Men’s Singles 2012-2016

Badminton Ireland

Badminton Ireland organizes Graded National Competitions in Men’s, Ladies & Mixed, with those awarded part of Ranking counting towards the National Ranking for Singles & Doubles.

It also organizes the Irish Open, which is an International Tournament.

Below you will find links to various Competitions in Ireland:

Badminton Ireland Competitions (Rolls of Honour):

Badminton Ireland National Champions Ladies Singles 1912-Present

Badminton Ireland National Champions Men’s Singles 1912-Present

Badminton Ireland National Champions Ladies Doubles 1923-Present

Badminton Ireland National Champions Men’s Doubles 1912-Present

Badminton Ireland | Tournaments (Seasons):

2019-20

Badminton Ireland | Underage Tournaments (Seasons):

2019-20

Badminton Leagues

Badminton Leagues (Decade / Era Overview) 

Following reorganisation of the Badminton Leagues in 2010, a National Grading System was brought in for Players and Teams, with Leagues ranked 1-7 or A-G Nationally, thus Grade E, for example, might be the top Level in a County, but would be considered Level 5 Nationally.

The Badminton Premier League is Grade 0, corresponding to Grade 2 Internationally, and is run by Leinster Badminton rather than Dublin & District Leagues & Cups (DDLC), which runs Leagues Grade 1-9 in Dublin.

Badminton Ireland:

Irish Club Championships | (Overviews):

Badminton Ireland | Irish Club Cups Grade A 2013-2016

Irish Club Championships | Grade C (Seasons):

2017-18

Leinster Badminton:

Leinster Badminton | Badminton Premier League 2015-2018

Badminton Premier League (Seasons):

2016-17 2017-18

For more on Badminton County Leagues, see https://eirball.ie/badminton-leagues/ and County Championships see: https://eirball.ie/badminton-counties/

Tennis & Real Tennis

Davis Cup International Tennis (Seasons) :

Euro/African Zone:

1991

Tennis Ireland:

Tennis Ireland | Senior Tournaments (Seasons):

2019

for more on Tennis Leagues, see: https://eirball.ie/tennis-leagues/

Squash & Racquetball

European Squash

European Team Championships | Division 2 Men’s (Seasons):

2019

European Masters Individual Championships (Seasons):

2019

Squash Ireland

Squash Ireland | Irish Open (Seasons):

2019

Squash Ireland | Irish Junior Open (Seasons):

1991

Squash Ireland | Open Tournaments (Seasons):

1991

Squash Ireland | Men’s Grade A Finals (Seasons):

1991

Squash Ireland | Women’s Grade A Finals (Seasons):

1991

Squash Leagues

Leinster Squash League (Decade / Era Overview):

Leinster Squash League | Men’s Premier 2013-2017

Leinster Squash League | Premier Women 2013-2017

Table Tennis

Home Nations

Veterans Home Nations Championships | Team Events (Seasons):

2019

Real Tennis

Irish Real Tennis Association:

Real Tennis is the sport of Kings: It was played by only royalty in the Middle Ages, and is played indoors on an asymmetrical court with galleries (openings) with a roof alomg one side. the wall come up to the edge of the court.

Irish Real Tennis Association | Open Finals 2003-2018

Padel

About

Padel is a Racquet Sport played with a Tennis-Racquet sized Paddle (as in Table Tennis) hence the name. It is played on a court resembling a Tennis court with a net and fences surrounding the playing area which come right up to the playing area. When the ball hits the fence and bounces back it is still in play. Hitting and serving is underarm.

Padel Federation of Ireland | Premiere Padel League | Grupo 450-600 (Seasons):

2018

Golf

Golf, while a Scottish Game with Celtic Roots, is very popular in Ireland, with Irish Professionals on the European and US PGA Tours counting among the most successful.

There are clubs throughout Ireland which hold Prize Day tournaments with a number of Tours in Ireland with weekly tournaments held at a different club each week.

Below are links to tournaments in Ireland:

Professional Golfers Association | PGA Tour (Irish Golfers) (Seasons):

2018

Irish Golf Tournaments:

Irish Golf | Sean Flanagan Leukaemia Trust Pro-Am 1991

for Irish Golf County Prize Days see: https://eirball.ie/golf/

Snooker & Pool

Snooker is played on a table covered with a green baize and with six holes (pockets) at the four corners and halfway down both sides.

The object of the game is to use a white ball (hit with a cue) to knock coloured balls into pockets. The balls are worth different points for each colour from 1 (red) to 7 (Black).

Variations on the game include Pool (smaller table and two sets of balls – stripes and spots); Billiards and Bagatelle.

Below you will find the Results and Rankings of various competitions in Ireland:

RIBSA Senior Snooker Events:

Republic of Ireland Billiards and Snooker Association | Senior Event Top 10 Snooker Rankings 2001-2017

Lawn Bowls

Results & Tables of Lawn Bowls Competitions in Ireland are to be found below:

Irish Lawn Bowls

Irish Lawn Bowls | Bowling League of Ireland | Men’s Division 1 2007-2012

Northern Ireland Bowling Association

Northern Ireland Bowling Association | Division 1 2016-2018

Tenpin Bowling

Tenpin Bowling is a version of Skittles or Bowling played with a much bigger, heavier ball.

There are Bowling alleys throughout Ireland.

The Results & Tables of various competitions are to be found below:

Irish Open Tenpin Bowling | Men’s Championship (Seasons):

1991

Irish Open Tenpin Bowling | Women’s Championship (Seasons):

1991

Indoor Bowling

Indoor Bowling was invented in the 1950s by two South Africans in Wales who wanted to play Bowls over Winter.

Below you will find the results & tables of various competitions in Ireland:

Irish Indoor Bowling Championships:

Irish Indoor Bowling Championships (Seasons):

1991

for more on Irish Indoor Bowling, including Zone Leagues see: https://eirball.ie/indoor-bowling/

Petanque

Petanque, also known as Boules is the version of Bowling played at the foot of the Eiffel Tower and throughout France.

The Results of Petanque Competitions in Ireland are to be found below:

Petanque Celtic Challenge:

2012

Irish Petanque Association | Finals (Overviews):

Irish Petanque Association | IPA Singles 2007-2015

Irish Petanque Association | IPA Doubles 2007-2015

Irish Petanque Association | IPA Triples 2007-2015

Curling

Curling

WCF | European Curling Championships 2004-2012

World Curling Federation | European Curling Championships Men 2017-2018

Croquet

Croquet Association of Ireland Logo [Ref; 2]

The origins of Croquet are unclear, it may have been played in the Middle Ages, and possibly even have passed down from ancient times. The first mention of Croquet, however, is in the Field in 1858, which mentions meetings of the Co. Meath Croquet Cracks. the players were mostly young and met at each others houses, and one player, George Annesley Pollock of Oatlands and Newcastle, Co. Meath, laid out the rules under the pseudonym “corncrake” and called them “The Rules of the Oatlands Club” – the first Croquet Rules in the World. [Ref: 1]

It is game played on a lawn with two players or four, and two balls, which each player hits with a mallet, attempting to get it through hoops inserted into the lawn.

Croquet Association of Ireland

Croquet Association of Ireland Irish Championships Singles 1990-Present

References

Websites

[1] Croquet Ireland (2019) A History of Croquet in Ireland [Internet] Available from: http://croquetireland.com/node/4 [Accessed 29 May 2020]

Images

[2] Croquet Ireland (2019) logo [Internet] Available from: http://croquetireland.com/themes/custom/zircroq/logo.png [Accessed 29 May 2020]

Darts

Darts is a British game played in pubs throughout Ireland. A small dart is thrown at a target which has 20 numbers segments (scoring 1-20), with double and triple points scored for hitting smaller zones in each segment nearer the centre of the Dart board. The centre (the Bull’s Eye) scores 50. players must finish on a double. Points are scored downwards from 501 to zero.

There is a League in most counties with pubs entering teams. There is also a Pro Circuit in Britain which Irish players can enter.

For the results of County Pub Leagues see: https://eirball.ie/darts/

Archery

An ancient sport, with clubs in Ireland promoting Archery and Crossbow.

Below you will find links to various Tournaments in Ireland:

Archery Ireland:

Archery Ireland | Leinster Indoor Open 2018

Target Shooting

Target Shooting

A small number of Olympic Target Shooting Clubs exist in Ireland.

Pistols, Rifles, and Crossbows are among the weapons used. It is governed by Target Shooting Ireland, and is the Olympic Sport.

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

Target Shooting Ireland:

Target Shooting Ireland | Fingal SC Airgun Open 2018

Athletics

Athletics

Athletics has a long and distinguished presence in Ireland, with numerous Summer Olympics Medal winners.

Below you will find a link to the Results of various Disciplines from Track & Field to Cross-Country:

National Track & Field League:

Athletics Ireland | National Track & Field League | Premier Men 2007-2009

Athletics Ireland | National Track & Field League | Final Premier Men 2014-2018

Athletics Ireland | National Track & Field League | Premier Women Final 2007-2009

Athletics Ireland | National Track & Field League | Premier Women Final 2014-2017

Snow Sports

There is a small amount of Winter Sports in Ireland. Apart from the Ice Hockey & Inline Hockey Leagues (see Elite Ice Hockey LeaguesIrish Ice Hockey LeaguesInternational Ice HockeyInline HockeyFloorball / Ball Hockey / Unihoc ) and Curling (see Curling ) there is also an artificial Ski Slope at Kilternan in Dublin, and Irish Teams have entered Ice Skating and Bobsleigh competitions abroad.

Ski Club of Ireland | Giant Slalom League Race (Seasons):

2015-16

Swimming & Diving

There are a number of Swimming disciplines competed for in Ireland, including diving, open sea, and the pool disciplines such as Freestyle and Medley.

This website shall focus on the Open Sea Swimming such as the Liffey Swim (Dublin City’s main river) and Swimming around Ireland’s coasts.

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

Leinster Open Sea:

Leinster Open Sea | Dublin City Liffey Swim 1920-2019

Irish Open Swimming Championships:

Irish Open Swimming Championships | Men 400m LC Freestyle Relay 2015-2017

Irish Open Swimming Championships |Women 400m LC Freestyle Relay 2015-2017

Irish Open Swimming Championships | Men 800m LC Freestyle Relay 2015-2017

Irish Open Swimming Championship | Women 800m LC Freestyle Relay 2015-2016

Orienteering

Orienteering Ireland

There are a number of Provincial & County Orienteering Leagues in Ireland:

  1. Leinster League & Dublin by Night League in Leinster.
  2. South East League in the South East
  3. Munster League & Kingdom League (Kerry) in Munster.

Dublin by Night | Long (Level 1) (Seasons):

2018

Harness Racing

Harness Racing is Pony & Trap, similar to Chariot Racing. Draught Horses are employed rather than Throroughbreds.

Irish Harness Racing Association | Leaderboard (Seasons):

2019

Irish Harness Racing Association | Race Winners (Seasons):

2019

Irish Harness Racing Association | All-Ireland Trot Series (Seasons):

2019

Irish Harness Racing Association | All-Ireland Pace Series (Seasons):

2019

Boat Sports

Kayaking, Canoe Polo & Speedboat Racing are among the North american & World Boat Sports which take place in and around Ireland.

Below you will find links to the results of various competitions in Ireland and involving Irish teams & Competitors:

Speedboat racing:

Powerboat Racing | Irish Team Records

Bicycle Sports

cycling_ireland

Cycling Ireland Logo [Ref: 3]

Cycling Ireland | Irish National Cyclo-Cross Chamionships (Season):

2017 2018

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Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking Association of Dublin | Club Champions 2005-2017

Image References

Header Image

[1] 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]
Featured Image
[2] Cycling Ireland (2017) Darnell Moore | 2018 Irish National Cyclo-Cross Champion [Internet] Available from: http://www.cyclingireland.ie/Uploads/new/Darnellcx.jpg%5BAccessed 23 August 2019]
Logos Images
[3] Cycling Ireland (2017) Cycling Ireland Logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.cyclingireland.ie/images/cycling_ireland.jpg [Accessed 23 August 2019]
[4] Mountain Biking Association of Dublin (2001) MAD Logo [Internet] Available from: http://madmtb.com/v2_0/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/MAD-LOGO-FINAL_2001.png [Accessed 12 August 2019]

Motorsport

There are a number of Motorsport disciplines raced in Ireland, including Rally, Autocross, Rallycross, Hill Cimbing and Trials. Motorsport Ireland is the National Governing Body for Motorsports.

In addition to Motorsport Ireland, there are a number of Stock Car Racing Tracks in Ireland which run Championships in Bangers, Hot Rods & Stock Rods. Stock Car Racing is the Big American Motorsport, and is run by NASCAR, which is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Below you will find links to the Results of various disciplines:

Motorsport Ireland

Motorsport Ireland | Race Winners (Seasons):

2019

Car Racing (Overviews):

Motorsport Ireland Leinster Trophy Car Race 1934-Present

International Leinster Trophy Car Race (Tallaght Circuit) 1935-1949 (Car Racing)

Autocross:

Motorsport Ireland | National Autocross Championship | Specials 2012-2017

Motorcycle Racing (Overviews):

Leinster 200 Motorcycle Race (Tallaght Circuit) 1935-1949

Stock Car Racing

Short Oval Racing Association | Tipperary Raceway (Overviews):

Short Oval Racing Association Tipperary Raceway Nationals 2014-Present

SOHRA (Tipperary Raceway)| Stock Car Race Winners (Seasons):

2019

Waterford Raceway | Class 1 (Seasons):

2019

Waterford Raceway | Stock Rods (Seasons):

2019

DMC Race Promotions (Northern Ireland) | Stock Car Race Winners (Seasons):

2019

Karting

Student Sport Ireland Karting Championship (Seasons):

2019-20

Drone Racing

The first Irish Drone Racing Championships were held in 2015.

Droned Ireland | Irish Drone Racing Nationals (Overviews):

Droned Ireland | Irish Drone Racing Nationals 2015-2018

Martial Arts

There are a number of Martial arts in Ireland, the most popular of which would be Karate, Judo & Taekwondo.

Karate:

International Japan Karate Association Ireland | Irish National Championships (Years):

2000

Fencing

Fencing Ireland | Medal Winners (Major Tournaments) (Seasons):

2018-19

Gladiating

Gladiating is a fun version of the ancient Roman military combat as was seen on US and British TV Programs from the 1990s onwards.

Various types of combat or adventure-like tasks are engaged in by teams of players.

There are a couple of venues in Ireland where people can engage in Gladiator Weekends:

Adventure Park (Watergrasshill, Co. Cork): https://www.adventurepark.ie/

Team Building Ireland (Kippure, Blessington, Co. Wicklow): https://teambuildingireland.com/corporate-family-fun-day/

Sumo

Irish International Sumo Wrestlers

John Gunning Irish Sumo Wrestler

WWE

World Wrestling Entertainment

WWE World Wrestling Entertainment Irish Wrestlers 2001-Present

MMA

Ultimate Fighting Championship

UFC Ultimate Fighting Championship Irish Fighters