Individual Sports (sometimes played in pairs) played in Ireland include:
Racing Harness Racing
Dancing & Musical Sports Cheerleading
Below you will find links to various competitions at National, Provincial & County Level in Ireland:
Badminton Ireland International Invitational | Grade E (Seasons):
Badminton Ireland International Invitational | Grade F (Seasons):
Badminton Ireland International Invitational | Grade G (Seasons):
Badminton Ireland International Invitational | Grade H (Seasons):
Badminton Ireland International Competitions (Rolls of Honour):
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 | Tournaments (Seasons):
Badminton Ireland | Underage Tournaments (Seasons):
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.
Irish Club Championships | (Overviews):
Irish Club Championships | Grade C (Seasons):
Badminton Premier League (Seasons):
Tennis & Real Tennis
Davis Cup International Tennis (Seasons) :
Tennis Ireland | Senior Tournaments (Seasons):
for more on Tennis Leagues, see: https://eirball.ie/tennis-leagues/
Squash & Racquetball
European Team Championships | Division 2 Men’s (Seasons):
European Masters Individual Championships (Seasons):
Squash Ireland | Irish Open (Seasons):
Squash Ireland | Irish Junior Open (Seasons):
Squash Ireland | Open Tournaments (Seasons):
Squash Ireland | Men’s Grade A Finals (Seasons):
Squash Ireland | Women’s Grade A Finals (Seasons):
Leinster Squash League (Decade / Era Overview):
Veterans Home Nations Championships | Team Events (Seasons):
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.
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):
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):
Irish Golf Tournaments:
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:
Results & Tables of Lawn Bowls Competitions in Ireland are to be found below:
Irish Lawn Bowls
Northern Ireland Bowling Association
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):
Irish Open Tenpin Bowling | Women’s Championship (Seasons):
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):
for more on Irish Indoor Bowling, including Zone Leagues see: https://eirball.ie/indoor-bowling/
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:
Irish Petanque Association | Finals (Overviews):
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 Ireland (2019) A History of Croquet in Ireland [Internet] Available from: http://croquetireland.com/node/4 [Accessed 29 May 2020]
 Croquet Ireland (2019) logo [Internet] Available from: http://croquetireland.com/themes/custom/zircroq/logo.png [Accessed 29 May 2020]
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/
An ancient sport, with clubs in Ireland promoting Archery and Crossbow.
Below you will find links to various Tournaments in Ireland:
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:
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:
There is a small amount of Winter Sports in Ireland. Apart from the Ice Hockey & Inline Hockey Leagues (see Elite Ice Hockey Leagues, Irish Ice Hockey Leagues, International Ice Hockey, Inline Hockey, Floorball / 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):
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:
Irish Open Swimming Championships:
There are a number of Provincial & County Orienteering Leagues in Ireland:
- Leinster League & Dublin by Night League in Leinster.
- South East League in the South East
- Munster League & Kingdom League (Kerry) in Munster.
Dublin by Night | Long (Level 1) (Seasons):
Harness Racing is Pony & Trap, similar to Chariot Racing. Draught Horses are employed rather than Throroughbreds.
Irish Harness Racing Association | Leaderboard (Seasons):
Irish Harness Racing Association | Race Winners (Seasons):
Irish Harness Racing Association | All-Ireland Trot Series (Seasons):
Irish Harness Racing Association | All-Ireland Pace Series (Seasons):
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:
Cycling Ireland Logo [Ref: 3]
Cycling Ireland | Irish National Cyclo-Cross Chamionships (Season):
 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]
 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]
 Cycling Ireland (2017) Cycling Ireland Logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.cyclingireland.ie/images/cycling_ireland.jpg [Accessed 23 August 2019]
 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]
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 | Race Winners (Seasons):
Car Racing (Overviews):
Motorcycle Racing (Overviews):
Stock Car Racing
Short Oval Racing Association | Tipperary Raceway (Overviews):
SOHRA (Tipperary Raceway)| Stock Car Race Winners (Seasons):
Waterford Raceway | Class 1 (Seasons):
Waterford Raceway | Stock Rods (Seasons):
DMC Race Promotions (Northern Ireland) | Stock Car Race Winners (Seasons):
Student Sport Ireland Karting Championship (Seasons):
The first Irish Drone Racing Championships were held in 2015.
Droned Ireland | Irish Drone Racing Nationals (Overviews):
There are a number of Martial arts in Ireland, the most popular of which would be Karate, Judo & Taekwondo.
International Japan Karate Association Ireland | Irish National Championships (Years):
Fencing Ireland | Medal Winners (Major Tournaments) (Seasons):
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/
Irish International Sumo Wrestlers
World Wrestling Entertainment
Ultimate Fighting Championship