Irish Abroad

Irish Players have played abroad in a number of Global Sports such as American Football, Basketball, Ice Hockey, Baseball, Rugby League, Australian Rules, Netball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Rugby Union, Hockey & Cricket.

There has been Irish Players competing Abroad since Irish Emigration began with the Famine, one of the members of the Original Professional Sports Team (Major League Baseball’s Cincinnati Reds) was born in Cavan and left Ireland as a baby during the Famine.

Below you will find links to the index page of various Major League sports that Irish people have played in professionally or as part of an exchange program:

World Gridiron (American & Canadian Football)

World Gridiron Both United States & World American Football Leagues:

American Football Leagues: USA American Football / National Football League / AAA American Football Leagues / AA American Football Leagues / Semi-Pro State Leagues 

US College Football:US College Football  

Arena / Indoor Football: Arena Football / AAA Arena / Indoor Football LeaguesAA Arena Football LeaguesLingerie / Legends Football Leagues 

North American Football Leagues: Canadian Football Leagues / Mexican American Football LeaguesXFLGridiron Development Leagues 

World American Football Leagues: American Football World Leagues / Continental Football LeaguesEuropean American FootballAsia-Pacific Football Leagues

Unkitted American Football: Unkitted World American FootballFlag Football World

World Baseball-Softball

World Baseball-Softball

World Ice Hockey

World Ice Hockey

World Basketball

World Basketball

World Soccer

World Soccer

Global Sports

World Rugby (Super XV – ANZSA, Pro 14 – Celtic, Italy, SA, Top 14 – France, Premiership – England)

Global Sports (National Rugby League, Australian Football League, World Rugby Union, World Hockey, International Cricket Council)

Australian Football League

National Sports (World)

National Sports (World) (Bandy Super League – Russia, Pesapallo Super Series – Finland, Sepak Takraw – Malaysia & Thailand, Pro Kabaddi – India)

State Sports (USA)

State Sports of USA (Basketball – Massachusetts, Volleyball – Massachusetts, Ice Hockey – Minnesota)

Indigeneous Sports

Indigeneuos Sports (Ulama – Mexico & Guatemala, Marn Grook – Australia)