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:
US College Football:US College Football
World Ice Hockey
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)
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)
Indigeneuos Sports (Ulama – Mexico & Guatemala, Marn Grook – Australia)