Netball originated in England at the end of the Nineteenth Century as a Women’s version of Basketball. It got its name in Jamaica. It differs from Basketball in the lack of contact between players, and in the scoring – each basket counts as one goal rather than two points, and the ball must be passed into a zone around the goal where a designated player may make a shot.
It is played in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland with Northern Ireland ranking as one of the World Powers in the sport.
There is a League in both Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland and was once leagues in Cork and Limerick.
Versions of the Sport include Fast Fives and Mixed 6-a-side Netball, with Independent Leagues in the latter in Dublin.
Netball Ireland Leagues:
Student Sport Ireland
Schools Netball Finals (Seasons): 1991-92
International Federation of Netball Associations
World Netball Championship (Overviews):
NE World Cup Regional Qualifiers (Tournaments): 2019
NE U21 Championship (Tournaments): 2018
NE U17 Championship (Tournaments): 2019
NE U17 Challenge (Tournaments): 2019
Commonwealth Games Netball (Tournaments): Gold Coast 2018
Five Nations Netball
5NN Senior Internationals (Seasons): 1992
5NN U21 Tournament (Seasons): 1992
5NN U18 Internationals (Seasons): 1992
Independent 6-a-side Mixed Netball
Dublin Indoor Sports 6-a-side Mixed Netball (Overviews):
Dublin Indoor Sports 6-a-side Mixed Netball | Monday (Seasons):
Netball Dublin 6-a-side Mixed Netball (Overviews):
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