Volleyball was invented in New England, USA at the end of the 19th Century.
It is played by two teams on a court much like a Badminton court with a high net separating the two sides. The object of the sport is to score points by keeping the ball from touching the ground on your own side while trying to get it over the net and in-bounds in your opponents side.
Matches are played in sets much like in the Racquet Sports, with each set being the first to 21 and winning by 2 points. Matches are usually best-of-5 sets.
Volleyball has been played in Ireland since the 1960s.
There are four main variations played in Ireland:
Volleyball, Beach Volleyball, Spikeball (Reduced Numbers) and Sitting Volleyball (like wheelchair sports but without the wheelchair).
Below you will find links to the Results and Tables of various Competitions: