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Welcome to the Eirball Index Page to the All-Time Results, Tables and Statistics of World Sports played in Ireland. World Sports played in Ireland include

  1. Lacrosse (Subsections: Women’s Lacrosse, Men’s Lacrosse International, Irish Lacrosse Union 1870-1914, Ireland Lacrosse Men’s, International Lacrosse, Lacrosse Teams, Indoor Box Lacrosse, Polocrosse and World Lacrosse)
  2. Rugby League (Subsections: Rugby League Ireland, International Rugby League, Rugby League Nines, Wheelchair Rugby, Tag & Touch Rugby)
  3. Australian Football (Subsections: AFL Ireland, AFL Ireland Women’s Super 7s, AFL Ireland Super 9s/10s, AFL International, AFL Ireland Teams, World Australian Football)
  4. Netball (Subsections: Netball Ireland, Schools & Colleges Netball, International Netball, Dublin 6-a-side Mixed Netball)
  5. Water Polo (Subsections: Ireland Water Polo; International Water Polo; Leinster Water Polo; Water Polo Tournaments; Canoe Polo; Underwater Hockey)
  6. Volleyball (Subsections: Volleyball Ireland; International Volleyball; Schools & Colleges Volleyball; Spikeball)
  7. Olympic Handball (Subsections: Handball Ireland; International Handball)
  8. Hockey (Subsections: Hockey Ireland; Federation of International Hockey; Leinster Hockey; Munster Hockey; Ulster Hockey; Connacht Hockey; South East Hockey; Schools Hockey)
  9. Cricket (Subsections: Cricket Ireland; International Cricket Council; Leinster Cricket; Northern Cricket Union; North West Cricket; Munster Cricket; Connacht Cricket; Schools Cricket)

In addition, World Team Sports not played in Ireland, or only on a very small level are covered in World Team Sports (Other)

World Sports (Other): (Subsections: World Football Codes; World Basketball Codes; World Hockey Codes; World Baseball Codes; World Handball Codes; World Racquet Sports)

Lacrosse

Lacrosse has had three main eras of activity in Ireland: (1) c. 1870s to c. 1914 when the Irish Lacrosse Union (Men’s) was in operation. (2) Irish Ladies Lacrosse Association c. 1930 to 1970 which was mainly played in schools and (3) Ireland Lacrosse 2001 to Present which has both a Men’s and Women’s League as well as Box (Indoor) and International teams which compete in the World and European Championships. The Final Table of the Irish Lacrosse League (Men’s) 2010-11 as well as the Irish Women’s Lacrosse League and National Indoor Lacrosse League are shown below to give the reader an idea of what they will find in each article. just click on the links below in blue to be brought to the relevant articles.

There are four main versions of Lacrosse:

  1. Men’s Lacrosse (a 10 v 10 outdoor version of the game)
  2. Women’s Lacrosse (a 12 v 12 outdoor version of the game)
  3. Box Lacrosse (a 6 v indoor version of the game – mixed in Ireland)
  4. Polocrosse (Lacrosse on horseback)

Below you will find the results and standings,as well as some match reports and line-ups for all four versions of Lacrosse in Ireland, as well as results of International fixtures featuring Ireland and Irish Clubs and representative teams, and some World Lacrosse – the National Lacrosse League (The Major Indoor Lacrosse League – Canada’s National Summer Sport), and Major League Lacrosse (the Major Outdoor Lacrosse League in North America).

The sport was invented by Native North Americans, particularly in the Eastern Woodlands culture areas of Canada and North East USA, and was codified by European settlers, although the sport is still very popular among Native Americans and Canada’s First Nations, and is the only sport where Native Americans can represent their own country (Haudenosaunee is the Nativa American Women’s National Team, and Iroquois Nationals is the Men’s Native American National Team). [See the links in the articles below for references about the sport and its history].

Women’s Lacrosse

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Women’s Lacrosse was codified in Scotland, and is a 12-v-12 version of Lacrosse. There was an Irish Ladies Lacrosse Association in Ireland from the 1920s to 1970, that played in the Home Nations against England, Scotland and Wales, and also held a Schools Shield, with teams from Dublin & Belfast.It was resurrected in the early 2000s, with an International team, and the Irish women’s Lacrosse League.

Federation of International Lacrosse

FIL Women’s World Lacrosse Cup (Editions): 2017

European Lacrosse Federation

ELF Women’s European Lacrosse Championships (Editions): 2019

Home Nations Internationals

Irish Ladies Lacrosse Association Home Internationals 1930-1970

Ireland Lacrosse (Women’s)

Ireland Lacrosse | Irish Women’s Lacrosse League 2014-2016

IL Irish Women’s Lacrosse League (Results): 2018

IL Women’s Newtownards Cup (Results):  2019-20 2018  2017

Irish Ladies Lacrosse Association (1922-1970)

Irish Ladies Lacrosse Association League (seasons): 1925

Irish Ladies Lacrosse Association School Shield (Roll of Honour):

Irish Ladies Lacrosse Association |School Shield 1934-1970

Picture Credit: [10] Dublin Lacrosse Club (2019) Events [Internet] Available from: http://www.irelandlacrosse.ie/clubs/dub/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_696f.jpg%5BAccessed 11 January 2020] [Adjusted]

Men’s Lacrosse (International)

Ireland Lacrosse; Irish Lacrosse Association; European Lacrosse Federation;

Men’s Lacrosse is a 10-v-10 version of the game, originally played by Native Americans in the Eastern Woodlands cultural region of Native North America (Eastern Canada & Upstate New York, New England).

The first known team in Ireland was in Newtownards, Co. Down, and there was a Championship in Ireland from the late 19th Century to World War I, and it was then resurrected in the early 2000s, with an International team, and the Irish Lacrosse League. The Newtownards Cup is also now played, named after the town with the first club.

Federation of International Lacrosse

FIL Men’s World Lacrosse Championships (Editions):  2018 2006 2002 

European Lacrosse Federation

ELF Men’s European Lacrosse Championships (Editions):  2004 2001 

ELF Men’s U20 European Lacrosse Championships (Editions): 2019

Celtic Cup

Celtic Cup (Editions):  2013 2009 2005

International Lacrosse Union (1881-1899)

International Lacrosse Union Ireland v England 1881-1899

Irish Counties v South of England Representative Lacrosse Matches 1901

Picture Credit: [13] Ireland Lacrosse (2018) 2018 Senior Men’s National Team [Internet] Available from: http://main.irelandlacrosse.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/22886172_10155830202562888_4890424366677963416_n-e1529666413753.jpg [Accessed 10 March 2020]

Irish Lacrosse Union (1870-1914)

Irish Lacrosse Union

The Irish Lacrosse Union was the Men’s Lacrosse Association in Ireland from the Late 19th to Early 20th Centuries. The Senior shield was the first level league competition.

Like the Gaelic Athletic Association, the Irish Lacrosse Union season was divided into an opening season (Shield – League Competition), and closing season (Flags – Knockout / Elimination Competition). The Irish Lacrosse Union had two Adult levels (Senior and Junior), and a representative competition (Shaftesbury Cup) between County Down and County Antrim. It was Men’s only. (see links to each competition and season for results, more information and references).

Shaftesbury Cup (Co. Down v Co. Antrim – Seasons): 1900

Irish Lacrosse Union 1870-1914

Irish Lacrosse Union | Championship of Ireland 1890-1897

ILU Senior Flags (1st Level – Knockout Championship – Seasons)1900

ILU Junior Flags (2nd Level – Knockout Championship – Seasons): 1900

ILU Senior Shield (1st Level League – Seasons)1900

ILU Junior Shield (2nd Level League- Seasons)1900

ILU Gibb Cup (All Teams Knockout – Seasons): 1893 1894 1895

ILU Preseason Friendlies (Seasons): 1900

Picture Credit: [2] Ireland Lacrosse Facebook (2015) Post, September 28, 2018 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/irelandlacrosse/photos/pcb.1898610356884292/1898610323550962/?type=3&theater [Accessed 10 March 2020]

Ireland Lacrosse

Ireland Lacrosse

After the Irish Lacrosse Union disappeared around the First World War, and the Irish Ladies Lacrosse Association from 1926-1970 had also disbanded, the third wave of Lacrosse in Ireland was the revival of Ireland Lacrosse in the early 21st Century, featuring Men’s Women’s and Box (Indoor Lacrosse).

Ireland Lacrosse (Men’s) Standings:

Irish Lacrosse League 2009-2016

Ireland Lacrosse | Men’s Newtownards Cup 2010-2017

Irish Lacrosse League (Results):

2018 2016  2015 2014 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 

Men’s Newtownards Cup (Results):

2018 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11

Picture Credit: [12] Dublin Bay Prawns Facebook Page (2016) Photo April 11, 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1724687234410606&id=1663706857175311&substory_index=0 [Accessed 5 January 2018]

Irish Men’s Lacrosse Teams

Irish Men’s Lacrosse Teams

Team Histories (Including Results) and [ Season Rosters & Match Reports]

Ireland Lacrosse Men’s National Team 2002-Present

Ireland Men’s Lacrosse World Championship: [ Perth 2002 ][ London Ontario 2006 ] [ Manchester England 2010 ][ Denver, Colorado 2014 ][ Israel 2018 ]

Ireland Men’s Lacrosse Celtic Cup: [ Celtic Cup 2013 ]

Dublin Bay Prawns: [ 2011-12 ]

Picture Credit: [54] Ireland Lacrosse (2012) silver [Internet] available from: http://main.irelandlacrosse.ie/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/silver.png [accessed 10 January 2017]

Indoor (Box) Lacrosse

Ireland Lacrosse

Indoor (also known as Box) Lacrosse is a 6-v-6 version of Lacrosse, played in an Indoor Arena. The National Indoor Lacrosse League matches were held in Loughlinstown, Co. Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown.

European Lacrosse Federation:

ELF European Box Lacrosse Championship (Editions): 2017

Ireland Lacrosse (Indoor) Standings:

Ireland Lacrosse | National Indoor Lacrosse League

National Indoor Lacrosse League (Results):

2012 2013 2014

Picture Credit: [4] Ireland Lacrosse (2015) Ireland Lacrosse Logo [Internet] Available from: http://main.irelandlacrosse.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/ireland_logo1_text-Revised2015.png [Accessed 6 November 2017]

Polocrosse

International Polocrosse

Polocrosse is a version of Lacrosse played on Horseback. It was invented in Northern Australia in the 1970s and the first World Cup was played in 2003.

International Polocrosse Council

IPC Polocrosse World Cup (Editions): 2003 2019

Irish Polocrosse Association

IPA National Finals (Results): 2017

IPA A Grade Tournaments (Results): 2017

Picture Credit: [3] Polocrosse Ireland (2020) map-of-clubs_orig [Internet] Available from: http://www.polocrosseireland.com/uploads/6/7/8/6/67865291/map-of-clubs_orig.jpg [Accessed 27 October 2020]

World Lacrosse

National Lacrosse League; Pan-American Lacrosse Association

Pan-American Lacrosse Association Women’s World Quaifiers (Editions): 2019

National Lacrosse League (North American Major Indoor League):

Major Indoor Lacrosse League 1987-1990

National Lacrosse League Alterna Cup (Seasons): 2019-20

Picture Credit: [3] Pan-American Lacrosse Associaion (2019) R7D_0422.jpg_0-1024×683 [Internet] Available from: https://d13mgad1aost97.cloudfront.net/2019/12/R7D_0422.jpg_0-1024×683.jpg [Accessed 26 November 2020]

Rugby League

Rugby League Ireland Logo [Ref: 1]

Rugby League is most popular in Australia and Northern England. It differs from Rugby Union in having two less players (13 as opposed to 15) and no scrums or lineouts.

It has been played in Ireland since Rugby Union players set up the Dublin Blues in the 1990s as a way of keeping fit during the rugby union off-season. The first Irish Rugby League season was in 1996, but the League didn’t play the 2000 season due to the decision by the Rugby League Authorities in England to no longder fund it. It was restarted in 2001 under a new administration: Rugby League Ireland.

In 2007 a separate Elite League was created with the Emerald Conference as a second level. Folowing this experiment the All-Ireland Championships were reinstated in 1010, featuring Leinster, Munster and Ulster Leagues, with an All Ireland Playoff. There is currently a League run on Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland basis with an All-Ireland Grand Final.

There is also EuroTag – a European version of Tag Rugby and RL Nines – full contact but with reduced numbers.

Below you will find links to the Results and Tables of various competitions in Ireland and involving Irish teams.

Rugby League Ireland

RLI Irish Rugby League

RLI Irish Rugby League (Level 1 Tables):

Rugby League Ireland | Irish Rugby League 2015-2019

Rugby League Ireland | All Ireland Championships 2010-2014

Rugby League Ireland | Elite League 2007-2009

Rugby League Ireland | Irish Conference 2001-2006

RLI Irish Rugby League (Level 2 Tables):

Rugby League Ireland Emerald Rugby Conference 2007-2009

RLI Irish Rugby League Results

RLI Irish Rugby League (Results): 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016

RLI All Ireland Championships (Results): 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

RLI Elite League (Results): 2009 2008

RLI Irish Conference (Results): 2004 2003

RLI National Conference (Results): 1999 1998 1997 1996

RLI Challenge Cup

RLI Irish Challenge Cup (Results): 1997

Picture Credit: [12] Longhorns Rugby League club Facebook (2018) Photo, July 14, 2018: “ROI CHAMPS Longhorns – Galway Tribesmen final score 60-16.” [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/37183205_2099777593628363_5046889071641624576_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_sid=110474&_nc_ohc=2y_rUiis8c4AX8PcELq&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=70ce2a5c2aef20ae9faec95afc8671d9&oe=5EB4D08A [Accessed 9 April 2020][Adjusted]

International Rugby League

Rugby League World Cup

Rugby League World Cup

Rugby League World Cup (Editions): 2017

Rugby League European Federation

RLEF European Championships (Editions): 2014

Rugby League Four Nations

Student Rugby League Four Nations (Editions): 2019

Professional Rugby League

Euro XIII Rugby League (Seasons): 2021

Picture Credit: [1] Rugby League World Cup Facebook Page (2017) Profile Picture [Internet] Available: https://www.facebook.com/rugbyleagueworldcup/photos/a.883272941749994.1073741825.883229261754362/1039872039423416/?type=1&theater [Accessed 6 November 2017]

Rugby League Nines

RLI Nines

RLI Nines Tournaments: 2017

Picture Credit: [1] Rugby League Planet (2017) Rugby League Ireland Logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.rugbyleagueplanet.com/images/nations/ireland/rlireland.jpg [Accessed 10 July 2017]

Wheelchair Rugby

International Wheelchair Rugby Federation;

International Wheelchair Rugby Federation

IWRF European Wheelchair Rugby Championships Division B (Editions): 2015

Irish Wheelchair Association

Irish Wheelchair Rugby League (Seasons): 2017

Picture Credit: [3] Irish Wheelchair Association (2015) images [Internet] Available from: https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcTDnX8m-LUNyOfGdQ4qw2KgjI3WddI7R4Uv0Q&usqp=CAU [Accessed 29 July 2020]

Tag & Touch Rugby League

EuroTag Rugby League; Dublin Indoor Sports.

Rugby League European Federation

RLEF EuroTag: 2017

Dublin Indoor Sports Touch Rugby

DIS Touch Rugby (Seasons): 2016

Picture Credit: [1] Dublin Indoor Sports | Wayback Machine (2016) logo_dis [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20160224032805im_/http://www.dublinindoorsports.ie/images/logo_dis.gif [Accessed 6 November 2020]

Australian Football

Australian Rules has been played in Ireland since 2000, when the first clubs were formed in Dublin and Belfast.

There is currently the full 21-a-side Men’s Premiership, Super 9s/10s and a Women’s Super 7s.

Ireland also enters the European Championship and International Cup. the Leprechaun Cup, an International Cup is also hosted in Belfast, and Irish Universities enter the Fitzpatrick Cup for the European University Title.

There is also International Rules between Ireland and Australia which has been played since 1984 with the first touring sides visiting Ireland in the 1960s. (Please see GAA World – Celtic Sports Section: International Rules

Below you will find links to the Results and Tables of various Competitions involving Irish Teams:

Australian Football League Ireland

Australian Football League Ireland

Decade / Era Overviews:

Australian Football League Ireland Premiership Roll of Honour 2000-Present

Australian Football League Ireland Men’s Premiership 2018-Present

Australian Rules Football League of Ireland | Premiership 2011-2017

Australian Rules Football League of Ireland Premiership 2000-2004

AFL Ireland Premiership (Seasons): 2020 2019 2018

ARFLI Premiership (Seasons):  2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011  2010

ARFLI (Seasons): 2009 2008 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

AFL Ireland Jeep Province of Origin

Australian Football League Ireland Jeep Province of Origin 2012-Present

Picture Credit: [27] AFL Ireland | Facebook (2019) Photo: August 24 , 2019: ” The Belfast Redbacks team prior to 2019 AFL Ireland Grand Final. ” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/irishfooty/photos/a.575917729133229/2466035716788078/?type=3&theater [Accessed 27 August 2019]

AFL Ireland Women’s Super 7s

AFL Ireland Women’s

Decade / Era Overviews:

Australian Football League Ireland | Women’s Super 7s 2017-2018

AFL Ireland Women’s Super 7s (Seasons): 2019 2018 2017

ARFLI Ladies Super 9s Trophy (seasons): 2016 2014 2012 2011

Picture Credit: [3] Arfli Womens Facebook Page (2017) Photo November 25 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/arfliwomens/photos/pcb.1232829923512567/1232829893512570/?type=3&theater [Accessed 29 November 2017]

ARFLI Super 9s/10s

ARFLI

ARFLI Super 9s/10s (Decade / Era Overviews):

Australian Rules Football League of Ireland Super 10s/9s Roll of Honour 2001-2011

Australian Rules Football League of Ireland | Super 10s 2002-2004

ARFLI Jeep Super 9s (Seasons): 2011

ARFLI Super 10s Championship (Seasons): 2004 2003 2002

Picture Credit: [1] ARFLI (2015) ARFLI Logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.arfli.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/arflisecondary.png [Accessed 27 July 2017]

Australian Football League International

Australian Football League International

Australian Football League International

AFL International Cup (Edition): 2017 2014

Australian Football League Europe

AFLE Fitzpatrick Cup (Seasons): 2020 2017

AFLE Fitzpatrick Cup Women (Seasons): 2017

Other AFL International Competitions

AFLE London Footy Carnival (Seasons): 2017

Australian Football League Ireland Competitions

There have been a number of International Australian Rules Competitions held in Ireland, including the Leprechaun Cup in Belfast, which is an annual men’s club preseason blitz.

ARFLI Leprechaun Cup (Seasons): 2017

Picture Credit: [7] ARFLI (2014) IC14FinalMCGIreland-640×360 [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20141207155425im_/http://www.arfli.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/IC14FinalMCGIreland-640×360.jpg [Accessed 18 January 2020]

Australian Football League Ireland Teams

Australian Football League Ireland

International Teams:

Irish Warriors International Australian Football Team Roll of Honour 2001-Present

Irish Banshees International Australian Football Team Roll of Honour 2010-Present

Australian Football League Ireland Team of the Decade

Picture Credit: [1] Australian Football League Ireland Facebook Page (2018) afl-ireland-logo-3-e1574809349755 [Internet] Available from: http://aflireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/afl-ireland-logo-3-e1574809349755.png %5BAccessed 21 August 2018]

World Australian Football

Australian Football League

17 Irish women played in the Australian Football League Womens in 2020.

Australian Football League Premiership (Seasons): 2019

Australian Football League Womens (Seasons): 2020

PIcture Credit: [4] AFL Ireland (2020) Carlton’s Joanne Doonan [Internet] Available from: http://aflireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/20200206_195513.jpg [accessed 28 July 2020]

Netball

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

Netball Ireland Winter League; Summer League

Netball Ireland Leagues:

Netball Ireland | Winter League Division 1 2009-2019

Netball Ireland | Winter League Division 2 2009-2017

NI Winter League Division 1 (Seasons):2019-20 2017-18  2016-17 

NI Winter League Division 2 (Seasons):2019-20 2017-18 2016-17 

NI Summer League (Seasons): 2020 2017 2016 

Picture Credit: [3] Netball Ireland Facebook (2020) Post, August 22, 2020: “And the winners are………..Breaking Bad Passes!!!! Congratulations on your summer league win in such unprecedented times! Commiserations to Straight out of Coppers, who put up an awesome match!” [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/118149977_3554309477935773_5140763387908949076_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=ZYJU1SRO6BYAX_BOG2c&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=7c07b59f503d8b8e57bd39c438206640&oe=5F904CE3 [Accessed 22 September 2020]

Schools & Colleges Netball

Student Sport Ireland Netball League

Student Sport Ireland Netball League

Student Sport Ireland Netball League 2015-2020

SSI Netball League (Seasons):  2019-20 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16

Schools Netball

Schools Netball Finals (Seasons): 1991-92

Picture Credit: [3] Student Sport Ireland (2019) Queen’s University Belfast Student Sport Ireland Champions 2018-19 [Internet] Available from: http://www.studentsport.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/20181129_200824-1024×768.jpg [Accessed 26 January 2020]

International Netball

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International Federation of Netball Associations

International Federation of Netball Associations World Netball Championships 1963-1967

International Federation of Netball Associations World Netball Championships 1971-1979

International Federation of Netball Associations World Netball Championships 1983-1987

International Federation of Netball Associations World Netball Championships 1991-1995

Netball Europe

NE World Cup Regional Qualifiers (Tournaments): 2019

NE Open Championship (Tournaments): 2016 2017

NE Open Challenge (Tournaments): 2016 2017 2019

NE U21 Championship (Tournaments): 2018

NE U17 Championship (Tournaments): 2019

NE U17 Challenge (Tournaments): 2019

Commonwealth Games

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

Picture Credit: [1] Netball Europe Facebook (2015) Profile Picture, December 14, 2015 [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12368971_552199598266075_7721172415954858767_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_sid=85a577&_nc_ohc=op50PyaozxIAX9xTMPA&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=c24fae415f3e0dcc874d30c514016bc0&oe=5F1AFC8E [Accessed 27 June 2020]

Dublin 6-a-side Mixed Netball

Netball Dublin; Dublin Indoor Sports

Dublin Indoor Sports 6-a-side Mixed Netball (Overviews):

Dublin Indoor Sports | Monday 6-a-side Mixed Netball 2014-2017

Dublin Indoor Sports Netball Tuesday Mixed 6-a-side Netball 2016

Dublin Indoor Sports 6-a-side Mixed Netball | Monday (Seasons):

Season 1 2017

Netball Dublin 6-a-side Mixed Netball (Overviews):

Netball Dublin Northside Competitive 2003-2008

Netball Dublin Southside Competitive 2004-2008

Picture Credit: [12] Netball Dublin | Internet Archive (2008) logo [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20080828190848im_/http://www.netballdublin.com/sitegraphics/logo.jpg [Accessed 1 April 2020]

Water Polo

Water Polo has been played in Ireland for over 100 years, and there is currently a National League in Men’s, Women’s and Underage Categories as well as National Cups. The Irish Water Polo Association was founded in 1964. There is also a Men’s Leinster League below the three National League Divisions. Associated sports include Canoe Polo and Underwater Hockey.

Below you will find links to the Results and Tables of various competitions in Ireland Water Polo, Canoe Polo and Underwater Hockey:

Ireland Water Polo Men’s

Ireland Water Polo Men’s National Leagues, Knockout Cups and Irish Championships

Ireland Water Polo Men’s National League Tier 1

Ireland Water Polo Men’s National League Division 1 2016-2020

Ireland Water Polo Men’s National League Premier Division 2011-2016

IWP MNL Division 1: 2019-20 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 

IWP Men’s Premier League: 2014-15 2013-14

IWPA MNL Division 1: 2010-11 2008-09 2003-04 2002-03 1990-91

Ireland Water Polo Men’s National League Tier 2

Ireland Water Polo | Men’s National League Division 2 2014-2016

Ireland Water Polo | Men’s National League | Division 2 2016-2018

IWP MNL Division 2 (Seasons): 2019-20 2018-19 2016-17 

IWPA Division 2 National League (Seasons): 2010-11

Ireland Water Polo Men’s National League Tier 3

Ireland Water Polo | Men’s National League Division 3 2014-2016

Ireland Water Polo | Men’s National League | Division 3 2016-2018

IWP MNL Division 3: 2019-20 2018-19 2016-17

Irish Water Polo Association Season Tables

Irish Water Polo Association Era:

IWPA National Leagues (Tables): 2007-08

IWPA Men’s Irish Chamionships (Seasons): 2002-03

Picture Credit:

Ireland Water Polo Women’s

Ireland Water Polo Women’s National Leagues

Ireland Water Polo Women’s National Leagues Tier 1

Ireland Water Polo | Women’s National League Premier Division 2014-2016

Ireland Water Polo | Women’s National League | Division 1 2016-2018

IWP WNL Division 1: 2019-20 2018-19 2016-17 

IWP Women’s Premier League: 2014-15

IWPA WNL Division 1: 2003-04 2002-03

Ireland Water Polo Women’s National League Tier 2

Ireland Water Polo | Women’s National League | Division 2 2015-2018

IWP WNL Division 2: 2019-20 2018-19 2016-17 

Ireland Water Polo Women’s Knockout Cups

IWP Women’s Knockout Cup (Seasons): 2019-20

Irish Water Polo Association Women’s Irish Championships

IWPA Women’s Irish Championship (Seasons): 2002-03

Picture Credit: [4] Ireland Water Polo Facebook (2020) Photo, February 1, 2020:”Congratulations to our ladies team who won the Ladies Knockout Cup today, beating Clontarf in a hard fought final 10-8.”: [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/83280493_2885701998156062_6615267328340787200_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_sid=110474&_nc_ohc=aDuL3FEcwYIAX8pCpkz&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=cd7e7dbf81b8ca91f3878356c7ef4a74&oe=5EE6F9E2 [Accessed 18 May 2020]

men playing with a ball in swimming pool

International Water Polo

International Water Polo

Water Polo Home Nations

Triangular International Water Polo Tournament (Seasons): 1979

Water Polo Senior Home Internationals (Seasons): 1992

Picture Credit: Pexels Free Photos

Leinster Water Polo

Leinster Water Polo

Leinster Water Polo (Overviews):

Leinster Water Polo | Men’s Leinster League | Division 1 2014-2017

Picture Credit: [1] Leinster Water Polo | Wayback Machine (2020) Leinster Water Polo Logo {Internet] Available from: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/roKxMJJM_uNXX9Kbf3p_m_PDT4djHW-8ouAw1nKqNhhK2XfXUTvPO6cTTkcpo_X4QEoI-ucfjPI6_YzZnETJerUARUhSjhjhcKZoZxZkWnan-M0h90LAFS31307jK_Yy9hu-W1VTMS62B3xqHJY [Accessed 29 April 2020]

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Schools & Colleges Water Polo

Colleges and Universities Sports Association of Ireland; Schools Water Polo

Colleges and Universities Sports Association of Ireland

CUSAI Intervarsities Men (Seasons): 2003-04

CUSAI Intervarsities Women (Seasons): 2003-04

Schools Water Polo

Charlie Richardson Under 16 Girls Irish Water Polo Championships (Seasons): 1991

Leinster WPA Bert O’Brien Schools Cup (Seasons): 1998

Leinster Water Polo Schools Senior Championship (Seasons): 1998

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Water Polo Tournaments

Clontarf U20 EuroTab Tournament; 5-a-side Tournaments

Clontarf Euro U20 / U21 Tournament

Clontarf Europad U20 Water Polo Tournament (Seasons): 1990

Clontarf Euro Tab U21 Water Polo Tournament (Seasons): 1996 1997 1998

Irish Water Polo Association 5-a-side Tournaments

IWPA Clontarf 5-a-side Tournament (Seasons): 1990

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Canoe Polo

Canoe Polo

Canoe Polo is a version of Water Polo played using Canoe Paddles to hit the ball. It is usually played in either harbours or canal locks, where there is enough space for the canoes.

The aim of the game is to use the paddles to hit a ball into a goal at the other teams end.

Below you will find links to the results of various Canoe Polo Tournaments & Leagues in Ireland:

Munster Polo League

MPL Division A: 2015-16 2016-17 2018

MPL Division B: 2015-16

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Underwater Hockey

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Underwater Hockey, as its name suggests, is a team sport where players push a puck along the bottom of a pool with the goal of scoring at their opposing teams end.

Players wear snorkel gear and come up for air at timed intervals.

Below you will find links to the Results & Tables of competitions in Ireland:

Underwater Hockey Ireland:

UWI Irish League (Results): 2017-18

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World Water Polo

Scottish Water Polo

Water Polo was invented in Scotland at the end of the 19th Century.

Scottish Water Polo:

Scottish Water Polo League 2015-Present

Picture Credit: [6] Scotland Water Polo | Twitter (2020) Profile Image [Internet] Available from: https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/978879802911481857/idK4kC6-.jpg [Accessed 7 February 2020]

Rugby Union

Rugby Union is one of the four most popular team sports in Ireland, after Soccer, Gaelic Football and Hurling. There is a Pro League operating at the highest level with teams in Leinster, Munster, Ulster and Connacht as well as Scotland, Wales, Italy and South Africa, the top teams of which qualify for the Champions Cup involving the Top French and English sides.

There is also an All-Ireland League for Club sides below this and Four Provincial Leagues below this again. Women’s Rugby has gained in popularity in recent decades and there is an All-Ireland League fed by Provincial Leagues. Variations on the sport include Rugby Sevens, Tag & Touch Rugby (non-contact) and Wheelchair Rugby.

Below you will find links to the Results and Tables for a variety of competitions.

The Irish Rugby Football Union governs Rugby Union on the island of Ireland, running the All-Ireland League, and sending International Teams to the 6 Nations, World Cup and various other International Rugby Board competitions.

Irish Rugby Football Union

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IRFU Rugby Union

Irish Rugby Football Union

IRFU All Ireland League (Overviews):

Irish Rugby Football Union All-Ireland League Division 1 1991-1998

Irish Rugby Football Union All-Ireland League Division 1 1998-2009

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International Rugby Board

International Rugby Board

IRB Rugby World Cup; 6 Nations; Autumn Nations Cup

IRB Rugby World Cup

IRB Pacific Zone Qualifying (Editions): 1998-1999

IRB Europe Zone Qualifying(Editions):1998-1999

IRB Africa Zone Qualifying (Editions):1998-1999

IRB Americas Zone Qualifying (Editions): 1998-1999

IRB Asia Zone Qualifying (Editions): 1998-1999

6 Nations

Guinness Men’s 6 Nations (Results): 2021

Autumn Nations Cup

ANC (Seasons): 2020

Celtic Rugby

Pro 12 Rugby 2010-2017

Guinness Pro 14 Rugby 2017-Present

Pro14 Rugby (Seasons): 2020-21

Pro 14 Rainbow Cup (Seasons): 2021

World Rugby

IRB Major Rugby Leagues (Season Tables): 2019-20

Picture Credit: [1] DW Design & Print (2019) 1999 [Internet] Available from: https://www.dwdesignandprint.co.uk/images/2019/10/24/1999.jpg [Accessed 4 September 2020]

Women’s Rugby

Women’s Rugby

6 Nations; IRFU; Leinster Rugby

Women’s 6 Nations Rugby Championship

Women’s 6 Nations Rugby Championship 2017-2020

Womens 6 Nations Rugby Championship 2007-2016

Guinness 6 Nations Rugby Women (Seasons): 2020

IRFU Women’s All-Ireland League (Seasons): 2017-18

Leinster Rugby Women’s Leagues

Leinster Rugby | Women’s Division 1 2012-2018

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Leinster Rugby

Leinster Rugby

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Leinster Senior League

Leinster Rugby

Leinster Senior League (Seasons): 1990-91

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Leinster Junior Club

Leinster Rugby

Leinster Junior 1 Club (Seasons): 1990-91

Leinster Junior 2 Club (Seasons): 1990-91

Leinster Junior 3 Club (Seasons): 1990-91

Leinster Junior 4 Club (Seasons): 1990-91

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Leinster Junior League

Leinster Rugby

Leinster Junior 1 League (Seasons): 1990-91

Leinster Junior 2 League (Seasons): 1990-91

Leinster Junior 3 League (Seasons): 1990-91

Leinster Junior 4 League (Seasons): 1990-91

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Leinster Junior Leagues (Provincial)

Leinster Rugby

Leinster Midlands League (Seasons): 1990-91

Leinster Junior 2 Midlands League (Seasons): 1990-91

Leinster Junior 2 Southeast League (Seasons): 1990-91

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Connacht Rugby

Connacht Senior League

Connacht Senior League

Connacht Senior League (Seasons): 1990-91

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Rugby Sevens

IRFU Rugby Sevens

IRFU Rugby Sevens

Irish Rugby Football Union | Rugby Sevens Festival 2017

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Tag Rugby

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Munster Tag Rugby

IRFU Tag Rugby

Ballincollig RFC

Ballincollig RFC Tuesday  (Seasons): 2008-09 2011-12 2012-13 2015-16 2017-18

Ballincollig RFC Wednesday  (Seasons): 2017-18

Ballincollig RFC Thursday  (Seasons): 2015-16

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Touch Rugby

IRFU Touch Association

IRFU Ireland Touch Association (Seasons): 2016

Picture Credit: [3] MVP Sports Branding (2012) ITA Logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.mvpsportsbranding.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/ITA-large.jpg [Accessed 15 November 2016]

Hockey

Hockey has been played in Ireland in various forms for hundreds of years, and possibly had the same origins as Hurling. Until recently there were Men’s and Women’s Leagues in each of the four Provinces and the South East with an All-Ireland Playoff at the end of the season. There has been an Irish League since 2015 with Promotion/Relegation to the Provincial Leagues.

Below you will find links to the Results and Tables of various competitions in Ireland:

Hockey Ireland

Irish Hockey League

Irish Hockey League Men (Decade / Era Overviews)

Irish Hockey League | Men’s 2009-2015

Hockey Ireland | EY Hockey League Men 2015-2018

Irish Hockey League Women (Decade / Era Overviews):

Women’s Irish Hockey League Roll of Honour 2009-Present

Hockey Ireland | Irish Hockey League Women 2009-2015

Hockey Ireland | EY Hockey League Women 2015-2018

EY Hockey League Men (Results): 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20

EY Hockey League Women (Results): 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20

EY Hockey League 2 Men (Results): 2018-19 2019-20

EY Hockey League 2 Women (Results): 2018-19 2019-20

Irish Senior Cup Men (Results): 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15

Irish Senior Cup Women’s (Results): 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15

Picture Credit: [3] UCD Ladies Hockey Club Facebook (2018) Photo, May 2, 2018 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/ucdladieshockey/photos/10155556211875208 [Accessed 21 January 2021]

Federation of International Hockey

FIH World Cup; International series

FIH World Cup:

Federation of International Hockey | World Cup Men 1978-2018

FIH International Friendly Series v Spain Women (Years): 2021 2019 2018

Ireland International Teams Overviews & [Season Rosters & Match Reports]

Ireland Women’s International Team Friendly Series Great Britain 2021 ][ Spain 2018 ]

Picture Credit: [3] Hockey Ireland (2020) fb275f023e8ae619551ae51af2237f7c81d7a9e0 [Internet] Available from: http://sportlomo-userupload.s3.amazonaws.com/uploaded/galleries/8089_uploaded/fb275f023e8ae619551ae51af2237f7c81d7a9e0.png [Accessed 3 August 2020]

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Leinster Hockey

Leinster Hockey

Leinster Hockey | Ladies Division 1:

Leinster Hockey | Ladies Division 1 2012-2015

Leinster Hockey | Ladies Division 1 2015-2018

Leinster Hockey | Mens Division 1:

Leinster Senior League Men Division 1 (Hockey) 1990-2000

Leinster Hockey | Men’s Division 1 2012-2015

Leinster Hockey | Men’s Division 1 2015-2018

Leinster Hockey | Ladies Division 1 (Seasons): 2019-20

Leinster Hockey | Men’s Division 1 (Seasons): 2019-20

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Cricket

Cricket, the quintessential English game has been played in Ireland for centuries, and is in the second rank of team sports in Ireland in terms of player number along with Basketball and Hockey.

There is currently 4 Provincial Leagues: Northern, North West, Leinster and Munster, with Connacht in a development phase.

Three of these provinces play in the Interprovincial Series (Leinster, North West and Northern).

There are both Open and Women’s in the three main Provinces and an Ireland International team at Men’s, Women’s, and various Junior categories.

Below you will find links to the Results and Tables of various competitions:

Cricket Ireland

Cricket Ireland All-Ireland T20 Cup

CI Clear Currency All-Ireland T20 Cup (Seasons): 2020

Picture Credit: [3] Cricket Ireland (2020) YMCA_Cup_Winners_2020-340×235 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 22 September 2020]

International Cricket Council

ICC Inter-Continental Cup

International Cricket Council Inter-Continental Cup 2006-2017

*Ireland Internationals: All-Time Results Index 1846-Present (Cricket Ireland): https://cricketarchive.com/CricketIreland/Seasons/

*This is the Cricket Ireland complete statistical history of Ireland Internationals 1846 to Present.

Picture Credit: [2] Tobasgo (2017) ICC Inter-Contintental Cup Logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.tobasgo.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/portfolio-main-1099×747-2015-icc-inter-logo1.jpg [Accessed 8 November 2017]

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Cricket Leinster

Cricket Leinster Open Division

Cricket Leinster | Open Division 1 2010-2017

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Volleyball

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).

Volleyball Ireland

Volleyball Ireland is the National Governing Body for Volleyball in the Republic of Ireland. It was founded as the Volleyball Association of Ireland in the 1960s and renamed Volleyball Ireland in 2017.

It oversees the running of the Volleyball Ireland National Leagues as well as Schools Competitions and entering Ireland teams in International Competition.

There are three regional associations which make up a constituent part of Volleyball Ireland: Volleyball East Region, Volleyball South Region & Volleyball West Region.

Below you will find links to various competitions in Ireland:

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Volleyball National Leagues Women

Volleyball Ireland National Leagues Women#

Volleyball Ireland National Leagues Level 1 Women

Volleyball Ireland Premier Women 2017-Present

Volleyball Association of Ireland | Premier Women 2010-2017

Volleyball association of Ireland | National League | Premier-32 Women 2000-2010

VI National League Premier Women:  

2019-20 2018-19 2017-18

VAI National League Premier Women:

2016-17

VAI National League Premier-32 Women:

2003-04 2002-03 2001-02 2000-01

VAI National Volleyball League Ladies Division 1:

1991-92

Volleyball Ireland National Leagues Level 2 Women

Volleyball Ireland Division 1 Women 2017-Present

Volleyball Association of Ireland | Division 1 Women 2010-2017

Volleyball Association of Ireland | Division 1 Women 2003-2010

VI Division 1 Women (Seasons):

2018-19 2017-18

VAI National League Division 1 Women (Seasons):

2016-17

Volleyball Ireland National Leagues Level 3 Women

Volleyball Ireland Division 2 Women 2017-Present

Volleyball Association of Ireland | Division 2 Women 2010-2017

Volleyball Association of Ireland | Division 2 Women 2003-2010

VI Division 2 Women (Seasons):  

2018-19 2017-18

VAI National League Division 2 Women (Seasons):

2016-17

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Volleyball National Leagues Men

Volleyball Ireland National Leagues Men

Volleyball Ireland National Leagues Level 1 Men

Volleyball Ireland Premier Men 2017-Present

Volleyball Association of Ireland | Premier Men 2010-2017

Volleyball Association of Ireland | National League | Premier-32 Men 2000-2010

VI National League Premier Men:

2018-19 2017-18 

VAI National League Premier Men:

2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2010-11 

VAI National League Premier-32 Men:

2005-06 2003-04 2002-03 2000-01

VAI National Volleyball League Division 1 Men:

1991-92

Volleyball Ireland National Leagues Level 2 Men

Volleyball Ireland Division 1 Men 2017-Present

Volleyball Association of Ireland | Division 1 Men 2010-2017

Volleyball Association of Ireland | Division 1 Men 2003-2010

VI Division 1 Men (Seasons):  

2018-19 2017-18

VAI National League Division 1 Men (seasons):

2016-17

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Volleyball National Cups

Volleyball Ireland National Cups; VAI National Volleyball Championships

VI Association Cup Men (Level 1) (Seasons):

2017-18 2016-17 

VI Association Cup Women (Level 1) (Seasons):  

2017-18 2016-17

VI Association Shield Men (Level 2) (Seasons):

2017-18 2016-17 

VI Association Shield Women (Level 2) (Seasons):  

2017-18 2016-17

VI All-Ireland Mixed Tournament (Seasons):

2017

VAI Men’s National Volleyball Championships (Seasons):

1971

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Northern Ireland Volleyball

Northern Ireland Volleyball

Northern Ireland Volleyball Association Men’s Division 1 League 2000-2010

NIV Men’s Premier League (Seasons): 2019-20 2016-17

NIV Women’s League (Seasons): 2019-20  2016-17

NIV Men’s Division 1 League (Seasons): 2019-20

NIV Women’s Division 1 League (Seasons): 2019-20

NIV Men’s League Cup (Seasons):2016-17

NIV Women’s League Cup (Seasons): 2016-17

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International Volleyball

Celtic Nations Volleyball

Volleyball Ireland and Northern Ireland Volleyball have been running a series of St. Patrick’s Day International series since at least 1990. Matches have involved both Irish National teams, and on some occasions Scotland in both Men, Women, Senior & Junior Categories. In addition a yearly set of Internationals have been played on a Home & Away basis with Scotland & Wales.

Ireland has entered the European Championships as well as playing International Series against both Club sides and other International teams.

European International Series

European International Series (Seasons): 2001-02

Celtic Nations Volleyball

Celtic Nations Women (Seasons): 2020 2017

Celtic Nations Men (Seasons):2020  2017 2011

International Series Celtic Nations Men & Women (Seasons):    

2003-04 2002-03 1999-2000 1995-96 1994-95

St. Patrick’s Day Internationals Men & Women (Seasons):

1993 1992 1991 1990 

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Volleyball Ireland Regional Spikeball

East Region; West Region; South Region

Spikeball is a reduced numbers version of Volleyball, and is played in both schools and in Recreational Provincial Leagues in Ireland.

Volleyball Ireland East Region

VI East Region Mixed League (Seasons): 2016

Volleyball Ireland South Region

Volleyball Association of Ireland | South Region | Men’s League 2015-2017

Volleyball Association of Ireland | South Region | Women’s League 2015-2017

VI South Region Mixed Cup (Seasons): 2016

VI South Region Men’s League (Seasons): 2017

VI South Region Women’s League (Seasons): 2017

Volleyball Ireland West Region

Volleyball Ireland | West Region | Mixed League 2016-2018

VI West Region Mixed League (Seasons): 2016-17 2017-18

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Schools & Colleges Volleyball

Student Sport Ireland; Volleyball Ireland Schools.

Volleyball is played in Irish IT’s and Universities as well as in Secondary Schools. Spikeball (Reduced Numbers Volleyball) is played in Secondary Schools, at the younger age categories.

Student Sport Ireland

Student Sport Ireland | Men’s Volleyball League 2013-2018

Student Sport Ireland | Women’s Volleyball League 2013-2018

SSI Volleyball Men’s League (Seasons): 2016-17

Volleyball Ireland Schools

Volleyball Association of Ireland | Schools Senior A Boys Finals 1987-2018

Volleyball Ireland | Schools Senior A Girls 1966-2018

Co. Louth Vocational Schools Volleyball League (Seasons):

1969-70

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Beach Volleyball Ireland

Beach Volleyball Ireland

Beach Volleyball is one of the more recognizable versions of Volleyball, played in pairs, either Men’s, Women’s or Mixed.

There is a small National Tour in Ireland.

Beach Volleyball Ireland:

Beach Volleyball Ireland | National Tour 2018

Beach Volleyball Winter League (Seasons): 2019-20

Picture Credit:

[3] Northern Ireland Volleyball Facebook (2020) Post,October 13, 2019 “

– with Jonathan Workman and Lilian Lieber.

” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10157177484053787&set=pcb.441094579871038 [Accessed 18 February 2021]

Olympic Handball

Olympic  Handball is a team sport played on the same court as a Futsal court.

It is like a cross between Basketball, Water Polo and Indoor Soccer, where the goal is to throw the ball into a goal at the other teams end of the court. It is played with the hands rather than feet and running with the ball is not allowed. The players must pass the ball into a semi-circle surrounding the opposing teams goal where they can shoot.

The Irish  Olympic Handball Association runs Senior Men’s and Ladies Leagues as well as Schools competitions.

Below you will find links to the Results and Tables of various competitions:

European Handball Federation

EHF Irish Invitational; EHF Men’s Challenge Trophy;

EHF Irish International Invitational (Tournaments): 1995

European Handball Federation (Final Standings Overviews):

European Handball Federation | Men’s Challenge Trophy | Final Standings 1999-2012

EHF Men’s Challenge Trophy (Tournaments): 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2012

Picture Credit: [18] Irish Olympic Handball Association Facebook Page (2017) Facebook Photo 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/IrelandHandball/photos/a.130457087021594.25309.130456927021610/704450462955584/?type=1&theater [Accessed 18 February 2017]

Irish Olympic Handball Association

IOHA Senior Men’s League; IOHA Senior Womens League

IOHA Senior Leagues (Decade / Era Overviews):

Irish Olympic Handball Association | Senior Men’s League 2001-2006

Irish Olympic Handball Association | Senior Men’s League 2011-2019

Irish Olympic Handball Association | Senior Ladies League 2014-2019

IOHA Senior Men’s League (Seasons): 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04

IOHA Senior Men’s League (Seasons): 2011-12 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19

IOHA Senior Men League (Seasons): 2019-20

IOHA Senior Ladies League (Seasons): 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18

IOHA Senior Women League (Seasons): 2019-20

Picture Credit: [18] Irish Olympic Handball Association Facebook Page (2017) Facebook Photo 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/IrelandHandball/photos/a.130457087021594.25309.130456927021610/704450462955584/?type=1&theater [Accessed 18 February 2017]

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World Football Codes

Football Codes from the Rest of the World.

China : Cuju Cuju (Chinese Football Code) 770 BC – Present

Australian Aboriginal: Marn Grook Marn Grook (Australian Aboriginal Football)

Calcio Fiorentino

Calcio Fiorentino

A Medieval Football game, first organised in Renaissance Florence, Tuscany, Italy, that was first played by workers between breaks in work, and then organised matches beginning in 1530.

The earliest orgainsed Football matches anywhere in the world, as far as Eirball has discovered, although earlier reports in Ancient Europe, Greece, Rome, Italy and China mention similar games, though of what nature is hard to discern – they may just have been children’s catching games. [See articles on Medieval Football at: Medieval Celtic Sports for more information and references on this]

Calcio Storico Fiorentino

Calcio Storico Fiorentino Finals 1952-Present

Calcio Storico Fiorentino (Seasons): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

Calcio Storico Fiorentino August Festival (Seasons): 2012

Picture Credit: [6] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) cover-1_0 [Internet] Available from:http://calciostoricofiorentino.it/sites/default/files/cover-1_0.jpg [Accessed 1 December 2020]

Mesoamerican Ulama Pok-ta-Pok

Ulama (Pok-ta-Pok)

Ulama is the ancient sport of the Native Aztec (Mexica) and Maya of Central America (Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras). It is played with the hips, with two teams trying to propel the ball past the opposing team and has been played since 1400 BC. It is known as “Pok Ta Pok” to the Maya and “Ulama” to the Mexica.

The Juego de Pelota Mesoamerican Ulamaztli Championship is an Annual Regional Competition in Teotihuacan, Mexico City, the seat of the ancient religious / ritual centre, and where the most impressive ancient Ball Court is to be seen.

The Ulama Mesoamerican Ball Game Tournament is the Annual World Cup basically, bringing together teams from Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras.

Ulama Mesoamerican Ball Game Tournament (Ulama World Cup)

Ulama Mesoamerican Ball Game Tournament 2017-2018

Juego de Pelota Mesoamerican Ulamaztli Championship (Teotihuacan, Mexico)

Juego de Pelota Championship (seasons): 2017

Picture Credit: [1] Amber Griscaye (2017) Mexico v Belize in re-creation of the Maya Ball Game Ulama [Internet] Available from:https://ambergriscaye.com/photogallery/art/belize-maya-team-win-ball-game.jpg [Accessed 28 June 2019]

Medieval European Football

Jeux et Tradi Normandie; Lelo Burti (Georgia)

Jeux et Tradi Normandie

The Traditional Sports and Games of Normandy (North France) were first described in the 12th Century A.D. Choule is a Team Sport involving a curved stick and a leather ball.

FJSTNV Choule Crosse Normande (Seasons): 2019

Lelo Burti

Lelo Burti is the traditional Georgian form of Rugby.

Georgia: Lelo Burti SLF Samegrelo Region Championship (seasons): 2016

Picture Credit: [4] Lelo Burti (2014) 2016_XOBI_03 [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20160923011034im_/http://lelo.comyr.com/images/2016_XOBI_03.jpg  [Accessed 24 August 2020]

World Basketball Codes

Korfball is a Dutch variation on Basketball; Ringball a South African one and Cestoball an Argentinian variant on the game.

Korfball

Korfball (Dutch Basketball)

Korfball is the Dutch variant of Basketball or Netball and has been played in Netherlands and Belgium since the early 20th Century.

It has been played in Ireland since around 2009 when the Ireland Korfball International team first entered the IKF European Championships.

While there is no league in Ireland as yet, the International team enters Tournaments in the United Kingdom, Belgium and Netherlands.

In keeping with the Dutch ‘Total Football’ Tradition the Attackers and Defenders swap positions after two scores by either team, making an All-Rounders game.

Below you will find links to various competitions in which Ireland entered.

International Korfball Federation (Overviews):

International Korfball Federation Logo [Ref: 3]

International Korfball Federation | European Korfball Championship 2010-2018

International Korfball Federation | European Korfball Championship | Round 1 2016-2017

International Korfball Federation | World Korfball Championship (Finals):

2019

International Korfball Federation | European Championships (Finals):

2010 2014

International Korfball Federation | European Championships Round 1 (Qualifying):

2016 2017

Korfball Tournaments:

British Student Korfball Association | 1st International Invitational Trophy 2017

Korfball Teams:

IKF | European Korfball Championships | Ireland’s Record 2009-2016

Picture Credit: [2] Ireland Korfball Association (2020) EKC 2010 Team Photo [Internet] Available from: http://irelandkorfball.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/5129898826_36cc56f56a_b-768×512.jpg [Accessed 26 March 2020]

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World Basketball

Ringball (South Africa); Cestoball (Argentina)

Ringball (South Africa)

Ringball is a South African version of Basketball. It is not currently played in Ireland.

African Leagues:

Women’s Ringball (South Africa) 2019-Present

Men’s Ringball (South Africa) 2019-Present

Cestoball (South Africa)

Cestoball is an Argentinian version of Basketball. It is not currently played in Ireland.

South America:

Cestoball (Argentina) 2014-2015

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Bandy (Russia)

Bandy is one of Russia’s National Sports, where it is known as Hockey with a Ball as opposed to Hockey with a Puck (Ice Hockey).

It is played on Ice with a ball rather than a puck.

Versions of the sport include Innebandy (also known as Floorball in Europe or Ball Hockey in North America) where runners are used on a hard floor rather than blades or roller skates. (see https://eirball.ie/roller-hockey/ for more details on Floor Hockey and Ball Hockey – Floorball results also available at: https://eirball.ie/floorball/ and Ball Hockey Results also available at: https://eirball.ie/ball-hockey/ )

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Russian Bandy (Major League)

Russian Bandy Super League

Russian Bandy Super League

Bandy Super League (Russia) 2018-19

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Roller Hockey

Roller Hockey is the National sport of Portugal. Played on skates with four wheels – one at each corner (quads) rather than Inline – and with a ball rather than puck. It has an over 100-year history in Ireland, and is sometimes also known as Rink Hockey.

Dublin Vikings IHRA Senior Spring League Champions 2017

Irish Rink / Roller Hockey Associations

IRHA

Irish Rink Hockey Association Senior Spring League (Seasons): 2017

Irish Roller Hockey Association Roller Hockey League (Seasons): 1995

[11] Irish Rink Hockey Association Facebook (2017) Post: March 1, 2017:”Dublin Vikings” [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/17015984_1254728087943548_8438206201520793448_o.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_sid=110474&_nc_ohc=t0WzSEGVuA4AX-WXW3K&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=57ea91b48453121fd8466b8abff52c6f&oe=5ECD8F6E [Accessed 26 April 2020]

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Roller / Rink Hockey County Leagues

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County Roller Hockey Leagues (Decade / Era Finals):

Waterford Roller Hockey League | Olympia Cup Finals 1949-1950

Dublin Roller Hockey League | Butlins Challenge Cup: 1950

Dublin Roller Hockey League | Classic Shield (League): 1950

Drimnagh Civic Week Roller Hockey Matches: 1949

Limerick Senior Roller Hockey League: 1941

Inter-County Roller Hockey Challenge Matches: 1939

Leinster Rink Hockey League: 1910

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Portugal Roller Hockey

Portuguese Roller Hockey League

Roller Hockey is the National Sport of Portugal, and the Portuguse Roller Hockey League is the Major League of Roller Hockey in the World.

Portuguese Roller Hockey League 2015-Present

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Floorball

Floorball is a version of Ice Hockey played on a hard floor with a ball rather than a puck, and without skates. It has been included in the Special Olympics World winter Games since the early 21st Century. Below you will find the results & tables of various competitions:

Special Olympics World Winter Games Austria 2017

Special Olympics World Winter Games Floorball

Special Olympics World Winter Games Floorball

Special Olympics World Winter Games:

Special Olympics World Winter Games | Floorball Austria 2017

Picture Credit: [1] Special Olympic World Winter Games Austria 2017 Austria 2017 Logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.specialolympicsga.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/2017WorldGamesAustrialogo.jpg [Accessed 30 November 2017]

Canadian Ringette

Also included here are the sports Native to Canada which aren’t Major League sports, such as Ringette (a version of Ice Hockey where no contact is allowed, that is played with a straight stick and ring rather than curved stick and puck)

Ringette

Canadian Ringette

Canadian Rigette:

Ringette Nova Scotia Women’s Recreational League 2015-2020

Picture Credit: [7] Ringette Nova Scotia Facebook Page (2020) Profile Picture, February 19, 2018 [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/28059421_1674255529280459_7621127568310179938_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_sid=85a577&_nc_ohc=NPa-N7LiWuQAX-eyg7m&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=587f9b2651c565d7a741ea34eb019962&oe=5EA72182 [Accessed 30 March 2020]

Pesapallo

Pesapallo is the Finnish version of Baseball and is their National Sport.

It has an unusual form of pitching and players run zig-zags through bases.

There is a game played on their National Holiday every year at the Finnish Embassy in Ireland.

Here is a Video of the sport from the New York Times, as shared by the Irish-Finnish Society on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/IrishFinnishSociety/posts/1326676680678956 [Accessed 27 June 2019]

Pessapallo (Finland)

Pessapallo (Finland); Brannboll (Denmark)

Finnish Pesapallo Super Series:

Pesapallo (Finland) Men’s 2019

Irish Pesapallo Matches

Pesapallo on Independence Day at the Finnish Embassy in Ireland 6 December

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World Team Sports

Polo (Iran); Kabaddi (India); Sepak Takraw (Malaysia & Thailand); and Stickball (Oklahoma Native American) are some of the Other World Sports which are played in Ireland or which Irish people have played abroad.

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Polo (Iranian)

Ireland Polo

Ireland Polo

Federation of International Polo European Championships (Editions): 2016

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Kabaddi (Indian)

Trinity Indian Society; Pro Kabaddi

Irish Kabaddi Matches

Kabaddi Trinity Indian Society 2013

Pro Kabaddi:

Pro Kabaddi (India) 2013-Present

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Sepak Takraw (Malaysia-Thailand)

UCD Sepak Takraw; Sepak Takraw League (Malaysia)

Irish Sepak Takraw Clubs

UCD Sepak Takraw Club 2014-Present

Sepak Takraw League

Sepak Takraw League (Malaysia) 2015-2016

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Stickball (Oklahoma Native American)

Oklahoma Stickball

Choctaw Stickball: An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar Playing Stickball in Choctaw Nation 2018

World Racquet Sports

Tamburello (Italy)

Palla Tamburello

Palla Tamburello /Jeu de Tambourine

Federazione Italiana Palla Tamburello Women’s Serie A Super Cup Roll of Honour 2005-Present

Federazione Italiana Palla Tamburello Men’s Serie A Super Cup Roll of Honour 2007-Present

Federazione Italiana Palla Tamburello – Open Serie A Men & Women (Seasons): 2019

Picture Credit: [4] Federazione Italiana de Palla Tamburello (2020) 71041098_2451367505120731_8326987653232721920_o [Internet] Available from: http://www.federtamburello.it/images/News_2019/Calendario_Open_2019_femminiliAeB/71041098_2451367505120731_8326987653232721920_o.jpg [Accessed 10 November 2020]

Road Tennis

Professional Road Tennis Association

Road Tennis is the traditional sport of Barbados, and is played, like tennis, with a racquet on a court, except in Barbados, the court is the road and the racquet is wooden. the net is also wooden, and 8 inches high. The ball is bald.

Professional Road Tennis Association (Seasons): 2018

Picture Credit: [6] Professional Road Tennis Association Facebook (2013) Photo, July 20, 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/67299405_2448575031890094_7826998067785105408_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_sid=a26aad&_nc_ohc=HvOYMnJZr6AAX-pqdPZ&_nc_oc=AQkEzEfKw-o9IDFK4cDUbdbC0x6ChpKjFJDhhS-oWw7Sb2ao6SfqBK4Xaev7K08XTWDdT4XF74vpjeXIhzTIaynY&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=114dade324f224e9680df28292edad38&oe=5F90BBDB [Accessed 23 September 2020]