Netball Ireland

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.

The Archive is part of the – Irish, North American and World Sports Archives

Netball Ireland Logo

[1] Netball Ireland (2017) Netball Ireland Logo [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 30 November 2017]

Netball Ireland

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

St. Mary’s Belfast – Student Sport Ireland Netball Champions 2018-19

Picture Credit: [3] Student Sport Ireland (2019) Queen’s University Belfast Student Sport Ireland Champions 2018-19 [Internet] Available from:×768.jpg [Accessed 26 January 2020]

Student Sport Ireland

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): 


Featured Image

[2] Student Sport Ireland (2019) Queen’s University Belfast Student Sport Ireland Champions 2018-19 [Internet] Available from:×768.jpg [Accessed 26 January 2020]