Ancient Netball

Netball Ireland

Featured Image Credit: Ancient Netball by Steven Howe is licensed under CC-BY-SA 2.0

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 All-Sports Archives

Netball Ireland Women’s Leagues

Netball court, King's High, Warwick

Netball Ireland

Netball Ireland Leagues:

NI Women’s Senior League Division 1

Champions: TBC

NI Winter League Division 1:

Netball Ireland Winter League Division 1 2009-2019

2019-20 2017-18 2016-17

NI Winter League Division 2:

Netball Ireland Winter League Division 2 2009-2017

2019-20 2017-18 2016-17

NI Summer League (Seasons):

2020 2017 2016

Netball court, King’s High, Warwick by Robin Stott is licensed under CC-BY-SA 2.0

Netball Ireland Teams