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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 Eirball.world Archive is part of the Eirball.ie – Irish, North American and World Sports Archives
 Netball Ireland (2017) Netball Ireland Logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.netballireland.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/logo.png [Accessed 30 November 2017]
Netball Ireland Leagues:
NI Winter League Division 1 (Seasons):
NI Winter League Division 2 (Seasons):
NI Summer League (Seasons):
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International Federation of Netball Associations
World Netball Championship (Overviews):
NE World Cup Regional Qualifiers (Tournaments):
NE Open Championship (Tournaments):
NE Open Challenge (Tournaments):
NE U21 Championship (Tournaments): 2018
NE U17 Championship (Tournaments): 2019
NE U17 Challenge (Tournaments): 2019
Commonwealth Games Netball (Tournaments):
Gold Coast 2018 (Pending Review)
Five Nations Netball
5NN Senior Internationals (Seasons): 1992
5NN U21 Tournament (Seasons): 1992
5NN U18 Internationals (Seasons): 1992
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Dublin 6-a-side Mixed Netball
Dublin Indoor Sports
DIS 6-a-side Mixed Netball (Overviews):
DIS 6-a-side Mixed Netball Monday (Seasons): Season 1 2017
Netball Dublin 6-a-side Mixed Netball (Overviews)
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.
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Korfball (Dutch Basketball)
International Korfball Federation (Overviews):
International Korfball Federation Logo [Ref: 3]
International Korfball Federation World Korfball Championship (Finals):
International Korfball Federation European Championships (Finals):
International Korfball Federation European Championships Round 1 (Qualifying):
British Student Korfball Association International Invitaitional Trophy
African Sports include Ringball, a South African version of Basketball.
Chandimu is an African Street Football sport.
Ringball (South Africa)
South African Ringball
SAR Super 10s Dames (Seasons): 2019
Cestoball is a version of Basketball Native to Argentina. The Liga Nacional A is the Top Men’s Division in the country.
 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]