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This is the Eirball.fun Archive of Irish Volleyball. It is an Ongoing Project and is part of the Eirball.ie – Irish, North American and World Sports Archives

Volleyball Ireland is the National Governing Body of Volleyball in Ireland.

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 Premier Women

Volleyball Ireland Premier Women Final Standings

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 Schedules:

 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 (Pending Review)

VAI National Volleyball League Ladies Division 1:

1991-92

Volleyball Ireland Division 1 Women

Volleyball Ireland Division 1 Women Final Standing

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 Division 2 Women

Volleyball Ireland Division 2 Women Final Standings

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 Premier Men

Volleyball Ireland Premier Men Final Standings

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 (Schedules):

2018-19 2017-18

VAI National League Premier Men:

2016-17 2015-16 (pending Review) 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 Division 1 Men

Volleyball Ireland Division 1 Men Final Standings

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

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 Women’s Leagues and Cups

NIV Women’s League (Seasons):

2019-20 2016-17

NIV Women’s Division 1 League (Seasons):

2019-20

NIV Women’s League Cup (Seasons):

2016-17

Northern Ireland Volleyball Men’s Leagues and Cups

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

NIV Men’s Premier League (Seasons):

2019-20 (Pending Review) 2016-17

NIV Men’s Division 1 League (Seasons):

2019-20

NIV Men’s League Cup (Seasons):

2016-17

Northern Ireland Volleyball Belfast U21 Street Volleyball

NIV Belfast U21 Street Volleyball Men’s (Results):

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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.

Irish International Volleyball – Women

Celtic Nations Volleyball

Celtic Nations Women (Seasons):

2020 2017

Irish International Volleyball – Men

European International Series

European International Series (Seasons):

2001-02

Celtic Nations Men (Seasons):

2020 2017 2011

Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland

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 (Pending Review)

Volleyball Ireland South Region

Volleyball Association of Ireland South Region Standings

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

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

VI South Region Women’s League (Seasons):

2017

VI South Region Men’s League (Seasons):

2017

VI South Region Mixed Cup (Schedules):

2016

Volleyball Ireland West Region

Volleyball Ireland West Region Final Standings

Volleyball Ireland West Region Mixed League 2016-2018

VI West Region Mixed League (Seasons):

2017-18 2016-17

Donegal Volleyball Association

Donegal Volleyball League (Results):

Donegal Volleyball League Ladies (Results)

Waterford Volleyball Street League (Urban)

Wateford Volleyball Street League Ladies (Results)

Waterford Volleyball Street League Men’s (Results)

Waterford County Volleyball Championships

Waterford County Volleyball Championships Ladies (Results)

Waterford County Volleyball Championships Men (Results)

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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 Women’s Volleyball

Student Sport Ireland Volleyball League Final Standings

Student Sport Ireland Women’s Volleyball League 2013-2018

SSI Volleyball Women’s Tier 1 Cup (Schedule):

2019-20

SSI Volleyball Women’s Tier 2 Cup (Schedule):

2019-20

Student Sport Ireland Men’s Volleyball

Student Sport Ireland Men’s Volleyball League Final Standings

Student Sport Ireland Men’s Volleyball League 2013-2018

SSI Volleyball Men’s League (Schedule):

2016-17

SSI Volleyball Men’s Tier 1 Cup (Schedule):

2019-20

SSI Volleyball Men’s Tier 2 Cup (Schedule):

2019-20

Volleyball Ireland Schools

Volleyball Ireland Schools Senior A Girls 1966-2018

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

Co. Louth Vocational Schools Volleyball League (Seasons):

1969-70

Picture Credit: Portrush / Northern Ireland – 27/05/14 A Beach Volleyball competition held at Portrush strand. By Colin Majury / shutterstock.com [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/portrush-northern-ireland-270514-beach-volleyball-1148526332 [Accessed 2 June 2021]

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:

BVI Winter League (Schedule) :

2019-20

BVI National Tour (Event Champions):

2018

Volleyball Teams

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Volleyball Teams

Volleyball Team Rosters and Results organized by Country and season

Co. Waterford Volleyball Teams

Kinsalebeg Ladies Volleyball Team

Clashmore Ladies Volleyball Team

Touraneena Men’s Volleyball Team